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Title: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on September 08, 2018, 09:46:16 PM
I'm saying Nile Rodgers. The hits are endless, he seems like a good egg, he has lots of friends, it would be a party.
I'm not sure how many extra tickets it would sell, because maybe people wouldn't realise what fun it would be.

Please fell free to add suggestions, but with at least a sentence to explain why and be practical. (Moderators just delete posts that just list names.)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: davidmjs on September 08, 2018, 09:53:14 PM
A year or two too late.  He's fairly ubiquitous now, but he certainly (from what I've seen on the box at least) puts on a fantastic show.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 08, 2018, 10:16:42 PM
Would Sir Barry Gibb be out of the league/price range of Cropredy?

Just because of the wide range of songs written and performed over the years and the singalong potential.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Andy on September 08, 2018, 10:25:40 PM
Jeff Lynn's ELO would be great. Doesn't Peggy know every Brummie musician that ever was?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 08, 2018, 10:30:20 PM

Jeff Lynn's ELO would be great. Doesn't Peggy know every Brummie musician that ever was?


Yes, I agree. How amazing would that be?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on September 08, 2018, 10:37:03 PM

Jeff Lynn's ELO would be great. Doesn't Peggy know every Brummie musician that ever was?

Last time I heard him Jeff Lynn's vocals they weren't always great, but with the right backup it's a good call. It would sell tickets, be huge fun and please the mob.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: blagden on September 09, 2018, 12:00:08 AM
C'mon it's September 2018 ... this thread maybe a little premature don't you think?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Pugwash on September 09, 2018, 02:31:30 AM
Mark Knopfler. An enormous back catalogue and fab the last time we saw him.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: StephenB on September 09, 2018, 03:50:05 AM
Agreed, Knopfler would be my dream.
Or any incarnation of Lindisfarne
Or Caravan
Or Steve Hackett doing real Genesis again, but in the deserved place on the billing...

(In my real but knowingly impossible dream I'd like Fruupp to reform - but hey...
)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: bassline (Mike) on September 09, 2018, 07:57:28 AM

Agreed, Knopfler would be my dream.
Or any incarnation of Lindisfarne
Or Caravan
Or Steve Hackett doing real Genesis again, but in the deserved place on the billing...

(In my real but knowingly impossible dream I'd like Fruupp to reform - but hey...
)


If Steve H does play there again, I'd like him to do more of his solo stuff in the set..Shadow Of The Hierophant, Everyday and Spectral Mornings. Then Spectral Mornings again, just because it's awesome.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 09, 2018, 08:23:27 AM

C'mon it's September 2018 ... this thread maybe a little premature don't you think?


A bit like getting ready for Christmas in January when it has only just ended. Which I do most years ( January sales)...maybe cheaper to book people further in advance, easier to get them?

Or maybe people are just enjoying looking forward to the next Cropredy, being such a high point on the calendar. No harm in that.

I’d like Crowded House or Deacon Blue, take us fiftyish people back to our college days. The days before it was called ‘uni’ ::).


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on September 09, 2018, 09:10:16 AM


C'mon it's September 2018 ... this thread maybe a little premature don't you think?

A bit like getting ready for Christmas in January when it has only just ended. Which I do most years ( January sales)...maybe cheaper to book people further in advance, easier to get them?
Or maybe people are just enjoying looking forward to the next Cropredy, being such a high point on the calendar. No harm in that.
I’d like Crowded House or Deacon Blue, take us fiftyish people back to our college days. The days before it was called ‘uni’ ::).


By Christmas people will be expecting news of next years lineup and I expect that contracts are already being sorted out with some artists.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 09, 2018, 09:13:37 AM
T’was just an analogy.  :)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: David W on September 09, 2018, 09:41:32 AM
Pretenders.

Loads of hits and plenty of veggie food available for Chrissy.

DW


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: davidmjs on September 09, 2018, 10:43:13 AM

Pretenders.

Loads of hits and plenty of veggie food available for Chrissy.

DW


And The Rails come too.  What's not to like?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on September 09, 2018, 11:22:08 AM
Christy Moore please...  it's a while since we had a really big Irish performer and he is one of the best.

Failing that I would love a full set by Cat Stevens, a few years ago he gave us a taster which was great,
but a full set of his fab songs would be brilliant.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Martin Rich on September 09, 2018, 12:27:32 PM
Saw Jeff Lynne ELO at Glastonbury couple of years ago and although the music was excellent (almost perfect!), very limited interactioin with the audience appeared very shy/overawed, fe
lt flat for me


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: PaulT on September 09, 2018, 04:39:30 PM
Paul Rodgers playing Free and Bad Company. Class singer with a fine band, and lots of songs many of us will know. And Berlinski Beat... 1920s and 30s swing numbers, with added bagpipes. Dancing guaranteed...


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: davidmjs on September 09, 2018, 04:51:17 PM

Paul Rodgers playing Free and Bad Company.



That's a good call, I'd humbly suggest.  Can he play a couple of Firm tracks and get Jimmy up on stage as well?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 09, 2018, 08:43:38 PM
What about The Stranglers? There is an old RT link there with Hugh Cornwell ( though I see he hasn’t been with them for ages, now) and a load of hits  we could all sing along to?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: davidmjs on September 09, 2018, 08:44:36 PM

What about The Stranglers? There is an old RT link there with Hugh Cornwell and a load of hits  we could all sing along to?


You do realise Hugh left the Stranglers in 1990? The band themselves still give good gig, even down to 2 as they now are (80 year old Jet's back having given up)....


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 09, 2018, 08:53:19 PM


What about The Stranglers? There is an old RT link there with Hugh Cornwell and a load of hits  we could all sing along to?


You do realise Hugh left the Stranglers in 1990? The band themselves still give good gig, even down to 2 as they now are (80 year old Jet's back having given up)....

Yes, I just added that he left, having looked it up, as it suddenly occurred to me that they probably aren’t in the original form. Have you seen them?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: davidmjs on September 09, 2018, 08:56:12 PM



What about The Stranglers? There is an old RT link there with Hugh Cornwell and a load of hits  we could all sing along to?


You do realise Hugh left the Stranglers in 1990? The band themselves still give good gig, even down to 2 as they now are (80 year old Jet's back having given up)....

Yes, I just added that he left, having looked it up, as it suddenly occurred to je that they probably aren’t in the original form. Have you seen them?


I saw them about 10 years ago...they were fun...high energy.  I've seen Hugh twice...once acoustic and once acoustic and electric sets.  He seems a bit 'precious'...but the electric gig included a few Stranglers tunes...but not many.  It was all a bit earnest.  Only time I saw the Stranglers in their prime was Reading '83... now, that was fun.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Dan O. on September 09, 2018, 09:48:38 PM


Paul Rodgers playing Free and Bad Company.



That's a good call, I'd humbly suggest.  Can he play a couple of Firm tracks and get Jimmy up on stage as well?

Paul Rodgers' current Free Spirit Band is Deborah Bonham's band (minus Deborah) who have played Cropredy in 2002 and 2006, so not entirely outside the realms of possibility - they'd just have to persuade Mr Rodgers to come for the ride...


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on September 09, 2018, 10:19:29 PM

What about The Stranglers? There is an old RT link there with Hugh Cornwell ( though I see he hasn’t been with them for ages, now) and a load of hits  we could all sing along to?

I was once phoned by Hugh Cornwell's agent, which gave me an unexpected chance to express my opinion. The agent said that happens a lot.

This is a really difficult question. An artist is needed who will sell tickets, please the old irascibles and not cost the earth. The best suggestion so far is ELO. I think there are shortcomings, but it ticks the boxes.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Paul on September 09, 2018, 10:49:59 PM
Saw ELO at Wembley, and they were amazing, one of the best gigs I have ever seen.

I would love to see Nile Rogers.

Paul


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 09, 2018, 11:14:46 PM
What about Madness?  Have they ever played Croppers?  I'm thinking they maybe have.

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: blagden on September 09, 2018, 11:16:30 PM


What about The Stranglers? There is an old RT link there with Hugh Cornwell ( though I see he hasn’t been with them for ages, now) and a load of hits  we could all sing along to?

I was once phoned by Hugh Cornwell's agent, which gave me an unexpected chance to express my opinion. The agent said that happens a lot.

This is a really difficult question. An artist is needed who will sell tickets, please the old irascibles and not cost the earth. The best suggestion so far is ELO. I think there are shortcomings, but it ticks the boxes.


It's a pipe dream, it's far too ambitious.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: blagden on September 09, 2018, 11:22:16 PM

What about Madness?  Have they ever played Croppers?  I'm thinking they maybe have.

Jules


Almost certain they have and don't think it was a joyous performance but I wasn't there.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: hendo (Dave) on September 10, 2018, 12:22:22 AM


What about Madness?  Have they ever played Croppers?  I'm thinking they maybe have.

Jules


Almost certain they have and don't think it was a joyous performance but I wasn't there.

IMHO they dialled it in.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: davidmjs on September 10, 2018, 06:44:12 AM
ELO are (currently, perhaps surprisingly) a Wembley Stadium (and Madison Square Gardens) selling out band charging 60 odd quid + a pop.  They are surely well outside the bounds of possibility for a Thursday night headliner at Cropredy?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 10, 2018, 06:55:58 AM

What about Madness?  Have they ever played Croppers?  I'm thinking they maybe have.

Jules


Yes they played in 2016. I can’t remember how they interacted, as I was up the field, but enjoyed singing along.

What about Aha? Some good memories and  singalong tunes.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Andy on September 10, 2018, 08:28:12 AM

ELO are (currently, perhaps surprisingly) a Wembley Stadium (and Madison Square Gardens) selling out band charging 60 odd quid + a pop.  They are surely well outside the bounds of possibility for a Thursday night headliner at Cropredy?
Alice Cooper played Cropredy in 2013 and tickets currently cost much the same price for much the same audience size.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Pugwash on September 10, 2018, 09:55:40 AM
Been looking to see big names touring at around the time of Crop ‘19. Not that easy.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 10, 2018, 10:45:21 AM


What about Madness?  Have they ever played Croppers?  I'm thinking they maybe have.

Jules


Yes they played in 2016. I can’t remember how they interacted, as I was up the field, but enjoyed singing along.

What about Aha? Some good memories and  singalong tunes.

Saw AHA earlier this year in Yeovil they were bloody awful and we left early. No interaction with the audience at all, deffo not a Cropredy band IMHO

My vote would be for ELO - I V+'d the Hyde Park concert and watch it regularly. He has a great band and he'd have everyone singing along.
I'd also love to see Paul Rodgers playing Free & Bad Company stuff but the younger people might not get it.

Everyone else I want is for selfish reasons and wouldn't appeal to enough people (Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett, King Crimson)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 10, 2018, 11:00:17 AM


What about Aha? Some good memories and  singalong tunes.

Saw AHA earlier this year in Yeovil they were bloody awful and we left early. No interaction with the audience at all, deffo not a Cropredy band IMHO


I was about to recall yours and someone else's (was it Gub?) recent gig reviews.  Besides which, they only really had one hit, and they're *very* electropop.

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Will S on September 10, 2018, 11:04:20 AM
Jeff Lynne or Mark Knopfler would be amazing.  From the little I saw of Chic on the telly on New Year's Eve, that would probably be a fun singalong too.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on September 10, 2018, 11:16:18 AM
Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls please.
At that time all those offended by the occasional swearword should be nicely tucked up in bed.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: ColinB on September 10, 2018, 11:21:50 AM

I saw them about 10 years ago...they were fun...high energy.  I've seen Hugh twice...once acoustic and once acoustic and electric sets.  He seems a bit 'precious'...but the electric gig included a few Stranglers tunes...but not many.  It was all a bit earnest.  Only time I saw the Stranglers in their prime was Reading '83... now, that was fun.


Hugh is more relaxed about playing Stranglers' songs these days. His autumn tour is being billed as Set 1 - solo material, Set 2 - Stranglers. I find he's much better with a band than when he plays solo. Not sure about him playing Cropredy but I'd love to see him on stage with RT. I read that they bumped into each other at a festival a number of years back having not seen each other in decades and started chatting as if they'd met just the week before. Nice when that happens.

I haven't seen the latest line-up of the Stranglers. The last time I saw them they still had Paul Roberts singing with them which was a while ago now.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: vince42 on September 10, 2018, 12:03:55 PM
For a bit of fun and dancing I'll vote for Jools Holland and band.  Saw them earlier this year in Perth  - relatively small theatre so good close up and they fill bigger venues regularly.  They would definetely be a draw as well as a good fun act.  


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 10, 2018, 12:06:43 PM

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls please.
At that time all those offended by the occasional swearword should be nicely tucked up in bed.
On that basis can we have The Prodigy please? Such nice lads....


For a bit of fun and dancing I'll vote for Jools Holland and band.  Saw them earlier this year in Perth  - relatively small theatre so good close up and they fill bigger venues regularly.  They would definetely be a draw as well as a good fun act.  
We've had them already!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on September 10, 2018, 01:39:18 PM
Having missed out on tickets for the upcoming dates, I'd appreciate Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets.  :)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 10, 2018, 03:16:11 PM

Having missed out on tickets for the upcoming dates, I'd appreciate Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets.  :)
Oh yes!!!!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Andy on September 10, 2018, 04:12:32 PM

For a bit of fun and dancing I'll vote for Jools Holland and band.  Saw them earlier this year in Perth  - relatively small theatre so good close up and they fill bigger venues regularly.  They would definetely be a draw as well as a good fun act.  
Interviewed by Whispering Bob for Sky, Jools and especially Lulu were somewhat snotty and ignorant about Cropredy when they came before.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jim on September 10, 2018, 06:15:16 PM
The Specials might be a goer. Although the originals are now down to 3, Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Sir Horace Gentleman, with replacements for the deceased and missing members they are still a good night out.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: davidmjs on September 10, 2018, 06:30:55 PM


ELO are (currently, perhaps surprisingly) a Wembley Stadium (and Madison Square Gardens) selling out band charging 60 odd quid + a pop.  They are surely well outside the bounds of possibility for a Thursday night headliner at Cropredy?
Alice Cooper played Cropredy in 2013 and tickets currently cost much the same price for much the same audience size.


I might have been missing something, but I've not seen Alice selling out stadiums in the UK recently?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 10, 2018, 06:50:38 PM



What about Aha? Some good memories and  singalong tunes.

Saw AHA earlier this year in Yeovil they were bloody awful and we left early. No interaction with the audience at all, deffo not a Cropredy band IMHO


I was about to recall yours and someone else's (was it Gub?) recent gig reviews.  Besides which, they only really had one hit, and they're *very* electropop.


Jules


Ah well, outnumbered.....shame, as I saw them being interviewed and they seemed quite fun...must now ‘fess up...wasn’t too bothered about the music really...just wanted to gaze at Morten on the big screen for old times’ sake   :)


Agree...Mark Knopfler would just be amazing.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: John747 on September 10, 2018, 07:58:56 PM


Having missed out on tickets for the upcoming dates, I'd appreciate Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets.  :)
Oh yes!!!!


Saw them in Antwerp at the weekend. Absolutely amazing!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: vince42 on September 10, 2018, 08:44:15 PM
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Quote from: vince42 on Today at 12:03:55 PM

For a bit of fun and dancing I'll vote for Jools Holland and band.  Saw them earlier this year in Perth  - relatively small theatre so good close up and they fill bigger venues regularly.  They would definetely be a draw as well as a good fun act.  

We've had them already!


Dammit  - showing myself up as a newbie ::)  I take it this was a few years ago?  





Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 10, 2018, 08:45:21 PM

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Quote from: vince42 on Today at 12:03:55 PM

For a bit of fun and dancing I'll vote for Jools Holland and band.  Saw them earlier this year in Perth  - relatively small theatre so good close up and they fill bigger venues regularly.  They would definetely be a draw as well as a good fun act.  

We've had them already!


Dammit  - showing myself up as a newbie ::)  I take it this was a few years ago?  



Not that long ago...think it was with Lulu, so I left early as not a fan of either.......just checked, cripes, it was 2007!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Tim Fletcher on September 10, 2018, 08:48:19 PM


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Quote from: vince42 on Today at 12:03:55 PM

For a bit of fun and dancing I'll vote for Jools Holland and band.  Saw them earlier this year in Perth  - relatively small theatre so good close up and they fill bigger venues regularly.  They would definetely be a draw as well as a good fun act.  

We've had them already!


Dammit  - showing myself up as a newbie ::)  I take it this was a few years ago?  

Not that long ago...think it was with Lulu, so I left early as not a fan.





2007 - our first visit. We enjoyed them but quite frankly we were determined to enjoy the whole thing!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 10, 2018, 08:53:29 PM
Yes, I had just modified to add the date, having checked.

Paul Young? I saw him years ago, he has some lovely songs to sing along to.....oh, go on! Sorry, I am not really into ‘80s pop, but it fits the Thursday headliner singalong bill and brings back memories of teenage angst etc... to remind us how great life is now we are getting on a bit  ;D


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 10, 2018, 09:09:32 PM

Paul Young?


His voice is shot.  And being as how that was the whole point of him....

80s stuff though?  As Scott Miller, himself an 80s music artist, wrote: "Eighties nostalgia has lowered my opinion of nostalgia."

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 10, 2018, 09:25:16 PM
I'm happy with some 80s stuff but Paul Young is dire these days.

I'm raising all yours with Mr George Thorogood. One of the best live acts I've ever seen and would have everyone boogieing daaan.   Cop a load of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7VsoxT_FUY

Mr Bridgwit has asked for Lonestar but doesn't mind when during the weekend  :)  


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 10, 2018, 09:38:32 PM


Paul Young?


His voice is shot.  And being as how that was the whole point of him....

80s stuff though?  As Scott Miller, himself an 80s music artist, wrote: "Eighties nostalgia has lowered my opinion of nostalgia."

Jules


Fair enough! I will try to find summat decent to recommend now... ;D


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: hendo (Dave) on September 11, 2018, 07:50:10 AM
The Thursday night headliner seems to be becoming the main draw of the festival. I.e a band that will pull an audience outside the dwindling Fairport Audience. ( that's not a criticism, the Fairport audience is just ageing). So do you need a band that may cost a few bob but may also make the festival financially viable?
I was lucky enough to see Free at Man uni, 71 I think,when they were stunning and Rogers was just the classic great front man but I can't see him bringing those extra punters that Thursday demands. Chic is a good call ( not for me but it would do what it says on the tin) but let's go outside the box people . Kylie
anyone? Manics? Gaga? Kravitz? Kasabian?

Nothing to do with Thursday headliner but I would love to see Darlingside on next yrs lineup!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: David W on September 11, 2018, 08:49:49 AM
Howabout ZZ Top as a headliner - great band, singalong hits, big enough but not TOO big?

DW


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 11, 2018, 09:54:59 AM

Howabout ZZ Top as a headliner - great band, singalong hits, big enough but not TOO big?


Yeah, but you have to factor in a transatlantic flight.  Unless they're already over here, that would be prohibitive.  Mid-level American acts are touring Europe less and less these days.

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: bassline (Mike) on September 11, 2018, 11:18:31 AM

I'm happy with some 80s stuff but Paul Young is dire these days.

I'm raising all yours with Mr George Thorogood. One of the best live acts I've ever seen and would have everyone boogieing daaan.   Cop a load of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7VsoxT_FUY

Mr Bridgwit has asked for Lonestar but doesn't mind when during the weekend  :)  


Do you mean the country rock band ?
For a minute I thought you meant Lone Star, the band featuring Cardiff born Paul 'Tonka' Chapman, later of UFO, and for the second album, John Sloman, later of Uriah Heep. I guess that won't happen.

George Thorogood....well I'd love that, even if the rest of the audience wouldn't. I used to sing one of his tunes...'Haircut', with my band, and if I got to see him do 'Gearjammer' live, I'd probably pee myself and not be ashamed. (Note to all...NEVER listen to Gearjammer while driving - blue flashing lights in the rear view mirror are almost certain.)  


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 11, 2018, 11:27:02 AM


I'm happy with some 80s stuff but Paul Young is dire these days.

I'm raising all yours with Mr George Thorogood. One of the best live acts I've ever seen and would have everyone boogieing daaan.   Cop a load of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7VsoxT_FUY

Mr Bridgwit has asked for Lonestar but doesn't mind when during the weekend  :)  


Do you mean the country rock band ?
For a minute I thought you meant Lone Star, the band featuring Cardiff born Paul 'Tonka' Chapman, later of UFO, and for the second album, John Sloman, later of Uriah Heep. I guess that won't happen.

George Thorogood....well I'd love that, even if the rest of the audience wouldn't. I used to sing one of his tunes...'Haircut', with my band, and if I got to see him do 'Gearjammer' live, I'd probably pee myself and not be ashamed. (Note to all...NEVER listen to Gearjammer while driving - blue flashing lights in the rear view mirror are almost certain.)  
Yes the country rock band. He was playing them in the car the other day and we said, in unison, " these would be great at Cropredy!" and so they would!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: StephenB on September 11, 2018, 12:31:22 PM
Each to their own of course, but I belive Cropredy should be three days in the country without any country...  ;)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 11, 2018, 12:52:08 PM

if I got to see him do 'Gearjammer' live, I'd probably pee myself and not be ashamed. (Note to all...NEVER listen to Gearjammer while driving - blue flashing lights in the rear view mirror are almost certain.)  


Along with rivers of gold, by the sounds of it.

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Adam on September 11, 2018, 12:54:45 PM
ELO sounds like a good shout. I’ve always thought that James would be a good Thursday night headliner.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: David W on September 11, 2018, 01:20:55 PM

ELO sounds like a good shout. I’ve always thought that James would be a good Thursday night headliner.


James would really fit with the Cropredy audience as well ... "Oh sit down .. ah, you are already ..."

DW


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 11, 2018, 01:35:25 PM
After much consideration, I'm going for Manic Street Preachers.  They're not the commercial proposition they once were, so they wouldn't cost the earth, and they're not only in it for the money anyway, plus they have a vast back catalogue chock-full of hits and anthems.

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Penguin (Dunc) on September 11, 2018, 01:46:24 PM
Elbow would fit the bill.

They are fantastic live, and all round nice chaps, plus they sell out arenas but don't charge silly prices for tickets so shouldn't break the bank - Less than £40 at the Mcr Arena last year!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: bassline (Mike) on September 11, 2018, 02:00:33 PM

After much consideration, I'm going for Manic Street Preachers.  They're not the commercial proposition they once were, so they wouldn't cost the earth, and they're not only in it for the money anyway, plus they have a vast back catalogue chock-full of hits and anthems.

Jules


They were great at Beautiful Days, even though they didn't play my fave Manics song -"La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)"- but they DID play my favourite Cure, song ''In Between Days '' instead so....fair play.

(Rivers Of Gold..... ;D)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: David W on September 11, 2018, 02:27:10 PM


After much consideration, I'm going for Manic Street Preachers.  They're not the commercial proposition they once were, so they wouldn't cost the earth, and they're not only in it for the money anyway, plus they have a vast back catalogue chock-full of hits and anthems.

Jules


They were great at Beautiful Days, even though they didn't play my fave Manics song -"La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)"- but they DID play my favourite Cure, song ''In Between Days '' instead so....fair play.

(Rivers Of Gold..... ;D)


The Cure are touring next year - now that would be interesting.

DW


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 11, 2018, 02:47:27 PM

The Cure are touring next year - now that would be interesting.


 :-X

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: PeterJ on September 11, 2018, 05:08:59 PM

Having missed out on tickets for the upcoming dates, I'd appreciate Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets.  :)

Me too...............oh we're not supposed to do that...…………...


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 11, 2018, 07:22:56 PM


The Cure are touring next year - now that would be interesting.


 :-X

Jules


A bit 1980s for you, old chap?   ;)

( someone pedantic could step up and say they were formed in 1976...if some random pedantic person should visit TAW....so I said it for them)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 11, 2018, 08:28:01 PM

A bit 1980s for you, old chap?   ;)


A bit whiny and annoying is more to the point.

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: hendo (Dave) on September 11, 2018, 08:45:51 PM
.......and a serious contribution... Can I just say...
WATERBOYS!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: davidmjs on September 11, 2018, 08:58:21 PM
The Cure are great.  But they just sold out Hyde Park!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 11, 2018, 10:46:08 PM

.......and a serious contribution... Can I just say...
WATERBOYS!


They appeared on Thurs 7th August 2014...can’t recall if they were headlining.

But J and I  loved it and we stayed down the front for the whole thing, so I am in favour of a return.

Just realised, glancing through,  there’s only about one female or so recommended in this thread.

(Scratches head and tries to think of someone other than the obvious about whom there are always myths!)



Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 11, 2018, 10:49:23 PM

.......and a serious contribution... Can I just say...
WATERBOYS!


Well, yes, always.  Not sure they'd be a festival-saving draw, but yes.

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: StephenB on September 11, 2018, 11:08:15 PM
So a quick think about late 70s-early 80s with loads of hits and the audience bouncing and singing factor (and females among them),though I've no ideas what they're all up to these days, so just a wish list really...

Elvis Costello
Blondie
Meatloaf
Eurythmics


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 11, 2018, 11:13:44 PM

So a quick think about late 70s-early 80s with loads of hits and the audience bouncing and singing factor (and females among them),though I've no ideas what they're all up to these days, so just a wish list really...

Elvis Costello
Blondie
Meatloaf
Eurythmics


Elvis has been quite seriously ill, but he seems to still be managing the occasional gig.

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 11, 2018, 11:23:05 PM


So a quick think about late 70s-early 80s with loads of hits and the audience bouncing and singing factor (and females among them),though I've no ideas what they're all up to these days, so just a wish list really...

Elvis Costello
Blondie
Meatloaf
Eurythmics


Elvis has been quite seriously ill, but he seems to still be managing the occasional gig.

Jules


Crikey,  I hadn’t read the previous post properly and ‘Galway to Graceland’ was on Dan’s show. I momentarily thought you were a believer that the King was still with us!

I would like to see the Eurythmics. Lots of good stuff from them. I tell you who else I like, Joe Jackson. Does he still tour?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 11, 2018, 11:35:51 PM



The Cure are touring next year - now that would be interesting.


 :-X

Jules


A bit 1980s for you, old chap?   ;)

( someone pedantic could step up and say they were formed in 1976...if some random pedantic person should visit TAW....so I said it for them)
1978 acherley. They celebrated their 50 yrs this year at Hyde Park. I was there!! It was so amazing I’m still amazed.
If they came to Cropredy I would be in heaven.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 11, 2018, 11:47:02 PM
Sorry (ish) to double post but thinking of ladies what could wow:

Kate Bush (I can dream)
Chrissie Hynd
KT Tunstall
Alanis Morissette
Bonny Rait (she would be FAB!!)
Stevie Nicks
Annie Lennox (not my choice)
Dolly Parton (yes I’m serious)
Norah Jones
Ann Wilson & Heart
Suzanne Vega

Lots of talent there....  {:-)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 12, 2018, 12:17:26 AM

Bonny Rait (she would be FAB!!)  


I never 'got' Bonnie Raitt.  Mind you, most blues does very little for me.

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: hendo (Dave) on September 12, 2018, 05:41:12 AM


.......and a serious contribution... Can I just say...
WATERBOYS!


They appeared on Thurs 7th August 2014...can’t recall if they were headlining.

But J and I  loved it and we stayed down the front for the whole thing, so I am in favour of a return.

Just realised, glancing through,  there’s only about one female or so recommended in this thread.

(Scratches head and tries to think of someone other than the obvious about whom there are always myths!)



They did. I was there! I forgot. Soz! But we saw them this yr, different band, v good new album......and they were on very good form.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Fegg on September 12, 2018, 09:40:18 AM

So a quick think about late 70s-early 80s with loads of hits and the audience bouncing and singing factor (and females among them),though I've no ideas what they're all up to these days, so just a wish list really...

Elvis Costello
Blondie
Meatloaf
Eurythmics


The Eurythmics last toured in 2005, with a one-off reunion concert in 2014, according to Wiki.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Sue & Chris on September 12, 2018, 10:19:02 AM
Is there a reason why the Thursday headliner has to be an act that had their heyday 30-40 years ago? Are there no 'current' acts that the festival could afford? Also, any reason why is can't be a folkie band? I understand that there is a perceived need for this act to sell tickets, but do they really? I've never seen the place swamped by fans of a Thursday headliner. It strikes me that they'd be better off seeking an act to tempt waverers amongst the core audience. So, for example, Eliza Carthy or Jon Boden's big bands, or someone like Fleet Foxes or the Decemberists (never gonna happen, I know.)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: David W on September 12, 2018, 10:56:08 AM

Sorry (ish) to double post but thinking of ladies what could wow:

Kate Bush (I can dream)
Chrissie Hynd
KT Tunstall
Alanis Morissette
Bonny Rait (she would be FAB!!)
Stevie Nicks
Annie Lennox (not my choice)
Dolly Parton (yes I’m serious)
Norah Jones
Ann Wilson & Heart
Suzanne Vega

Lots of talent there....  {:-)



Agreed - previous women / women lead headliners:

Emmylou Harris
Joan Armatrading
Steeleye Span
All About Eve

Not a great return for 50% of the population is it?

DW


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Fegg on September 12, 2018, 11:04:53 AM


Sorry (ish) to double post but thinking of ladies what could wow:

Kate Bush (I can dream)
Chrissie Hynd
KT Tunstall
Alanis Morissette
Bonny Rait (she would be FAB!!)
Stevie Nicks
Annie Lennox (not my choice)
Dolly Parton (yes I’m serious)
Norah Jones
Ann Wilson & Heart
Suzanne Vega

Lots of talent there....  {:-)



Agreed - previous women / women lead headliners:

Emmylou Harris
Joan Armatrading
Steeleye Span
All About Eve

Not a great return for 50% of the population is it?

DW



Oh, oh... Mention of Joan...
There's a current Facebook thread resurrecting everyone's opinions of her 2012 performance. Please, not again here...


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 12, 2018, 11:44:45 AM


Sorry (ish) to double post but thinking of ladies what could wow:

Kate Bush (I can dream)
Chrissie Hynd
KT Tunstall
Alanis Morissette
Bonny Rait (she would be FAB!!)
Stevie Nicks
Annie Lennox (not my choice)
Dolly Parton (yes I’m serious)
Norah Jones
Ann Wilson & Heart
Suzanne Vega

Lots of talent there....  {:-)



Agreed - previous women / women lead headliners:

Emmylou Harris
Joan Armatrading
Steeleye Span
All About Eve

Not a great return for 50% of the population is it?

DW

Broaden the musical type and you could add thousands to this list. I'm a huge fan of Mary J Blige but I'm not sure how she would go down with the Cropredy crowd, for example...


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: richardkendell on September 12, 2018, 11:57:24 AM
How about Graham Nash?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 12, 2018, 12:27:58 PM

How about Graham Nash?


He's not a woman!   :D

He'd also be way too expensive.  He'd charge California prices.

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: richardkendell on September 12, 2018, 12:39:46 PM
Perhaps he could define himself as a woman for the night!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: PeterJ on September 12, 2018, 01:13:01 PM

Is there a reason why the Thursday headliner has to be an act that had their heyday 30-40 years ago? Are there no 'current' acts that the festival could afford? Also, any reason why is can't be a folkie band? I understand that there is a perceived need for this act to sell tickets, but do they really? I've never seen the place swamped by fans of a Thursday headliner. It strikes me that they'd be better off seeking an act to tempt waverers amongst the core audience. So, for example, Eliza Carthy or Jon Boden's big bands, or someone like Fleet Foxes or the Decemberists (never gonna happen, I know.)



I'm pretty sure that happened with Alice Cooper. It was his only UK appearance that year.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Penguin (Dunc) on September 12, 2018, 01:56:30 PM

Is there a reason why the Thursday headliner has to be an act that had their heyday 30-40 years ago? Are there no 'current' acts that the festival could afford? Also, any reason why is can't be a folkie band? I understand that there is a perceived need for this act to sell tickets, but do they really? I've never seen the place swamped by fans of a Thursday headliner. It strikes me that they'd be better off seeking an act to tempt waverers amongst the core audience. So, for example, Eliza Carthy or Jon Boden's big bands, or someone like Fleet Foxes or the Decemberists (never gonna happen, I know.)


Agreed - I'm a waverer and would love to see an act that is fairly current, say in the last 10 years!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: PaulT on September 12, 2018, 02:44:31 PM
David Gilmour


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Adam on September 12, 2018, 02:45:44 PM
Joe Jackson does still write and tour, and is fantastic. Hugely underrated.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Fegg on September 12, 2018, 03:54:37 PM


Oh, oh... Mention of Joan...
There's a current Facebook thread resurrecting everyone's opinions of her 2012 performance. Please, not again here...

For clarity, I meant the debate, rather than the artist!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 12, 2018, 04:22:37 PM

David Gilmour


Oh come on, Paul, he'd be monumentally expensive!

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: StephenB on September 12, 2018, 04:36:46 PM
"Oh, oh... Mention of Joan...
There's a current Facebook thread resurrecting everyone's opinions of her 2012 performance. Please, not again here...

For clarity, I meant the debate, rather than the artist!"


I mean the artist...  :P ;)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Sue & Chris on September 12, 2018, 05:39:50 PM


Is there a reason why the Thursday headliner has to be an act that had their heyday 30-40 years ago? Are there no 'current' acts that the festival could afford? Also, any reason why is can't be a folkie band? I understand that there is a perceived need for this act to sell tickets, but do they really? I've never seen the place swamped by fans of a Thursday headliner. It strikes me that they'd be better off seeking an act to tempt waverers amongst the core audience. So, for example, Eliza Carthy or Jon Boden's big bands, or someone like Fleet Foxes or the Decemberists (never gonna happen, I know.)



I'm pretty sure that happened with Alice Cooper. It was his only UK appearance that year.


Did it really make a significant difference to the attendance though? I know that not all rock fans wear the uniform of jeans, band t-shirt and leather jacket, but an awful lot do, and I don't remember seeing a couple of thousand of them in the field that year. A few, yes, but not enough to warrant building a 'Thursday night headliner' strategy around.

The busiest years have always been the 'Anniversary' years, where the focus is largely on Fairport and folk. This suggests that the core 'folkie' audience is there and will turn out if you give them a reason to. I don't think semi-tribute versions of 70s bands are it (as we saw this year.)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: bassline (Mike) on September 12, 2018, 06:04:26 PM
I think there's an avoidance of 'current' bands after Supergrass played.
They weren't at the height of Brit Pop, but they were still more recent than most of the acts, and they attracted a large group of younger people and it didn't go down well with many due to the increase in 'non Cropredy like behaviour', let's put it that way. It sparked much debate - not all young people behave like that, and so on.
The other act that I can think of who could be described as 'current' was Badly Drawn Boy, and he was Badly Behaved Boy.
Oh, there was The Coral, I guess , I don't think there were problems there.
But as has been mentioned, the Thursday night act is usually to top up the dwindling folkie regulars, and vintage 80's acts seem to bring in the age group that best fits. I'd be happier with 60's and 70's stuff, but we get a bit of that too.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: davidmjs on September 12, 2018, 06:58:35 PM


How about Graham Nash?


He's not a woman!   :D

He'd also be way too expensive.  He'd charge California prices.

Jules


I'd have thought both Nash and the Croz would be well within budget.  They play 'prestige theatre' venues these days in the UK, and don't sell out quickly (mumbles about being 6 feet away from David in a packed and joyous Jazz Cafe not that many moons ago, but anyway...)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on September 12, 2018, 07:25:09 PM


ELO sounds like a good shout. I’ve always thought that James would be a good Thursday night headliner.


James would really fit with the Cropredy audience as well ... "Oh sit down .. ah, you are already ..."

DW


They wouldn’t need to bother with that one then.  ;D


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on September 12, 2018, 07:27:17 PM


Bonny Rait (she would be FAB!!)  


I never 'got' Bonnie Raitt.  Mind you, most blues does very little for me.

Jules


Can’t say that I like her MOR stuff and her ‘hits’ with Bryan Adams, but she has one hell of a fine voice.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 12, 2018, 08:00:15 PM



ELO sounds like a good shout. I’ve always thought that James would be a good Thursday night headliner.


James would really fit with the Cropredy audience as well ... "Oh sit down .. ah, you are already ..."

DW


They wouldn’t need to bother with that one then.  ;D


Ha ha.....reminds me of that scene in Phoenix Nights when Gerry does “The Real Slim Shady” in the old folks’ home.

Haven’t had a good tribute band lately. There was a spate of ‘em at one time, I seem to recall.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 12, 2018, 09:57:02 PM

Badly Drawn Boy, and he was Badly Behaved Boy.


What happened?

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Andy on September 12, 2018, 10:02:59 PM


Badly Drawn Boy, and he was Badly Behaved Boy.


What happened?

Jules
In Widds' words, reviewing his 2011 appearance:

Badly Drawn Boy’s solo set was also memorable, if for rather different reasons. The nom de plectrum of singer-songwriter Damon Gough, Badly Drawn Boy had perhaps the most difficult job of the day: filling the slot before Fairport Convention, when many in the crowd take the opportunity to eat, to move around the festival field, or move forward to stake out a space nearer the stage for the finale that awaits. All he had to do was go out, be pleasant and sing his songs, but instead presented an ill-tempered, rambling and dull performance that suited Cropredy even less than Gough’s trademark beany hat suits him.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: bassline (Mike) on September 12, 2018, 10:04:54 PM


Badly Drawn Boy, and he was Badly Behaved Boy.


What happened?

Jules


What Andy said.... :)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 12, 2018, 10:26:27 PM

What Andy said.... :)


So not a spectacular wobbler then?

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Andy on September 12, 2018, 10:38:47 PM
As I recall he sang to a backing track and was unhappy to be met with less than unrelenting adulation.

But  that time on Saturday is always taken up (for me) by strange drinks at the bar, so I don't remember it very clearly at all.

He's probably a very nice man.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Amethyst (Jenny) on September 12, 2018, 11:11:04 PM

As I recall he sang to a backing track and was unhappy to be met with less than unrelenting adulation.

But  that time on Saturday is always taken up (for me) by strange drinks at the bar, so I don't remember it very clearly at all.

He's probably a very nice man.


I don’t remember anything about him... I too was busy toasting absent friends.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 12, 2018, 11:56:53 PM

He's probably a very nice man.


He's definitely written some very good songs.

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: RobertD on September 13, 2018, 03:00:24 AM
As my only Cropredy thus far I remember most of 2011 quite...um...correction, slightly well! The Coral were brilliant, and the sound was terrific for them I remember. They didn't do much banter. I think the bass player finally said something like its nice to be here...which for them could have been Belgium, or Wichita....but they did not do a wobbler. Earlier in the day I literally almost bumped into the lead singer and narrowly averted spilling some food he was carrying. The whole band was out walking the field together. Badly Drawn Boy did have a bit of a meltdown. Not the first for him, but I actually enjoyed his set. I think he got upset because it was one of those backing track things where he has to use the track but stay very much on point with the music and not stray, and things weren't quite working. Quite true he may have been dismayed by the shuffle from the audience for food and drink before Fairport too.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on September 13, 2018, 07:51:24 AM




ELO sounds like a good shout. I’ve always thought that James would be a good Thursday night headliner.


James would really fit with the Cropredy audience as well ... "Oh sit down .. ah, you are already ..."

DW


They wouldn’t need to bother with that one then.  ;D


Ha ha.....reminds me of that scene in Phoenix Nights when Gerry does “The Real Slim Shady” in the old folks’ home.

Haven’t had a good tribute band lately. There was a spate of ‘em at one time, I seem to recall.



 ;D


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: David W on September 13, 2018, 09:29:05 AM


Haven’t had a good tribute band lately. There was a spate of ‘em at one time, I seem to recall.



2016 Bootleg Beatles
2014 Aussie Pink Floyd
? Trevor Horne Band / Cregan and Co / Band of Friends ? Kind of tribute bands.

DW


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: mickf on September 13, 2018, 09:53:25 AM



Haven’t had a good tribute band lately. There was a spate of ‘em at one time, I seem to recall.



2016 Bootleg Beatles
2014 Aussie Pink Floyd
? Trevor Horne Band / Cregan and Co / Band of Friends ? Kind of tribute bands.

DW


Strange, really, but having heard good things about Bootleg Beatles and Ozzie Floyd, I was looking forward to them. But, I have to say, I was underwhelmed by both acts.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: bassline (Mike) on September 13, 2018, 10:35:25 AM
The Bootleg Beatles were great in 1990. I'd seen them once previously, and once afterwards, and they were great then too.
The last time they played Cropers they were a completly different line up (there'd been a couple of changes in personnel before), and I didn't enjoy it so much, but I put that down to the fact that the novelty had worn off.)
Aussie Floyd I was looking forward too....I'd seen them before, but without the lasers and whistles and bells and 'flatable 'roos, and was intending to sit at the top of the field and watch all that, but being soaked to the skin through my waterproofs put paid to that plan and I watched them under the shelter of the coffee and pancake stall instead, watching the coffee refill from the water dripping of my hat. Shame.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Nick on September 13, 2018, 11:06:35 AM

The Bootleg Beatles were great in 1990. I'd seen them once previously, and once afterwards, and they were great then too.
The last time they played Cropers they were a completly different line up (there'd been a couple of changes in personnel before), and I didn't enjoy it so much, but I put that down to the fact that the novelty had worn off.)
Aussie Floyd I was looking forward too....I'd seen them before, but without the lasers and whistles and bells and 'flatable 'roos, and was intending to sit at the top of the field and watch all that, but being soaked to the skin through my waterproofs put paid to that plan and I watched them under the shelter of the coffee and pancake stall instead, watching the coffee refill from the water dripping of my hat. Shame.


Bootleg Beatles 1990 were great but it was very, very wet. Aussie Pink Floyd were great but it was very, very wet.

There's a trend here...



Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: StephenB on September 13, 2018, 12:31:19 PM
Maybe there's a Wet Wet Wet tribute band called Very Very Wet?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Pugwash on September 13, 2018, 12:38:35 PM
The raindrop sparkles through the Aussie PF lasers were spectacular mind. Oh and despite the rain, I enjoyed them.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on September 13, 2018, 12:54:55 PM
Having seen them in close succession this year, I’d suggest that The Cavern Beatles are better (and cheaper) than the current Bootleg Beatles franchise. If we’re going down the tribute route though, New Purple Celebration are the way forward. Who wouldn’t enjoy an hour and a half of perfectly-presented Prince on a Thursday evening?*




*form an orderly queue.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: bassline (Mike) on September 13, 2018, 01:18:07 PM


The Bootleg Beatles were great in 1990. I'd seen them once previously, and once afterwards, and they were great then too.
The last time they played Cropers they were a completly different line up (there'd been a couple of changes in personnel before), and I didn't enjoy it so much, but I put that down to the fact that the novelty had worn off.)
Aussie Floyd I was looking forward too....I'd seen them before, but without the lasers and whistles and bells and 'flatable 'roos, and was intending to sit at the top of the field and watch all that, but being soaked to the skin through my waterproofs put paid to that plan and I watched them under the shelter of the coffee and pancake stall instead, watching the coffee refill from the water dripping of my hat. Shame.


Bootleg Beatles 1990 were great but it was very, very wet. Aussie Pink Floyd were great but it was very, very wet.

There's a trend here...




I'd forgotten that it rained the first time, but now you've reminded me, I thought it was one of the best things of the festival (it was my first one), that nobody cared and we sang Lalalala en masse for several hours with total gusto and had a Fab old time.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 13, 2018, 07:14:07 PM

Joe Jackson does still write and tour, and is fantastic. Hugely underrated.


I would love to see/hear him perform live.


Not a huge fan of The Pet Shop Boys, but quite like to hear their songs occasionally and they fit the 80s bill...plenty of hits, maybe a bit too downbeat/electro, not ‘singalong’ enough though?

I still think Gaga (not Lady, the Band which performs Queen songs, but do not dress up) would be fun.

(Awaits missiles from ...was it you last time, Henry Tompkins...ah, no, it was EVERYONE!!!) :-\


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: blagden on September 13, 2018, 08:21:04 PM
Best I've seen recently Bob Geldof, Billy Bragg and what about Roger Hodgson from Supertramp?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 13, 2018, 08:34:24 PM

Best I've seen recently Bob Geldof, Billy Bragg and what about Roger Hodgson from Supertramp?


All sound like great ideas to me.

Roger Hodgson made a surprise appearance one year ages ago and he was brilliant.

That’s another thing which seemed to occur, which doesn’t so much now. Surprise appearances.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: dog-nap (Ian) on September 15, 2018, 03:59:45 PM



How about Graham Nash?


He's not a woman!   :D

He'd also be way too expensive.  He'd charge California prices.

Jules


I'd have thought both Nash and the Croz would be well within budget.  They play 'prestige theatre' venues these days in the UK, and don't sell out quickly (mumbles about being 6 feet away from David in a packed and joyous Jazz Cafe not that many moons ago, but anyway...)


You’re right about their declining pulling power, David.  I see Crosby’s London gig tomorrow hasn’t sold out.  Partly due to the lousy choice of venue, I suspect (Shepherd’s Bush – anything but a prestige venue).  I was at that Jazz Café gig too.  Absolutely wonderful, though it feels like an awful lot of moons ago to me now.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on September 16, 2018, 08:21:00 AM




How about Graham Nash?


He's not a woman!   :D

He'd also be way too expensive.  He'd charge California prices.

Jules


I'd have thought both Nash and the Croz would be well within budget.  They play 'prestige theatre' venues these days in the UK, and don't sell out quickly (mumbles about being 6 feet away from David in a packed and joyous Jazz Cafe not that many moons ago, but anyway...)


You’re right about their declining pulling power, David.  I see Crosby’s London gig tomorrow hasn’t sold out.  Partly due to the lousy choice of venue, I suspect (Shepherd’s Bush – anything but a prestige venue).  I was at that Jazz Café gig too.  Absolutely wonderful, though it feels like an awful lot of moons ago to me now.


FWIW, I love Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
I suspect that it is more to do with ticket prices.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 16, 2018, 10:27:00 AM

Having seen them in close succession this year, I’d suggest that The Cavern Beatles are better (and cheaper) than the current Bootleg Beatles franchise. If we’re going down the tribute route though, New Purple Celebration are the way forward. Who wouldn’t enjoy an hour and a half of perfectly-presented Prince on a Thursday evening?*




*form an orderly queue.
I’d love that. Prince was a genius.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: David W on September 19, 2018, 09:23:30 AM
Maybe not a headliner but for a great rock singalong Andy Scott's Sweet could fit the bill.

DW


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 19, 2018, 09:59:51 AM

Maybe not a headliner but for a great rock singalong Andy Scott's Sweet could fit the bill.

DW

"Are you ready Steve? Uh hu!"

I could imagine moshing to Ballroom Blitz and Little Willy  ;D  ;D


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: spooley (Simon) on September 19, 2018, 10:13:37 AM
Andy Scott is one of the main organisers behind the one-day Concert at Kings held in the wilds of Wiltshire each May http://www.concertatthekings.co.uk/

Sweet have appeared a few times, and are indeed excellent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krKgo5QhAto


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 19, 2018, 10:36:46 AM

Andy Scott is one of the main organisers behind the one-day Concert at Kings held in the wilds of Wiltshire each May http://www.concertatthekings.co.uk/

Sweet have appeared a few times, and are indeed excellent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krKgo5QhAto
What a fantastic lineup! I'm keeping an eye out for this one next year :)

From The Jam featuring original Jam bassist Bruce Foxton would be a brilliant Thursday headliner. All the energy and music of the Jam without the Weller costs!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: StephenB on September 19, 2018, 10:41:23 AM
Sweet would be good. Behind all the glam stuff (which would be great for the crack (and the demographic) at Cropredy ) they were a good solid rock band.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Will S on September 19, 2018, 12:40:14 PM
Can't remember if he has already been mentioned, but (amongst many others) I'd love to see Jackson Browne in that slot.  Pipe dreams, I know...


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 19, 2018, 12:46:19 PM
Sad end-of-the-pier remnants of bands turn me off completely, especially when the star attraction is either deceased or has moved on.  All this talk of Sweet and Jam leaves a funny taste in my mouth.   ::)

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: MarkV on September 19, 2018, 12:56:47 PM

Sad end-of-the-pier remnants of bands turn me off completely, especially when the star attraction is either deceased or has moved on.  All this talk of Sweet and Jam leaves a funny taste in my mouth.   ::)

Jules

Now, if Bread were to play?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 19, 2018, 01:04:41 PM

Now, if Bread were to play?


And maybe Marmalade?

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 19, 2018, 01:20:52 PM
Another top band that tours regularly is America. They would tick lots of boxes for a Cropredy band being their own songwriters and very accomplished musicians :)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: blagden on September 19, 2018, 05:41:32 PM
Howsabout remnants of another mildly successful band - Tony Banks, Mike & The Mechanics, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins or even the main man Mr. Gabriel?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: David W on September 19, 2018, 06:52:06 PM

Howsabout remnants of another mildly successful band - Tony Banks, Mike & The Mechanics, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins or even the main man Mr. Gabriel?



Let's have a big Cropredy welcome for one night only Brian Pern and Thotch.

DW


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on September 19, 2018, 08:36:06 PM


Howsabout remnants of another mildly successful band - Tony Banks, Mike & The Mechanics, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins or even the main man Mr. Gabriel?



Let's have a big Cropredy welcome for one night only Brian Pern and Thotch.

DW


Arf!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Fegg on September 20, 2018, 09:32:08 AM

Let's have a big Cropredy welcome for one night only Brian Pern and Thotch.

DW


Unlikely, as Brian has been in a south American jungle for the last two years.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Nick on September 20, 2018, 10:54:09 AM
I happen to know that the head of the Thotch Fan Club is a regular Cropredy attendee...


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 20, 2018, 11:08:56 AM

Howsabout remnants of another mildly successful band - Tony Banks, Mike & The Mechanics, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins or even the main man Mr. Gabriel?

Any or all of those would make me very happy :)

How about Justin Heywood? Or the Kinks?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Tasha on September 20, 2018, 01:07:39 PM


Howsabout remnants of another mildly successful band - Tony Banks, Mike & The Mechanics, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins or even the main man Mr. Gabriel?

Any or all of those would make me very happy :)

How about Justin Heywood? Or the Kinks?


or even Justin Haywood ;)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 20, 2018, 03:00:44 PM



Howsabout remnants of another mildly successful band - Tony Banks, Mike & The Mechanics, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins or even the main man Mr. Gabriel?

Any or all of those would make me very happy :)

How about Justin Heywood? Or the Kinks?


or even Justin Haywood ;)
 :o apols! eye off the ball and all that!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Tony Pim on September 20, 2018, 05:34:44 PM
Been musing on this one, my experience, albeit limited to a few instances, is that the Thursday headliner pulls in new faces who then come back year after year.  That's what we've found with friends who've been because we've banged on about it for years, then Squeeze, then Alice pulled them in and they haven't missed since. The grand headcount added is 8, but just wonder if anyone else has found the same.
 

2019 then ?  I'd love James or Stereophonics but I've seen them both so many times over the last 3 or 4 years, as will others have , would they bring in the new faces ?

Bryan Ferry may well also have been very accessible,  I haven't checked, never seen him,  but would be very happy to on Thursday night.

Counting Crows would be my dream headliner, can't see that happening though.



Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 20, 2018, 06:46:41 PM

Been musing on this one, my experience, albeit limited to a few instances, is that the Thursday headliner pulls in new faces who then come back year after year.  That's what we've found with friends who've been because we've banged on about it for years, then Squeeze, then Alice pulled them in and they haven't missed since. The grand headcount added is 8, but just wonder if anyone else has found the same.
 

2019 then ?  I'd love James or Stereophonics but I've seen them both so many times over the last 3 or 4 years, as will others have , would they bring in the new faces ?

Bryan Ferry may well also have been very accessible,  I haven't checked, never seen him,  but would be very happy to on Thursday night.

Counting Crows would be my dream headliner, can't see that happening though.




I think the ‘phonics may be a bit too big? Aren’t they still doing stadiums and so on?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Tony Pim on September 20, 2018, 07:26:54 PM
Yes but they do smaller venues too and smaller festivals.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: YaBB Master (Colin) on September 25, 2018, 10:31:31 PM
Soft Cell.
Nothing much else to say really. You know it would work.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: David W on September 25, 2018, 10:36:22 PM
Well, Marc Almond did a Sandy tour didn't he?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 26, 2018, 01:10:06 AM

Soft Cell.
Nothing much else to say really. You know it would work.
Not for me it wouldn't!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 26, 2018, 01:16:06 AM


Soft Cell.
Nothing much else to say really. You know it would work.
Not for me it wouldn't!


Same.

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 26, 2018, 01:18:28 AM



Soft Cell.
Nothing much else to say really. You know it would work.
Not for me it wouldn't!


Same.

Jules
See you at the Brasenose Jules!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Ancient Muse (Andy) on September 26, 2018, 02:24:09 AM
Despite Marc Almond and I sharing a birthday, I'd rather stick pins under my fingernails than sit through Soft Cell at Cropredy.  Sorry.

How about Justin Hayward ?   ;)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: davidmjs on September 26, 2018, 06:47:12 AM

Soft Cell.
Nothing much else to say really. You know it would work.


I think they'd be absolutely fab...but as they are having their final final final ever gig at the RAH, I suspect it's a non starter.

The Human League, however...


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on September 26, 2018, 06:53:49 AM
David Essex, Suzy Quattro and Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers are doing an arena tour together...prefer any, or all, of them to the eighties pop stuff.

Yes to Justin Hayward, I’ll be having a walk if Soft Cell appear, or Human League...those 80s bands somehow remind me of the worst aspects of being at secondary school.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jim on September 26, 2018, 09:08:22 AM
Julian Cope.
It might divide opinion.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on September 26, 2018, 09:32:44 AM

Julian Cope.
It might divide opinion.
No might about it! I'm a big fan but he can be a real arse live.


Er, how about Nick Mason's band?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Nick Reg on September 26, 2018, 11:30:42 AM


Julian Cope.
It might divide opinion.
No might about it! I'm a big fan but he can be a real arse live.


Er, how about Nick Mason's band?


We'll be alright, there's no suspended ceilings for him to climb into. JC that is.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on September 26, 2018, 11:47:05 AM

The Human League, however...


Where's the barfing emoji?

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on September 26, 2018, 02:13:37 PM
For me , after the past few years (Brian Wilson excepted , I did enjoy that).have seen acts lacking real energy.

Im still holding out for Frank Turner and the Sleeping souls but if not then Kaiser Chiefs are out there working.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Albie on September 26, 2018, 03:59:22 PM

Julian Cope.
It might divide opinion.


What, between those who thought he was really terrible, and those who thought he was really, really terrible?  ::)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: davidmjs on September 26, 2018, 05:32:49 PM
I'm a huge fan and Cope is brilliant live, but he'd be much better as an unexpected treat at 16:00 on the Sat afternoon... He is very, er, idiosyncratic these days though and couldn't be trusted not to swear a lot.  I'd probably advise against...


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Chris on October 03, 2018, 03:48:57 PM
THe first confirmed act (from the band themselves, via a friend) is Green Diesel I'm (reliably, I think) informed.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: blagden on October 03, 2018, 05:15:42 PM

THe first confirmed act (from the band themselves, via a friend) is Green Diesel I'm (reliably, I think) informed.


Who?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on October 03, 2018, 05:24:21 PM


THe first confirmed act (from the band themselves, via a friend) is Green Diesel I'm (reliably, I think) informed.


Who?


No, Green Diesel.

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Chris on October 03, 2018, 06:10:38 PM
A Kent folk-rock outfit....


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: blagden on October 03, 2018, 06:15:41 PM



THe first confirmed act (from the band themselves, via a friend) is Green Diesel I'm (reliably, I think) informed.


Who?


No, Green Diesel.

Jules


 ;D


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: StephenB on October 03, 2018, 06:30:38 PM
They should get us all hopping...


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on October 03, 2018, 08:14:40 PM




THe first confirmed act (from the band themselves, via a friend) is Green Diesel I'm (reliably, I think) informed.


Who?


No, Green Diesel.

Jules


 ;D



Were they at Acorn Fayre?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Swamp Donkey (Keith) on October 03, 2018, 08:22:11 PM
Lobiloo, yes I believe.

Superb at this years New Forest Folk Festival.
I really hope they are on. Folk Rock at the finest.




Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on October 03, 2018, 08:51:34 PM

Lobiloo, yes I believe.

Superb at this years New Forest Folk Festival.
I really hope they are on. Folk Rock at the finest.





Just checked...they were definitely on the line up for 2011, which turned into Oak Seed Barn. Knew I had heard of/seen them somewhere!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on October 04, 2018, 10:32:30 AM


Lobiloo, yes I believe.
Superb at this years New Forest Folk Festival.
I really hope they are on. Folk Rock at the finest.

Just checked...they were definitely on the line up for 2011, which turned into Oak Seed Barn. Knew I had heard of/seen them somewhere!


It’s never too late to become an overnight success!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Martin F on October 05, 2018, 12:22:17 AM

THe first confirmed act (from the band themselves, via a friend) is Green Diesel I'm (reliably, I think) informed.


They say they're playing Field 8.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on October 05, 2018, 11:06:33 AM


THe first confirmed act (from the band themselves, via a friend) is Green Diesel I'm (reliably, I think) informed.


They say they're playing Field 8.


“We’re playing Cropredy” is becoming the new Ryanair “We’re flying to Milan”.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Tasha on October 05, 2018, 04:04:41 PM



THe first confirmed act (from the band themselves, via a friend) is Green Diesel I'm (reliably, I think) informed.


They say they're playing Field 8.


“We’re playing Cropredy” is becoming the new Ryanair “We’re flying to Milan”.


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: markwood on October 05, 2018, 04:38:55 PM
Any chance of Roger McGuinn?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on October 05, 2018, 07:05:39 PM

Any chance of Roger McGuinn?


With Chris Hillman and Marty Stuart, doing the Sweetheart Of The Rodeo tribute, please.

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: davidmjs on October 05, 2018, 07:31:18 PM


Any chance of Roger McGuinn?


With Chris Hillman and Marty Stuart, doing the Sweetheart Of The Rodeo tribute, please.

Jules


Hasn't Roger called a halt on any more shows after the latest batch?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on October 19, 2018, 01:22:14 PM


Jeff Lynn's ELO would be great. Doesn't Peggy know every Brummie musician that ever was?

Last time I heard him Jeff Lynn's vocals they weren't always great, but with the right backup it's a good call. It would sell tickets, be huge fun and please the mob.


Songs are brilliant but Jeff Lynne has no stage presence whatsoever judging from this week at the O2 which was a virtual carbon copy of a couple of years ago


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Ian_ on October 19, 2018, 01:54:56 PM

 Personally I'd love to see Nick Mason's SOS or Steve Hackett, both as mentioned earlier in the thread. Would  ARW (The current Anderson and Wakeman incarnation) sell enough tickets, or wrong demographic?  ???


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on October 19, 2018, 02:37:58 PM
A New Day Festival in Kent on the weekend prior to Cropredy has already announced some interesting names for next year. Some of these could (should?) be a consideration for Cropredy. These include Focus, Soft Machine, Climax Blues Band, Zal Cleminson’s Sin Dogs, Glenn Hughes performing classic Deep Purple, Jackie Lyndon Band and Solstice. Also think Barclay James Harvest and America would go down well.

If these bands are playing A New Day then they should be within budget and be up for it a week later?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on October 19, 2018, 07:15:49 PM
Again sorry for the double post and I know this band last played Cropredy in 2012 but having seen them last year (again) I think Squeeze would fit the Thursday headline slot perfectly


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: StephenB on October 19, 2018, 11:59:57 PM
The Thursday headliner is usually so.eoneeverybody knows of and many like ( or maybe a tribute to the same...).
Somehow I don't think Zal Cleminson's Sin Dogs quite fits that brief...


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on October 20, 2018, 11:25:26 AM
No , not headliners, but Zal Cleminson exudes that Xfactor star quality, and they were very very good at the Brasenose last Cropredy.

Lower down the bill ? ............yes please.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: andrew c on October 27, 2018, 08:26:13 PM
went to see joan armatrading in York recently and I would love to see her back at cropredy doing what she does best which is what she does


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jim on October 27, 2018, 10:01:17 PM

went to see joan armatrading in York recently and I would love to see her back at cropredy doing what she does best which is what she does



Is that what she was doing at cropredy? Emptying the field is what she does best?
Oh well, I think you'll be in a small minority wanting her back. She had her shot and blew it big time.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on October 27, 2018, 10:33:29 PM


went to see joan armatrading in York recently and I would love to see her back at cropredy doing what she does best which is what she does



Is that what she was doing at cropredy? Emptying the field is what she does best?
Oh well, I think you'll be in a small minority wanting her back. She had her shot and blew it big time.


Totally agree, Jim. Shame, because she has some wonderful songs and a beautiful voice. In my view, she is more suited to smaller, indoor settings.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Gouty (Gary) on October 28, 2018, 12:11:07 AM
Why not book someone everyone likes...  :)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on October 28, 2018, 12:32:09 AM

Why not book someone everyone likes...  :)


Michael Palin and David Attenborough it is then.

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on October 28, 2018, 08:52:47 AM
A big regret for me is that Rick Parfitt passed away just as Status Quo had started doing their acoustic set. They were another band which did not impress all, when appearing at Cropredy.

However, a few months later they appeared at the Roundhouse (the Beeb were involved) doing the ‘Aquostic’ show. It was absolutely wonderful. Very ‘folky’.  The enjoyment and fun was back in their eyes.

It would have been just right for Cropredy. Then Rick died. :(

I know, that’s a separate thread which has been done before. Who we’d like to have seen.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Tony Mc on October 29, 2018, 10:16:59 AM

 They were another band which did not impress all, when appearing at Cropredy.


You are kidding! Quo smashed it for me. Never seen them and was a big bucket list for me. I thought they were awesome.

On a different note, how about Purple Zeppelin for headline? Much cheaper than the real thing and actually not a copy but a tribute (not unlike Blue Velvet many of you will remember). Excellent sing along, bounce along stuff!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on October 29, 2018, 11:36:24 AM


 They were another band which did not impress all, when appearing at Cropredy.


You are kidding! Quo smashed it for me. Never seen them and was a big bucket list for me. I thought they were awesome.

On a different note, how about Purple Zeppelin for headline? Much cheaper than the real thing and actually not a copy but a tribute (not unlike Blue Velvet many of you will remember). Excellent sing along, bounce along stuff!
The real Mr Plant and his band would go down a bundle.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Lubiloo (Lorna) on October 29, 2018, 06:31:25 PM


 They were another band which did not impress all, when appearing at Cropredy.


You are kidding! Quo smashed it for me. Never seen them and was a big bucket list for me. I thought they were awesome.

On a different note, how about Purple Zeppelin for headline? Much cheaper than the real thing and actually not a copy but a tribute (not unlike Blue Velvet many of you will remember). Excellent sing along, bounce along stuff!



I said they did not impress ALL...meaning they did impress some  :)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Danny_C on November 05, 2018, 11:42:25 AM

Why not book someone everyone likes...  :)


I am really not that keen on David Attenborough!!!!  :o


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: David W on November 06, 2018, 02:54:28 PM
First headliners were announced December 4 last year so I am sure contracts are being sent to and fro at the moment waiting for ink to dry etc.

Good luck Gareth, Peggy etc lets hope for some good 'uns.

DW


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: blagden on November 07, 2018, 06:41:01 PM
Having just listened to him on Lamacq what about Billy Bragg from Barking in Essex, he was stupendous when I saw him (and no one was more surprised than me).


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Dad Volt on November 07, 2018, 08:32:23 PM

Having just listened to him on Lamacq what about Billy Bragg from Barking in Essex, he was stupendous when I saw him (and no one was more surprised than me).

I love him but I believe he is quite a divisive character. Probably would bring in enough punters as a headliner.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: blagden on November 07, 2018, 11:28:09 PM


Having just listened to him on Lamacq what about Billy Bragg from Barking in Essex, he was stupendous when I saw him (and no one was more surprised than me).

I love him but I believe he is quite a divisive character. Probably would bring in enough punters as a headliner.


He is and I don't share any of his political views, but I was totally engaged.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Field 7 is Heaven (Trev) on November 08, 2018, 10:52:31 AM
Billy Bragg is a National treasure. He is writing songs that will become folk songs.I would love to see him at Cropredy. True he is the definition of radical politics. True he is putting out a message ....but its clever , compassionate and he gets it. He understands the opposite point of view and his songs respect the people who disagree with him.

These two show my reasoning .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRwXsJ3wmmo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07X_yk1v8S4

Yes Billy Bragg would do fine.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Tony Pim on November 08, 2018, 12:41:23 PM
Love the Braggster,  always enjoy seeing him and feeling his passion.  He's not a Thursday night headliner though at least in my view.

I'd love them to pluck another Brian Wilson or Alice Cooper out of the air,  someone I've never seen , then again Joan A fits that bill.

I've never seen Slade and no idea what they're like without Noddy,  or if they'd pull extra punters in,  or if they are a headliner,  but as I can't think of anyone else why not ?



Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jules Gray on November 08, 2018, 01:23:35 PM

I've never seen Slade and no idea what they're like without Noddy,  or if they'd pull extra punters in,  or if they are a headliner,  but as I can't think of anyone else why not ?


Because, as you said, no Noddy.

Jules


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Tony Mc on November 08, 2018, 01:30:49 PM

Love the Braggster,  always enjoy seeing him and feeling his passion.  He's not a Thursday night headliner though at least in my view.

I'd love them to pluck another Brian Wilson or Alice Cooper out of the air,  someone I've never seen , then again Joan A fits that bill.

I've never seen Slade and no idea what they're like without Noddy,  or if they'd pull extra punters in,  or if they are a headliner,  but as I can't think of anyone else why not ?




Saw Slade at Butlins a couple of years back (yes, I know, but what fun). They were great for an hour, but that's all they do. They are all getting on (I think Dave was 72 at the time). Played all the hits with great gusto and we all had a ball. Because Noddy and Jim wrote all the songs, Dave and Don need to keep treading the boards as they earned nothing from all the success. The stand-ins (who have been with them a good few years now, so well established in the band) were fine, not Noddy, but when its late, you've had a beer and you just want to partay, who cares.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: David W on November 08, 2018, 03:16:08 PM
Saturday afternoon - special guests Slade would be fab, top quality singalong stuff.

DW


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Albie on November 08, 2018, 11:29:43 PM


Having just listened to him on Lamacq what about Billy Bragg from Barking in Essex, he was stupendous when I saw him (and no one was more surprised than me).

I love him but I believe he is quite a divisive character. Probably would bring in enough punters as a headliner.


I've seen him at smaller festivals than Cropredy and he hasn't headlined. I like him but can't see him selling many tickets. He'd be good down the bill, although his politics make him a bit divisive, especially as he can be contemptuous of those with different opinions.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: David W on November 09, 2018, 08:58:10 AM

 although his politics make him a bit divisive, especially as he can be contemptuous of those with different opinions.


Cropredy never had anyone like that there does it?

DW


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on November 09, 2018, 09:37:17 AM
Not sure about the Thursday night headliner but I wouldn’t mind the Marillion/Fish etc rock slot on Saturday afternoon going to Black Star Riders (Scott Gorham’s band)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: NickNickNick (Nick) on November 09, 2018, 09:48:26 AM

although his politics make him a bit divisive, especially as he can be contemptuous of those with different opinions.


I agree with his politics in many cases but would not want him at the festival. If it's a music act with some good stage presence I'll be happy


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on November 09, 2018, 10:18:56 AM


although his politics make him a bit divisive, especially as he can be contemptuous of those with different opinions.


I agree with his politics in many cases but would not want him at the festival. If it's a music act with some good stage presence I'll be happy


Saw him supporting Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott this year and he was quite the engaging presence.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on November 09, 2018, 10:24:52 AM



although his politics make him a bit divisive, especially as he can be contemptuous of those with different opinions.


I agree with his politics in many cases but would not want him at the festival. If it's a music act with some good stage presence I'll be happy


Saw him supporting Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott this year and he was quite the engaging presence.


Still can’t see Mr Bragg as a headliner though


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: StephenB on November 09, 2018, 01:47:42 PM
He'd be good cor the pre-Fairport unplugged spot


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 09, 2018, 01:51:41 PM

Not sure about the Thursday night headliner but I wouldn’t mind the Marillion/Fish etc rock slot on Saturday afternoon going to Black Star Riders (Scott Gorham’s band)
Yes! They'd be brilliant


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Albie on November 09, 2018, 03:10:53 PM


 although his politics make him a bit divisive, especially as he can be contemptuous of those with different opinions.


Cropredy never had anyone like that there does it?

DW


The stickers this years caused enough dissent, but Billy in full on rant about Brexit................nah, can't see any problem there.  8)



Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: StephenB on November 09, 2018, 03:33:47 PM
Put him on with Diggers   :o


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: David W on November 09, 2018, 04:48:02 PM



 although his politics make him a bit divisive, especially as he can be contemptuous of those with different opinions.


Cropredy never had anyone like that there does it?

DW


The stickers this years caused enough dissent, but Billy in full on rant about Brexit................nah, can't see any problem there.  8)




I suggest a power duo Bragance.

DW


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: PaulT on November 09, 2018, 06:18:16 PM
Bragance... But would we end up with a set of Middle of the Road covers? At least they'd be chirpy. And cheap.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 09, 2018, 11:54:06 PM



 although his politics make him a bit divisive, especially as he can be contemptuous of those with different opinions.


Cropredy never had anyone like that there does it?

DW


The stickers this years caused enough dissent, but Billy in full on rant about Brexit................nah, can't see any problem there.  8)


He doesn’t have to mention it all all. Anyway, who knows where we’ll be next August!!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on November 10, 2018, 12:29:42 AM
Genesis Visible Touch. I’m not sure they’d pull in the punters, but I’d hate to have to follow them.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Jim on November 10, 2018, 12:35:49 AM




 although his politics make him a bit divisive, especially as he can be contemptuous of those with different opinions.


Cropredy never had anyone like that there does it?

DW


The stickers this years caused enough dissent, but Billy in full on rant about Brexit................nah, can't see any problem there.  8)


He doesn’t have to mention it all all. Anyway, who knows where we’ll be next August!!


Up sh1t creek without a paddle if it carries on as it is.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: StephenB on November 10, 2018, 08:56:18 AM
" Anyway, who knows where we’ll be next August!! "

Cropredy,  of course   ;D



Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: bassline (Mike) on November 10, 2018, 09:11:27 AM

Bragance... But would we end up with a set of Middle of the Road covers? At least they'd be chirpy. And cheap.


Excellent.  ;D


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on November 20, 2018, 01:54:22 PM
Apparently 3-day tickets for Cropredy 2019 go on sale on 3 December and we should be getting first news about the acts then as well.  :)


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: David W on November 27, 2018, 05:11:15 PM
I'm throwing Tears for Fears in the mix, playing Nocturne in July, about the right price I would guess and a decent half dozen singalong hits.


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bingers (Chris) on November 27, 2018, 05:25:31 PM

I'm throwing Tears for Fears in the mix, playing Nocturne in July, about the right price I would guess and a decent half dozen singalong hits.


Good call....saw them many years ago (1992 I think) and they were great then


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 28, 2018, 10:25:16 AM

I'm throwing Tears for Fears in the mix, playing Nocturne in July, about the right price I would guess and a decent half dozen singalong hits.
I'm going to see them in Feb anyway so I'll report back!


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: PaulT on November 28, 2018, 09:26:12 PM
It would appear that King Crimson may be playing at some festivals next year...


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: davidmjs on November 29, 2018, 06:35:34 AM

It would appear that King Crimson may be playing at some festivals next year...


Really?  For a bunch of notorious control freaks (especially on the sound front) that really surprises me... What's the context to your comment, Paul?


Title: Re: Thursday headliner 2019?
Post by: PaulT on November 29, 2018, 07:45:40 AM
Pat Mastellotto's reposted on fb a report to the effect that KC are planning shows across most of the globe (sorry, not Oz or NZ...) in 2019, and festival appearances are not being ruled out... Sounds like quite a punishing touring schedule for the more, er, mature gentlemen in the band.