Here is a bit of Flame news for you highlighting 3 of the band's up and coming gigs during October. Hope you can come along and support what will be 3 very different live concerts by the band or maybe check out some of the rock and blues shows booked over the next few weeks. Please note that the CFA gig scheduled for The Old Glove Works in Glossop next weekend is now being rescheduled for early next year.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 12th - THE LIMELIGHT CLUB, CREWE - COLD FLAME TULL TRIBUTE SHOW
A two hour plus perfomance in a two set programme featuring a new stage act and new Tull classics in what is one of the band's fave venues and a great opportunity to see the band's Tull tribute on the big stage.Doors open 8.15pm. Check out the Flame website gig guide for links to the Limelight site.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 15th - THE WITCHWOOD CLUB ASHTON U LYNE - WILD TURKEY with special guests COLD FLAME ACOUSTIC
For the elder statesmen among you, when original Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick left the band in late 1970, he formed Wild Turkey who made a name for themselves both in the UK and America touring with Tull and Black Sabbath amongst others and releasing two quality studio albums 'Battle Hymn' and 'Turkey'. Earlier this year, Wild Turkey reformed after a 10 year break with a new line up that in addition to several original members sees Glenn Cornick once more link up with legendary Jethro Tull drummer Clive Bunker. Wild Turkey have now released a brand new studio album which has been featured in their recent UK tour - see their website at www.myspace.com/glenncornickswildturkey Negotions have already taken place with Turkey's management for Cold Flame to support Glenn and his band on some dates on their Spring 2007 UK Tour. Meanwhile Wild Turkey who have always had a close affinity to the north west and especially Manchester and will be marking their Autumn Tour 06 finale with a concert at The
Witchwood in Ashton U Lyne on Sunday October 15th with Cold Flame Acoustic booked as special guests. Check out Wild Turkey's website at www.myspace.com/glenncornickswildturkey
Tickets are now available from The Witchwood venue priced £6 in advance and £8 on the door. Phone 0161 344 0321 or contact the venue direct for further information.Doors open at 8.15pm and the advice is to get there early if you want to get to the front.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 19TH - THE ROYAL HOTEL HAYFIELD DERBYSHIRE - COLD FLAME ACOUSTIC LIVE IN CONCERT
A special showcase concert to premier tracks from the up and coming new studio album of original acoustic tracks which is being recorded at the moment on the Cold Flame mobile.Set in the lovely quaint Derbyshire countryside, The Royal Hotel in the village of Hayfield has a great function room we intend to fill.There is a plan to set aside an interval when guest musicians will be given the chance to ply their craft. Anyone interested please email the band at email@example.com Doors open at 8.30pm For further information contact the venue on 01663 742721
TULL TRIBUTE SHOWS
A huge Thank You goes out to everyone who came along back in July to check out and support the band's Jethro Tull tribute shows.The response received was truly tremendous and the band have been very encouraged by the continuing positive feedback received.Admittedly numbers were down on a couple of shows but summer hols, the continuing heatwave and the after effects of the World Cup didnt help our cause. During the last few weeks several 'new' classic Tull tracks have been rehearsed by the guys and some if not all of these will be appearing during this Autumn's gig schedule.Check the band gig guide for further details especially now that it has been corrected and updated. Fingers crossed !
Cold Flame released a brand new studio compilation album - Still Burning the Blues Vol 2 - of previously unreleased original material back in July. The feedback following this release has been great and again this is something that the band is very pleased with. Good job as with whatever spare time can be found over the next couple of months, the band individually and collectively will be hard at work on remastered rereleases, new acoustic and electric studio material and live recordings. It is difficult at the moment to predict which projects will be completed first but rest assured you will be the first to know and we can guarantee there will be something new to buy before Xmas.
Work is well under way recording tracks for a Cold Flame Acoustic studio album featuring Davyd, Patrick, Paul and Robert. This is being recorded using the Cold Flame mobile equipment mainly at Cold Flame HQ. Meanwhile Cold Flame Acoustic are available for all manner of private functions with weddings a speciality. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for all enquiries.
THE WEBSITE / MY SPACE
There have been some additions to the site since the last News page. Check out in particular the latest pictures from Italy in the Gallery section. We now have some excellent new live pics of the band taken on our webmasters very expensive camera. Additionally there are some live and casual pics of CFA. Please note that we are aware of downloading problems with these new pics and will be rectifying this asap. We have also just updated the gig guide yet again and would recommend that you check the guide regularly as new dates can crop up at any time. Davyd has been busy working on an alternative to the now defunct message board and has now set up a myspace account which can be accessed at www.myspace.com/coldflameuk whilst messages can be posted at blog.myspace.com/coldflameuk Admittedly we have had some teething problems with Myspace but we now think that these issues have been resolved so have a look see and be our friend.
Northernbands have redesigned a new band shop for us which you can check out on the band home page.This is now up and running so don't hesitate to make good use of it by spending your hard earned wonga on Cold Flame product including the brand new studio record. We are thinking about designing a new Flame t-shirt/ vest for 2007 so if you have any ideas or comments please let us know via email.
Be seeing you......Ben Rossington and Cold Flame October 2006