Catch Go West live in 2016!
July 17th – The Walled Garden Music Festival-East Sussex
July 23rd – Rewind Festival Scotland, Perth
August 6th – Rewind Festival North, Cheshire
August 27th – Holkham Hall, Norfolk
October 7th – Go West Ladies Lunch, Maidstone
November 25th – Churchill Theatre, Bromley
December 9th – Robin 2, Bilston
December 11th – The Stables, Milton Keynes
December 23rd – Indigo at The 02, London
‘Give War A Chance’ is taken from The Reform Club’s latest album ‘Never Yesterday’ available from Angel Air Records. Written by Baker/Phipps and published by CeeDee Music UK.
DALE GRIFFIN aka BUFFIN 24th October 1948 – 17th January 2016
Terence Dale Griffin was an English drummer, record producer and founder member of Mott The Hoople.
Born in Ross-on Wye, Herefordshire ,Griffin attended Ross Grammar school and played in a number of local bands with his lifelong friend Overend Watts and it was during this time he gained the nickname “Buffin”. Amongst Dales bands were The Silence, Charles Kingsley Creation and with Watts and Mick Ralphs in The Doc Thomas Group. Changes to that line-up occurred in 1968 and keyboard player Verden Allen joined the band and changed its name to The Shakedown Sound. In 1969 they moved to London and came to the attention of record producer Guy Stevens and Ian Hunter was chosen as their lead singer and Mott The Hoople were formed.
Following the departure of Ian Hunter in 1974, Griffin along with Watts and Morgan Fisher formed MOTT with Ray Majors and Nigel Benjamin. In 1976 following the departure of Benjamin the remaining members regrouped as British Lions with former Medicine Head singer songwriter John Fiddler until their demise in the late 70’s when punk hit with a vengeance.
During the 80’s Griffin and Watts formed a Production Company and produced albums for Hanoi Rocks and The Cult as well as hit singles such as Department S “Is Vic There”. Dale then joined the BBC as a producer and produced numerous BBC Radio 1 John Peel sessions from 1981 to 1994 including Pulp, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. In the early 21st century Dale oversaw the re-release of Mott The Hoople’s entire back catalogue from both Island and CBS period producing remastered versions and excellent informative sleeve notes.
Aged 58 Dale was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease just as he had worked tirelessly over the years to bring about the reformation of his beloved Mott The Hoople and in 2009 the band reformed for a five night sell out Hammersmith Apollo 40th anniversary concerts of the original five founder members. Having been just diagnosed Dale only performed during the band encores with The Pretenders drummer Martin Chambers, also from Herefordshire and a friend playing the set and also covering for Dale on the 2013 Mott The Hoople tour.
Dale is survived by his long term partner Jean Smith.
2016 sees the 40th anniversary of the entry into the UK pop charts of “Little Does She Know” by The KURSAAL FLYERS.
To celebrate this event singer PAUL SHUTTLEWORTH and Pedal Steel virtuoso VIC COLLINS, both from the original Kursaal’s line-up have recorded a brand new version of this classic, with their new band THE UGLY GUYS.
The Ugly Guys are best known for their electric Country Rock but for this version they have gone for an acoustic bluegrass feel entirely different from the original.
THE UGLY GUYS are: Bob Clouter-drums, Vic Collins-acoustic flatpicking guitar, dobro and vocal, Andy Farrell-upright “doghouse” bass, Steve Oliver-mandolin,banjo and vocal and Paul Shuttleworth-lead vocal.
Download & stream the single now!
Catch The Reform Club live in 2016!
23rd July – British Legion, Seaford
26th August – Pump House, Brighton
‘Teapot Lane’ is included on The Reform Club’s latest album ‘Never Yesterday’, available now from Angel Air Records.
Steve will be performing all over the UK as part of The Sensational 60′s Experience – see him live at the following dates:
4th The Regent Ipswich 01473 433100
5th Alexandra Theatre Birmingham 0844 8713011
9th Belgrade Theatre Coventry 024 7655 3055
10th The Hexagon Reading 0118 9606060
11th Assembly Hall Worthing 01903 206206
12th The Concert Hall Stevenage 01438 363200
18th Westcliffe Theatre Clacton On Sea 01255 43 33 44
19th The Auditorium Grimsby 0844 8713016
27th The Spa Bridlington 01262 401400
1st De Montfort Hall Leicester 0116 2333111
2nd Queens Theatre Barnstaple 01271 324242
8th The Forum Theatre Billingham 01642 552663
9th The Forum Theatre Billigham 01642 552663
11th Central Theatre Chatham 01634 338338
*Herman’s Hermits to be replaced by The Fortunes