::                                                              ::
  ::                     - WHAT'S RATTLIN' ? -                    ::
  ::       The Weekly Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts         ::
  ::                         Issue # 130                          ::
  ::                * TO THE MEMORY OF LADY JUNE *                ::
  ::                    Friday, June 11th, 1999                   ::
  ::                                                              ::


From: gong-gas <gong-gas@gpo.sonnet.co.uk>
Subject: Some sad news from GAS
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 99 09:30:50 +0000

I have some sad news to tell you all. Lady June passed into spirit in Deya earlier this week.

She had been working very hard to complete an exhibition of her paintings and collages due to open this coming weekend in Majorca. And although the details are unclear, it seems she suffered a massive heart attack sometime on Monday. Apparently she would have had no time to realise what was happening, or to summon help.

Strangely enough on Monday I suddenly thought "I must ring Lady June", which I did, but there was no answer. So I left a cheery message on her answer phone. I don’t know if she ever heard it.

I got to know June in the last 10 years, initially through Daevid and Gilli, and we got on well pretty much from the start. Well enough for her to ask me to release only her second album "Hit & Myth", 22 years after her first, "Linguistic Leprosy" had brought her to the notice of the music-buying public at large and gathered it’s cult following. But June’s work and influence was not confined to those two releases. When Daevid first mentioned her to me it was as ‘Gong’s landlady’, somewhere the band stayed while in London, and no doubt many other musicians, 'Canterbury' and beyond, did the same. She was also one of Kevin Ayers' closest friends, harshest critics and staunchest supporters. June was an important, though not always visible part of the 'Canterbury' story and it is fitting that her last recorded work, the unreleased "Rebela" has literally dozens of musicians associated with that scene contributing to it. And of course it was as an artist and a poet that she really excelled.

When I decided to release "Hit & Myth", a CD that had little chance of making any money for either June or GAS, people asked me why I did it (in fact it did alright and she was very happy with how it went). I suppose I just resonated with her work. I enjoyed the bemused zen question mark that often seemed to form in your head on seeing one of her artworks or reaching the end of one of her poems or songs. It was gentle, more gentle than June often was in fact. Life viewed and interpreted with your head slightly tilted.

My relationship with her was always a bit of a roller-coaster (as everyone's was I suspect). She could be a marvelously cantankerous person with a sharp sense of humour, but somehow I always felt her warm heart there beneath whatever the surface grumble was. In fact I think maybe those 'grumbles' were part of the spur to her creativity. Not only did she not perceive the world in a particularly 'conventional' way, she also didn't want to accept what she saw as its injustices and cruelties. So she translated and transformed them with her unique sense of the absurd. But in doing that she successfully brought most aspects of herself to her work, she didn’t hide anything, or behind anything. I don’t know what more you can ask from an artist. For me she had integrity.

Lady June could be tremendously methodical and she also had loads of style. And these two sides of her strangely come together in the circumstances of her leaving the world. Not only is her exhibition ready to go ahead, as it will, (details below) and her, as yet unreleased, final recordings "Rebela" are a ‘fantasy’ autobiography with a simply unbelievable but totally appropriate punch line, but last Saturday was also her birthday, when I’m sure she partied... and boy did she know how to party!

I'll miss the slightly wobbly, slightly gravelly-voiced "Hello Dearee" coming down the phone line, the surreal humorous collage calenders she made and sent out every year, her blustery exasperation at another of life's 'problems', her wicked laugh... I'll just miss her.


* * * * * * * *

The Gemini Show
Lady June and Frances Baxter
Drawings, Paintings, Objects and Photographs
La Residencia
Galeria Sa Tafona
12-24 June 1999
Open 6-9 daily


From: The Philm Freax Digital RoBOT! <zarvox@bigfoot.com>
Subject: Passing on...
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 16:56:20 +0200

I have just received a call informing me that yesterday, Wednesday June Campbell-Cramer, better known as Lady June, was found dead at her home in Deia, Mallorca, Spain. It appears she had been dead for some days. A routine investigation is underway.

No further information is available at this time, if and when it becomes available you'll find it at the URL below:

Philm Freax: Lady June


          LAST VERSE OF "THE LETTER" by June Campbell-Cramer


From: Earl Rapp <donnamx@waterw.com>
Subject: Gong in Wheaton Md.
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 15:55:14 +0400

Hello Everyone:

Although I am not a reviewer here goes. I made the 2 &1/2 hour trek to Wheaton Md. to see Gong and Porcupine Tree at a nice club called "Phantasmagoria", in Wheaton Md . Wheaton is a suburb of Washington D.C.

The first thing I feel the need to comment on: Was the vibe that night, it was electric and peaceful at the same time. good-time vibes.

The opening act "Porcupine Tree" was terrific. Even getting an encore from the crowd of old dudes ;-}

Gong's fans are way way way out-there, as is Daevid Allen. They played for two hours and the crowd never once got tired. We were bathing in Gnome-land, with Flying Teapots and Pot-head Pixies. Gong's crowd was going crazy as Daevid Allen
worked his magic and Pixie Dust. I now,  know why he is a legend, it's because he communicates with his audience and works them into a frenzy, and then musically freaks them out.

We met Mark Hewins, as he came off the stage, before the show started. I introduced myself and he shook my hand and gave me a huge hug. Then I introduced my wife Donna, and she received a big hug and two kisses. I could tell he really was glad to meet us after 3 years of being e-mail friends, thanks to this list and guesting on his "Rebela" CD.

Mark Hewins was so much fun to watch, and Gong is the weirdest band I have ever seen, in my life. Their music is so far out, and Daevid Allen, at the age of _61_ is an inspiration, to keep playing if you love it.

BTW I picked up Didier Malherbe and Loy Ehrlich cd "Hadouk" it is excellent in the jazz meets world music vein. Oh  I picked up Gong's tour T-shirt, it's great, it glows in the dark and is trippy under a black light.

I'll be in _Philadelphia_ on June 12th at the TLA to see Gong again .

I also met Kevin Bond in Md. a fellow Rattler, who had his Gong autographed collection with him, a very nice chap in deed.

I will never forget, that evening as long as I live. Both bands were in top form and the crowd was delightful.

Best Wishes:
Earl Rapp


From: John Wylam <wylam@bgnet.bgsu.edu>
Subject: Dean/Hopper/Tippett/Marshall
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 1999 15:49:18 -0400

Hi, Aymeric and Rattlers All --

After an apology for the long lurk, I have to add 2 cents' worth to the gig info about the above-mentioned quartet. Now, this is going to date me a little, but here's my admission: If I had to name four musicians I'd want to see in a "dream-" setting, if I could rub the magic lantern, I think this'd be one version.  I've been a KT fan since, well, forever ago (the second King Crimson LP, and then, a bit later, Tippett's first recording as a leader, *You Are Here....I Am There*).  The idea of Tippett working with three alumni of the Softs....well, bless us all.  

Here's a really stupid question, folks. Is there any information as to whether this group has recorded?  What an amazing document it would be, whether the entire concert was improvisation or a blend of improvs and set pieces.  

While on the subject of Tippett, I thought I'd contribute a couple of quick notes.  First, for anybody traveling to San Francisco, you owe it to yourself to check out either of the two Amoeba Music stores. The main store is on Haight St. in a converted bowling alley, and folks, believe me when I tell you they use every square inch of space, and the other is in Berkeley and nearly as large (also very near Rasputin Music, a place of almost comparable size). Selections are marvelous, as you can imagine. They're trying to develop an on-line service as well.

The other note takes the form of a question -- does anybody know whether Tippett's *You Are Here....* has ever been released on CD?  I still have a copy of the LP which, sadly, now skips. KT's second, *Dedicated To You....* has been released on CD and is quite wonderful.  I hear rumors that the landmark Centipede recording *Septober Energy* is on CD now, but haven't been able to confirm it.  

Wishing all of you well from the wilds of northwestern Ohio....

John Wylam


From: "Lake" <lhearne@email.msn.com>
Subject: Dean/Hopper/Tippett/Marshall
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 15:17:20 -0500

WR#129 listed an upcoming concert by Dean/Hopper/Tippett/Marshall.
Do these musicians apear on a cd as such ? Anything in the works ?

[No, there isn't any album by this line-up yet, and I assume they haven't even rehearsed together yet. As Olaf Seidel wrote, the quartet has been specially assembled for the event. The concert will be part of a opening ceremony for an exhibition of about 10 East German painters (one of them is Dr. Thomas Mueller alias T.M. Rotschoenberg, the main organizer of the event). Hopefully, there will be a recording of the concert - AL]


From: Phil Turnbull <pturnbul@acnielsen.com.au>
Subject: Blegvad links
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 1999 08:04:48 +1000


you probably already know about this site but it'd be nice to have it as
a link from your terrific Peter Blegvad page :


It's a weekly changing web version of the Guardian strip done by Mr B.



From: philT <pturnbul@bigpond.com>
Subject: Henry Cow re-releases
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 1999 16:47:47 +1000

> Received a memo from our friends at ESD, and as many of you already know,
> Henry Cow's 'Unrest' is either being remastered???? or already is. Do we
> really need another version of the same tracks at this point?

I've got a scratchy vinyl copy (share houses - can't live with 'em, etc), the ESD CD (which has got to have the lowest signal I have ever encountered in this medium and which is quite muddy because of this AND the extra tracks are nothing special) and now the remastered ReR release. Without a doubt the latest CD is WELL worth it : Crystal clear sound quality with a depth and variety of tone that just jumps out of my speakers. (btw, as I've said in other forums, I'm not a hi-fi nut - this really is a great sounding cd).

> Didn't HC archive their live shows onto tape and put them into vaults
> as a lot of musicians did which have been released onto CD in current times?

If they did then I'm sure that Chris Cutler would have some sort of plan to go through them all and release the best stuff. But this is all conjecture. Mr C - over to you?

As for the current 'Virgin album' re-release plan : I'm absolutely rapt - both CDs so far have been fantastic and the original mix of "In Praise of Learning" is something that I REALLY want to get back.


From: veeter <veeter@vermontel.net>
Subject: Gong in NYC
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 1999 20:01:09 -0400

Well, you wanted some commentary regarding Gong in the US... This was the first time I've seen them, I discovered thier music about 2 years ago. Here ya' go...

Drove 4 hrs and then a 2 hr train ride and saw them at the 8:00 show at the Knitting Factory in NYC (I live in Vermont). Unbelievable. They opened up with "Thoughts for Naught" into a killer "Master Builder", followed by "I Am Your Pussy" if my mushroom-addled brain remembers correctly. Daevid did a costume change for 'Oily Way' which was absolutely wonderful. Other things I remember were 'Isle of Everywhere', "You Can't Kill Me", "Eat That Phone Book", and "Sad Street/Prostitute Poem". The encore was "Selene".

They were all in top form, and young 'un's Chris Taylor and Mark Hewins added a lot of vital energy making this anything but an 'prog oldies' show (ever heard of Yes?;)). Mark is extremely adept at the MIDI guitar stuff, and can also get a wonderful heavy tone when need be. If you closed your eyes, you'd never know there wasn't a keyboardist. Chris seemed to nail the parts very well, considering the short amount of time he was with the band, and his youthful exuberance only contributed. I would've liked to have seen Pierre, but I've heard from several people that he just ain't the drummer he used to be, so I wasn't too disappointed.

I have to say, in all honesty, I was sooooo overwhelmingly impressed by Daevid
Allen. The man is in his mid-60s, and has the energy of three 20 year olds. His voice sounded great, he didn't sound like he was going through the motions (oh Jeez, this is the 78221nd time I've sang this, ho-hum - see above reference to Yes), and he was very into it. Everyone looked like they were really having a great time. I brought my friend along, who tends not to like 'prog rock' very much, he'd never heard of Gong, and he commented how surprised he was that they sounded so fresh, and almost funky. I think he was expecting an oldies show.

I'd like to hear some new music from them. Has anyone heard "Shapeshifter"? Comments? Review?

So if anyone from the Gong organization is reading this, I ask, please, dont wait another 5 years to come back to the States!

J Ryan

[Note: "Shapeshifter is not a "new" release. Although it was only released in the US in 1996, it dates back to 1992, well before the post-Gong25 reformation of "Classic Gong", although the US pressing does feature some live tracks from the 1996 line-up. "Shapeshifter" does however feature a great group, with Daevid Allen, Didier Malherbe, Pip Pyle, Graham Clark, Keith Bailey and Shyamal Maitra, plus various guests - AL]


From: Michael Bloom <MHB@MITVMA.MIT.EDU>
Subject: Henry Cow remasters
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 99 15:30:02 EDT

I for one really welcome the CD versions of Henry Cow's original mixes. I think there are glaring flaws with the remixes. As an example I offer the big arpeggio passage near the end of "With the Yellow Half-Moon and Blue Star". The guitar takes the first couple arpeggios, then the sax chimes in. The remix, being heavily prejudiced against wind instruments, suffers a great drop in intensity at that point.

Much as I love Lindsay Cooper's playing, I don't like the replacement of Geoff Leigh's sax with her bassoon in "Amygdala" at all; I think somehow it's out of balance.

I didn't find anything so obnoxious about the "Unrest" remix, of course excepting the inadequate volume level.

The "In Praise of Learning" remix is the worst of the lot; important horn lines are entirely missing, and the digital processing of Greaves's bass is not only anachronistic but cheesy.

* * * *

The Knitting Factory got its name from the fact that the first place they set up shop in had previously been used to produce sweaters and whatnot -- an actual factory for knitting. The name had nothing to do with Henry Cow and their socks. My understanding is that they did not at first intend to deal with the avant-garde stuff they eventually built their notoriety on, but they'd hired Wayne Horvitz to play there, and he turned them on to the musicians he was involved with. I believe Fred Frith came in on the heels of John Zorn.

I just bought "Pacifica", and I regret to say that I have not yet been able to listen to it without dozing off.


From: policy.office@mihra.org (Roger Bunn)
Subject: What's Rattling
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 1999 21:25:25 +0100

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From: Roger Farbey <r.farbey@bda-dentistry.org.uk>
Subject: WR Review
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 09:40:59 +0100


Sorry about the lack of reviews. Here's one. Went to see Annie Whitehead Experience in Chiselhurst, Kent a couple of months ago. For anyone who has not had the opportunity to hear her music, do not delay. You can catch her playing on Robert Wyatt's Shleep or see her later in the year at the Annie Whitehead / Robert Wyatt project. Her band plays a very upbeat form of contemporary jazz intermingled with reggae-esque rhythms. Whitehead plays a mean trombone flawlessly and does the instrument (and jazz) a PR service in her approachable attitude to the music. The others in the band play impeccably including their guitarist and drummer Liam Genocky. I found it virtually impossible not to tap along but then I'm a confirmed jazzer anyway. WR readers though, I'm sure, will find her music excellent. The band played some tracks from one of her last albums "Naked" which I highly recommend. Annie Whitehead's playing despite an inimitable style has certainly been influenced by the musicians she has played with in the past like the late Dudu Pukwana and Chris McGregor but her style is her own and is superb. If any WR readers ever get the chance to hear Annie Whitehead, do so.

ps. Just to continue the jazz thread WRers may be pleased to learn that the first two Mike Gibbs (Michael Gibbs and Tanglewood 63) albums featuring John Marshall on drums on at least one of them (and Jack Bruce on excellent bass on the first album Michael Gibbs) from around 1969/70 have finally been re-released on CD. A 'must' for anyone with ears.

Roger Farbey


From: SPACETUNES@aol.com
Subject: Gong live
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 07:41:42 EDT

I was at the New York Knitting Factory late show and I must say this was the best time I have seen the Daevid Allen Gong, I have seen them every time they came to the USA since the 25th birthday tour. Before I went to this last show  I heard that Pierre Moerlen had dropped out dur to "exhaustion", I was very pissed off when I heard this. I have seen Pierre play 3 times and is one of, if not the best drummer I have seen. I went to the Knitting Factory show ready to be a little disappointed, but like I said it was the best I had seen them, the drummer (I forget his name) was just awesome for someone who only joined the band two weeks before. Still would have loved to see Pierre, and so would the six people I brought who came to hear Pierre, each one of them was also more than satisfied. Also Mark Hewins was really great, to me I thought the things he did where better than Sharpstrings, just seeing him barefoot jumping around the stage with a big giant smile, you could tell he was having a ball. And to start the show with Master Builder was great. They will be playing at Philly this Saturday which is a little over 60 miles away and I will be there. If you get a chance see this incarnation of GONG, and to Pierre get with man you have a lot of fans that you let down, take the pipe out of your mouth and chill.
        Greg the Jersey Gypsy


From: MHolmes822@aol.com
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 09:11:39 EDT

Hi there

Just to let you know the latest.

* CARAVAN will be playing once again at what is fast becoming the band's annual  London gig at the Astoria on October 1st. Starting the show will be The  Amazing Blondel followed by Annie Haslam and Michael Dunford (the first time they will have played together live for some 12 years) and toping the bill Caravan. Tickets are just going on show now  B.O. 0171 434 0403. Credit Card/Switch 0171 434 0404

* Sorry to inform you that All Over You Too has been delayed due to various  reasons. The new release date will be in late September. Track listing so far  includes The Dog, The Dog, Ride, Very Smelly, Grubby Little Oik, Bobbing Wide, Hoedown, Stuck in a Hole, Nightware.

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED CARAVAN: "SURPRISE SUPPLIES - Caravan live in 1976" is now available in the shops and via HTD (HTDCD96) and features some great versions of Here Am I - Chiefs and Indians - Can You Hear Me - All The Way - Very Smelly Grubby Little Oik and Love In You Eye. All lovingly mastered utilising the legendary Canterbury Sound.


[Note: Among the performers on "All Over You Too" will be Hugh Hopper, who contributed bass to "Ride" - A.L.]


From: "Johnson, Mike" <mjohnson@meto.gov.uk>
Subject: Info
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 09:52:05 +0100


I just spotted in the Wokingham Times (Berkshire UK) last night that the Bill Le Sage Band is playing in Wargrave on Saturday and the lineup includes some well known Canterbury musos!

    Bill Le Sage            Vibraphone
    Jimmy Hastings        Sax
    Phil Lee                Guitar
    Simon Woolf        Bass
    Bill Eydon            Drums

Tickets are £8 from Tim Hodges on 0118 940 1219. Gig is beside the river at the Wargrave Boating Club 7-30pm - bring a picnic - bar provided. Sounds good to me (to quote Bill Bruford).

Mike Johnson


From: Michael Clare <mykelc@earthlink.net>
Subject: Daevid Allen's University Of Errors
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 18:53:53 -0700

Debut CD released this week..

"Money Doesn't Make It"
InnerSPACE 7707
Available online from Innerspace Records

July Tour Dates

Jul 17 - Starry Plough, Berkeley, Ca w/Thumb Of The Maid
Jul 21 - Ashland,Or. TBC
Jul 22 - Berbati's Pan, Portland, Or. w/ Rockin'Teenage Combo
Jul 23 - The Rainbow, Seattle, Wa.  w/Rocin' Teenage Combo
Jul 24 - Sam Bond's Garage, Eugene, Or.
Jul 27 - Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, Ca.
         Full Moon Waxing Party w/ Azigza and Rockin' Teenage Combo

Full US Tour in planning stage for September


From: Adam Levin <alevin@DarkAether.Net>
Subject: Dark Aether Project June Concerts in NJ/MD/PA/DC
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 15:22:33 -0400 (EDT)

Hi folks,

We have four concerts coming up in the next two weeks. You'll find directions to each venue on our website at http://www.darkaether.net/

- Sat Jun 12 11pm -Live in the studios of WBZC 88.9 FM - Pemberton NJ

  WBZC can be heard in the Southern NJ/Philadelphia/Delaware area. For
  those going to see Gong at the TLA in Philadelphia, be sure to tune in
  on your way home. If you'd like to be in the studio audience, email
  info@darkaether.net and we'll reserve you a spot if there's still room.

- Thu Jun 17 9pm - Cafe Tattoo - 4825 Belair Road - Baltimore MD
                   with Chaos Code and Winston's Dog

  Chaos Code grew out of the group "The Web" - a prog rock cover band
  which Yaman was a member of before joining DAP. Now writing and
  performing originals, Chaos Code's music is a mix of classic and more
  modern melodic prog with many dynamic changes featuring vocals,
  flute, keys, guitar, bass guitar, stick, and drums. They'll perform
  their originals as well as a possible cover or two (they recently
  performed Genesis' "Musical Box"). Winston's Dog is a modern rock band
  from PA who DAP vocalist Ray Weston will be playing bass with.

-  Sat Jun 19 8pm - W. Hare American Legion Hall - 2nd/Walnut - Lansdale PA
                    with Uncle Gut

  Uncle Gut is a heavy fusion power trio from the Baltimore area who have
  just released an excellent debut CD.

- Fri Jun 25 8pm - Phantasmagoria - 11319 Elkin St - Wheaton MD (near DC)
                   with Solaris

  Solaris is a highly acclaimed six-piece classic progressive rock band
  from Hungary. This will be their first US east coast performance. Their
  unique musical identity is based on a dynamic blend of virtuoso flute,
  guitar and keyboards balanced by a driving rhythm section (with two bass
  players!) woven into dynamic compositions that blur the lines between
  classical, jazz and rock music. Solaris will be performing in support of
  their new release _Nostradamus_ - their first studio album of new
  material in nearly a decade.

Many other shows on the way including the 5th annual Progday outdoor international music festival in Chapel Hill NC Labor Day weekend with Thinking Plague, Discipline, Tenn Jinn (US), NeBeLNeST (France), Tribe of Cro (Belgium), Consorzio Acqua Potabile (Italy), Equinox (Panama), Apocalypse (Brazil) and others TBA. Stay tuned to the website at http://www.DarkAether.Net/



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*               FORTHCOMING CANTERBURY-RELATED CONCERTS                 *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

        [for more info : check out the 'Concerts' page of CALYX]

==> CARAVAN <============================================================

Jun 12 - Diss (Norfolk), The Park Hotel

Info: Ron Keenes <mailto:sugarshack@netcom.co.uk>
Phone: (0)137 985 4206 or (0)137 985 4513

Oct 01 - London, Astoria [+ special guests]

==> GONG / AMERICAN TOUR <===============================================

Jun 12 - Philadelphia (PA), Theater of Living Arts [info: 831-425-0270]

==> PETER BLEGVAD TRIO <=================================================

Jun 14 - London, Embassy Rooms [Tottenham Court Road]
with guests: Syd Straw, B.J. Cole, Adam Phillips, Loudon Wainwright III, Jakko Jakszyk, Kristoffer Blegvad, Eddie Reader
[also live on GLR between 10.00 and 13.00 same day - trio only]

Jun 18 - Bristol, Hope Centre

Solo gigs:

Jun 27 - Paris, Hotel du Nord [with Robyn Hitchcock] (8pm)
Jun 28 - Paris, Hotel du Nord [with Robyn Hitchcock] (8pm)

Info: http://www.anythingmatters.com or <mailto:matters@wanadoo.fr>

==> DIDIER MALHERBE + LOY EHRLICH <======================================

Jun 23-27 - Essaouira (Morocco), Festival de musique Gnawa

Didier's website: http://www.multimania.com/malherbedidier/

==> KEVIN AYERS / BELGIAN DATES <========================================

Jul 11 - Koekelberg, Baseliek Plazeyfestival Park
Aug 20 - Mechelen-Vismarkt, Dijlesfeesten
Aug 22 - Wilrijk, Spytelinck Kasteel
Sep 19 - Bornem, CC

Info: BOOM! Bookings, phone: + 02 360 28 51

==> GONG GLOBAL FAMILY <=================================================
                  GODDESS T [G.Smyth-D.Allen-M.Hewins-O.Allen-T.Wandella]
           GONG TRIO [ex-Brainville] [D.Allen-M.Hewins-H.Hopper-C.Cutler]

Jun 23 - Tokyo, On Air West
Jun 24 - Tokyo, On Air West
Jun 26 - Kyoto, Taku Taku
Jun 27 - Okayama, Pepperland
Jun 28 - Osaka, Club Quattro

==> JOHN ETHERIDGE BAND feat. THEO TRAVIS <==============================

Jun 12 - Coventry, University of Warwick Arts Centre
Info: 01203 524524

==> MAGICK BROTHERS (D.ALLEN/G.CLARK/M.ROBSON) <=========================

Aug 11 -  Cornwall (tbc)
Aug 13 or 14 - Wimbourne, Gaunt's House Gathering
[more dates t.b.a.]

==> E.DEAN / H.HOPPER / K.TIPPETT / J.MARSHALL <=========================

Sep 04 - Chemnitz (Germany), Augustusburg Castle

Info: http://home.t-online.de/home/Karsten.Gehlsdorf/

==> ANNIE WHITEHEAD / ROBERT WYATT PROJECT <=============================

Oct 10 - Nottingham / Nov 12, 13 or 14 - London, QEH (Jazz Festival)

This project will consist of Robert Wyatt compositions performed by a 10-piece band featuring Julie Tippetts (vocals), and Ian Maidman (vocals/bass), Didier Malherbe (sax/fl), George Khan (sax), Harry Beckett (tpt), Jeanette Mason (kb), Liam Genockey (d) and Gazy Azuks (pc). Please note that Robert Wyatt *will not* be appearing, although he will be attending various rehearsals to lend his ideas and direction.

==> BARBARA THOMPSON'S PARAPHERNALIA - UK TOUR <=========================

Jun 13 - Nottingham, Bonington Theatre (High St., Arnold) / Jun 16 - Camberlay (Surrey), Arts Link (Knoll Road) / Jun 17 - Southampton, University / Turner Sims Concert Hall / Jun 18 - Kendal (Cumbria), Brewery Arts Centre (122A Highgate) / Jun 19 - Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music / Jun 24 - Ely (Cambridgeshire), The Maltings, Ship Lane / Jun 25 - Halsted (Suffolk), Boxford Fleece Jazz Club / Jun 27 - Lichfield, Jazz & Blues Rugby Club (Tamworth Road)

Info: http://www.temple-music.com/

==> GLOBAL <=============================================================

Jul 10 - Salisbury, Lama Tree Festival / Aug 14 - Devon, Arlington Court Festival (near Barnstable) / Sep-Oct - small tour of Scotland/Ireland


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*                        AND OTHER GOOD GIGS...                         *
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==> MIKE OLDFIELD <======================================================

Jun 18 - Budapest (Hungary), Kisstadion / Jun 19 - Vienna (Austria), Stadthalle - Jun 20 - Hanau (Germany), August Scharrtner-Halle / Jun 21 - Böblingen (Germany), Sporthalle / Jun 23 - Berlin (Germany), Icc / Jun 24 - Dresden (Germany), Freilichtbuhne / Jun 25 - Hamburg (Germany), Stadtpark - Jun 26 - Rostock (Germany), Stadthalle / Jun 27 - Bielefeld (Germany), Stadthalle / Jun 28 - Bonn (Germany), Museumsmeile / Jun 29 - Rotterdam (Netherlands), Ahoy / Jul 01 - Pamplona (Spain), Plaza De Toros / Jul 02 - Valencia (Spain), Jardines De Los Viveros / Jul 03 - Murcia (Spain), Polideportivo San Javier / Jul 04 - Ubeda (Spain), Nuevo Campo De Futbol De San Miguel / Jul 06 - Barcelona (Spain), Palau Sant Jordi / Jul 07 - Palma De Mallorca, Plaza De Toros / Jul 08 - Madrid (Spain), Plazas de Toros de Leganes / Jul 09 - Salamanca (Spain), Plaza De Toros / Jul 10 - Santander (Spain), Campo de Futbol Castro Urdiales / Jul 12 - Paris (France), Grand Rex / Jul 13 - London, Wembley Arena / Jul 14 - Birmingham, Nec / Jul 15 - Dublin, The Point / Jul 17 - Udine (Italy), Castle / Jul 20 - Fürth (near Nürnberg) (Germany), Stadthalle / Jul 22 - Zurich (Switzerland), Live At Sunset / Jul 23 - Leipzig (Germany), Parkbühne / Jul 24 - Prague (Czech Republic), Sports Hall / Jul 29 - Langelands Festival (Denmark) / Jul 31 - La Coruna Festival (Spain)

More info: http://www.mikeoldfield.org

==> OZRIC TENTACLES / US TOUR <==========================================

Jul 07 - Boston (MA), Paradise Rock Club [info: 617-562-8801] / Jul 08 - Philidelphia (PA), Theatre of Living Arts [info: 215-922-1011] / Jul 09 - New York (NY), Wetlands Preserve [info: 212-966-4225] / Jul 10 - New York (NY), Wetlands Preserve [info: 212-966-4225] / Jul 11 - West Springfield (VA), Jaxx Niteclub [info: 703-569-5940] / Jul 13 - Atlanta (GA), The Variety Playhouse [info: 414-524-7354] / Jul 14 - Winston-Salem), Ziggy's [info: 336-748-0810] / Jul 15 - Towson (MD), Recher Theater [info: 410-547-7598] / Jul 16 - Cleveland (OH), Odeon Concert Club [info: 216-574-6328] / Jul 17 - Detroit (MI), The Majestic [info: 313-833-9700] / Jul 18 - Chicago (IL), House Of Blues [info: 312-923-2011] / Jul 20 - Milwaukee (WI), Shank Hall [info: 414-276-7288] / Jul 21 - Minneapolis (MN), First Avenue [info: 612-338-8407] / Jul 22 - St Louis (MO), Mississippi Nights [info: 314-664-1015] / Jul 24 - Boulder (CO), Fox Theatre [info: 303-447-0095] / Jul 25 - Boulder (CO), Fox Theatre [info: 303-447-0095] / Jul 27 - Ventura (CA), Ventura Theatre [info: 805-965-2231] / Jul 29 - West Hollywood (CA), House Of Blues [info: 323-848-5700] / Jul 30 - Santa Cruz (CA), Palookaville [info: 831-454-0600]

==> FRENCH T.V. / US TOUR <==============================================

Jun 17 - Columbia (MO) / Jun 19 - Denver (C0) / Jun 24 - San Diego (CA) / Jun 25 - Pasadena (CA) / Jun 26 - San Francisco (CA) / Jun 30 - St.Louis (MO)

Info: mailto:msarybeep@hotmail.com


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