Here's our latest news:
Hi all, and welcome along to April already......
We had a ball in March, in between emergency hospital visits, lost voices and other commitments we managed to celebrate our 7th birthday and pull off several lovely gigs across the region and met loads of new people. We also fullfilled one of the recent Jessie's Fund auctions (http://www.jessiesfund.org
) and raised a stack for the worthy charity. Thanks to all who came to all the shows - and thanks of course to all who made them happen. The latest CD, Back In The Land Of The Living Room, also achieved a 5 star review in Maverick Magazine (available online and in WHSmiths), which was lovely.
We're all busy during April, what with Jules doing lots of thespian stuff on the side and of course the now compulsory Sore Fingers Summer School during Easter week, of which he is now a main fixture. He's also playing this evening, Good Friday, at the wonderful Milverton Music Club (http://www.milverton-music.co.uk
) with the wonderfully daft Green & Bushell, featuring Jules playing whatever he can get his hands on and the clown-prince Rupert Green on vocals and Ukelele. They'll be doing a little set during the evening, and Nick will turf out a couple of new solo songs too, as he gears up for the recording of his third solo CD. Martin's busy working on some special additions to the usual Thunderbridge show and Brian's planning to practice his forward roll a further 50,000 times.
Thunderbridge-wise it's been a long time comin', but we're FINALLY doing another Jessie's Fund gig on the 14th April for our old mate and chief venue-owner Vic Bigg. He's been off the scene for a while but he's taken over The Holywell Inn, a lovely little pub just outside Wellington and we are there on the 14th to celebrate the opening of his function room. It's free admission, great beer (Thunderbridge Ale being relaunched after a 2 year break), great bluegrass and of course a great laugh all around. Welcome back Vic & Paulette, you have no idea how much Thunderbridge need a place like yours......We start at 8.30 ish and who knows what time it will end. There may also be a guest spot from long-time friend Jim Bellamy on the banjo. We can't wait...Oh! And if that wasn't enough, it's Jules' birthday that day too!!! Come and share the cake.....
Nick will be hosting another 2-hour Folk Roots and Branches radio show on http://www.10radio.org
on Thursday 12th April at 6pm. He'll be going through all sorts of stuff from his collection and will be digging deep for great music, especially the 'roots' part of the show! Please log on if you can.....
On Thursday 19th April we're heading off to Bournemouth to play the great Bournemouth Folk Club. We've played there before and had a ball - a really lovely venue, and top-notch support from the folky-rootsy-grassy Catherine Burke. More details on the website.
So, that's about it for now - keep in touch and don't forget you can email any one of us through the website, http://www.thunderbridgebluegrass.com
Keep well, have a great Easter and, as always, we hope to see you out there soon.
Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys http://www.thunderbridgebluegrass.com