Showaddywaddy - The Complete Singles Collection 1974 to 1987



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Demon Music Group are thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of the most comprehensive Showaddywaddy Singles box-set in the band’s 40+ year career on 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 first 1,000 fans to pre-order will receive and individually numbered certificate signed by Dave Bartram.


The box set will be released under the Edsel label, cat no. SWWSNGBOX01. Further details on the exciting release can be found here.


Showaddywaddy on Tour 2015


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Showaddywaddy have been on tour since 1973, and will again be on the road in 2015! The band are playing sold-out shows up and down the land, and there are nearly 100 gigs on the list for 2015/16, which is testament to the band’s enduring appeal!

This year, 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 as outdoor festivals in the Summer. 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!











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 will be exclusively available via the Fantom website from the 2nd March 2015 until its trade release later in the year.


Rare Material on Soundcloud!


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It is pleasing to launch 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!


Russ Field, 8th June 2015


A few words from ex Showaddywaddy lead guitarist Russ Field:

“I have been made aware from several sources that someone in the Bolton area has attempted to adopt my persona, is calling himself ‘ex-Showaddywaddy guitarist Russ Fields’ (sic), that we have sold up and moved down to Lancashire and that furthermore he has been appearing as a guest performer with local bands. Can I state categorically that this individual has nothing whatsoever to do with myself or Showaddywaddy in its original or indeed current incarnation. I personally share deep concerns for any fans / musicians / promoters who may have been duped by this fraudster, thus compromising the integrity of the Showaddywaddy name.”

Russ Field, Beadnell, Northumberland.


Flashback


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Showaddywaddy in 1975 - this classic shot was used on the rear of the band’s Step Two album which was released that year.


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.