DECEMBER 25th 2002

NEW CHRIS FARLOWE CD DUE OUT FOR 2003

Brilliant NEWS: Chris & The Norman Beaker Band are presently recording Chris' NEW CD which will be available from this website in 2003.

For an update on what is happening, click the link opposite.
Merry Xmas Farlowed by a Happy New Year from all at www.chrisfarlowe.co.uk
Check Details...

  

DECEMBER 10th 2002

2003: Seven 2003 gigs just announced for Chris & The Norman Beaker Band

Chester 6th March ---> Sevenoaks 29th March

See 'TOUR DATES' for the latest details..

  

NOVEMBER 26th 2002

2003: Two 2003 gigs added for Chris & the Norman Beaker Band with Van Morrison

Jan 31st & Feb 1st at the
North Wales Theatre in Llandudno
Box Office:
01492-872000

Also an extra gig added: 5th December 2002 at the
Warwick Arts Centre in Warwick


See 'TOUR DATES' for the latest details..

 

NOVEMBER 13th 2002

2003: Two 2003 gigs added for Chris & the Norman Beaker Band with Van Morrison

10th & 11th January at the
Barbican Centre in York
Box Office:
01904-656688


See 'TOUR DATES' for the latest details..

 

OCTOBER 31st 2002

- Midnight Special Fundraiser - 

100 Club, 6th Nov 2002, 7.30pm

CHRIS will be appearing at this one off special fundraising evening at the 100 Club in London

Other guest include:
TONY HADLEY ( Ex Spandau Ballet), COLIN BLUNSTONE and ROD ARGENT. Plus Other artistes.

Ticket price: Members £8.00 Non-members £10.00
Tickets: 02076 360933


See 'TOUR DATES' for full details..

Thanks Jack

 

OCTOBER 26th 2002

Two more gigs added for Chris & the Norman Beaker Band with Van Morrison

29th November at the
City Hall in Sheffield
6th December at the
Warwick Arts Centre in Warwick

See 'TOUR DATES' for the latest details..

 

OCTOBER 17th 2002



Check out PLANET MUSIC'S video and interview with Chris on his birthday in Austria.

Just click the image to view the Video. 
You may need Realplayer to view this.
See Video of Chris of his Birthday

 

OCTOBER  11th 2002

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS For the 13th!

I'm sure you and the guys will have a great night at
Planet Music in Austria. We will have a couple of drinks here to your health, all the best Pam & Adrian

If you want to send a pesonal birthday message To
CHRIS, there is a special birthday forum for you to use.

See the 'FORUMS PAGE'..

 

SEPTEMBER 25th 2002




Check out the Reviews & Interviews page for our latest review including some photos on  CHRIS with THE NORMAN BEAKER BAND at Beverley & Ripley earlier on this year, 12th & 13th July, 2002






Photo by: Adrian

 

SEPTEMBER 17th 2002

Extra gig for Chris with The Norman Beaker Band

7th November at the
Theatre On The Steps in Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

See 'TOUR DATES' for the latest details.. 

 

SEPTEMBER 7th 2002

Another chance to vote for 'OUT OF TIME' by CHRIS FARLOWE No 1 on 28/07/66

Radio 2 want you to vote for your favourite UK Number One from the last 50 years at the Official UK Charts Company Website.

Voting closes on the 5th of November. The results will be announced on a special programme on Radio 2 on Saturday 9th November at 14.00 - 18.30. 

Recently you got Chris to No 24 (out of 50) for the '
FAVOURITE PIECE OF POPULAR MUSIC from the last fifty years' by a British Singer or group. 

Also last year your votes got Chris to No 13 in the '
BLUES VOICES OF THE CENTURY'

To vote for CHRIS, please click 'Vote Now' to go to the Official UK Charts Company Website.

OOT is number 220 in the list. let's see if we can make CHRIS NO 1, get voting......
Vote Now !!
See & hear Radio 2's Ken Bruce
comments on Out Of time 

 

SEPTEMBER 6th 2002

Two more gigs added for Chris & the Norman Beaker Band with Van Morrison

1st October at
The Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth
2nd October at
Colston Hall in Bristol

Venue details for 6 gigs for
Chris with The R&B All Stars in Germany.

4th to 11th October

Venue details for October's
European Tour just announced for Chris with The Norman Beaker Band

10th to 27th October


See 'TOUR DATES' for all the details.. 

 

JULY 31st 2002

Two more gigs added for Chris with The Norman Beaker Band

8th November at the
Robin2 in Bilston
9th November at the
Tivoli Centre in Wimborne

Two more gigs added for
Chris with The R&B All Stars
4th and 11th October in
Germany

See 'TOUR DATES' for the latest details.. 

JUNE 1st 2002

The results are now in for Radio 2's BEST OF BRITISH poll, where listeners voted for their favourite piece of popular music from the last fifty years by a British Singer or group.

CHRIS came in at 24, over half way, beating other performers like:
Rod Stewart & David Bowie to name but a few.

We have had a huge response of voting via the website, Chris and ourselves would 
like to thank everyone who took the trouble to vote,
THANK YOU.

When you think of all the songs there have been in the last 50 years, it is a fitting

tribute that Chris with 'Out Of Time' gets 24th best song for the last 50 years!!!

Here are the 50 songs Radio 2 listeners voted for:

1.   QUEEN: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
2.   PROCOL HARUM: WHITER SHADE OF PALE
3.   JOHN LENNON: IMAGINE
4.   CLIFFORD T WARD: HOME THOUGHTS FROM ABROAD
5.   LED ZEPPELIN: STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
6.   BEATLES: YESTERDAY
7.   BEATLES: HEY JUDE
8.   CLIFF RICHARD: WE DON'T TALK ANY MORE
9.   DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME
10. THE HOLLIES: HE AIN'T HEAVY
11. GERRY RAFFERTY: BAKER STREET
12. MOODY BLUES: NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
13. BEE GEES: HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE
14. CLIFF RICHARD: MOVE IT
15. DURAN DURAN: ORDINARY WORLD
16. MIKE OLDFIELD: TUBULAR BELLS
17. THE KINKS: WATERLOO SUNSET
18. KATE BUSH: WUTHERING HEIGHTS
19. BEATLES: LET IT BE
20. DEREK AND THE DOMINOS: LAYLA
21. DAVID ESSEX: ROCK ON
22. PHIL COLLINS: IN THE AIR TONIGHT
23. ELTON JOHN: YOUR SONG
24. CHRIS FARLOWE: OUT OF TIME
25. ROBBIE WILLIAMS: ANGELS
26. PETULA CLARK: DOWNTOWN
27. BEATLES: STRAWBERRY FIELDS
28. DEEP PURPLE: SMOKE ON THE WATER
29. 10cc: I'M NOT IN LOVE
30. BILLY FURY: HALF WAY TO PARADISE
31. THE ANIMALS: HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
32. DIRE STRAITS: SULTANS OF SWING
33. SPANDAU BALLET: TRUE
34. ROD STEWART: MAGGIE MAY
35. STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY R: MAKE ME SMILE
36. BEATLES: SHE LOVES YOU
37. FLEETWOOD MAC: ALBATROSS
38. SHADOWS: APACHE
39. JUDY TZUKE: STAY WITH ME
40. DAVID BOWIE: LIFE ON MARS
41. THE ZOMBIES: SHE'S NOT THERE
42. ELVIS COSTELLO: OLIVER'S ARMY
43. FREE: ALRIGHT NOW
44. THE POLICE: EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
45. THE WHO: WON'T GET FOOLED
46. SHIRLEY BASSEY: GOLDFINGER
47. GEORGE HARRISON: MY SWEET LORD
48. HUMPHREY LYTTELTON: BAD PENNY BLUES
49. MATT MUNRO: PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE
50. ULTRAVOX: VIENNA

 

MAY 26th 2002

Chris & the Norman Beaker Band have just announced provisional tour dates for October 10th through to 26th 2002 for Europe. These include Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Chris is also playing with Pete York in Germany on the 8th and 13th Oct 2002 (More details coming soon)

See 'TOUR DATES' for the latest details.. 

 

MAY 24th 2002

CHRIS FARLOWE MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE

Many times we get email and queries about Chris' merchandise, from signed photographs through to T-shirts and CD's etc.

Due to this interest we are now pleased to inform you that items are now available for purchase via our shop on this website, so feel free and browse through.

 

MAY 16th 2002

Three more gigs added for Chris & the Norman Beaker Band with Van Morrison

1st August in
Edinburgh
2nd August in
Glasgow
29th August in
Torquay

 

MAY 4th 2002

Two extra gigs added for Chris & the Norman Beaker Band with Van Morrison

5th July at the Kings Dock,
Liverpool

TBC - 3rd August at the The Crown Hotel, Everleigh, Salisbury
Tickets:
01264 850229

Both concerts are outside events
 

 

MAY 2nd 2002

Chris & the Norman Beaker Band have just finished their 16 date German tour.

We have just finished creating the reviews for the first five gigs of that tour, for the following venues:
Hamburg, Schwerin, Worpswede, Isernhagen and Leer

Here's a photo of Chris in a shopping mall in
Schwerin. The shop has an interesting name!!

See the reviews with photos NOW on the '
Reviews & Interviews' page.

Photo by: Adrian


Chris has now started a 39 venue
Maximun Rhythm 'n' Blues tour with the THE MANFREDS , LONG JOHN BALDRY & COLIN BLUNSTONE.


See 'TOUR DATES' for the latest details..

 

APRIL 24th 2002

Chris sings 'The Guitar Don't Lie' on the Norman Beaker Band's latest album 'Who's He Calling Me Him?'

Hear a Sample NOW!
More Details

 

APRIL 21st 2002

Chris & the Norman Beaker Band have just finished their 16 date German tour.

Here's a photo of Chris in action at the
Quasimodo in Berlin.

Photo thanks to:
Detlef Kurth

See Detlef's review and photos on the '
Reviews & Interviews' page.

This is the first review of many, so stay tuned. We will be writting reviews for
Hamburg, Schwerin, Worpswede, Isernhagen and Leer. 

 

MARCH 23rd 2002

To celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations, BBC Radio 2 invites it's listeners to vote for their favourite piece of popular music from the last fifty years by a British Singer or group. 

There is only one choice:  '
OUT OF TIME' by CHRIS FARLOWE

The results of your votes will be broadcast in a special programme on 1st June (1400-1600) presented by
Simon Mayo.

To vote for CHRIS, please click '
Vote Now' to go to Radio 2's Jubilee page.
GO!

 

FEBRUARY 25th 2002

Final venue listing for The Manfreds Maximun Rhythm 'n' Blues tour.

Featuring
CHRIS FARLOWE , LONG JOHN BALDRY & COLIN BLUNSTONE.

See 'TOUR DATES' for the latest details..

 

FEBRUARY 16th 2002

Check out the Reviews & Interviews page for the latest reports and photos on the  International Festival in Moscow on the 14/15th of December 2001.


Featuring
CHRIS FARLOWE and THE NORMAN BEAKER BAND.

Also featured:
The Yardbirds and Mick Taylor.

There's a great photo of
Chris, Kris Gray and The Norman Beaker Band taken in Red Square.

 

FEBRUARY 10th 2002

Two extra gigs added for Chris & the Norman Beaker Band with Van Morrison

9th March at the
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Box Office:
0121 780 3333

15th March at the
Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Box Office:
0161 907 9000 & 0161 832 1111

 

FEBRUARY 2nd 2002

The R&B All Stars German tour kicked off last night at Regensburg

Featuring
CHRIS FARLOWE, MILLER ANDERSON,
COLIN HODGKINSON, ALBIE DONELLY
and PETE YORK

Here's a nice photo of Chris, Albie and Colin at the
Alte Mälzerei

Photo thanks to: Alois Braun 
See Alois's review and photos on the '
Reviews & Interviews' page


 

JANUARY 23rd 2002

Extra dates for GERMANY announced.

Gigs added for Lubeck, Leer, Augsburg and Bitburg
See 'TOUR DATES' for the details..


 

JANUARY 15th 2002

Chris with the Norman Beaker Band.
Dates for
GERMANY just announced for April 2002.

14 dates for Germany starting in Hamburg.
See 'TOUR DATES' for details and the latest updates..


 

JANUARY 1ST 2002

Happy 2002 from Chris Farlowe.co.uk

There's something for everyone in the 2002 tour schedule... full details of all the planned gigs can be found on the tours page.

See '
TOUR DATES' for details and the latest updates..

HANDBAGS AND GLADRAGS

Chris's UK fans will be aware of the release of Handbags and Gladrags by Welsh rockers, The Stereophonics. The record has entered the charts at No.4 and is tipped as a future No.1! Lots of people mistakenly think that Rod Stewart had the original hit - no mention of Chris!

We need to correct this misapprehension and get Chris's version some airtime. BBC Radio 2 have been playing the Stereophonics version a lot lately and it is only right that Chris's version gets a few outings as well. To this end we are suggesting that fans might like to email radio stations, tell them about Chris and request that they play his version. To get you started, here are some email addresses for the main shows on BBC Radio 2 (www.bbc.co.uk/radio2):

wogan@bbc.co.uk - weekdays breakfast show

ken.bruce@bbc.co.uk - weekdays mid-morning show

steve.wright@bbc.co.uk - weekdays afternoon show

jw@bbc.co.uk - Johnnie Walker - weekdays tea-time

paul.jones@bbc.co.uk - Thursday evening blues show hosted by the Manfred’s Paul Jones.

sots@bbc.co.uk - Brian Mathews Sounds of the Sixties – Saturday breakfast

jonathan.ross@bbc.co.uk - Saturday morning

richard.allinson@bbc.co.uk - Saturday p.m.

stewpot@bbc.co.uk - Ed Stewart on a Sunday afternoon

Let us know if you get a result.


 






NEWS 2001