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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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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Award Winning Act…. We’ll ‘av that!

November 5, 2011

So………. back in July 2010 whilst sitting in a hotel room in Thurstonland,Yorkshire in the Rose & Crown whilst on a 12 gig tour down there, waiting to goto the next gig we entered a few competitions online and one of them was the EMA Exposure Music Awards.

We entered this as it wasnt a fan based competition or a push to get email addresses like so many of the music competitions these days. There was some great judges involved and they worked on what your online profile was like and your gigs and how much of an online presence you had and actually spent time listening to your music and checking everything themsleves. We sent them the video “No Secret” too from our youtube page and links to most of our pages, then left it to be never thought of again …. until…. we recieved an email back in March advising us we were in the top 5 “folk Acts” in the UK. WOOOOOWZAAA!!!

The next part of the story was we were asked to turn up at the Award Ceremony in London and was given the dates but unfortunately this landed on the Swiss leg of our tour! Unfortunately there was no way we could make it to london and we had to let them know.

Sitting on a balcony in Luzern,Switzerland and decided to check my emails at around 10am and there it was…  an email from EMA Awards..

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!  We won the catergory and are to collect our lovely award for “Best Folk Act 2011” and we also got some good news about us having the chance to play Cheltnham Folk Festival and we would be presented with our award there.

What an amazing memory to be sitting in Luzern, Switzerland whilst on tour and recieving this amazing award and being able to share this with all our fans and friends in Switzerland whilst on tour. As you can imagine we were absolutely buzzing and now .. we are an “Award winning” Act from Northumberland. Get in!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

You can find out more from thier website below if your interested! More great news to share with you all and thanks to everyone as always for your continued support with our musical lives…

Shaggy & Derek – wE sTeaL aWarDs

EXPOSURE MUSIC AWARDS HOMEPAGE