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Steve Lawson/Michael Manring gig dates (UK and US)

Discussion in 'Ask Steve Lawson & Michael Manring' started by Steve Lawson, Jan 9, 2004.


  1. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    Hi TBers,

    here's my gig list for the next couple of months - you'll notice that lots of them are shows with Michael Manring as well, so it'd be especially nice to see lots of talkbass people there from this forum. If you make it to any of the gigs, please come and say hi, or at least where a t-shirt with your avatar on it... ;)


    so anyway, here's my veritable gig frenzy to start off 2004 - if
    you can, please spread the word by letting your friends know who live near any
    of the gigs, or by bringing them along if you're coming to any of the shows!

    Kicking things off are a few dates in California in January, as per usual.

    2004 January

    15-18th - NAMM, Anaheim, - playing for Accugroove and Modulus - if you're
    there head to either booth and the people working it will be able to tell
    you when I'm playing. Or just catch me as I wander round... :oops:)

    15th - NAMM BassBash, Anaheim, - sponsored by Accugroove and Modulus. -
    this is free to get in, same place as last year (the brewery down the road,
    opposite The Pond). lots of cool people playing - check out
    www.bassquake.org for details.

    17th - Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, - solo gig, NAMM afterhours, free entry
    (it's in the lounge area) - 6.30-7.15pm - should be a laugh, assuming I'm
    audible above the din that is usually there in the lounge... :oops:)

    19th - Cafe Ruba, Costa Mesa, CA - 7.30pm, no cover, with Trip Wamsley.
    (949) 642-4026 - very groovy looking coffee shop, should be lots of fun, and
    Trip's an amazing player...

    24th - San Jose, CA - exclusive dudepit clinic - if you want to come to
    this, it can probably be arranged, depending on numbers - email me...

    the next three gigs are this year's 'solo bass festival tour' - me, Michael
    Manring and Trip Wamsley. It's going to be marvellous, so please don't miss
    these, and do bring friends along. All three are venues I've played
    before... if you do know someone who might want to come, you can send them
    the press release, which are available from
    http://www.pillowmountainrecords.co.uk/press.htm - downloadable as .pdf
    files.

    28th - Henflings, Santa Cruz, CA - with Michael Manring and Trip Wamsley.
    7.30pm, $10adv/$14 door, (831) 336-8811

    29th - Constable Jacks, Newcastle, CA - with Michael Manring and Trip
    Wamsley. 7.30pm $10 adv/$12 door, (916) 663 9185

    30th - The Espresso Garden, San Jose, CA - with Michael Manring and Trip
    Wamsley. 8pm, $14. (408) 298-0808

    There may well be another gig on the 20th at CalArts, and a clinic in LA on
    the 31st - please keep an eye on the gigs page on the website for more
    details. that way you'll get all the updates. I'll email the details out as
    well...

    OK, back in the UK in Feb/March, so far we've got -

    2004 February

    3rd - National Theatre Foyer - with Theo Travis (starts at 6pm), free - back
    here again. Edwina Curry walked past last time we played here, so we're
    hoping for more ex-tory slack-moraled politicians this time. Maybe John
    Major will grace us with his presence... ;o)

    26th - Traders, Petersfield, Hampshire - solo gig, 9pm. - £5 - this could
    become a semi regular gig, with different collaborators, so please come out
    and support it if you're anywhere near. call 07931-370110 for tickets, or
    email stiffpromotions@tiscali.co.uk for more details.


    2004 March

    a little tour with Michael Manring, and with John Lester joining us for a
    few dates, sponsored by Bass Guitar Magazine!

    16th - Mansons Music Shop, Exeter - clinic/gig with michael manring.
    7.30pm, - this will be a mixture of michael and I playing solo tunes,
    duetting and talking about what we do, certainly not for bass players only.
    Something for everyone! tix £4 call 01392 496379 McCoys Arcade, Exeter,
    Devon

    18th - Traders, Petersfield, Hampshire - with Michael Manring, 9pm, tix £5.
    call 07931-370110 for info/tix - back again, this time with Michael.

    20th - 21 South Street Arts Centre, Reading - with Michael Manring and John
    Lester. doors - 7.30pm tix £8.00 from website or 0118 9606060
    A great venue, played there last year with David Friesen and Michael. This
    time with the marvellous John Lester. Please come down...

    21st - The Troubadour, Earls Court, London - with Michael Manring and John
    Lester. 7.30pm £8. same again, only in London. Back at the club where I did
    my first ever solo gig! Please bring friends. Booking info for this one to
    follow soon...

    There may well also be gigs in Brighton, Southampton and Cambridge on this tour. More
    details ASAP.

    cheers!

    Steve
    www.stevelawson.net (go here for everything you might need... :oops:)
     
  2. Steve,

    Sounds really excellent!! I'm going to try to be at at least one of the UK gigs. VERY excited. It'll be great to hear the three of you playing. I'm enjoying John Lester's album. I also linked through your website to Rob W Jackson's stuff and it's just *outrageously* good. So his CD is on its way...

    All the best for the gigs and everything in the US.

    Mike
     
  3. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    Thanks Mike - I'm hopefully going to do some playing with Rob Jackson in the near future! Fingers crossed...

    see you at the gigs, if not before!

    Steve
    www.stevelawson.net
     
  4. wulf

    wulf

    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    The National Theatre Foyer and the Troubador trio gig look possible for me... both now in my diary.

    Wulf
     
  5. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Excellent. I look forward to your California gigs every January. I hope to attend 2 of them.
     
  6. Nice...
    The 28th at Henflings. Funky place. It is just a few miles away. Thanks for bringing it to the Santa Cruz Mountians. :D
     
  7. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
  8. geez, has anyone ever thought of stopping in Wisconsin to do a show? how am i going to see you guys!
    Charlie
     
  9. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Steve only plays California because he usually at NAMM in Anaheim every year. Since he is already here, he takes the opportunity to tour. I know that Steve would like to visit other parts of the US and likely will if he is able to line up enough gigs to make it worth his time. He is always looking for more people to spread the word about his music.
     
  10. Still no Canada?!! Ahh, ahaha, I guess it was my purpose in life NOT to see you guys play.

    Is there anyway to get you guys up here in Canada? Can we book you?
     
  11. wulf

    wulf

    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    Is anybody else going up to the National Theatre Foyer to catch Steve and Theo tonight? I'm planning on going up there with my wife and I'm spinning For the Love of Open Spaces to get in the mood :D

    Wulf
     
  12. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    Wulf, thanks for coming to the gig - lovely to see you!

    here's the updated list for the March gigs with Michael -

    16th - Mansons Music Shop, Exeter - clinic/gig with michael manring. 7.30pm, tix £4 call 01392 496379

    18th - Traders, Petersfield, Hampshire - with Michael Manring, 9pm, tix £5. call 07931-370110 for info/tix

    19th - The King and Queen, Brighton. - with Michael Manring, pm, tix £7/£5 concs. Tel: 01273 607207

    20th - 21 South Street Arts Centre, Reading - with Michael Manring and John Lester. doors - 7.30pm tix £8.00 from website or 0118 9606060

    21st - The Troubadour, Earls Court, London - with Michael Manring and John Lester. 7.30pm £8. call 07855 775594

    22nd - The Joiners, Southampton - with Michael Manring and John Lester. 7.30pm £7.50. tix and info - 07931-370110


    with yet more possible dates in the pipeline!

    see y'all there! :)

    Steve
    www.stevelawson.net
     
  13. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    That's a strange venue! It's known locally, for putting on Trad Jazz - you know the really horrible stuff with banjos and no swing!! ;)

    It also clashes with the Brighton Jazz club (the good stuff!!) - which is every Friday night - and I always go!!

    But maybe I could make an exception for once... :meh:


    :D
     
  14. So which gig are *you* going to? I've just signed up for the Troubador gig, and I'm hoping to also get to the Reading one. :bassist:

    If you *are* going, how do we recognise you? If *not* then why not? You'd better have a good excuse!!! We'll send the boys round! :kidding: ;)

    The Troubador have a nice way of booking you. No fancy credit card details here, just "what's your name and how many tickets do you want? I'll put your name on the door and pay when you get here..." GREAT!! It's that personal touch in an age when Paypal and online credit card transactions are all the thing...
     
  15. Reading ticket's going to be booked tomorrow, assuming they have some left? Can anyone by some chance help shed some light on that?
     
  16. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    I'm pretty sure the Reading gig won't be sold out yet... Last time we played that venue it did sell out, but not until the day of the gig... still, worth getting your tickets as early as possible!

    :)

    Steve
    www.stevelawson.net
     
  17. Tickets for Reading are squared away. Woman had no idea what my Mum was asking for :p
    turns out you do needs to say it's a delicatessen event...
     
  18. Got my ticket for the Exeter Gig on the 16th. :hyper:

    Any one else going [apart of course from Steve and Michael]?

    Can't wait, should be a real goody. :bassist:

    Matthew
     
  19. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    come and say hi in Exeter, Matthew - it'll be nice to meet you!

    The tickets for all the gigs are selling well, so it's worth getting in now if you want them... :)

    steve
    www.stevelawson.net
     
  20. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    last minute reminder about this week's gigs! The tour starts Tuesday night in Exeter and according to Manson's website, it's already sold out! If you want to go, it might be worth calling the shop on 01392 496379

    The rest of the dates are selling really well too, so it's very advisable to get your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

    here are all the contact numbers -

    16th - Mansons Music Shop, Exeter - clinic/gig with michael manring. 7.30pm, tix £4 call 01392 496379
    18th - Traders, Petersfield, Hampshire - with Michael Manring, 9pm, tix £5. call 07931-370110 for info/tix
    19th - The King and Queen, Brighton. - with Michael Manring, pm, tix £7/£5 concs. Tel: 07961 585 338
    20th - 21 South Street Arts Centre, Reading - with Michael Manring and John Lester. doors - 7.30pm tix £8.00 from website or 0118 9606060
    21st - The Troubadour, Earls Court, London - with Michael Manring and John Lester. 7.30pm £8. call 07855 775594
    22nd - The Joiners, Southampton - with Michael Manring and John Lester. 7.30pm £7.50. tix and info - 07931-370110


    Apologies to the rest of you who can't make it to these gigs - I'm not trying to rub it in, honest... ;o)

    please bring your friends!

    cheers

    Steve
    www.stevelawson.net
    www.pillowmountainrecords.co.uk
    www.manthing.com - michael's website
    www.johnlestermusic.com - john lester's website
    www.bassguitarmagazine.com - co-sponsors of the tour
    www.stiffpromotions.co.uk - promoter of the petersfield and southampton shows.