New Single “Nowhere To Sail” Released Today

December 5, 2014

Out December 5th 2014

Our new single “Nowhere To Sail” is officially released today across the world wide web!!! You can find it on pretty much all of the Online music stores including iTunes,Amazon mp3,CDBaby and lots more!

Its always am amazingly exciting time for us releasing singles and albums and hopefully you all get a little excited too to hear new music!

There is a whole lot effort goes into writing,recording,design work and the promotional side of things and we do this all ourselves but in return we recieve all the happiness and glory of you lot appreciating what we do so we would love to hear what you think of the new single if and when you grab it! Feedback is always great to hear when this is such a big part of our lives!

We’d like to say a huggggee thank you as always for showing us your support in whatever way you have… and enjoying what we love to enjoy doing!! This is our life and has been for some time now and its you goodies that keep us alive and help us grow…

Thank you and Happy Everything from Shaggy and Derek!!

Here are a few links to where you can grab the single and we hope ya love our new little baby as much as we do!!! See you somewhere soon!!!!!

ITunes : https://itunes.apple.com/…/nowhere-to-sail-sin…/id926816404…

CDBaby : http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/westealflyers6

Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/Nowhere-to-Sail/dp/B00OAVQ5Z4


“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


January 2012 “Switzerland Tour” Narnia here we come!

January 30, 2012

Hello, my name is Grant and for the next two weeks I’ll be updating the blog for the guys!
So, with that out of the way, let’s begin.

As always, we met at Shaggys place with all of our bags and prepared for the journey to the airport. “Holy Cow Batman” Shaggy is awake!? There’s a first time for anything I suppose.
Soon after we had made it to the airport and took care of the boring stuff, we got to rest, sharing a coffee at the same place we had stopped at two years ago!

After a long rest we finished up and noticed the plane was boarding! How did we miss that!? Arriving at our gate and heading straight out to the plane, we began to see Narnia in our sights!
One hour and 40 minutes later we had arrived in Geneva, feeling very, very glad to be back on the ground, only to remember that we now had a 3 hour train ride, oh joy. However, this train was special, it had an “upstairs”; the excitement of the train swaying ever so slightly to the left and right only lasted for the first 5 minuets of the journey. The rest of the trip consisted of Shaggy composing a song and drawing a pretty picture, like total rock stars, right? FINALLY! We made to to Luzern and met up with our old friend Margo Cummings, the wonderful lady that has helped set up our gig at the Ecole d’Humanité. She was right there, to pick us up from the train station in the infamous “sad-car” to take us to Bill Weir, the one and only. He’s kind enough to let us use his amazing place and let us pillage his food and coffee supply!
Tomorrow, we’ll be playing a gig at Bill’s bar, “Legends”; tune in again to see how it turns out.

Bead, AWAAAAY!!

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This was drawn by our very own Shaggy, stay tuned to see Dereks Picture!


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


Cheers to a fruity Brew! “NORTHUMBERLAND GAZETTE”

October 8, 2011

We recently got a feature in the Northumberland Gazette and Morpeth Herald about out Yorkshire Tour and our sponsor “Brass Monkey Breweries” You can read the post below.

Published on Tuesday 4 October 2011 05:38

THEY completed a gruelling musical marathon, performing 100 gigs in 100 days.

They have raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Their first radio podcast show attracted more than 3,000 music fans worldwide.

And now, benevolent buskers Derek Allan and Shaggy, aka Jason Vare, are raising a glass to another adventure.

Because the music duo, who go by the name of We Steal Flyers, are about to make their own beer.

And the pair want to give their alcoholic beverage, which will be named after the band, a fruity twist – by making it mango flavoured.

Derek, from Broomhill, explained: “When we tour, Shaggy and me have a vindaloo and a mango chutney.

“You can’t have a vindaloo beer so we thought we would go for mango.

“We want to make it about four per cent, so people will be likely to drink more of it without falling down.”

The twosome intend to start making the drink in April next year, teaming up with The Brass Monkey Brewery, which is based in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire.

But how did the lads get the chance to try their hand at brewing?

Derek said: “The Brass Monkey Brewery sponsor our Yorkshire tours and Richard from the brewery asked us if we wanted to take a look and see what they do.

“We watched them make the beer and we were like, ‘we could do that’ and we were asked if we would like to make some.

“We like to try everything and making beer will be brilliant. It is really exciting.”

Derek and Shaggy, from Bedlington, will make the drink during their Yorkshire Brass Monkey Brewery Tour 2012 in April.

And the lads are hoping the punters will lap it up.

“For us, the aim is just for people to like it,” said Derek.

Their ale adventure is just the latest addition to the We Steal Flyers journey, which includes playing a century of gigs in as many days, in aid of children’s hospices.

And in November, the guys are set to support Roy Wood, of Wizzard fame, during his I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday Midlands Extravaganza.

Looking ahead to the gig at Wolverhampton’s The Robin 2, in November, Derek said: “Roy Wood is like Mr Christmas. He is one of the most respected musicians in the world and it is a big deal to be playing to his home crowd.”


Yorkshire Tour & Brass Monkey Brewery

August 3, 2011

Well we are finally back from our mini Yorkshire tour and once again… It was amazing and one of the best so far! Massive thanks to Rich and Brass Monkey Brewery for making the Tour possible and making us more than welcome as always!

The tour kicked off 11 days ago and we landed at our first gig with a few hiccups to say the least but .. enough said about that the better we think.. lol..

From then though we kicked off the Thurstyfest 3 Festival on the saturday morning and the Rose & Crown sure know how to throw a festival!

Every gig from that point on was amazing and we had so much support though out yorkshire from the local press, to familiar faces and people travelling 100’s of miles to come to a show and of course rich and freinds and the Brass Monkey Brewery for sponsoring the whole tour.

We even managed to squeeze a day off in the middle and nip about and check out the scenery. We popped down to Holmfirth where they have the famous cafe from the TV series “Last of the summer wine” and travelled up to the beautiful Castle Hill for some great scenery and the fotos will be on the We Steal Flyers FACEBOOK page soon.

Well all that is left to do now is to nip down to the brewery for a weekend and create our “We Steal FLyers” beer for sale in bars down in the yorkshire area , which we cant wait for!

We’re returning to the Rose & Crown for the New Year Eve;s party to play some songs and party the next year in… and we cant wait!

What an amazing tour and thanks to every single one of you who made it special…

Shaggy n Derek!  http://www.westealflyers.co.uk

Heres a post in the Huddersfield Examiner about the Tour    “News report”


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


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


Competition Time

February 5, 2011

The brand new single “Another Song” will be ready very soon and were looking for anyone that would like to have a go at desigining the front cover artwork. This can be anything at all ….whether it be a drawing, pencil or pen, a photo, kids doodles or some hi-tech cover..anything goes at all.. so if you fancy submitting something, Upload it to your facebook and share it on the We Steal Flyers facebook fan page….. the winner will get a signed album, the new single,a We Steal FLyers T-shirt, some badges and a few other goodies all delivered to your door with a big thank you note .. The lyrics for the song are below to give you some kind of inspiration for your ideas…. remember..you dont need to be a fabulous artist to enter… just take part, this is all that counts….Good luck Everyone and we’re really looking forward to viewing your entries! The single will be released via all the online stores including iTunes and CDbaby and will feature your artwork… entries must be in by the 1st of March….. Happy doodling.. Shaggy ‘n’ Derek

Lyrics “ANOTHER SONG”

WHAT DO YOU WANT , WHAT DO YOU SEE
WHAT DO YOU BUY AND WHY IS IT NOT FREE
WHO DO YOU HIDE AND WHO DO YOU SEEK
WHY ARE WE SO STRONG AND THEN WERE SO WEEK

ANOTHER SONG BY A MAN YOULL NEVER KNOW
ANOTHER SONG ABOUT PLACES YOULL NEVER GO
ANOTHER SONG ABOUT DREAMS YOULL NEVER DREAM
ANOTHER SONG ABOUT WASTING YOUR LIFE BY THE STREAN

BUT IL HOLD YOU KNOW, LIKE I HELD YOU THEN
ALL THOSE NIGHTS AGO
BUT IL HOLD YOU NOW, LIKE I HELD YOU THEN
ALL THOS NIGHTS AGO

WHO DO YOU KNWO AND WHERE WILL THEY BE
WHO DO YOU LOVE AND WHY IS IT NOT ME
WHERE DO YOU STAND, WHERE HAVE YOU STOOD
WHO WOULD YOU ASK , ASK IF YOU COULD

ANOTHER SONG BY A MAN YOULL NEVER KNOW
ANOTHER SONG ABOUT PLACES YOULL NEVER GO
ANOTHER SONG ABOUT DREAMS YOULL NEVER DREAM
ANOTHER SONG ABOUT WASTING YOUR LIFE BY THE STREAN

BUT IL HOLD YOU KNOW, LIKE I HELD YOU THEN
ALL THOSE NIGHTS AGO
BUT IL HOLD YOU NOW, LIKE I HELD YOU THEN
ALL THOS NIGHTS AGO