Ginger’s cracked mirror finish Silvertone Apocolypse Pro guitar up for grabs!

24th April 2018 | Andy

Ginger is having a bit of a spring clean, and is auctioning off his Silvertone Apocalypse Pro guitar, used to record the “Wildhearts Live In The Studio DVD”, and the self-titled White Album.

Check out this beauty on eBay here.

We also have lyric sheet to Caffeine Bomb, hand written and signed by Ginger himself up for grabs on eBay here.

But be quick – bidding for both of these items ends this weekend!

Headline solo dates, and Levellers support sets

31st January 2018 | Kris

Ginger will be playing a number of headline Ghost In The Tanglewood shows in March, as well as supporting The Levellers as they tour the UK in February and March.

He’ll be making stops in the following towns:

Friday 2nd February – William Aston Hall, Wrexham (supporting The Levellers)
Saturday 3rd February – Charter Theatre, Preston (supporting The Levellers)
Thursday 1st March – Tivoli, Buckley (supporting Ferocious Dog)
Saturday 3rd March – The Lantern, Halifax (Headline show)
Sunday 4th March – Firebug, Leicester (Headline show)
Monday 5th March – The Market Hall Cinema, Brynmawr (Headline show)
Tuesday 6th March – Prince Albert, Brighton (Headline show)
Wednesday 7th March – Cheese and Grain, Frome (Headline show)
Thursday 8th March – The Victoria, Swindon (Headline show)
Friday 9th March – Joiners, Southampton (Headline show)
Saturday 10th March – Gorilla, Manchester (supporting Ferocious Dog)
Tuesday 13th March – Opera House, Buxton (supporting The Levellers)
Wednesday 14th March – Townhall, Cheltenham (supporting The Levellers)
Thursday 15th March – Westlands, Yeovil (supporting The Levellers)
Friday 16th March – Barbican, York (supporting The Levellers)
Saturday 17th March – The Stables, Milton Keynes (supporting The Levellers)
Sunday 18th March – Philharmonic, Liverpool (supporting The Levellers)
Tuesday 20th March – The Anvil, Basingstoke (supporting The Levellers)
Wednesday 21st March – Corn Exchange, Cambridge (supporting The Levellers)
Thursday 22nd March – De Montfort Hall, Leicester (supporting The Levellers)
Friday 23rd March – De Le Warr Pavillion, Bexhill (supporting The Levellers)
Saturday 24th March – Cathedral, Winchester (supporting The Levellers)
Thursday 29th March – The Hairy Dog, Derby (Headline show)
Sunday 13th May – Lost Evening, London Roundhouse (supporting Frank Turner)

Tickets available from the usual outlets, including the The Wildhearts webstore here.

Help Our Brother, Scott Sorry

23rd December 2017 | Andy

On December 22nd, our brother Scott Sorry was diagnosed with a cystic brain tumour.

He will be undergoing surgery on December 26th, with the hope the surgeons will be able to remove it successfully, but as Scott lives in the US, the costs of his medical treatment are very large.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help raise some funds to help Scott and his family out – there’s no good time for news like this, but Christmas time seems to add an extra cruel twist to the news. If you are able, please spare whatever cash you can – the cost of a pint with your mates, for example, would all go to help out Scott with his recovery. You can donate at www.gofundme.com/scottsorry

Thank you for your support!

Acoustic Wildhearts Tour

23rd October 2017 | Andy

This December, Ginger and CJ will head out on a small, intimate tour of the UK, where they will play a selection of Wildhearts songs in an acoustic setting!

Tickets for these shows will likely sell out quickly, so don’t delay in getting yours from www.omerch.eu/shop/thewildhearts!

They will be visiting the following towns:

09th December 2017 – Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool
10th December 2017 – Bar Metro, Bolton
11th December 2017 – Fulford Arms, York (SOLD OUT!)
12th December 2017 – Plug, Sheffield
13th December 2017 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
14th December 2017 – Bannermans, Edinburgh (SOLD OUT!)
18th December 2017 – The Globe, Cardiff
19th December 2017 – Cavern Club, Exeter
20th December 2017 – Engine Rooms, Southampton
21st December 2017 – The Live Rooms, Chester

UPDATE: The Edinburgh and York shows have already sold out, so don’t delay getting your tickets for other shows!

Mutation Tour Dates

27th September 2017 | Andy

In only a few short weeks, Mutation kicks off its tour of the UK, Ireland and Japan.

Mutation, the extreme metal project from Ginger, features Scott Lee Andrews (Exit_International) and Denzel (Ginger Wildheart Band) among their ranks. They will be touring their recently released third album, Dark Black, around the following towns and cities:

UK
Fri 27th October – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Sat 28th October – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms (Hallowe’en Hooteanny)
Sun 29th October – Manchester, Deaf Institute
Mon 30th October – Glasgow, Stereo
Tue 31st October – Newcastle, Riverside
Wed 1st November – London, Underworld
Thu 2nd November – Cardiff, Globe
Fri 3rd November – Brighton, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
Sat 4th November – Leeds, University Union (Damnation Festival)
Wed 22nd November – Belfast, Empire

Japan
Mon 13th November – Osaka, Shinsaibashi FANJ Twice
Tue 14th November – Nagoya, Sakae TIGHT ROPE
Wed 15th November – Tokyo, Shibuya TSUTAYA O-NEST
Thu 16th November – Tokyo, Shibuya TSUTAYA O-NEST

Tickets for UK shows are available from mutation.seetickets.com, and tickets for the Hallowe’en Hootenanny are available from The Ticket Factory.
Tickets for Japan dates are available from www.creativeman.co.jp/event/mutation2017.

Following Ginger’s recent mental health issues, he has this to say of the tour:

I am fully committed to the Mutation tour in October, and all other Mutation activity to come. I consider this music a catharsis, a way of channeling the aggression and desperation that I’m currently experiencing.
These shows will act as essential therapy in keeping me focused and providing a goal to strive for in my mental health well-being. I’m maintaining my fitness and keeping my eye on the prize.
When I say that we will rid ourselves of our demons on every date of this tour in mean it 100 per cent. This will not be a drill.

Let’s join Ginger, Scott and Denzel for some much needed live music therapy.

Ginger’s Schecter Hellraiser “Chutzpah!” Guitar, Could Be Yours!

25th August 2017 | Andy

Ginger is selling his dark red sunburst Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 guitar – the very guitar used in the writing and recording of Chutzpah! and Chutzpah! Jnr, and played during the Chutzpah! tour and more recent Wildhearts tours.

Extensively customised through his trademark application of stickers and decals, this is a chance to own a one-off piece of rock history.

Ginger says:
“When Chutzpah! came out, to roaring reviews, most people complimented us on the guitar sound. Even live, people would delight in the fact that we had a modern edge, and it was all down to this thing before you.

This beautiful guitar was responsible for the writing and recording of Chutzpah! and Chutzpah! Jnr, and the world tour that followed.

Of course it didn’t retire there, as I played it, almost exclusively, for many volume packed years, as my go-to guitar. Perfect tone, insanely good tuning (I never owned a tuner in the years I played this one live) and now covered in stickers from all round the world.

On opening up the box there was even an original tour set list, so as an added bonus I’ll chuck in some personal items from the time. Just bits and pieces from that period in Wildheart’s history.

But the main draw, obviously, is this sublime piece of our story. The Chutzpah! guitar.

Gx”

It is being auctioned from Ginger’s official eBay page at www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ginger-Wildhearts-Schecter-Hellraiser-Solo-6-guitar-dark-red-sunburst-colour/292226690419. You can see the details about the guitar and shipping details on the listing page.

Check it out in action playing Mazel Tov Cocktail on stage during the 2009 Chutzpah! tour (this was before it was stickered up),
on YouTube here.

The auction will run until Monday 4th September – let’s find this a good home!

Summer Ireland Solo Shows

31st July 2017 | Andy

Ginger will be making his way back over the Irish Sea for 2 very special, intimate shows in Dublin and Belfast next week.

Hot off his support slot with The Levellers, Ginger will once again be joined by his musical cohorts Jase Edwards, Stix, and Sophia Vassalos, where they will perform brand new material from Ginger’s latest album Ghost In The Tanglewood, as well some of his more established tracks from his extensive back catalogue!

Ginger says:
I can’t wait to come back to The Sugar Club. I made so many friends the last time that I’d like to live in Dublin and play the Sugar Club once a week. Sadly, as an international jet setting fashion guru and all round style magnet, visiting is my only available option, so we’ll both have to make do with the odd gig now and then.

So waddya say let’s make it an unforgettable night, eh?

I dunno, I’ve got an incredibly good feeling about this!
See you at the bar. Mines a whiskey. Irish only.”

The two Irish dates are as follows:

  • Fri 4th August, Dublin Sugar Club – Tickets
  • Sat 5th August, Ballymena Diamond Rock Club – Tickets
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    For those of you travelling from Belfast, the Diamond Rock Club have a coach service running from Katy Dalys which will get you to the Diamond Rock Club in time for the show – click here for more details.

    Ghost In The Tanglewood

    2nd March 2017 | Andy

    Ginger has just launched his Pledge campaign for his new country album, Ghost In The Tanglewood.

    He says:
    “I’m beyond chuffed to bring you this, my first album in a country style.
    Ghost In The Tanglewood features an all new gang of seasoned musicians, and I’m honestly delighted with this finished album.

    My fairly unavoidable accent means that the songs come off less Willie Nelson and more Bobby Thompson, but every lyric is purely heartfelt and every song is as true a story as you’ll ever hear in roots based music. This is Country music, played by a working class Geordie raised on Country and Northern Folk music. This stuff has always been in my blood since I was a wee nipper and it’s an honour to finally get to play it for you.”

    You can watch Ginger explain all about the album at the PledgeMusic page, where it is available for pre-order right now on CD and vinyl, both signed and unsigned, as well as a very tasty personalised A2 art print. You will also get an immediate download of the album when you place your order, so you can begin to enjoy it straight away!

    Head over to www.pledgemusic.com/projects/ghost-in-the-tanglewood to get it now!

    Mutation III – Dark Black

    6th January 2017 | Kris

    Mutation III – Dark Black, the latest instalment of Ginger’s extreme metal project, is released on PledgeMusic via the RoundRecords pledge at 5:55pm

    Dark Black, co-written with Exit International/Jaws of Death’s Scott Lee Andrews, is available in digital, CD and Vinyl formats, (all formats include the digital edition). The album features a range of musicians including Devin Townsend, Phil Campbell, Givvi Flynn and Jon Poole.

    For a taste of the mayhem in store, check out first video Irritant, directed by Oly Edkins:

    Says Ginger: “I really can’t wait to see what you guys make of this new Mutation album. It’s not for everyone, obviously, but I absolutely love it.

    The most intense of the three albums, I’m very proud of what me and Scott Exit have achieved here, wrestling mental health issues into sonic form, while Jase Edwards and Dave Draper have done an amazing job creating the sonic landscapes here.

    We’ll be taking Mutation on the road in 2017, so for those of you with a taste for the extreme please keep your eyes open for tour dates.”

    Says Scott: “Dark Black” is not the kind of record to have a standout single or a track that represents the whole album but being human and full of contradictions it’s safe to say ‘Irritant’ is a good place to start. Even though we intended to make music that was an ordeal to sit through, Ginger and myself are hardwired for hooks…..This is a good example of that. And that chorus? Even the most optimistic person you know would find a time to belt that mantra internally. Two men’s misery is now everybody’s noise-punk singalong”

    Manchester Show Rescheduled + Fishing For Luckies in Nottingham / Toyko

    27th December 2016 | Kris

    The Wildhearts were sorry to have to cancel the final show of the tour in Manchester, as Ginger was suffering from a serious stomach bug. He soldiered on through the previous show in London, but had to throw in the towel after 20 minutes of the Manchester Hey! Hello! set. See the video below for Ginger’s on-stage apology at the time.

    The Manchester show was immediately rescheduled for 26th January. Original tickets are still valid, additional tickets are on-sale at: https://thewildhearts.probitymerch.com/listings/. Refunds are available until 10th January from point of purchase for anyone who cannot make it to the rescheduled show.

    For people travelling significant distance to the rescheduled show, the kind folks in Ginger’s Associated Secret Society are collecting donations to help people with travel costs, and to link people up with floors to crash on etc. See Moshville for full details.

    An additional ‘Fishing For Luckies’ show has been announced for Friday 27th January at Nottingham Rock City, prior to a Japanese ‘Fishing For Luckies’ show on 31st January at Tsutaya O-East in Tokyo.