Punk Rock: Classic and Modern

The REOFFENDERS are on an indefinite break. Never say never, but we currently have no plans to play. However, we had joy and we had fun... and we blogged about it. Enjoy reading and reliving some good times.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Chris T-T is coming to town

The man who wrote "I can't stop dreaming of injured popstars" is playing in Exeter, courtesy of Mr Hoover.

Hoover's been a big fan of Chris T-T's ever since hearing Popstars and has booked him to play at the Bridge Inn at Topsham on November 17th. Tickets are £4 in advance from the Bridge Inn or £5 on the door.

It'll be a night of good beer and great songs. I particularly hope that Chris includes "Drink Beer", our new favourite and what must be an essential to a setlist at The Bridge.

Find out more about Chris T-T at


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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

A Bucket of Phlegm

Mr Hoover awoke on Sunday morning to find he could hardly speak. A blessing some might say but not on a gig day. After feeding him lemsips and the magic "Caroline formula" of honey, lemon and cider vinegar he was sounding abit healthier although I was very impressed when he still managed to pull off the note at the end of "Hate to Say I told you so". It was perhaps a slight overshare to tell the audience that he'd been coughing up buckets full of phlegm all weekend. Nice!

With two days to go before the Bowling Green gig, Hoover feels like he's swallowed glass and I've started adding my share to the bucket. I do love it when he shares :-/

Still... we are rock stars and the show will go on (although we may have our lemsips and strepsils close at hand. Very rock n roll!)


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Monday, October 17, 2005

Roll out the Barrel...

The REOFFENDERS returned the Famous Old Barrel on Saturday with a special guest in the audience. Mummy Indesit had travelled all the way from Bedfordshire to see her little(?) boy. She also managed to see his quieter alter ego in Calling Orson the previous night.

Contrary to the John Peel Day gig, we did our more up to date and sillier stuff as well as the classics. When the lightsabers came out for Swords of A Thousand Men there were a few faces that lit up like kids on Christmas Day, and it never ceases to please people when the red balloons appear. There were balloons up jumpers, in ears, between knees... ahh, kids and their toys :-)


Where are the photo's?

By Blogger Mr Ports, at 10:15 pm, October 17, 2005  

Sadly we didn't get any! Unless Mummy Indesit took any? Not sure.

It's a shame that when we're on stage we're too busy doing on stage things to take pics. Since we lost our dance trainer, Lou, we haven't had a regular entourage to take photos.

By Blogger Heather, at 9:11 am, October 20, 2005  

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Friday, October 14, 2005

John Peel Day

Yesterday was the first John Peel Day, set up by Radio 1 to celebrate the life of the late John Peel with around 500 gigs happening over the country.

We were playing at one of the Devon events at the Famous Old Barrel in Exmouth which featured: Dark Sovereign, Letter to Leaders, Animal Matter, our mates at S.O.B. and The REOFFENDERS.

Mr Hoover was actually outside the church at John Peel's funeral and made the night particularly Peely by putting printed quotes all over the pub such as "You know, if I made a record as good as that, I'd just sit at home all day hugging myself" and "and there I go talking over the end of the song, ruining it for those of you taping it at home".

It was a cracking night of great music with each band doing about half an hour. We finished with Teenage Kicks - twice! Well it was the big man's favourite song so what the hell! It was a great atmosphere with lots of people jumping about. I'd actually go as far as to say that we had a mosh pit... and we had our first stage diver (despite the stage only being about 3 inches high). Thankfully, his mates did catch him.

We're looking forward to going back there on Saturday night for a full set!


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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Introducing Gary Goblin and Fleety Formica!

The REOFFENDERS were invited to play afew tunes for our mate Kat's leaving do - she's off on her travels round the world on Monday. Mr Le Creuset is in Italy at the moment though so one of Kat's friends, Gary, brought his drums. We didn't have any particular setlist, we just went with the flow and Gary did a great job considering he didn't know alot of the songs.

After a while though, the beer called him away from us and Fleety (from S.O.B.) took over.

In true Watts fest style, Fleety got the acoustic guitar out afterwards and sang afew songs in the living room. It wasn't quite the same without the strawbales though.

In time honoured REOFFENDERS stylee, our guest drummers were given their new names. We do remember everyone who plays with us - we bumped into Rick De Longhi the other day at Paignton and I hear that Tommy Dustbuster is working in Exeter again these days!


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