Hi all, and many thanks to those who came to Friday’s SELL OUT show with the Down County Boys. It was great to see so many familiar faces after such a long time. We are delighted with the response we had for ThreeBridgesThree’s proper debut gig, and we are also pleased to announce the following:
Sunday December 8th
The Beambridge Inn, Wellington TA21 0HB
Flats & Sharps supported by ThreeBridgesThree
Tickets £10 from the STORE or from Gibbins Richards estate agents in Wellington High Street (phone 07812 384293).
Flats & Sharps are a very young quartet from Penzance. They have been playing bluegrass music since they can remember and are rapidly becoming the UK’s hottest Bluegrass ticket. We are thrilled to be hosting them at The Beambridge after a terrific year which has seen them tour play many gigs in Europe, play The Royal Albert Hall and also become good mates with Ralph Lauren (!). Not only are they fantastically talented, but they are highly entertaining and annoyingly charming to go with it.
The gig last Friday sold out more than two weeks before the date. Don’t leave this one too late, will you?
Many thanks for your continued support of live music in the area – as long as you keep coming, we can keep putting them on!
Nick, Jules, Clare and the Three Bridges Promotions team
(Formerly Thunderbridge Promotions)
Website coming soon!
Nick and Jules are proud to announce that their new band, ThreeBridgesThree, will be filling the support slot at the next Bluegrass Night on October 11th, with Very Special Guests The Down County Boys.
The pair have been working over the last few months with Clare Mactaggart on fiddle, and the new acoustic / electric trio are about to launch into a series of Autumn gigs. The Bluegrass Night, at the Beambridge Hotel, will be the first chance for many of you to see the new band, and hear new versions of some old Thunderbridge favourites (no point letting a good song die!), as well as some new material. The main act on the night, The Down County Boys are one of the longest-serving British bluegrass bands, first forming in the north of England in the early sixties.
Tickets for this event have now sold out. However, we are pleased to announce that Flats & Sharps (www.flatsandsharps.co.uk) are our next Special Guests for another Bluegrass at The Beambridge concert on December 8th. Tickets will be available very soon
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.