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Waffle waitress wrote: 16 May 2024, 20:30 Well they're 3rd on the bill at Weyfest on the 17th August 🤔
And have gigs up to almost the end of December. Maybe he's finishing after that.
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I read somewhere that a new lead singer is waiting in the wings. I'm kinda done with them tbh. I saw them in all lineups (including the 3 piece which I enjoyed the most post Stuart). The last time I saw them it was pretty lame they even did a raffle half way through the gig (and it wasn't even a meat raffle!)

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droopsnoot wrote: 17 May 2024, 08:18
Waffle waitress wrote: 16 May 2024, 20:30 Well they're 3rd on the bill at Weyfest on the 17th August 🤔
And have gigs up to almost the end of December. Maybe he's finishing after that.
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I saw them locally a year or two back and enjoyed the gig, but it wasn't special enough that I'd rush to do it again. I mainly went because I saw them at Reading in 1983 while waiting for The Stranglers to come on, and remembered them being pretty good. Listening to others in the audience it seems that, like The Stranglers, they have fans that follow them around the place, so it'll be interesting to see what happens. Sort of.
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I've seen them a few times over the last few years at the Stone Valley. Always a good mid afternoon type festival band that I've made a point of watching when they come on..

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theraven1979 wrote: 17 May 2024, 09:11 I read somewhere that a new lead singer is waiting in the wings. I'm kinda done with them tbh. I saw them in all lineups (including the 3 piece which I enjoyed the most post Stuart). The last time I saw them it was pretty lame they even did a raffle half way through the gig (and it wasn't even a meat raffle!)

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Yes, it's been announced now that Simon Hough has departed which sounds like it was a surprise to the band. They have a replacement for the shows this year. Not sure after that.

EDIT: and Simon himself announced the news on his FB page on the 12th!
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markorbit wrote:
theraven1979 wrote: 17 May 2024, 09:11 I read somewhere that a new lead singer is waiting in the wings. I'm kinda done with them tbh. I saw them in all lineups (including the 3 piece which I enjoyed the most post Stuart). The last time I saw them it was pretty lame they even did a raffle half way through the gig (and it wasn't even a meat raffle!)

Jim
Yes, it's been announced now that Simon Hough has departed which sounds like it was a surprise to the band. They have a replacement for the shows this year. Not sure after that.

EDIT: and Simon himself announced the news on his FB page on the 12th!
I thought he was shit anyway tbh

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theraven1979 wrote: 17 May 2024, 09:11 I read somewhere that a new lead singer is waiting in the wings. I'm kinda done with them tbh. I saw them in all lineups (including the 3 piece which I enjoyed the most post Stuart). The last time I saw them it was pretty lame they even did a raffle half way through the gig (and it wasn't even a meat raffle!)

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Did somebody say meat raffle?
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I must admit they have never done anything for me.
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jason wrote: 15 Jun 2024, 21:14 I must admit they have never done anything for me.
Yeah same, remember going down to see HC when he supported them with his’Wired’ album.

We left before they came on.
Also seen them at Kubix 2019 come to think of it, but never took any notice of them.
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