everything apparently, and I have only great ones of the
fabulous Friars." David Bowie,
February 28th 2014
CAMEL WILL RETURN TO WHERE IT ALL STARTED, PLAYING THEIR CLASSIC
ALBUM ‘MOONMADNESS’ and
other classic Camel tracks, at the Waterside Theatre on 10
are available now from Waterside Box Office or online from
and ticketmaster.co.uk. Tel: 0844 871 7607
will be entirely seated.
After several years of trying, Friars Aylesbury is ecstatic to
be able to announce that Camel will be making their long overdue
return after a short break of 37 years.
Camel played Friars no less than six times in the seventies.
They first appeared on May 25 1975 just three months before
Friars Phase 2 at the Borough Assembly hall ended. They went
down a storm and were immediately booked to play Friars again,
which by this time had moved to the Civic Centre. This second
gig on Nov 8 1975 was the one that most remember best. It was
part of their classic Snow Goose tour which is regarded by many
to be Camel’s finest hour. Expect to hear Camel play tracks like
‘Rhayader’ and ‘The Great Marsh’.
Half of the evening in September 2018 will be their 1976 album
‘Moonmadness’ in its entirety which is regarded by prog rock
fans to be a complete classic marking the return of vocals to
the band’s music.
Camel feature main man Andrew Latimer on guitar, Colin Bass on
bass, Denis Clement on drums and Peter Jones on
Prog Rock magazine readers voted the Waterside to be the second
best prog rock venue in the country after those amazing Friars
gigs by King Crimson and Marillion. The number one venue was the
Royal Albert Hall so to come second was quite an achievement.
Based on their shows in Europe immediately prior to this UK
tour, the band is on sparkling form and the second half of the
show is classic too with tracks from Mirage, Rain Dances and
HEROES....JUST FOR ONE DAY
The statue was unveiled on Sunday
March 25th to a large crowd, a large audience watching live
online and covered by local and national media. This was
followed by an amazing gig featuring local heroes Marillion,
Howard Jones, John Otway and the Dung Beatles.
To see the statue live, there is a dedicated
Neale Wareham's gallery
Full gallery from Erasure gig
The Thin White
Book now available to purchase
At last it's
Thin White Book - A History of David Bowie and Friars Aylesbury
is now available here from the Friars Aylesbury online shop -
link above in menu or click this link.
If you are in
the Aylesbury area you can also purchase the book from Rocky &
Kook or Aylesbury Music, both in Temple Street, Aylesbury or
Audio/Vicious Squirrel in Kempson Close, Aylesbury
(Avoids P&P charges).