New Gig-Nov.29th

Posted by: Sleepwalker

New Gig-Nov.29th - Tue, 23 Oct 2007 03:35:00

100% TBC
We will hopefully be playing Slanj (Formerly Connolly's) in Greenock on the 29th of November (Thursday night)

This will probably be an all ticket event, but we'll keep you posted with prices & times etc etc ok wink

Kind regards...

Sleepy wink
Posted by: Si_W

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Tue, 23 Oct 2007 04:15:00

Have to see if I can come up for this...
Posted by: Mike_L

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Thu, 25 Oct 2007 01:20:00

Ok, the gig In Slanj is now officially CONFIRMED! excited

Tickets will be 3.00 (an absolute bargain, squire!!!!) available from the "hostilery" itself and other outlets we will let you know in due course. The band will be onstage around 9.30 and there will be plenty of other 80's music to keep the atmosphere going.

A nice little home gig to celebrate our third year of keeping the Ultravox music live. smile
Should be a good night with our own local TV celebrity Bobby "River City" Harrison doing his sterling work on lights AND the return of a song that we only played a couple of times (and no, its not the one that some idiot in the band announced as "Here's a song that Ultravox never recorded..."). excited
Posted by: Shirl

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Thu, 25 Oct 2007 04:55:00

I'll have to let you know nearer the time guys.. I'm going to see The Alarm in Manchester on 1 December, and finances are going to be tight. If I can get there though, rest assured I will.. smile
Posted by: Chappie

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Thu, 25 Oct 2007 05:48:00

I may make the trip North depends on who and where I'm working
Posted by: CONNY'S PIG

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Sun, 28 Oct 2007 01:24:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Chappie:
I may make the trip North depends on who and where I'm working
Willy Wonkers, by any chance Chappie?
Dont' forget, you can't get in Slanj without your Golden Ticket wink
Posted by: Chappie

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Sun, 28 Oct 2007 03:32:00

Quote:
Originally posted by CONNY'S PIG:
Quote:
Originally posted by Chappie:
[b] I may make the trip North depends on who and where I'm working
Willy Wonkers, by any chance Chappie?
Dont' forget, you can't get in Slanj without your Golden Ticket wink [/b]
Cheers Sunna, I'm more likely to be working for another company darn sarf than in Brum but you never know.
Posted by: alles klar

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Tue, 30 Oct 2007 05:52:00

BOGUS !!!! banghead

Going to see the wonderful Interpol on 29th.

Finally got around to listening to 'Our Love To Admire' on the journey home from Crewe and after the firat listen it felt like an old friend - stunning album laugh

Ciao

Thomas
Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 02 Nov 2007 03:58:00

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Mike_L:
Tickets will be 3.00 (an absolute bargain, squire!!!!) available from the "hostilery" itself and other outlets we will let you know in due course.

Will they be available on the door! Quite determined to get thru for this one!
(and no, its not the one that some idiot in the band announced as "Here's a song that Ultravox never recorded...").

ROFLMAO! nutjob Wonder who on earth would do a silly thing like that?! laugh
Posted by: newvox

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 02 Nov 2007 06:13:00

'A Song I Call Recorded'. laugh
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Thu, 08 Nov 2007 22:59:00

Nope, dunno that one. 'A Friend I Call Desire' is not on the set list for the Slanj gig.
Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 09 Nov 2007 01:44:00

Errrrm, does anybody know if you can purchase tickets on the door?
Posted by: CONNY'S PIG

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 09 Nov 2007 05:16:00

Helen, you'll need to get that one answered from the horses mouth.

Ernie The Brick Shathouse Of A Doorman
Slanj - Tel : 01475 888972 extension 201
smile
Posted by: Shirl

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 09 Nov 2007 19:01:00

Good point, Helen. I'm planning on coming up to Scotland midweek that week.. hopefully going to Greenock the night before Fourgoodmen play at the Shindig In The Square at Glasgow on St.Andrews Day. Plans are not set in stone, but Mark has given me the ok to go to both gigs, so I'm hopeful of making both events.

Is there anywhere cheaper than the Express by Holiday Inn to stay in Greenock? It's a bit of a hike for one person if there are any local b&b's..
Posted by: Mike_L

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 09 Nov 2007 22:26:00

Unfortunately, Shirl, you're rather limited for choice when it comes to accomodation in Greenock. There's really only 3 hotels and a couple of B&Bs. If you widen your search to include Gourock you might get a few more. There are plenty of bus services operating to get you around and the views are pretty spectacular. [/Inverclyde tourist board mode]
Also, with Slanj being a pub rather than a club, we'll have to get all the equipment out after the gig, so there will be a couple of folk staying sober enough to drive, so you should be able to cadge a lift... wink
Posted by: Mike_L

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 09 Nov 2007 22:26:00

Quote:
Originally posted by leggylady:
Errrrm, does anybody know if you can purchase tickets on the door?
Yes, I know... wink
Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 09 Nov 2007 23:08:00

LOL! ya bugger...... and?
I shall rephrase my question...... My dearest, lovliest Micheal, is it possible to pur chase tickets for the afore mentioned gig on the door, on the night in question? wink kiss

nutjob
Posted by: Mike_L

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 09 Nov 2007 23:25:00

That is a possibility, yes, based on availability due to salability based on desirability.

Or you could always get one in advance from Don... wink
Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 09 Nov 2007 23:43:00

Yes well a little birdie did say that the sales were going very well. Therefore one wouldn't want to miss the boat so to speak. However, one never really does have control over whether one's partner can or cannot assertain in advance the expected duration or pattern of said partners working conditions. Therefore, one wouldn't want to burden the aforementioned band member, nor engage a covetted placement, which would otherwise remain vacant for a more worthy recipient.
D'ye ken whit a mean? laugh
Posted by: Shirl

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Sun, 11 Nov 2007 18:30:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Mike_L:
Unfortunately, Shirl, you're rather limited for choice when it comes to accomodation in Greenock. There's really only 3 hotels and a couple of B&Bs. If you widen your search to include Gourock you might get a few more. There are plenty of bus services operating to get you around and the views are pretty spectacular. [/Inverclyde tourist board mode]
Also, with Slanj being a pub rather than a club, we'll have to get all the equipment out after the gig, so there will be a couple of folk staying sober enough to drive, so you should be able to cadge a lift... wink
Thanks for the info and for the lift offer, Mike. I've had a look on various sites and found (though not yet contacted) a rather nice looking place in Inverkip. Is anyone going back through to city centre Glasgow, or would there be a possibility of someone getting me to the train station for a late train through to Glasgow? My option would be to book a bed at the Eurohostel. Failing that, I'll get in touch with the folk at Inverkip..
Posted by: Shirl

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Tue, 13 Nov 2007 22:45:00

I've just checked the train timetable, and there's a train from Greenock Central at 11.29pm for Glasgow Central. Would I be able to make that train ok if I plan to stay in Glasgow that night? How far is the station from the pub?
Posted by: Mike_L

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Tue, 13 Nov 2007 23:22:00

Shirl, its about 15 minutes walk, you would be quicker going to Greenock West which is, unfortunately, the stop before Greenock Central, so you'd need to leave earlier. Add to that the fact that we're planning to play 2 sets which will take us beyond midnight, you'd miss the end of the gig... frown
Posted by: Pater Noster

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Wed, 14 Nov 2007 00:39:00

I have a bird in Glasgow; but she is down here learning to manage petrol stations ! lol. Or i may have cum up for the gig. cool
Posted by: Shirl

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Wed, 14 Nov 2007 02:18:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Mike_L:
Shirl, its about 15 minutes walk, you would be quicker going to Greenock West which is, unfortunately, the stop before Greenock Central, so you'd need to leave earlier. Add to that the fact that we're planning to play 2 sets which will take us beyond midnight, you'd miss the end of the gig... frown
Ouch.. I'll have to think about it as I don't really want to miss any of the gig. I'm not sure if I can afford the place I have my eye on in Inverkip. It's definitely going to work out more expensive than the Eurohostel though..
Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Sat, 17 Nov 2007 19:35:00

How far "in" (to Glasgow) is the Eurohostel? No promises, but if I'm going I could make a de-tour on the way home and drop you off!? wink
Posted by: Shirl

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Sat, 17 Nov 2007 21:47:00

Hi Helen. The Eurohostel is on the corner of Clyde St and Jamaica St, opposite the Jurys Inn, and close to Central Station..

ie It's very "in" Glasgow laugh

The lift would be very useful thanks.. when would you know for definite if you are going?
Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Sun, 18 Nov 2007 08:01:00

Will PM you hun! smile
Posted by: Shirl

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Sun, 18 Nov 2007 17:00:00

Thanks Helen.. much appreciated smile
Posted by: Shirl

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 23 Nov 2007 20:04:00

Coach tickets are getting booked today..

Guys, can you give me the directions from Greenock West to the venue. Cheers..
Posted by: Mike_L

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Sat, 24 Nov 2007 06:08:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Shirl:
Coach tickets are getting booked today..

Guys, can you give me the directions from Greenock West to the venue. Cheers..
Exit Greenock West, don crash helmet and kevlar vest, turn left and walk down Inverkip Street.

As you walk over the bridge look right and gaze in wonder at the patrons of the Argyll and Sutherland bar huddled in sub-zero temperatures having a communal cigarette.
Continue on and pass The Victorian Suite on your left with the patrons huddled in sub-zero temperatures having a communal cigarette.

Continue on at the roundabout down past the Green Oak Bar on your left with the...(you've guessed it...)

Now it gets tricky...

Cross at the bottom of the road, but keep left onto the pedestrian pathway going left of the block of flats. You should see a pub on the corner called "Above and Below" with the patrons huddled...

turn left at this bar (onto West Stewart Street) and walk past the bus stops to the traffic lights. Cross at the lights, then turn right (doubling back, only on the opposite side of the road) walk the few yards and turn left on to the next street (Nicolson Street).

Slanj is at the bottom of that street on the right hand side. You can't miss it - there will be patrons huddled outside in sub-zero temperatures having a communal cigarette...


Oh, and don't forget your coat, its pretty cold this time of year - especially if you're going for a smoke....

Alternatively give one of us a bell when you get here and we'll pick you up...

excited
Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Sat, 24 Nov 2007 06:32:00

Found this on bt.com.....

Slanj
Tel: (01475) 888972 - Text Number
23 Nicolson St, Greenock, PA15 1JU - Map

Are these the right details? (I assume there's only one Slanj in the toon?!) If so, there's a postcode, so here's a map.......

Slanj map

What is the parking situation like?
Posted by: CONNY'S PIG

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Sat, 24 Nov 2007 17:39:00

You can also refer to the Monument website for gig details, map, telephone number etc, on the LIVE DATES page. I won't be there (again), but I hope to see the band soon enough. Have a nice night everyone! smile
Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Sun, 25 Nov 2007 00:05:00

Quote:
Originally posted by CONNY'S PIG:
I won't be there (again), but I hope to see the band soon enough
Aawwww Ash, I thought you might have made this one! Was surprised you weren't at Crewe actually, ah well, maybe next time! Still not sure if I'll get there meself! Here's hoping! smile
Posted by: Roy

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Tue, 27 Nov 2007 04:44:00

I'm not going to make this one. I had every intention of making it happen, but my contract's not going to be renewed, so I really ought to milk it for every penny; if I take time off that's money gone for good.

The up-side is that as of 14th December I am free, and jollys to Scotland become a whole lot more practical.


Roy
Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Tue, 27 Nov 2007 07:27:00

I think it does seem there might be fewer people this time, but I suppose it's quite close to the last gig........

who else is going? Did I read somewhere that Thomas wasn't going to make it either? What about Chappie? Si? Cerise?....... come on people, who's going and who isn't? LOL
Oh, it's only a few days away..... he he he heeeeee excited excited excited

nutjob
Posted by: newvox

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Tue, 27 Nov 2007 22:26:00

'Who isn't?'.

Well im not due to the usual reasons, blah blah blah. Its a pitty really, as i said on Metamatic a while back, their sounding better live each time they play.
Posted by: Mike_L

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Wed, 28 Nov 2007 03:09:00

I might turn up.... wink
Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Wed, 28 Nov 2007 06:36:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Mike_L:
I might turn up.... wink
excited
Posted by: Davy B

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:23:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Mike_L:
I might turn up.... wink
Me tae laddie.
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Wed, 28 Nov 2007 19:39:00

I think I'm washing my Grans hair that night!
Sorry chaps, maybe next time eh! nutjob
Posted by: Mike_L

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Wed, 28 Nov 2007 23:46:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Sleepwalker:
I think I'm washing my Grans hair that night!
Is that a euphemism? confused2
Posted by: Shirl

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Thu, 29 Nov 2007 06:56:00

See you tomorrow guys..

Thanks for the directions Mike. If I need any help, I'll give someone a ring. Hopefully I'll get into Greenock before it gets dark, just to give me some kind of hope in finding my way around the place.. laugh
Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Thu, 29 Nov 2007 12:14:00

Shirl, it looks like just a continuation of the main road, judging by the map....... If you get lost, there's always Morrison's for an all day breakfast! wink laugh
Posted by: Havocman

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Thu, 29 Nov 2007 16:28:00

Good luck tonight, gents. smile
Posted by: newvox

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Thu, 29 Nov 2007 19:45:00

Yep, have good one.

Just thinking, as the setlist is still new, and the sound and arrangements are tighter than ever. Any chance of still getting someone in at the last minute to record the audio at pro level.
Posted by: alles klar

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Thu, 29 Nov 2007 20:52:00

Have a great gig guys !

You never play 2 sets when I come and see you (although sometimes I,erm, can't remember the gig . . . eek ).

I will be consoling myself at Interpol laugh

Ciao

Thomas
Posted by: Davy B

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Thu, 29 Nov 2007 22:24:00

Thanks everyone for the good wished, after last nights rehearsal we need them :-)Technical problems you see....

Davy
Posted by: caz_dublin

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 30 Nov 2007 05:54:00

Hope the gig goes really well guys! Really annoyed I cant make it - and please dont play Western Promise....PLEASE??!! LOL wink laugh
Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 30 Nov 2007 12:44:00

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! What can I say superb as always! Too tired to post any details, lol Will post again tomorrow! Until then..... I have one word....... S***pw**k!!!!! laugh nutjob
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 30 Nov 2007 21:26:00

Shlepwank?!! shock

Hope the gig went well guys - let us know if any vid footage or mp3s make it up on t'web!
Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 30 Nov 2007 21:32:00

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Flip Martian:
<strong> Shlepwank?!! biglaugh
Posted by: newvox

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 30 Nov 2007 22:07:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Flip Martian:
let us know if any vid footage or mp3s make it up on t'web!
My thoughts exactly, and any old fashioned cdr bootlegs too. wink
Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Sat, 01 Dec 2007 21:54:00

Well, I got the photos developed yesterday....... I was going to put them on MySpace, but I'll let Davy weed out which ones they want to use or lose. Here are just a couple, completely random.........











Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 07 Dec 2007 09:14:00

Right,
For those of you who can't hold out any longer and keep hastling me, ( I know it's been a WHOLE WEEK since the gig! LOL) I'll stick the photos on the MySpace page...... I was going to email them to you, but there are just far too many. The boys can edit them back off MySpace as they see fit! smile
Posted by: StrangerWithin

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 07 Dec 2007 09:21:00

Some very good shots there Helen.Those there at the gig are no doubt pleased with how you captured the moment. I'd say wish I'd been there but no I don't because I was at Langholm....and I wouldn't have wanted to be any place else. Hopefully, you'll be able to get some more good pics at The Ferry next year.....hint, hint!
Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 07 Dec 2007 09:32:00

Done, that took me all of about a minute and a half! So, sorry you had to wait over a week.... I should have done it sooner!

Jen.... Thankyou very much for your kind comments.... I shall try my very best to get good shots (nothing is guaranteed) bemused but I shall be dragging the gear with me.... so I'll be fun to be around! nervouslaugh (NOT! LOL biglaugh )
Posted by: caz_dublin

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Fri, 07 Dec 2007 22:35:00

Some really cool pics there Helen! Fair play! laugh wink
Posted by: leggylady

Re: New Gig-Nov.29th - Sat, 08 Dec 2007 07:30:00

Ah, Caz thankyou! I'm sure you can sleep much better tonight now you've seen them eh?! LOL biglaugh