Another year draws to a close and this one seems to have been faster than most. We hope you have enjoyed our music and performances throughout the year in all our varied guises and line ups. After the unfortunate line up upheavels in 2005, it is pleasing to note that Cold Flame have reconsolidated during this year and the future looks promising again for the band both on and off the field of play. It would therefore be remiss not to say a huge thank you for loyal support when it really mattered. Collectively everyone at Cold Flame HQ wishes the very best in festive goodwill to all our friends, relations and fans of the Band. Meantime apart from some new info on the band find out what Jethro Tull and Wild Turkey will be getting up to in the Spring.
Our good friend and webmaster Pete has been busy keeping the website up to date and tweeking things here and there. The Gallery section for instance is now much more direct and of course the news and gig guide sections undergo regular updates. Ben Rossington, Davyd and Patrick have also been very busy developing the myspace account at www.myspace.com/coldflameuk whilst messages can be posted at blog.myspace.com/coldflameuk This website is really excellent in introducing Cold Flame music to a whole new audience worldwide. The site can be accessed through the link available in the top right hand box of our News page. New full length downloads of Flame tunes are now available on this site.
We had hoped to bring you some brand new music in time to fill Christmas stockings. Sadly time has caught up with us but the good news is that the band will be working overtime this month to ensure that some at least of our current recording projects are completed for release as soon as possible into the new year. Details to be released in January but hopefully you will feel that the wait has been worthwhile.
Some really exciting deveolpments are in hand as next year Cold Flame will be concentrating on performing both Flame original and Jethro Tull tribute shows in larger venues. Bookings are currently being sorted for gigs throughout next year and confirmed dates and additional info will be posted on the Cold Flame website within the next few weeks. Meantime the band are actively engaged in performing both rock and acoustic gigs throughout December including a Tull tribute show in Leeds at The New Roscoe on Sunday December 3rd from 8.30pm onwards. Also worth mentioning is a Cold Flame Acoustic festive special on Thursday December 28th at The New Lamp in Hadfield. For more details check out the gig guide.
As you may have gathered, Glenn Cornick and his band featuring singer Gary Pickford Hopkins, gutarist Mick Dyche and legendary drummer Clive Bunker ( 2 original members of Jethro Tull reunited on one stage) recorded a new studio album earlier this year - You and Me in the Jungle - and toured the UK in late September/ early October. This included a support slot for Cold Flame Acoustic. The good news is that Wild Turkey will be touring the UK again in March 2007 and with Glenn already working on new material, it seems clear that Wild Turkey are back with a vengeance and most welcome to. You can check out news about the Turks on their myspace website - myspace.com/glenncornickswildturkey
Did we mention that Cold Flame will be supporting Wild Turkey on their March 2007 tour. Ha...must have slipped our minds. Stay tuned for further news.
Ian Anderson and Martin Barre will be playing several Acoustic Tull dates across Britain in March/April 2007. Tickets are now on sale from the respective box offices. To coincide with this tour EMI is intending to release the "Best Of Acoustic Jethro Tull" in March 2007 featuring some bonus acoustic tracks recorded live in concert. Violinist Anna Phoebe will join the show not as an opening act but instead playing some tracks from her new album "Gypsy" with Ian and Martin. She'll also play with Ian and Martin on many classic Tull songs and tunes as well as some Ian Anderson/Tull material not performed before in the UK. If you cannot wait that long, a special Ian Anderson performance for homeless charities will be held at London's St. Bride's on Fleet Street, December 19th. A very limited number of tickets are onsale now (350).Violinist Ann Marie Calhoun will join Ian for this event. Ian Anderson will also be performing for the German President's Christmas TV concert and service from the beautiful
monastery, Mariah Laach, Germany, to be broadcast on Christmas Eve. The official show title is 'Weihnachten mit dem Bundespräsidenten' ( Christmas with the Federal President)It will be aired on Christams-Eve, December 24th on ZDF at 17.00 hours.
The full tour is as follows....
23 High Wycombe The Swan Theatre 01494 512 000
24 Cardiff St David's Hall 029 2087 8444
26 Birmingham Alexandra Theatre 0870 607 7533
27 Leicester De Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111
28 Reading Hexagon 0118 960 6060
30-31 London Shephard's Bush Empire (with full Emerald Ensemble Orchestra) 0870 771 2000
1 Salisbury City Hall 01722 434 434
2 Derby Assembly Rooms 01332 255 800
3 York Grand Opera House 0870 606 3595
4 Middlesbrough Town Hall 01642 729 729
Cold Flame December 2006