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N e w s l e t t e r s
Well, the new
year has fallen upon us. As I sit here in this cell in Newgate Prison
cursing King, country and Cromwell (and my fading powers of
alliteration) I start to think my split personality may need addressing
before they start charging me twice to enter gigs and football grounds!
The Freeborn John Beautful Days Live is mixed, finished indeed, by the
Executioner in record time. Mr P. Johnstone deserves plaudits or
garlands or some such for this may be his finest yet. The pictures are
being edited now and once combined the DVD should truly reveal how old
yet beautiful we all are in technicolour. You, the great and good of
the shires, can then come safely out of hiding and take up your lives
of debauchery and criminality once more whilst shouting "We told you
so, have faith the old gits have pulled it off (ouch) again!" to anyone
drunk enough to listen.
I will let you know the release date in due course.
I thank you all,
Time for a small update.
Freeborn John Live at Beautiful Days CD and DVD is oh so near
completion that you can smell it...ooer doesn't the 17th Century smell
wonderful ... all those strange diseases. We have included photos sent
in by many of you, and shall be contacting you soon to ask for official
permission to use liberally and with no charge !
On the Live
front, I shall be venturing out with three of the Leveller toads for
five Drunk in Public shows in the 3rd week of May. Full listings,
tickets etc. are listed below.
Love to you
all, hope to see you in the merry month of May.
DRUNK IN PUBLIC TOUR
16th – 20th May 2006
All tickets £12 (may be subject to booking fee)
May 16th - Nuneaton – Queens Hall - 02476 642 454
Tickets from the venue from Saturday 25th March
May 17th - Crewe – The Limelight - 01270 251929
May 18th - Liverpool – Zanzibar Club - 0151 707 0633
Tickets from the venue from Saturday lunchtime 25th March or Probe
Records 0151 708 8815
May 19th - Holmfirth - Picturedrome- 01484 689759
Tickets from the venue from Thursday 30th March or phone/credit card –
May 20th Swindon – The Victoria- 01793 535 713
Tickets from the venue from Monday 27th March
THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS FESTIVAL
18th - 20th August 2006
REV HAMMER: Sunday 20th August around midday.
Freeborn John Live!, the musical, the stage show, the riddle wrapped
inside an enigma is now on sale!
A story some 360 years old arrives a mere 7 months late! Phew! Recorded
live at Beautiful Days 2005 this fine package contains two discs: one
CD and one DVD, oh how Lilburne would have loved this! However he would
have had little to play it upon. Poor Johnny, but lucky you!
Levellers, New Model Army, Rory McLeod, Maddy Prior, Romney Getty,
Harry S. Fulcher, Phil Johnstone, The English Civil War Society and
Revvie all on the same stage, by George, what more could we
want...don't answer that just grab them while you can for £12.99 plus
£1.00 p&p from www.revhammer.com
See you in heaven, you lovely people, your glorious leader,
The Revmeister xxx
Thanks for your support and patience.
to you all, well we did it, we got by with a little help from our
friends. We finally got The Freeborn John touring circus rolling and
had some wonderful nights in some beautiful venues.
yous to all the ticket buyers, the street hawkers and the breakfast
fryers…… the bus drivers and the sky divers, the Bishop and all the
clergy. The re- enactors, those that came by cart and those that came
by tractors…. those that spent their time backstage in the company of
Max Factor. To all the many splendid musicians: Phil and Harry who've
trodden every stone with me since 1996. Jon, Mark and Simon, Levellers
in the best tradition, Dave B., Justin, Nelson, Michael and Dean, the
best band we ever had. Maddy and Rose… a Maddy and Rose amongst thorns.
Rory and his story. Tommy Tee for the cakes, Paul Harvey for listening,
Matt who lit up our world. Laura Farrow for not panicking under fire,
Dave Farrow for not firing under panic and all The Freeborn people who
stepped forward to sing Bonnie Besses, you know who you are Rose and Jo
you have photos we need 'em. Please e mail 'em to the webmeister.
Songs or indeed the New Ones: Every Woman's Pain and Lowlands of
Holland will go up on myspace very soon so you can download and be
complete in your Freeborness.
Again, Thank You.
June 2008 - Jack Chams - Tavistock
2nd August - Morwellham Quay Folk Festival
17th August - Beautiful Days Festival
Hammer's new look website
videos from the 2008 Freeborn John tour:
"Every Woman's Pain"
- Rev's new song
video of Rev And The Fabbies new hit single
Hi Folks, time for a newsletter
…or at least a few lines to keep you all posted.
Theatre Exeter … two sets…
First set Rev solo from 10pm …
Second set Rev with two incredible Electric Blues Guitarists Rupert
McDonald and Jamie O’Connor from 11pm.
Then there is a new venture
… myself and Dan Donnelly are running a song writing workshop
weekend at the wonderful Harefield Hall in Yorkshire… this is residential …
see attachment for details…
Dartmoor, Devon for Ullacombe Music Day…check this out on Facebook…
‘Down The Alley’ CD
Lastly… and I can barely
believe it …we still have a few copies of the limited edition solo
acoustic barebones masterpiece ‘Down The Alley’ CD available
through the website…
Oh…and I shall not be
performing with The Fabbies this year at Beautiful Days… I think I have
been sacked… maybe by my own hand… who knows these things are often
Take Care…stay in touch… love