VOICES OF ALLERDALE Cockermouth Kids Sing For Allerdale

VOICES OF ALLERDALE Cockermouth Kids Sing For Allerdale This was a flood of biblical proportions…” These words spoken by the MP for Workington were an expression of what he felt and saw with his own eyes. The devastation and consequent chaos is evident for all to witness and this CD is a way for the children of Cockermouth’s Junior Schools to make their small contribution to reviving the spirit of Allerdale. The Headteachers from each school were unhesitating in their support for this project and to them a huge thank you Thanks also to Jon Melville for mixing help on Tracks 1 & 2 Full details on the Voices of Allerdale website CD available at Sainsburys Cockermouth and various other outlets or on the Voices of Allerdale website priced at £6.99 – all profits after royalties and production costs will be going to the Cumbria Flood Relief...

TWO new albums from Pete Bite

Pete Bite is re-issuing his past albums on Loose Records. The first two are now available as finished CDs and as downloads on iTunes etc. PETE’S first BITE of the music business. In the early 1970’s Pete formed a band in Northern Ireland with Gerry Tweedie (Bass), Denis McCann (Drums) and Sean Poland (Guitar) called ‘Friends’ They were offered a tour of Scotland backing two Country & Western singers, Carmel and Gerry. The band was based in Glasgow where they played the clubs and pubs including the Celtic and Rangers football clubs. Their very first gig was on a cold December evening in the Clydebank football social club. While they where in the dressing room someone walking onto the stage in front of hundreds of people and stole one of their microphones. Throughout that year their experience of Glasgow included a thief trying to run off with their PA mixer at a gig in the Irish Club, Grobals and their van with all their equipment being stolen when they stopped for a cup of tea in Maryhill. They saw the van drive pass and gave chase but it was three days later before the van was discovered abandoned and empty. They struggled from one thief to another but managed to survive in the tough city for over a year and from Glasgow as their base, they travelled to Thurso at the very top of Scotland down to the border town of Carlisle. They would play in every town and city that had a club or hall including Doroch, Dingwall, Inverness, Elgin, Peterhead, Dundee and Edinburgh. Pete remembers driving up...

The Mangledwurzels sign to Wurzels old label!

West Country Scrumpy & Western band The Mangledwurzels, brought up on a diet of cider and Wurzels songs, have struck a deal with Cumbrian record label Loose Records – who had the real Wurzels on their books in the 1990s. Based in Somerset, The Mangledwurzels started performing as a Wurzels tribute band, but quickly started to write and perform their own songs. Now the band are in the studio recording a complete album of original songs – with titles like Cider Be Good for ‘Ee, The Poacher & The Gamekeeper and I Can Drive a Tractor – due for release in the first quarter of 2009. Loose Records quickly snapped up this hard-working band. Said Loose head honcho Andrew Titcombe: “The band are gigging pretty much every weekend of the year – with some high profile venues and events booking them; and once I heard the new songs they were recording I felt that this is a band who are on the way up. We have agreed a two-album deal in the first place, a re-issue of their first album Get Orf My Land! which has previously only been available at the band’s gigs – and the new album Wurz’Ee II as soon as they have it finished. We also have some singles planned for the coming months too.” Singer and frontman Hedge Cutter said: “Getting a chance to work with Andrew is something we are happy to do. The business side of the music industry is a complete mystery to us, and having Andrew there to look after that side of things means we can concentrate on what...

Richard Anderson supports Peter Bruntnell in East Sussex gig July 20th

Fresh from his successful mini-tour of some of the more interesting venues around London and a two week visit to the Beanscene venues in Scotland, Richard Anderson will be appearing, on Friday July 20th at 8 pm, as support to the acclaimed Peter Bruntnell at Barcombe Mills, near Lewes, East Sussex.(ring tel: 0787 907 6677. for more details) This will help the promoter, Mike Lance, celebrate his birthday in style (HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mike from Andy at Loose Records). Mike is an old friend and Loose Records & Music ask all their friends and supporters to get down to Barcombe Mills, Lewes, East Sussex to join the celebration http://www.anchormusic.co.uk/contents/1WHATSON/dates.html have a listen on http://cdbaby.com/cd/richardanderson Peter Bruntnell...

Moon Williams old tracks sell well on eBay and collectable music sites

Moon William’s ALL FOR YOU rare 7inch Northern Soul vinyl sells for £450 on the internet. Thanks to the internet (and maybe this website!) fans of Moon William continue to push for his talent to be recognised. Just recently his much sougt after single ALL FOR YOU sold for for £450 – a record price but, in keeping with his increased popularity amongst Northern Soul fans in particular. The ironisc thing is that Moon does not have a copy of the single and, as he never made any money from it when it came out, is unlikely to be able to afford it...

NEW track by XERO now available on iTunes

A previously unheard XERO track “Don’t you think its time” that was originally going to be the follow-up to Oh Baby is now available on iTunes. Loose Records have issued a not-for-sale promotional sampler of tracks that they hope will be released over the next 12 months. These include a previously unheard XERO track “Don’t you think its time” that was originally going to be the follow-up before the band split up. Written by the band’s guitarist and vocalist, Moon Williams, this track shows the great promise this band had before their early demise. This tune is available as a download from iTunes right now – see link. Then look at the link to CDBaby where you can hear all the tracks from this sampler. Listen to the track on cdBaby. Download from...

DIDDLE DIDDLE DOODLE TOO Release date November 6th 2006

A new CD of Action Songs and Traditional Nursery Rhymes. Loose Records have added a new dimension to the nursery rhyme series they started last year. The previously released Diddle Diddle Doodle Doo CD was all music and most of them well-known favourites. Now in Volume Two – aptly entitled Diddle Diddle Doodle Too – we have spoken word nursery rhymes and action songs. Diddle Diddle Doodle...

Solway Music signs new deal with Loose Records

Solway Music have extended their deal with Loose Records to include several new CDs planned for the next twelve months. Solway Music owner, Brian Melville, and Loose Records, Andrew Titcombe, met recently to agree terms following the continued success of Diddle Diddle Doodle...

NEW Brian Melville SIMPLY SEQUENCE CD

Whatever you watch on TV in the way of strict tempo dancing this is the CD for you. Do you prefer Strictly Dance Fever, Strict Tempo, Come Dancing, It’s Strictly Dancing or Strictly Come Dancing? No matter. You need this CD to improve your chances of improving your own performance for your next big night out (or in if you have your own dance floor). We can’t guarantee that you will make it onto TV but looking at the celebrities who line up to take part then you’ll be definitely be in good company! Brian Meliville’s...