Archive News: 2006



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Forthcoming Live DVD and CD

10th December, 2006

The London concert at the Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 5th, 2006 was filmed for release on DVD and CD. The live DVD will be supplemented by interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from the rest of the tour and the BJH convention in Wolverhampton. Expected release date is March or April 2007.



Forthcoming Live Appearances and DVD

21st November, 2006

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest will play two Greek concerts following their UK tour, as follows:

    NOV 25    ATHENS Fuzz Club, Vouliagmenis 22 (tickets: Ticketstream)
    NOV 26    SALONICA Mylos (tickets: www.ticketshop.gr, site in Greek only.)


John, Woolly and guest keyboardist Mike Bramwell will then be jetting off to Italy for a promotional tour which will include live "unplugged" showcases, personal appearances and the presentation of a songwriters' award. Details are as follows:

NOV 28    ROME, MEL bookstore
    (personal appearance and live showcase at 18:00)  www.melbookstore.it
NOV 29    ANTELLA (FIRENZE), Communal Theatre
    (with Emma Tricca, 21:00)  www.comune.bagno-a-ripoli.fi.it
NOV 30    PRATO, Roberto Fioravanti Concert
    (with Emma Tricca, 21:00)  www.pratoconcerti.it
DEC 02    LIVORNO, Goldoni Theatre
    (Piero Ciampi Awards Ceremony, 17:00  Personal appearance and live showcase     20:30  Presentation of Awards  www.premiociampi.it


The London concert at the Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 5th was filmed for DVD release. The live concert will be supplemented by interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from the rest of the tour and the BJH convention in Wolverhampton. The DVD should be available in Spring 2007.



Milton Keynes Concerts Sold Out!

30th October, 2006

The John Lees' Barclay James Harvest concerts at the Milton Keynes Stables are now completely sold out. Other concerts on the tour are also selling well, so don't miss out - book your tickets now! The full list of dates is:


OCT 30    MILTON KEYNES The Stables Theatre   SOLD OUT!
OCT 31    MILTON KEYNES The Stables Theatre   SOLD OUT!
NOV 01    NEWCASTLE Journal Tyne Theatre
NOV 02    EDINBURGH Queens Hall
NOV 03    MANCHESTER Academy
NOV 04    LEEDS City Varieties Theatre
NOV 05    LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire
NOV 07    FALMOUTH Princess Pavilion
NOV 08    BRISTOL Academy
NOV 09    NORWICH UEA
NOV 10    WORTHING Assembly Hall
NOV 11    COLCHESTER Arts Centre   SOLD OUT!
NOV 12    WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall *

NOV 25    ATHENS Fuzz Live (new name for Club 22)**
NOV 26    SALONICA Mylos


*The first ever Barclay James Harvest fan convention will be held at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall Complex on Sunday, November 12th, 2006, from 2:00 p.m. before the John Lees' Barclay James Harvest concert at the Wulfrun Hall that evening. John and Woolly will be taking part in a question and answer session and signing autographs during the afternoon - for more details, see the classic Barclay James Harvest site ...

**Tickets for Athens can be bought in person from Tickethouse, The Arcade, 42 Panepistimiou Street, Athens

2007 will see further shows in other European countries and a brand new studio album.

A reminder, too, that you can hear exclusive recordings on the JLBJH and Mćstoso MySpace sites:

www.myspace.com/jlbjh

www.myspace.com/woollywolstenholmesmaestoso




Tour poster - click for full-size version


Click for full-size tour poster (919 kB, jpeg)


Singer/songwriter Jim Leverton and multi-instrumentalist Geoffrey Richardson will be supporting JLBJH on the UK tour.

A duo with great stagecraft and presence as befits musicians with 38 year pedigrees, their show features a mix of original material and covers. Currently both integral members of well loved 70’s band CARAVAN, they have strong musical pedigrees in their own right.

Jim Leverton’s career began in the mid 60’s and he has plied his craft with a wide range of artists, from Frankie Miller and Engelbert Humperdinck through to Juicy Lucy, Savoy Brown, Blodwyn Pig, Fat Mattress, Joe Brown and of course, Steve Marriott’s Packet of Three.

Geoffrey Richardson is a highly regarded multi instrumentalist and has been an integral member of Caravan since the 70’s. He is also known for his work with the Penguin Café Orchestra, the Bob Geldof band and Murray Head. Utilising electric viola, cello, flute and even electric spoons, he truly is an eclectic musician.



Italia 2006

20th October, 2006

John, Woolly and guest keyboardist Mike Bramwell will be jetting off to Italy in November for a promotional tour which will include live "unplugged" showcases, personal appearances and the presentation of a songwriters' award. Details are as follows:

NOV 28    ROME, MEL bookstore
    (personal appearance and live showcase at 18:00)  www.melbookstore.it
NOV 29    ANTELLA (FIRENZE), Communal Theatre
    (with Emma Tricca, 21:00)  www.comune.bagno-a-ripoli.fi.it
NOV 30    PRATO, Roberto Fioravanti Concert
    (with Emma Tricca, 21:00)  www.pratoconcerti.it
DEC 02    LIVORNO, Goldoni Theatre
    (Piero Ciampi Awards Ceremony, 17:00  Personal appearance and live showcase     20:30  Presentation of Awards  www.premiociampi.it



Colchester Concert Sold Out!

29th September, 2006

The John Lees' Barclay James Harvest concert at the Colchester Arts Centre is now completely sold out. Other concerts on the tour are also selling well, so don't miss out - book your tickets now! The full list of dates is:


OCT 30    MILTON KEYNES The Stables Theatre
OCT 31    MILTON KEYNES The Stables Theatre
NOV 01    NEWCASTLE Journal Tyne Theatre
NOV 02    EDINBURGH Queens Hall
NOV 03    MANCHESTER Academy
NOV 04    LEEDS City Varieties Theatre
NOV 05    LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire
NOV 07    FALMOUTH Princess Pavilion
NOV 08    BRISTOL Academy
NOV 09    NORWICH UEA
NOV 10    WORTHING Assembly Hall
NOV 11    COLCHESTER Arts Centre   SOLD OUT!
NOV 12    WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall *

NOV 25    ATHENS Fuzz Live (new name for Club 22)**
NOV 26    SALONICA Mylos


*The first ever Barclay James Harvest fan convention will be held at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall Complex on Sunday, November 12th, 2006, from 2:00 p.m. before the John Lees' Barclay James Harvest concert at the Wulfrun Hall that evening. John and Woolly will be taking part in a question and answer session and signing autographs during the afternoon - for more details, see the classic Barclay James Harvest site ...

**Tickets for Athens can be bought in person from Tickethouse, The Arcade, 42 Panepistimiou Street, Athens

2007 will see further shows in other European countries and a brand new studio album.

A reminder, too, that you can hear exclusive recordings on the JLBJH and Mćstoso MySpace sites:

www.myspace.com/jlbjh

www.myspace.com/woollywolstenholmesmaestoso




Tour poster - click for full-size version


Click for full-size tour poster (919 kB, jpeg)


Singer/songwriter Jim Leverton and multi-instrumentalist Geoffrey Richardson will be supporting JLBJH on the UK tour.

A duo with great stagecraft and presence as befits musicians with 38 year pedigrees, their show features a mix of original material and covers. Currently both integral members of well loved 70’s band CARAVAN, they have strong musical pedigrees in their own right.

Jim Leverton’s career began in the mid 60’s and he has plied his craft with a wide range of artists, from Frankie Miller and Englebert Humperdinck through to Juicy Lucy, Savoy Brown, Blodwyn Pig, Fat Mattress, Joe Brown and of course, Steve Marriott’s Packet of Three.

Geoffrey Richardson is a highly regarded multi instrumentalist and has been an integral member of Caravan since the 70’s. He is also known for his work with the Penguin Café Orchestra, the Bob Geldof band and Murray Head. Utilising electric viola, cello, flute and even electric spoons, he truly is an eclectic musician.



JLBJH in Italy

21st September, 2006

John and Woolly will be undertaking some promotional work in Italy in November including a signing and a half hour "unplugged" showcase at the MEL bookstore in Rome on 28th November at 6.00 p.m. There will also be some further activity around the Florence area at the end of November, to be announced soon.



JLBJH in Greece and on DVD

25th August, 2006

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest will play two Greek concerts following their UK tour, as follows:

Further European dates will be announced soon.


The London concert at the Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 5th will also be filmed for future DVD release. Full details of all of the UK concerts, ticket booking links etc., can be found below.



Rare Live Recordings on MySpace

19th August, 2006

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest have their own page on networking website MySpace, from which rare, high-quality and full-length live recordings can be streamed. At present there are four songs available, recorded live on the 1999 Nexus tour and the 2000 Revival tour, none of which are available on the Revival CD.

The versions of "Child Of The Universe", "In Search Of England" and "Poor Man's Moody Blues" have only been released on fan club CD singles, and are completely untouched live recordings which will give you a good idea what to expect if you're considering going to see the band on tour later this year. The only song from the band's 1999 to 2001 concerts which has not been available either on Revival or the fan club CDs was "Medicine Man", as none of the band's recordings was complete. However, we have now rescued most of the track (with a short section from the middle missing), and you can listen to nearly nine minutes of this classic BJH song for free, too!

The page is at www.myspace.com/jlbjh



John Lees' Barclay James Harvest UK Tour

15th June, 2006

STOP PRESS! Due to public demand, a second show at the Milton Keynes Stables has been added to the John Lees' Barclay James Harvest 2006 UK Tour.

The list of confirmed concerts for the tour now reads as follows:

  • OCT 30    MILTON KEYNES The Stables Theatre    EXTRA SHOW!
  • OCT 31    MILTON KEYNES The Stables Theatre
  • NOV 01    NEWCASTLE Journal Tyne Theatre
  • NOV 02    EDINBURGH Queens Hall
  • NOV 03    MANCHESTER Academy
  • NOV 04    LEEDS City Varieties Theatre
  • NOV 05    LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire
  • NOV 07    FALMOUTH Princess Pavilion
  • NOV 08    BRISTOL Academy
  • NOV 09    NORWICH UEA
  • NOV 10    WORTHING Assembly Hall
  • NOV 11    COLCHESTER Arts Centre
  • NOV 12    WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall


Tour poster - click for full-size version


Click for full-size tour poster (919 kB, jpeg)


Singer/songwriter Jim Leverton and multi-instrumentalist Geoffrey Richardson will be supporting JLBJH on the UK tour.

A duo with great stagecraft and presence as befits musicians with 38 year pedigrees, their show features a mix of original material and covers. Currently both integral members of well loved 70’s band CARAVAN, they have strong musical pedigrees in their own right.

Jim Leverton’s career began in the mid 60’s and he has plied his craft with a wide range of artists, from Frankie Miller and Englebert Humperdinck through to Juicy Lucy, Savoy Brown, Blodwyn Pig, Fat Mattress, Joe Brown and of course, Steve Marriott’s Packet of Three.

Geoffrey Richardson is a highly regarded multi instrumentalist and has been an integral member of Caravan since the 70’s. He is also known for his work with the Penguin Café Orchestra, the Bob Geldof band and Murray Head. Utilising electric viola, cello, flute and even electric spoons, he truly is an eclectic musician.



John and Woolly to appear at BJH Convention

15th June, 2006

John and Woolly will be the star guests at the first ever Barclay James Harvest Convention, to be held in the Wolverhampton Civic Hall Complex on Sunday, November 12th, 2006, in the afternoon before the John Lees' Barclay James Harvest concert at the Wulfrun Hall that evening. John and Woolly will be taking part in a question and answer session and signing autographs during the afternoon - for more details, see the classic Barclay James Harvest site ...




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