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'The First Few Drops [1994 Reissue]' CD sells out

Posted on 15 August, 2019 at 6:25 Comments comments (0)

The last remaining copies of 'The First Few Drops [1994 Reissue]' CD's have finally been sold (thanks to everyone who bought it), which means the only back catalogue CD's we still have in stock in their original pressings are 'The Power and The Glory' and 'Think Positive!'.


If anyone's interested, you can buy the pair for only £4.99 (includes FREE worldwide postage too!) from our Bandcamp Page HERE.




Also, we still have copies of the limited edition 12-disc box set 'Bloody Well Everything! (The Complete Works) available at the reduced (half the original) price of only £19.99 (includes FREE T-Shirt as well!) - BUY HERE.

'The Butcher Baronet Trailer is released today

Posted on 14 August, 2019 at 11:30 Comments comments (0)

We're really excited by the newly-released teaser trailer for award-winning Lone Pine Pictures' upcoming film 'The Butcher Baronet' which we think looks amazing. We're delighted and honoured that it features Gary's specially-written song of the same name (featuring performances by three Whisky Priests members - Gary MillerMick Tyas and Ralf Weihrauch - and produced by Iain Petrie at Awake Music) and can't wait to see the finished film...


"One public house leads three friends to unearth another local legend. Durham's Dick Whittington. They discover the amazing story of Sir John Duck."

 

You can watch the Trailer HERE.


Also, check out the promo poster (below) based on official Whisky Priests artist Helen Temperley's design...



Gary Miller 'DLI EP' - NEW RELEASE!

Posted on 18 July, 2019 at 2:45 Comments comments (1)

We are delighted to announce that Whisky Priests frontman Gary Miller has a new CD release available for pre-order! (releases on Monday 5th August 2019, when it will ship out).


The DLI EP was recorded in 2017/18 and produced by Iain Petrie. It was originally planned for release on CD last year. Due to a variety of circumstances, however, the EP was temporarily put on hold but we are glad to say that at last it is finally seeing the light of day.


The CD contains 4 tracks, the first ones recorded for Gary's upcoming album 'From Coalfield to Battlefield', which chronicles the history of the Durham Light Infantry through personal stories over a 200-year period.


Released on Whippet Records (WPTCD28), the track listing is:


THE FINAL LETTER OF JIMMY DURHAM

BALLAD OF LANCE-SERGEANT WILLIAM STONES

EUPHONIUM AND CORNET

THE DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY


Gary is extremely proud of these 4 songs, and is overjoyed to that they are at last receiving an official release on hard copy CD format.


'The Durham Light Infantry' was of course originally a Whisky Priests song that appeared as the final track on the band's debut album 'Nee Gud Luck' in 1989 and has been performed numerous times by the band live. For this release, however, Gary has reworked the lyrics and recorded them to a musical backing by Ferryhill Town Band, providing an amazing and interesting contrast to the original version.


Please note, this is an extremely limited release - only 100 copies are being pressed! So, it is sure to become a rare collector's item.


It also contains some fantastic artwork by official Whisky Priests / Gary Miller / Mad Martins / Whippet Records artist and illustrator Helen Temperley.


We hope you will support this release as any proceeds will go towards the recording and manufacturing of the full album.


You can order the DLI EP direct from our Bandcamp website by following the link HERE.



'Bloody Well Everything' 10/10 Review on House of Prog Radio

Posted on 15 June, 2019 at 2:05 Comments comments (3)

There is a wonderful 10/10 review of 'Bloody Well Everything! (The Complete Works 1985-2000)' by Kev Rowland on the House of Prog Radio website.




You can read the full article HERE.

Listen to Mick on Aycliffe Radio

Posted on 1 May, 2019 at 2:15 Comments comments (2)

You can now listen in full to latest show (#26) of Steve and Cols Folk Rock/Celtic Rock/Acoustic Rock Show@Aycliffe Radio which features Mick's guest appearance - here.



Mick Tyas on Aycliffe Radio today

Posted on 28 April, 2019 at 4:35 Comments comments (2)

Listen out for Mick, appearing as special guest on Steve and Cols Folk Rock/Celtic Rock/Acoustic Rock Show@Aycliffe Radio today between 16:00 and 18:00. Mick will be chatting and selecting some of his favourite tracks, which will be played on the show, as well as performing a new song live (solo) and plugging upcoming event Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds with Gary Miller and Mick Tyas at The Ship Inn at Middlestone on Wednesday 8th May and previewing a couple of songs from 'Singing It All Back Home', the brilliant and highly-acclaimed new album from Bedford And Simmonds.


To listen to the show, simply follow the link here.



Gary Alikivi interview with Whisky Priests collaborator Keith Armstrong

Posted on 16 April, 2019 at 2:45 Comments comments (2)

There's a wonderful interview with Whisky Priests collaborator Keith Armstrong (anyone got our 1995 album 'Bleeding Sketches' featuring Keith's incredible lyrics?) in the latest blog by North East freelance journalist (film-maker, photographer and more!) Gary Alikivi, in which Keith tells some great stories, elaborates on his background as a major poet alongside his tireless work in promoting and developing North East culture through the arts, and talks in detail about his connections with The Whisky Priests and his further collaborations with Whisky Priests lead singer/songwriter Gary Miller (e.g. Mad Martins). It's well worth a read.




Read the interview here.

Gary Alikivi interview now online

Posted on 23 March, 2019 at 6:40 Comments comments (1)

Gary Alikivi's interview with Gary and Mick is now online.

You can read it here.



'Bloody Well Everything' 5-star review in RnR Magazine

Posted on 23 March, 2019 at 5:50 Comments comments (1)

Many thanks to Ian Croft for giving 'Bloody Well Everything!' a 5-star review in the latest issue of the mighty RnR Magazine, describing it as "an exceptional body of work from a great band that has been much missed" - wonderful stuff!



Now seems a good time for a reminder that we still have a few copies of our 'Bloody Well Everything' limited edition Box Set (187 tracks over 12 CD's) still available at the reduced price of £19.99 (plus FREE Tour shirt in choice of sizes - M, L, XL and FREE immediate download - with 3 bonus tracks from a 1995 radio session not on the box set). Get it now while stocks last!!...




You can order it here.

Gary's Mad Martins awarded 'Most Ambitious Release of 2018' in Shite 'n' Onions

Posted on 17 March, 2019 at 7:05 Comments comments (1)

Congratulations to Gary for being awarded 'Most Ambitious Release of 2018' in US Magazine Shite 'n' Onions's 'Best of 2018' for his acclaimed epic project Mad Martins - a 50-track 3xCD and 104-page book (which also features major contributions from one or two other Whisky Priests members). It's very satisfying and gratifying for him to be acknowledged for stretching the boundaries of his creativity and for something that he and others put a lot of passion and commitment into.


You can order Mad Martins here.


In the meantime, further news on the future development of Mad Martins coming soon...



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