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Update from Leo - 2nd February 2014
I just flew in from Nashville where the temperature has been well below freezing for over a month. I’m now back in Sunny Cardiff; I’m joking of course it’s raining here and also very cold. However the outlook is sunny, metaphorically speaking anyway.
Friday the 7th is the release date for Hundred Seventy Split’s new CD H.S.S. Tomorrow Joe and I will be in the label office signing copies ready to be mailed out to you; Many thanks to Nicki for preparing the orders ahead of time.
Thank you to those who have ordered pre-release copies. It’s very much appreciated. Your CDs will be with you as fast as the post allows.
The HSS tour starts on the 11th Feb and the dates are already on the web site.
We would have done more HSS shows on this run but we had expected to play Feb/March dates with TYA until Ric and Chick told us on December 30th that we had already been replaced in the band. Life goes on and we wish them both the very best of luck.
We're looking forward to the upcoming tour. It’s always great fun for us and we hope it will be for you too. We will play songs from both HSS records plus some requested TYA classics. If you have any songs you’d like to hear please write to Joe, Damon or me care of our web site and we will do our best to fit them in. So far you have requested ‘Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Love Like A Man, 50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain and Woodchoppers Ball.
HSS are now accepting bookings for the rest of the year so please check back periodically on our web site for updates.
That’s all for now. See you somewhere in the next few weeks out there on the road.
HSS Tour - 2014
Hundred Seventy Split start a tour on the 11th February. Check HERE for gig updates.
Diary Update - 4th January 2014
A Happy New Year, and I hope 2014 will bring you all the things you wish for.
2013 has certainly been a busy year for me and a year of changes. I moved from Nashville back to the UK, although I still have strong ties with Music City. For most of the year I've been out on tour either with TYA or Hundred Seventy Split.
In March of 2013 Alvin Lee passed away. It was a complete shock to me. I had not seen much of him these past few years but I’ll miss him. He and I started working together way back in 1960 many years before we formed TYA. His death made me realise that none of us are immortal and that we should make the most of every single moment.
Joe Gooch and I are no longer in TYA. It was a sad and difficult decision to make but things had become untenable. We had planned to leave the band at the end of March but on the 30th December Ric and Chick informed us that they had already found replacements. Joe and I wish them every success for the future.
So 2014 is new beginning for both Joe and me. Together with our drummer Damon Sawyer we can now concentrate all our energies into Hundred Seventy Split. We have a new CD, simply titled HSS, which is scheduled for release on Feb 7th. I just heard this morning that a free download from the new CD has reached number one in “The Reverbnation UK Blues charts”. Thank you for making it happen.
We start touring on the 11th Feb and we’ll be out on tour throughout the year. Dates will be posted on the web site as they come in.
I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for all the support and encouragement you have given to TYA and HSS for so many years. I have had, and still have, a great time doing what I love and it’s thanks to you fans who buy our records and turn out to see us play.
Hope to see you out on the road in 2014.