Photo: Noel Buckley
Stax legend Steve Cropper heads out on the road again in October/November as special guest of Animals and Friends.
Following their critically-acclaimed and hugely successful tours together in 2008, 2011 and 2012 this legendary combination of musicians will once again be performing on the same stage together.
Animals & Friends feature original members John Steel and Mick Gallagher together with Danny Handley and Scott Whitley.
Cropper was a member of the Stax house band from the early-1960s, achieved worldwide success with Booker T & The MGs, and pursued a parallel career as A & R man/producer/composer for some of the best-known soul acts such as Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd and Wilson Pickett. In the late-1970s he teamed up with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd to form the Blues Brothers Band, recording three albums and a movie.
On Sunday 2 November, at 17:00 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio features a recent interview with Steve Cropper chatting about his career in the “Heroes” series.
Tues 21st: WATFORD - Colliseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford WD17 3JN Tel 0845 0753993. www.watfordcolliseum.co.uk 8pm Tickets £22 – £25
Thurs 23rd; BILSTON – The Robin 2, 220-28 Mount Pleasant Bilston Wolverhampton WV14 7LJ 01902 401211 www.therobin.co.uk/? £18.50 adv £20 door.Time tbc
Fri 24th: ALDERSHOT – West End Centre, Queens Road GU11 3JD 8pm £26 01252 330040 www.hants.gov.uk/westendcentre?
Sat 25th; DEAL – The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 6AB. 01304 370220. mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Time/tickets tbc
Sun 26th: BROMSGROVE – The Artrix, Slideshow Dr, Bromsgrove B61 1PQ. 01527 577330 www.artrix.co.uk/? Time/tickets tbc
Wed 29th: CARDIFF – The Globe 125 Albany Rd, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF24 3NS http://www.globecardiffmusic.com/ +44 7590 471888 7.30pm £25
Thurs 30th: WAKEFIELD - Warehouse 23, 23 Smyth St, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 1ED, UK 01924 724523 http://warehouse23.co.uk/ 7pm £22
Fri 31st: WIMBORNE – The Tivoli, West Borough Wimborne Minster Dorset BH21 1LT 01202 885566 8pm £20 http://www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk/
Sun. 2nd: MIDDLESBROUGH – Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2QJ. 01642 729 729 http://www.middlesbroughtownhallonline.co.uk/ 7pm £20+B/Fee
Tues 4th – FRANCE
Wed 5th – FRANCE
Thurs. 6th: NORWICH, Epic Studios, 114 Magdalen Street, Norwich Norfolk NR3 1JD 01603 727727 http://www.epicstudiosnorwich.com/events/categories/music/ 7.30pm £22 adv seating £20 adv standing
Fri 7th: RIPLEY – Town Hall, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 3AX. 01423 860340 email@example.com £20 (members) /£25 (guests & non members) 7.30pm
Sat 8th: MICKLETON – Mickleton R n B Club, Old School House, Mickleton, Barnard Castle, Co Durham. DL12 0LQ. http://www.mickletonrnb.co.uk/Events.htm 8pm £20 01833 640854 (Sue)
Sun 9th: CLITHEROE, The Grand 18 York St, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2DL 01200 421599 www.thegrandvenue.co.uk/ ?Doors 7pm £17.50 adv /£20 (door)
Tues 11th BURY ST EDMUNDS, The Apex, 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3FD. 01284 758000 www.theapex.co.uk/? 8pm £22
Wed 12th EDMONTON – Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, Edmonton, London, N18 1PJ T: 020 8807 6680 http://www.theatresonline.com/theatres/edmonton-theatres/milfield-arts-centre/whats-on.html 7.45pm £21 / £20 online
Thurs 13th: WAVENDON, The Stables,Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK17 8LU, 01908 280800 8pm £27.50 £25 www.stables.org/Whats_on ?
Fri 14th: WORTHING – The Assembly Halls, Stoke Abbott Rd, Worthing, BN11 1HJ T: 01903 206206 7.30pm £22.50 + bf http://www.worthingtheatres.co.uk/events-by-type/music/
Sat 15th: ISLINGTON - Assembly Rooms, Upper Street London N1 2UD Tel 020 7527 8900 Tel 020 7527 5848 7pm £27.50 B/Fee £3.44 Handling Fee £1.50
THURS 20th: LEICESTER – 02 Academy, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH. www.o2academyleicester.co.uk/O2 B/O 0844 477 2000 (24 Hr) Tickets/time tbc
Fri 21st: ABERDEEN – The Lemon Tree, 5 W North St, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City Scotland AB24 5AT 01224 641122 Doors 7pm £25.00 www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/
Sat 22nd: GLASGOW – Classic Grand,18 Jamaica St, Glasgow G1 4QD Scotland 0141 847 0820 www.classicgrand.com/? Tickets www.tickets-scotland.com/ 7pm-10.30pm £25 + £2.50 B/F
Sun 23rd: BEDFORD – Corn Exchange, St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SL www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk/events/whats-on/? 01234 718112 7pm £20
In his show broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 10 May David Randall played a further selection of artists and albums included in the new Features series, “2020 Vision”.
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Featured Albums w/c 25 May (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 FM Synchronized (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 THE ROCKET DOLLS The Art Of Disconnect (indie)
14:00-16:00 BEN KUNDER Searching For The Stranger (indie)
Power Plays w/c 11 May (Mon-Fri)
THE MERCY KILLS Alone (Golden Robot Records)
DEAD REYNOLDS By Your Side (indie)
THE JAILBIRDS Watery Grave (Golden Robot Records)
ALI MASS & MICKY MOODY These Times (Last Man Music)
MASSIVE WAGONS Bangin In Your Stereo (Earache)
UDO We Are One (AFM Records)
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