Last year Cold Flame celebrated their 30th year as a live and studio band performing original blues, rock, prog and folk rock not forgetting the band's Jethro Tull tribute performances. Quite a credible effort in the circumstances given shifts in modern social trends. Not everything went to plan but enough highlights last year included some premier music festival appearances at Colne International Blues Festival British Stage headliners, Weyfest and Winsterfest, trips to Europe playing France and Greece, as well as releasing the well received and critically acclaimed studio album Blue Shadows. It was also the year the band finally parted company with flautist Peter Cheetham who left for pastures new having been involved with the band for more than sixteen years. The end of the year saw Cold Flame back in the studio looking forward to new releases in the future. Band members have come and gone over the years yet the determination to remain intact and honest remains for me a key factor in maintaining Cold Flame music today. Not quite sure where the time has gone since 1984 but for those of you who have followed the band through thick and thin, I would like to pass on my personal thanks and appreciation for being there and showing interest, support and enthusiasm for the music of Cold Flame.
Check out the band gig guide for all the latest confirmed dates which will feature all the regular band members. This is regularly updated as new gigs are confirmed. As with previous years, live performances in 2015 will include both electric and acoustic concerts as well as several electric and acoustic Jethro Tull tribute shows. Several music festivals are already confirmed with more to be added. Weekly posts on the band's face book pages keep you informed of all the latest news. Anyone interested in booking or promoting the band please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or you can message the band on facebook.
New Cold Flame albums for 2015
Having released one studio album last year entitled Blue Shadows, there are even bigger album plans for 2015. Cold Flame have been involved in studio recordings working on a number of different projects in no less than three separate recording studios in the north west of England. This has been ongoing effort since late summer 2014. Most of this new material features original blues rock and prog music with a few choice covers thrown in for good measure. Whilst this work remains ongoing, I can reveal that some of this material is now ready for final mastering with a view to release fairly soon. Watch this space for updates on new album releases..
Jethro Tull tribute shows 2015
Encouraged by a number of special shows dedicated to the acoustic music of Jethro Tull featuring Chorley based flautist Mark Parkinson, the band have decided to return to performing electric Cold Flame tribute shows performing the music of Jethro Tull. Mark will continue in his flute role joining the current tribute band line up. Further 'best of acoustic Jethro Tull' shows are being planned at the moment. Several festival bookings for the electric Jethro Tull show are already confirmed and these will be posted on the gig guide. The band's first two electric Tull shows of 2015 took place recently in Preston and at The Southport Rock Festival. A jolly good time was had by all. Check out www.facebook.com/coldflameuk for photographs from these events. Amongst new dates now confirmed, Cold Flame are honoured to be invited to perform at the 13th Spanish Jethro Tull Convention which takes place in Barcelona, Spain in June. Cold Flame will be joined by a number of ex Tull musicians including Martin Allcock, Gerry Conway and Dee Palmer as well as members of Martin Barre's current touring band including bassist Alan Thompson. Jacquie McShee from Pentangle is another confirmed artist. For more details check out www.tullianos.com
Cold Flame T shirts
Cold Flame Promotions have teamed up with local Derbyshire based printing company Glossop Screenprint to design the new 2015 official Cold Flame t shirt with the logo 30 years Still burning the blues. You can order your very own in any colour you fancy @ www.glossopscreenprint.co.uk or phone 07908384675.
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