Bad Bob Bates CBGs/guitar, foot drums and throat; Ronnie semple on harp. Together we’re Oil City Shakers… All live, one take stuff.
https://badbobbates.bandcamp.com/track/bruce-richard-reynolds-2 - Bruce Richard Reynolds
https://badbobbates.bandcamp.com/track/delaware-slide - Delaware Slide
It’s been a bit busy lately with some great full on band bookings as well as duo and solo.
Back to solo for a couple of weeks now, first up in Guide Post in Northumberland.
Back with the band stuff soon enough
Celebrating 50 Years of The Velvet Underground catch THE VELVETS on their UK tour performing Velvet Underground classics from ’67-70.
SAT 27TH MAY Arts Club Liverpool bit.ly/VelvetsLpool
SAT 9TH SEP O2 Academy Newcastle bit.ly/VelvetsNewcastle
FRI 15TH SEP O2 Academy Bristol bit.ly/VelvetsBristol
SAT 16TH SEP O2 Academy Birmingham bit.ly/VelvetsBham
FRI 29TH SEP O2 Academy Oxford bit.ly/VelvetsOxford
SAT 30TH SEP O2 Academy Islington bit.ly/VelvetsIslington
SAT 11TH NOV O2 ABC Glasgow bit.ly/VelvetsGlasgow
FRI 17TH NOV O2 Academy Sheffield bit.ly/VelvetsSheffield
Solo double header this weekend. Darlington’ Half Moon and Crafty Pint on Friday (a great little bar with fantastic ales and company) and Hartlepool FC Supporters Club (they know their blues and rock well!). Might see you there.
…. for The Velvets, to be announced soon. Islington to Glasgow and many points in between, Sept + . Details soon.
Liverpool on May 27th too – well, you just have to when Mr Cale is in town…
The Velvets begin our 2017 campaign to celebrate the work of The Velvet Underground, staring in Blaydon, Tyne and Wear, then up to Kinross in Scotland.
Friday 27th Jan, The Velvets, The Black Bull, Bridge street, Blaydon (cc)
Sat 28th Jan, The Velvets, Backstage, Kinross, Scotland (cc)
Details of more national dates (London to Glasgow) and festivals to follow.
Pleased be involved in a couple of these – just coming up.
Sun 22nd January, BBB solo as part of songwriter Sunday at Cluny 2, Ouseburn, Newcastle, timings tbc. Chuffed to be part of this. With Steve Daggett and Ema Lea.
Wed 25th January, BBB solo as part of originals night, 7-9.30pm, Creative Base, Bill Quay, Gateshead, NE10 0HW. With some really talented young ‘uns
A nice end to the year at Newcastle’s O2 Academy as part of Rock Legends event (pics below). See you in 17 in a range of formats – BBB solo, Oil City Shakers (duo), The Velvets (a few choice bookings with the 4/5 piece covering the classic Velvet Underground years), Ma Kelly’s Boys (Quo’s frantic four early days), Oil City Connection (4 piece covering the Canvey r+b sound – maybe 2 or 3 special gigs this year) and The Bandits (classic bar room/pub rock 3 piece if we can get ourselves back on the road again).
Keep supporting live music – and thanks to anyone that watches me play, downloads my music or buys a cd – much appreciated).
Hey it’s Christmas. Don’t forget to get your BBB Christmas songs – Please Come Home (for Christmas) is the original, and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer is a cover – bit a bit different. Hope you like them. https://badbobbates.bandcamp.com/
Pleased to have a couple of “different” solo bookings coming in for January 17. Mostly my solo performances are full nights at various venues, or supporting touring bands, but this time I get to share the stage with other songwriters – very Nashville, ha ha!
I’ll be at Cluny2, Ouseburn, Newcastle, with the talented Steve Daggett and Ema Lea: Songwriter Sunday – 22nd January from 3 ish. We’ll be playing our own compositions in turn, and helping each other out as we do so – another new thing for me and my solo work.
The following Wednesday evening (25th Jan, 7 – 9.30) I’ll be at Creative Base, Bill Quay, Gateshead as part of a night of original performances – 30 minute set each.
My albums will be on sale at both events and I’ll also be showcasing some new material amongst the already established as I work towards my next release – working title 16/17 though it might be 54/55 – then again, some words might jump out at me instead. Let’s see.
Anyway, expect acoustic, archtop, CBGs and maybe a tele…