Mike has put out a new release on Bandcamp entitled Never Forget Now. It forms part of a solo album that he’s been working on for a number of months which will also contain I’m Coming Through. You can hear up to 3 free listens on here.
Tickets are now on sale for the gig on Friday 8th March 2019. Retro Bar – 78 Sackville Street, Manchester. Please follow the link here to reserve yours.
We’ll be on DJPete Englefield’s Country Roots Radio Show tomorrow 5th February. Pete’s show goes out every Tuesday at 8pm on Spectrum internet radio. Pete heard our rehearsal of one more day on soundcloud last week and has asked if he can put it out this week. Please like and share the link.
We’ll be on at Hive Bar (or Retro Bar) 78 Sackville Street, Manchester on Friday 8th March 2019. Ticket details to follow.
We’re playing a set at this tonight. It’s an all day festival of entertainment with over 20 different bands on. Come down and watch some very talented people. We’re due on at 8:35 but the whole show sets off at 2pm. Be good to see you there.
Chuffed to tell you we will be playing at the head for the hills (Ramsbottom Festival) this Saturday 16th September in the afternoon. We’ll be on at the by the river stage. See you there. Yup ferret?
We’ve added 4 new dates to our diary for June and July. Check them out here.
We’ve added 11 new videos of live rehearsals which you can take a look at here. You can also find them with the tag
Technically the songs are not always now played in the front room because Helen keeps wanting to watch the telly. But we couldn’t call them
We all marvelled at Phil Collins fortitude when he managed to play two sets in one day on different continents armed only with his talent and a big plane. Well now Phil Pops and Mike Shaw from fishonastick bid to take their place alongside the great drummer/cheeky cockney actor when they attempt a similar feat. For London read Stretford and for Philadelphia read Mossley.
Mike is surprisingly nonchalant about their county trotting musical endeavour.
“We first came up with the idea yesterday” he said the day after they’d come up with it. “There are two cracking acoustic nights every Monday called acoustic cafe and acoustic eclectic. Once we’d worked out the timings and the distance and factored in my Ford Fusion 57 plate, it was just a matter of making a couple of phone calls to Terry and Wiz to book us in at both venues.
Obviously we’re taking inspiration from Phil Collins directly. It’s 2 venues, one night, one of us is called Phil so it’s all there really”.
What fans of Phil Collins and underwhelming publicity stunts generally will surely be impressed by is that fishonastick will be appearing in full band mode two days later on the 8th March at the Wonder Inn on Shude Hill in Manchester. Now that’s an achievement which even the great chirpy sticksmith himself could surely never have equalled. We’ve not checked so who knows.
Catch them if you can. If you can keep up with their frantic pace. We recommend a sat-nav and some kind of automotive transport as the best way to do it.
Wiz Mossley from acoustic eclectic,Terry Snowden MBE from The Acoustic Cafe and Gideon Conn from the Wonder Inn were unavailable for comment. Well they probably would have been if we’d have asked them. They’re all quite busy people.
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Helen Shaw, wife of lead singer Mike has cast some doubt on the whole Collinsesque project; “I might want to go to Aldi in the Ford Fusion that night. Mike has suggested an online Asda shop but sometimes their swap out policy disappoints me”.
Fans are advised to keep up to date with their emails and social media accounts in order keep abreast of what is obviously developing into something of a logistical hot musical muffin.
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