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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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dirt Devil Dave's Biog

After weeks of intensive interrogation, we've finally extracted the truth about Dave's background.

Dirt Devil DaveDirt Devil Dave got his nickname from his days working the bins in Rotherham and Mexborough in the early nineties. To supplement their meagre wages, the lads would suspend Dave upside down in the wheelie bins to enable him to drag out any items of value for "recycling". Accidentally shut in a commercial-sized bin for over three days, Dave was eventually rescued thanks to his rhythmic banging on the side with two discarded jars of Marmite. Spookily his drumming still sounds like that today.


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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Thanks to Guesswork

I logged onto eFestivals today to be greeted by the message that Slipknot had self confirmed for the Download Festival!


A couple of quick conversations later and I've budged our gig at the Crawford from the Download weekend to mid-July.

Big thanks to Guesswork for being so accommodating. We'll definitely pop in and see you at the Stoke Arms next Friday.


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Monday, February 02, 2009

The Socks in Exeter!

For Christmas, John wrapped up a pair of his socks. Odd, I thought, until I found a note inside one of the socks saying that the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre are playing the Barnfield Theatre in Exeter on February 28th. You're shitting me! I shit you not!

This is a great chance to see a great comedy show. They've sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in two consecutive years, and this year are playing at Dartmouth Comedy Festival at £10 a ticket so this is a bargain at only £6

Here's a couple of my favourites, Life on Mars and Reservoir Dogs:


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Well Behaved Carnage!

The REOFFENDERS returned to the Famous Old Barrel in Exmouth on Friday, for the first time in over three years.

The Barrel has a special place in mine and Hoover's hearts as it was the first venue where we played to a proper audience. There's a new landlady there who's worked hard to combat the noise problems with the neighbours. After a couple of grumbles from the noise limitter, we got into full swing with an audience consisting of some familiar faces but a lot of new people. By the second half, we had a constantly full dancefloor and even a circle pit at one point! That's a first for us!

It was a great night and Nat was straight over with the diary to book some more dates in. Special thanks to Billy for coming over. Cheers mate :-D


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