Decent Pie's Thought-Blog

Born too late pre-punk rockers. Trouble with authority, and a yearning for Rigorous Intuition.

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Location: Dudley, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Grumpy old git suffering with an acute case of 'The ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect' Who has no particular wish to sell you his music... no, that's ok, go off and buy another Britney album, and DON'T check out any of the fantastic, ecclectic, cornucopia that is: Decent Pie Just DON'T bother... you wouldn't like it. Too much would never be enough, just LEAVE it and go back to Robbie Williams ffs! Or it'll all end in a crying song. [as me ol' dad used to say]

Monday, March 30, 2009

More dates with Ginger

Hey all you phishermen...
all you surfers and sailors.

The Ginger solo tour in May has had the following new dates announced;

MAY 2009 additional dates:

9th, The Railway, Winchester
13th, Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
14th, Belfast, Spring & Airbrake

A full list now appears on the news page of our home site...
Or you can just add this and the previous post together yourself.

stay frosty,

the freak xx

Monday, March 16, 2009

Update My Ginger Leppard Wouldya...


So I was just trawling around and found some evidence of organisation, and subsequently a wilful urge to share some hard information.


Fri 1st May Newport, TJ's
Sat 2nd May York, Fibbers
Sun 3rd May Dudley, JB's
Mon 4th May Manchester, Ruby Lounge
Tue 5th May Sheffield, Corporation
Wed 6th May Nottingham, Seven
Thur 7th May London, O2 Academy
Sun 10th May Leeds, Rio's
Mon 11th May Newcastle, Academy

I ain't got time to make 'em all active links... so you'll jus hav 2 google the venues yourselves.



Fri 12th June 2009 Dublin O2
Sun 14th June 2009 The Download Festival

I. E. the venue in Dublin isn't "like the O2 of Dublin..." it IS The O2 Arena, Dublin.

stay frosty

the freak xx

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Ginger Leppard

Hey rollers,

I have confirmed some dates... [ish]

I am now DEFFO out on a small UK Tour during the first two weeks of MAY this year with GINGER.
[see previous posts]

I don't have venue details as yet, or know what the band will be billed as, or know exactly how many gigs there are, or on which exact dates!

I DO know that the line up will be Ginger, Big Jase, Denzil, and Eddie Eyeball, [along with yours truly] and I have seen a tentative set-list, which has me singing a lead vox or two, and features some GREAT songs from the Gee man and the Wildhearts both.
Much fun and unnecessary segue-ing is anticipated by all. We are busy learning parts, and will pull it all together in a couple of days rehearsal nearer the gigs.


Joe Elliott and Co. have been back in touch, and further to my studio stuff on the new album last year, I am gonna do the guest number, and play "Love and Hate" LIVE with LEPPARD on a couple of dates in June.

The first is the new arena in Dublin. [I haven't been yet but J.E. sez it's proper smart, and "like an Irish O2"] There's a couple of thousand seated just in the balcony apparently, so It sounds quite plush.
The second, a few days later is what used to be called simply 'Donnington' when I were a lad... It's called The Download Festival now of course.
[which I've never done either, so that will be nice!]

Good ol' Lepps. I luvvem. Brothers to a man and PROPER old school talented.

I promise to post the actual dates and venues when I have them.

Stay healthy and happy till then if you can.

the freak xx

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

A Précis of Discombobulationary Stature

Hey rockers,

Just wanted to put in an appearance and update a few things.

We have been furiously recording and compiling for the forthcoming Decent Pie album. Unfortunately manifold snags and gremlins have decided to rear their uglies, including a hard-drive meltdown on our main machine. We are not sure at this time how much of a delay and how much this is going to cost us. The damage is still being assessed.

Teaching commitments [both for me and the Pie] have been proving a necessary evil, and have added to the system clog. These will ease after next month, and we are still hoping to have something finished in our hands before the end of the year.

There is a new screenplay [the third one now..! and I think it's gonna be the best thing we've ever done] in the offing, along with a veritable plethora of new tracks and other music.

There are posts coming shortly on Mike Keneally, and also Boudewijn Zwaart whom we hope to have contributing to the work.

Other News...
People trying to find me playing on the new Leppard album should be aware that the piano version of "Love" was released as a bonus track on the Japan version, and can only be obtained on import. [Or check the Lepps fan/forum sites for further ideas on that]
I have just confirmed a couple of days ago that I will be going on the road in early May this year, for a short tour with my old mate Ginger I Don't have any exact dates or venues yet, but promise to post 'em on here as soon as. At the mo' it looks like being The first 2 weeks of May 2009, and medium sized club venues in the UK - you know the ones.

There have been some pyhsical and mental health problems... like The Pie's knee going west, and me going slowly insane... [not to mention Harry B knockin another tooth outta my crust!] ... but fook it! I wanna stay off the brain medication (at least the pharmaceutical kind) until I'm 50 or die, whichever comes first.

What an exciting life we lead.

Stay healthy and happy if u can, and watch this space...

the freak xx