AWARD WINNING

(Update 16/11/2016 – the raffle has now been drawn and the winner was Stuart Riding… congratulations! You can still donate if you wish but be aware that the draw has now taken place)

Many of you will have heard about our great friend Trudi Knight‘s recent bad luck in having over £4000 worth of camera gear stolen.

If you don’t know Trudi, she can be seen at many of our (and others’) gigs with a big fancy camera, chronicling the brilliant nights out we share together.

We’ve used several of her fantastic photographs for our album covers and website and so on, and, being of a similar DIY mindset, she’s always donated her time and effort for nothing, for the cause of our band

So now it’s our turn.

I’m raffling the first Pure Rawk Award I ever got – for ‘Frontperson Of The Year’, which I (very gratefully) received in 2010.

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This is one of my most prized possessions but I’m very keen to raise some money to get Trudi back on the Kodachrome Road again.

I’ll also chuck in a signed (by all of us) Eureka Machines setlist and handwritten lyrics (by me) to whichever of our songs you like.

A £5 donation to gigs@ruthrock.co.uk counts as one ticket. Log into your PayPal, hit ‘Pay Or Send Money’, then ‘Send Money To Friends Or Family’.

Make sure you put a note saying ‘EM Trudi’ or something with your donation. We’ll draw it in a week’s time (Monday 16th November).

This is a one-off chance to win a truly unique item that, let’s be honest now, would look amazing next to your telly.

I will miss it very much!!

Dig deep and good luck!

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US AGAINST THE WORLD

Hello! Remember us? You know, that band that put out a load of tunes earlier in the year? Well, we’ve only gone and made ANOTHER new tune, and a video to go with it (courtesy, as ever, of our amazing friends at AshTV).  For the minute it’s on our Facebook page – click here to give it a whirl.  Please share it about with your friends, as this is the only way we get others to join in the fun. This is, essentially, what the song is all about.

This is a taster of a rarities album.

Meanwhile, it’s about time we came out to see you again… the fun kicks off this week with a FREE gig in Blackpool on Thursday, followed by Wolverhampton on Friday (as part of Ginger Wildheart’s Halloween bash for the second year running).  Then lots more to come next month – visit the Gigs page for the full list.

For those of you coming to the tour, we’ve got some excellent new merch too, including something that a lot of you have been asking after for a long time. Take a look below and come see us or whoever is manning the merch desk at a gig.

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BALDerdASH

We’re pleased to announce our only Lancastrian gig for the rest of the year – The Waterloo in Blackpool on Thursday 29th October (please note: this has been moved from The Blue Room, which has now closed).

This will act as a warm-up for the tour, where we’ll be doing a full set plus a few extras to find out what works and what doesn’t!

It’s FREE ENTRY, and who doesn’t like free entry?!

There’s an updated flyer to spread around below.

While we’re here, our long-term video collaborator and even-longer-term friend Ash Pears (he of AshTV fame) is shaving his head for Macmillan Cancer Support. Ash has had one of the longest-running mops in Huddersfield Rock History, so we’re pleased to support him with this venture for a great cause. Plus, we think he’ll look mega hard with a shaved head.

Go here to see more:

https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/ash-pears/

There’s not much other news right now – we’re just cracking on with real life and so on.

See you in October and November,
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YES-VEMBER

We’re going back on tour.

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These will be our last dates of 2015. Also on the bill for York, Huddersfield, Worcester and London are our good friends Tropical Contact.

It will be great to see you all on the road again. Do come see us. Support independent live music at the heartlands!