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MICKY JONES TRIBUTE CONCERTS
« on: June 21, 2010, 08:23:38 PM »
Micky Jones Memorial Gigs

The life of Micky Jones, guitarist and singer with progressive rockers Man, will be celebrated this September by not one but two memorial gigs. Both take place at the Pontardawe Arts Centre, Swansea, on 3rd and 18th September, and the bills are packed with contemporaries anxious to play their part in honouring a Welsh rock legend.
Micky Jones was the only ever-present member of Man, who split in 1976 and re-formed in 1983, until a brain tumour caused his departure in 2002. He returned briefly two years later but retired from touring in 2005 and passed away this March. His inspired improvisation was well known throughout the music business and Frank Zappa, himself a master of the art, rated Micky one of his favourite six-stringers.

The initial show on Friday 3rd September will feature Racing Cars, re-forming for the occasion, plus Sassafras, Edgar Broughton and for one night Micky?s son George?s new band, the appropriately named Son of Man, George felt it right for this night to call the band under that name.

Saturday 18th at the same venue will see Jones? long-time guitar partner in man, Deke Leonard, bring his Iceberg ot the stage for an all too rare gig. In support will be the Flying Pigs (a band Micky graced during Man?s 1977-82 hiatus), plus the Green Ray featuring ex-Man bassist Ken Whaley.  Many more artists are expected to be announced in for this special event in due time.

It?s gratifying so many of Dad?s contemporaries are taking the time to participate. We know fans will be flying in from all points of the compass to join in too, and these events will be a celebration of his ability to touch fans and fellow musicians alike.?

Tickets will be avaliable soon from Derricks/Ticket Wales (standing Tickets) and The Ponterdwe arts center(Balcony/seated tickets).

http://www.derricksmusic.co.uk/tickets.php
http://www.neath-porttalbot.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=1678&lang=en

Tickets ?12.50 adv / or ?15 on the door
 
Special Deal, tickets for both Shows ?20, booking fees not included.

Tickets avaliable from Ponterdawe Arts Center and Derricks Records, Swansea




FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD
 
A Concert For Micky
 
Racing Cars
Sassafras
S.O.M. (Feat George Jones and Bob Richards)
Plus very special guest Edgar Broughton
 
 
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH
 
"Be good to yourself at least one more time"
A tribute to Micky Jones
 
Deke Leonards Iceburg
The Flying Pigs
The Green Ray
Many other acts and Special guests T.B.C.
 
Proceeds for the concert will go to the Samantha Dickinson Brain Tumour Trust,
Awel Y Mor Care Center and a headstone for Micky.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2010, 01:00:29 PM by Jules »

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Re: MICKY JONES TRIBUTE CONCERTS
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 08:28:52 PM »
Great News!

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Re: MICKY JONES TRIBUTE CONCERTS
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 09:40:34 PM »
Sad it had to happen, but,yes, great news.  Looking forward to going and hopefully bringing some newbies.

Any idea when tix go on sale?

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010, 09:57:06 PM »
Sorry, just re-read the original and saw the 'tix on sale soon' note.

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010, 12:09:20 PM »
Good news!
What a sadness not to have the new MAN band.
I hope at least there are Phil, Terry, Tweke and others among the guests...

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Re: MICKY JONES TRIBUTE CONCERTS
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 12:29:56 PM »
Can anyone provide a list of B&B's within walking distance?
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 01:29:37 PM »
Great news - any recommended accomodation in the area?

i shall be there for the second gig (but not the first as I am already booked to see Peter Rowan at the Didmartin Bluegrass festival).

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Re: MICKY JONES TRIBUTE CONCERTS
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2010, 02:16:35 PM »
Obviously great news, but dilemma's galore.

Money and logistics make 2 gigs difficult
But at least there's a couple of weeks gap
If I can only do one gig, I'd want to do the 3 Sept SOM gig, but no interest in the other bands
Load of interest in all the bands, esp Green Ray, on 18 Sept, but SOM are more important to me
And of course, it's not about the bands, it's about the occasion
Shakers are at home on both those weekends, so that's 2 home matches missing. Not a dilemma that one, though. If anybody wants a season ticket for those matches, well you're not having, cos you should be at the gigs!!!

Oh b*ll*cks, gotta do the 2 definitely (almost another song title there)

 

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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2010, 06:56:40 PM »
http://www.stayinwales.co.uk/wales.cfm?town=Pontardawe

This link may help get you started.  I'll ask around to see if there are any pubs nearby that have rooms.  Not sure there are though.

The distances shown are a bit iffy.  One of them states 3.7 miles to a place in Port Talbot which is a great understatement.  I think the distances shown may be from Neath rather than Ponty.

The Red Lion in Morriston has rooms and is about a 15 minute taxi ride away.
http://www.wheresbest.co.uk/venue/123592/The-Red-Lion-Hotel/

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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2010, 07:00:47 PM »
Two gigs and a two-week-gap in between. Difficult. I want to see Son Of Man. I want to see Deke and I want to see any band that will feature Clint. I'd love to roll in at both weekends ... difficult ...

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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2010, 07:12:12 PM »
The Pen yr Allt pub in Alltwen (just above Ponty) and possibly The Dilwyn in Ponty itself may be able to help with rooms.

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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2010, 07:24:02 PM »
What about good ol' Oystermouth Rd? I think between us all, we must have stayed at every B&B there. It won't be the same if I'm not on Oystermouth Rd  :)   

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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2010, 08:59:23 PM »
Cab from town to Ponty will be around ?20 to ?25.  Bus (on the way up, probably not an option on the way back) is about ?3.50.  Not much in it if there are enough of you in the cab.

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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2010, 09:21:04 PM »
Should also mention a bus would take 50 / 60 minutes, but very scenic!.  Cab on the way back 25 min or so.

On the way up, depends on the traffic - Steve Winwood! Steve Winwood! - but maybe another 10 minutes depending when you leave town.  After 6:30 / 7:00 it's a doddle.

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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2010, 11:52:29 PM »
Just made enquiries about this bunkhouse, http://www.stayinwales.co.uk/detail.cfm?i=2135, any one interested if it's available. Would mean taxi/minibus, as it's further than out in the middle of nowhere.. Can do a guided 11 mile walk around the waterfalls sometime over the w/e..
It's actually about half way between pontneddfechan (pont neath vaughn) and ystrafellte. Gills mum used to live next door at Hendre bolon, which is nearer to nowhere than the middle. Otherwise we'll stay in Penderyn with friends if we can't find a b&b nearer.. (..and I'll have to drive :'()
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