Showaddywaddy on Tour 2014/15
Showaddywaddy continue to tour, and the band are playing sold-out shows up and down the land! There are over 100 gigs on the list, which is testament to the band’s enduring appeal in what is Showaddywaddy’s 41st year on the road!
In 2015, the band will entertain crowds at some of their old favourite venues where they played in the 1970s and 1980s, including Newcastle City Hall, Stoke’s Victoria Theatre, and Portsmouth Guildhall, as well modern favourites such as 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!
Rare Material on Soundcloud!
a new page on Soundcloud for rare Showaddywaddy recordings! The page will feature rare tracks from over the years, and hopefully in the future new exclusive tracks and interviews!
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, and keep your eyes peeled for further tracks in the coming weeks!
Showaddywaddy’s debut album - 40th Anniversary
On 8th November 1974, Showaddywaddy released their eponymous debut album, featuring 12 tracks, nine of which were original material written by the band. The opening track was Hey Rock And Roll, a number 2 hit from earlier in the year, followed by Bony Moronie, a track that the band played on their appearances on New Faces the year before. Other tracks featured included Johnny Remember Me, which is still in the band’s set today, as well as another hit single from the Summer of ’74, Rock ’n’ Roll Lady. All in all this was a debut album to be proud of, and which the public bought in great numbers with the LP achieving the top-10 in the album charts, reaching the number 9 spot and remaining on the chart for nearly 5 months.
Dave Bartram’s 2nd Book
Dave’s second book, an account of his time in the band from 1970s, is scheduled for an online release with Fantom Films (publishers) in February 2015. The book is a follow-up to the popular ‘The Boys Of Summer’ which was released in 2013, and available in hardback, paperback, Kindle and audio!
On 28th August 1973, Showaddywaddy won a £1000 prize in a national competition, the Top Town Talent Contest. The band played a set of Wipeout, Rip It Up, New Orleans, Chain Gang, Rockin’ Robin, Teenager In Love, Jailhouse Rock, It’s Only Make Believe and Weekend.
Just four days later on 1st September, the band would play their first gig as professional musicians, at Dreamland Ballroom in Margate.
BBC Pointless Celebrity Edition - Saturday 23rd August 2014
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.