Showaddywaddy on Tour 2014/15
Showaddywaddy continue to tour, and the band are playing sold-out shows up and down the land! There are over 100 gigs on the list, which is testament to the band’s enduring appeal in what is Showaddywaddy’s 41st year on the road.
Over the next 12 months 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 modern favourites such as Holmfirth Picturedrome. 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 for a great night out!
Trevor Oakes Interview
On 1st October 2014, I caught up with Trevor Oakes to find out how he is doing now, and a bit about his time in Showaddywaddy. Click here to see the exclusive interview!
BBC Pointless Celebrity Edition - Saturday 23rd August 2014
Dave Bartram’s 2nd Book
Dave’s second book, an account of his time in the band from 1970s, is still in the pipeline, but not scheduled for release until 2015. The book is a follow up to the popular ‘The Boys Of Summer’ which was released in 2013, and available in hardback, paperback, Kindle and audio! More news on the new book to follow in due course!
Rock ’n’ Roll Lady - 40th Anniversary
2nd August 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of Showaddywaddy’s second single, Rock ’n’ Roll Lady being released. This was another song written by the band, and which reached number 15 in the charts. The band promoted the single on numerous TV shows including Top Of The Pops, Geordie Scene, Lift Off With Ayshea and Kid Jensen’s 45. The song featured in the band’s set from 1974 until 1977, not returning to the set until the early 2000s - the band are still play the song today.
On 28th August 1973, Showaddywaddy won a £1000 prize in a national competition, the Top Town Talent Contest. The band played a set of Wipeout, Rip It Up, New Orleans, Chain Gang, Rockin’ Robin, Teenager In Love, Jailhouse Rock, It’s Only Make Believe and Weekend.
Just four days later on 1st September, the band would play their first gig as professional musicians, at Dreamland Ballroom in Margate.
The Sun Album - Reissue - 23rd June 2014
On 23rd June 2014, Showaddywaddy’s 2008 CD ‘The Sun Album’ will be reissued on the Wienerworld label. The release will feature two bonus tracks, Drive In and Iko Iko recorded at the time, but which were not included on the original release, as well as revised sleeve notes.
Check out the trailer, which features the band performing Uranium Rock!
Released Monday 17th June 2013 - 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.
Showaddywaddy’s first ever live CD is now available to buy from gigs only. Priced at only £10, this CD is not available anywhere else, either online or in the shops. The CD is a limited edition, with only 1,000 copies printed - get your copy next time you see the band!