DECEMBER 20th 2004
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HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY MUSICAL 2005

I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  2004 has been a great year for me with the release of 'Rock n Roll Soldier' and a huge, seven week European tour.  Thanks to everyone who came along.

2005 promises to be a special year in my career, when I celebrate
50 years in the music business!!  I can't believe it has been that long!  I'm planning something special so keep your eyes posted on the website for news...

Finally, I'd like to thank my manager,
Kris Gray and also my long-time band, the Norman Beaker Band, and everyone else who helps to keep the show on the road.  

 

DECEMBER 18th 2004
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SOME SAD NEWS

We are very sad to hear that legendary Colosseum saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith died in hospital on the 17th December, aged 70.  Chris and Dick were great friends and long time fellow band mates in Colosseum, performing together many, many times both on stage and in recordings.  He will be sadly missed. 

 

OCTOBER 13th 2004
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

On behalf of all your fans around the world we wish you a very Happy Birthday and hope the coming year will bring you health, wealth and happiness. 

No one would be so rude to ask your age? Lets just say we all still need you and will continue to many years from now, for your voice, great sense of humour and especially for being you.

 

OCTOBER 12th 2004
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CHRIS' BIRTHDAY TOMORROW

As most of Chris' fans will be aware it is Chris' Birthday tomorrow (13th OCT).
But there is no rest for the Rock 'N' Roll Solder as he plays a gig in
Germany at the ColoSaal club that evening. If you are fortunate enough to go to this gig, give him your birthday greetings personally.

If you would like to pass on your birthday messages to Chris, please use the forum especially set up on the forums page.

Radio listeners in
Poland are in for a treat when Chris and his band appear on Radio Warsaw on November 13th.

 

OCTOBER 6th 2004
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ROCK 'N' ROLL SOLDIER EUROPEAN TOUR 2004 STARTS

Chris and The Norman Beaker Band kick off a huge 38 venue tour of Europe starting in Belgium tonight at the Spirit of 66 club. Other countries include Austria, Germany and Poland.

Full details are on the tours page.

 

JULY 31st 2004
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UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Hope everyone is enjoying Summer and those of you who have been on their hols have had a good time.  Chris and The Norman Beaker Band have announced some tour dates for this autumn.  Starting in the UK on the 17th September and ending on 25th,  the UK section of the tour includes a second 2004 appearance at the ever popular ‘Alexanders’ in Chester and a return visit to Wimborne’s Tivoli Theatre; plus a ‘home fixture’ for Chris at the 101 Club!

October sees the start of a mammoth European tour taking in Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and hopefully Poland.  Not all the dates have been confirmed yet, so stay tuned, we’ll update the information as soon as we receive confirmation from the promoter.

Full details are on the tours page.

 

MAY 27th 2004
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A Host of Stars Pay Tribute to LONNIE DONEGAN

ROYAL ALBERT HALL (London)
Monday 21st June 2004  7.30pm


Chris Farlowe and Norman Beaker were both greatly influenced by Lonnie and they will be appearing with the NBB on this great tribute night,  along with a multitude of great musicians, which include:

Brian May, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Mark Knopfler, Roger Daltrey, Gerry Marsden, Joe Brown, Rolf Harris, Chas & Dave, Bruce Welch, Billy Bragg, Ralf McTel, Rick Wakeman,  Chris Barber, Arlo Guthrie, Ralph Mctell, Peter Wingfield, The Baron Nights, plus his son Peter and many more will contribute to this performance. 

A tribute to a man who will be greatly missed, not only a great musician, but a great friend and father to many people.

 

MAY 22nd 2004
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'GERMANY - POLAND TOUR PLANNED for OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2004'

Chris and The Norman Beaker Band start a huge tour of Germany in October, ending in Poland in November.

Be sure to check the tours page regularly, as details will be continually added, some Poland dates already confirmed. 

 

APRIL 6th 2004
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THE BLUES 
Thursday 15th April - Friday 28th May 2004, BBC4 (UK) 

"Seven illuminating films about a musical genre that has influenced everything from rock 'n' roll to hip hop. Each programme is a very personal exploration of the blues by directors including Wim Wenders and Martin Scorsese. Think of it as a musical adventure..."

The directors are:
Martin Scorsese, Mike Figgis, Clint Eastwood, Marc Levin, Richard Pearce, Charles Burnett and Wim Wenders

Chris features in Episode 2: "
Red, White & Blues", directed by Mike Figgis. The TV broadcast is on BBC4 Thursday 22nd April 9pm-10.35pm and is repeated on Friday 23rd April 11pm-12.35am

During the 1960s the UK saw an explosion of interest in jazz and folk music that led to a cross-fertilisation with blues. This programme contains many interviews and performances from artists like:  Eric Clapton, Eric Burdon, Peter Green, Stevie Winwood, Jeff Beck, Van Morrison and many others. 

Chris is interviewed and sings '
Stormy Monday Blues', parts 1 & 2 written by T-Bone Walker and was recorded under the name of 'Little Joe Cook'.

Chris Farlowe (vocals); Albert Lee (guitar); Dave Greenslade (organ); Ricky Chapman or Bruce Waddell (bass); Johnny Wise or Ian Hague (drums)
Recorded in London 1965 and was originally on
Sue Records WI385

For more details visit BBC4 or 'The Blues website, where DVDs & CDs are available. 
More Details at The Blues...

 

APRIL 3rd 2004
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'SCANDINAVIAN TOUR STARTS'

Chris has now finished the Hitmakers Tour, as well as a couple of UK dates (Hi to everyone who was at Chester). The Scandinavian tour features 'The Norman Beaker Band' and starts on the 11th April at Vaxjo (Sweden) and continues till April 24th.

Check the tours page for details.

Delicious Records has just released 'Back to the Future', a CD featuring some classic contemporary hits reinterpreted by the original beat generation. It includes Dave Dee singing Oasis (honestly), Mike D'Arbo's take on Charles and Eddie's 'Would I Lie to You' and Cliff Bennett, giving a great rendition of Mike and the Mechanics 1996 hit, 'Over My Shoulder'. Our man 'Chris' belts out a truly amazing version of Paul Weller's, 'Changing Man'.

Delicious Records has a limited number of copies signed by artists involved and are available on a first come, first served basis. Full details can be found on the 'Delicious Records' website
(www.deliciousrecords.co.uk).

 

FEBRUARY 21st 2004
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ROCK n' ROLL SOLDIER - ANTHOLOGY 1970-2004

Chris
has released his new CD... and it's a beauty! 'Rock n' Roll Soldier - Anthology 1970 - 2004, comprises 3 CDs containing a total of 46 (yes, forty six!) tracks spanning Chris' career from 1970 to the present. What is more, disc 3 is full of previously unreleased tracks, so you won't have heard them before!! 

I personally, can't wait to hear Chris' previously unreleased versions of the
Small Faces, 'Tin Soldier' and his version of Fleetwood Macs, haunting classic, 'Man of The World'. Many of the original albums that the tracks are harvested from, are deleted or very hard to obtain. So for all of you, wanting to get hold of a copy of 'Born Again', 'Mama Rosa' , 'Out of the Blue' etc, this is the next best thing. 

At the moment the CD is exclusively available through
chrisfarlowe.co.uk and Delicious Records and costs £19.99 plus postage & packing. (We have also added PAYPAL to our shop for fans wishing to use credit cards)

Click the CD cover for full track listings and details.
Chris has kindly agreed to sign the first copies off the press, so be sure to order your copy  ASAP.
Details of Rock n Roll Soldier - Anthology

 

FEBRUARY 2nd 2004
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Chris releases new Anthology CD for 2004!

Delicious Records has just released this new ANTHOLOGY album of Chris' work, covering his solo career from 1970 and includes many unreleased tracks that have been released from the vaults of time!

This CD will available through our shop at
www.chrisfarlowe.co.uk and Delicious Records.

deliciousrecords.co.uk
Chris' Latest Compliation

 

JANUARY 25th 2004
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'FARLOWE THAT!' TOUR '2004' CONTINUES

Three dates just in as part of Chris' 'Farlowe That! 2004' Tour. Chris & The Norman Beaker Band will be playing in Derbyshire, Chester and Peterborough.

More to follow: for the latest check the tours page or join the Mailing List.

 

JANUARY 1ST 2004
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HAPPY 2004 TO ALL CHRIS' FANS AROUND THE WORLD


UK COLOSSEUM DATES FOR JANUARY 2004

Chris and Colosseum will be playing a series of eight dates in the UK this January.  Full details are on the  'Tours' page.  A new CD 'Tomorrow's Blues' has also been released to coincide with the tour. 
THE HIT MAKERS TOUR - STARTS 2nd FEBRUARY 2004 IN DERRY

The 'Hit Makers Tour' features Chris, Dave Dee, Cliff Bennett and Chip Hawkes, accompanied by the very excellent Norman Beaker Band.  Playing at thirty eight venues, the length and breadth of the UK  - there must be one near you.  This will be a fantastic evening of nostalgia and first class entertainment.  Get your mini skirts ironed and your winklepickers sharpened - get seats in the stalls and relive the best days of your lives! 


Further details on the  'Tours' page.








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