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July 3, 2014

UB40 ANNOUNCE AUTUMN DATE IN BURNLEY

Doc Redeye Presents
UB40 LIVE + support – Uclan Burnley, Princess Way, Burnley, BB12 0AN

Date: Sat 22 November

Doors open: 7.00 pm

Tickets: £26.00 (BUY NOW)

Following their sell-out UK tour earlier this year, Birmingham’s reggae stars UB40 will embark on a second leg UK tour in October and November 2014.

The tour’s eighteen dates will include UCLAN Burnley on Princess Way, launching the venue and the town into the major music circuit. Event organiser Steve Reid commented “We are really happy to announce one of the biggest bands in the world coming to Burnley. After the disappointment of Lawson’s illness and unavailability to play in May, getting a band of this stature into Burnley totally launches the venue on an international level. The concert is open to all; the venue is perfect with excellent parking, food and drink available throughout the night. This is a wonderful chance to see the band ‘up close’ rather than in an arena, and listen to some of the greatest hits of all time”.

Reflecting on the success of the spring leg of the tour, UB40 sax player Brian Travers says, “Playing numerous intimate venues is a much more enjoyable experience for both our audience and the band, compared to playing a handful of enormodomes with the audience stuck thirty feet away behind a safety barrier. Every night we were looking at each other and saying “Why didn’t we do this years ago?”

Travers added, “We have always had a close relationship with our audience, but this tour was very special. Every night sold-out, but playing venues in the centre of towns gave us the chance to have a beer in the local bars next door, just hanging out and talking with fans who have been our friends for the last 35 years, and then playing a gig.”

Looking ahead to the forthcoming tour, Travers said, “On behalf of UB40, we can’t wait to get back on the road in the UK in October & November and catch up from where we left off, playing in towns and cities UB40 haven’t had the opportunity to perform in before, and also get back to some of the places where we started our wonderful life in music. In the meantime, UB40 will be performing further European dates in France, Belgium, Iceland, Norway and Germany, amongst other countries. See you all soon!”

Naming themselves after the unemployment benefit form, UB40 formed in 1978, before releasing their debut album ‘Signing Off’ in August 1980 – considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band. It was the start of a career that has since seen the band have over forty UK Top 40 hit singles and achieve sales of over 100 million records, making UB40 one of the most successful British groups of all-time. The band’s latest Top 30 album ‘Getting Over The Storm’ was awarded BBC Radio 2’s ‘Album Of The Week’ accolade and received 5-star reviews from the UK’s music press on its release in September 2013.

Tickets will be available on general sale from Friday 4th July. £26.00 (Plus ticket fee) For tickets please go to:-
www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/13295915/ub40-uclan-burnley-2014-11-22-19-00-00

November 21, 2013

North by North-West Festival (The Mod Invasion)

6th and 7th June 2014 – The Muni Theatre, Albert Road, COLNE

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF MOD 

Pendle Leisure Trust and Doc Redeye Events bring a brand new two-day Festival to Colne.

North by North-West Festival will celebrate 50 years of Mod music next year – the Golden Anniversary of when it all began.

The Who and The Kinks were formed in 1964, Small Faces in 1965 and Love Affair in 1966, playing in clubs across the UK such as The Marquee and The Flamingo in London to The Astoria in Rawtenstall and The Nelson Imp.

Then came ‘The Mod Revival’ which started around the late 1970s, inspired by the 1979 film ‘Quadrophenia’ and mod-influenced bands such as The Jam, Secret Affair and Purple Hearts. Following this was Two Tone Ska music with bands such as Bad Manners with Buster Bloodvessal, Madness and The Specials.

Next year there will be no need to travel to Brighton, Margate or Clacton to celebrate 50 years of this amazing music, because Colne is to have its own Mod Invasion at the Muni Theatre on June 6th and 7th.

From The Jam, featuring Bruce Foxton, will headline the opening night with some of the great Mod anthems. They will be supported by The 45’s and The Universal.

Saturday’s line-up features The Itch, The Kast Off Kinks, featuring former members of The Kinks, The Small Fakers, Steve Ellis’ Love Affair who will be performing, among others, their most famous tune “Everlasting Love” and Bad manners, featuring Buster Bloodvessel will round off what promises to be a fantastic weekend and a musical trip down memory lane.

MC and DJ, Northern Soul’s Roman, will be keeping the atmosphere going with musical interludes from the era.

Organisers Pendle Leisure Trust and Doc Redeye Events, are teaming up with the Cheeky Northern Monkeys Scooter Club who will be descending on Colne and Nelson Rugby Club for their annual weekend.

They will be linking up with other local scooter clubs for a rally through the town, which should provide quite a spectacle and take visitors back to the time when Mods ruled.

With sponsorship backing from Mini, Lloyds Colne, AMS Neve and Wills Electrical in Colne, the Festival promises to be a great event.

So, dig up your Vespa or Lambretta from the bottom of the garden, get the classic mini out of storage, put on your Ben Sherman, Fred Perry or Harrington Jacket and join all the 21st Century Mods at Colne, for the first ever North by North-West Festival.

For full details of the festival weekend, including Mini Rally, Scooter Rally and camping with the Cheeky Northern Monkeys, go to www.nbnwfestival.com

October 30, 2013

THE DOORS in Concert

Colne MUNI 13th Feb 2014

From Holland, one of the most exciting shows in Europe. Take a journey back to the sixties with The Doors in Concert. An authentic tribute to the psychedelic rock band The Doors.

The Doors became famous for their energetic and unpredictable live performances, especially because of the charasmatic Jim Morrison. This is exactly what The Doors in concert recreate with their shows. Using the same vintage instruments as the original Doors used, The Doors in concert sound very much like the real thing. They’ve got the looks and the energy to put on a thrilling live show. All you have to do is be there and they’ll take care of the rest.

Band Members:

  • Danny Van Veldhuizen (Vocals)
  • Willem Vonhof (Keyboards)
  • Bobby Baudoin (Percussion)
  • Gandert De Boo (Guitar)
THE DOORS in Concert at COLNE MUNI – 13/02/14

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July 21, 2013

Christie Band Single Release

Single: BLUE SKY DAY (Doc Redeye Music)

Release Date: July 2013

Y.O.U. 62 are a group of musical patients and staff from Christies Hospital, the single Blue Sky Day has been written by the band with the aim of raising money for a studio facility for TEENAGE CANCER TRUST at Christies. The song is released at the end of July 2013, and has been performed by Stephanie Furness (KB), Abraham Vincent (drums), John Blaylock (Guitars), Gemma Long (bass), Rick Tweedy (vocals), Emily Hutchinson (vocals), Peter Garner (Lead) alongside producer Stephen D Reid.

Preview the single here

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 16, 2013

Cry Don’t Cry – Megan J Ingham

Doc Redeye announce a series of productions by independent artists as Megan J Ingham (18) releases her first original single ‘Cry Don’t Cry’ for national distribution.

Megan has a totally definitive style, mixing classical orchestrations with beats to create a unique and original sound. Her operatic style has a drum and bass feel that at times creates a surreal re-incarnation almost reminiscent of the ‘Blue Diva’ (Fifth Element Director-Luc Besson).
The track has been developed with producer Stephen D Reid who has himself had a top 40 hit this year with ‘One in a Million’ by Re-Connected. Steve commented “Megan has an amazing voice, I love working with different styles and this has been a great opportunity to develop new areas of writing, especially with the extended mix exploring the full extent of her talent.”
She has been singing since the age of 13, gaining her first real opportunities to perform on stage during her school years appearing in ‘MacBeth’, ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ and ‘Evita’, with recent performances as part of the Burnley Light Opera Society.
The maturity of her voice belies her years as she is already creating interest across the music industry with powerful performances and haunting melodies, giving her an original and refreshing sound for today’s music scene. The track is now on I-Tunes, Amazon and all good downloads, with the extended mix video (filmed at the Hippodrome Theatre, Colne), now available to see on You Tube

For synchronisation/licensing enquiries please contact; admin@accordermusic.com

View Megans artist page

December 26, 2012

25th ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL

Doc Redeye has once again teamed up with AMS – NEVE and Burnley Council to continue the building of the Burnley International Rock and Blues Festival.  Councillor John Harbour, Burnley Council’s Executive Member for Leisure said: “It is a measure of the quality and success of the Festival that it is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2013. I am pleased to see that the Festival has attracted such high calibre names from the field of Blues and Rock for our Anniversary event.”

The festival involves the whole town welcoming music fans from around the world. For companies clubs or bars wishing to get involved in the event within programme advertising, sponsorship or even taking part in the Fringe Festival contact Steve Reid at docredeye@live.co.uk Once again this will be one of the biggest events the town has seen as the festival continues to grow for instant info follow twitter@docredeye, catch up Burnley Rock and Blues on Facebook and watch this space.

December 21, 2012

DOC BACKS THE DEBRA CHARITY

Doc Redeye is helping to further raise the profile of EB with a single release now available on all good downloads. Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a general term used to describe a group of rare, inherited skin disorders that cause the skin to become very fragile. In people with EB, any trauma or friction to the skin can cause painful blisters and  even effect eating causing terrible pain.

Megan J Ingham has released the song ‘Merrily on High’ with all profits going to support the charity, the track also featured the children from Worsthorne Primary School with an orchestration by Stephen D Reid. The song was launched at the Burnley lights switch on celebration in front of 4,000 people, its first broadcast on BBC Radio Lancashire. Support the cause by buying the single and visit the website www.debra.org for more details and ways to give support.

December 20, 2012

LIVE UK MUSIC BUSINESS AWARDS 2012

THE ACADEMY, Manchester win the DOC REDEYE sponsored award ‘Best Venue Teamwork – Campus’ for 2012. The awards recognise excellence and talent among promoters, venue operators, festival organisers and agents, through to artiste managers, brand impact and record label partnerships.

Created by the publisher of LIVE UK – the only magazine dedicated to the companies and individuals working in this sector of the creative industries – the Live Music Business Awards takes place on the last night of the annual conference and networking event LIVE UK Summit.

September 2, 2012

Motown and Norther Soul – Friday 28th September

James Hargreves Suite, Burnley Football Club

Radio Lancashire’s Russ Winstanley
with Chris Farlow with The Soul Survivors.

MC John Riding

Tickets available from 01282 426 354

Tickets £25 inc 3 course meal

July 15, 2012

FESTIVAL SUCCESS

The Burnley Rock and Blues Festival has gained International acclaim since Doc Redeye restored the event to 3 days.
The whole of the town transformed into ‘Little America’ for the weekend in May with the Fringe Festival taking a real and active part in the whole event. The venues were be named after American cities (Chicago Stage, the Austin Stage etc.) and even the cafes and restaurants took part with themed menus and events throughout the town centre.

The BURNLEY INTERNATIONAL ROCK AND BLUES FESTIVAL took place on the 4th 5th and 6th of May 2012. Follow Twitter@docredeye to keep up with all developments as the greatest ever Burnley get together develops next years shows, with some BIG developments to be announced.
View the website at www.burnleyrockandblues.com