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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Monday, July 26, 2010

We're off to the Midlands in November

We played The Criterion in Leicester in March and had such a great time we were asked back again on Friday 5th November. All I needed to do was bolt on another gig and then it would be worth the trip!

Months go by and, well, y'know, I just kind of forgot to do anything about it. That is until the last couple of weeks when I went mad on the internet and phone, trying to find a venue that would book us for the Saturday night.

First up came Gary, from The Diamond in Sutton-in-Ashfield (nr Mansfield, Notts) who didn't have that Saturday free, but he did have the Thursday night. Well I'm not one for saying "No", so I say "Yes" to Gary. The Diamond looks a great venue. IT's got its own 7KW PA and lighting rig and stage and everything. And there's accommodation at the venue too. Sorted!

And then I spoke to Ian, at Ye Olde Black Cross in Bromsgrove, who had just got one Saturday come free. Yep. Saturday 6th November! Result. The Black Cross is a bit smaller than The Diamond, but it still boasts its own staging and looks a peachy little place. Not only that, but we can head for home from Bromsgrove when we finish as its maybe 2.5hrs drive in the van.

I'm really looking forward to making new friends in Mansfield and Bromsgrove and catching up with some old friends in Leicester. Oh, and sampling another skinful of Russell's marvellous beers at The Criterion!

Here's some web addresses if you are in the Midlands that weekend:

Thursday 4th November - The Diamond, 47 Stoney Street, Sutton -in- Ashfield, Mansfield, Notts NG17 4GH

Friday 5th November - The Criterion, 44 Millstone Lane, Leicester LE1 5JN

Saturday 6th November - Ye Olde Black Cross, 70 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove B61 7AG

Hoover and out x


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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Exciting Few Weeks Ahead

I just looked at our giglist and thought, wow! The next 6-7 gigs are really really cool!!!

First up, we've got Bethy Bosch's wedding! It's our first wedding gig ever and is also the wedding of Beth, our first bassist. I'm really looking forward to it, if not a little bit nervous actually.

Then the following week, we're off on our annual jaunt to Cornwall starting at Calstock for a bike festival. A number of people have asked us about playing other venues in Cornwall. The problem is, they're all on Fridays and Saturdays and we only ever go there for one weekend so we tend to stick to our usual haunts. But hey, one day we might sort it ;-)

We end August with a beer festival gig (hurrah!) and The Crawford in Exeter which will be the first Exeter gig in aaaagggggeeeeessss! Not a bad little summer lineup!


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Monday, July 19, 2010

Save the Balcony Gigs!

Here's the newspaper article about our gig at Cobo in Guernsey recently. It mainly talks about the fact that the balcony gigs have been threatened in recent months. If you want to add your support, go to the Please Don't Stop the Music facebook page.

Scan of newspaper article about the Cobo Bay balcony gigs


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Sunday, July 18, 2010

We Love Guernsey :-)

I just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who came to see us in Guernsey, especially the ones that came to all three gigs! Hardcore!

We'd driven the van over on the ferry so that we could take our own amps and Todge remained composed when he arrived at the Doghouse to find all the house amps moved out of the way. But then, I find it hard to believe that Todge has a waking state of anything other than calm! He's a honey ;-)

All three gigs were great fun, each one better than the day before, culminating with the Cobo Bay balcony gig which is a great event (well done to Kirsty for rallying the Facebook troops to keep it going!)

As always, thanks to Julie and David Nussbaumer for inviting us over, and to Inga and Steve at the Doghouse for looking after us so wonderfully.

And I'll leave you with one little anecdote... after our Saturday gig at the Doghouse, Madge was relaxing on his bed, shirtless. One of the staff who live in a room opposite saw him through the window and shouted, "Look, they've shaved a monkey!". We're still laughing! :-D

See you soon guys


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