From: Show of Hands [elistadmin_at_showofhands_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 15 September 2006 23:43
Subject: Show of Hands Autumn Newsletter
Please note that the Autumn newsletter is also available as a download on the website
It's been a great year for us so far!
We've been delighted with the reaction to 'Witness'. This was, for us, an ambitious recording project and the feedback from reviewers and listeners has been overwhelmingly positive. Plans are afoot for a single release of the song 'Roots' and a promo video of the track is being prepared.
Although it has been a relatively quiet UK festival season for us, one highlight was our visit to Canada. The reaction of the audiences in Canmore, Vermillion and Edmonton was fantastic and the general welcome we received memorable. We made many new friends there and shared the stage with some first class musicians, including The Duhks, Gary Fjellgaard, Madagascar Slim, Bob Brozman, Eileen Ivers - we even got to sing 'Wild Thing' with the writer, Chip Taylor, at one workshop session!
We look forward to returning soon.
As the summer gradually fades away we're gearing ourselves up for an exceptionally busy few months. Many of you will have heard by now that our special guest on this Autumn's tour will be Martyn Joseph. A major concert artist in his own right, Martyn has become a close friend over the last few years and those of you unfamiliar with his powerful and passionate songs are in for a real treat.
Tickets are selling extraordinarily well for next year's third Royal Albert Hall show and we will be following the concert with solo projects in April and May. Steve will be recording a new solo album and then touring with young Devonian songwriter Jenna, and Phil will feature Jackie Oates and Isambarde on his extensive spring outing. Miranda will also be playing most of Phil's shows.
Kevin Henderson who has expertly run the on the road 'shop' so successfully for the last two years has moved on to pastures new. Likewise, Mick Dolan our sound engineer for the last five years has become increasingly immersed in recording projects and won't be with us on the road this year. We thank them both and wish them luck and success.
See you in the Autumn
Steve & Phil
Wed 20 to Mon 2 Oct
Wed 20 Club Heiligenhaus, 42579 Heiligenhaus b. Velbert +49 (0) 2056 6483 Thu 21 Harmonie, 53121 Bonn +49 228 614042 Sat 23 Ansbach Kammerspiele, 91522 Ansbach +49 (0) 981 13756
Sun 24 Alte Druckerei, 58507 Lüdenscheid +49 (0) 2351 981737
Mon 25 Theater Laboratorium, 26121 Oldenburg +49 (0) 441 16464
Wed 27 Kultur in der Petrus Kirche, 12209 Berlin +49 (0) 30 77328452
Thu 29 Alte Stadthalle, 49328 Melle +49 (0) 5427 955113 Sat 30 Gasthaus Linneschmidt, 49179 Venne +49 (0) 5476 911310 Sun 1 Oct Bürgerhaus Schortens, 26419 Schortens +49 4461 80198 Mon 2 Oct Die Seefelder Mühle, 26937 Seefeld +49 (0)4734 1236
With Miranda Sykes & special guest Martyn Joseph (except for Margate, 2nd Nov when the special guest will be Megson)
Wed 18 Cardiff, St David's Hall 029 2087 8444
Thu 19 Pontardawe Arts Centre 01792 863722
Fri 20 Cardigan, Theatr Mwldan 01239 621200
Sat 21 Aberystwyth Arts Centre 01970 623232
Sun 22 Ludlow Assembly Rooms 01584 878141
Wed 25 Salford, The Lowry 0870 787 5780
Thu 26 Lancaster, The Chaplaincy Centre 01524 414043
Fri 27 Sheffield, Memorial Hall 01142 789 789
Sat 28 Leeds, City Varieties 08456 441 881
Sun 29 Worcester, The Swan Theatre 01905 611427
Wed 1 London, The Bloomsbury Theatre 020 7388 8822
Thu 2 Margate, Theatre Royal 01843 293877
Fri 3 Winchester, Theatre Royal 01962 840440
Sat 4 Winchester, Theatre Royal 01962 840440
Tue 7 Cheltenham Town Hall 01242 227979
Wed 8 Maidenhead, Norden Farm 01628 788997
Thu 9 Lowestoft, The Marina Theatre 01502 533200
Fri 10 Comberton, Robert James Hall 01223 264444
Sat 11 Lewes, The Assembly Rooms 01323 841414 (Hailsham Pavilion)
Sun 12 Warwick Arts Centre 024 7652 4524
Wed 15 Bristol, St George's 0845 402 4001
Thu 16 Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall 01902 552121
Fri 17 Southport Arts Centre 01704 540011
Sat 18 Keswick, Theatre by the Lake 01768 774411
Sun 19 Gateshead, The Sage Gateshead 0191 443 4661
Wed 22 Blandford, The Coade Hall 01258 456533
Thu 23 Chichester, Minerva Theatre 01243 781312
Fri 24 Street, Strode Theatre 01458 442846
Sat 25 Exeter, Barnfield Theatre 01392 270891
Sun 26 Totnes, Ariel Centre 01803 863468
Tue 28 High Wycombe, Wycombe Swan Town Hall 01494 512000
Wed 29 Farnham, Maltings 01252 726234
Thu 30 Milton Keynes, The Stables 01908 280800
Fri 1 Monmouth, Savoy Theatre 01600 713701 or 01600 713007
Sat 2 Truro, Hall for Cornwall 01872 262466
Sun 3 Exeter, Phoenix Arts Centre* 01392 667080
* To celebrate the end of the tour, the final night on Sun 3rd will be a stand-up 'club style' concert.
Sunday 8th April 2007
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