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There is still time to take part in Avebury Rocks on Saturday 9th July. You can either take part in the full 20 mile walk, or join for the last 6 mile section, or just come along to the evening show with Mike Peters, Newton Faulkner, Cy Curnin (The Fixx), Victoria Park and Chris Summerill.
LHS in partnership with Rotary and Prospect Hospice are proud to announce ‘Avebury Rocks’ to be held on Saturday, 9 July 2011
Please come and join Mike Peters and Nick Harper and other Love Hope Strength musicians on a 20 mile charity trek starting and finishing at one of the finest and largest Neolithic monuments in Europe Avebury. Whilst also enjoying the beautiful scenery of the ancient Ridgeway and Marlborough Downs ending at Avebury with an evening gig.
A lunch time stop will be at Barbury Castle where families and those who want a shorter 6 mile walk can join in. The remaining six miles will be completed in the afternoon ending at Avebury Henge.
There will be a gig on the sports field from 7.00 pm.
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The event will be raising funds for the Prospect Hospice as Nick Harper’s mother, Monica Weston who was well known locally as head teacher of St.Peters Junior School in Marlborough, spent her last days as a terminal cancer sufferer at Prospect.
Event registration packs for Avebury Rocks can also be downloaded here and sponsor forms here.
Tickets for the concert will be available from Sound Knowledge in Marlborough details to be announced shortly. Please note that numbers are limited to 500 walkers who will automatically receive a concert ticket and a further 300 tickets will be available for the concert.
Following on from LHSF previously successful rocks fundraising events with hundreds of supporters at the Snowdon, Rhuddlan and Rhondda Rocks events we would be delighted if you could join us and take part in this fun, rewarding and worthwhile cause.
New Alarm album and single The Sound and The Fury
30th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM / FILM EDITION & CD SINGLE The Sound And The Fury is the brand new album and film from Mike Peters & The Alarm and is available to order now. Released simultaneously with the brand new single "Unbreak The Promise" (featuring the sound of Alarm fans from all over the world – The Alarm Choir), The Sound And The Fury can be seen and heard on the accompanying video exclusively at www.thealarm.com. The album (and accompanying film), is centered around 12 brand new recordings of songs that have been written at various stages throughout Mike Peters’ 30 year songwriting history. From "Unbreak The Promise" (which was originally written in 1982), to "Peace Agreement", which was first conceived as part of the Poppy Fields Collection in 2003. Other stand out tracks include "Fade In Fade Out Fade Away", and ‘'Shelter’' which were both performed during the recent 30th Anniversary UK tour. There is also a '‘new’' song called '‘Strength To Strength’' which was originally an unfinished Mike Peters / Eddie Macdonald song that began life during the 1987 ‘'Eye Of The Hurricane’' sessions. Other reworked songs include a stunning version of ‘'The Rock’' and an explosive '‘Who’s Gonna Make The Peace?" along with a ''first ever’' studio version of ‘'For Freedom’'. Mike Peters says, '‘I felt it was important that we should adopt a forward-facing approach to the landmark date of the Alarm / Mike Peters’ 30th Anniversary. I had the idea to bring together songs from all the eras that I have been a published recording artist, and approach them as brand new songs, starting with the way I performed them during last year’s Direct Acoustic tour”. The new CD single ‘'Unbreak The Promise’' will also go down in the band’s history as the longest running Alarm single ever, with the five tracks collectively clocking in a running time around the 40 minute mark. The CD single features the title track plus 3 acoustic medleys each containing verses and choruses of ten songs from each of the three decades of Mike Peters’ songwriting career so far, followed by the ‘live’ version of ‘Unbreak’ from The Gathering 2011 that also features the voices of The Alarm Choir. The 30th anniversary edition of the album is released with an accompanying 90 minute '‘fly-on-the-wall’' documentary by film maker Andy Labrow that shows Mike and the band putting the album together from concept to completion. “I was actually amazed at how revealing this film is”, says Mike Peters, “I’d forgotten the cameras were there and it really does show the inner workings of both mine and the band’s creativity and how each and every track came together in what was one of the best ever recording sessions I have ever experienced”. The CD cover features the iconic Alarm guitar 30th anniversary logo (that was designed by Mike Peters himself), a superb booklet created by Karl Parsons with exclusive photographs and the names of each and every member of The Alarm choir that sang with the band at The Gathering 2011. To order please visit the new Alarm store at: http://thealarm.myshopify.com/index.htm Sound And The Fury CD/DVD £19.99 + postage Unbreak the Promise CD £4.99 + postage Special Offer – Purchase both the album and the CD now and qualify for free delivery.
Mike Peters- Big Country
With just a few weeks to go to the Big Country tour, please note due to popular demand both Manchester and Sheffield will be held in the bigger Academy venues in both cities. Supports for the tour are: Mike Marlin. Crowns, Station Parade and Sam Lloyd. Please also visit www.bigcountry.com
Latest Vinyl news
Starting work on "Vinyl" soundtrack today. Rough cut of film completed. All exciting!!
Happy Birthday Bruce Watson!
A very Happy Birthday to Bruce Watson!! Mike joined in for Rockin' in the Free World at Bruce's birthday bash in Scotland.