Northumberland Gazette : Feature on 100 gigs round up!

June 10, 2011

The northumberland gazette have just released a round up of the 100 gigs in there newspaper. You can check out the write up below..

NORTHUMBERLAND GAZETTE : MUSIC MEN PUT THEIR FEET UP AT LAST

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100 gigs in 100 days

May 30, 2011

The 100 gigs in 100 days Tour was a long time in the thinking. When we were busking for presents on christsmas in 2008 someone asked if we could help raise money and awareness for a charity we knew nothing about and when asking other people we found nobody knew about Grace House and that these buildings needed built and over £4 million a year was needed to keep each one alive and running.

Keeping it short, a few things were tried to see how it would go and if anyone would join the mission. The mission was to help raise money and awareness to help get built a childrens’ hospice in every county in the UK.

We Steal Flyers were always going to be touring and playing over 250 gigs a year so reaching thousands and thousands of people was never going to be hard.

A 12 hour gig was the first and it was ran as an open mic night to involve more people and players then12 hours a day for a week, went pretty well.
Then came10 hours a day for 10 days which went pretty well then the 30 gigs in 30 days, started and ended very well.

September was when the plans started for the 100 gigs in 100 days when the 30 gigs in 30 days were still going, all we had to do was tell the others.

100 gigs took 4 months to plan and book. The dates were still not completely filled when the gigs started. BlogTV saved the day giving us a dontation of a years free pro account and front page online playing and coverage to between 300 and 700 people viewers every tuesday needed and when a few of the gigs pulled out, which sadly happened over a dozen times we dived into BlogTV again to keep the ball rolling.

Playing so many gigs to so many people was going to let so many people know about the whole idea and more people would get involved. No venue too big or too small and even a week in Switzerland playing in the alps because this is what We Steal Flyers do.

There is a place where a musician goes to perform to people and do it well, a place in the mind and is mostly called The Zone. This was the place we stayed for the whole 100 days and we travelled thousands of miles, kept everythign running, played to 5 people or played to hundreds and always performed the best we could do and always with a smile.

This could have have been draining and of course was to some degree and also illness comes and goes as alway but we had 4 months to prepare and almost 4 months to play. A musician wants to play and play lots, so this is what we did and we had an amazing adventure with so many people joining us along the way leaving nothing at all to complain about. A speaker blew up and the car needed a good fixing but all was sorted with good help.

Names can not be named or venues as some people and venues would be left out maybe by mistake and this is not right to do.From Northumberland, Newcastle, South Shields, North Shields, Morpeth,
Alnwick, Seaham, Yorkshire, Switzerland and more places including BlogTV,Xbox gigs and Second Life gigs online it was so much fun and rewarding and most of all worth doing.

The money raised was great but mostly this is so people know things can be done and we can all do it, hope is important and this was what most people said to us on the way.

Amongst the three of us (Derek,Shaggy and of course Mel) we booked and toured it all, we all had our roles and we all played them well.We know that wherever you met us and whoever you are you know that you did and we are ever thankful as are the families we have never met. They need our support and we gave them all we could.Every gig played we sold raffles and raised a little more as we went.
We will be teaching players as we go how to run a night and one day every one of them will play a gig at one time and all of us will be raising money to help have a charity in the uk.

This way it is all fun for everyone and something magical happens when people come together, its like we are all notes and when we come together we are a powerful song that can change everything.

We are doing more missions,and we are planning the next already..

See you somewhere & Happy everything

The We Steal Flyers Team!!!


There is Time!!

March 6, 2011

This is the brnad new video for the original song “Theres time” from our debut album “Our World” . The video was created with clips from our “100 gigs in 100 days Tour” and mostly shot on the Switzerland leg of the tour. The main cut is shot in Legends Bar in Luzern which is owned by Bill Weir and its always a pleasure to play over there. Thanks to everyone who has helped with the tour and took part in any way possible in the UK and Europe and special thanks to Student Grant for coming over with us to Cuckoo clock land and filming some of the footage.Good job mr.. The 100 gigs in 100 days is still ongoing and will finish on May the 11th at The Trap in Broomhill UK. Thanks for all your continued support.. Shaggy n Derek!

You can buy an instant download of this track or album at all good online retailers… Amazon,iTunes,Cdbaby http://www.amazon.co.uk/We-Steal-Flyers/dp/B003MOEYGC


Debut Album “Our World”

September 27, 2010

The new debut Album is finally here…. we know its been a long wait and we wanted it here just as much as you all did… but… finally…. ITS HEREEEEE!!!

You can grab it at all good online retailers… including iTunes,Amazon,Napster & HMV downloads….

Click here to listen to the tracks over on iTunes!!

Thanks to everyone for there support so far and we will see you somewhere soon either in a bar,festival or online!!

Thanks.. Shaggy ‘n’ Derek


My Train , Your Track

June 19, 2010

Well its finally come around…. our new and first single release has arrived!!

“Track” goes worldwide today and were muckle excited …woooohoooooooooo…

The single was recorded up in Mill STudios in Alnwick by Mr.Ally Lee over 3 months ago as part of our EP which will be coming soon too!

You can grab the single at all good online retailers from today such as iTunes,CDbaby,Amazon and Napster for a few pennies!

We hope you pop by to have a listen and if you enjoy the track then please drop a few pence in the iTunes box and grab a copy… HERE!!

All of the cash goes back into our music towards the new EP recording and releasing…. so thanks a lot to everyone in advance for grabbing it and supporting Independant music….

Happy Everything!!

Derek & Shaggy!


How much time do you have?

June 7, 2010

Weve been a busy couple of bods these last few weeks with clennel hall festival.. loadsa great gigs… 8 gigs in one day in the online virtual Acoustic Magic blimp! … and this weekend the Three Horse Shoes Music and Beer festival….

Were having a great time working on songs.. writing new material and gigging like hell!! Everything is going the way it should be and we have a single release on the 19th of this month!! wooohoooo…. Look out world . were a coming!!

A few weeks back we ended up back at Danby Castle for a chat with the owners… recorded a video down there in the surrounding fields while grabbing a few sneaky sarnies and pork pie picnic!! We also wrote a new song in the car on the way back .. shaggy in the back with guitar in hand while Mel was driving and Deg Dylan up front singing away and writing down lyrics….. we recorded this song in the tent before going on stage this weekend.. so you can now see both of these videos below!!

Hope you enjoy and kepp on keeping on … and on.. and on… and ariston!!

Derek & Shaggy!!