Category Archives: 2020

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.

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/

Please Support The Georgian Theatre.

I have promoted over a 100 shows now. Most on Teesside and the majority at The Georgian Theatre. It’s fair to say I couldn’t have achieved what I have without the help and support of the venue and it’s staff.

Now in these difficult times the venue could do with some help and support itself. Like so many others the venue is closed and has no revenue coming in.

To help the venue to carry on promoting live music, helping independent promoters to put on shows, supporting local acts and carrying out many other activities in the local community the Tees Music Alliance has began a Crowdfunder campaign to help it get through to the other side .

You can read all about the appeal and donate here

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Pete Wylie Show and Coronavirus Update

Following the latest advice from the Government on the Coronavirus situation, Tees Music Alliance and the Georgian Theatre have advised that all shows will go ahead as planned unless the Artists themselves request to cancel or reschedule.

Latest advice issued on 16.03.20

The Pete Wylie show scheduled for March 27th has now been cancelled. The show will be rearranged and a new date is being sought.

Tickets purchased for the original date will be valid for the new date although refunds can be obtained from the point of purchase.

These are unprecedented times and the situation is changing frequently. Keep checking back on this site, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for any further updates.

Above all everyone take care, look after each other and look after yourselves.

And please don’t hoard food & bog rolls, there’s really no need.

Pete Wylie Friday March 27th Georgian Thetare

Part time rock star – full time legend!

The seminal Scouse maverick who, along with Ian McCulloch and Julian Cope, pioneered the Eighties art-indie scene. His debut gig was at the legendary Eric’s in Liverpool – the night it was raided and closed for ever.

From Wah! Heat through a seemingly endless of variations on the name Pete Wylie has consistently produced classic songs that put to shame a lot of the modern day dross produced by manufactured pop star wannabees with no talent to call their own.

If there was justice in this world Pete Wylie would be a massive star. A man who has written an endless list of classic songs over the years. A man of honour and commitment who has always stood up for and championed the working man.

Those songs! Better Scream, & Minutes…, Remember, The Story Of The Blues, Hope, Come Back, Sinful, the list is endless.

I’d longed to be able to bring Pete Wylie to the North East for a show. I’ve seen many versions of Wah! related bands over the years and was delighted when he agreed to play a solo show in late 2014 and even more so when he played as Pete Wylie & The Mighty Wah! a couple of years later. Hearing all those great songs live again almost brought a tear to the eye.

But it’s not all about the past. In 2017 “Pete Sounds”, a self financed album was unleashed on the world. An instant classic. The opening track “make Your Mind Up” is as good as anything he’s ever done in my opinion.

The Pete Wylie show comes to The Georgian Theatre in Stockton on Friday March 27th. Expect the all the hits and more as well all the usual Wylie stories, banter and ad libs all surrounded by the Disgraceland Wasteland.

Most of all expect GREAT SONGS by a true artist. It’s a shame there’s not more like him in his day and age.

This show is a co promotion with Tees Music Alliance.

Tickets available on line from The Georgian Theatre, SEE Tickets, Ticketsource, Middlesbrough Town Hall and in person from Sound It Out Records and Middlesbrough Town Hall Box Office