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...