Things sure are quiet in TTKville... too quiet. We're not dead, just plannin world domination
and makin up new tunes for your delectation and delight.
First gig of the year is Saturday March 11th at The Manx in Barnsley,
expect top tunes and guests as it falls in between Reese and Dalton's birthdays, we are accepting lager as currency and gifts.
More gigs in the pipeline which will be added when confirmed (the New Inn, Marsden on 28th May as
well as revisiting the splendid Farm in Skegness on Sunday 16th April and sat 13th May wi
guests and headliners more famous, but not as good as, our thin selves).
Also check out Cartoon World on our new music download bit. ENJOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYYYYY!
Only a couple of gigs pencilled in up to Christmas as we are working on some new songs and
a bit of recording. Check us out on Wednesday 2nd Nov supporting 'The Plastic Beatles'at 'The
Picturedrome' in Holmfirth where later we may be supping tea in Nora Batty's caff and rolling down some hills to the
sound of mouth organs and canned laughter.
After that it's a TTK special at 'The Manx' in Barnsley on Thursday December 1st with Stuburt in support and possibly other guests
TBC, watch this spaaaaaace!
|Moon the Racoon
|At 'The Farm'
The'Farm' appearance on Saturday 8th October was a great gig once more for all involved. Stuburt played
a handful of songs including some new ones and his soulful version of 'It's like a jungle sometimes'. A great start. Next
up Cudworths favourite sons Cuba took the lounge stage up tempo and got the first dancers and drunken
staggerers of the night, top lads! Gaia played another blinding set with some intense harmonies
and that wall of sound, majestic but scruffy.
The Thin Kings got to headline this time and apart from an early
string break for Reese things rocked and rolled mightliy towards the huge scrotumed beast that is 'All along the watchtower'.
Loads dancin and singin throughout the set, bring it on sir!
DJ Tyla finished off the night with some techno grooves though was interrupted by the occasional
half cut jam and an acoustic set by TTK apart from Dalton who was by 3am slumbering in the luxury of his Zafiras back seat.
New Inn at Marsden. Straight from The Farm TTK vanned it (cheers
Tyla) to the pennines to play at good mate and Bungalo inspiration Stretch's local. The band soon got warmed up if not a bit
sweaty and by Sister Night at the end of set 1 the punters were lovin' it like Ronald Mc Donald.
Set 2 and it seemed too easy. Original songs, especially Bungalo went down like classics and
the covers sealed the deal.
Come on A&R taste our sweaty black shirts, don't be scared!
Organic Rockin at THE FARM
Check out Moon on form in the Gallery.......
Wow!!! Great couple of nights at 'THE FARM ',top venue at
Chapel St Lynyrds. On Aug 13th we did the biz in a downpour with Gaia and Shades who both performed best sets I've seen
em do. Top weekend.
TTK followed up at same venue a fortnight later and were well looked after by Genial
hosts Andy, Kate and all. On same bill as Wreckless Eric, who generally was a miserable old git with some good lyrics and
a ridiculously loud guitar. TTK stole the show and we jammed till dawn on friday and saturday, especially Moon who was
in good spirits and belted out some great beats. Looking forward to more gigs there in the near future.
THE FARMHOUSE FESTIVAL at Chapel-St Leonards (near Skegness if you want
to bring a bucket and spade) on Saturday 13th August is the next gig where you can catch The Thin Kings, Gaia and Huddersfield folkie Andy Shades
among others. After that there's a more acoustic side to TTK that you can see at The New Inn at Marsden near Huddersfield on August 28th,
put on your red jesus sandals baby, cos we goin out tonight, oh yes!
B.O.M Fest Sat 23rd July '05
What a crackin do that was, three big cheers to local heroes
GAIA and the rest of the team that helped drag Barnsley somewhere closer to the 21st century. Some really great bands from
all over yorkshire and headlined by a Manc, only right considering that it took a Manc to get the whole BOM thing started,(well
For a full review of who played and other related news check out GAIAs
For our part we took the stage at about 4.40 and endured
sound difficulty for the first few numbers but undaunted got the first dancers of the day as we picked up steam. By the time
we were into 'jungle bungalo' (nice to see stretch in the audience) the crowd seemed to be buzzin and response to that song
and 'Watchtower' was inspiring. We want MORE!!!
Great gig for us. Great acheivement for GAIA
and the rest. Great day for Barnsley.
| TTK at the BOM
|more pics from gig in gallery
New Single 'Cartoon World' out NOW!
Cartoon World as first aired on bbc RAW Talent acoustically has now been rocked up and recorded.
Flerkio now showing deft skills with his 8-track has captured the no bullshit sound of TTK and with the vocal aid of Daltons
young brood there's a middle eight to die for. Other new song, the mellower Homecoming is pretty lush too, buy em, check em,
Check out The Middle Ages Album by The Thin Kings