Good morning/afternoon/evening you lovely lot!
If you haven’t heard already, we are delighted to announce that little ole us have been chosen to open the first four dates of the British leg of the eagerly anticipated ‘The Who Hits 50’, destined to be one of the most memorable live tours of 2014.
The live dates that we are supporting are as follows:
- 30 November: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
- 2 December: First Direct Arena, Leeds
- 5 December: Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
- 7 December: NIA, Birmingham
There are still tickets available for all four gigs. See http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/The-Who-tickets/artist/945180 to buy.
We can’t really tell how much of a huge thrill and true honour this is (there you go, we just did tell you). We have all been big fans of The Who from a very early age so this really is a dream come true!
Before we play this string of dates, don’t forget we are out there this week and next preparing for these shows!
21st Nov – Latest Music Bar – Brighton
28th Nov – Chichester Inn – Chichester
At this point we’d like to say thanks to all you lovely lot who’ve stayed with us and supported us for the last 4 years. Also we wish to thank The Who for giving us a chance and to Lisa (our manager) for fighting for us!
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Photo credit © Chris Pope (www.anaudiencewiththepope.com).
Hello all! Hope we’re all doing well!
We’ve had a fairly relaxed September but from next week we are back out there again! We hope to see some of your lovely faces there! We’ve got some great gigs playing with the mighty Norman Watt-Roy, the sensational Dona Oxford and the darn right brilliant Mark Morriss from The Bluetones. Oh and Mike’s birthday is in October as well. He likes Rum and Coke, if anyone’s asking.
2nd Oct – The Greys – Brighton (MIKE SOLO SHOW)
3rd Oct – Jazz Cafe – London (SUPPORTING MARK MORRISS FULL BAND)
4th Oct – Sticky Mikes Frog Bar – Brighton (SUPPORTING MARK MORRISS FULL BAND)
10th Oct – Jardins – Braintree (SUPPORTING DONA OXFORD)
15th Oct – Hare & Hounds – King’s Heath (SUPPORTING NORMAN WATT-ROY)
24th Oct – Tunbridge Wells Forum – Tunbridge Wells (SUPPORTING DONA OXFORD)
25th Oct – Chichester Inn – Chichester (SUPPORTING DONA OXFORD)
28th Oct – Half Moon – Putney (SUPPORTING NORMAN WATT-ROY / DONA OXFORD)
30th Oct – Revelation St. Mary’s Church – Ashford (SUPPORTING CANNON WOODS)
Lots of things are being planned out in The Standard Lamp camp. more details to follow.
For now, be smart, be safe!
The Standard Lamps
Eh up! It’s July people! The first half of the year has been and gone, so we hope you have all kept to your New Year resolutions and stopped drinking, smoking, eating chocolate and generally stopped having fun. hehe.
July is hotting up to be a busy one for us, so here’s a list of whats coming up.
3rd July – Colchester Arts Centre supporting the mighty Norman Watt-Roy. If you’re not sure who Norman is – he is responsible for all those fantastic bass lines in all of Ian Dury’s classic songs. He also guitar legend Wilko Johnson’s bass player. Say no more! Tickets are £10
4th July – Tentertainment – Tenterden, Kent. This is a great FREE festival. always a great atmosphere with a large crowd turning up!
6th July – Elephant And Castle – Lewes, East Sussex. Again it’s FREE and Mike will be doing a short solo set.
26th July – The Trinity Theatre – Tunbridge Wells, Kent. This will be great! We’ll be airing some new un’s there. Tickets are £10, and we have them for sale. If you fancy one or two or ten. Drop us a line.
27th July – Create Festival – Ashford, Kent. This another FREE festival on a nice big stage. Nizlopi are headlining this. Gonna be great!
There you go! Recording of the second album is still ongoing at the mo. Should have some more news soon!
If you havent heard the first album or last year’s singles who can listen here!
Enjoy the sun you lovely lot!
The Standard Lamps
We have a special offer running until the end of March! For any track purchases through our Bandcamp, whether it be the one song or our entire back catalogue, you will automatically be sent our new professionally recorded Live EP ‘Lamps, Camera, Action!’ to the email address associated with your paypal account.
The track listing for ‘Lamps, Camera, Action!’ is as follows:
1. The Harmonica Song
2. The Cracks
3. Living With Mum And Dad
4. I’m A Little Bit Scared Of You
Have a peek at the music we have available here: http://thestandardlamps.com/music/
Thanks to all that have already bought over at our bandcamp, we will be sending this to you too!
We were up at Sosound again to continue work on the new album, check out this little taster.