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Re: The Housemartins

Post by yubo » Thu Mar 11, 2010 18:37

I still remember when I met him at the Cake Shop in New York and he offered us a refund from his own pocket. Oh! I think I still have those pictures on my phone...

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Re: The Housemartins

Post by String Bean Jen » Fri Mar 12, 2010 14:15

I would have loved to have seen Paul Heaton at the darling Cake Shop because I know how cozy it is and how, uh, close I could get to him. Nevertheless I did score a ticket to see him here at the Monarch in May. Ace! Thank you so much for the link, Sam. I would have never known about this otherwise. That Paul is cycling from each place to each pub makes me like him even more. I want to catch up to him somewhere pedalling away! Maybe he will appreciate the engineering functionality of my Brompton. And from the pictures I've seen online, he's still got a nice healthy head of hair. Ooh.

From Julie's Bicycle
Paul Heaton’s Pedals and Beer Pumps Tour 2010 – A Case Study
Added on 2nd Feb 2010 by Catherine

Whilst us busy bods here at Julie’s Bicycle are working hard to complete our next report, we are always happy to bring you news which is related to what we’ve been researching – and this one came straight to us out of the blue! Whilst musician travel brings to many a stereotypical image of lines of posh tour buses and trucks rolling up at the crack of dawn to play to their faithful masses, Paul Heaton (famously known for his involvement in Housemartins and in the Beautiful South), will be touring the pubs and small villages of England – by bicycle.

In a daunting 720 mile round journey, starting from the Rovers Return in Manchester, Paul will visit a series of small pubs and villages to perform. The tour starts in Manchester, travelling to the set of Eastenders in London, returning to Yorkshire for the set of Emmerdale, and lastly back to Manchester. He won’t be completely alone however, as his band members and tour support will be following him as a team on the way back from London.

This is not only a great opportunity to support the traditional English village pub, but as Conrad Murray (SJM Concerts, Promoter) highlights, a green chance “to promote the greenest transport of all”. And here at Julie’s Bicycle, we’re intrigued and impressed by this huge effort to promote cycling as a method of transportation for touring.

So take the opportunity to support – keep an eye on his Myspace page here:

Perhaps we’ll even see you at one of those small pubs!
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Re: The Housemartins

Post by Wheatabeat » Fri Mar 12, 2010 15:29

Ahh, I think I may pop along to the Rochdale one.
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Re: The Housemartins

Post by carney » Fri Mar 12, 2010 15:34

St Neots could be interesting.

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Re: The Housemartins

Post by Linz » Fri Mar 12, 2010 20:41

Ive just booked the Surrey one :)

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Re: The Housemartins

Post by mkgleeds » Sat Mar 13, 2010 00:22

carney wrote:St Neots could be interesting.
Having grown up a few miles away, that might be the single most interesting thing that has ever happened in St Neots

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Re: The Housemartins

Post by a layer of chips » Sat Mar 13, 2010 07:46

String Bean Jen wrote: Maybe he will appreciate the engineering functionality of my Brompton.
Don't compromise yourself, Jennifer. It might be worth the initial thrill of showing Paul Heaton your Brompton, but you'll regret it afterwards.

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Re: The Housemartins

Post by RITH » Mon Feb 27, 2012 09:18

Has anyone heard Paul Heaton's three solo/Biscuit Boy/Crackerman albums? Is it worth trying to hear those, or are they very similar to The Beautiful South?

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