Rob Green (The Fallen Leaves) Q & A

We asked Rob Green from the best live band in Britain (The Fallen Leaves in case you’ve been asleep for the last 10 years) to answer a few questions for us. Not his views on Coronavirus etc but a light hearted questionaire on his favourite singles, early music recollections. Here we go.

First musical memory?

I think the first memories come from the TV. I have a vivid memory of the theme music to Tales Of The Riverbank, and even more so from a dubbed German series of Robinson Crusoe, Which was shown every summer holiday. I can hum it now!

First single bought?

Al Capone by Prince Buster, it was played at every kids disco, although it actually came out in about 1964. I’ve still got it, on the Bluebeat label, The song of course was nicked for the Specials first single.

First LP bought?

Similar theme. Tighten Up Volume 2 on Trojan records. A compilation of terrific ska records.

Favourite ever single?

New Rose by the Damned, but I don’t like anything else they did.

Favourite ever LP?

The Ramones, Leave Home. Its their second album. I love the first one too, but the guitar is louder on Leave Home, and I think they had perfected their sound.

First live show you went to?

Gary Glitter at The Rainbow 1973. It was terrific, but thank god I didn’t get backstage! 

Last live show you went to?

The Fallen Leaves: The best group in the UK

Best live show you have ever been to?

Theres two; The Ramones at The Roundhouse, early 1977. And The White Riot tour at The Rainbow, where we ripped out all the seats. Great Line up of The Clash, Jam, Buzzcocks, Subway Sect, The Prefects and The Slits.

If you could go back in time and go to a show you missed which one would it be?

 The Ramones first UK show, supporting The Flaming Groovies.

Best venue you have played in or watched a live show at?

The 100 Club in London, And The Westgarth in Middlesbrough, for the crowd.

You can only listen to one song for the rest of your life. Which one would it be?

Chasing Sheep Is Best Left To Shepherds by The Michael Nyman Band

Thanks to Rob for taking the time to do this. The Fallen Leaves will, all being well, be back at their favourite venue, The Westgarth Social Club on Saturday Nov 14th.

Upcoming Gigs ???

I’ve had a lot of people getting in touch lately asking if such and such a gig is taking place/being rescheduled/cancelled. I’ve had people asking about social distancing and what precautions will be in place when venues actually open. I thought it worthwhile making a few observations.

Before any shows can take place a number of factors have to change and be clarified.

Firstly the Government have to allow venues to open up and clarify the position on social distancing. Until this happens then no shows will take place.

Secondly the venues I use to promote shows will have to identify what capacities they are allowed to admit into the building and implement the necessary controls identified to manage social distancing and most importantly provide as safe an environment as possible.

It is the intention of Fast Forward to go ahead with all planned shows.

That said the current 2m requirement of social distancing will slash venue capacities to such a level that it may not be feasible for the band, the promoter or the venue to permit any of the shows to take place.

It’s very possible that over the days and weeks to come for many different reasons then shows may get rescheduled or cancelled altogether. It is hoped that doesn’t happen but if it does anyone who has purchased a ticket will be able to use the tickets on a rescheduled date or get a refund. As much notice as possible will be given to any change of dates.

If shows go ahead but with reduced capacity then be assured ticket prices will not be increased to compensate. The current advertised prices will remain.

The next show featuring The Pack at The Georgian Theatre is just 8 weeks away.

Hopefully the current reduction in new virus cases continues, the Government gives the go ahead to open for gigs and we are all able to get out and have some fun.

Goodbye Mr MacKenzie – Newcastle Cluny 10th December 2020

Delighted to confirm that Goodbye Mr MacKenzie will play at The Cluny in Newcastle on Thursday 10th December.

The legendary Scottish rockers reformed in 2019 to play a limited number of shows to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the highly successful “Good Deeds & Dirty Rags” album.

2020 will see the band release a career retrospective documentary and live album and they have already started work on a new studio album expected for release in 2021.

Tickets are £22 advance and are on sale now available from:

SEE Tickets
https://www.seetickets.com/…/the-cluny-newcastle-up…/1533717
Ticket Web
https://www.ticketweb.uk/…/goodbye-mr-mackenzie-th…/10602905

Or buy direct from Fast Forward using the dedicated paypal link. No booking fees or postage costs when using the Paypal link.
https://www.paypal.me/DGriffiths416

Details on all other shows at the link below.

https://fastforwardpromotions.co.uk/upcoming-shows/