everyone from Joe, Damon and me
2018 is almost over. My apologies once
again for the late newsletter.
Our Autumn tour has just finished. 24
gigs in 26 days. We even played an
unplugged session in a Media Markt store. It
was fun and perhaps we can do some more
unplugged sessions next year. In fact
Iíve bought a new acoustic bass on the
Weíve been asked how we manage to keep
up such an intense schedule. The fact is
that we really enjoy what we do and most
importantly itís thanks to all of you
who support our music. It's very much
Iím sorry that we were unable to play
shows in more countries. Itís not that
we donít want to and, rest assured, our
agents are already working on it. For
our American friends I can say that all
leads are being followed to book some
shows in the States.
There have been requests for more vinyl
pressings. 'The World Won't Stop' and
'Tracks 'are already available but
we've recently pressed up a limited
edition run of 'HSS' in 180 gram heavy
grain coloured vinyl. The 'HSS' vinyl
edition will be for sale from our web
site within the next couple of weeks.
Apologies we are only able to mail to
the UK and Europe.
2019 is the 50thAnniversary
of the 1969 Woodstock Festival and many
things are planned. To celebrate the
event weíve decided to play the ĎOriginal
Ten Years Afterí Woodstock song list
where possible on our gigs. Weíll play
two sets, one all 'HSS' material and the
other the 'TYA 1969 Woodstock'
Two long European tours for March and
October are already booked and for the
rest of the year weíll do shorter runs
beginning in January with gigs in
I mentioned in my last newsletter that,
thanks to our soundman Ed Truckell,
weíve recorded almost every show these past
eighteen months. We were undecided
whether to release a new live recording
or add live songs as bonus tracks on a
new studio recording.
Many of you have requested a studio
recording, so for 2019 thatís what we
intend to do but it would also be
interesting to hear what you think about
an unplugged record too.
Thatís it for now except to say that all
shows for 2019 will be posted on our
website www.hundredseventysplit.com. in
the very near future.
See you out on the road.
At the end of the November tour I spent a
very enjoyable couple of days as a guest of
the Warwick Bass Company in Markneukirchen,
Germany. Thanks to all at Warwick for their
Needless to say Iíve acquired yet another
bass and a new Warwick amp rig which Iíll be
taking out on the upcoming tour. Thereís a
well-known saying amongst musicians íThe
next instrument will be my lastí.