News Updates


MAY 2005

Time flies....Spring has already flexed it's muscles as we all now prepare for yet another great British summer armed with wellies, gloves.raincoats,sheepskins and a wide selection of colourful umbrellas. Time indeed for another well overdue band update.For those of you who may have thought that we had all taken a break from all things musical, rest assured that we have been busy with lots of different projects which whilst keeping everyone fit and healthy has meant a reduction in opportunities to play live.The band has in fact spent recent weeks rehearsing and revamping material to unleash as part of a new set as from the end of this month. We have also been working on a new studio album more of which later.Family committments , easter holidays and house movings have also contributed to diary madness.Ben has been doing some gigs with The Loscoes whilst Patrick has been moonlighting with Big Chas and The Business.[] All good clean fun.

Recently updated with new tour dates covering both Cold Flame's Tull tribute and rock and blues shows throughout the next three months following which we will be taking a short summer break. Some of the band's festival appearances deserve additional mention.June 18th promises to be an interesting day with the band playing two festivals.In the afternoon we are special guests at The Glossop Blues and Folk Festival sharing a bill with Scottish folk legend Dick Gaugahan whilst later that same evening Flame headline The One World Festival in New Mills with support bands New Lights Big Band and The Hot Bananas.Definitely worth a mention is the prestigeous WeyFest 2005 down in Frensham Surrey - a two day event featuring some of the top names from the rock and folk world in the UK. Expect further dates soon so check the guide regularly but in the meantime log on to the links re our summer festival appearances. 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 and we will see what we can do.

Following the recent sale of land and buildings part of which housed Shipwreck ,Studios Wal and his trusty team have now gone mobile and will therefore continue to work with the band - a happy and successful tie up that already spans seven years. Though recent developments hampered recording schedules we are now back on track working on a brand new studio album which we hope will be available by the Autumn. In case you are we have not fogotten the Tull tribute live tapes nor Patrick's revamped solo albums. So many things to do - so little time to sort. We will keep you all informed - promised.

Hats off to the Northernbands team especially Wal and Charl for their splendid efforts in the smooth running of the website message board and shop sections. There are regular updates and we make no apologies for the continued growth and enhancement of the site.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 for general enquiries.

The band is now being mentioned one way or another, more and more on local radio and in the music press. All publicity helps. 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. Also note that a press review fom last year re the Sports in Perfect Harmony CD can now be found on the respective album page.

Cold Flame - May 2005

When bass players get together what do you expect. Patrick and Peggy strut their stuff for the camera.

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