THE GIG GUIDE
Recently updated with new tour dates throughout the Autumn. We have also set up a new home page for you all to enjoy. Expect further dates soon. For those truly dedicated fans who want a monthly email on where we might be playing just in case we slot in a couple of low key ' unofficial ' gigs which may just happen - contact email@example.com and we will see what we can do. Related to this are the negotiations that have been ongoing for some time regarding a Tull Convention in the UK like we used to have in the 1990's. As A New Day magazine has rightly reported, discussions have included ourselves alongside The Dayglos, Dee Palmer as well as possibly Seismic Ring. Still waiting for a decent promoter to oversee the event however so we will just have to wait and see but talk continues.
In October 2004 rock legends Uriah Heep, fresh from support slots with Jethro Tull in Austria, return to the UK for a major tour where they will be joined by special guests Mannfred Mann's Earthband and......erm ... Cold Flame. In fact Cold Flame support the Heep at just one show - The Academy in Manchester on Sunday October 31st. Tickets are now available see gig guide for further details as well as the Uriah Heep website which you can find on our links page.
A NEW DAY RECORDS
We are very pleased to announce that Cold Flame have just been signed up by A New Day Records. The national independant record company which specialises in contemporary rock, blues and folk music has an impressive client base which includes Martin Barre, Mick Abrahams,Martin Allcock,Clive Bunker,Steve Howe, Nine below Zero,Jackie Lynton,Vicky Clayton,The Mechanics.... to name but a few living legends . We are certainly in the company of great musicians and songwriters. Under the distribution deal our studio effort from 2003, The Seven Seas, will be the first Cold Flame album to be distributed nationally under the New Day Records banner. Meantime check out the record company website which you will find on our links page. More details very soon.
Our latest studio offering 'Sports in Perfect Harmony' featuring 'new boy' Ben has proved to be a great success particularly in the local community where the response has been tremendous presenting as it did an opportunity for Patrick to be interviewed on High Peak Radio recently. Meantime a double live album taken from recordings made during the summer of 2003 is almost completed though no release date is planned as yet. There has been some interest in the remastering of Patrick's solo albums - ' Tinker Tailor Worker Wailer ' originally recorded in 1991 and 'The Sands of Time ' from 1995. Patrick is now hoping to go into the studio this autumn with a view to remastering and repackaging both albums with bonus previously unreleased material. Again no firm release dates as yet. Stay tuned.
MESSAGE BOARD AND SHOP
Hats off to the Northernbands team especially Wal and Charl for their splendid efforts over the last couple of months in sorting out a number of problems that affected the smooth running of the message board and shop sections. Things are now working well however so do check out these useful parts of the band website. As both the board and shop are now being used more often by your good selves, this is a clear indication that Northernbands must be getting it right. Please remember to contact Northernbands direct if you have any queries regarding either the Shop or the Board or you can contact the band direct at firstname.lastname@example.org for general enquiries.
The band is now being mentioned one way or another, more and more on the radio and in the music press. All publicity helps and we are particulaly grateful to Dave Shepherd at Bradford Radio, High Peak Radio and A New Day Magazine. Should anyone out there come across press concert reviews please could you email them to the band so that we can include new stuff on our Press page which is starting to become out of date. As a thank you, the band in return will update their individual diary entries within the next few weeks. Fingers crossed.
Finally the word from the Headmaster is that Tull are scheduled to record a new studio album next Easter for release in August / September 2005. Just thought you might like to know that IA mentioned the plan briefly during a very recent interview.
Cold Flame - late Aug.
When bass players get together what do you expect. Patrick and Peggy strut their stuff for the camera.
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