The Bluetones – 20th Anniversary Jukebox Tour 2015

photoWell, a couple of weeks ago saw the end of the tour supporting The Bluetones.

Bristol was the perfect way to end, thanks to all that were there and being very Rock N Roll on a Sunday night! T’was really quite quite ace.

Wanna say a big big thanks to Mark, Adam, Scott, Alex and Eds. It’s been a real pleasure to play for you guys and it’s been great watching you night after night. Most of all, thanks for taking a punt on a lil unsigned band like us.

Also, big thanks to all the crew/associates (Helen, Andy, Jimmy The Lips, Woz, Mark to name a few). Been a large pleasure to spend the days and nights with you.

Big up’s to Lamps gal Elle for providing the pics and tour social media.

Biggest of all. Thanks to you guys who came to the shows. Had a lot of lovely messages from you guys. Especially those who bought a ticket to see us. Mind blowing.


Don’t Be Blue, Join Us In September!

Hey hey everyone! Hope all’s good and enjoying the mixture of sun/rain/wind.

We are over the moon to announce that this September, we will be out supporting The Bluetones on their 20th anniversary tour!!!! We are absolutely thrilled to be supporting these legends, and it’s a golden opportunity to catch up with some of you since our tour last year with The Who!

Here’s the dates:

16/9/15 – Leeds O2 Academy
17/9/15 – Glasgow O2 ABC
18/9/15 – Newcastle O2 Academy
19/9/15 – Manchester Ritz
23/9/15 – Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
24/9/15 – London Forum
26/9/15 – Birmingham O2 Academy
27/9/15 – Bristol O2 Academy

This is going to be so much fun! We would like to say thank you to The Bluetones and, in particular, Mark Morriss for giving us this great oppprtunity. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!

Get your tickets here.

Also, on the 26th of this month, we’ll be playing at British Summertime (Hyde Park) with The Who again!!!! Get your tickets quick as these have sold very well!!

Have fun everyone! Hope to see you on The Bluetones tour!

Til then!

Other Live Dates:

4th July – Glastonferry Penketh – WARRINGTON
11th July – The Zed Music Cafe – SEVENOAKS
25th July – Trinity Theatre – TUNBRIDGE WELLS
22nd August – POOFEST – Pootings, near EDENBRIDGE
30th August – Local And Live Festival – TUNBRIDGE WELLS
21st November – All Saints Centre – LEWES (SUPPORTING MARK MORRISS)


Good morn/eve friends!

Well, after a little while in the can, we are proud to present our new EP ‘Mono’ to you! 5 brand new tracks mixed in Mono just to be a bit different!

You can listen to/buy the EP via our bandcamp page. Hope you like it!

Mono EP

Also BIG NEWS! We are completely over the moon to announce that on the 26th of June we’ll be back supporting THE WHO at HYDE PARK!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!

We are so looking forward to this one and you can get yer tickets via this link. Hope to see you there! CAN’T WAIT!

Hyde Park Poster

That’s all  folks. Have fun and we hope to see you soon!
The Standard Lamps

Live Dates:
20th March – The Scream Lounge – CROYDON
1st April – Komedia – BRIGHTON (with KOKOMO)
3rd April – Tunbridge Wells Forum – TUNBRIDGE WELLS
15th April – Half Moon Putney – LONDON
3rd May – Maidstone Festival – MAIDSTONE
9th May – The Chichester Inn – CHICHESTER (Tickets –
6th June – Revelation St Marys – ASHFORD (1995 ROLL WITH IT COVERS NIGHT)
26th June – Hyde Park – LONDON (SUPPORTING THE WHO)
25th July – Trinity Theatre – TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Newsletter – ‘2014 – What A Year! Thank You, You Top Lot!’‏


Morning you lovely lot!

Well! You get good years and bad years. 2014 has been quite exceptional for us!

Started it off with Wilko Johnson at the Tun Wells Forum, from that we met our manager Lisa and she got us the gig of a lifetime playing at Shepherds Bush Empire playing with Wilko and Roger Daltrey! We had some great supports with Mark Morriss, Norman Watt-Roy and Tom Williams and The Boat, all of which have looked after us for quite some time – we salute you.

Local and Live was fantastic this year! Our debut album ‘Sell Everything You Own’ got a re-release and now sounds the way it should! Here it is to listen to on YouTube, hope you enjoy it!

We’ve played a lot of places that we’ve never played before and did a two night stand with The Blockheads at the Jazz Cafe!

And to top it off, we supported The Who on 4 dates of their UK tour! The band who have shaped this band so much! The support from these shows was incredible and we are pleased to spread the word to so many people…still cant believe it!

2014 really has been a top year for us! Most of all though, we thank you lot who have stuck with us over the last 4 years and to all the people who’ve got on board with the band by buying a ticket, CD, download, signed up to the newsletter, given us a gig and spreaded the word. Without you lot, it doesn’t happen!

It’s going to be a hard one to beat, but we’ll keep going for it!

Have a top 2015 everyone! We leave you with a highlight. Three songs from our gig with The Who at Leeds!!!

Mike, James and Matt
The Standard Lamps

The Standard Lamps support The Who!

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 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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The Standard Lamps Are Out There Again!‏

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)
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)
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


Picture by Haydn aka Wheelzwheeler (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Source:

Picture of Norman Watt-Roy by Haydn/Wheelzwheeler (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Source:

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

Free Exclusive Live EP ‘Lamps, Camera, Action!’ Giveaway!

Lamps Camera Action
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:
Thanks to all that have already bought over at our bandcamp, we will be sending this to you too!

The Standard Lamps are supporting Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 25th February!!

Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey


Standard Lamps – Living With Mum And Dad – Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, 19th October 2013