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The Korgis at The Cavern!

Cavern Live Lounge, 10 Mathew St,, Liverpool L2 6RE

It is no secret that The Korgis ADORE The Beatles. It has been said that James Warren is the only true successor to John Lennon. The band are absolutely FIRED UP to play this one! We may even slip in another Beatles tune to celebrate. Would love to see you here and promise a VERY SPECIAL NIGHT.

£16 - £18 on the door.

The Korgis love Yorkies!

Black Dyke Mills, Brighouse Road, BD13 1QA Queensbury, Bradford

This is part of our 40 years of The Korgis tour, and the audience reaction has been overwhelming! With a brilliant 8-piece band and a full multi-media show, and songs that span not just The Korgis but of course some Stackridge favourites and much much more! We are also having a Brunch get together the next day if anyone would care to join us. Venue to be arranged but somewhere in the Bradford area.

James Warren and his Mighty Miniature Orchestra - TICKETS ARE ON HOLD FOR THE MOMENT

The Rondo Theatre, St. Saviours Road, Bath, BA1 6RT

Way back in the 1960’s when love was all around and The Beatles were fab, a young James Warren took up the guitar. His ‘silent admiration for the boys in the Beatle boots’ soon gave way to a band called Stackridge. The music was heady, wayward and like nothing else. A dream came true when their 3rd album ‘The Man In The Bowler Hat’ was produced by none other than George Martin – his first production after the Fab Four. Out of the smash hits of The Korgis through to the eclectic solo albums of James Warren, always with a strangely compelling mix of psychedelia, love songs and some other odd things(!) emerged the idea for a new show. An amazing journey would need an amazing band! – WE HAVE ONE! James Warren - Vocals/Acoustic guitar/bass, Al Steele - Guitar/Vocals/Keyboards/Bass/Percussion, Richard Mainwaring - Violin/French Horn/Vocals/Trumpet/Bass/Percussion Pete Wilson-Keyboards/Clarinet/Sax/Vocals/Percussion. As if that is not enough(!) we will be augmented by a fabulous 5-piece string section! SO!.. get your loons out, dust off your paisley shirt, and come take a trip that begins in the 60’s and ends up… well, wherever we end up, we hope to find you at the other end!

£20

POSTPONED! - 40 Years of The Korgis - Live in The Netherlands!

Hedon, Burgemeester Drijbersingel 7, 8021DA Zwolle, Netherlands

Apart from a handful of TV show, The Korgis have never toured outside the UK. The 40th Anniversary Tour seems like the perfect opportunity for 9 people to get in a van and drive to The Netherlands and perform their socks off!... you know... the way it used to be. Well that is our era, and that is the way we are going to do it! The 40th Anniversary show is going to be a wonderful thing to behold, with LOT'S of Korgis classics, some Stackridge evergreens, and some truly psychedelic new material. MISS IT AT YOUR PERIL!

POSTPONED! - 40 Years of The Korgis - Live in The Netherlands!

Boerderij Cultuurpodium, Amerikaweg 145, 2717AV Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

Apart from a handful of TV show, The Korgis have never toured outside the UK. The 40th Anniversary Tour seems like the perfect opportunity for 9 people to get in a van and drive to The Netherlands and perform their socks off!... you know... the way it used to be. Well that is our era, and that is the way we are going to do it! The 40th Anniversary show is going to be a wonderful thing to behold, with LOT'S of Korgis classics, some Stackridge evergreens, and some truly psychedelic new material. MISS IT AT YOUR PERIL!

POSTPONED! - 40 Years of The Korgis - Live in The Netherlands!

Luxor Live, Willemsplein 10, 6811, KB Arnhem, Netherlands

Apart from a handful of TV show, The Korgis have never toured outside the UK. The 40th Anniversary Tour seems like the perfect opportunity for 9 people to get in a van and drive to The Netherlands and perform their socks off!... you know... the way it used to be. Well that is our era, and that is the way we are going to do it! The 40th Anniversary show is going to be a wonderful thing to behold, with LOT'S of Korgis classics, some Stackridge evergreens, and some truly psychedelic new material. MISS IT AT YOUR PERIL!

POSTPONED - Sedaka meets Bacharach (with The Welsh Television Orchestra)

Savoy Theatre, Collenna Road, CF39 8EL Tonyrefail

Celebrating the music of two American song-writing legends! Featuring the hits HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET SIXTEEN, DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE, BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO, THE LOOK OF LOVE, OH! CAROL, ALFIE… plus many more!

David Rhys-Morris sings Neil Sedaka & Elaine Gilmore sings Burt Bacharach with The Welsh Television Orchestra. Musical Directors: Al Steele & Nigel Hart.

A Celebration of Celtic Americana Voices (ft. Mike Farris)

St. Andrews Church, Roath, Pen-Y-Lan Road, Cardiff, CF24 3PB

A live music event featuring Grammy award-winning Nashville artist Mike Farris with support from Hegsy and The Elements, Cardiff Methodist Community Choir and Llantrisant Male Voice Choir!

Fully BSL (British Sign Language) interpreted, this is the UK's first fully-signed and accessible Americana music event, welcoming all audiences interested in Americana, Celtic and gospel music.

Ticket costs include specifically designed dishes from SoulSauce, uniting Southern American and Welsh food favourites.

Tickets available online from https://shop.matthewsnetmedia.co.uk with discounts for concessions. Doors open 6:30 pm with full lineup and details TBC.

£15 Adults £10 Children

Roosevelt

Cwmmer Club, Porth, Porth

Fresh from our recent stint of recording, Roosevelt are fired up with new songs and enthusiasm! Come and see why Burke Shelley once described us as Cardiff's best kept secret! Free entry!

40 Years of The Korgis - Live in Bath

St James Memorial Hall Avon, Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

The Korgis burst onto the scene from the remnants of Stackridge in 1979 with the hit song ‘If I Had You’. This was followed in 1980 by the worldwide classic ‘Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime’. There have been over 150 versions, including dance mixes, and even a version by Beck that appeared in the multi award-winning film, ‘The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’. The hits and favourites carry on with ‘Dumb Waiters,’ ‘If It’s Alright With You Baby’, ‘All the Love in the World and many more. Returning back to where it all started in Bath all those years ago, The Korgis are celebrating 40 years of quirky hits, catchy melodies and hi-jinx!

They are led by original singer James Warren, and include vocalist John Baker and guitarist Al Steele from the 1990’s Korgis touring band. Keyboard ace Glenn Nigel Hart and powerhouse drummer Paul Smith make up the rhythm section and ‘Born To Win’ provide brilliant backing vocals and bring a vibrant energy to each performance.

James and the band have worked hard at creating a show that is both musically and visually exciting.

Going back to the earliest Stackridge material, through all the Korgis hits and favourites plus excellent new songs, the 2019 show has elicited comments such as ‘flawless musicianship’ and ‘breath-taking musicality’.

Come along and witness The Korgis at their finest, with an outstanding 8-piece band, and a Poptastic show not to be missed!

Dec6

Roosevelt

City Arms, 10-12 Quay St, CF10 1EA Cardiff

Together for over 30 years, Roosevelt are a good old fashioned, rock n roll band in the mode of Tom Petty & the Rolling Stones, playing covers from the 60's and 70's plus a few originals thrown in for good measure! The legendary Burke Shelley once described them as 'Cardiff's best kept secret' - well that secret is well and truly out now and you'll have a chance to see for yourself what all the fuss is about on December 6th. It would be fantastic to see you there lending your support to the venue and the band folks...😎👍 love & respect to you all x

The Korgis plough a furrow to the South West!

Tavistock Wharf, Canal Road, PL19 8AT Tavistock

Can't wait to play this lovely venue in the South West. Stackridge were of course from the West Country, and we will certainly be playing homage to that part of the Korgis history. COME ALONG AND SHARE A PINT OF CIDER WITH US!!

Nov16

Roosevelt

Earl Haig Memorial Club, 23-25 Penlline Rd, Cardiff CF14 2AA

Together for over 30 years, Roosevelt are a good old fashioned, rock n roll band in the mode of Tom Petty & the Rolling Stones, playing covers from the 60's and 70's plus a few originals thrown in for good measure! The legendary Burke Shelley once described them as 'Cardiff's best kept secret' - well that secret is well and truly out now and you'll have a chance to see for yourself what all the fuss is about on December 6th. It would be fantastic to see you there lending your support to the venue and the band folks...😎👍 love & respect to you all x

POSTPONED TILL 2020! The Korgis - Live at Last Up North!

Blackdyke Mills, Brighouse Rd, Queensbury, Bradford BD13 1QA

Due to our illustrious leader having a nasty back disorder, The Korgis are very sorry to have to postpone the next two gigs in Kinross and Black Dyke Mills. James has a host of people pampering him and plying him with drugs (well he IS a rock god!), so we are expecting him to be fit and well by the 22nd for The Wharf in Tavistock. We will announce the new dates ASAP, and would love to see you all on the new dates.

With a brand new show, we are really looking forward to playing this historic venue in the heart of Yorkshire. Our aim is to warm up a winter night. We shall be turning the heat on full!!

POSTPONED TILL 2020 The Korgis - Live at Last in Scotland

Backstage at the Green, 2 Muirs, Kinross KY13 8AS

Due to our illustrious leader having a nasty back disorder, The Korgis are very sorry to have to postpone the next two gigs in Kinross and Black Dyke Mills. James has a host of people pampering him and plying him with drugs (well he IS a rock god!), so we are expecting him to be fit and well by the 22nd for The Wharf in Tavistock. We will announce the new dates ASAP, and would love to see you all on the new dates.

The Korgis are delighted to announce our first Scottish date! November 14th at Kinross, Backstage at the Green. This venue only holds 120 people so BOOK NOW! https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/the-korgis-backstage-at-the-green-hotel-tickets/9516105 The proprietor David Mundell has some amazing memorabilia all over the venue. Worth the ticket price alone we reckon!!!

Nov9

Roosevelt

The Fox & Hounds, Old Church Road, Whitchurch, CF14 1AD Cardiff

Together for over 30 years, Roosevelt are a good old fashioned, rock n roll band in the mode of Tom Petty & the Rolling Stones, playing covers from the 60's and 70's plus a few originals thrown in for good measure! The legendary Burke Shelley once described them as 'Cardiff's best kept secret' - well that secret is well and truly out now and you'll have a chance to see for yourself what all the fuss is about on November 9th. It would be fantastic to see you there lending your support to the venue and the band folks...😎👍 love & respect to you all x

Latest Tracks

Coming Up From Down Under

Al Steele

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When I began writing the songs that would be the 'Coming Up From Down Under' album, I knew I was at a turning point in my writing, my orchestration, and also my personal life. I had already written some 200 songs, countless TV themes, and spent vast amounts of time practising my craft, on guitar, bass guitar and keyboards. It was the realisation that most music had become formulaic, including my own. When I thought of Sergeant Pepper, the instrumentation was brave, the experimentation was intense, the songwriting was clever and diverse. From that point on, I decided to change my approach. I wasn't going to make another SP, but I WAS going to take more risks. I WAS going to vary the instrumentation. I WAS going to have a 6 minute song if it felt right. Lyrically 'Driving' was my own frustration with simply existing, without thinking, and 'From Now On', was a vow to change it. I have stuck to that ideal, and have no wish to go back... and this album was where it started for me. Huge thanks to my many supporters over the years, who are now shouting 'It's about time!!' Many thanks to the musicians who played for me - often just for the love of it. Thanks to my songwriting partners over the years, Julian Tucker, Lynn Ritchie, Nigel Voyle, and my business partner and mate Nigel Hart. The biggest thanks to Ceri Darknell, who puts up with my always unreasonable demands, and makes me want to be a better person!

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