29th August 2015 - Meet & Greet Requests

Due to issues regarding our company’s public liability insurance cover this office will as of now no longer be in a position to grant ‘Meet and Greet’ requests from show goers wishing to visit the band members backstage.
All such future requests must be addressed in writing to the theatre administration teams at each individual venue, whereon inquiries considered appropriate will receive written confirmation for presentation to a member of the in-house theatre staff at the stipulated time on the evening of the event, at which point a designated member of the management team will accompany patrons with the necessary permission backstage.
Under no circumstances will verbal or other requests made on the evening of an event be deemed acceptable.

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.

5th Feb 2015

A new cover for Dave’s book has been issued. Unfortunately the planned launch event for 27th Feb 2015 at The Workstation in Sheffield has been cancelled.

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17th January 2015

Details announced of Dave’s new book.

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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.

- Friday 27th February 2015 at The Workstation, Sheffield
19:30, Doors Open 19:00 (Duration 2 hours)
Dave Bartram will be launching his new title with a special acoustic live set, on stage interview session and Q&A with an opportunity to meet Dave and get your copy of All Mapped Out personally signed.
Click here for full details, including how to get tickets for the event!