Out in three formats this weekend…
Friday 26th August, Ma Kelly’s Boys, Three Tuns, Sherriff’s Hill, Gateshead
Saturday August 27th, Oil City Shakers (duo) (afternoon slot) at The Rusty Nuts Rally, Teesside, on at around 5 pm
Sunday August 28th, BBB solo at Blyth Tall Ships Fringe Festival, Headway Art space, The Old Church, Waterloo Road, Blyth, Northumberland – on around 8pm, but the show goes on until 1 am, with Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes!
Well, I wrote this song recently whilst remembering my trip to Sausalito. One for all of us who wish we were back on our holidays. Download it and remember the good times.
Recognise this? Three songs, maybe four by next week…
A great opportunity to open a great night at Headway Artspace at the Old Church, Waterloo Road, Blyth.
Might see you there for my solo foot stomping blues and Americana.
The wonders of modern science bring you Bad Bob Bates live from his shed (or garden depending on the weather, etc) for an hour from 2pm on Sunday 5th June. https://www.facebook.com/events/351348431655943/
Test runs were completed last weekend with some fantastic responses. Check out https://www.facebook.com/badbob.bates for three clips, covering 8 songs. The actual event should be a little more polished, ha ha!
While your there, why not send BBB a friend request and keep up to date on all of his music related activities.
Keep an eye on the bookings page for live appearances. Lots of variety – solo (including tracks from all of the solo albums – largely one man band foot stomping style!); duo (Oil City Shakers – as before, but with Ronnie semple on harp and extra vocals, including songs from our Oil City Shakers “Rough and Ready” album); The Bandits (3-piece classic pub rock and bar room boogie – BBB on fron vocals and guitars); Ma Kelly’s Boys (4 piece classic era – 70 to 76 – quo band) and Oil City Connection (mid to late 70s style canvey/pub rock high energy r+b to die for – classic era Dr Feelgood, Wilko Johnson, Nine Below Zero and The Pirates).
Just a reminder that if you’re after a hard copy of the BX3-EP (my 2015 release) the current run is almost sold out. You can order a copy via Bandcamp – https://badbobbates.bandcamp.com/album/bx3-ep – or simply buy a high quality download (various formats). Thanks for all the purchases to date – it keeps me going! All of the other recordings are up there too, including the Oil City Shakers album recorded between Christmas and the New Year last December.
Hopefully I’ll catch up with some of you at the various summer bookings coming up – solo, duo, Bandits, Ma Kelly’s Boys, Oil City Shakers, and anything else I can get involved with
4 May gigs with MKB Highlights include Black Bull Rock and Blues Club on Saturday 14th!
Saturday 23rd April, The return of Oil City Connection, The Turks Head, Rothbury
We’re back together and playing live for the first time in over three years up in Rothbury this Saturday. Expect Wilkoisms, Pirates and Nine Below Zero… High energy pub rock like it should be