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Blue Bishops. The Crawdaddy. 2nd March

February 28th, 2012 by admin
Jim, Simon, Geoff and Justin

Blue Bishops outside the Crawdaddy

In the 50th anniversary year of the club that launched the Stones, Yardbirds, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and so many of the stars who went on to invade America in the British Blues Boom, the Crawdaddy re-opens at the site it was relocated to when the Station Hotel in Richmond simply couldn’t handle the crowds.  On friday 2nd March [doors open 7.30]  the re-opening will take place in the very spot at the Richmond Rugby Club where so many careers took off. And we are honoured to have been asked to play the gig.

BBC Session

May 31st, 2011 by admin

A great session, with Rabbit along on keyboards. Words Left Unsaid from our ‘deep’ album and Blues Stand in Line, Credit Card and The Black Diamond from ‘In the Red.’ Broadcast will be on Paul Jones’ Show,BBC Radio 2, 7pm to 8pm, Monday 6th June.

Rab, Geoff and Si

The Paul Jones Show Radio 2

April 26th, 2011 by admin

Our live apprearance on the Paul Jones Show has now been put back to be broadcast on the 6th June 2011 and some more on the 20th June. Listen in to hear songs from the latest album, In the Red, and a favourite from the ‘deep’ album.

 

 

 

Barry Middleton interviews Simon Burrett

February 13th, 2011 by admin

BM: What was the first gig that you played and who with?

Simon: At 14 years old with the Square Roots, our band at Nottingham High School, with Geoff Gurd [went on to be a musician and record producer] his brother Johnny and drummer Bill Davis who was very grown up to us as he was a ‘fireman’ on mainline trains. It was at a do for ‘Mrs Vartan’s Dancing Class.’ No one gave a damn about learning to dance – it was just a great way to meet the girls from Brincliffe and the Girls High School. Read the rest of this entry »

Paul Jones Show live, Radio 2

February 13th, 2011 by admin

Looks like were in the beeb studios soon to record a live slot for the Paul Jones Show. I think the broadcast will be the begginning of May so watch this space! We’re really pleased to see the support for ‘In the Red’ building thoughout the world, with indie radio stations in USA, Canada, Israel, Holland, Belgium…picking it up and playing. So Bishops fans, the more you ask, the more it builds up. Thanks to you all!!!

I’m hoping our live session will help draw attention to this being the 60th annivarsary of the Easington Colliery Disaster. The subject of the song Black Diamond. We’re hoping to confirm a benefit date in Durham on or around the day itself. Waiting to hear…

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