|Limehouse Lizzy News|
|MARCH NEWS! 11th March 2015, 1:41pm
Welcome, Lizzy Lovers!
Well…this is it! After all the press releases, interviews, well-deserved hype, blah-blah’s and yada-yada’s, the ‘Jailbreak 2015’ tour with our partners in rock LIVEWIRE/DC tour, at last hit the ground running for its’ inaugural launch at both CORONATION HALL, Ulverston last Friday and finally left a very packed DIAMOND LIVE in Doncaster smouldering on Saturday!
HOWEVER…events are starting to run away with us, as the latest news is that HOLMFIRTH is already completely SOLD OUT – and it’s not for another 2 weeks! Possibly a sign of things to come? No matter – if you missed out on this and want to see the show, maybe try MANCHESTER ACADEMY where there are still some tickets available. But, in the words of Van Halen, “fair warning”…
Lighting ‘em up with pyro in Doncaster on the JAILBREAK tour…
Click flyer above for tickets/info.
So, at the risk of sounding like your nagging other half, make sure you get your tickets early for this tour…
I VANT TO BE ALONE…lest ye forget, we’re still doing our own ‘standalone’ shows until the end of this tour (April), taking place on most Thursdays of each week. And we’re planning a lot of fun with different songs that we’ve been messing with over the months, as both a spot of R&R and also as a contrast to just the Greatest Hits jam that we’ll be doing on the ‘JAILBREAK’ gig. So. if you fancy a whole lot less o’ Rosie and more Lizzy hits ‘n’ bits, come and spend time with us stretching out on Thursday nights…
Speaking of which…
Just added – THE BEACON COURT in Gillingham on 30th April… We were gutted to hear our old mucker Simon Olley is leaving the venue after putting bands on down there for so many years. The Kent Medway towns have a great tradition for live music, and Simon has been an absolute flag bearer for the region. We wish him the very best of luck in his new ventures, and we are calling on ALL of you to come down and help give him a riotous ‘Limehouse’ send off at this one!
Tickets are selling well for newbie, THE GREYHOUND in Beeston, Notts. on 19th March. Hailed as a ‘mini Rock City’, we advise that you get tickets early for this one to ensure entry. As you will know or recent show nearby at the Flowerpot sold out, so…well, we don’t wanna nag ya…again!
Lastly, we will be back at the WYESIDE ARTS CENTRE in Builth Wells on 16th April. Had lots of requests to return to mid Wales, so it’s great to be coming back to such a quality venue. Hopefully doing some more work with the students at Builth Wells High school, and inviting some of them down for the show too! Had a blast last time doing a feature in their school magazine, so we are really looking forward to this one.
Our full gig list down to the end of July follows HERE. Write ‘em down in your diary, shortcut ‘em on your smartphone, home page ‘em on your tablet, put a post-it on the fridge, and tell all your friends! Please help us ‘spread the word around’ and we’ll see you out there…
Wayne, Greg, Tim and Lee
|FEBRUARY NEWS! 15th February 2015, 10:25am
Amazing start to the year with some of our firm faves, and a few newbie venues thrown in!
Rammed out in Rochdale – many thanks to Baz Cozens for making that the busiest show down there yet. A return to the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek (formerly known as the V Bar), which was packed, great to see so many of you from the Staffs area shaking off the January blues, and good to be back at a venue we used to play regularly before it was re-vamped!
Also must mention two new venues, the Corn Exchange in Stamford, which is a superb seated theatre, so very well run by Judith and her team of dedicated volunteers. The other was chez ‘Muttley’ at his Iron Road Venue in Evesham where trays of ‘dessert shots’ flowed after the gig (you’ve gotta try ‘em!), cue the whole band and crew ricocheting down Evesham High Street looking for a kebab…great venue check it out!
SOLD OUT at the Customs House South Shields, SOLD OUT at the Flowerpot Derby, SOLD OUT at the Stables Milton Keynes, SOLD OUT at South Street Arts Centre Reading!! What can we say, thank you all for the magnificent support.
Yes due to popular demand, and the legions who have asked us to return, we play the Layton, Blackpool on 5th March, ably assisted by our special guests and good buddies ‘POWER TRIP’.
The Guinness will be flowing, and no doubt a merry jig being danced when we break with tradition and do a Tuesday St Patricks night at the Beaverwood Club in Chislehurst on 17th March.
Lastly, we have another new venue in the shape of the Greyhound in Beeston. This venue has been strongly recommended to us, and is touted as being a mini ‘Rock City’ for midlands gig-goers. This will also serve as a gig for those who were left disappointed after our Derby show sold out, see you there!
Our full gig list down to the end of June now online here: http://www.limehouselizzy.co.uk/tour_dates.php.
Write ‘em down in your diary, put a post-it on the fridge, and tell all your friends! Please help us ‘spread the word around’ and we’ll see you out there…
Wayne, Greg, Tim and Lee
|HAPPY NEW YEAR! 5th January 2015, 4:57pm
Just a few lines to wish you all a very Happy New Year!! We sincerely hope it is a healthy and prosperous one for all our supporters.
We were blown away by your support last year, and look forward to catching up with you in 2015, which is shaping up to be our biggest (and busiest) year yet.
Aside from our Jailbreak Tour with our good buddies Livewire DC, we have our own stand-alone dates with some new ‘choons thrown in after so many of you fired us over requests/shout outs/friendly banter over the last 12 months…
Anyway, back to business, this year kicks off on Friday at the Brickcroft Club in Rochdale, when we link up with the Lancs. crew and our old mucker, and rock promoter extraordinaire, Barry ‘Bazzer’ Cozens of JLC Rock Promotions.
We then continue on to a new venue (for us) on Saturday with our first visit to the Corn Exchange in Stamford. We need your support, it would be great to see some of you lot from Bourne, Peterborough, Corby etc. down there for a rousing start to the year! If you need further info, or want to buy tickets, BE QUICK and follow the link!!
HE’S A CELEBRITY…
Look who Wayne bumped into in the January sales!
‘Wayne discusses the connection between superbike racing and hard rock with Superbike Champion & ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’ winner Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty…and concludes there isn’t one….’
Our full gig list down to the end of April follows below. Write ‘em down in your diary, put a post-it on the fridge, and tell all your friends! Please help us ‘spread the word around’ and we’ll see you out there…
Wayne, Greg, Tim and Lee
|DECEMBER NEWS AND NEW TOUR DATES! 4th December 2014, 8:56pm
Bonjour, Guten Tag, Goedemorgen, Wha’gwan etc…
(picture by Marty Moffatt)
It’s now been some time since yours truly (international division) have returned from our overseas Lizzy-standard bearing mission – and what a blast it was! A special THANK YOU should go out to Herve and his crew at the Blue Devils rock bar in Arras for stepping in at a very late hour to provide a fab likkul gig to break up our trek from Calais to Bensheim, Germany. A great bar, fabulous hospitality…sigh, why can’t they all be like this?
But the icing on the Krispy Kreme (please note, Limehouse also favour other brands of doughnut and other such sugar-laden, dough based, fat-knacker comestibles) had to be on our night off, when the boys were invited as guests of legendary Californian hard-rockers Y&T at their gig at the Turock venue, Essen. Hob-nobbing, rubbing shoulders and general carousing and libation ensued a-plenty afterwards, as can be seen with Tim Lee and their NBF, drum supremo Mike Vanderhule….
Prior to our oversea mission, Holmfirth Picturedrome weaved its’ usual joyous magic which, to be honest, was easy when aided and abetted by an attendance of over 500! Gi-normous thanks to our special guests on the night, ‘Journey To Toto’, a tribute to…aww c’mon, have we really gotta say?! The following night around 300 of you turned up at The Grand, Clitheroe to help us round off one of the busiest and best weekends of the year.
“Tah’night there’s gonna be a …” meanwhile, 2015 is already shaping up to be a burster – for instance, have we already mentioned the behemoth that is shaping up to be the ‘Jailbreak’ double-headline tour with Livewire and us? Are you sure we haven’t? Well…just in case…we’ve got the mutha of all tribute tours lined up with the bossest DeeCee facsimile, truss’ mi star, true dat (as all those who enter the Little Jamaica wing of Limehouse Towers are wanton to utter). Dates below…
click above for tickets!
Pssst, WANNASEE summink… we’ve had a bit of a dearth of festivals of late, so an early mention for the what is growing to be one of the coolest tribute festivals, the WANNASEE Tribute Festival in Bishop Auckland. Yours truly are actually appearing on the Sunday (May 24th), which is rock night with tributes to the likes of AC/DC, Aerosmith, Whitesnake, Metallica and er, oh yeh, THIN LIZZY to name but a few. More info HERE.
Tour dates follow down to the end of April ’15 so check ‘em out!!... http://www.limehouselizzy.co.uk/index.php
|LATEST NEWS - NEW TOUR DATE! 7th October 2014, 11:45pm
Good day everyone – or, as we say in the West Indian wing of Limehouse Towers, ‘Wha g’wan?’
Here is the news:
URGENT – BEACON COURT TAVERN, GILLINGHAM, 23rd OCTOBER:
Our BEACON COURT TAVERN date on the 23rd of this month is now to be rescheduled to THURSDAY 29TH JANUARY 2015, the reason being that we have been asked to extend our European jaunt to play a show at the Blue Devils venue in Arras, France on the same day. We’re really sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment caused, but please know that if you’ve already bought a ticket, it will remain valid for the rescheduled date. Obviously, we would much prefer that you did this but if you’re desperate for a refund, please contact us via the website (only for valid for tickets purchased from our site).
Full details of our Blue Devils Arras show can be found here:
Prior to this, this week’s casual-yet-highly-focused jaunt out will encompass what is becoming a Thursday club fave for us, the candidly-candid, confectionery monikered MARRS BAR in Worcester, named after the eponymous owner, er, Marzy! Gigs such as this are, by default, becoming a rarity. If Leamington Spa’s Assembly is the Kim Kardashian of venues, then this would be the Jodie Marsh; slim, lean and sinewy but full of raawk ‘n’ roll attitude and can still serve up the foaming jugs (Oi! Careful!), brimful of brew with the best of ‘em. We’ve previously had some up-close, fierced-up, so-right-they’re-wrong ‘uns here – expect no less, this time…
SWINDON ARTS CENTRE stalks Marzy’s gaff on Friday, after last years splendiferous debut. Rumours are that rock band and celeb snapper Marty Moffat will be back, trimming off fat, wiping out warts and generally beautifying the unbeautiful thru the eyes of his trusty Leicas. So…nails done, weave washed, Spanx strainin’, self-tan tonked, hire a Herve Leger bandage dress, borrow some Louboutins and try to sneak in at the edge of the stage for some photo action. And that’s just the advice to the band…
THE TACKEROO in Hednesford on the 16th falls in line with the Marrs Bar-type of venue and has gotta be the Courtney Love of clubs gigs! A bit worn, a bit shaky but by god’s teeth, when wound up and pointed in the right direction can flash ‘em, mash ‘em and spit venom when riled! Between band and venue, we will seduce you, Lizzy-style…
Following on, the PICTUREDROME, Holmfirth needs no intro, an absolute fan-fave in this picturesque setting, with a long-awaited and anticipated return to the aptly-named GRAND in Clitheroe bringing up the, er, rear. This is a pretty much state-of-the-art facility, glossily done out with obviously much monies spent, a pleasure to both perform and spectate.
Wight on, baby…right after playing our Thursday fave, the Oxford O2 Academy on the 30th, we’re pleased to announce a long-awaited return to the Isle Of Wight at the MEDINA THEATRE on the last day of the month. We’ve had a steady stream of enquiries as to our return since the questions hanging over the fate of the Ryde Theatre, so this is extreeemely welcome news. We can rely on your support for our debut there, of course…?
We’re Stoked…and finally, speaking of new venues, here’s one for the Stoke massive, who are probably, like us, are still rueing the demise of the beloved Queens Hotel. Weep no more – JJ’s in Hanley is looking to launch a rock tribute night starting with Yours Truly on the 1st November, which will hopefully go a long way to re-establishing this fiercely rock-loyal town to it’s former swaggering musical status. Join us?
JAILBREAK TOUR 2015
Here’s the latest poster, share it around, and click the link for tickets!!