09 December, 2006

Stop Press - Bluehorses Gig update

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Just released ... We're dead chuffed to announce that Jo and Paul from MaryJane will be supporting Bluehorses at the Winchester Xmas bash. They will be performing an acoustic set to get everyone in the mood.
Ticket info below...

and i forgot to mention last time... there's a huge new gallery of superb Bluehorses live show/soundcheck and backstage images at:

some other places to visit.

A quick reminder of the upcoming gigs
Sunday 10th December - Robin2 at Bilston support by 6 Day riot http://www.therobin.co.uk/

Friday 15th December - Yule Bash #1 - The Flowerpot -Derby
01332 834438 - 01332 204955
Tickets available online via SEE Tickets Click HERE for web link http://www.rawpromo.co.uk/

Saturday 16th December - Yule Bash #2 - The Railway - Winchester support by Jo and Paul from MaryJane
01962 867795
Tickets available online via Ticketweb
See you down there!

28 November, 2006

Bluehorses Xmas bash shows

Hi all!

Hope you've not been washed away - we've been upgrading the flood defences here at BH Towers just in case the river gets too exciting.

We've 3 mighty 'orses shows coming up in December...

Sunday the 10th finds the band back at the fab Robin in Bilston, Wolverhampton, supported by a great up and coming act, 6 Day riot who've been creating some real ripples in the business.

Then we have the legendary BH xmas bashes...

As usual there's a fancy dress theme...

(Black) Beauty and the Beast (of Macgoth)

So get ya goth princess frocks and kilts out, join in the seasonal silliness, outdo ya mates and win yaself a prize!

Friday 15th December - Yule Bash #1 - The Flowerpot -Derby
01332 834438 - 01332 204955
Tickets available online via SEE Tickets Click HERE for web link http://www.rawpromo.co.uk/

Saturday 16th December - Yule Bash #2 - The Railway - Winchester
01962 867795
Tickets available online via Ticketweb

See you down there!


31 October, 2006

Bluehorses @ The Brook, Southampton, Nov 4th

Greetings from the Unstables

Hi all, just a reminder that the mighty 'Horses will be returning to Southampton for the first time in a LOOOOONG while!

The special one-off show is on November 4th - that's this coming Saturday folks - venue is The Brook, Portswood Road


Hope to see you down there to witness the return of long time bassist Rob Khoo... back in the fold for a few shows only, and it'll be seriously rockin' guitarist Jay MacDonalds' first Soton show - catch 'em while they're hot!

If you haven't seen the band in a while, then there's some storming new music in the set. And if you have... they've just re-introduced some old favourites.

Something there for everyone then, you lucky, lucky people :o)

We'll have CDs on sale, and if you haven't seen the fantastic 'Live at Saul Festival' DVD - here's your chance to grab a copy at a bargain price.

That's it for now - see you down there!


10 September, 2006

Bluehorses play on Radio Caroline

Bluehorses Newsletter September 2006

Greetings from the Unstables.

The band had a fantastic festival season this summer - not loads of festivals, but some of the most enjoyable they've ever played... Montreux Jazz Fest was obviously a real highlight, but Wickham, Farmer Phil's and the Rocking Beer Fest made for a memorable August with a huge volume of enthusiastic emails following every show..
Some very cool news for you this month...
1. Radio Caroline Live set
2. New Online Store open for Business
3. New Album Update

Radio Caroline 'Live' Set - 14th September - 10pm
On the way home from the splendid Farmer Phils festival a few weeks ago, Bluehorses stopped by Carolines DJ, Rob Leightons country cottage studio and were very proud to record a special live set for the radio station that changed the face of rock music radio in the 60's - despite the efforts by Harold Wilson's Labour Government to sink them... literally. More details:
Check out Carolines website to find out all the ways you can listen to the show - Internet, Satellite, Sky, Cable etc
New Goodies StoreWe are very pleased to announce our brand new online store is up and running. Thanks to the auspices of our insanely clever merchandise and web man, Bob Blue-Dreamer, we can now accept payment by Credit Card, UK Debit Card, Paypal and Cheque/PO
You can download MP3s from Cracking Leather and Dragons Milk and Coal too.
New Album UpdateWell... the ever increasing number of emails asking when we're going to produce a new album suggests that the 5 years since we released 'Ten Leagues' has been a wee bit too long...
The guys have been beavering (ooer, missus) away over the summer and have put together a plethora of new ideas in the BHTowers studio. It's been the usual process... write three, reject two, pull hair out, hit the heights of elation etc etc.

But that's the way it always is... BH music is very hard to write. When you listen to a Bluehorses song or tune, it'll usually sound pretty straightforward - if occasionally a little, ummm... unusual! in places, but the arrangements are actually very complex to give it that BH sound.

We don't always know what makes a Bluehorses song... but we definitely know what doesn't!!
To quote the Great Tap, it's a fine line between clever and stupid and we have to filter out a lot of the stupid to get the clever. When you fuse heavy rock and Celtic/folk themes, it's only one small wrong step that takes you off to Stonehenge :o)

But saying that, the writing process has been the smoothest it's ever been and is all coming together really well now... demo versions of an hours worth of music have been recorded and the band are very excited with the results. More writing sessions are imminent, Nic will start laying definitive drum tracks down in the next couple of weeks, and it looks like we're on target for release early in the New Year.

More news as it comes in...


That's about it for now folks, thanks for listening and don't forget to tune in to Radio Caroline next Thursday, 10pm and join the band in a very special, if tiny, part of rock radio history.

Slainte... Ned

30 July, 2006

Bluehorses - July Newsletter

Greetings Horseheadz!

Apologies if you've already received this, we appear to have had gremlins, 3 goblins and a troll in the machine who put quince jam and a blunt trout in the newsletter system and brought it to a standstill at an unidentified point during transmission :o

The band and entourage had a fab time in Montreux a couple of weeks ago and there's an excellent write-up with lots of cool pics by Andy up on the site:


Next, a reminder of 3 great festivals coming up in August...
5th - Wickham Festival - nr Eastleigh Hants http://www.wickhamfestival.co.uk/
11th - Farmer Phil's Festival - Shropshire http://www.farmerphilsfestival.co.uk/
20th - Rockin Beer Festival - Cambs
Hope we see you somewhere - don't forget to come and say hi... it's always good to put a face to a name (ah... zodflurn747@hotmail.com, pleased to meet you at last, tho' to be honest I'm quite surprised to find you are in fact a giant pink squirrel)...

Lastly, as some of you may already know, Nathan has decided to call it a day and concentrate on fronting his own band. We're very sad to see him go, as his inimitable thunderous playing style and stage persona have contributed a huge amount to the band over the past 4 years. We wish him all the best with his new band and family life with Fluffy and their new son Luke. Rock on Thunderthumbs!!

The next few shows will see the return of our old pal Rob Khoo, BHs original bassist of 9 years, who's kindly agreed to help out in the Engine-Room on a voluntary basis while we look for a permanent replacement. Rob made the trip to Montreux with us and effortlessly slipped back into his gold lame dress (*surely 'his subtle, spatial, yet thumping bass style' - ed) and we know that many of you will look forward to saying hi to him again!

We're well on the way with a plethora of exciting new material for the next CD - it's Very 'eavy, Very 'orses, but with a few different twists along the way as usual! We now have our own studio set up at BH Towers, so can spend as much time as we need to produce a storming album without having to send Andy down to the docks in his best frock again.

And there'll be some terrific new stuff on the site in the next couple of weeks, courtesy of Mike Techno Furmston!!

Have a great summer all - see you soon

Ned, and all at BHT x

23 May, 2006

Bluehorses at the Blackhorse Festival

Hay Hay, Greetings from BH Towers

Mike (our intrepid jet-setting hi-tech guru) is in Canada this week, but that didn't stop him from phoning me from Vancouver airport just now to nag me to get out a newsletter... no probs mate, I'll head back to bed just as soon as I get this away :o)

So what's happening? Well, the big news is Nat Thunderthumbs may well be a dad by now! The Fluffster was admitted to hospital this morning so it could well be all over by now. I'm sure you'll join us in wishing them best wishes and love. Big Ceeegars all round then... !

There'll no doubt be a good number of you helping Nat to wet the babies head at the Black Horse Festival this Sunday... Bluehorses, Shooglenifty and loads of fantastic music, beer and stuff in a very big tent!

Bluehorses headline Sunday May 28th

Close on its heels is the Flowerpot, Derby on June the 10th

Next shows after that are at the Montreux Jazz Festival on the 8th and 9th of July.
For details of Bluehorses shows and a plethora of other stuff, keep checking out the website - there'll be some fab new features there very soon, courtesy of Magic Mike and the Robster.

I suspect from the number of Live at Saul festival DVDs we've posted off, most of you will have seen it by now... thanks for all the great emails, if you haven't received a reply yet - we're working on it! We have been a wee bit inundated :o)

If you haven't taken a look yet, there's half a dozen free sample clips to download...

Or just get in there and buy one now...

Please remember, we totally rely on your support and every purchase directly contributes to keeping the band on the road, in the studio and down at Tesco's.

Talking of which... the new material is sounding great! We've pretty much an albums worth of stuff now, so once Nat's recovered from giving birth, we'll be doing some serious final writing/ rehearsing sessions, then start the actual final recording process.

As usual, we're moving things on to different heights, depths and whatever the sideways bits are called (I tried widths, but it just don't feel right), and with it being Nat and Jays' first BH album there's a whole bundle of new ideas, influences and sounds being thrown into the cauldron.

Twill definitely be .......

Very 'eavy, Very 'orses

Well my friends, I must wish thee farewell and head back to the stable and the lovely Mrs Neddy. Have a good week and look forward to seeing/hearing from you very soon.


11 March, 2006

The Eagle Has Landed... Bluehorses DVD released

Greetings from Bluehorses Towers

#DVD Release info
#Gig at the Robin, Bilston Wolverhampton Sunday April 2nd
#Rare Cracking Leather Promo Copy for sale on Ebay

Apologies for sending a couple of newsletters so close together, but from all the emails, I know many of you are very keen to get hold of the DVD as soon as possible

And now you can!

We finally took delivery of the first batch of 2000 shiny dvds this morning...

Or rather Jay did, as the rest of us hid in the dovecot, cos we knew the pallets wouldn't fit through the door, requiring to be offloaded box by box, and feeling that kind of manual labour a little beneath us, heheh.

Pretty damn fine they look too

Go here for full details including a selection of free download vid samples.

The dvd is now available in the amazon.co.uk shop (and by snailmail-order and there's a selection of excerpts for you to download if you just can't wait for yer order to come through - they're small-screen sample clips, cos of download time, but it'll give a fair idea of what you've all been waiting for

The real thing is, of course, quite stunningly high quality, full wide-screen with digital stereo sound.

So now I'll just sit back with me jiffys in me hand, waiting for the floodgates to open oo-er missus...

NB. The dvd is in PAL format, which will play on any computers with DVD worldwide. It'll also be fine on all TVs in most places - except the States I believe. (It's 'All-Region' playable)

If any of our good friends in the US would like an NSTC copy - we can burn DVDRs to order. Please send us an email via the contact page on the website and we'll sort it out.
Copies of the DVD will also be on sale at...



The band are playing a one-off show at the Robin2, Bilston, Wolverhampton on Sunday 2nd April - come and get your DVD in person... The guys will even stick their monikers on it for you :o)


Rare Cracking Leather Skin and Bone Pre-release Promo copy for sale on Ebay

This has just been brought to our attention...

We've had well over a couple of hundred emails over recent years asking if we have any of these - we don't even have one ourselves!

This is the original NSBH CD001 disk, (blue design on white background) and has the track 'Farewell to JK' which didn't make it onto the later remastered version owing to a tech problem.

The main difference from the release copies is this one has laser-printed paper parts, with a different design.

The Ebay item number is:


That's it from me for a while now, enjoy the w/e and we'll look forward to meeting up with some of you in April

Cheers, Nedx

07 March, 2006

"Bluehorses... probably the only Celtic-Heavy-Folk-Rock-Metal-Goth Band in the world" - BBC.co.uk

"Bluehorses... probably the only Celtic-Heavy-Folk-Rock-Metal-Goth Band in the world" BBC.co.uk ..........................................................................................................

Greetings from Bluehorse Towers
And a special welcome to all the hundreds of new Horseheadz from all across the world who've signed up since my last missive.

Hope all is well in your world?

Much going on here at the Towers:

First, must remind you about the Sunday April 2nd show at the Robin2, Bilston, Wolverhampton ( http://www.therobin.co.uk )

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DVD Update................................................

After a frustrating delay, we should be taking delivery of the first 2000 copies of the 'Live at Saul Festival DVD' in the next few days. Once we have them in our hands, they'll be available from the online store at http://www.nativespirit.co.uk and I'll send out a quick 'mail to let you know they're up there.

Pre-orders already paid for will of course be given shipping priority

For those that don't know (and from all the mail we've received about it over the last few months, that can't be many!) the bands' headline show at last years Saul Festival was filmed by a crack team of TV cameramen led by our good pal and top BBC director, David Wheeler.

It's a 2-disk set, one with the full concert on it which looks fantastic with stunningly high quality video and lightshow and superb 24-track digitally recorded soundtrack. Disk 2 features some cutting edge DVD design and includes a plethora of goodies, with off-stage/camp site footage (including the traditional BH festival chair-racing derby!), interviews with the band members, some live 'bootleg' vids and more... much more :o)

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New Album Update.........................................

Yup, we know it's been a while, so the band have been worthily ensconced in the studio at BH Towers in the final throes of writing material for a new full length CD Album.

Can't say too much at the moment, but the band are really excited about how it's shaping up and the priviledged-few others who've heard the demos reckon it's the bee'z.

As someone said on hearing some early clips...

'It's Very 'eavy... But Very 'orses'

With a projected release date of early autumn, we're looking into producing an 'enhanced' CD - with a couple of video tracks to compliment the main audio tracks.

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Well, I'm running late for me midnight oats and Mrs Neddy is threatening to pull the plug, so I'd best say farewell and hit the sack...

Thanks for listening