Ginger’s London Words & Music Show

6th December 2014 | Kris

Ginger is planning a ‘Words & Music’ tour in the spring, to tie into his G·A·S·S· project. We’re pleased to say that the first show has been announced at London’s Leicester Square Theatre on Sun 26 April 2015. Tickets are now on-sale.

This tour is Ginger’s first combined spoken word and live performance, charting from the first Wildhearts album to the award winning 555%. It’s not a pretty story, but there is plenty of drama and a happy ending.

Ginger & Courtney Honour Video

28th November 2014 | Kris

From Ginger’s G.A.S.S. project, see Classic Rock for the exclusive video of Honour – a duet with Courtney Love, in advance of release as a single.

G.A.S.S. (Ginger Associated Secret Society) was launched earlier in the year and is updated monthly with new songs, videos, demos and masses of other new content. GASS Lite, a free taster month of the project is now available: http://g.a.s.s.co/lite

Halloween Hootenanny Fancy Dress Competition

18th October 2014 | Kris

At the Halloween Show in Wolverhampton, you’re encouraged to come in fancy dress

We’ll be holding a competition for the best outfit seen at the show. The prize for the best costume on the night will be an Acoustic Ibanez guitar signed by and presented by Ginger. This is in addition to the G·A·S·S-specific costume competition.

As part of the mini-tour there are tickets available for Glasgow, with support from Eureka Machines and Baby Chaos (with Ginger guesting on guitar) and for York, with support from Eureka Machines and Scaramanga Six.

G·A·S·S· at the halfway mark

4th October 2014 | Kris

Ginger’s online secret society project, G·A·S·S, has reached the halfway point of a year’s content, leading off with the anthemic “Don’t Stop Loving The Music”. G·A·S·S has now released 18 new Ginger songs and 12 demos with the same number to come in the 2nd half of the project.

This month’s other main songs are a cover of Tim McGraw’s ‘The Whiskey and You‘, and the rifftastic ‘Ostracide’. The demos are ‘Molly O Lindy’, one of the lost Alice Cooper demos, and a thunderous cover by Ginger’s Mutation project of Venom’s ‘Bloodlust’.

Along with this, every month features podcast, video, Ginger’s diary, amazing artwork and all manner of other content! Not bad when it works out at £2.50 per month. http://g-a-s-s.co/

Here’s a few of the things that people are saying about G·A·S·S· this month:

Ginger Wildheart Band Halloween Mini-tour

27th September 2014 | Kris

The Ginger Wildheart Band will play a special six-band Halloween show, plus a small number of additional dates.

The dates are:

Thursday 30th October – York Fibbers
Friday 31st October – Wolverhampton Slade Rooms [sold out]
Saturday 1st November – Manchester Roadhouse
Sunday 2nd November – Glasgow Classic Grand

The full lineup for Halloween is: The Ginger Wildheart Band, Eureka Machines, Scaramanga Six, Baby Chaos, Tropical Contact, Oaf.

At York and Manchester, support will be Eureka Machines and Scaramanga Six. At Glasgow support will be Eureka Machines and Baby Chaos (featuring Ginger on guitar).

To commemorate the 1st Annual Hallowe’en Hootenanny (as we hope it will come to be known), a limited number of posters for the event are being made available to purchase, designed by the devilishly talented Dave Pearson.

However, as the show is now sold out, and will undoubtedly be a rather hot and sweaty night, we’re making these available for purchase and delivery in advance. You can buy the print (size approx. 594mm x 297mm on heavyweight art paper) from here, and make sure it makes it home in one piece!

The Perils of Percussive Penmanship

12th September 2014 | Ean

Forging ever onwards in the quest to add more gems and future classics to the already bulging catalogue of songs released to subscribers of the G•A•S•S• project, Ginger has been holed up in the studio of late along with Jake Szufnarowski and one Alastair Hercalees Duncan. As is the way with these things, being cooped up has led to between-takes fun and games – and a spot of inanimate-object abuse to which the studio hasn’t taken particularly kindly.

Ginger explains: “The studio are actually charging us for writing on this horrible little mini rack tom skin, in case future clients are offended.

I’d be more offended by being shown this toy drum in the first place.

Anyway, let’s have a G•A•S•S• competition to win it!!”

So there you have it. Keep an eye out for your chance to win the skin – a one-off item, and a bit of recording history that G•A•S•S• subscribers have the chance to get their hands on.

You can check out the membership options and subscribe to G•A•S•S• here.

AshTV Videos including Albion outtakes

24th August 2014 | Kris

Ash TV are posting outtakes from many videos including several from Albion and Hey! Hello! on their facebook page.

So far we have Ginger in Cornwall, filming Hey! Hello!’s ‘Punk Wars’ video, and an early version of Drive.

Keep an eye on the AshTV facebook page for more outtakes.

 

 

 

G·A·S·S· month 4

2nd August 2014 | Kris

Month 4 of Ginger’s online fanclub project G·A·S·S· is now available at http://g-a-s-s.co/

This month leads off with ‘Honour’ a duet with Courtney Love. Down The Dip and If You Find Yourself in London Town complete the lead songs for the month.

Here’s a live airing of If You Find Yourself In London Town from Camden Rocks earlier in the year:

The demos section includes the unexpectedly popular Melanchoholic and an early version of Begin From Within which has a wildly different arrangement from the final 555% version.

Here’s a few of the things that people are saying about G·A·S·S· this month:

Ginger’s Halloween Hootenanny

13th July 2014 | Kris

Ginger has announced a Halloween Hootenanny show at Wolverhampton Slade Rooms on the 31st October.

Tickets are on general sale from: http://www.wolvescivic.co.uk/-/show-details/102896

The show will feature the Ginger Wildheart Band, Eureka Machines, Oaf, Tropical Contact and other special guests, followed by an aftershow party with Ginger and others DJ-ing until 3am.

Ginger says: ‘I’m very excited to present my first Halloween special, an event that I hope will develop into a Midlands tradition if this one goes well.

I’m gathering together six of my absolute favourite bands to perform, including Eureka Machines, Scaramanga Six and The Ginger Wildheart Band, and there will be an aftershow party with the likes of myself, Chris Catalyst, Rich Jones and Random Jon Poole acting as resident DJs for the night.

Don’t make any plans for the next day, this Halloween we plan on bringing the biggest party of the year.’

G·A·S·S· month 3

4th July 2014 | Kris

Month 3 of Ginger’s online fanclub project G·A·S·S· is now available at http://g-a-s-s.co/

This month features the barnstorming lead track “Only Henry Rollins Can Save Us Now”, featuring Kelli Compulsive, backed by “Do You?” and “Petite Mort” which has the amazing vocals of Yolanda Quartey.

The demos section includes one of the songs Ginger wrote for Alice Cooper, “Friction in my System”, which after 15 years has finally seen the light of day. On top of this there is all the content that goes with the project including horror reviews, backstage video with the Courtney Love band, exclusive t-shirts, amazing artwork and much more.

Here’s a few of the things that people are saying about G·A·S·S·