If It's Late July, It must be Pentrich Time Again.
For anyone who was at The George and Dragon last Friday and wondered who joined in for a few tunes after Dale and Monty had strut their stuff, it was Mike from the Monday sessions at The Bulls Head. Molly being absent due to a trip over to Belgium.
Dale has been putting in a lot of solo slots recently, including a run of shows with Ash Mandrake, who rather marvelously describes himself as traveling showman/minstrel/milliner/story teller/techno-jester/bard.
Continuing in his solo vein, Dale will be playing at the Twenty Ten acoustic night this Friday, the 18th and The Black Country Steam-O-Rama event at The Griffin in Dudley on Sunday
. If the event lives up to the fabulous poster above, it should be a good one. Nice to catch up with Crimson Clocks again too.
The acoustic/open mic nights that Dale organises at The Bulls Head, Belper Lane End are gaining a good following on Monday nights, more still welcome though if wish to contribute or just come and enjoy some of the Shottle Farm ale.
On Friday the 25th BB are back in full pomp at this years Old School Weekender/Rock and Blues Custom Show with a 5pm slot at the highly attractive Coneygrey Showgrounds site, near Pentrich, Derbyshire.
Not only will Molly be back for this one, Sven is also coming over from Germany and with Lord Monty and Red Ruff adding their stage presence it should be reminiscent of the excellent show at Bearded Theory earlier this year.
Tickets are £37 for the weekend and are available from http://rockandbluestickets.co.uk/website/
The festival runs over Friday and Saturday, there are also a few bands on Thursday night, which is becoming a really popular party atmosphere night.
Other bands performing include Vardis, Toseland, Eddie and The Hot Rods, Pig Iron, Jester and AKA Skaface.
After that it is only three weeks to go before AltFest, so the final detail and preparations for The Steampunk Experience area are sure to absorb most of the that time. We will preview the event in the next blog, for now check out http://www.alt-fest.com/index.html.
If you are still looking for a cd version of the Number 2 album, it is now available in both full booklet packaging and budget packaging from http://www.steampunkrecords.com/ at £10.99 and £5.99 respectively, both with free worldwide shipping.