March 21, 2017
Japanese superstar HOTEI returns to Europe in April 2017 with live dates scheduled in Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium, playing in many cities for the very first time.
My career started from playing in small clubs in Japan, and we built it up to the level where I was able to play in front of stadiums full of screaming fans.
And now, I’m opening the door to the world, starting again from playing small clubs in new, unfamiliar places. Back to basics, never lose your ambition even in your success―that’s my philosophy. One step at a time with your own steps, that’s the only way to achieve your dreams.
I can guarantee you that you will be up on your feet dancing once you hear me play live with my amazing band, even if you are not familiar with me. Those who are bored with experiencing live performances with no soul will be surprised at how refreshing it is to see a real ‘live’ performance!
I am really looking forward to meeting as many people as possible on this Euro tour! If you can’t connect with the soul of the audience in front of you, there’s no chance to grab the hearts of thousands!
Hotei celebrated his 35th anniversary in music in 2016 with a new “Best of” album release and an extensive touring schedule in Japan, with 57 dates across the country. The shows ranged from intimate club shows, to a free open-air concert in his hometown in front of 25,000 fans and finishing the year with his 40th performance at the Budokan in Tokyo on December 30th, where Hotei performed 35 songs to celebrate his 35 years in music.
Hotei also found time in 2016 to continue building his international profile, striking up a personal and professional relationship with Italian superstar Zucchero and performing on his latest, platinum selling, album “Black Cat”. Hotei and Zuccchero performed live together several times in 2016, including Zucchero’s first ever performance in Japan at a special event in Tokyo, and at headline shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London and Arena Di Verona in Italy.
That special relationship has continued into 2017 with Hotei joining Zucchero on stage at the prestigious San Remo Festival in Italy in February, a major TV performance viewed by millions.
Also in 2016, Hotei released singles with godfather of punk Iggy Pop and Richard Z. Kruspe (from Emigrate/Rammstein) from his critically acclaimed debut international album, “Strangers”, and performed his first-ever LA show at the legendary Troubador, returned to the Highline Ballroom in New York, and performed headline dates in Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin.
Hotei released his debut international album, Strangers, in 2015 through Spinefarm Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music. The album features an array of guests including the godfather of punk Iggy Pop singing on two songs, Emigrate/Rammstein’s Richard Z. Kruspe, Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck, Noko from UK electronic band pioneers Apollo 440, and acclaimed Texan singer Shea Seger.
Heralded by Time Out as “iconic”, and a genuine superstar in his native Japan where he has sold more than 40 million records, Hotei is best known internationally for his Kill Bill theme ‘Battle Without Honor or Humanity’ and is sought-after as a collaborator both in the studio and on stage.
March 17, 2017
I will be working with Hotei in April. For those of you interested to know, his website says “We’ve added a couple more shows to the Euro tour, which now encompasses shows in Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium. Tickets are available now for all shows. Hotei will be joined by longstanding live collaborator, Zac Alford on drums, Japanese keyboard player Okuno, and London based all rounder Noko, who will be playing bass.”
Hotei’s new album “Strangers” features collaborations with the legendary Iggy Pop, Richard Z. Kruspe from European rock gods Emigrate/Rammstein, Matt Tuck from British rock band Bullet For My Valentine, Noko from electronic music pioneers Apollo 440 and acclaimed Texas singer Shea Seger.
Hotei comments, “When I was a teenager I was going to the record shops to buy everything I could by The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zeppelin… I soon realised that almost all of it was British. With idols like David Bowie and T-Rex, I’ve always felt a strong connection to the UK and now that I am living in London, ‘Strangers’ allows me to take a step out of this new and relatively anonymous space to introduce myself. A stranger to many, remembering the days when I was young and just starting out, playing gigs to a room of only 20 people, I want to connect with people individually and let them understand me through my music.”
11th April 2017 Euro Tour: Frankfurt, Zoom
12th April 2017 Euro Tour: Cologne, Clubbahnof Ehrenfeld
14th April 2017 Euro Tour: Amsterdam, Paradiso
15th April 2017 Euro Tour: Paaspop Festival, Netherlands
17th April 2017 Euro Tour: Hamburg, Indra Club
18th April 2017 Euro Tour: Berlin, Musik + Frieden
21st April 2017 Euro Tour: Zurich, Papiersaal
22nd April 2017 Euro Tour: Brussels, Rotonde Botanique
Hope to see some of you on the road…..you can find out more on Hotei’s website. He’s a kind and decent bloke but he’s a demon on the guitar. Come and see…..
September 24, 2015
Wednesday 30th September: Ulm, DE – Cat Café
Thursday 1st October: Stuttgart, DE – Schocken
Friday 2nd October: St Gallen, CH – Palace
Saturday 3rd October: Ebensee, AT – Kino w/ Monochrome Set
Wednesday 7th October: Vienna, AT – Rhiz
Thursday 8th October: Budapest, HU – Durer Kert
Tuesday 13th October: Chemnitz, DE – Subway To Peter
Wednesday 14th October: Hamburg, DE – MS Stubnitz
Friday 16th October: Koln, DE – Night Of Surprise festival @ Stadtgarten w/ Holger Hiller
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Read all about it: www.thenightingales.org.uk
August 7, 2013
To get confirmed details on all dates always make sure you check www.seasicksteve.com but while you are here…..
08/08/13 BELGIUM Lokeren – Lokerse Feesten
16/08/13 HOLLAND Biddinghuizen – Lowlands Festival
17/08/13 UK Stafford – V Festival
18/08/13 UK Chelmsford – V Festival
15/09/13 BELGIUM Leffinge – Leffinge Leure Festival
11/10/13 NL Vereniging, Nijmegen
13/10/13 NL Paard van Troje, Den Haag
14/10/13 NL Oosterpoort, Groningen
16/10/13 NL Vredenburg, Utrecht
18/10/13 FR Alhambra, Paris
20/10/13 D Fabrik, Hamburg
21/10/13 DK Vega, Copenhagen
23/10/13 NL Effenaar, Eindhoven
27/10/13 Rockhal, Luxembourg
28/10/13 D Stollwerk, Cologne
30/10/13 D Alte Kongresshille, Munich
31/10/13 D Centralstation, Darmstadt
2/11/13 CH Komplex 457, Zurich
4/11/13 D Longhorn, Stuttgart
5/11/13 I Magazini Generalli, Milan
SEASICK STEVE released the Single “DOWN ON THE FARM” on JUNE 17th 2013
TRACK TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM ‘HUBCAP MUSIC
’…an album steeped in gritty boogie and even grittier attitude.’ 4/5 The Independent
‘…he continues to make up for lost time in irrefutable style.’ 4/5 The Mirror
‘…raw and true’ 8/10 Uncut
Seasick Steve announced the release of his new single ‘Down On The Farm’, for June 17th, available to download now.
Hot on the heels of his sold-out headline UK tour, Steve is set to release album opener and fan favourite ‘Down On The Farm,’ another inimitably brilliant track that fuses all the best elements of rock n’ roll and bluegrass from a bygone time.
Known to his fervent fan base as an electrifying live performer, Steve was recently joined on stage by John Paul Jones at his rousing headline show at London’s Roundhouse, and fans can look forward to seeing Steve throughout the summer festival period, with appearances at Glastonbury and Lounge On The Farm amongst many others.
Hubcap Music, Steve’s 6th studio album and currently number one on the UK Record Store Chart, has been his most critically acclaimed to date and follows in the wake of Gold Certified album ‘You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks’.
As well as featuring in Steve’s incredible live show, John Paul Jones also worked with Steve and performed on the recording sessions for ‘Hubcap Music’, which features a roll call of incredible artists including Jack White, Luther Dickinson and Elizabeth Cook.
For more information on Seasick Steve always visit http://www.seasicksteve.com for more detail
September 28, 2012
NEW ALBUM – NO LOVE LOST
Recorded at Faust Studio, Germany in December 2011 “No Love Lost” is the first record by the group for Cooking Vinyl
Released in beautiful Digipak sleeve with original artwork by brilliant Scarborough based artist Jehan
1. Ace Of Hearts
2. Born Yesterday
3. The Done Thing
4. Real Gone Daddy
5. Best Of British Luck
6. Say It With Flowers
7. The Burster
8. The Dishwater Kid
9. Someone For Everyone
10. Sentimental Dunce
11. Mutton To Lamb
12. The World Of Nothing Really
13. Dick The Do-Gooder
Catalogue # COOKCD557
Sun 14 – PRESTON, The Continental
w/ Lovely Eggs + Vincent Black Lightning
Mon 15 (live filming session) – BLACKBURN, University – No Ted
Mon 15 (live radio session for Marc Riley) – MANCHESTER (Salford), BBC 6 Music – No Ted
Mon 15 – MANCHESTER, Night & Day
w/ Float Riverer + The Balotellis
Tue 16 – LONDON (Kings Cross), Monto @ Water Rats
w/ Skinny Girl Diet + TBC
Wed 17 – CAEN, L’Ubu Cafe
Fri 19 – SANKT GALLEN, Palace
w/ Simon Reynolds + DJs Gustav & Augenwasser
Sat 20 – GEIßLINGEN, Rätsche
w/ DJ Eddie Argos
Mon 22 – INNSBRUCK, Weekender
w/ DJ Eddie Argos
Wed 24 – KASSEL, Arm Aber OK
w/ DJ Eddie Argos
Thu 25 – EBENSEE, Kino
w/ DJ Eddie Argos
Fri 26 – MüNCHEN, 59:1 Club
w/ DJ Eddie Argos
Sun 28 – LEIPZIG, Ortloff
w/ DJ Eddie Argos
Mon 29 – HAMBURG, Hafenklang
w/ DJ Eddie Argos
Tue 30 – KöLN, King Georg
w/ DJ Eddie Argos
The Nightingales: sharper, stroppier, older, wiser. Tips and tricks from a survivor: http://www.radiotogo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/nightingales-sharper-stroppier-older.html#more
January 2, 2010
Here are the confirmed dates for Police Bastard
Police Bastard Tour January / February 2010
- 9 Jan The Fawcett Inn, Portsmouth, England
- 10 Jan The Grosvenor, London, England
- 16 Jan The Snooty Fox, Wakefield, England
- 17 Jan Rockers, Glasgow, Scotland
- 18 Jan Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland
- 21 Jan Sawyers, Kettering, Northants, Midlands
- 23 Jan The Swinging Sporran, Birmingham, Midlands, England
- 26 Jan De Koevoet, Antwerp, Belgium
- 27 Jan Le Carlo Levi, Liege, Belgium
- 28 Jan Liwi, Leipzig, Germany
- 29 Jan Kopi, Berlin, Germany
- 30 Jan Stumpf, Welfengarten 2c Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
- 31 Jan Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
- 3 Feb Friese, Bremen, Germany
- 4 Feb AK44, Giessen, Germany
- 5 Feb Sonic Ballroom, Cologne, Germany
- 6 Feb Crowbar, Groningen, Netherlands (Birthday Party Show)
Police Bastard have recorded 7 new songs.
The Lie, God off, Erosion, Born to Die, I Wish (The Mob), Blasphemy Squad (Rudimentary Peni) and Handful of Dust (Rudimentary Peni).
A Release will follow on Iron Man Records including a DVD containing “Keep an Active Mind” and “Live at AU 2008.” There will also be a split release in USA and the details of this will follow.
The recordings were engineered, mixed, mastered and produced by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording studios, Musoplex near Birmingham between February and December 2009.
Members of Police Bastard on the recordings are:
Pid – Vocals, John Doom – Vocals, Chris Crass – Bass, Seano Porno – Guitar, Mark Badger – Guitar, Simon James – Drums.
Police Bastard has been influenced by many different bands ranging from the likes of Discharge/Chaos UK to Amebix, Rudimentary Peni, Celtic Frost, Black Sabbath, The Cardiacs, Killing Joke. This makes up a dark, agressive hardcore sound without losing power or focus. Risen from the ashes of Britian’s largest hardcore thrash bands: Doom, Sore Throat, Filthkick, Sensa Yuma, Contempt, Police Bastard was born in May of 1994. In a year and a half they stacked up a staggering number of gigs and a large following. The current line-up of the band include members of Last Under The Sun, Damn Dirty Apes and Rivers Edge.
Police Bastard – Keep an Active Mind (Police Bastard 2007-2008 a Film by Iron Man Records)
April 22, 2009
Here are the photos from the Police Bastard European Tour April 11th-18th 2009
11.04. [Sat] Secret Venue – London, England. Venue to be announced 24hrs before show
13.04. [Mon] ‘She-fell-On-My-Knife,13-Times-FEST – Autonoom Centrum, De NooDZaaK, gerardwillemotlaan 69, 9030 Mariakerke, GENT, Belgium http://denoodzaak.tk http://acdenoodzaak.blogspot.com
16.04. [Thu] Liwi – Stöckartstr.11, 04277 Leipzig, Germany.
Here is a video of Police Bastard playing the song ‘Dance, be happy’ at She fell on my knife, 13 times Fest in AC De Noodzaak in Ghent, Belgium.
More pictures to follow