At the beginning of a new year our thoughts are
still overshadowed by the loss of Phil Vickers. It was Phil's wish
that the band should crack on regardless, and who are we to argue?
With this in mind, we are putting together some tour dates for
September and October and we already have a couple of festival
dates for the spring and summer; more details on these shortly.
We also have a new musical project: we broke our
'no weddings' rule last year at the request (and the offer of
unlimited alcohol) of our old friend Simon Allen whose daughter
was betrothed in a castle in Gloucestershire. Subsequently, we are
armed with two hours of freshly-rehearsed numbers by The Beatles,
The Monkees, Bruce Springsteen, Queen and a few others, which we
will be featuring in some of our canalside shows and festival
dates throughout the summer. Look out for MOTL: The Party Set!
Phil Vickers, our dear,
departed brother and drummer, released a splendid solo album entitled
Seeming Randomly Placed at First Glance a few years ago.
Phil's brother Paddy has expressed a wish that Phil's music should be
shared as far and wide as possible, so if you would like a free copy of
this excellent CD, please click below (with a charge of £2.50 to cover postage and packing.)
If you are based in the Warwickshire area and would prefer to
collect a complimentary copy, let us know via the
CONTACT page and we will arrange it.