Tour Diary – Osnabrück, Germany

This morning we woke up in Osnabruck. There was a low hum and a constant vibration all around me and I appeared to be in the sort of coffin like box you see in films where someone has been kidnapped and hidden underground.  I was, however, in my bunk in our tour bus. That’s right, gone is the self-drive splitter bus from the last tour (although it will be making a comeback) and in it’s place is a huge black behemoth of a bus. The interior is decked out in walnut veneer and 70’s style brown and orange upholstery. We love it!
Despite it’s gargantuan size, we still had trouble squeezing all our gear into it last night so two of the 11 bunks contain guitars and boxes of merch and every other available cupboard and crevice is filled with a box or case of some description.
We’ve just done the second show of the tour and I’m sitting on the bus writing this now as I realized we’ve been away for 3 days already and our new tour diary page needed some content!
It’s great to be back on the road again. We’re feeling fresh and full of vigor and it’s a joy to be out playing after a short break. We’ve been working up some new material which we’re pretty excited about and our pals The Graveltones are accompanying us on the first part of the tour.

I’m going to wrap this up for now but I’ll leave you with a photo of our lovely big bus. If you can think of a suitable name for her, maybe you can suggest it on facebook where this post will also appear.

Look forward to seeing you soon

Nick x


2014-07-11T11:19:10+00:00March 14th, 2014|

Tour Diary – Amsterdam

Amsterdam was cool. For once I saw the other side of town and with unclouded mind encountered the true style and intelligence of Venice of the North.
Staying just outside the centre of town, Nick and I made our way along a sunny street yesterday for a morning coffee before packing off for sound check which seemed to take hours. Everything is longer when TV is involved.
Yesterday’s show was not really a gig, more a promotional activity hence the TV cameras. We used our 40 min slot as a warm up for tonight. I’m not saying it didn’t rock because from the minute we climbed the steps of the riser after waiting 12mins side of stage for the presenter to introduce us and the stage manager to click the thing for the camera… rock it did.
Den Bosch tonight. We’ll tell you how it goes. Just been reunited with the Graveltone boys, the consensus being the old gang is back together. Yaas.
There’s a lot of construction work going on all around this venue. The photo shows what I think is the toilet for tonight. Which reminds me, I’ve got to go.

Peace. Phil x


2014-07-11T11:19:36+00:00March 13th, 2014|

The tour diary is back!

Back by polar demand, the tour diary has returned and this time it’s bigger and badder than ever before. Over the next nine weeks we shall be regaling you with tales of life on the road as we continue in our quest to take our homegrown blend of Blues, Soul and Rock’n’Roll to the four corners of the globe. This time around we have the technology to add photos and video so if there isn’t already enough digital information in your life then stay tuned and get ready to read, share, retweet and do whatever turns you on.

The Temperance Movement

2014-07-11T10:41:57+00:00March 12th, 2014|

Spring 2014 Tour – More European dates added…

Kicking off on March 13th, 2014 in The Netherlands, we’ll be driving around the continent once again serving up big slices of Rock’n’Roll, this time in even more countries. Lately we have added dates in France, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium. Be sure to check out the dates below not to miss out.

Don’t miss out on your chance to join us. Click the venues to book your tickets. See you in the Spring!

13-Mar-14 W2, Den Bosch, NL
14-Mar-14 Bastard Club, Osnabrueck, DE
15-Mar-14 BETA, Copenhagen, DK
17-Mar-14 John Dee, Oslo, NO
18-Mar-14 Folken, Stavanger, NO
19-Mar-14 Garage, Bergen, NO
21-Mar-14 Byggarsalen, Stockholm, SE
22-Mar-14 Arenabolaget, Linkoping, SE
23-Mar-14 Babel, Malmo, SE
26-Mar-14 St. Pauli Rock Cafe, Hamburg, DE
27-Mar-14 White Trash, Berlin, DE
28-Mar-14 Puschkin, Dresden, DE
29-Mar-14 Minoga, Poznan, PL
31-Mar-14 Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, CZ 

01-Apr-14 Backstage, Munich, DE
02-Apr-14 Viadukt – Bogen F, Zurich, CH
21-Apr-14 Engine Shed, Lincoln, UK
22-Apr-14 Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, UK
23-Apr-14 Academy 2, Manchester, UK
25-Apr-14 Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, UK. SOLD OUT
26-Apr-14 The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, UK. SOLD OUT
27-Apr-14 University, Newcastle, UK
28-Apr-14 Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK
30-Apr-14 O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK

01-May-14 O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
02-May-14 Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, UK
03-May-14 University (Great Hall), Cardiff, UK 
07-May-14 AB Club Brussels, Belgium
08-May-14 Blue Shell, Cologne, Germany
09-May-14 Zoom, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
10-May-14 La Parenthèse, Nyon, Switzerland
12-May-14 KELLERCLUB, Stuttgart, Germany
14-May-14 Le Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
15-May-14 La Cave aux Poetes, Roubaix, France
16-May-14 Bibelot Dordrecht, Netherlands
17-May-14 Patronaat, Kleine zaal, Haarlem, Netherlands
05-Jul-14 Rock Werchter 2014 w/ Trentemøller, Werchter, Belgium

2014-07-02T14:03:52+00:00March 5th, 2014|

Ziggo Club Event Announced / March 12 in Amsterdam

We are pleased to announce a Club Ziggo event on March 12th prior to our tour starting at Ziggo Live. It’s a free show as a taster for our full live set. Win tickets signing up here.

Our Dutch and Belgian tour dates include: Den Bosch, Dordrecht, Haarlem and Werchter.

Full listing and tickets visit our live page.

2014-07-02T14:03:52+00:00March 4th, 2014|

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