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. There may also be a single release.
Check out the trailer, which features the band performing Uranium Rock!
Hey Rock And Roll - 40th Anniversary
19th April 2014 marks 40 years since the release of Showaddywaddy’s debut single “Hey Rock And Roll” , released on Bell Records this day in 1974. Both the A and B side (“You Will Lose Your Love Tomorrow”) were recorded on the same day at The Music Centre, Wembley.
The single went on to sell 420,000 copies, reaching number 2 in the charts, and only being kept off number 1 by Ray Stevens’ ‘The Streak’.
The band promoted the single for the very first time on TV a month later, 16th May 1974 on Kid Jensen’s 45, a week later on 23rd May, Showaddywaddy made their Top Of The Pops debut. The band played “Hey Rock And Roll” on TV a number of times over the years, and the song remains in the live set to this day.
BBC Pointless Celebrity Edition
On Monday 17th March 2014, Dave Bartram is recording a celebrity edition of the BBC gameshow Pointless. The broadcast date will be confirmed once known.
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Showaddywaddy’s debut single, “Hey Rock And Roll”, released in April 1974 and which reached number 2 in the singles charts. 1974 also saw the band have two other hits with “Rock And Roll Lady” and “Hey Mr Christmas”, not to mention numerous TV appearances as the band swept into the first full year in their professional career in amazing style.
2014 is set to be another busy year for the band, with over 60 gigs planned, including the Once In A Lifetime arena tour in June.
A Brand New New Blog!
A brand new Showaddywaddy Blog page was added to the web-site on 15th January 2014. (This will replace the existing SWW Wordpress Blog in due course). The first new blog relates to the numerous excellent B-sides that the band recorded throughout their career - check it out!
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!