Posted On: December 1st, 2005
us a child was born
it's coming up to that time of year.... a time of year we
all celebrate the birth of a boy child long ago in a humble
abode in the east..... a child whose destiny was to rock the
world..... Yep you've guessed it, December 18th is KeithMass
date upon which the Prince (of Dartford) Keith Richards, was
born. As is traditional, to mark this event, our own Lord
of the Riffs, Keith Retched will be dusting off his version
of 'Run Rudolph Run' and merrily wassailing to audiences around
and about, at least until they've rewarded him with a mince
pie, or maybe set the dogs on him.
you will see, our travels in December take us on a brief trip
to the west country and then it's back to the 'Smoke', first
for 'Chas'n'Dave's Christmas Beano'
at the Shepherds Bush Empire on the 15th
and followed by our own traditional two night festive bash
at the Half Moon, which is always special.
after you've all had a day to find room in your respective
novelty socks and knickers draws for this years additions,
even maybe be back on speaking terms with the mother in law,
you can catch us again at our post Christmas blues shows,
first at The Boom Club in Sutton or, three days later, up
north at The Limelight in Crewe.
Poste On: December 19th, 2005
of The Year Shows
that's it I'm afraid, no more giggings days until Christmas,
but there's still time left this year to catch the band at
The Boom Club in Sutton on the 27th and at The Limelight in
Crewe on the 30th, but first a Christmas message..
we suggest one of your New Year Resolutions is to get out
more, in which case we hope to see you at one or other of
the new venues we are playing in January - not to mention
the old and familiar ones. Speaking of which, we are really
pleased to be back at the 100 Club on the 13th - this will
allow, I imagine, the two weeks required to clean up after
Chas 'n' Dave's Alternative New Years Eve's bash there (actually
smash is rather more apposite - think of a cross between Bob's
Country Bunker in the Blues Bros and Saving Private Ryan and
you'll get a fair impression of their audiences in action
(makes you lot look positively genteel). On the Saturday,
we are back at Bottley Hill Farm after a somewhat prolonged
interval, I believe there are still some tickets for this
gig, but they are going fast.
the end of the month, on Friday 27th, you will see that we
appear at the Komedia Club in Brighton. A lot of you have
been in touch in the past about this venue, asking why we
didn't play it, so we are pleased to have landed the date
for you. We're really looking forward to it and hoping that
the south coasties among you can help us with a bumper turnout
so that it becomes a regular haunt for the Band.
following day sees us at another new venue, the enticingly
named "Dugout Club" in Farnborough. Despite the
name - and no Bill you won't be enjoying a reunion chin-wag
with your old national service buddies - it is a venue run
by the same promoter who does the extremely successful Boom
Boom Club, which is good enough for me. We hope that one or
other of these venues is within in your reach and that we
can wish you all seasonal greetings in person.
the meantime please do remember to explain to your children
that a pet isn't just for Christmas day, they will have to
make it last until the butchers are open again.
a Happy Christmas
With Best wishes from The Rollin'Stoned.