So there you have it. End of an era. Thanks to everyone who came to the final shindig, Jacey’n'Dan the opening act, Wild Bill the door, Andy the pics, W-A-A Penny Steve et al the venue, friends, family, supporters, everyone. And thanks to all of you who have ever come and enjoyed our performances, wherever/whenever it/you/we may be. This is a sad day. But here’s to the future! *clink.
Andy has posted some pics of the night in the gallery.
We have one last item to offer you as well- our Last Record Album. Have a peek in the store.
Goodbye lovely people.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
(does anyone get the reference??)
As the Final Shindig tickets sell remarkably quickly, Thunderbridge finally, after 7 years of trying, make the front page of the local rag! Still a few tickets left – please call 01823 667669
See you there!
It is with huge regret and sadness that Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys have announced that they are to cease playing together. Their last gig is scheduled for 8th December at their old stomping ground, Wellington Arts Centre.
The decision comes as the band finishes their seventh year playing their own brand of UK bluegrass. Many miles have been travelled, many gigs have been played, they still are, and will remain great friends who have achieved a great deal together. With other commitments increasingly hindering valuable band time, it has been decided that the band needs a break.
There will always be the possibility that they’ll get together again in the future, but as a great songwriter once said…”A rest is as good as a change”
For 2013, Nick will continue to promote his new solo CD ‘Broken Radios’ (have a look at www.nickgm.co.uk) with a new band and Jules will carry on playing bass with various other people (info and links at www.julesbushell.com). Brian will be taking a break from playing live and Martin will be venturing into some other musical projects. Both Brian & Martin can be contacted by visiting email@example.com. The band’s website will remain up and running for the foreseeable future, and Thunderbridge Promotions will endeavour to continue to promote top quality bands who are passing through the region.
The band wish to pass on their thanks to all the friends and followers they have throughout the UK, and beyond, and for all the support they have been given since their first concert together in 2005.
Their penultimate gig will be next Saturday 17th November at the newly-built Langford Budville village hall, and ticket information is available here
Tickets for their last show at the Arts Centre are priced £10 each and are strictly limited to 100. In support will be’ Jacey & Dan’, a super acoustic duo up from Cornwall. More information and tickets will be available imminently.
Hi all, and thanks to all those who came and made the especially special 6th Annual Bluegrass night even more special than the especially special night it was supposed to be. Our guest, Stompin’ Dave Allen, had a ball of a time and certainly made a few new friends. In all, we reckon we offered more for your £ than the Rolling Stones, given that our tickets were a fraction of the price and we even took the time to speak to you all afterwards. When we play the 02 Arena, we’ll still charge you all a tenner and stand at the door and say goodbye to each and every one of you after the gig. Eat yer hearts out Mick and Keef…..Photos of the gig are on the website, check out the gallery.
Anyway, onto more pressing things…..
There’s a great band playing at the Victoria Rooms in Milverton this coming Saturday 20th October – Blame Sally (www.blamesally.com) are from California and are a female four piece acoustic roots / country / bluegrass band. Think the Dixie Chicks in a few years’ time, and there’s Blame Sally. Thunderbridge ARE NOT playing, (although Nick Thunderbridge has nabbed an opening slot ably assisted by Martin Thunderbridge on the guitar) but we thought you ought to know about this lot as they’re right up our street, so in theory will be up yours too…..tickets are a mere £10 and include TWO opening acts and a free chair to sit on. More info at 01823 400544.
Secondly, remember Thunderbridge Ale? Richard Masters is the man responsible and he’s only gone and opened a pub near Wellington, hasn’t he? Well, just to make sure he’s brewing the right stuff, Thunderbridge have decided to pay a visit to the pub on Wednesday 24th October to play some songs to whoever turns up. It’s open to the public, and any money raised in the passing of the song hat will be donated to Jessie’s Fund, the band’s chosen charity. He has promised many different ales on draught, including the now legendary Thunderbridge Ale, all of which is brewed on site. The pub is at Greenham Business Park and (whilst it doesn’t look that way from the outside) has a bar, bar stools, an old fireplace and proper beer. Thunderbridge will be there playing from about 8.30 so why not come along and revisit those heady days of The Martlet Inn, if you remember them? Check him out at www.mastersbrewery.co.uk 01823 674444. Good times.
Other than that, we’re still rocking on to the winter, and doing a rather good job of it too, even though we say so ourselves.
Check Nick’s new CD at www.nickgm.co.uk – it’s nearly ready, thanks to the rest of the Thunderbridge Boys, who have all lent their skills in one way or another…..
Rock N Roll.
Hello everyone! Just a quick note to remind you all that we are playing at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre THIS FRIDAY, so if you don’t have your tickets yet, it would be a jolly good idea to give them a call on 01823 414141 or look up www.tacchi-morris.com