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Synopsis written by Paul 18/04/2005

FIRSTLY AS IS OUR WAY I WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO ALL OF YOU A BIG - THANK-YOU - FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND ENTHUSIASM FROM ALL OF US............. THIS YEAR WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF YOU AT OUR HAND FULL OF SHOWS...
 
 FIRSTLY LONDON-BARNES/' BULLS HEAD' ...VERY GOOD MEMORIES OF THIS PLACE FROM THE LAST SHOW....A GREAT TURN OUT FOR A MONDAY EVENING IN LONDON..THANK-YOU ,WE WERE FLATTERED BY THE ATTENDANCE......
 
 NOTTINGHAM /'THE GOLDEN FLEECE'... WELL AGAIN THIS PLACE WAS RAMMED AND ALTHOUGH WE TOOK A SLIGHTLY MORE LAID BACK APPROACH TO THE GIG THE SPIRIT OF THE AUDIENCE WAS IN IT'S USUAL BLISSFUL STATE ....MANY ,MANY THANKS TO BARRY SPOONER (AND THE GORGEOUS MARGARET)FOR HIS TIME, EFFORT AND PASSION-AND HIS FANTASTIC REVIEW...WHEN IS THE NEXT ONE BARRY??.. ALWAYS A GREAT NIGHT GUARANTEED......
 
 LONDON /'THE BORDERLINE'...WELL THIS WAS THE ANNIVERSARY GIG FOR US BUT A WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN SOHO IS NOT THE BEST OPTION FOR A NIGHT OUT ....THAT SAID WE HAD A ROYAL TIME AND A DECENT TURN-OUT TOO SO THERE YOU GO.......
 
 LONDON/'THE BEDFORD'... THIS IS A TRULY GREAT VENUE ,RUN BY TONY MOORE THE EX- BOSS OF 'THE KASHMIR' CLUB IN LONDON. IT IS A MULTI -MEDIA CLUB WITH THEATRE, BAR, FOOD, MUSIC, CLUB NIGHTS,AND A FOOTIE BAR TOO......HEAVEN IS POSSIBLY HERE TOO...WE PLAYED FOUR TUNES OVER TWO SETS FEATURING VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS.WE APPEARED ALONGSIDE JAMES TAYLOR'S SON BEN AND A FAB ACOUSTIC ACT FROM WALES CALLED 'THE STORIES' ...AND A FEW WHO I FORGET NOW BUT WE WERE MORE THAN WELL RECIEVED ...FAB STAGE PEOPLE AND SOUND...WE WILL BE BACK......
 
 LONDON /'THE PLOUGH'...WOW THIS LOOKS LIKE A TOUR - TWO NIGHTS ON THE ROAD.....WELL AFTER WALKING INTO THIS VENUE WE WONDERED WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN HMMM....NO WORRIES THER THIS WAS A FANTASTIC TURNOUT AND A STEAMING GIG..THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING ESPECIALLY NEAL MILLER FOR HIS MASSIVE TRIP FROM NEW YORK!!.....OBVIOUSLY NOW THE BAND NEED TIME OFF ...SUCH A DEMANDING SCHEDULE CAN HAVE ITS STRESSES AND STRAINS..?!?!?!?!
 
 OUR NEXT SHOW IS IN BRUSSELS OUR FIRST EUROPEAN SHOW SO WE ARE ALL VERY EXCITED.....THIS BRINGS US ON TO THE FACT THAT IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS APART FROM WRITING FOR THE STRANGLERS NEW CD ( WHICH IS GOING REALLY WELL ) WE HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATING WITH PROMOTERS AND AGENTS WHO SUDDENLY CORRESPONDED WITH US IN BELGIUM TO TRY TO PUT A SERIES OF DATES TOGETHER ...ALL WHICH IS GOING VERY WELL...MORE NEWS AS WE GET IT...
 
 YOU MAY ALSO HAVE NOTICED A DIFFERENT FACE - AND HAIR - ON THE DRUMKIT,IT IS A VERY GOOD FRIEND AND AWESOME PLAYER NOEL WATSON.... NOEL HAS KINDLY STEPPED IN FOR VINNIE WHO IS COMMITTED TO THE MEL C TOUR.... ANDY CONTINUES TO GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH AND WE HAVE QUIETLY RECORDED SOME IDEAS FOR A NEW CD WHICH WILL TAKE A LITTLE TIME BUT WHICH IS UNDERWAY.....BRAD IS IN THE THROWS OF PUTTING HIS AWSOME INSTRUMENTAL BAND FIRMLY ON THE WORLDS MAP -MORE NEWS AS WE GET IT ..........RICHARD CONTINUES HIS 'WATERBOYS' EXPLOITS ALONGSIDE HIS WORK WITH THE BRILLIANT SONGWRITER IAN MCNABB...SEE 'GIGS'...
 
 THE RADIO INTEREST IN AUS IS PRETTY COOL TOO AND MAYBE WE CAN GET THERE ONE DAY??....
 WE SHOT A VIDEO WITH JAMES 'SANTO' REED TOO LAST YEAR AND ARE AWAITING ITS ARRIVAL IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS..
 WE DECIDED TO RECORD 'SHY' 'POSTCARD' AND 'SOUL HEALER' AS A QUARTET TO SEE WHAT CAME ABOUT - THE RESULTS WERE PLANNED FOR A LONG OVERDUE E.P.K.(electronic press kit)WHICH CHRIS LAMMIMAN AND I HAD DISCUSSED FOREVER BUT NEVER GOT AROUND TO - WE THEN DECIDED POSTCARD WAS THE MOST INTERESTING PIECE AND DID THE VID LOUIE NICASTRO DID A SPLENDID JOB ON THE RECORDING SIDE AND I WILL MIX THE SONGS THIS SUMMER HAVING JUST INSTALLED MY NEW STUDIO.
 WE WILL BE RECORDING THE BRUSSELS GIG FOR THE SITE AND MAYBE SOME FOOTAGE OF BRITISH SHOWS WILL BE AVAILABLE...ALL OUR THANKS AT THIS POINT TO 'AWESOME' PHIL JOHNSON WHO HAS WORKED HIS STUFF OFF TO HELP US THIS YEAR AND HIS ARTWORK SPEAKS FOR ITSELF........
 THAT'S ALL FROM ME FOR NOW SO HAVE FUN AND WE'LL SEE YOU WHEN WE DO!!.......PR.

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