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- Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!
Feb. 6 - Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Holland - SOLD OUT!!!!!
Support: Sinister Purpose (http://www.sinisterpurpose.com)
Feb. 7 - Pop Podium, Hardenberg, Holland
Feb. 8 - Bosuil, Weert, Holland
Feb. 21 - Novesta Hall, Zlin, Czech Republic
Feb. 22 - Stara Sportova Hall, Kosice, Slovakia
Feb. 23 - Petofi Hall, Budapest, Hungary
April 17 - Rockin' 70's event, Katinkulta, Vuokatti, Finland
May 22 - Harley Davidson Celebration, Istanbul, Turkey
May 28 - Music Hall, Worpswede, Germany
May 29 - Festival Tent, Siegen, Germany
May 30 - Spectrum, Augsburg, Germany
June 1 - Kammgarn, Kaiserslautern, Germany
June 12............. watch this space!!!
August 20 - Open Air Tufertschwil 2004, Tufertschwil, Switzerland
All details, links, etc.: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/livedates.php
The Annual Dutch Heep Feast is just about to happen!!
The first gig will happen on February 6th and it is now SOLD OUT! Tickets
are still available for Hardenberg (Poppodium) next Saturday Feb 7th and
for Weert (Bosuil) next Sunday Feb 8th. All details at
. The fan meeting at Zoetermeer was sold out long ago, whilst the Hardenberg
meeting now counts over 150 fans... you can still join just by subscribing
at email@example.com . The
meeting starts at 17.00 for 3 Euro only. It ends when the concert doors
open at 20.00. For Hardenberg only: trade your old Heep LPs/CDs/singles:
look for Jan Hoogland when you arrive.
There are limited trade prices. The Weert pre-concert party starts at
16.00 on the Sunday afternoon at the Triangel Café. Heepster Erik
van Loenhout is the drummer of Fastfinger, the entertaining classic rock
band there. The guitarist of Fastfinger is said to be a Mick Box lookalike...
you are invited to be our witness!! After the gig we have.......right
.... a after-gig party! That one is almost full: 142 fans now, 150 being
the limit. Subscribe for free now at firstname.lastname@example.org
. At the Zoetermeer and Hardenberg fan meetings Leo Spruit, Marcel Wigmans
& Louis Rentrop will appear as the "Heepettes", inviting
you all to do ALL vocals on "Why Did You Go" and "Lady
In Black". They will be responsible for the guitar parts... that
is, if they can remember the chords! It will be fun anyway...
Also scheduled: Heep'n'Beer, Presentation of the "Classic Heep"
DVD (not for sale yet), "Heep Karaoke" (become a Heep idol by
singing "Easy Livin'" as compiled, conducted and produced by
Mr. Dave White), Heep Raffle (win the new "Magic Night" DVD!!),
the Special Heep/Purple Jacket Raffle (only 180 5 Euro tickets available
for this!), Heep Merchandise for sale: Classic Rock Productions will offer
you the "Magic Night" DVD and the "Three Sides of Uriah
Heep" DVD package and Image In Motion will offer you high quality
Heep apparel (check it out here: http://www.uriah-heep.net/
). And of course Bernie, Mick, Trevor, Lee and Phil were invited to all
parties for a meet & greet! Last but not least we welcome to the parties
and gigs... all the way from Japan: Yumiko Nakajima, "The World's
Biggest Heep Fan 2003", Dave Owen, CEO of the legendary Uriah Heep
Appreciation Society and current Uriah Heep Keyboard and Bass Tech. And,
as usual, all the regular and new fans from the UK, Germany and Belgium.
All fans buying a ticket for the "Heep In (fan meeting) in Zoetermeer
and Hardenberg will receive a (collectors item) laminate with cord, designed
by Uriah Heep archivist Evert Achterberg.
The Uriah Heep Holland promotion team (Evert Achterberg - Marcel Wigmans
- Kees Stroo Cloeck - Jan Hoogland - Louis Rentrop) wish you a great Heepy
weekend. They do look forward to meeting you all... let's party!!!
- Available in the 2nd week of February by Classic
Rock Productions, some "Super Audio CD" (SACD) titles including
Uriah Heep's "Magic Night"! They will all play on any CD player,
but pop them into an SACD player (or your DVD player if it's enabled for
SACD) for the ultimate Multi-channel surround sound experience, which
only the superior resolution of Direct Stream Digital audio can produce.
In addition, in just a few weeks, they will be offering you "DVD
Audio" (DVDA). This is the rival format to SACD. It will play at
good quality multi-channel sound on any normal DVD player. However play
it on a DVD-audio player (or a Hybrid DVD machine) and you can listen
to Advance Resolution Multi-Channel Surround Sound! This is the next generation
of DVD sound which uses a much higher encoding and playback sampling.
Again the results are striking to the ordinary listener. Overall sounds
are warmer on DVD Audio and every disc on the market is Multi-Channel.
For extra info and ordering: http://www.classicrockproductions.com/2004/sacdintro.htm
. For extra info on the formats: http://www.classicrockproductions.com/2004/formats.htm
- The David Byron book written by Jeff Perkins,
"Born To Perform" is now available through Classic Rock Productions:
(less than 60 copies left!).
- Last November The Heep made more than six thousand
people rock in Stockholm! Now some pics are published on the web by ScanHeep:
to Filip Björner for the info).
- UK's "Classic Rock" magazine criminally
neglected to put Heep's "Live 73" in their list of top live
albums. Well, here's our chance to put Heep back up there. Print off the
following form/image and do as it instructs: http://www.uriah-heep.com/vote_live.jpg
, or send your Top 5 Live Album titles on a postcard or the back of a
sealed envelope by March 30th 2004 to Readers' Greatest Live Albums, Classic
Rock, 99 Baker Street, London W1U 6FP, England. (thanks to Mike Taylor
and Jay Pearson for the info)
- The Brazilian "Rock Brigade" magazine
published on its January issue a review on last year's "Magician
Birthday Party" event: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/pressreviews.php
. They also included a note about Trevor Bolder now playing the Brazilian
D'Alegria handcrafted bass guitars: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/webimages/RB_Jan2004a.jpg
- Awesome old Uriah Heep photos can be found at
this website: http://www.repfoto.com/
. You will find photos of Heep with David Byron, as well as pics from
the 1975 "Butterfly Ball" live concert featuring John Lawton
and Ozzy Osbourne's concerts featuring Lee Kerslake, and plenty of stunning
photos of tons of other rock acts! (thanks to Harrie Hendriksen for the
- Brazil's most popular progressive rock website,
"Rock Progressivo Brasil" (RPB), is currently organizing its
annual "Best of" poll. To vote for Uriah Heep, please follow
this link: http://www.rockprogressivo.com.br/pesquisas/best_eng.htm
(thanks to Cesar Lanzarini for the info).
- We all know that Heep do not get enough air play
on UK TV & radio, well if you have been listening to Alex Lester 3.00am
to 6.00am on January 26th on BBC Radio 2 you would have heard "Easy
Living"! Maybe a small step but the week before he told listeners
that he had gone out to a local record shop and bought several Heep albums
and was going to play them in the coming weeks. Perhaps we should all
e-mail and/or call Steve Wright and get some on when most of us are awake!
(thanks to Bill Brisco for the info)
- The new Turkish Uriah Heep Fan Club Page, "HeepTurk",
is now up and running: http://www.geocities.com/heepturk/
. Its keeper, Bora Cetin, is in addition writing a 4 or 5-page long article
about Heep for the "HE" magazine.
- If you tried to get in touch with Katia Pardini
regarding the new Brazilian Uriah Heep Fan Club and your e-mail bounced
back, then the right time is now as she is again reachable at email@example.com
. Soon their website will be up and running...
MORE HEEP... AND RELATED!
- The European release schedule for Ken Hensley's
"The Last Dance" CD is as follows:
January 26th 2004: Scandinavia - Universal Music; Germany/Austria/Switzerland
March 29th 2004: Holland/Belgium - Suburban Records; France - Suburban
Records; Italy - Frontiers Records; Spain/Portugal - Matertrax
April 21st 2004: Japan - Nippon Crown.
Soon we'll announce the release in other countries!!
- New Finnish and Scandinavian Ken Hensley Tour
Dates now available at http://www.ken-hensley.com
! Very soon the forthcoming Russian dates will be announced there as well.
- Ken Hensley is one of the special guests of Ayreon's
new album called "The Human Equation"! Ayreon is Arjen Lucassen's
project, and Ken played some killer Hammond on this upcoming album! More
details here: http://www.ayreon.com/news/news.php?news_id=86&project_id=1
(a teaser trailer is available there to be downloaded).
- Robin George is pleased to have signed The Byron
Band "Lost And Found" to Majestic Rock. The project deserves
marketing to the mainstream rock audience and theyre the guys doing
it. Majestic are re-packaging the CDs, but the music remains the
same. The Robin George website still has got a few original copies left,
so last chance for the first edition
when theyre gone theyre
gone! More info at http://www.robingeorge.co.uk/
(thanks to Fiona Bond for the info).
- Lans, an young painter from Israel, has done
some art works inspired by Uriah Heep, Ken Hensley, Phil Lanzon, and others...
check her art out here: http://lansart.com/inspired.phtml
- Trevor Hensley is playing at a singer songwriter's
night in London on Feb 9th 2004. The venue is called West One Four and
the night is "The Original Songwriters Night". It will be a
chance for Trevor to play in public three new songs from his new CD which
will be called "Step off the Wheel". If anyone wants info on
the venue please contact Trevor via his web site (http://www.trevorhensley.com)
or check out http://www.westonefour.com