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!!!

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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


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


Facebook Gig Anyone?

August 18, 2010

sooo…..  on the 8/10/2010 We Steal Flyers performed one of the first Facebook gigs live online from shaggys house…. using a platform called Streamjam.

Bit of a strange one having no audience and no background noise but still we had a right laugh and belted through the 1 hour show to approx 68 viewers online….

You can watch the whole show below by clicking the link ….. enjoy!!!

LIVE ON STREAMJAM & FACEBOOK 8/10/2010


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!!


2 Multiplied by 4 equals Cool Photos

May 6, 2010

Last week We Steal Flyers ventured out into the wild wilderness of Ellington to find a disued railtrack.. The mission was to take Dazlin from www.darrenturnerphotography.co.uk along and get some shots for the new EP & Single which will be relelased soon.

Althought dazlin was a bit sceptical about the weather and light for the photos we carried on regardless and strolled around the place clambering over electric fences and climbing walls as high as castles.. (not really.. we climbed through one small wire fence which had half the wires missing)

Dazlin managed to get a few shots of us and they just came back … so here they are… hope you like them!

Dont forget to stop by Darren’s page HERE and check out his amazing photography of Northumberland..

Until the next adventure!!   Cyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Deg & Shaggy!