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We’ve just agreed a great (and we mean GREAT!) gig in a few weeks’ time in a new venue for us. A Canadian band called Viper Central (www.vipercentral.ca) are over on a UK tour and we are doing one of our ‘Bluegrass Nights’ at the Beambridge Hotel just outside Wellington. This will be on the 13th July, a Friday night. Tickets for this are a mere £8.00 (available from our website www.thunderbridgebluegrass.com or by calling 01823 667669)
We first came across this great acoustic 5 piece when we were in Holland back in 2009, and its great that they’re now coming to play with us again. Thunderbridge will also be on the bill airing some great new songs, so get in quick – as usual, only 100 tickets available! Please note: There was a brief rumour that Viper Central would be playing wiht us at Wellington Park on the follwing Sunday 15th July. This is NOT the case – the only way you’ll get to hear both Viper Central AND Thunderbridge together on the same bill is at the Beambridge.
Hello Thunderfans- this month we have two very special gigs, both (kinda) overseas. They are both over seas…
Firstly, we have another visit to the wonderful New Inn on Tresco. One of the Isles of Scilly. We’ve been there a few times now and it is always a blast. Beautiful place, lovely people, and fantastic hospitality. 22nd 23rd and 24th of June.
Secondly, we are heading to Ireland! We have the pleasure to be playing at the Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival on Saturday the 30th of June. It looks like a great lineup, so come on over for the weekend- it is a truly beautiful part of the world, with the bonus of some world-class music.
Hi all, and welcome along to April already……
We had a ball in March, in between emergency hospital visits, lost voices and other commitments we managed to celebrate our 7th birthday and pull off several lovely gigs across the region and met loads of new people. We also fullfilled one of the recent Jessie’s
Fund auctions (www.jessiesfund.org) and raised a stack for the worthy charity. Thanks to all who came to all the shows – and thanks of course to all who made them happen. The latest CD, Back In The Land Of The Living Room, also acheived a 5 star review in Maverick Magazine (available online and in WHSmiths), which was lovely.
We’re all busy during April, what with Jules doing lots of thespian stuff on the side and of course the now-compulsory Sore Fingers bluegrass school during Easter week, of which he is now a main fixture. He’s also playing this evening, Good Friday, at the wonderful Milverton Music Club (www.milverton-music.co.uk) with the wonderfully daft Green & Bushell, featuring Jules on whatever he can get his hands on and the clown-prince Rupert Green on vocals and Ukelele. They’ll be doing a little set during the evening, and Nick will turf out a couple of new solo songs too, as he gears up for the recording of his third solo CD. Martin’s busy working on some special additions to the usual Thunderbridge show and Brian’s got the job replacing Earl Scruggs….RIP Earl.
Thunderbridge-wise it’s been a long time comin’, but we’re FINALLY doing another Jessie’s Fund gig on the 14th April for our old mate and chief venue-owner Vic Bigg. He’s been off the scene for a while but he’s taken over The Holywell Inn, a lovely little pub just outside Wellington and we are there on the 14th to celebrate the opening of his function room. It’s free admission, great beer, great
bluegrass and of course a great laugh all around. Welcome back Vic & Paulette, you have no idea how much Thunderbridge
need a place like yours……We start at 8.30 ish and who knows what time it will end. There may also be a guest spot from long-time friend Jim Bellamy on the banjo. We can’t wiat…Oh! And if that wasn’t enough, it’s Jules’ birthday that day too!!! Come and share the cake…..
Nick will be hosting another 2-hour Folk Roots and Branches radio show on www.10radio.org on Thursday 12th April at 6pm. He’ll be going through all sorts of stuff from his collection and will be digging deep for great music, especially the ‘roots’ part of the show! Please
log on if you can…..
On Thursday 19th April we’re heading off to Bournemouth to play the great Bournemouth Folk Club. We’ve played there before and had a ball – a really lovely venue, and top-notch support from the folky-rootsy-grassy Catherine Burke. More details on the website.
There’s also a new band entry for us on the great website www.ukbluegrass.com, which is a site well worth checking out.
Keep well, have a great Easter and, as always, we hope to see you out there soon.
…a special announcement!
Thanks to all who came and supported our Christmas Shindig – over £400 raised for Jessie’s Fund and a super evening was had by all. Apart from an open-air session at Princesshay Shopping Centre in Exeter on 17th Dec (11am – 2pm) (gloves on boys!), and a solo gig for Nick that evening in Bath, we’re done for the year. Thanks for all your support in 2011, and we hope to see you again in 2012, when we have loads of great things planned….
Hey y’all, it’s festival time again and as a super warm up we have just done three nights on the Isles of Scilly – a wonderful time was had and some great gigs played. The new CD sold really well, so if the first weekend of availabilty is anything to go by, get one NOW while stocks last!!!
You can now follow us on twitter @thundernick, and facebook too, just click the links to the right.
OK, here’s the gigs for Sept…..