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« on: September 27, 2005, 09:04:18 PM »



A few dates for 2006 have appeared on their website

27th & 28th March 2006 Nettlebed Folk Club
29th March 2006 Roses Theatre Tewkesbury
30th March 2006 Town Hall Marlborough
31st March 2006 Huntingdon Hall Worcester
1st April 2006 Lichfield Arts Centre
5th April 2006 Laurence Sheriff School Rugby
7th April 2006 St George's Hall Exeter
8th April 2006 The Pavilion Hailsham
9th April 2006 Brook Theatre Chatham

Keep an eye on the website as I'm sure there'll be others.
You might spot Chris L & DM in the montage above....
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2005, 10:06:37 PM »

oh good lots of shows down south
cheers lads Angry
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2005, 10:14:12 PM »

To give them their due, they played a couple up North this year, and they were so badly attended (bar Kendal) that you've probably had your chance....
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2005, 10:20:03 PM »

Well Litchfield shouldn't be too much of a trek I suppose... there is something about good fiddle music  Cool
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2005, 10:24:14 PM »

To give them their due, they played a couple up North this year, and they were so badly attended (bar Kendal) that you've probably had your chance....

oh goody goody a couple ooop north that'll be just round the corner then in our postage stamp sized bit of dear old albion
throw  the savages a couple of gigs in one eyed holes like brampton  what do you expect/
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2005, 10:32:04 PM »

oh good lots of shows down south
cheers lads Angry

I don't know what you call south, but there's none down here.

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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2005, 10:52:12 PM »

oh goody goody a couple ooop north that'll be just round the corner then in our postage stamp sized bit of dear old albion
throw  the savages a couple of gigs in one eyed holes like brampton  what do you expect/

But you also can't expect, on their first venture north of Birmingham, to cover each small area either. There are just too many musicians to take more than a few chances on making a loss.
It is also as much the responsibility of the potential audience to put themselves out to persuade the band that they ought to do more gigs.

I'm not suggesting a 200 mile round-trip, but a 45-60 minute one ought to be considered....
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2005, 10:56:19 PM »

To give them their due, they played a couple up North this year, and they were so badly attended (bar Kendal) that you've probably had your chance....

oh goody goody a couple ooop north that'll be just round the corner then in our postage stamp sized bit of dear old albion
throw  the savages a couple of gigs in one eyed holes like brampton  what do you expect/

I know exactly what you are on about.... I could rant further myself, but will bite tongue, before it gets self into trouble...lol
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2005, 11:00:33 PM »

They have an accomodation requirement of at least 12 rooms....maybe you can see why they can't afford to take a loss....
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2005, 11:02:35 PM »

liverpool,manchester,leeds,sheffield.newcastle all small market towns no chance of doing a gig in any of those backwaters
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2005, 11:18:05 PM »

They played Chesterfield last year for the first time and it was well attended... still hoping for a return...

Does that count as up north??  I guess it does to some.. but not to others..

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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2005, 08:38:37 AM »

Don't necessarily blame the band either - a lack of promoters willing to take the plunge is likely to be the problem. Include theatre bookers in that too.
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2005, 09:31:09 AM »

Speaking to Steve (Mr Kite) at David Hughes gig the other week I don't think its just the promoters. He was decrying the availability of suitable venues as a reason for not being able to attract suitable acts. Filling Bury Met when Show of Hands play isnt a problem (now) but FoF might struggle to fill a 300+ venue and smaller ones (<100) would mean they don't break even. There aren't that many in between, apparently, in the Leyland/Chorley/Bury area.
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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2005, 10:18:22 AM »

Good point. Nettlebed seats approx 120, and sells out. Hencee two nights. But they'd be looking at at least 100 a night.....
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2005, 01:11:58 PM »

And thats one of the problems Chris. Worden Arts centre holds 100-120 ish I believe but other than the Aggies I've never seen it that full. Good though FoF are I cant see them filling it first time. The next size up is Bury Met at 300ish. Nothing in between.  Angry
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