Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners out on tour!

11th October 2019 | Andy

Ginger will be embarking on a November solo tour with his new band The Sinners! They’ll be playing a selection of Ginger’s back catalogue of solo material, and will be supported by Lauren Tate (Hands Off Gretel) and Nick Parker.

You can catch up with them all in the following cities:

7th November – London, 229 Venue 1 (Tickets)
8th November – Cardiff, St John’s Church (Tickets)
9th November – Sheffield, Corporation (Tickets)
10th November – Leicester, Y Theatre (Tickets)
14th November – Glasgow, Cottiers Theatre (Tickets)
15th November – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree (Tickets)
16th November – Newcastle, Assembly Room (Tickets)
17th November – Manchester, Dancehouse (Tickets)

Brand new solo album, Headzapoppin, out now!

10th October 2019 | Andy

Ginger has written a brand new solo album, available for download now, and pre-order for CDs and vinyl, at round-records.com.
Entitled Headzapoppin, Ginger has this to say about it:

Writing music is a form of therapy for me. It keeps my mind occupied and ensures that I live in the moment.

This album is a collection of songs written while walking Maggie (my dog) on early mornings with very few people around and tons of ideas not suited to either The Wildhearts or my more rootsy solo albums.

I figured if this album merely pays for itself, through a modest amount being actually available, then my work was worth it, and I subsequently will try to release one of these mixed packages every year. As of now, before anyone has heard this grab-bag of brain zaps, I have no idea if people are going to love this collection of musical mutts or hate it.

My work here is done for now. Next stop, your ears.

Wish me luck.

Gx

Headzapoppin solo album

You can order it right now from round-records.com!

Ginger plays Camden Rocks, Saturday 1st June

28th May 2019 | Andy

Ginger will be playing a solo set at this year’s Camden Rocks festival, in The Underworld on Saturday 1st June, 15:30-16:45.
Tickets are still available from www.camdenrocksfestival.com – come and join us and hundreds of other great bands over the weekend!

Camden Rocks 2019 set

Ginger’s New Solo Album “The Pessimist’s Companion” – Pre-Order And Instant Download Available at 5.55pm Friday November 23!

22nd November 2018 | Andy

Ginger Wildheart releases his brand new solo album “The Pessimist’s Companion” direct to the world on his Round Records label, at 5.55pm on Friday November 23rd.

Says Ginger:

“The Pessimist’s Companion” is a break-up album, which follows on from the confessional “Ghost In The Tanglewood”.
It was written largely in a caravan, where me and Maggie, my faithful furry companion, lived and and documented the emotional minefield of a relationship breakdown and the search for the strength to ‘start again’ in life.
As with “Ghost In The Tanglewood”, this is a fearlessly honest collection of songs, thoughts and feelings.
I have used the same musicians this time around too. I feel that they performed so admirably on the last album and created a perfect bed from which to showcase the lyrics and melodies.
And the album is, once again, produced by Dave Draper who did such a great job with the sound of the last album.
I hope you find some comfort, some joy and a sense of sharing with this selection of songs.
Sharing troubles with you in song is my therapy.
Thank you for being there.
Gx



“The Pessimist’s Companion” will be available on CD and vinyl, with limited edition signed options.
Pre-orders are available at 5.55pm on Friday 23 November from round-records.com and will come with an instant download of the album. Finished products will be shipped early 2019.

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!