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LATEST NEWS......last updated on 12th August  2014

 

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"Memories are everything apparently, and I have only great ones of the fabulous Friars."

David Bowie, February 28th 2014

STACKRIDGE RETURN TO FRIARS!

Friday September 26th at the Second Space, Waterside Theatre

Tickets for this special 2014 Friars gig go on sale this Saturday 16th August at 10.00am at £15 each from the Waterside Box Office, by phone on 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee) or online at www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury (bkg fee)

Following the success of the Friars Exhibition attention has now been refocused on presenting more Friars gigs in 2015.

The Aylesbury Vale District Council, as part of their plan to turn Aylesbury in to a hub for entertainment and the arts, has approached David Stopps to see what events might be possible in the future. Discussions have taken place to not only present shows at the Waterside Theatre but also to present smaller events in the Waterside’s smaller 200 capacity Second Space. The first trial gig will be on Friday September 26th with Friars legends Stackridge.

        Stackridge played Friars 7 times in the mid seventies, both at the Phase Two Borough Assembly Hall and at the Phase Three Civic Centre. They disbanded late in 1975, with James Warren and Andrew Creswell Davis going on to form The Korgis who had international hits with ‘Everyone’s Got To Learn Sometime’ and ‘If I had you’. In 2009 Stackridge re-formed and have been touring almost constantly ever since, receiving some astonishing reviews in the process.

Prog Rock ? Psych ? Beatlesque Power Pop ? Folk or even the precursors of Britpop ? And that's not even including their late 70's skinny tie New Wave stint in the UK & USA Top 20 as The Korgis .
Either way James Warren and Andrew Cresswell Davis - aka Stackridge are an unmissable live act ,with a pedigree that now stretches to over 40 years of eccentric, perfect, quintessentially English Music.
Aided & abetted by long serving musicians Glenn Tommey ( Keyboards), Eddie John ( Drums ) and the "scottish firebrand" Clare Lindley ( Violin & Guitar) , James ( Bass Guitar) and Andrew ( Guitars) create music that is truly timeless and uncategorisable.

 

SOME ARCHIVED NEWS ITEMS.....you may have missed

Report from the exhibition preview night 28th February 2014 Pics here

Marillion - how good was that gig? - see special report here.

Steve Hackett report

Specials report

Special Ziggy at 40 feature here

RIP Lol Coxhill - obituary by Kris Needs

A PERMANENT REMINDER......of what Friars means.

Permanent Friars inspired mural in Friars Square, Aylesbury unveiled by David Stopps in September 2010 covered by the BBC and various media. Click here for more photos and full story
ANOTHER PERMANENT REMINDER......of what Friars means

Massive respect to Kelvin Lambourne above, who has recently had permanent reminders of his youth tattooed onto his arms - Friars Aylesbury and Aylesbury United. He has his membership number tattooed on his arm and on his own special shirt. Top man for dedication!

 

 

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