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SueRogers5: Happy Birthday !

Many happy returns Steve ! Looking forward to the Royal Albert Hall in June!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

cockneyr3bel: happy birthday

happy birthday Steve,hope you have a great day ,looking forward to manchester with my aussie pal Judy ,all the very best glynis xxx

Thursday, 27 February 2014

joanna: Happy Birthday

I hope you have a bottle in the door fridge. Wishing you a great day. Cheers Jo x

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

GedKen: Mr Soft 55

Hi Graham, just a quick note which I hope you might enjoy. I believe Steve played that particular venue only twice, both times in '74, with both dates (31st March & 30th June) falling on a Sunday. If it was the second of those dates it would have been part of that epic 'Psychomodo' 44 date tour. One date was cancelled on that whole tour (the venue, The Winter Gardens in Penzance, was found to be too small)... the date was the 28th of June. 40 years on, to the day, Mr. H and the band will be playing many of those same wondrous songs in the capacious luxury of the Royal Albert Hall. What a night it will be.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Mr Soft 55: Graham Riseley

Hi there,I run a picture framers/gallery in Sudbury Suffolk. Yesterday Friday 20th February Steve and his lovely Lady called at the shop. Unfortunately I was unable to supply them with what they wanted, we got chatting and I happened to mention to Steve that the first time I saw Cockney Rebel live was back in the 70's on a Sunday Night at Woods Social/Leisure Club in Colchester. That venue closed many years ago and Steve suggested that I put this message into the Guestbook. Done. Looking forward to The Albert Hall Concert in June.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

joanna: Further gigs perhaps

Many thanks Rachel Any news perhaps on dates before Manchester? NAG nag nag .... impatience rules ok ! Cheers jo

Thursday, 20 February 2014

RachelPAtoSH: CHOIR SEATS April 26th, Bridgewater Hall

APRIL 26th: As the venue has (almost) sold out, with only a few lower-price seats in the Gallery still available, it's been suggested we put on sale some Choir Seats. There are 31 seats each side of the stage, with good, uninterrupted views of the platform. A Seating-Plan is available to download on the Bridgewater Hall website.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

jollyroger: Best Year in full

Hobo, that's a great suggestion. I really hope SH picks up on that. First set, the complete album, then a collection of the greatest tracks from a 43 year catalogue. trouble is, Make Me Smile would be the 5th track of the night...weird!

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Hobo With A Grin.: Next, please...

Please can I throw out a suggestion for next year ? A band tour with all the songs from 'Best Years'for the 40th anniversary. After a rest from the orchestra gigs, of course.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

ogden: clarify

to clarify, first name is 'rich but going by ogden on this site

Monday, 17 February 2014

ogden: george harrison

hi, steve, 2nd email to you - how did george harrison get so gifted on guitar for the beatles v/r, rich

Monday, 17 February 2014

ogden: the beatles

steve, i greatly appreciate your articulate thoughts on the beatles bio film - or 'unauthorized' beatles bio - if you ever want to discuss them , i think i'm one person who respects their work as greatly as you do - regards, ogden (great falls, virginia)

Saturday, 15 February 2014

coen van den berg: This Old Man

On the 25th of Januari my father an 83 years old survivor of the Japanese internment camp during the Second World War passed away. At his funeral This Old Man was played after I spoke briefly. Beautiful and comforting moment, thank you Steve! Leiden, Netherlands Coen van den Berg PS We met briefly in a jeweler's shop in Arnhem the morning after a magnificent show last year, hope to see you soon.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

sparrow: Friend For Life

My son Matthew, who was not even a twinkle when I first saw Steve at Fairfield Halls, has finally decided to make an honest woman of his long-term partner Catherine this July in Leicester. Matthew now accompanies me on my many trips to see Steve et al. One of 'their' songs that will DEFINITELY be played at the wedding is 'Friend For Life' which they both fell in love with at Leicester De Montfort Hall some years ago. It's great to see another generation of people growing up and appreciating REAL talent, REAL music and REAL genius that is Steve Harley. The sign of a great artiste is that new generations 'discover' them and appreciate them. Steve is certainly in that esteemed category. Thanks for the music Steve and long may it continue

Thursday, 13 February 2014

olsch455: Manchester im April

So, das Hotel ist gebucht. Ein paar Tage in Manchester, und das Konzert in der Bridgewater Hall. Die Vorfreude steigt mal wieder. Grüße aus Deutschland.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

joanna: Gwelanbaya

Wow ....indeed. Thanks for the posting.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Gwelanbaya: Mrs

Wow, been a fan of Steve and the band since early 70s. Saw him yesterday in the holdall and he didn't disappoint. Hope his offer of coming back for "twice as long for half the price" happens. we have the fantastic St. Ives September festival, so maybe. He obviously loved his family holidays down here in Cornwall. I wish I could be at the royal Albert hall that is going to be an epic night. Thanks Steve and the band. Kernow bys vykken.

Monday, 10 February 2014

joanna: The Guildhall ..St Ives

A message going out to NEW and Vintage followers who may have been directed to this site last night by MR Harley... How was it guys? Needing feedback pleeeeease. Cheers Jo

Sunday, 09 February 2014

joanna: Black or White

Im enjoying the Black or White track on the Birmingham cd. Id not appreciated all the SAX going on at the end of that particular track previously ... loving it all again. I fear I may have thinned the cd on that particular area on the way into work yesterday. Im taken aback sometimes by how wonderful music can be when heard and then interpreted in so many ways even to the same ear after years later of listening. Just magical and so important to so many. It really is. THANK YOU to all the music makers out there.. Thank you to Mr Steve Harley again? .................. Yeah I think so X joanna Gold Boarder Posts: 313

Sunday, 26 January 2014

usfan: Best of the 70s

The other day in the post I received the compilation Best of the '70s. It has later tracks on it too. It's more of a licenced release anyway. I sent away for it as Steves albums aren't easy to find in the States (I did see A Closer Look on LP at one place though).

Saturday, 18 January 2014

antoine: Mr

Hello Steve (and fans). At last I've found a place to let you know about memories of the Rebel. Saw Cockney Rebel early SEVENTIES and was hooked for life.Attended many gigs since but will never forget that first one at the Mayfair Newcastle with Steve in bowler hat winning over the plastic glass throwers and hecklers with a blistering set that finished with everyone singing '...look what they've done to the blues..". Those first albums are just so unique . I think the lyrics are brilliant and delivered in a fantastic and distinctive twang. It's great that the first two albums are being done justice to at the up and coming gigs! I'm going to the Sage June 21.(Bring the bowler Steve!)"

Friday, 17 January 2014

charlie875a: St Ives.

Cheers for the info, will give that one a miss and go for the RAH instead me thinks.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

RachelPAtoSH: St Ives

Hi Charlie875a. We, too, were at a loss regarding the high ticket price, but the explanation we have received through Steve's agent, is that the event is a festival with three or more acts performing. The ticket price certainly was not set by this office. Rachel

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

charlie875a: St Ives

Just had a look at St Ives gig, what! £42.00 per ticket, sorry but Frome was only half that, why the extra cost, can anyone tell me.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

iceberg: Mattey M: Tickets

Marty. I am interested. Please contact me at Thanks Mike

Monday, 13 January 2014

Matty M: Manchester Bridgewater Hall Tickets

For sale - 2 surplus tickets for Manchester Bridgewater Hall, Saturday 26 April. Stalls Row F, £45.50 each.

Monday, 13 January 2014

robertotechno: RAH

I'll be over to Blighty from Germany where I work, for the RAH, so I'd be happy to meet up with fellow SH nuts.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

jollyroger: Manchester

Happy new year to all Harley followers: Manchester, April, did Jimbo organise another party situation? I missed out on the Birmingham shindig, but will be free after the Manchester show, staying in town overnight. I have a single ticket, so could do with some company! Looks like the OOTS chamber choir are back on the bill, rather than a Gospel choir, which I personally think is the right thing, as they were very good at Symphony Hall, and Steve's first two albums didn't really have any gospel feel to them, more classical.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Michael Carraway: RAH

Is there any plan for a pre-show get-together before RAH June 28th? Wife and I will be there in the afternoon onwards.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

RachelPAtoSH: Hand writing

Hi Everyone - I am Helen and as many of you know, I run the stock and supply of Steve's merchandise. I also hand-write the envelopes and packages we dispatch. Rachel tells me that Steve's own writing is like a doctors and postie would never be able to deliver it!!!! So Munchkin, it's my hand on your envelope, sorry! But if you ask specifically and are prepared to wait, maybe up to a few weeks, next time Steve comes to our office, I will ask him to personally sign something for you - OR even address an envelope!

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Munchkin1: Anytime

I have just received my copy of "anytime" ...Mr Harley, the address writing looks curiously like yours, did you address this yourself. If so, how thrilling that you use the personal touch, Lindholme, DONCASTER is where I live x. Looking forward greatly to Bridgewater Hall and RAH!! Thanks for the music.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

joanna: End of contract

Best not get an HT****** sea! Happy New Year to all x jo

Tuesday, 07 January 2014

jan47: Holmfirth gig

WOW - what more is there to say ?!

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Thunderstick: P.S.

What a top bunch of guys and dolls Cockney Rebel fans are! Great comments here, you all do yourselves real credit! Cheers, Ade.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Thunderstick: 25yrs a Harley fan!

How do, just had to tell you that I first saw the band at the Dominion back in 88/89 (?) and it was my first ever real gig: it was superb and set the bar for every other gig since. I then saw them in Catford and dropped off for a while but kept up with the albums...I then saw the band in Shepherd's Bush a few years back and in the last few months have been revisiting my CDs; so much so that I'm off to the Albert Hall gig. At the Dominion I kept shouting 'Death Trip' as it was and remains my favourite track, and I can't wait to hear it live. I wonder if Steve would answer this: when you write your songs, do you have their longevity in mind, and do you bear in mind that you might be singing them live for years to come, or is it a case of what sounds and feels right for the time? Take care, can't wait to see you all again! Cheers for reading, Ade.

Friday, 27 December 2013

RachelPAtoSH: Lincolns birthday

Just so you know, all those going to the sold-out Holmfirth show, Saturday is Lincoln Anderson's birthday. RACHEL

Friday, 27 December 2013

Divinity: Human Menager and Psychomodo

Steve, so delighted to hear that you're performing these at the Albert Hall - I will be there!!!! I think you should consider re-recording these and having them remastered as they're priceless. Any thoughts on getting them put onto dvd/cd?? Thank you for the music Steve - I've loved you since I was 16 when you appeared at Friars like a breath of fresh air, donning your bowler hat, your attitude and fantastic melodies....

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

spud: mr

Got tickets for holmfirth on sat 28/12. Can't wait taking both daughters and boyfriends. Treat for oldest daughter as her birthday and 3rd wedding anniversary. Hope riding the waves in set list as one of Caroline's favourites!! Sure Steve will be on top form.

Monday, 23 December 2013

new cross boy: Just saying.......

No, hackles are good! And without the occasional raising of them life would be like reality TV - pointless and insipid. Merry Chrsitmas one and all!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Stella Day: New Cross Boy - Just Saying....

I wonder how the new fans from far flung places envy you who saw Steve in his heyday? How wonderful for you to have followed him faithfully for the last 4o years. Like you say, there's nothing expected or wanted in return. Quite right. Enjoy the tingles down your spine and tame those hackles. They're not becoming......

Monday, 16 December 2013

new cross boy: Just saying....................

I am not from the USA or Canada or some other far flung spot on the globe. I am not a flashy exhibitionist who loves being the centre of attention at gigs. I did not learn a Steve Harley song to sing to my wife at our wedding. I am from New Cross in South East London, fell in love with Cockney Rebel late 1973 courtesy of Radio Luxembourg (Sebastian and Crazy Raver), bought The Human Menagerie from Selfridges in London's Oxford Street December 1973, saw my first Cockney Rebel gig June 1974 (Victoria, London) and have been a faithful follower of Steve and the boys ever since which, scarily, is now exactly 40 years. I have been to countless gigs both back then (The Rainbow, Hammersmith, Wembley etc) and in more recent times (Bedford, Cambridge, Watford, Jazz Cafe Camden, Aylesbury, Birmingham and The Stables at least a dozen times)and will be at the Royal Albert Hall next June (tickets and hotel already booked). Steve's voice still sends a tingle down my spine and transports me back to 1973 when I was 17 in an instant. I neither expect nor want anything in return but I confess my hackles rise when certain individuals get singled out at gigs over the likes of me - and I am sure there are others who go back to those incredible early days as well. Just saying.................

Thursday, 12 December 2013

RachelPAtoSH: RAH tickets

Dear Fox, I'm afraid you've missed the boat re Pre-Sales, as they were put on-sale to fans via this website some weeks ago, and have been on general sale since then. But, the good news is that there are still good seats available. See HOME PAGE of this site, click the link above the Ad for the three summer shows, and click ROYAL ALBERT HALL, JUNE 28th. Or go to the RAH website, or phone the number on the link. As you say, you don't ant to miss out this time! Merry Christmas, Rachel

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Fox: 2014 gig

I have seen Steve and Cockney Rebel many times over the years, and so living on the south coast, did not make th trip up to Birmingham for the Human Menagerie/Psychomodo gig. I did, of course, purchase the DVD and CD of the gig and wished I had made the trip north after all! I know it is a way off yet, but I am determined not to miss out a second time and am keen to be at the Albert Hall gig in June next year, as London is the nearest venue for me. Can you please tell me when will the tickets for this gig be on sale, and will they go on sale to members of this site, prior to th box office opening like last time? Thanks ... I am really looking forward to it! :-)

Thursday, 12 December 2013

joanna: Birmingham Cds and another THANK YOU

Thoroughly enjoying the whole package, from the cover pics to inside design to the real anticipation of the evening all over again. Why oh why didnt I buy this pack from "Shop"? Current live music in the car.. Many thanks to all. Jo

Monday, 02 December 2013

Maggie Jones: interview

Agreed, the interviewer must be 15 years old, although he sounds older. Maybe just an under-researched idiot, who got off lightly. Steve could have given him a really hard time, but didn't. He seemed to bite his tongue -what a star!!

Friday, 29 November 2013

joanna: Epic backstage

Ah!! ..... so that will be one of those "epic " interviews then? OOOOOh. Keep smiling eh.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Polly: Can not wait

Looking forward to the set tonight.... Tickets were a birthday suprise for fiancé Tim, especially looking forward to a friend for life as this will be our song when we get married next year Cheers Paula xx Ps will try not to cry lol

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Ballerina: Your Book

Hai Steve, your're book is sold out for a while. Second Edition ?

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Althepo: Miffed - but only slightly

Croydon was a great gig last night...wonderful. I purchased the Birmingham DVD from the side of the stage and played it tonight. Unfortunately, half way through disc 1, it fell to bits and on inspection there are scratches around the centre of the disc that stop it from playing. A great do I exchange it please for a replacement? Doesn't take away from what was a great night out. Cheers.

Friday, 22 November 2013

JohnB: An audience at the Palace

What a fantastic concert at Southend last night, sad to say its our first time to a live Steve concert and now we know what we've been missing. Excellent vocals and superb musicianship, a pleasure from start to finish. A fitting standing ovation, long may it continue, can't wait for the next one.

Thursday, 21 November 2013


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