Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls have announced details of a headline tour of the UK later this year. The ‘Get Better Tour’ will take in 20 cities throughout November and December.
Turner has partnered with Plus 1 so that £1 from every ticket sale goes to War Child, a charity supporting children and families affected by conflict and striving for a world where no child’s life is torn apart by war www.warchild.org.uk
Turner said, “I’m very happy to be working with Plus 1 on this tour. £1 from every ticket goes to the good people at War Child, supporting children and families in communities affected by war all over the world. It feels right to use part of what I do to support such a good cause.”
The tour caps off another year of relentless gigging for Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls who, in 2016 alone, have played to over a quarter of a million people. This year marks the record-breaking tenth consecutive year Frank Turner has performed at Reading & Leeds festival, where he opened as special guest on the Main Stage. Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will head to the US in September and October for their fourth run of dates there this year before returning home for the ‘Get Better Tour’.
‘Get Better’ is a track from Frank Turner’s 2015 album ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’. This July, House of Vans gallery hosted Get Better: 8 Years on the Road with Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, a retrospective photo exhibition by director and photographer Ben Morse. Across 120 unseen, intimate photographs, the exhibition chronicled Ben’s time on the road with Frank Turner and his crew, providing some invaluable insights into what a rock star’s life on tour is really like.
For more information…. http://www.dlwp.com/event/Frank-Turner
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Michael Wilson… Young Frankinstein’ the best comedy ever made.
Alan Esdaile… Some Great films, including Blazing Saddles, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex and many more, very sad loss.
Lucy Pappas… What a huge loss x
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Tony Davis… Does anybody know who was in the Trilogy?
Sarah Harvey… Stating the obvious…..Probably three musicians….. about as much as I can ascertain!
Tony Court-holmes… I drank in there but never remember any bands
Phil Gill… Ha! Our old Maths/Form teacher, John “Lester” Piggott, used to play in the jazz band there. Came in hungover every Monday and, at lunch time, would fall asleep sat at his desk in a little office at the back of the form room, with his head on his arms. Prinny’s is now Lathams.
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September 2016 issue of Hastings Town Magazine, features a four sided tribute from Tony May, to the sad loss of ‘Mr Merchandise’ Alan Gaywood. Tony also writes about ‘Letters From Keith number 9’ with further info on Ruperts People Reflections from an interview with Colin Bell. Keith also suggest another Whiter Shade Of Pale sound alike ‘ Reputation’ by ‘Shy Limbs’. Also in this issue is a feature on Conquest Hospital Radio from Jeff Belton plus lots more. Now available from your local newsagent.
photo by Chris Meachen
Born 27th August 1952.
Alan Esdaile….Happy Birthday to the late Steve Demetri. So many happy memories of a very special person and friend. Always in my thoughts.
Janine Hemsley… Amazing Guy xx
Andy Qunta… Happy Birthday, Steve! Miss ya! You were a lot of fun, to be sure. Gone but not forgotten! x
Leigh Wieland-Boys… Wonderful man, wonderful memories xx
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John Wilde… Scared the chit out of me.Traveling 6 inches off the ground in a fiberglass car @ 1000mph! Our Steve x
Steve Kinch… Knew Steve from our days at Priory Road School. Got up to all kinds of shenanigans through the years – some musicaly related, and others not so musical :/ They were fun and exciting times. Sadly, for one reason or another, we lost touch in later years. I do have a lot to thank Steve for. Happy birthday ol’ mucker x
Leigh Weiland-Boys… Steve D introduced me to you in 1975 Steve, you both came up Saturday’s when I was working as a cocktail waitress, probably your one & only time in there! Frightening to think that was 41 years ago! Xx
Jan Warren… Great photo – Hastings in the 70s!! – sorry I didnt know Steve?!
Andy Caine… Happy birthday Steve!! Hope you’re enjoying yourself!
Gary Kinch… I remember Steve driving his white MGB GT to school. I remember him taking me to the headmaster for some discipline. I worked in the Golden Hind when Steve was running it. I certainly remember that Lotus Europa, it must have been about 1973.
Chris Meachen…. I remember how difficult it could be getting out of it, particularly if he’d parked next to a slightly higher than average kerb. My solution was to get my bum onto the pavement and then roll backwards.. Not elegant but I wasn’t a contortionist…
Jon McCallion… Remembering a good friend on this day and all the good times in the band the cars and the girls. Never forgotten.
Andy Knight… Steve and I used to go drum lessons in Dartford in this car, didn’t take long!
all photos supplied by Yvonne Cleland
Terry Corder, Will Thomson, Tony Barraclough and Kevin Hoad on drums.
Yvonne Cleland…..Awwwwww what a great band they were! Yes, Will has his hand on Tony’s knee, and Tony is a bit nervous. 🙂 I do believe these were taken at the Yorkshire Grey. This was before Wesley Magoogan joined the band which later metamorphosed, lost Moff, Tony and Terry, added Den Wootton and Mike Tanner and became Felix.
John Wilde…..Really good to see these photos. Great days for all.
Pete Fisher…..remember being present at a rehearsal in a church hall in Hastings, where Terry was the tall guy on bass and vocals,, with an amazing vocal range, and it was Loud!!
Terry Corder… Wow! That’s going back a bit. Probably 1972/3.
Chris Coleman… This is a LP cover of The Duke Ellington Congress concert, dec. 1973 interesting for two reasons. Because we were in the middle of massive social unrest at the time,three day week power and petrol rationing etc.the attendance numbered around a silly 50 only.Ten minutes before start time, the Duke put his head through the curtains and asked us to give him a call when the audience.arrived. The second point is that this was Duke Ellingtons last live performance, he passed away a few months later.
Mick Bolton… Strangely enough I’m writing this in the foyer of the Congress Theatre. I’m picking my wife up after she’s been watching Cats. I turned down the opportunity to see it – I don’t think I could sit through a Lloyd Webber musival – but I just wish I could turn the clock back and see the great Duke on that stage!
Kim Carter – A unique blend of classical piano, ambient synthesizers and effects, with rich melodies, harmony and meditative atmosphere.
A few people here know Kim, who is Heather Carter’s brother. Switch off the lights, close your eyes and relax.
Heather Carter… This is my brother Kims’ track and video on U-Tube, taken from his house and made from his Studio in Wales. Please take a few minutes to relax and listen to the beautiful, gentle music lasting for just 10 minutes. If you enjoy it perhaps you could ‘like’ or maybe comment….
Love to you all. Hezz (Heather) xx