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January 2006

Hi all!

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,
Revvie xxx



April 2006

Dear 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.
Revvie xxx

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 – 01472 349222
May 20th Swindon – The Victoria- 01793 535 713
Tickets from the venue from Monday 27th March
18th - 20th August 2006
REV HAMMER: Sunday 20th August around midday.


January 2007

Dear All,

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.
Revvie xxx



June 2008

Post-Freeborn John Tour

Good day 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.

Thank 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 et al.

Now, if you have photos we need 'em. Please e mail 'em to the webmeister.

The Lost 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.

Once Again, Thank You.



19th June 2008 - Jack Chams - Tavistock
2nd August - Morwellham Quay Folk Festival
17th August - Beautiful Days Festival

Rev Hammer's new look website


Youtube videos from the 2008 Freeborn John tour:

"Every Woman's Pain" - Rev's new song
"Seventeen Years of Sorrow"

Youtube video of Rev And The Fabbies new hit single
"Fatty Fatty"

April 2011

Hi Folks, time for a newsletter …or at least a few lines to keep you all posted.


April 22nd
The Bike Shed 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.

June 17th-19th
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…

July 16th
at Ullacombe Farm, 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 confusing!!

Take Care…stay in touch… love and stuff…


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