Top Yorkshire Covers Band - REAL PUB ENTERTAINMENT!!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

-THE BOYS ARE BACK-
.yes we're back in action at
SAT 2nd SEPTEMBER
and its going to rock like a mother f**ker
.
its our first gig after a short break that enabled phil to undergo plastic surgery to help him get the same proud and distinctive features of his alltime mentor/hero
.
sam meanwhile spread his wings with his death/thrash band MOFO on a european tour that took in grimsby AND sheffield
.
plus gave him time to get used to his new amp
.
dave spent his time productivly by getting ready for christmas
.
this involved finding the bloody tree
and hiring a small indusrial unit to start stocking up on beers for the festive season
.
which, in daves case starts on feb 2nd
.
paul on the other hand is still standing in on drums for slipknot and will be flying in (by private jet) from japan for the crimea gig
.
although it is thought to be unlikly that he will use the 65 piece rotating, flying , exploding slipknot kit at the crimea gig and opt for his own five piece instead
.
.
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see you at The Crimea sat 2nd aug

Monday, August 21, 2006

ROCK - YES
.
BIKES - YES
.
SHOW - DEFINITELY
.
SAT 19th AUG SAW US PLAY THE YORKSHIRE ROCK AND BIKE SHOW AT SQUIRES CAFE BAR/PUB SHERBURN
to raise cash for the
.
i could rabbit on for hours about how great the whole event was
with top class tribute bands such as Iron-On Maiden, Feral Circus, MOTORHEADACHE and aynt skynnard putting in top shows
as well as the amazing rockabilly of the cat house creepers, the old skool classic punk of the great spunksters and the execellent, as ever AC/DCness that is riff raff
(cheers for everything H)
.
but you can get a full and unbiased report on the day by steve from Rock of the North by simply following
.
BUT TO SPOIL THE ENDING FOR YOU
.
this is what he had to say about our headlining spot
.
After that spellbinding set (RIFF RAFF) who do you put on next? That's easy, you let The Erics loose with their good fun and great musicianship package. Again the crowd were dancing in front of the stage regardless of the wet car park.They were loving it! The band did their customary high quality and fun set which included Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here and The Wall, then across the Irish Sea to pick up U2's Vertigo, hits from Green Day which had air guitarists playing some huge chords and some ladies with very mobile bosoms causing some sea sickness symptoms! They were loving it. They should do too, The Erics are a great party band with a good craic between them and are polished musicians .Finishing with Swords of a Thousand Men and a second encore of Hippy Hippy Shake, the band brought the festival to a reluctant but mighty close at about 11:50 pm
.
The band were elevated to Gods after this set
.
and the reason is
.
they were brilliant!
.
cheers again to everyone who set the festival up
all the punters who braved the rain
and to the bands for giving their all to this charity event
.
a big cheers also to all the new mates we made
.
the FERAL CIRCUS lot are top lads who can cut quite a groove on the dancefloor when they're pissed enough (sam)
tony of cas who was reliving his childhood with the rock and roll of the cathouse creepers
(we will get the glenn miller experience for him next time)
plus his missis
all our cas lot, including howard and lynnette
ROTN's steve and his better half who looked after linda
roger and his better half from vanishing point
and all the biker lads and lasses who always come up and have a gab
.
i know i've said it before, but it's
FOOOKIN ACE
being in this band
.
.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

OH MY GOD
.
I DON'T BELIEVE IT
.
IVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY BIKES BEFORE
.
this sat 19th aug we will be headlining the
at
.
its a big one this
with 2 to 3 thousand people expected to turn up, get pissed and dance
its an all day event starting early afternoon and carrying on til everyone drops
.
not quite sure what time the first band are on
but we aint on til 10pm'ish
so don't peak to early
.
its a fiver on the gate with all money raised going to the yorkshire air ambulance
.
there is parking in a field opposite the pub
there are also Trade Stalls, Tatooist, Food, DJ's etc
(no food/drink allowed to be brought on site)
.
the line up is/should be
.
AINT SKYNYRD
T BONE SNAKE
IRON-ON-MAIDEN
THE SPUNKSTERS
RIFF RAFF
CAT HOUSE CREEPERS
THE ERICS
.
plus
theres all sorts of bikey type stuff like..
 £500 Prize for Best Bike in Show, Trophies for 10 other Catagories and a British Biker Build Off Exhibition
.
so
sod the lottery
give casualty a miss
cancel the keebab
and get your arses of the sofa
and over to squires
.
click here for a road map
.
.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

WOW
.

thanks to all that came for making it our best gig ever at The New Roscoe on fri night

. the crowd were up for it big time
yelling their bollox off after every song and joining in on every bit of sing along we could throw at them

.
and talk about boogie beasts, my god, it was like strictly cum dancing on speed

.
sometimes, when you've just finished a 12 hour shift and you get home, pack the car and get straight to a pub to set up for the night without a chance to grab anything to eat, or even a chance to sit and chill for ten minutes you can think 'why do we do this?'
.
nights like friday are why we do this
.
F**KIN GREAT
.
nice to see the lads from Styckleback, bad penny and splinter, plus a load of new faces as well as the usual crew of nutters who just keep turning up every time
.
cheers
.
will let you know the total raised for the leeds sea cadets asap
.
.
.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

AT THE LION IN CAS, SUNDAY 13TH

Monday, August 07, 2006

YO HO HO
.

the erics have always had strong ties to the high seas
our very own Sam (master bates) Hirst once went paddling at filey, and Dave (seaman stains) Close has got a very deep bath
but this has got nothing at all to do with the fact that our gig at The New Roscoe leeds this fri 11th aug will be a fundraiser for the

LEEDS SEA CADETS

the real reason is that daves grandson ben has been in the cadets for the last year and is really enjoying it
(but not as much as his mum when he goes out camping all weekend)
.they have a base in stourton leeds where they have their bunkhouses and keep all of their gear, such as canoes and other boaty type stuff
unfortunately some local &%$£*’s thought it would be a good idea to break in and trash everything
.
and that’s where we come in
.
as well as the magnificent erics playing on the night, there will be various raffles (for good stuff like beer and more beer) and any other things we can think up to raise some cash
so get your arses on down to the roscoe for a good old party and help raise some money for a good cause whilst your at it

.
see you at
this friday 11th aug
.
.
OR
.
THE
.
CAT
,
GETS
.
IT!!
.
.
.



Friday, August 04, 2006

MOJO AT DUCK AND DRAKE THIS SUNDAY!

This is Baz looking like a gerbil....


Na then, last minute cancellation has meant we are filling in on Sunday tea time at the Duck and Drake in Leeds city centre on sunday from 5.00 pm ish onwards. Belting atmosphere in here, wanted to get Mojo on for a while (a bit small for the Erics volume, methinks...)

If you fancy a beer or ten on sunday then pop down, can't wait!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

AT THE TUT AND SHIVE, YEADON
THIS SATURDAY
.

ayup

MoJo are playing at the Tut in Yeadon this Saturday the 5th of August

This can be a cracking night, and if you like your music a bit bluesier (is that a real word?), then get yer arses along

It rocks like Val Doonicans chair so give it a try!

.

Val who?

Ask yer dad....

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

SCARY STUFF
. erics megafan and scary uncle bassist cousin pete has been helping swell the erics fanclub membership (with more than a little help from lou) by introducing Robynne Rose Braisby to its ranks
.
born on wed 26th july and weighing in at a healthy 6 stone, 9 pounds
( think i got that one right)
all are doing very well
.
CONGRATS
.
whilst on the subject of all things scary
the band are currently on the lookout for a piano/keyboard player
if you fancy it, or just fancy finding out more about them, check out their site and listen to some of their music
.
the erics have got a few weeks off, but we hope to see you all dancing your arses off down at
fri 11th aug
for our LEEDS SEA CADETS fundraiser
more details to come
.
but if you can't wait that long
sam will be playing
the tut n shive yeadon with
sat 5th aug
.

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