Pledge Update

13th August 2015 | Ginger

Dear Everyone,

The closing date of the current Songs & Words PledgeMusic campaign has been extended and will officially be October 27th (not November 27th as previously announced on Pledge).

That’s it. No more. The train will have left the station along with the last horse bolting and the fat lady singing. It will be an ex-Pledge campaign. It will cease to be.

I notice that it has already been generously extended, which is a lovely idea – keeping Pledge campaigns going on forever n’ that, hey I hate saying goodbye too. The fact of the matter is that we won’t be saying “goodbye”, as much as “hang on a tic” …with another Pledge campaign following hot on the heels of this S&W one.

I won’t say too much about the new campaign, apart from this:

It launches on November 9th.

It is unlike anything I’ve ever done with Pledge.

It won’t be dependent on reaching 100%.

It will last a very long time.

Curious? Just hang tight until September, when all will be fully revealed like a top quality stripper.

Until then, thank you for making the Songs & Words campaign the most exciting and surprising one of them all.

Hey, I wrote a bloody book!

Gx

Ginger Wildheart Birthday Show 2015

10th July 2015 | Kris

This year’s Ginger Wildheart Birthday show has now been confirmed, with The Ginger Wildheart Band hosting and Hey! Hello! guesting: get your tickets now!

Thursday 17th December is the date (of course) and London’s Kentish Town Forum is the place.

Expect the usual carnage, chaos & familiar faces.

Tickets available from TicketMaster

Ginger (Super$hit666) on the BBC

7th June 2015 | Kris

Ginger Wildheart’s 1999 project Super$hit666 has featured on the BBC F1 coverage of the Canadian Grand Prix.

The very aptly chosen ‘You Smell Canadian’ was aired, from Ginger’s Super$hit666 mini-album with Nicke Andersson, Dregen and Thomas Skogsberg.

And here is the moment that you never would have predicted, in full:

New Ginger EP – Clout – Free with Songs & Words Pledge

30th May 2015 | Kris

Ginger has released a new four track EP, Clout, which is a free download in the Songs & Words Pledge campaign.

Here’s the direct link to the songs: Clout Download

The EP is available to anyone that pledges on the physical items such as the Best of G.A.S.S CD, Songs & Words DVD, or Ginger’s book.

The EP which was recorded with Jase Edwards features 4 new songs: Nelson, Benn, Darwin, You and is described by Ginger as “Four brand new pieces of music that will confuse, delight and (hopefully) inspire”

And here’s what a few of the first listeners made of it:

Hey! Hello! Warm-up Show in London

29th May 2015 | Kris

Hey! Hello! will be playing a warm-up show at the Underworld in Camden, London on Thursday 11th June in advance of their Download appearance headlining the 4th stage.

They will be joined in support by Alive With Eyes (featuring Ginger’s son Jake) and an acoustic set by Ginger as well, keeping this night a firmly family affair! There will also be a 4th, to-be-announced special guest!

This will be Hey! Hello!’s first show with new singer Hollis Mahady (Love Zombies), who will join Ginger, Toshi (Antiproduct, The Ga-Ga’s), The Rev (The Howling, Towers Of London) and Ai Sugiyama (Trip To Miami) on stage to wow you with songs from their award winning, debut album.

The Wildhearts – PHUQ tour

5th May 2015 | Kris

The Wildhearts are to tour in September, playing the classic P.H.U.Q. album in its entirety.

Support will be from the recently reformed Baby Chaos, and Ginger’s side-project Hey!Hello!

Full dates:
17th September – Nottingham Rock City
18th September – Manchester Academy
19th September – Newcastle O2 Academy
20th September – Glasgow O2 ABC
22nd September – Leeds O2 Academy
23rd September – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
24th September – Bristol O2 Academy
25th September – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Ginger Songs & Words Nottingham and full dates

7th March 2015 | Kris

The final date of the Songs & Words tour has been confirmed as Nottingham Arts Theatre, opening the tour on Friday 10th April.

This acoustic and spoken word show will see Ginger entertain the audience with tales spanning his 20+ years in music in The Wildhearts, Silver Ginger 5, Clam Abuse and his myriad solo projects.

Full dates are:
Thursday 9th April – St Helens, The Citadel [warm-up show – £5 only]
Friday 10th April – Nottingham, Arts Theatre
Saturday 11th April – Birmingham Old Rep Theatre
Friday 17th April – Norwich Puppet Theatre
Saturday 18th April – Leeds City Varieties
Friday 24th April – Dublin, The Sugar Club
Sunday 26th April – London Leicester Square Theatre
Friday 1st May – Glasgow Eastwood Park Theatre
Saturday 2nd May – Newcastle upon Tyne – The Mining Institute
Friday 8th May – Coalville (Leicestershire) Century Theatre
Saturday 9th May – Manchester Dancehouse Theatre
Friday 15th May – Newquay, The Lane Theatre
Saturday 16th May – Weston-Super-Mare Blakehay Theatre

Ginger & Courtney Love Single Honour Out Now

9th February 2015 | Kris

Ginger Wildheart & Courtney Love’s brilliant new single Honour is out now on iTunes and Amazon

“She’s great to work with, very funny, generous and spontaneous,” Ginger told Last Year’s Girl. “She was also kind enough to let me film the video at her recent sold out Sydney show. Wait until you hear it, she sounds like Celebrity Skin era Courtney. She nails it so good. As a fan you’re going to love it.”

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.