Showaddywaddy’s ‘Next Chapter’!


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Exciting news for fans as a brand new album is released on 29th July!

This month sees the independent release of Showaddywaddy’s brand new, studio recorded album! ‘Next Chapter’ features 15 songs, and also including the first self-penned material for many years.

The album will be available to buy at gigs, and also online via the Showaddywaddy Approved Merchandise Facebook Page.

The track listing will be confirmed shortly!

Showaddywaddy.net says, “This is the first studio album released by the band since 2008, an exceptional album that does the long-standing Showaddywaddy name proud. Old and new fans of the band will love the feel and energy of the songs, and of course it is great to hear the band’s own self-penned songs laid down in the studio. I was blown away when I heard the demo, and this will go down as one of the great Showaddywaddy, fitting in well alongside classic albums such as ‘Step Two’, ‘Crepes & Drapes’ and ‘The Sun Album’ - you won’t be disappointed!”


Showaddywaddy on Tour 2016


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Showaddywaddy have been on tour since 1973, and will again be on the road during 2016! The band are playing sold-out shows up and down the land, and there are nearly 100 gigs on the list, which is testament to the band’s enduring appeal!

The band will entertain crowds at some of their old favourite venues where they played in the 1970s and 1980s, including Newcastle City Hall, Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre, and Crewe’s Lyceum, as well as new favourites such at the Holmfirth Picturedrome. Showaddywaddy will be in most places throughout the UK from Scotland to the south coast - check out the band’s gig dates here, and go along and find out why the band are getting rave reviews!











Flashback


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Rod Deas, Romeo Challenger and Dave Bartram, with Leicester City’s Alan Birchenall, at the King Power Stadium, November 2011. The guys were filming a short segment for Dave to bid farewell, as he was to leave fronting the band the following month. Incidentally, the band, particularly Dave and Romeo, are big Leicester City fans and were thrilled at the club winning the Premiership Title this season, with Dave going to many games home and away.


Rare Material on Soundcloud!


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It’s been a while since the last update, but a couple more rarities are now online on the page on Soundcloud dedicated to rare Showaddywaddy recordings. These rare tracks are shared for the enjoyment of Showaddywaddy's loyal fans. Any attempt to download and use the tracks anywhere else will hinder further uploads, so it is hoped the page will be used in the spirit it is intended. Enjoy!



Showaddywaddy - The Complete Singles Collection 1974 to 1987


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Demon Music Group are thrilled to release the most comprehensive Showaddywaddy Singles box-set in the band’s 40+ year career (released 16th October 2015).

This extensive anthology feature’s the band’s entire UK singles catalogue, including the million-selling number 1 single ‘Under The Moon Of Love’ in this 89-track, 33 CD box set. The set also includes two bonus CDs, Showaddywaddy original ‘Greatest Hits’ album (#4 in 1976) and their number 1 album ‘Greatest Hits 1976 - 1978’, the only two of the band’s original albums not yet reissued in their original form.

All CDs are packaged in replica mini-sleeves which includes some of their international release artwork. Also featured is a 36-page booklet with liners notes from Steve Thorpe, and an introduction from Dave Bartram.

The box set is released under the Edsel label, cat no. SWWSNGBOX01 and can be order from...



Dave Bartram’s new book “All Mapped Out” - Release March 2015


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In a professional singing career spanning thirty-eight years Dave Bartram was the charismatic frontman and voice synonymous with the multi-million selling seventies and eighties' hit-makers Showaddywaddy.

An avid traveller, during that time Dave has visited all seventy cities of the United Kingdom (69 official and one crown dependency), each with its own tale to tell.

In his second outing as a writer, hot on the heels of the side-splitting The Boys of Summer, Dave recollects a potpourri of on-the-road anecdotes borne of frustration, hysteria and triumph, focusing to a large degree on the seemingly endless scrapes befalling a touring performer, most with hilarious consequences.

In an honest, no holds barred appraisal All Mapped Out transports the reader to every hidden nook and cranny within the British Isles, from Inverness to Truro and Hull to tiny St. Davids, demonstrating the strength of character, but above all sense of humour required to endure a lifetime in the topsy-turvy sphere of rock 'n' roll.


(All Mapped Out was exclusively available via the Fantom website from the 2nd March 2015.
Update 29th August 2015 - All Mapped Out is now available from Amazon!)


The Complete Studio Recordings 1973 - 1988


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Showaddywaddy had more UK hits in the 1970s than any other act…including Abba…any act! From their winning appearance on an edition of ‘New Faces’, the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ of the day, to become runners-up in the series’ ‘All Winners Final’, it took just a matter of months until the band released and secured their debut hit, ‘Hey Rock And Roll’, which reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart.

This extensive 40th Anniversary anthology features the band’s entire 20th century catalogue of recorded material, including all of their original studio albums in mini-vinyl replica wallets, non-Album A and B sides, together with a selection of alternative mixes and unreleased rarities unearthed from the vaults, in this 139-track, 10CD box set.

The 36-page booklet includes a 7,000 word liner note from Showaddywaddy expert Steve Thorpe and an introduction from the band’s Dave Bartram.

The box set features the bands’ 23 UK hits, including the Million-Selling #1 single, ‘Under The Moon Of Love’.


For full details about this exciting release, check out the box set product page.