29th May 2016 will mark the 4th year that we have played at Darwen Live, the UK’s biggest free to attend festival. It will also be the first time that we will be playing on the main stage. Not only this, we will be supporting the legendary Wendy James of the Transvision Vamps (“I Want Your Love” & “Baby I Don’t Care”).
To add to this we will be playing alongside some very special guests who will be joining us on stage. It will certainly not be one to miss!
So, we have made it through to 2016. Already we have as many gigs booked in our calendar in the first month of this year, than we had for the whole of 2015. Busy, busy, busy! We have lots of plans laid, wheels in motion and various other cliche sayings for “a lot of things in the works”. Here are some of them;
We’re heading back into the studio to record some more promotional material. This will probably come with some form of video footage.
We’re playing at a few different festivals and have been named for some quite tasty slots. Unfortunately we can’t name these yet as the line-ups have not been announced. You’ll just have to watch this space.
We’re proud to be involved with both St Catherines Hospice, Burnley Vs Cancer and a new charity, Lytham Sports Foundation. We will be performing at various shindigs for these charities over the course of the year.
Some things we can’t fully disclose yet as they are very much in the formative stages. Needless to say, your favourite musical Cons will be out and about this year. Make sure you come and see us!
Two gigs, two setups, two venues, one night. This was the situation we faced on the 25th of September. On stage at ‘The Eagle at Barrow’ for Ribble Valley Netball Club at 10pm for an hour followed by our rounding off ‘The Gail Simpson Memorial Dinner’ at Burnley Football Club at 12 midnight. Amazingly (and mostly down to what came close to military planning) everything went off without a hitch and both performances were a roaring success. We won’t be making a habit of trying to squeeze two performances in one night however! An article in the Lancashire Telegraph regarding the success of the night can be found here.
We had a blast headlining MasonFest at Darwen Library Theatre and it was great to see so many of the crowd get out of their seats, to come down to the front of the auditorium and start dancing!
We’re now preparing for the ‘Gail Simpson Memorial Dinner’ that will be held at Burnley Football Club on the 25th of September. It promises to be a fun-filled night with comedian Phil Walker, ex-Burnley Football club manager Stan Ternant in a “Q&A” with BBC Radio 5 presenter Tony Livesey and, of course, ourselves! Tickets for the event can be purchased here
We are pleased to announce that we will be returning to Darwen Library Theatre to headline a charity gig for Darwen man Mason Ralph. He suffered a near fatal accident in Greece and his insurance refused to cover the cost of his medical bills. All ticket proceeds are therefore going in support of this cause and we hope to see you there. Tickets can be purchased here.