Interest in the web site
continues to grow. We can tell this by the amount of
letters we have received so far, from all round the
world I might add! Rob and Nigel have assured me
that they will get round to personally replying to
every single one. Incidentally, next year we plan to
publish some of your comments on the site so please
when you write can you indicate whether or not you
object to having your letter published?
Keep an eye on ITV on
Saturday November 13th at 9pm. There may be a
surprise in store!
Reviews on the Stavely
Makepeace retro album, (The Scrap Iron Rhythm Revue
RPM 280), have been excellent, particularly by the
US press. Lots of sales so far but sadly few air
plays. Colin Berry has been very kind to us on his
BBC Home Counties Saturday night show but no luck so
far with the "big two" (Radio One and Radio Two)
Perhaps it's not such a
bad thing though, makes the record a bit
There will be another
Lieutenant Pigeon CD out very soon. The catalogue
number will be SMA 1606 and the title will be "HANG
DOG". Watch this space!!
Bye for now. Bill
Well 2004 is almost 3/4
gone already. Where does the time go to! On July
10th I celebrated my 60th birthday with a 'bash' at
the local deaf club. What a great night! People came
from all over and Rob Woodward played his 'live' one
man rock'n roll show. A good time was had by all.
The Stavely Makepeace
retro album came out on RPM Records bang on time and
so far is selling extremely well.It is called 'The
Scrap Iron Rhythm Revue' (RPM 280) and has 22
tracks. It is available through amazon.co.uk, do NOT
order it from Makepeace Distribution. They don't
have retail rights on this one. It can be ordered
from any High Street record shop as well as Amazon
For those of you who
prefer the Pigeon style of music there's good news
too. The boys have been sweating (quite literally)
in the studio and have a surprise release for the
autumn. Watch this space.
More soon. Bill
Well, I can now confirm that
the Stavely Makepeace Retro Album is being released by
RPM Records in May. It will have the number RPM 280 and
will be called "SCRAP IRON RHYTHM REVUE". Originally it
was to have comprised 20 tracks but that has now been
increased to 22 so whatever the cost (and it shouldn't
be too high anyway) it's going to be great value for
It will be in all High
Street Record shops but if you are lazy like me you'll
want to know that RPM have their own web site (see
LINKS) and can be bought by mail order direct. Please
let me have your comments as always, there will be quite
a few Stavely tracks you've never heard before!
It's been a busy time for
the boys so far this year. Last month we had an e mail
from Jarvis Cocker. It turns out that he's been an
admirer of the boys since his childhood and was
impressed by their style of home recording. He asked if
Lt Pigeon could play 'live' at his benefit gig for Ken
Livingstone on March 25th in Hammersmith. Needless to
say the boys declined this flattering invitation, mainly
because of the fact that of the three living members,
one is in Blackburn and the other two (NIgel and Rob)
haven't played together for donkey's years.
Our Mr Cocker however is a
very persuasive chap and in the end a compromise was
reached. Nigel and Rob played "Mouldy Old Dough" (on
piano and drums only) to open the show. Could this be
the last time ever they play together?
Lastly, as you'll see on the
sales page, there's a new Lt Pigeon CD out. Two of the
tracks have a strong Australian flavour. I'm sure they
won't mind me saying this but track three is the best
thing they've done!! (Well that's my opinion).
Speak to you soon. Bill
PS Many thanks to all of you who sent in your suggestions
for the Stavely Makepeace album. Every track you suggested
was considered and we eventually selected the most popular
22 tracks for RPM 280, (which we now know will be released
on May 24th).
Full details of the album and how to get hold of a copy,
will appear on
own web site
before it appears on ours.
here and you can access the site directly
Some good news to start 2004. RPM Records have
scheduled a May slot for the release of the Stavely
Makepeace retro CD. We would welcome any suggestions you may
have for selection of titles etc.