Sidecars & Sideshows

July 17, 2013

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Sidecars & Sideshows

The new album from We Steal Flyers

Yayyyy thats right .. its finally here! The brand new album has been freshly homegrown and we are now proud owners of the 1st 1000 hard copies. The album is available from our website to purchase for £6.00 with free delivery and £7.00 if you live outside the UK. We cant thank everyone enough for being patient while we put this together but its finally here with us and ready to be shipped to all you lovely peoples!

Exciting times for us as the album is already doing great through iTunes and online services and to finally have these in our hands ready to share is a great time for us.

If you would like it signed just drop a note in the box at the check out and we will be happy to oblige.

Happy everything from the smily happy northumbrian Duo.. and thanks for all your continued support that makes our life so special…  Shaggy and Derek

Here is the Music page where you can check out the new album!

“Sidecars & Sideshows” – New Album

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“Something Missing” New Single – released today

May 21, 2012

The brand new single from your own friendly little acoustic duo of songwriters is finaly here!

The single “Something Missing” has been getting some great attention and airplay on national and international Radio across the World and is now finally available to buy, worldwide from all good onine retailers.

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You can download it on iTunes at the price of 79p from the following link : SOMETHING MISSING – ITUNES

Thank you all for the amazing support the single has recieved before release..and we hope you continue to support this great life of musical adventures we have.

Derek & Shaggy – We Steal Flyers


February 2012 “Switzerland Tour” One More Time!

February 11, 2012

Boo! Student Grant here again, continuing from the last lately posted blog.

After we had once again been on the car-train we began the drive to “Grindwald” I’m unsure why, but we seem to be attracted to mountain gigs… 2 hours later we had finally arrived. exhausted from the long drive, we all headed to our rooms, getting the tiny bit of rest we could squeese in before the soundcheck. Grindwald was a stunning place, no matter where you looked you would see an amazing mountian, towering over you, and skiers, lots of skiers.

when we arrived at the Spinners Bar we were exitedly greeted by Jens, the owner of the place. Jens took us to the resturaunt for a meal and a chat before the guys had to to preform. When we arived at the table we were informed it was going to be a first for most of us, osterige. To our suprise, it was very good, this was followed by an amazing lemon sorbet and cake.

They sure know how to treat a band here in Switzerland.

After the meal and the final touch ups on the sound system, the guys were in action! sending the crowd wild almost instantly, playing 3 sets of 40 minuets, and even being asked to play “No Secret” while the crowd sang along! towards the end of the gig the guys were asked to re-play “One of us” 3 times, and as you’d expect they did, inviting Jens to join them on the stage for the chorus of the song.

After a few Goodbye photos, we were on our way, heading back to the hotel for a touch of sleep before the final leg of of our mountain adventures.

Once again I’ll leave you with something, this time some footage of the Ecole all joining in with the guys singing “wagon wheel”


January 2012 “Switzerland tour” To Boldly Go…

February 7, 2012

I’m back once again, here to give you guys an update on the 2012 Narnia tour. (I’m a tad behind as we’ve been in the mountians for the past two days.)

moving on..

We were picked up at Bills place, and in a frenzy we rushed around packing as little as possible for the trip to Zermatt. The trip was sure going to be intresting, driving our car onto a train and then said train going through a tunnle. Wow. After 20 minuets on the train we arrived in Zermatt to be taken to the The Omnia – Cavern by electric car. When I was told that we were going to be ‘inside’ a mountain I was unsure what to expect, sure enough we were truely, INSIDE the mountain, in a glass box to be exact. The glacial waters flowing beneath us was an amazing sight indeed. After we had a look around the amazing venue we were taken into our room, the ‘Directors suite’ talk about feeling like kings, this room was amazing. Just amazing.

I took the time before the gig to grab some footage of the guys wearing ski goggles and complimentary shower caps as they danced aroudnd the room. great days.

The time of the gig drew closer so we all headed down for the sound check, during the check the manager of the hotel asked the guys to play his favorite song “No Secret”.Not long after the sound check and mini preformance, the room began to fill up pretty quickly, it was clear that his was going to turn out a very good gig.

Towards the end the guys were begged for an encore, then another, and another. I’d call that a pretty big success

With the night over and all of us exhausted we made it back to the room and got some rest, looking forward to what we had been told was “the best breakfast ever” (And indeed it was.) With us all fed up we prepared for the next adventure, up a second mountain!

And now, a drawing by our own Bill Weir. Enjoy!

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January 2012 “Switzerland Tour” Hotel Switser-what!?

February 4, 2012

Once again, it’s me, Student Grant, here to keep you up to date on our adventures in Narnia.

Just like on the October Switzerland tour, we once again got the chance to play at the famous “Swietsehofen”, can I spell or pronounce it a year later? No. We all took the bus to the “Swietsehofen” and helped load the bands equipment into the luggage room. I however spent most of this time looking for the concierge that Shaggy didn’t tip last time we stayed, hoping for an awkward encounter. Not long after the guys unloaded all of the equipment we were back on the road, heading back to Bills pad for a quick rest before the gig.

As night fell it was time to head down to the “switzehoofen” for the gig. An hour later the guys were ready to play, the crowd, as always was loving the music, what did you expect right?
As the night went on the crowd were getting more and more into it, even singing along! The crowd was also enjoying Mark Chesterfields “Whiskey Experience” getting to taste all of the erotic whiskeys of Scotland.

The gig came to an end the the crowd demanded one final song, as you would expect the guys delivered, playing their “land down under” cover.As the guys finally packed up I was still holding my breath, hoping to See the porter from last year, but alas I was not so fortunate.

The final leg of the night was making it back to Bills, lucky for us, Mark was kind enough to drive us there, helping us avoid the long walk.
We had finally made it back to bills for 1:30AM, plenty time for a coffee and for Derek to talk to Melanie over Skype for the first time ever!

And with that I’m done for the night. I’ll leave you with a drawing by Shaggy, titled “unda ‘da sea”

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January 2012 “Switzerland Tour” Mountains Or Hills?

February 3, 2012

Student Grant here again, brining some more adventures from Narnia. Let’s begin.

Waking up at 7:30Am I had left the guys at Bills’ place, heading down to Hasliberg for the 3rd gig, planning to meet them there later. This place was great, by far the most amazing place we’ve seen in Switzerland so far, surrounded my huge mountains, snow and magic. At this point, we were truly in Narnia.

The snow around us was deeper then me! Yet the people, were going about their lives like it was nothing! After the guys arrived and we had some time to kill, so they began jamming on the couch, trying out some new songs, and messing around. I took this chance to pull out the camera and record them, the result was a pretty amazing video.

After an hour of recording we were given the chance to try the second national dish of Switzerland, “Raclette” melted cheese on just about anything. A huge thanks to Margo for cooking us a great meal and letting us take over her couch for the video!

An hour or two later we headed off to the sound check, when we arrived we noticed that the sound was setup by two super talented 16 and 17 year olds. Someone had also put a huge poster with the lyrics to Wagon-wheel up next to the stage so at the end the whole school could join in! An hour of setting up later, the gig began, sending the students into a frenzy, loving every song that was played and finally ending the night with the whole school singing “Wagon-wheel” together, a teacher even joining the guys on stage with a mandolin, What an amazing night!

As I’ve spoilt you with a video, You’ll get a drawing tomorrow!

 


January 2012 “Switzerland Tour” It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

February 1, 2012

Hey! I’m back again, with more adventures from Narnia for you all to enjoy!

So after waking up and enjoying a few coffees we began getting ready for the first of the gigs.
The gig was played at Bill’s bar, the “Legends”. An hour and a coffee later Deg had re-stringed and tuned the guitar, ready for the gig, all hard work that I managed to set back when I tripped over the guitar and destroyed the tuner. Some time later me and Derek left to meet Shaggy at the Legends, lucky for us, it was snowing outside, making everything look beautiful, more like Narnia than ever. With our journey underway and oversized umbrella in hand, we noticed Margo drive by in the Sad-car, I’ve never been so relived in my life! “Finally we can get out of the cold.” I was shot down as she got out of the car and announced she was walking with us.
We made it to bills, with Derek sporting a snow filled beard and me, frozen to the core.
Soon after we warmed up and had a coffee the guys got the show on the road, playing two forty minuet sets for the people of Narnia.

We took a taxi back to bills pad and once again, pillaged his coffee supply before heading to bed.

I’ll leave you with a drawing by Derek, enjoy.

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