If This Is Sunday? It Must Be Cradley Heath!
Featured picture is from the Official Monster Raving Loony Party's cabinet re-shuffle, outside The Matlock Bath Pavilion, last Saturday, courtesy of Karen farrow.
You will note that BB's very own Dale Rowles (aka Lieutenant Jagerschnitzel) is prominent within and the latest news from the conference, is that he will be a candidate for the party at the next general election, standing in one of the Derbyshire constituencies.
Moving swiftly on since BB have a busy schedule for this coming week. Not sure if four gigs in as many days constitutes a tour, it is however four opportunities to catch BB with both Molly and Sven, before the latter returns to Germany at the beginning of next week.
Should that not prove sufficient reason to "come on down", then in addition to that, all gigs will be augmented by the inimitable Lord montague Jaques Fromage III.
First up on Thursday is a visit to The Snooty Fox on the bottom of Wakefield's, Kirkgate. The great bonus about The Snooty Fox is, that should you not be able to make any of the shows, then the venue will be streaming events live from around 8.30pm. You may access this via the website at http://www.snootyfoxlive.com/.
On Friday another BB favourite venue when the play The Sitwell Tavern in Derby city centre, Sitwell Street, just off Babbington Lane.
More familiar territory for the band on Saturday, when they will be appearing at The Black Market in Market Warsop, near Mansfield.
Some new ground on Sunday when they play The Hollybush Arts Centre in Cradley Heath. BB will be joined by fellow Steampunks Birthrite, a fabulous live show in their own right and on what is almost home ground for them.
The event runs from 2pm and will wrap up at 8pm. Dale will be doubling up with a solo slot earlier in the afternoon along with Nigel Self, not sure if that is solo or with his band The Driblers, who were very entertaining at Matlock Bath last Sunday.
The venue is about a mile on foot from Cradley Heath railway station, taking a right on to Forge Lane which becomes Lower High Street and Foxoak Street, left into Newton Lane, venue is on the right.
All gigs are free and if Saturday's show was anything to go by, well worth venturing out for.