I have it on good authority (John Kettley's) that this Friday and
Saturday have been penciled in the diary as 2002 Summer. I doubt we'll
get much more of it, but all the indications are that Ye Olde London
Towne will be full of people this Friday night and Saturday, full of the
joys of Summer, sinking an ale or even perhaps a glass of Chardonnay or
As part of Britain's "Welcome Summer"
campaign, The Beckett play their first Friday Night, West End gig at a
venue just behind Oxford Circus. It's a relatively early finish, giving
plenty of time to hit the town and spend some of your hard-blagged
overdraft. Read on for details of the next two May gigs.
: The Lil Backyard Club, West End : Fri 17 May 2002
This night used to be held at a venue by Great
Portland Street station and was always a great night out in a really
intimate environment. The night is now held in a pub called The Phoenix
on Cavendish Square (up Regent Street with the Nike Town store on your
right, take the first or second left into Cavendish Square). It's
supposed to be an
even better venue so we look forward to testing their new home! Headline
band is called Three Bean Salad. And before you ask, I have no idea!!
£6 entry (remember to say you've come to see The
Beckett). Better still, entry is just £5 with a flier which you can get
from us or can download
by visiting www.thebeckett.co.uk/flyers
and printing them off yourself!! Doors open at 8pm, we're on stage
A cracking night out. The promoters couldn't have put
three more different bands on the same billing (Punk / Rock / Soul ?!)
and in spite of the low turnout, those who made it were very much in the
mood for a good time, and the venue lends itself to building a great
atmosphere. Thanks for coming and heckling - the majority of the crowd
had come to see us - you heard LTF, NovaCold, On And On, Broken, Walking
With Butterflies, Cowboy Song. Look forward to playing there again.
FOR YOUR DIARIES
: The Half Moon, Putney : Thu May 30 2002
After rocking their venue in March, those
nice people at the Half Moon asked us back again and we just didn't have
the heart to turn them down. If the last gig was anything to go by, it
should be a great night. Come down early and give some support to our
two support bands.
As always, further details and maps to the venues can
be found on our website www.thebeckett.co.uk/gigs.
CD'S FOR SALE
: <<title goes here>> : released March 11
We're getting some great feedback from the new CD. As
always, it's priced at £4 and you can get yours from us directly, by
emailing us (involves paying p&p) or from one of the gigs. Tracks
include Cowboy Song, Broken, Walking With Butterflies. Thanks once again
to Anna Goodsell for the great artwork.
: first public airing at a gig near you...
We've been oh so busy writing new material recently
and seem to be getting even closer to exactly the sound and feel that
we're after. there are two new songs we expect to present at the next
gigs which should be incentive enough in itself! to get your a*ses
down to all the gigs.
Don't forget - the next date for your diaries is the
Lil Backyard Club / The Pheonix in W1 this Friday (tomorrow!!). Look forward to seeing you
The Beckett are David Prestwich, Emlyn Hall, George Georgiou, Mark
Brimson and Mark Wardle. This has been a Sunday Session Production.