Stuart Maconie just announced on BBC 6music that Difford and Tilbrook will be touring together again and that there’ll be a full tour in November 2014. Full details to come soon:) They’ll be appearing on his show on Thursday to discuss their career.
I’m looking forward to it! Who’s with me?
Their Official Facebook says:
The announcement on 6Music today was for Glenn and Chris’s first duo tour in nearly 20 years. They are touring their new and never seen before show ‘The At Odd’s Couple Tour’ this November in the UK. They will be on the Radcliffe and Maconie show on Thursday this week at 1.30pm to talk about the show.
The former Squeeze bassist Harri Kakoulli has a new single out for Christmas – and it’s pretty dramatic!
The Fairground Christmas by Harri Kakoulli
DjTunes: http://bit.ly/TUuMrm …
The Fairground Christmas- Edited Version by Harrii Kakoulli . . The full version is out now on iTunes! and worldwide on all major platforms on 16th December 2012 . . Hope you enjoy
Congratulations to Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer for winning the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain award!
Vic & Bob mentioned Squeeze in their awards speech. Take a look at it here:
Listen to Squeeze on BBC Radio 2 here
Live music from Squeeze
Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast: Wednesday 07 November 2012
Simon and the team welcome the one and only Squeeze to the studio, who will be performing a live session and talking about their career. We’ll unleash a brand new Confession onto our Collective and play your oldies.
Plus, Matt Williams brings us the latest sport and Rebecca Pike has the money news
Rumours of Chris and Glenn on BBC Radio 4 Front Row today from 19:15
If you’re looking forward to hearing the new Squeeze material (the first for 14 years) and have heard Tommy on their US Tour or listened to the version on the rare Arse About Face CD EP, or heard the version on BBC6 Music you’ll be fascinated to know that they’ve been in the studio recording percussion and additional synths and handclaps for the final version. It’s sounding amazing! There’s also a special appearance by a toy car. You know you’re going to love it.
Here are some live clips of Tommy:
Chris Difford’s lyric book – available to pre-order in hardback :)
The Lyrics Of Chris Difford
The double Ivor Novello winning, walking enigma that is Chris Difford, one half of the inimitable and timeless Squeeze: with his sometimes bewildering kitchen sink lyrics and urban folk stories, Difford has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life, turning that mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 30 years.
With his writing partner, collaborator, friend and Squeeze co-founder Glenn Tilbrook, Chris has written the lyrics to some of the most enduring and best-loved songs of our time; Up The Junction, Cool For Cats, Black Coffee in Bed, Pulling Mussels (From The Shell), Tempted and Labelled With Love, to name but a few.
Along with Squeeze’s impressive cannon of material Difford has released 3 critically acclaimed solo albums, toured relentlessly both inside and outside of Squeeze, and as one of the country’s most respected songwriters it is only fitting his prose are collected in a book. Difford’s sagely observed lyrics are captured together for the first time in this exquisite volume and act as a conferment of his talents as a great lyricist.
Squeeze to play The Center For The Arts, Grass Valley, CA on 27 June
The Center for the Arts presents
Wednesday, June 27, 8:00PM
Doors open at 7:00PM
$50 members, $55 non-member
Limit of 4 tickets per member at member price
Limited Theater seating – standing room in front of stage with extra seating in the lounge.
A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY BIG VENUE ENTERTAINMENT IN THE CENTER’S INTIMATE
300-SEAT MAIN STAGE THEATER
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
“In songwriters Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford, the British New Wave has finally found its own John Lennon and Paul McCartney.” – Rolling Stone
“Squeeze’s songs featured smart pop—edgy yet mainstream, literate and erudite lyrics with a decidedly British sense of self and humor, layered over well-crafted, catchy, hook-filled melodies.” – All About Jazz
And again – Tilbrook Thursdays at The Pelton Arms from tomorrow 3 May 2012
A brief message from Mike Ball:
For those who want to see Squeeze’s appearence on Ellen 2wks ago, on UK TV rather than on You Tube, then check out Sky Channel 248 Really at 4pm on Wednesday 2nd May.
The great news is that Paul Heaton is just about to be announced as support on the UK Pop Up Shop Squeeze Tour. Here’s the new updated ticket sales link for the Squeeze tour in November / December 2012:
Now that’s what I call quite good.
Glenn is to appear as a special guest with Nine Below Zero at the Burnley Rock and Blues Festival on Sunday 6th May at Burnley Mechanics.
Squeeze playing live at Coachaella rebroadcast on the Coachella YouTube channel – seen it?
Listen to Maurice’s ‘Love That Album’ discussion podcast about Chris Difford’s ‘Cashmere If You Can’.
From the mid 70s through to the late 90s, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook had a songwriting partnership that had the pundits comparing them to Lennon/McCartney. Don’t feel under any pressure, guys. As mainstays of the band Squeeze, Tilbrook’s music and Difford’s lyrics covered a multitude of subjects including spouse abuse, living under cramped conditions, infidelity, and wanking. They survived the new wave label and later on, the AOR label to just make great songs till Squeeze’s demise.
Both men have recorded great solo albums, and different to their Squeeze output. Difford’s lyrics have become very personal, and on his latest album “Cashmere If You Can”, he sounds like he’s been listening to a lot of Loudon Wainwright III records.
On episode 18 of Love That Album, I talk about “Cashmere If You Can” and how it sounds like a public type of therapy of Difford.
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