In advance of the 16th October release of the deluxe "The Complete Singles Collection 1974-1987" box set, here’s a fun quiz to see how many Showaddywaddy singles you can identify from their cover art as used in the set! To make things interesting, some sleeves might have had the same artwork for different singles throughout Europe.
Post your answers on the Official Showaddywaddy Facebook Page - no prizes but total satisfaction when you achieve 100%
Showaddywaddy - The Complete Singles Collection 1974 - 1987 is available to pre-order NOW….
Showaddywaddy - The Complete Singles Collection 1974 to 1987
Demon Music Group are thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of the most comprehensive Showaddywaddy Singles box-set in the band’s 40+ year career on 16th October 2015.
This extensive anthology feature’s the band’s entire UK singles catalogue, including the million-selling number 1 single ‘Under The Moon Of Love’ in this 89-track, 33 CD box set. The set also includes two bonus CDs, Showaddywaddy original ‘Greatest Hits’ album (#4 in 1976) and their number 1 album ‘Greatest Hits 1976 - 1978’, the only two of the band’s original albums not yet reissued in their original form.
All CDs are packaged in replica mini-sleeves which includes some of their international release artwork. Also featured is a 36-page booklet with liners notes from Steve Thorpe, and an introduction from Dave Bartram.
The first 1,000 fans to pre-order will receive and individually numbered certificate signed by Dave Bartram.
The box set will be released under the Edsel label, cat no. SWWSNGBOX01. Further details on the exciting release can be found here.
Showaddywaddy on Tour 2015
This year, the band will entertain crowds at some of their old favourite venues where they played in the 1970s and 1980s, including Newcastle City Hall, Stoke’s Victoria Theatre, and Portsmouth Guildhall, as well as outdoor festivals in the Summer. Showaddywaddy will be in most places throughout the UK from Scotland to the south coast - check out the band’s gig dates here, and go along and find out why the band are getting rave reviews!
Meet & Greet Requests
Due to issues regarding our company’s public liability insurance cover this office will as of now no longer be in a position to grant ‘Meet and Greet’ requests from show goers wishing to visit the band members backstage.
All such future requests must be addressed in writing to the theatre administration teams at each individual venue, whereon inquiries considered appropriate will receive written confirmation for presentation to a member of the in-house theatre staff at the stipulated time on the evening of the event, at which point a designated member of the management team will accompany patrons with the necessary permission backstage.
Under no circumstances will verbal or other requests made on the evening of an event be deemed acceptable.
Dave Bartram, 29th August 2015
Dave Bartram’s new book “All Mapped Out” - Release March 2015
An avid traveller, during that time Dave has visited all seventy cities of the United Kingdom (69 official and one crown dependency), each with its own tale to tell.
In his second outing as a writer, hot on the heels of the side-splitting The Boys of Summer, Dave recollects a potpourri of on-the-road anecdotes borne of frustration, hysteria and triumph, focusing to a large degree on the seemingly endless scrapes befalling a touring performer, most with hilarious consequences.
In an honest, no holds barred appraisal All Mapped Out transports the reader to every hidden nook and cranny within the British Isles, from Inverness to Truro and Hull to tiny St. Davids, demonstrating the strength of character, but above all sense of humour required to endure a lifetime in the topsy-turvy sphere of rock 'n' roll.
(All Mapped Out was exclusively available via the Fantom website from the 2nd March 2015.
Update 29th August 2015 - All Mapped Out is now available from Amazon!)
The band donned these shiny satin-type Teddy Boy suits in 1977, and wore them on their appearance on the 1977 Christmas edition of Top Of The Pops. Never popular amongst the band or fans, these suits were quickly ditched in favour of the normal material.
Rare Material on Soundcloud!
a new page on Soundcloud for rare Showaddywaddy recordings! The page will feature rare tracks from over the years, and hopefully in the future new exclusive tracks and interviews!
These rare tracks are shared for the enjoyment of Showaddywaddy's loyal fans. Any attempt to download and use the tracks anywhere else will hinder further uploads, so it is hoped the page will be used in the spirit it is intended.
Enjoy, and keep your eyes peeled for further tracks in the coming weeks!
The Complete Studio Recordings 1973 - 1988
This extensive 40th Anniversary anthology features the band’s entire 20th century catalogue of recorded material, including all of their original studio albums in mini-vinyl replica wallets, non-Album A and B sides, together with a selection of alternative mixes and unreleased rarities unearthed from the vaults, in this 139-track, 10CD box set.
The 36-page booklet includes a 7,000 word liner note from Showaddywaddy expert Steve Thorpe and an introduction from the band’s Dave Bartram.
The box set features the bands’ 23 UK hits, including the Million-Selling #1 single, ‘Under The Moon Of Love’.
For full details about this exciting release, check out the box set product page.