Kirk Brandon announces ‘aKoustiK 2017’ tour dates…

Kirk Brandon has just announced another set of ‘aKoustiK’ tour dates for late summer 2017; the eleven dates will feature Kirk accompanied by cellist Sam Sansbury; Kirk has also alluded to a brand new Cello Suites CD entitled ‘Duo’ to tie in with the tour.

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Advance tickets are already on sale at some venues.

In other related news Cherry Red Records have confirmed the forthcoming release of the Theatre Of Hate ‘He Who Dares Wins’ Deluxe 5CD boxset; this follows the Cherry Red Records 3CD Deluxe release of ‘Westworld’ in late 2016, and the current album ‘Kinshi’ which was released to critical acclaim in October 2016.

Unavailable for many years on CD, the two ‘He Who Dares Wins’ albums from 1981 have now finally been treated to a deluxe edition. Alongside the original albums, which have been re-mastered, are the two reunion shows issued under the He Who Dares Wins banner and a bonus disc featuring a previously unissued live concert from the 1982 Westworld tour.

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Housed in a clamshell box, the package also boasts within the booklet a raft of illustrations and fresh sleeve-notes penned by Mojo’s Pat Gilbert drawn from interviews with band members – advance orders are being taken now via the Cherry Red ToH Shop

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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