The Sun Album - Reissue - 23rd June 2014
On 23rd June 2014, Showaddywaddy’s 2008 CD ‘The Sun Album’ will be reissued on the Wienerworld label. The release will feature two bonus tracks, Drive In and Iko Iko recorded at the time, but which were not included on the original release, as well as revised sleeve notes. There may also be a single release.
Check out the trailer, which features the band performing Uranium Rock!
BBC Pointless Celebrity Edition - Saturday 23rd August 2014
Dave Bartram makes a return to our screens with an appearance on a celebrity edition of the BBC game show ’Pointless’, which will be broadcast on Saturday 23rd August 2014 - Dave features alongside Dave Hill from Slade. The show was recorded on Monday 17th March 2014.
Rock ’n’ Roll Lady - 40th Anniversary
2nd August 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of Showaddywaddy’s second single, Rock ’n’ Roll Lady being released. This was another song written by the band, and which reached number 15 in the charts. The band promoted the single on numerous TV shows including Top Of The Pops, Geordie Scene, Lift Off With Ayshea and Kid Jensen’s 45. The song featured in the band’s set from 1974 until approx 1977, not returning to the set until the early 2000s - the band still play the song today.
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Showaddywaddy’s debut single, “Hey Rock And Roll”, released in April 1974 and which reached number 2 in the singles charts. 1974 also saw the band have two other hits with “Rock And Roll Lady” and “Hey Mr Christmas”, not to mention numerous TV appearances as the band swept into the first full year in their professional career in amazing style.
2014 is set to be another busy year for the band, with over 60 gigs planned, including the Once In A Lifetime arena tour in June.
A Brand New New Blog!
A brand new Showaddywaddy Blog page was added to the web-site on 15th January 2014. (This will replace the existing SWW Wordpress Blog in due course). The first new blog relates to the numerous excellent B-sides that the band recorded throughout their career - check it out!
Released Monday 17th June 2013 - The Complete Studio Recordings 1973 - 1988
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.
Showaddywaddy’s first ever live CD is now available to buy from gigs only. Priced at only £10, this CD is not available anywhere else, either online or in the shops. The CD is a limited edition, with only 1,000 copies printed - get your copy next time you see the band!