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The Division Men left a comment for the KATY FREEWAY
""With Niños Del Sol it seems The Division Men have managed to release an full length that sits somewhere between Mark Lanegan era Queens Of The Stone Age, Nick Cave and Johnny Cash‘s American series of albums, to me Niños…"
Dec 13, 2018
Kent Nielsen left a comment for the KATY FREEWAY
"Dear Colin, How are you? I am specifically looking to fill the following Dates: May 28th Aug 24th and 26th However, if you find my Profile interesting, yet the Dates don't suit you. I'm sure we can work something out. Would be…"
Feb 18, 2018
I See Hawks In L.A. left a comment for the KATY FREEWAY
"Dear Colin and Celia: I See Hawks In L.A. are releasing two records in May: our own and an EP collaboration with the Good Intentions which turned out quite well. We plan on touring UK/Ireland this summer. It's a bit of short notice (our agent…"
Feb 6, 2018

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What is your name (and name of your House Concert if host)?
colin bradshaw
Web Address
http://thekatyfreeway.com
Are you an artist host and/or concert goer?
Host
If gig goer, what is your local house concert contact details?
We have hosted a couple in our kitchen but also have seen several at Porters Cafe Bar in Yynemouth station
If host are you an open house concert? ie Can non members apply?
Yes
About Me
Celia & I both play in the KATY FREEWAY, the northeast's top country rock band. Our kids have now left home and we have a big house that we rattle around in. Visiting artists from all over the world have stayed to occasionally so they don't have to fund a hotel room. A couple have done house concerts to 20-40 people and they have been great nights.

Celia, who also has her solo CD out [see iTunes & Amazon] would be keen to do house concerts as well

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At 2:01 on December 13, 2018, The Division Men said…

"With Niños Del Sol it seems The Division Men have managed to release an full length that sits somewhere between Mark Lanegan era Queens Of The Stone Age, Nick Cave and Johnny Cash‘s American series of albums, to me Niños Del Sol sounds like an album crafted for late nights that run into early mornings where the bourbon has been poured freely and the air is heavy with smoke." ThePunkSite.Com

We're booking Europe Dates for next year from August / September / October 2019.

Latest Album Info: http://dvmninosdelsol.theyellowrail.com/

The Division Men
booking@thedivisionmen.com  |   http://www.divisionmen.com

THE DIVISION MEN EUROPE TOUR DATES
17.01.19 Berlin, DE @ Dodo
18.01.19 Berlin, DE @ Wiener Blut
19.01.19 Wetzlar, DE @ Salon Mimi
20.01.19 Fritzlar, DE @ Cafe Hahn
21.01.19 Essen, DE @ Kunsthaus Essen
22.01.19 Bad Iburg, DE @ Muehle der Freundschaft
23.01.19 Frankfurt, DE @ Mampf
24.01.19 Berlin, DE @ Artliners
26.01.19 Leipzig, DE @ Absintherie Sixtina
27.01.19 Bad Segeburg, DE @ Mones
28.01.19 Mannheim, DE @ Brandherd
29.01.19 Munich, DE @ Glockenbachwerkstatt
30.01.19 Marburg, DE @ Q- Marburg
31.01.19 Cologne, DE @ Artheater
01.02.19 Chemnitz, DE @ Aaltra
02.02.19 Offenbach, DE @ Hafen 2
03.02.19 Enkirch, DE @ Tom's Musik Keller
04.02.19 Bern, CH @ Voodoo Rhythm Hardware Store
06.02.19 Leipzig, DE @ The Post Office
07.02.19 Berlin, DE @ Travolta

At 13:29 on February 18, 2018, Kent Nielsen said…

Dear Colin,

How are you?

I am specifically looking to fill the following Dates:

May 28th
Aug 24th and 26th

However, if you find my Profile interesting, yet the Dates don't suit you. I'm sure we can work something out.

Would be thrilled to hear from you.

Kind regards,

Kent

***

KENT NIELSEN (DK) – Ukulele Folk Punk / Singer/Songwriter!

„Lyrics like a punch in the gut, painfully reminding you of your own wounds“. (Christian Elsrodt / Folker! Magazine)

Kent Nielsen is Danish but living in Lübeck (North Germany). He’s got a history as an author, percussionist, shoe shop clerk, record label guy, mail order honcho, night porter and ukulele player a. o.
But there’s one thing he’s been doing for ages – and that’s singing.
He just completed an old project – his first „solo album“. Roughly half of the roots rock colored Songs were written together with Stefan Kletetzka (DEEP RIVER), some are brand new while a couple Dates back to Kent and Stefan’s time in ONE BAR TOWN. Four covers were added, one by JOHN HARTFORD and another three originally written by GLEN CAMPBELL, EDDIE & THE HOT RODS and C.V. JØRGENSEN featuring Kent solo on the ukulele. Three more songs, drenched in Mod and 60s sounds, were written together with Helge Reich (JAM TODAY). The album also includes guest appearances from George Whitfield (FIDDLEBOX, ex-PRESSGANG) and Martin Wenk (CALEXICO, NADA SURF, JUDITH HOLOFERNES).

“I've always been fortunate to work with some extremely gifted songwriting partners. Hopefully we‘ve managed an album as diverse and varied as I prefer them.” (Kent Nielsen)

Topical digital single: ‚Star Wars Diaries‘ (Viking Wreckchords)
Topical album: ‚Shotgun Seat DJ‘ (Viking Wreckchords, Cat.-No. V.W. 130)
Topical video clip: ‚Star Wars Diaries‘: https://youtu.be/0XuKth3xkbk
Web: vikingwreckchords.de , facebook.com/kentnielsenofficial , youtube.com/vikingwreckchords

At 19:28 on February 6, 2018, I See Hawks In L.A. said…

Dear Colin and Celia:

I See Hawks In L.A. are releasing two records in May: our own and an EP collaboration with the Good Intentions which turned out quite well. We plan on touring UK/Ireland this summer.

It's a bit of short notice (our agent Bob Butler of Grapevine has sadly passed away), but if you have a slot for us we'd love to play one of your concerts. Our tour window is July through mid-August, though we could head over earlier if that's when most of the shows are happening.

Rob Ellen will give us a hearty recommendation! We are southern California's leading alt country folk band. We've done 3 or 4 tours of UK/Ireland, have been in the Euro Americana chart top ten 3 times, and have Geraint of G Promo PR on board. He got us great press and BBC appearances last time and will be invaluable in promoting live shows. My email is below, can send you our bio and sneak preview of our forthcoming CDs.

Here is a listening link to all seven of our previous releases and live shows: https://iseehawksinla.bandcamp.com/

Thanks!

Paul Lacques
lacques@sonic.net www.iseehawks.com

At 2:57 on June 15, 2014, Tom Shed said…

Hi  Katy,

Hope you are having a great day.  I wanted to tell you about Tom Shed’s music tour coming to the UK this September.  Curly Maple Music is sponsoring his “Mama’s Goin’ Out” tour so you can schedule this Grammy nominated performer, for free!  Bring Tom Shed “history, humor and the human condition” to your venue now. Sample videos are available at www.tomshed.com .  Contact us at tom@tomshed.com  to schedule a concert at your venue. 

All the best,

Louise Williams, Tom Shed - Curly Maple Music

At 18:01 on March 10, 2014, Daniel Sage said…

Hello, I am a USA/NC-based singer songwriter who just record my third record with G-award winning producer/drummer John Hampton in Memphis TN. It would be wonderful to come and play for you solo acoustic style this summer! With that in mind may I invite you to check me out at http://www.reverbnation.com/danielsage - happy to make bookings way in advance, anytime after July 11th works.

Peace & love,

Daniel Sage

At 12:32 on December 17, 2013, Stefan van de Sande said…

Hi, I will be in May (24-25) in Scotland for the Strathyre festival and I was wondering if I could play in that period perhaps in one of your house concerts?

Info about me on : http://stefanvandesande.nl

Kind Regards, Stefan.

At 16:42 on October 22, 2013, Theo Hall said…

Hi Colin,

I was wondering if I could get a moment if your time to listen to something?
It's the title track from Terry Emm's new album. I am booking shows for Terry in 2014 and thought he might suit the music events you put on.
 
Terry's music has recently had airplay from legendary DJ Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. Bob described Terry's music as 'excellent, excellent music' and has had him in for a live session. BBC 6 Music DJs Gideon Coe, Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson have also spun his tracks regularly alongside many regional stations. Terry has recently shared the stage with the likes of; Amy Wadge, Richard Walters, Danny & The Champs, Jackie Leven, Judith Owen, Red Dirt Skinners and many others.
MOJO magazine have described his music as 'pastoral, romantic and lit musically by summer rays…no routine singer- songwriter offering but some-thing totally engaging in melody and lyric' in a 4 star review.
It'd be interesting to see what you think to his music and great if you could consider him for a show.
Thanks very much,
Theo Hall
07873798994
At 16:23 on April 18, 2013, John Barrow said…

Hi Colin

I am looking for shows in very early September 2013 for USA/California-based acoustic finger-style guitar player Brian Gore (see http://guitarpoet.com), the 'guitar poet'.
We needs shows in early September ...
 
SEPTEMBER 2013
Sun  1 to Fri  6   available
Sat 7 and Sun 8 London Acoustic Guitar Show (Olympia) tbc
 
Brian will be in Germany doing some work with the great guitarist Lulo Reinhardt (grand-nephew of Django) in late August.  Brian is a fluent German speaker and can easily give a full concert or a workshop or masterclass entirely in German.  He could also do this in Spanish, although perhaps a little less fluently.
Brian has a good track record over here since he's also the brains behind the annual touring guitar festival called the International Guitar Night, which Stoneyport has worked for in the UK since 2007.  See http://www.internationalguitarnight.com/.  Brian got IGN going in the USA in 1995 and since 2000 it has become a major North American touring event.
 

You can hear some of Brian's work at http://uk.myspace.com/guitaristbriangore/music/albums/path-of-least...).

I hope to hear from you soon

John Barrow

Stoneyport Associates

Edinburgh

e: jb@stoneyport.demon.co.uk

m: +44(0)7968 13 17 37

At 14:34 on April 13, 2013, John Barrow said…

Hi Colin

North Shields has obviously changed a bit since I was kid growing up in Percy Main and Tynemouth  in the 1950s-1960s! :)

I represent two US-based singer/songwriters for whom I am searching for gigs in the UK in September and October 2013.

First there is Lizanne Knott.  Here are a couple of comments about her ...
"Absolutely gorgeous music.  We've rarely had as big a reaction to any artist in recent years as the one we had for Lizanne Knott." (Bob Harris: BBC Radio 2)
 
"Lizanne Knott is one of an increasing number of singer-songwriters that deserve to be household names."
(Mik Gaffney - Properganda #6, Proper Records UK)

Lizanne's website is at http://www.lizanneknott.com/.

I toured Lizanne in the UK for the first time in September-October 2012 and she was very well received indeed.  
She has the unusual accolade of sellng at least one CD to every member of her audience at the Liverpool Philharmonic gig - I've
never heard of that happening before; most unusual.  BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris continues to be a big fan and plugs her recordings frquently.

Lizanne's tour dates are currently ...

SEPTEMBER 2013
Thu 26 Sep 13    Bury Met Arts
Fri 27 Sep 13    Liverpool
Sat 28 Sep 13    Dolgellau
Sun 29 to Tue 1   available
    
OCTOBER 2013
Tue 1 to Thu 3   available
Fri 4    Torphicen Bill Lothian
Sat 5    Cromarty, The Old Brewery
Sun 6    Kinross David Mundell
Mon 7   available    
Tue 8    Glasgow Star FC
Wed 9 to 16    available
Thu 17    Swindon AC

Lizanne will be travelling with her partner Glenn Barrett (guitar).  Would you be able to host a concert for Lizanne during this tour?

Please do tell me to send you a copy of her new CD, "Standing In The English Rain".

The second act is Jim Page from Seattle whose website is at http://www.jimpage.net/

Jim has been writing songs for moons it seems - since the late 1960s, so he's been around a bit.

He released his first vinyl album of original music “A Shot Of The Usual,” in 1975, followed quickly by two more
before he arrived in the UK in 1977 to live and tour for the next six years.  Christy Moore popularised some of Jim's songs, most notably
"Hiroshina-Nagasaki Russian Roulette".  In 2007 Jim was included in an all star list of the “50 Most Influential Musicians In Seattle History.”
Back in the USA now for about 30 years he's had a hankering to tread the UK boards again and is touring here throughout October 2013.

OCTOBER 2013
Tue 1 to Fri 4  available    
Sat 5    Belper
Sun 6    London Walthamstow
Mon 7 to Thu 10  available    
Fri 11    Trowbridge (Wilts) Village Pump
Sat 12 and Sun 13  available    
Mon 14    Stirling FC
Tue 15 to Sun 20  available
Mon 21 to Sun 27   Irish dates

Would you be able to host a concert for Jim during this tour?

For more information on both these acts please do have a look in our DropBox at their promo packs ---
Lizanne's is at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c0cxq6zhtft27ci/H6rMRYOuyv
Jim's is at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8lg22ljwrto2skt/ZKtlyOzXSK (there are six audio tracks there.  I don't have CD's to mail out for Jim)

I look forward to hearing from you.

John Barrow
Stoneyport Associates
Edinburgh, Scotland

w: www.stoneyport.co.uk
e: jb@stoneyport.demon.co.uk
m: 07968-131737
t: 0131-443 4784 (no answering machine)

At 14:33 on August 12, 2011, fran snyder said…

Hi Katy,

So nice to find you here. I'm prepping the second edition of our free house concert guide, and would love to know your opinion. I'd also be grateful for any fun or interesting stories you may have as a result of the concerts you've hosted.

Would you like to look over the guide for free? Here's the link. http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/CIYH_House_Concert_Guide.html

Thanks for being part of the hosting community.

Fran Snyder
ConcertsInYourHome.com
www.about.me/fransnyder

 
 
 

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