HOLY HOLY DECEMBER DATES AND WOODY TALK
“For we’re breaking in the new boys...”
Legendary Spiders from Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey announces his full plans for gigs and a talk this December, including a return to The Spiders’ home city of Hull.
We can exclusively reveal that Jay Aston from Gene Loves Jezebel will be singing lead vocals with Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy for their mini-tour in December 2014. Jay joins his Gene Loves Jezebel bandmate James Stevenson to play David Bowie songs from 1969 to 1973. Gene Loves Jezebel supported David Bowie at Milton Keynes Bowl on the Sound & Vision Tour in 1990.
Talented multi-instrumentalist Terry Edwards (aka the Jimmy Page of brass) is also joining Woody and the band in December. He has performed with Yoko Ono, Ronnie Spector, The Blockheads, Gallon Drunk, Madness and many other great artists. Terry will be playing saxophone and rhythm guitar in Holy Holy.
The full line-up for these gigs will be:
Woody Woodmansey, drums
Jay Aston, vocals
James Stevenson, guitar and BVs
Paul Cuddeford, bass and BVs
Rod Melvin, piano
Terry Edwards, sax, rhythm guitar and BVs
Malcolm Doherty, 12-string guitar and BVs
David Donley, guitar
Lisa Ronson, vocals and BVs
Maggi Ronson, vocals BVs and recorder
Hannah Berridge Ronson, keyboards, recorder, percussion and BVs
Gig dates and ticket links:
Saturday 20th December, Norwich Arts Centre. Support: Maggi Ronson with Colin Lloyd Tucker http://norwichartscentre.co.uk/events/holy-holy-with-woody-woodmansey/
Sunday 21st December, The Lexington, 3pm matinee. Support: Philip Rambow http://www.wegottickets.com/event/261551
Sunday 21st December, The Lexington, 9pm. Support: Philip Rambow http://www.wegottickets.com/event/261552
Monday 22nd December, The Lexington, 9pm. Support: Philip Rambow http://www.wegottickets.com/event/261556
Tuesday 23rd December, The Welly, Hull. Support: Vita & The Vicious http://www.wegottickets.com/event/279818
"When talking about the songs of David Bowie you always get a lot more than you bargained for...
and so in December, Holy Holy will be performing a selection of his songs from Hunky Dory, Ziggy and Aladdin Sane, including some you've never heard played live before!
We're honoured to have two special guests joining us for these gigs, on vocals Jay Aston from Gene Loves Jezebel and on sax Terry Edwards from The Blockheads, Gallon Drunk and many other top bands. We wanted to do these gigs as a thank you for your support of our The Man Who Sold The World tour (more to come on that!) and to have a kick ass rock and roll party before Christmas. See you there, Woody".
Woody will also be doing a talk on David Bowie’s lesser known songs in the 1970-73 era at The Hospital Club on Sunday 14 December at 4pm. Woody will be talking to music journalist and writer David Quantick; shining a light on the stories behind Bowie’s outtakes, obscure album tracks and demos from that period: http://smarturl.it/WOODYhospital