March 2006


Hello again to you all from everyone at Cold Flame HQ as we prepare not just for our first Tull tribute show at The Witchwood in Ashton U Lyne but also to the sight of Davyd's array of keyboards - 'John Evan eat yer heart out '- any excuse just to use the pic of Davyd's gear.

There are a number of website updates as promised so feel free to browse at your leisure and the gig guide is being updated regularly as new gigs come in. Check out the latest Tull tribute photos which will be posted asap in the Gallery section. There has been some issues regarding the Northerbands website during the last few days.As you may be aware the Cold Flame message board is part of this larger music message board site. We would advise everyone that in order to use the site properly it is advisable to join as a Northernbands member or email the band at

Cold Flame Acoustic have been busy recently and have revamped their current set the results of which will be heard throughout March as the chaps take the stage in a variety of interesting venues.


To coincide with the band's Jethro Tull tribute show at The Witchwood in Ashton U Lyne, Tameside on Thursday March 9th, Cold Flame frontman Peter Cheetham is releasing a brand new solo album which was recorded in his home studio during the last twelve months.

The studio album is called 'SHINE' and contains 16 self penned acoustic numbers some of them new versions of Flame favourites with Peter playing mainly acoustic guitar and flute as well as singing. Peter descibes the material as a collection of contempory folk songs exploring human political and spiritual issues.The title track ‘Shine’ is dedicated to the memory of Iraqi hostage Ken Bigley whilst other songs explore spiritual leanings towards new age and Buddhist thinking,as well as more materialistic western values.Following the launch at The Witchwood concert next week, the album will be available at all Flame gigs priced £5 and from the website at

As an explaination of Peter's song writing creativity he cites the following ‘To follow an absolute belief in the power of the modern song in its true beauty, as musical _expression combined in poetry, integrated into a pure spiritual,emotional and human experience.’ The ebullient frontman has also designed his own website to promote the solo album and some solo gigs that he intends tpo perform later in the year.

For further current details log on to A fuller run down of the album will appear on the Cold Flame website in due course.