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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005


We are starting to take bookings for next year. Once our regular gigs are in there and Bands Holidays and other family commitments are added, there will only be a limited amount of time for Birthday, Wedding and Charity gigs etc.

If you have something in mind for next year, let us know the dates asap. We had to turn some people down this year, we don't like to do this as we appreciate the support we get, so please have a chat with Dave or any member of the band as soon as you can.

PS Next Gig:
The Lion Castleford Sat 29th October
(newly refurbished!!)

Friday, October 14, 2005

More New Arrivals

Great news for Grandad Dave and Grandma Linda!!

Steve (former Erics soundman) and his wife Alison announce the birth of thier son Jacob William.

The new arrival weighed in at 9lb 14 oz (oooouch)

All the Hartleys are doing well.

Dave and Linda are in Spain at the moment so when they see this - CONGRATULATIONS!!

Thursday, October 06, 2005


Well here she is!

Miss Sophie Jasmine Richardson

Born: Thursday 6th October 2005

Time: 1745 gmt

Weight: 7lbs 15oz

She is a little star, both Sophie and Her Mum Ruth are doing well.

For more photos go to my site:

with us being the best band in the world we don't usually lower ourselves to promote lesser musicians work
'We Laughed', a song Billy Bragg wrote with patients facing life-threatening illness, as part of the Rosetta Requiem project, is to be released as a CD and downloadable single.
Billy describes how the songs came about:
"The three songs on this CD are the product of a series of song-writing workshops that I conducted at the Trimar Hospice in Weymouth during February 2005. I was invited to take part in the project by Rosetta Life, a charity dedicated to helping those facing terminal illness to share their experiences through the medium of art, poetry, film or song.
"Every Friday morning for six weeks, I worked with half a dozen women who came to the hospice for palliative care as they fought against the effects of breast cancer."After a couple of weeks of talking about the process of song-writing and a few singalongs, the ‘Friday Girls’ began opening up to the idea of writing a song. Maxine Edgington had the clearest idea of what she wanted to do.
In our first one-on-one session, she pulled a framed picture out of her bag and said ‘Look, I’ve been given six months to live. I don’t want to mess about. I want to write the song of this picture’."When her condition was diagnosed in November 2004, Maxine’s thoughts turned immediately to how she would be remembered, particularly by her fifteen year old daughter, Jessica."Determined that Jess should have positive memories of her after the grieving was over, Maxine commissioned a professional photo shoot which produced beautiful images of mother and daughter smiling together, looking as if they had not a care in the world. This was how she wanted to be remembered.
As Maxine says ‘Cancer is terrible, but at least it gives you the chance to put things right with those you love’."One of these photos, which can be seen on the cover of this CD, was to be the inspiration for Maxine’s song. Over the following weeks, she wrote reams of words, pouring her feelings out onto the page. My job was to take the words that best expressed the sentiments in the photograph and shape them into a song. I provided the melody, but the words are Maxine’s alone. She called the song ‘We Laughed’."In June,
I got together with some local musicians and we recorded this CD. The additional tracks feature lyrics written by two of the ‘Friday Girls’, Lisa Payne and Veronica Barfoot. That there is not a shred of self-pity or morbidity in any of these songs is a testament to the spirit of these three women. I found the experience of collaborating with them to be inspirational."
I first heard this song after an interview with Billy and Maxine on radio 2's Jeremy Vine show and bawled me bloody eyes out ,which was a bit of a bugger as i was at work at the time trying to convince people i had summat in my eye.
and its good (like something kirsty macoll would have done)
Two other songs written with Billy as part of the Rosetta Requiem project will appear on the CD single. They are 'The Light Within' written by Lisa Payne and Billy Bragg, and 'My Guiding Star'written by Veronica Barfoot and Billy Bragg.
"Both Rosetta Life and the Trimar Hospice will benefit from the sales of this CD."
The song will be available on iTunes from Monday, 10 October, and on CD through Cooking Vinyl Records in the UK on 31 October, 2005.
it just shows what a bunch off tossers all the millionares in the charts singing the most miserable songs imaginable are
(who calls their daughter apple for f**ks sake?)
+ anything to keep that frikkin' frog of the charts
we have just recieved news that nick has left
more details on daves site

Monday, October 03, 2005


Just a note to say that if anyone is interested, I have posted a full update on Meg on my blog, a summary of her illness, and what is happening in the future for the cheeky little monkey...

Thanks again for everyone who has supported her both financially and in any other way since she became ill, I really can't express how much we appreciate it, truly.

Cheers m'dears!

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