New! The Studio LP Collection 1974-1983


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The Studio LP Collection 1974-1983 was released on 18th October 2019, an 8LP limited edition vinyl box set including a 10”x8” signed print of original members Dave Bartram and Romeo Challenger.

Celebrating 45 years since Showaddywaddy released their debut Single, ‘Hey Rock And Roll’, each LP within the box is pressed on heavyweight 180g vinyl, all individually coloured.

Comprising the Band’s eight consecutive studio albums, from the eponymous debut ‘Showaddywaddy’ (UK #9/1974), ‘Step Two’ (UK #7/1975), ‘Trocadero’ (UK #41/1976), ‘Red Star’ (UK #20/1977), ‘Crepes & Drapes’ (UK #8/1979), ‘Bright Lights’ (UK #33/1980), ‘Good Times’ (1981) and ‘Living Legends’ (1983).

The Studio LP Collection 1974-1983 is available to order now!


Showaddywaddy 2019


Further to the above, Showaddywaddy are due to release a brand new album before the year is out, featuring 14 tracks (11 originals / 3 covers). The finishing touches are being done ready for a release this autumn all being well!

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In the meantime, the band continue to rack up the miles in 2019 with gigs in all four corners of the UK! The boys have already played in Scotland, the south coast, east coast, west coast and everywhere in between!

Early April saw the band play a series of Arena shows (Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Brighton) as part of Legends Live 2019, and with another 30-odd gigs booked for the rest of the year, and 2020 filling up fast, Showaddywaddy are as popular as ever.

They play all the hits that you know (23 top 40 hits to choose from!) as well as album tracks and new material - check out the Gig Dates page for details of all shows!

(L-R: Rob Hewins, Romeo Challenger, Ray Hatfield, Andy Pelos, Billy Norman, Dean Loach).


Showaddywaddy’s Gold Official Album Charts Run!


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19th April 2019 saw the release of Showaddywaddy Gold on heavyweight 180g gold colour vinyl and on a three CD set! This date also marks the 45th anniversary of the release of the band’s debut hit single ‘Hey Rock And Roll’! The vinyl features 16 of the band's best-known hits, including nine top-10 hits and the Million-Selling #1 single, 'Under The Moon Of Love', and has an introductory note from the Band's co-founder Dave Bartram.


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The 3-CD 61-track featuring all the songs on the vinyl, and some of the band’s best album tracks!

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 Showaddywaddy, 'Hey Rock And Roll'. The single reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart and Showaddywaddy eventually had more UK hits in the 1970s than any other act…including Abba!

The album entered the Official Album Charts at #15 on 26th April, and it remained in the charts for 9 weeks, its final top-100 place being at #95 on the chart of 21st June 2019.
The chart run made it the highest charting Showaddywaddy album since 1979’s ‘Crepes & Drapes’ which peaked at number 8, and the longest chart run since 1981’s ‘Very Best Of’ album which remained in the charts for 11 weeks.



Showaddywaddy Archive on Instagram


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There is now an archive of Showaddywaddy material on Instagram - check it out, and follow for updates! The archive will continue to expand with new pictures added regularly!




Rare Material on Soundcloud


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There are plenty of rarities 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!




Flashback


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Late 1980s Flashback coming soon!