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.
(Gig Dates updated 13th Feb 2014)
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!
Gig Dates page for more info!
Dave Bartram Solo Gig
Dave Bartram’s first public appearance since stepping down from Showaddywaddy, on 1st November 2013 at Upstairs At The Western in Leicester, was a great success. Dave performed acoustic numbers amongst an evening of storytelling. Songs performed were “Hey Rock And Roll”, “Three Steps To Heaven”, and the evening had opened with “Smiling Eyes”, the first time the song has ever been performed live since it was released in 1975. Following the show, Dave mingled and chatted with fans in the pub below and a great night was had by all.
Dave also announced on the night that his second book, which is primarily about the band’s 1970s/1980s heyday, is to be released in March 2014.
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, including how to order, 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!