Friday 6th October 2001
The Showaddywaddy Bell Singles Collection was released this month, and the package contains information about the singles, images of foreign picture sleeves and the original single release dates.
One small gripe is with the song Lucy Jane - unfortunately, Lucy Jane (Part 2) from the 1977 Red Star LP is used instead of the actual Lucy Jane from the b-side of Heartbeat.
This was due to Crimson, who hold the licensing for SWW's songs, sending Cherry Red the wrong tape. However, Cherry Red are going to include the proper version of Lucy Jane as a bonus track on the CD re-release of the Trocadero LP, planned for November 2001.


Wednesday 23rd May 2001
Next on the agenda for Cherry Red is a Showaddywaddy Bell Singles Collection, which they hope to release in August 2001, and which will feature all of SWW's a-sides and b-sides released on the Bell label between 1974 and 1976.


Sunday 11th March 2001
Dave Bartram is due for another slot on TV in the next few weeks, on 'Weekend Jobfinder' which will be broadcast on Carlton Central (ITV) on Saturday 7th April and repeated on Sunday 8th April.

The programme is a jobs and careers show, broadcast every day, 50 weeks of the year, across the Central region which covers around 12 counties to an audience of 6 to 8,000 each day.
Dave Bartram has been included in the new 'Jobs from Heaven' series (as he lives in the broadcast area) which runs in six parts and started in March. The report is on a singer (i.e. Dave) who has been going for 27 years, and Dave is managing a 17 year old Stamford wannabe singer, Teresa 'Twee' Measures. The final part in the series ends with her the following week.
Many thanks to Radica Sewcharan and Rhian Mathias from Carlton TV for the info.


Sunday 11th March 2001
Dave Bartram will be featuring on a radio show on Saturday 28th of April, 'Rock Of Ages', a pop quiz that pits each musical decade against each other. Dave will be appearing on the 70's team and will be facing Move guitarist Trevor Burton. The show will be broadcast on BBC Radio Wales at 12.30pm.


18th February 2001
The two pilot dates for the new Showaddywaddy musical will be at Cliff's Pavilion at Southend-on-Sea in May


31st January 2001
News from Dave Bartram regarding a new tour format for 2001: "We will be touring later this year in a new format which is along the lines of our own musical. It will be called 'Hey Rock & Roll' and there will be 2 pilot dates in early May to help shape the thing, the tour will go under the guise of the 50 greatest rock and roll songs ever recorded and will feature guest DJ's, female singers, and jiving specialists. It will be a totally new departure for the band, but will obviously feature many of our own hits and stage numbers from the current set! There should be an album to support the show, so the Rockabilly album we discussed last year will be put on the back-burner for now.
There have been some very interesting ideas suggested for 'Hey Rock & Roll' the band are really up for it, it's not really a musical concept, but more of a rock & roll show, which I'm hoping will have a very authentic '50s feel.”