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News – RON KEEL joins in with Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020

Delighted to have RON KEEL supporting Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020 and he is appearing on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise that sets sail on the 8th February next year. He will be appearing solo and with KEEL.

High Ridge MO – Aug 24 – THE HOT SPOT (RK Solo)

Lake Madison SD – August 31 – HILLSIDE RESORT (RKB Acoustic)

Pine Island MN – Sept 13 – OLDE PINE THEATRE – (RK Solo)

Worthington MN – Sept 14 – KING TURKEY DAY (RK Solo)

Denver CO – Sept 20 – THE VENUE (RKB)



Melbourne Australia: March 8 2020: MELODIC ROCKFEST – Australia (RK SOLO Full Band)


Promo Video

Ron Keel Band

Ron Keel Twitter

Ron Keel Facebook


News – The Monochrome Set & Biscuithead & the Biscuit Badgers all supporting Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020

Delighted to have BISCUITHEAD & THE BISCUIT BADGERS, who appear at the Whitby Steampunk weekend and THE MONOCHROME SET, who play Waterfront Studio, Norwich, take part in next year’s Fifty Gigs In A Day.

Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020 will take place on February 8th. It will feature bands & artists that are performing on or around that date, with a couple actually hosting gigs specifically for the Nordoff Robbins charity.

If any band or artist would like to join in please contact me via this website.

(All on February 8th unless stated)

BISCUITHEAD & THE BISCUIT BADGERS appear at the Whitby Steampunk weekend

ED BYRNE appears at the Anvil, Basingstoke

PAUL CARRACK will be playing at the Eastbourne Congress Theatre

DANDELION CHARM are planning something special in support of Nordoff Robbins (this year their gig raised over £170!)

THE DARKER MY HORIZON will be streaming a Facebook gig on the day

JIMEOIN is appearing at the Cambridge Corn Exchange

LETZ ZEP play Rem, Mercia in Spain

THE MONOCHROME SET play Waterfront Studio, Norwich

Just Giving page is here if you’d kindly like to donate and support the work of Nordoff Robbins

signed paul carrack blu-ray raising funds for nordoff robbins

First eBay charity auction for Fifty Gigs In A Day 2020 is a signed Blu-ray kindly donated by Paul Carrack (Ace, Squeeze, Mike & the Mechanics), all proceeds donated to Nordoff Robbins

You can bid on the item here

Full Cropredy line-up announced

Hello Fairporters,

Firstly, a slightly belated ‘Happy New Year’ to you all!

In our last newsletter, we listed the first performers we’d booked for Cropredy 2019 and now we can reveal the news you’ve all been waiting for. Here are the acts that complete the line-up – and what a line-up it is!

Frank Turner and The Sleep SoulsFrank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
Headlining our Friday night, we are delighted to welcome for the first time to Cropredy one of the UK’s most successful solo artists of the past decade – Frank Turner – with his band The Sleeping Souls. Frank’s latest album, the extraordinary ‘Be More Kind’, has taken this punk/folk-rocker to a new level. From the driven punk of ‘1933’ to the beautifully haunting title track, this is an exceptional piece of work. One of the finest live acts out there, we’ve been trying to lure Frank to Cropredy for quite a few years now – and finally, he’s here!


Gogol BordelloGogol Bordello
Celebrating their 20th year together, we welcome, also for the first time to Cropredy, the incredible Gogol Bordello. Combining acts of music, theatre, chaos and sorcery, to say that Gogol Bordello is a fabulous festival act would be the grossest of understatements. In their own words “Gogol Bordello’s task is to provoke audiences out of a post-modern aesthetic swamp and onto a neo-optimistic communal movement towards new sources of authentic energy”. This is going to be VERY special!


The Four of UsThe Four of Us
Brothers Declan and Brendan Murphy from Newry in Northern Ireland are currently wowing audiences as our special guests on the FC Wintour and will be opening proceedings on Friday at noon.


Wilson & WakemanWilson & Wakeman
Damian Wilson is a songwriter and vocalist who has appeared on over 70 separate albums including 5 solo releases. He also played Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on their UK national tour. Adam Wakeman is best known as the keyboard player with Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath. He has released 9 albums with ‘the old man’ plus 4 solo albums. The new Wilson & Wakeman session album ‘Stripped’ is released this month!


As the name suggests, Tors hail from the county of Devon. Following sagely advice from their Granddad, legendary guitarist Bert Weedon, Matt and Theo decided to form a band and become pop stars. Tors present a mix of beautifully crafted songs with exquisite harmonies.

You can check out the Full line-up here…

Cropredy Tickets

As always, we offer three-day (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) tickets, two-day (Friday and Saturday) tickets and Saturday-only tickets. And as always, our advice is to book early.

All tickets and camping passes are on sale now. You can pay online, by phone or by post. Please visit our website for more information.

Pre-Cropredy Warm-up Shows

We’re holding this year’s warm-ups on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 August at Banbury Trades and Labour Club. Many of you will know this friendly venue from previous warm-up gigs.

The concerts will offer a sneak preview of who will be guesting with us on stage at Cropredy on the Saturday. These two evening concerts always sell out so our advice is book early. You can buy your warm-up tickets here…

Fairport’s Wintour 2019

Our Winter Tour (Wintour) kicked off with a sold out show at the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury a few days ago. The tour covers a lot of ground so there’s probably a venue within reach of you.

As mentioned previously, this year’s Wintour gigs will feature an opening performance by our special guests The 4 of Us. Hailed as one of the most acclaimed duos in Ireland, brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy are accomplished singers, instrumentalists and song-writers.

We’d love to welcome you to one of the gigs so check out all the dates and venues on our website…


We always enjoy meeting you so come and say ‘hi’ on the Winter Tour this month and then on the field at Cropredy in August.

Love from us all,

Simon, Peggy, Ric, Chris and Gerry.

STONE BROKEN release remixed version of The Only Thing I Need

STONE BROKEN have released a brand new remixed version of The Only Thing I Need; taken from their current studio album, Ain’t Always Easy, the track has been given a fresh arrangement by renowned UK engineer/ producer Adrian Hall, who has previously worked with such artists as ALICIA KEYSTHE CLASHROBBIE WILLIAMS & GOLDFRAPP.

For some, these deep winter months can be tough to take, but Stone Broken offer us a glimpse of brighter days in their heart-warming, nostalgia-inducing clip for the song; watch the video here:

Rich MossStone Broken lead vocalist/guitarist, explains: “The Only Thing I Need is a feel good number. We wanted to write a song that would make people think about the friends, relatives, whoever, who mean the most to them; to think back to a point when they were just having fun, when there was no stress, even if only for a small amount of time… because THOSE times are the best times!”

Download or stream ‘The Only Thing I Need’ here: https://StoneBroken.lnk.to/TheOnlyThingINeed