Manchester and Birmingham Songs & Words Shows

15th January 2015 | Kris

Just announced are two more dates for Ginger’s Songs & Words tour in April and May, a retrospective on Ginger’s songs over the last 20 years, combining music and spoken word elements.

Saturday 11th April, Birmingham Old Rep TheatreTicket link
Saturday 9th May, Manchester Dancehouse TheatreTicket Link

More shows are being booked, and will be announced once they are confirmed.

Ginger’s Songs & Words Pledge – Get Involved

4th January 2015 | Kris

Ginger’s latest Pledge Campaign features the ultimate collectible – a coffee table book, written by Ginger, charting the history of his solo career and the Wildhearts via the songs. One of the things that is going to make the book so special is getting you guys involved.

We want you to go through your attics, blow the dust off your old boxes of photographs and dig out any photos you have of Ginger and The Wildhearts and send them in to us. The best photographs will feature in the book and if your photo is chosen then your name will be credited in the book too!

We’re after as much stuff as you have from absolutely any era. The pre-requisites are fairly simple, it has to be a good enough image to be reproduced and it has to be your work or someone you have permission from. So the higher the resolution the better if you are sending them digitally , and as big and as clear a print as possible if you are sending us a physical photo

Two things to remember are 1) make sure you give us your name so you can be credited if selected and 2) Any info you can give us about the photo pertaining to date / event / location will make our job a lot easier and help us match it to the correct era!

– Please don’t forget to give us your name either on the email or with the posted photo so if we use the image you get your credit in the book!
– Please send all digital photographs to: photos@g-a-s-s.co
– Please send all prints to:
FAO: Chris Hodgson
Live Nation Merchandise
Phoenix Brewery
13 Bramley Road
London
W10 6SP

Terms and Conditions

By sending us your photographs (either by post or digitally) you have agreed to the following:

1) You are the copyright holder of the images / photographs you are submitting. Ginger Wildheart accepts no responsibility or liability for any falsely submitted material that infringes the true copyright holder.
2) Ginger Wildheart is granted a royalty and payment free license to use the photograph(s) within the pages of the book “Songs & Words” (and any subsequent editions), on any publicity material relating to “Songs & Words” (including but not limited to online, printed press and advertising) and across any format (physical and digital), in perpetuity.
3) The copyright of the photograph(s) remains that of the photographer and no other use or sub-licensing of the photograph(s) will be entered into without prior agreement from the copyright holder.

All photographs used within the Songs & Words book will receive a photographer credit within the book in so far as these details are received.

If sending a physical photograph then we suggest you send a copy print to preserve your original. If you wish to receive the photograph back then please enclose an SAE. Please note that Ginger Wildheart accepts no responsibility or liability for any material lost in the mail.

Ginger’s Latest Pledge

22nd December 2014 | Kris

BadgeGinger’s next PledgeMusic campaign will be going live on Christmas Day, at the now traditional time of 5:55pm. The campaign will be active at the following link from 5:55: Songs and Words Pledge.

Says Ginger: “Some people called it Xmas Day, some call it Christmas Day. We will call it PledgeMusic Server Attack Force Day” For short, we’ll be using the hashtag of #PMS_Attack.

The pledge will include:
1) SONGS & WORDS COFFEE TABLE BOOK: Ginger’s story from his start as a songwriter through the trials of The Wildhearts and all the way through to his rebirth with 555%, all told using the stories behind the songs.

2) SONGS & WORDS DVD: A live show from the forthcoming 2015 tour of the same name. This will be packed with extras such as exclusive interviews and footage from the Birthday Bash and Halloween shows.

3) BEST OF GASS CD: the very much requested physical accompaniment to the GASS project. Ginger has selected his favourite 12 songs and they will be available on CD Digipak and Gatefold Coloured Vinyl.

4) Anyone pledging for a physical item will receive a totally EXCLUSIVE 4 TRACK DIGITAL EP featuring brand new and unheard songs.

On top of this there’s an awesome limited edition Love Missile keyring designed by our friends at Alchemy and also your chance to have a handwritten lyric sheet of any song that Ginger has ever written. We’ll be adding some more items throughout the campaign.

So once you’ve enjoyed your Christmas presents, don’t forget to tune in to the internet at 5:55pm for the launch of the latest Ginger PledgeMusic campaign.

Ginger’s 50th Birthday Show

18th December 2014 | Kris

Ginger’s 50th birthday gig was a resounding success, with guests a plenty and more great songs than you can throw a guitar at

A selection of photos from the show:

Ginger’s London Songs & Words Show

6th December 2014 | Kris

Ginger is planning a ‘Songs & Words’ 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.