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(301)
(201) John Smith
Mon, 3 December 2012 22:13:36 +0000

Hi John,
Hope all is well?

Can you play 'boy on top of the news' and at the musician christmas gig? - Love that song! and would love to hear you guys play it live!

(200) Rich
Mon, 3 December 2012 20:32:10 +0000

Any chance of including Walk With The Mountain in the Christmas Musician set? Top tune. Cheers

(199) Mauricio
Sat, 1 December 2012 09:54:13 +0000

The posts is very exciting.

(198) Louann
Fri, 30 November 2012 11:15:37 +0000

You have got possibly the best webpages.

(197) Terry
Thu, 29 November 2012 19:15:37 +0000

Hi just bought the new CD through Amazon US...it's really great! Unfortunately the CDR will not rip into my itunes. Is there anyway that I can get a download of it without buying it again? I'm so happy you are still putting new, great music!!

(196) Neil
Wed, 14 November 2012 20:09:06 +0000

Saw u in sunbury, been watching u for years, missed earlier half moon but went to the gig where a fan played bass, still love you, bought one new pal to putney and 3 to sunbury, they all thought you were great, taxi home discussed how bloody lucky sunbury was.

(195) Jon
Thu, 8 November 2012 13:59:43 +0000

Has 'Hang Johnson' been taken off the site for download?

Could have sworn it was up there briefly.

(194) Ray Baldwin
Mon, 5 November 2012 12:30:44 +0000

Hmmm....easier said than done apparently. Can't seem to find an e-mail address for Danville Records!

Comment:
danville_records@hotmail.co.uk :-)


(193) Ethan
Sun, 4 November 2012 22:40:11 +0000

Is the Leicester December gig the only one you have planned? Any in November?

Comment:
There are no gigs for November , the Musician in Leicester is the next one. Should be more dates however next year.


(192) Ray Baldwin
Sat, 3 November 2012 18:14:53 +0000

Great, great gig in Sunbury last night guys. I was hoping to pick up the last four albuums, but you didn't seem to have anything with you! Anyway, ideally I'd like to get hold of signed copies of the cd's (and I know you've aswered this before, but I can't seem to find the response). How do I go about this, please. Ray

Comment:
Ray if you contact Danville Records by email you will be given an address to send the cds you want signing .The band will sign them and they will be returned to you .Thanks for your support its much appreciated.


(191) diesel park west
Sat, 3 November 2012 10:24:20 +0000

apologies to all guestbook entrants since june but due to a cyber mudbath we have lost alot of posts here. Please continue lettting us hear from you with thoughts and opinions about the band or even vaguely connected stuff!

(190) Jenny Aliberti
Sun, 10 June 2012 12:52:52 +0000

Hi you guys knew my dad way back in the late eighties and i have recently got into your music after hearing like princes do on alternative radio here in NYC. You have a very unique sound

(189) jonah
Sat, 9 June 2012 19:10:41 +0000

when can i be the drummer...allways been the best band from leicester.......and ive played in a few!!!!!!!!!!!!

(188) Gerry Swain
Sun, 3 June 2012 00:48:44 +0000

Must say how great the new album is.Is there any end to this bands genius( thats the word in our local debating group based around the Black Swan in Southampton)Any chance of a gig in these parts? You would be surprised how mant people are into your music

(187) A small brown dog
Mon, 14 May 2012 11:46:29 +0000

One of the finest bands this country has ever ignored. So many of your songs still send shivers down my spine long after other bands I have gottten into leave me cold.

Rock on guys and know the love is true and real.

(186) Pablo GC
Mon, 7 May 2012 18:02:06 +0000

From Madrid (Spain)

Hi everyone:

I remember being a hard fan of DPW in 1989 and the following years. Now I am buying once again some of the cds in Amazon or iTunes (some songs). What an incredible band! It's fantastic all the memories these songs bring back. Thanks and keep going!

(185) Calle
Tue, 1 May 2012 11:33:41 +0000

Great to see all the new releases from you but a soundclip or two from them wouldn´t be out of place if you want to buy the lot. It´s hard to choose then.

Comment:
Are you the same guy who managed Crazyhead ? , yes good idea a soundclip or three would be in order


(184) Roy Sistern
Sun, 22 April 2012 19:20:04 +0000

High, can you tell me where the Filbert gigs are, as your reply to Susan. Great you are putting the downloads on site, hope to see more of em. Just enough soul on a regular basis. Thanks.

(183) jimmy
Sun, 15 April 2012 21:57:29 +0000

hi i seen you ply liverpool empire in the 80s ,im sure it was as a support act because i still have the flyers you gave out who did you support many thanks jim

(182) Dave Gapinski
Sun, 8 April 2012 13:33:50 +0000

Just want to let all the Diesel fans out there know that there is now a facebook page for the boys! Check the link below & please click "like".

https://www.facebook.com/DieselParkWest?ref=tn_tnmn

(181) andrew hancox
Tue, 3 April 2012 16:58:22 +0000

Hi Guys,
Shame the Straford upon Avon date was cancelled. Please E mail me any new dates in the Midlands & when are you doing another Marakesh Express gig ?
Look forward to hearing from you & seeing you all again.
Hank



(180) David Kemp
Tue, 3 April 2012 14:39:57 +0000

Hi, cheers for that. Is there any date arranged for the Musician gig at the end of the year?

David

Comment:

The Musician Gig will be on the 21st December. Details will be added to the gig page shortly


(179) David Kemp
Tue, 3 April 2012 11:06:42 +0000

Hi, any DPW gigs planned this year?

Best wishes

David

Comment:
None planned as yet apart from the end of the year Musician show. If it changes we will post them onsite for sure.


(178) James Garre
Mon, 2 April 2012 20:58:27 +0000

Hi John,

Were the drums on Decency mainly drum machine?? I saw Manu Katche on the credits.. but some of the tracks dont sound like his style?!
(Love the new album)

James

Comment:
Manu played on Fine Lily Fine , Safe Life Safe Times, Clutching At Love , Boy On Top Of The News the rest are programmed drums yes. He was a pleasant guy came up to Brussels where we were recording the album from Paris. I think we freaked him out a bit. Parisian culture meets Leicester!


(177) Susan Fletcher
Sat, 31 March 2012 22:09:08 +0000

Hi John

I dig the wellies! Maybe we can put them on and go dancing in THE RAIN ???

It is fantastic that you are doing gigs in your local area. What is the name of the venue?

See you soon

Susan

(176) John Smith
Sun, 25 March 2012 11:21:29 +0000

Hi John,
Just see that you have a new solo album advertised. Where can I get hold of this?

Cheers, and keep rockin' man

John

Comment:
All good greengrocers I imagine


(175) Elaine
Sun, 25 March 2012 08:56:59 +0000

Just got the new album and thinks its absolutley fantastic.Thankyou for still making these gret recordings of your songs.I am told you were actually played on the radio last week which is I hope a sign of things to come.

(174) Rowley
Sun, 25 March 2012 00:40:46 +0000

Have you been lucky enough to see Moby Grape play live?
Surely one of the most underrated and unluckiest bands in history.

Comment:
No not exactly seen them play live due to time and distance but have become cyber friends of the individual members of Moby Grape over the past ten years and send each other news and music from time to time.Great band.


(173) Ian
Fri, 23 March 2012 21:31:51 +0000

Its Michie.

No "t".

Steiner digs the new one.

(172) Susan Ann Fletchet
Fri, 23 March 2012 13:17:43 +0000

Hi John

Do you have a merchandising department, where I get all my Diesel Park West T/Shirts?

Susan Ann Fletchet

Comment:
Hi Susan ..there are no official dpw dates for a while but there is an unofficial monthly performance as the “Filberts” in the bands hometown doing a variety of classic hippie rock n roll. It’s the first Friday of every month. No t shirts on sale these days but they are thinking of selling their own designer Wellington Boots!


(171) Susan Ann Fletcher
Mon, 19 March 2012 23:32:37 +0000

Hi John

Received the latest album today, it's absolutely fab!! I was listening to my favourite radio station Radio Caroline on Saturday 17 March and I heard the track "this might be the last show in town" the DJ (think it was Peter Anthony) played the track twice in a row. It
must be his favourite track.

See you in Leicester

Susan Ann

I hope that your forthcoming solo gig in Leicester is not your last. You should continue to fly the flag for the diesels, even if you have to do it single handled.

(170) Susan Ann Fletcher
Wed, 14 March 2012 21:01:24 +0000

Hi Everyone

The diesels are the hippest band that I have heard.

I shall get to see John in Leicester, if I can make it. I luuuv all the band, when are you all performing together. Do you sell T Shirts still?

See you soon

Sue

(169) Marguerite
Tue, 6 March 2012 10:58:24 +0000

Long time since i saw you all. Love M

(168) Chris Loydall
Mon, 5 March 2012 13:00:55 +0000

Will the new album get a physical (cd) release?

Comment:
Hi Chris…yes the new album is available in cd format should you prefer that. Contact Danville_records@hotmail.co.uk with your request and details


(167) mark
Thu, 23 February 2012 22:15:07 +0000

hi , i recently bought the new album but in the wrong format and cant convert it . any chance i can get another copy ? gagging to hear it !!!
cheers mark

Comment:
Hi Mark. Please email danville_records@hotmail.co.uk and we will sort something out.


(166) Dave Gapinski
Wed, 22 February 2012 02:36:47 +0000

Hello from the USA! "Do Come In.... " is a great record. "Lovers Voice" is my favorite. Is it possible to sell these tracks (and future tracks) on Amazon or Itunes? Cdbaby.com would be another good outlet to market your music. Not sure how big facebook is in Europe, but it's HUGE in North America. An official DPW facebook page may be needed. It's free too! DPW really deserves more exposure than just one website. You guys are great!!!

Dave Gapinski - Cleveland, Ohio

(165) Phil Seale
Sun, 12 February 2012 14:04:27 +0000

Downloaded the new album last week and have to say its probably the best yet. Fantastic songs and arragements. Dont ever stop.

(164) Nev
Thu, 9 February 2012 11:13:11 +0000

Hi John,Rick, Jeff and Vom!!
Good to see you out on the road......I'll catch up on old times at Cox's Yard, Stratford.
The beat goes on,
Nev

(163) LES
Wed, 1 February 2012 19:57:21 +0000

Hi Guys,
How to start...I like your chiming guitars and interesting arrangements. I realise while playing 'blood&grace' at full vol in the car that I have almost all of your releases in cd (I think corprate waltz slipped thru the net) and I even got your 'video hits' dvd as a result of being on the receiving end of an email from you. I have caught a few gigs over the years including your first 'half-moon' appearance when you could count the crowd and another when you performed your homage to the 'west coast'. I see JBs gigs in Leic advertised and I keep promisinmg myself that I will get there but I ahvent made it yet unfortunately.

I also have at least one of JBs solo ventures.....So I think I can count myself a fan. The thing is your music is always a 'grower'. It overcomes the senses over repeated listenings and doesnt satisfy the need of immediacy in today's world (which I think is good). I like it better like that as I find the music is more sustainng over longer time...I just hope you manage to get that 2nd chance.

Anyway, serious question, what does it cost to hire the whole band or a JB/RW set at a private party .....probably towards the end of 2012?

Many thanks

Hi Les any enquires about booking the band should be addressed to danville_records@hotmail.co.uk:


(162) Adrien Ade Man
Wed, 1 February 2012 19:22:32 +0000

Hi Chaps,

The new album is just brilliant. I've listened to it pretty much solidly for a week now.

Its an amazing album full of defiance and grace, bravery and flare, skill and passion.

These are some of your best recordings ever!

Much much respect and thanks.

Never ever stop walking the tightrope - it's a long way down.

Viva la ~ Diesel Park West



(161) Nilson Fernandes
Tue, 31 January 2012 17:08:52 +0000

Prezados,
Sou fã dessa conceituada banda e infelizmente ainda não vieram fazer um show no Brasil. Como faço para comprar um DVD da banda porque não consigo achar aqui no Brasil.
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

That's easy for you to say: :-)


(160) john bradley
Mon, 30 January 2012 02:11:14 +0000

hi fellas,greetings from Manchester. I cant seem to find an guitar tabs or Chords for any of your material. Any chance of a music section here on your site for those of is who would like to play some of your stuff?

Comment:
Yes John that’s a good idea , will see what we can do. Meanwhile is there any particular song you are interested in learning?


(159) BOR
Fri, 13 January 2012 21:47:59 +0000

I've got an old MP3 file of "You'll See".

Brilliant track, has it, or will it ever be released on a disc?

Yes we always liked that track , it was recorded in 1999 and with the original line-up too with Moth Smith on drums. Fully intend to make everything we did available soon.


(158) Rob Talbot
Fri, 13 January 2012 18:21:08 +0000

Any chance of an Irish gig this year?

Sure Rob if somebody wanted to organise something we would be happy to play in Ireland.


(157) Harry Medium
Wed, 28 December 2011 12:59:57 +0000

Hi DPW,

Just wanted to say you were great on Christmas Eve Eve at The Musician. I'm a massive fan, you've been a big influence on me as a musician and songwriter (I play a bit) over the last 20 plus years but it was the first time I've been lucky enough to catch you live. It won't be the last (I hope!)

It was also nice to have a word with John afterwards, and for him to be a proper gent. You've all lived up to my admiration.

See you in the speakers,
Harry

(156) andrew Woolford
Sat, 24 December 2011 11:07:50 +0000

Hi Guys



Have you ever considered DPW playing a venue in St Albans, Herts called The Horn. Its just outside of London and recently had Dodgy play there.



http://www.thehornstalbans.co.uk/



My band Waiting For Katherine play there and it would be great if the magnificent DPW could grace the stage?



Let me know what you think and i will pass your details on :)



Cheers



Andy Woolford


(155) JOSÉ ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ BARREIRO
Wed, 21 December 2011 21:29:45 +0000

I'VE JUST PAID FOR THE NEW ALBUM. €
IT'S ON THE DOWNLOADING PROCESS.
I'LL TELL YOU WHAT I THINK ABOUT IT .☚
FIRST TIME I LISTENED TO YOU WAS ON THE JOHN PEEL SHOW. "WHEN THE HOODOO COMES". ☠
THEN, ON THE SPANISH NATIONAL RADIO 3 RAFAEL ABITBOL'S ROCK 3 SHOW.☺
YOU WERE GREAT THEN AND YOU'VE BEEN GREAT THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. ♨
I'M STILL WONDERING WHO THE HELL SÁNCHEZ IS, IN "OPORTUNITY CRAZY" LYRICS?☃
HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE AMERICAN SIDE "BETTER THAN EZRA"? A COLLABORATION WITH THEM WILL BE THE GREATEST HIT EVER. SOMETIMES KEVIN GRIFFIN'S PITCH REMEMBERS YOURS MR. BUTLER.♔
DIESEL PARK WEST FOR EVER ♫

(154) Jürgen
Mon, 19 December 2011 12:58:35 +0000

Hi
been recently revisiting some older albums and was surprised how good Shakespeare Alabama still sounds today - not being aware that the band was still around I bought Blood & Grace andwas really taken away - so now I´m working my way back to your catalogue - really enjoying it.
Anyway , have a good Xmas and all the best for 2011
Keep your spirits high
J

(153) John Able
Wed, 14 December 2011 21:11:59 +0000

Hi - just wanted to say how great the new album is . Can't tell you how chuffed I am that you have put some new material out. Have been a loyal follower since about 1991, last caught you live at the Half Moon, Putney last year - great, intimate gig.
Rave about the band to my ( now fortysomething ! ) mates.
Just gutted that there seems to be no recognition from the masses, but, as is my usual perverted outlook, in a twisted way I am quite glad ( I know it doesn't pay your bills ) as I have the knack of listening to the music of the outsider.
Look forward to the next new album in 2012 now that you have started the ball rolling ! Thanks again.

(152) Denise Collins
Sat, 10 December 2011 12:21:02 +0000

Absoluteley love the new album. Arthurs Song is incredible.Thanks for keeping the music coming from your fans in Australia

(151) Andy syme
Fri, 9 December 2011 00:06:11 +0000

Hi John just like to ask if u would play King Tuts in Glasgow again,saw the band in there about the time of Decency.Still love the band.Big Country's best support act ever! Also please spare a thought for Stuart Adamson on the 16th December,10th anniversary of his death. All the best

(150) Kent
Thu, 8 December 2011 08:24:12 +0000

Hi from Canada.

I stumbled across a cassette (!) copy of Shakespeare Alabama when I was moving last month and was taken back to why I started playing in the first place: great hooks, harmonies and killer production.

I also remember playing drums along to that record....the beginning of a long career!

I'll be tracking down a disc copy soon, but in the meantime, thanks for the music!

(149) Paul Kewley
Sat, 3 December 2011 18:19:07 +0000

Hi John

Always an event worth waiting for another great album

The production with its open sound and space suits all the songs on the album Your vocal performance enhanced bringing clear clarity to the songs ( Roy Orbison in tonality and sound)

Keep the faith

Paul Kewley






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(148) Kieran Morris
Fri, 2 December 2011 12:23:20 +0000

I heard you play a new song Not Broken at the Leeds gig in October and thought it was an incredible song. Now its turned up on the new album ( which is brilliant). Its up there with the greatest.

(147) John D
Thu, 1 December 2011 18:04:02 +0000

Hi There John and Guys
I have recently been listening to your Flipped LP and really like it. I have listed 2 of your records on Ebay recently and each time I do a message comes up to say that I must be sure that this item is not counterfeit. As far as I know both records are the genuine article. Have you had a problem with your records being counterfeited? the past

(146) Geoff
Wed, 30 November 2011 22:37:49 +0000

Hello,

Would you like to play Cox's Yard, Stratford on Avon? www.coxsyard.co.uk

I'm thinking £8 adv £10 door, 220 capacity, full professional sound and light supplied.

Deal 80% of gross door after £200 costs.

When's good for you?

Any good?

Cheers Geoff 07816 283797

(145) Neil Parr
Sun, 27 November 2011 14:41:08 +0000

D ownloaded the new album yesterday and what a great record its is.Some of the best songs Butler has written yet.

(144) Karl Aalst
Thu, 10 November 2011 11:01:04 +0000

I think your new album is wonderful.It is a real great sound and vibe.How do you maintain such a high quality of perfomance after all these years but with hardly any airtime although i think you have been heard recently here in Holland on an alternative station from Rotterdam with very good taste.Do you plan ever to come here for any concerts

(143) Chris Jones
Tue, 1 November 2011 20:22:02 +0000

Hi John. Can you get in touch re pontential booking for MX next summer. email me for details or ring me on 01347 822 892. It would be in Hawkhurst in Kent on 6 July.
Thanks
Chris

(142) Darryl Ringley
Tue, 1 November 2011 16:42:40 +0000

just got the new album and its fantastic.I cant beleive how you guys do it.Surely now its time for radio to bloody well play you

(141) John Smith
Sun, 30 October 2011 11:26:25 +0000

Absolutely loving the new album lads. Its brilliant! you guys just get better and better. I look forward to seeing you at your annual xmas show at the musician.

(140) Anders Kreutchsner
Sat, 29 October 2011 23:42:59 +0000

You guys are the best band EVER.Dont ever stop.We play Corporate Waltz most times in our club in Copenhagen and a very lot of people come and ask us who is this band.

(139) Roger Plant and Chris Kirk
Sat, 29 October 2011 19:43:16 +0000

Hi are you the same John Butler who used to be in Ginger .If so we used to know you in the days of Steve Allen Discos/Cloud Nine club Peterborough.
Great music and all the best.


(138) Maria Livsey
Fri, 28 October 2011 14:32:24 +0000

Saw you in Leeds last week and thought you were fantastic.I had never seen you before although i have become a fan because of Blood And Grace which i brought off Amazon after hearing you live on a radio 2 session. That song you played called Broken is utterly brilliant and should be a single, if it ever is it will be a hit.

(137) neil shevill
Thu, 27 October 2011 20:10:42 +0000

gutted to have missed Leeds but after the last no show, could't afford to book the time off work again, hope to catch you again soon

(136) Peter Negenborn
Fri, 21 October 2011 13:12:50 +0000

Thanks for a great gig at The Roscoe in Leeds last night. Great selection of old and new tunes. Its been a long time waiting to have our Diesel Park West fix in Leeds, but so well worth the wait. Hope that it is not too long before you are back. Would it be possible for you to put up some chord charts on your site for some of your songs as I do enjoy busking a few tunes acoustic but as you are left handed John I can never manage to steal the chords without damaging my neck muscles! The chords to Decency would be a great start. Hope that you can oblige. Looking forward to your next gigs in Leeds. Class will always tell in the end. Keep it going. Peter and Angela.

(135) David Kemp
Fri, 21 October 2011 09:10:31 +0000

Top gig in Leeds last night, the guitars sounded fantastic from where I was sitting. Can't wait to hear 'Not Broken' on the new album; it sounded great and very well crafted. How do I get hold of it?
Would love to see the band on something like 'Later.........' I think you guys would blow the audience and viewers away. Hope you guys keeping going for many years. Fantastic band!
Best wishes, David


(134) Neil Dewis
Thu, 20 October 2011 23:46:28 +0000

Just back from Leeds, fantastic set and good to see you looking up for it. Liked the new stuff so it would be good to know how to get hold of it. Hope to see you up north again soon. Would recommend the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge, it's a small town but you would get a good turnout if you ever fancy it and need some details let me know. Julian Cope has just played here and sold out and he's from Tamworth!!!!! Anyway thanks again well worth the trip out and glad it wasn't just songs from the first album some of really do have them all. Neil

(133) James McNair
Wed, 19 October 2011 08:27:45 +0000

Message for John:

Hi John,
This is James McNair here. I'm a freelance music journalist writing for Mojo & The Independent. Just a brief note to say that listening to your song Fall To Love never fails to touch and move me. I've listened to it periodically over the years since the Decency record came out and I'm always struck by the way that, for me at least, it seems to tap into the quite desperation of ordinary people's lives while simultaneously channelling a tremendous sense of hope. That was all I wanted to say really, John. Sometimes it's just important to pass these things on!

All the best,
James


(132) David Kemp
Tue, 18 October 2011 15:26:39 +0000

Hi, travelling from Durham for Leeds gig on Thursday. It's a bit closer than my annual trip to Leicester in December, although I'll be trying to make that one too. Looking forward to hearing the new numbers as well as some classics. Best wishes.

(131) carrie sweeney
Sun, 2 October 2011 10:28:02 +0000

Can you tell me when the new DPW album will be out.We saw you in London a few weeks ago and loved every minute of your set especially that new song " Not Broken".

(130) Marion Lloyd-Langton
Tue, 27 September 2011 10:39:58 +0000

Just saying Hi John,

Hope you are keeping well!

Lots of love, Huw & Marion

(129) mark
Mon, 12 September 2011 20:31:56 +0000

hi,i'll be playing a few tunes from the skip spence tribute to "oar", "more oar" tomorrow,sept.13th.on www.icrfm.co.uk at 5pm.my show is called cellarful of noise.feel free to catch the show on the listen again button.also i'll be playin tunes from moby grape.i really love ur version of "all come to meet her"!

(128) Brian Cross
Sat, 10 September 2011 11:58:18 +0000

fantastic gig last sunday.What was that song "Not Broken" you played ? i have never heard that before and it just blew me away.Thankyou for keeping performing ,you guys are unique.

(127) Jill Eckersley
Thu, 8 September 2011 19:23:03 +0000

Sorry I couldn't make it to the Half Moon this time _ I have done something to my shoulder and can't drive!!!

Looking forward to the next London gig, take care

J

(126) Jason Chebib
Wed, 7 September 2011 16:39:15 +0000

I'd like updates of live gigs!

(125) Adrien Ade Man
Tue, 6 September 2011 08:44:40 +0000

Great gig on Sunday night- delayed in writing as I have been deep in thought after such an inspiring show. My mind is confused and baffled that such an amazing collection of songs and sounds was heard by relatively so few people in such a huge city. It was like being in some 60s sci fi film where London is subdued by an alien mist that leaves everyone comatose in front of the tv. But we lucky ones had the secret antidote... We escaped the sofas and the adverts...we were the ones awake and able to see the lost legion come out of the woods ( their discipline and faith intact) and hear their chiming honesty and passion.

Thanks for bringing your skill, excellence and techni-colour greatness to our black and white Sunday night film set.

Keep up the good work chaps- your Empire needs you- now more that ever.

Much respect

Adrien
(Ade Man-
Audioporn)


(124) Alastair Farr
Mon, 5 September 2011 15:35:46 +0000

Guys, that was a great gig at the Half Moon last night. I’ve been to see you many times over the years: Mean Fiddler Harlesdon, Borderline, the Venue New Cross, a dodgy truck-fest in Peterborough(!) where you played a great Stones set, the 12 Bar Club, and the Musician to name but a few. One of the best I’ve seen you play, great choice of songs and great to see Geoff back centre stage. Good to see some hair on stage! On his head not his chest!

(123) Andrew Dowie
Mon, 5 September 2011 14:57:40 +0000

Hey
Slightly ashamed to say that i'd not seen you live for over 20 years, having last seen you play at the Mean Fiddler in Harlesden in about 1990, but greatly enjoyed the Half Moon gig last night and thought the playing and John's voice were as strong as ever. Particularly good to hear Jackie's Still Sad again - a regular play on my Ipod now as my vinyl is a bit scratchy !
Will be at any future London gig. Hope it will be sooner rather than later. Dont know if you still play the cover of 'Mr Soul' live but would love to hear that again. Best wishes to you all.

(122) Mike Wade
Mon, 5 September 2011 12:44:08 +0000

Hello guys.
Saw you at the Half Moon last night. sorry it wasn't a better turn out for you but it closed the loop for me. I've been a fan since Shakespeare days but never got to see you live until now. And bloody good you were, too.
As a member of a band who failed to make it a lot more profoundly than you (one album and a single for Motown in the early seventies before being ignominiously dropped -royalty cheque still mysteriously in post) I know excellence when I see it, and you were it.
Just don't know how John keeps his voice so supple. Had no idea about the leftieness (I'm a leftie drummer - real drag). Or the twin Gretches, which on record chime like 12 strings.
And what virtuoso bass playing - melodic enhancement and holding things together is no mean feat. I never comment on other drummers!
Would love to have stayed till the end for a chat and an autograph but had to duck out to travel back.
Hope you have some more music out soon - I have everything you ever did, as a band and solo, perhaps bar the odd obscure single variant, and I still revel in playing your stuff, not least to people who don't know you (there are just the odd one or two, you understand!).
Ask them to guess who and more than one or two say U2.....
Can't be bad, eh?
Anyway, you asked for contact so I did - best wishes and thanks for all the great music down the years. It is appreciated, so keep pushing on, fellahs, please

Mike

(121) Scott Moorehead
Sun, 4 September 2011 18:36:18 +0000

Hi Guys,
I'm very glad to see you guys still working together, myself and brother plus friends came to see you play a number of times and blew us away in the 90's.
Your band and The Cardiacs are 2 bands I can think of easily that did not receive the popularity owed to them without a doubt.
I will check out the tour dates and we'll try to make a night of it.
Cheers
Scott

(120) The Calls
Mon, 29 August 2011 20:09:15 +0000

Hi there, we will be supporting you at The New Roscoe in Leeds, looking forward to hearing you guys live and also to you hearing our sound in full.

Regards
Michael
The Calls

(119) Davey Mullen
Mon, 15 August 2011 22:07:46 +0000

Hi Guys, I only saw the band once, that was back in the 90's at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow - one of the most memorable gigs I've ever witnessed! Are there any future plans for a gig in Scotland again? I'd also love to have the guitar chords for'Fall to Love.' Can anybody help please?

(118) keith moreley
Mon, 25 July 2011 07:51:07 +0000

great gig yesterday afternoon.Theres nobody like you anywhere!

(117) Pete Wyatt
Sat, 23 July 2011 08:55:25 +0000

Or another venue where you would go down well in the south-west is the Fleece and Firkin in Bristol.A great standing only venue. See you're playing in Leicester in october but that would mean a 300 + mile round trip/hotel for us. Shame.

(116) dave clevedon
Thu, 21 July 2011 08:07:17 +0000

Great to see you guys are active after all this time. I have always treasured my copy of Shakespeare Alabama and Decency ever since first seeing the band in Frankfurt back in 1992.No other band comes close to what you do although plenty have tried.

(115) Pete Wyatt
Tue, 19 July 2011 10:39:38 +0000

Hi, My wife and I drove up to Bilston last time 2009?(from Somerset)for the Marrakesh Express gig which was sensational-I did write to you after c/o the Robin 2 but don't know if you received it. See you're playing there again next month but sadly on a Sunday again, when we both work, it doesn't look likely for us sadly. You should check out a venue called The Globe in Cardiff, intimate, they'd welcome you I'm sure, especially as they have psychedelic nights there. After seeing you last time we bought several albums but the Byrds/CSNY stuff was amazing despite the small lacklustre crowd-would love to see you play agin but we seem to be off the pace down here. Went to a Beatles festival in Louisville KY in May and saw local band Eight Miles High who were superb, including the Clarence White period-people need to know this stuff

(114) David Kemp
Tue, 5 July 2011 09:31:14 +0000

Hi, thanks for offer re cancelled Leeds gig. My e-mail address is david736kemp@btinternet.com. Looking forward the travelling to see you guys at the Musician again this year. Looking forward to hearing the new numbers. Dave

(113) Jim Harrison
Mon, 4 July 2011 17:50:50 +0000

Just seen Dave Kemp's year-old request for 'King Fluid'.
Did you play it for him at the 2010 Christmas show?
It's one of my favourites too.
Any chance you could include it in the Putney set this September?
Even without the full line-up, last August's gig there was one of the best I saw all year.

(112) JOHN MAINWARING
Sun, 3 July 2011 10:25:37 +0000

John i had absolutely no idea man?
you never said and you never told me.. well if you did i couldnt have been listening?
i Absolutely love your work and you look as cool as a cucumber for a 39yr old!
Your vocals on those beatles tracks holy cow!
it was like listening to our own dear john winston, goosebumps mate!
Dont ever stop doing what ya doing,
i had absolutly no fucking idea who you were john?
I would love to write a symphony with you mate! id love to write some stuff with you sometime thats if you want to of course.
Ive lost your number when me phone was hit by a laser beam from the sky
on the gig front id do the y theatre for less if you wanna give it a go
yours sincerely
John Mainwaring AKA JEAN GENIE x



(111) Rich Gibson
Fri, 1 July 2011 23:30:06 +0000

Hi there

I'm a big fan of the band and bought advance tickets for the Roscoe show on Tues 21st June. Luckily I bought them from the Roscoe itself and so was able to get a full refund without losing the "booking fee". The cost for me was the wasted trip and time and disappointment. Hopefully you can make it back soon.

I'd love to hear the new album if you're mailing out any copies. My email is: info@springband.co.uk.

I've got all the others, so would be good to hear the new stuff. Would be great to see you lot up here in Leeds again.

Cheers

Rich

(110) rocknet
Wed, 29 June 2011 19:48:25 +0000

Thank you for the very generous offer for fans who showed up for the Leeds gig or intended going! My e-mail address is rocknet00001-shakespearealabama@yahoo.co.uk

(109) dpwband
Sun, 26 June 2011 11:28:17 +0000

anyone who showed up or intended to show up for the Leeds date is invited to print an email address here and we will contact you for an address so we can mail you a copy of the as yet unreleased new album.

(108) rocknet
Sat, 25 June 2011 18:40:50 +0000

I have been a fan of the band since 1989 and the brilliant Shakespeare Alabama album so was gutted when the Leeds gig was cancelled. Luckily, I checked the New Roscoe website before setting off so I saved myself a wasted journey. Agree with Neil that you need to get news about cancelled gigs published online as soon as possible to avoid fans wasting time and money. On a more positive note are there any plans to rearrange the Leeds gig?

(107) dpwband
Fri, 24 June 2011 20:25:15 +0000

Fully understand anyone being pissed off about the no-show in Leeds.By way of atonement if this is indeed you then you are invited to leave a message with an email address here where upon ye will be contacted by us to be offered a wonderful token gesture beyond gesture. DPW

(106) neil shevill
Thu, 23 June 2011 22:25:29 +0000

why have you not got a facebook site or something that can be updated easily, been looking forward to the New Roscoe in Leeds tonight for months, even booked tomorrow off work cos i was looking forward to a good night, taxi fare there and after a few beers was told it was cancelled, then taxi ride back home, expensive night for nothing, looking on this website now and still no notice of cancellation !!!

(105) Chris and Alison Clarke
Tue, 21 June 2011 12:03:41 +0000

kooking forward to the Leeds gig not seen the Diesels since Sheffield in 2005 when they did the Boardwalk and they were fantasic

(104) jcnikkijamesk1
Thu, 16 June 2011 05:21:51 +0000

Great site by Maurice Kuhlmey

(103) Rich
Wed, 18 May 2011 19:44:21 +0000

Hi John

Great to see Rich Barton back on stage for the 2nd half at The Musician. Looked like you all enjoyed being back as a 5 piece. Any plans for this to be a regular guest appearance?

Cheers

No plans as such but this is dpw the band that cares not for plans so I wouldn't rule it out. Yes we all loved Richs playing from way back. He has a great instinctive touch for fantastic little flourishes that can really make a track, Fall To Love being a good example. He is our Brian Jones.


(102) John
Wed, 18 May 2011 09:47:47 +0000

Hi there,

Recently become a fan, through meeting Ricky at a recent Blue Meanies gig in The Cavern. Subsequently then fell in love with 'Here I Stand' ... my question is, is there anywhere I can get the guitar chords for this song ?

I tried 'Googling' it and checked 'Ultimate Guitar' etc. but no joy!

Can you help ?

Cheers,

John.

Well they are pretty straight forward the verse is A -E -Bm -D- F sharp minor -E ....the chorus is the same but leaving out the F sharp minor and the middle eight is Bm-A -E- Bm -F sharp minor -E- F sharp minor-D-E . The chorus melody is just three notes going through all the changes ! Should have been a single instead of the rock n roll of Like Princes Do which was inappropriate at that time radio wise - JB