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olsch455: Germany

Naja, auch bei a.s.s.concerts nichts über ein geplantes Konzert. Fände es aber auch klasse, wenn ich mal wieder in Deutschland ein Konzert besuchen könnte. Letztes in Manchester war super. Beneide Alle, die ja auch hier in tollen Worten von den Erlebnissen berichtet haben. Grüße aus Südniedersachsen.

Friday, 04 July 2014

StefanieR: other live dates?

Hello, chekker from Germany! It's wonderful to read that there were other fans from Germany in London (and maybe in Birmingham). I would like to support your question in the last line: Any plans for gigs in Germany? Whereas concerts in the Netherlands or in Belgium would great, too! I remember that Steve used to tour with a.s.s. concerts and promoting, Hamburg. You may look at Best, Stefanie

Friday, 04 July 2014

chekker: RAH

Steve, it was a special night in the RAH on Saturday. It was terrific to have this experience: 3,500 people singing along to your tunes. And they all seemed to have aged very well. Your best line: Remember, girls, when you used to throw pants at me ... me and Tom Jones." We had come from Germany for the concert, and it was worth it! We had been to your concerts in Bonn and Cologne a couple of years ago, but your performance at the RAH topped everything. Any plans for gigs in Germany?"

Thursday, 03 July 2014

Diane: RAH - still floating

Can't seem to leave a post, cherie! First two have been rejected. Don't know what I'm doing wrong! Anyway, to try again, head still buzzing from Saturday night. Songs going round and round. I had tickets for the Mayfair, Newcastle upon Tyne on June 14th 1974, aged 17, and couldn't go when my dad took ill. It was very poignant to finally get to see Steve after 40 years, not too far from the date of the original concert. Can't wait for the next installment!

Thursday, 03 July 2014

Stef: the Stockhausen - Bach - Mozart - CD

Dear music lover, Dear Steve, just to let you know that the three pieces on the CD mentioned would be best listend to from a good sound system. Especially the "Glasperlenspiel" by M. Stockhausen has its quiet, calm sequences. Other instruments: timpani, drums, (big) harp. The conductor was Gil Raveh. Hope you enjoy listening! Best regards, Stefanie

Thursday, 03 July 2014

StefanieR: UK concerts

Dear Ravers, are you, like I am, still moved by Steve's performances? I AM, oh yes!!! I struggle for the proper words to describe his magic. Such powerful, incredible way to fascinate thousands of people! To be under such a positive spell when he is onstage (and offstage...) is an immeasurable experience for me. Seeing him onstage .... is so important that it seemed to make my life whole, complete. That's what I experienced in London and Brum. Thanks so much, Steve!

Thursday, 03 July 2014

RachelPAtoSH: Social Media comments

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Wednesday, 02 July 2014

robertotechno: Fab night

Steve, thank you for all the hard work and commitment. You always play like you're living the dream. We travelled from Frankfurt and only got to the hall with minutes to spare, but soon relaxed once the start of Hideaway kicked in. Great sound, great lighting effects (Sebastian, wow!!), and great players, and great fans, too. We chatted to several in the interval and they were as gobsmacked as us. Best Years on tour next year? YES PLEASE!!

Tuesday, 01 July 2014

jollyroger: RAH

Special night, that! I was in the back row of the stall, in front of boxes and the sound was immaculate. At times, it was like listening to a CD. Well done to Steve's sound crew - that hall isn't an easy one for rock music. And the lighting was imaginative and on-the-button timing-wise, even a little 70s retro at times! A historic night.

Tuesday, 01 July 2014

PeteB: Birmingham Symphony Hall 29th June

Thank You Steve! At Birmingham Symphony Hall last night, you spoke for a while about taking opportunities when they presented themselves. After 39 years and many, many concerts, I finally got the opportunity to shake you by the hand as you left the stage. An opportunity I took and you reciprocated for which I sincerely thank you. A small gesture on your part which meant a great deal to me. Thanx.

Monday, 30 June 2014

charlie875a: R A H

thought the gig was good, and from the reports it was, but i must say it depended where you were sitting. I was in row P and the sound was awful, had it not been steve i would have left before the end of the first session and demanded my money back. I know i was not the only one, i talked to some one from Holland and she was dissapointed as well. I do not blame Steve in any way, i love the man but i came away very flat so now looking forward to the next gig i can make. Its a long way to drive from Plymouth , into central London to hear a muffled concert but i will say i was glad to be there just the same.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Markyd27: My uncle david dowsett

Hi, I don't know if you you remember my uncle david dowsett or not from braintree, yet my dad tells me you used to go nans house in edinbourogh gardens. The reason I contact you is that I have a back list of songs I've recorded on my iPhone and need an opinion if they are tolerable to ears as I can't get feedback easily. Kind regards mark. If you have time to listen to them please let me know and I will forward them to you. Thanks again mark

Monday, 30 June 2014

pjuk: RAH 28/6/2014 continued

Sorry - got a bit too verbose there but I did want to add my final paragraph which was... Congratulations and thanks to Steve and all for a superb evening that may well find it's way into my list of top ten best ever gigs. I'll admit I'll probably be off trying to find something else again but class and genius is permanent and the Royal Albert Hall gig was a reminder of that.

Monday, 30 June 2014

pjuk: RAH 28/6/2014

I fell in love with pop / rock music when I was a small boy and bought records from the age of 10 at a time when The Beatles had just broken nationally. Much as I loved pop, I never expected it to last and, in fact, it was the immediacy of the art I liked and even admired. Being a bit of a seeker of new things, I've always tended to find bands / artists - love them - and then move on trying to find something different. Apart from the aforementioned Fab Four, there is no artist who I've got more than two or three albums of and I'll cheerfully admit I often don't listen to a band's later efforts at all. So, if I'm listening back, then the test for me is if the music I loved at the time has resonance and can move you years / decades later. And so to Cockney Rebel. I loved 'Sebastian' when I first heard it and couldn't understand why it wasn't a massive hit. But the first two albums? Phew! They were just magical for me and I similarly didn't understand the adverse comments from the 'knowledgeable' rock press (of which, of course, I was an avid reader). I bought all the singles too, saw the original band once (Dagenham Roundhouse!) but had started to move on by the time of 'Come Up & See Me' - although somewhat guiltily as I felt Steve Harley was (rather oddly) an underrated talent. Nevertheless, 'Menagerie' and 'Psychomodo' are two albums I return to again and again as they simply stand the test of time, despite the myriad of bands / artists and styles I've listened to since, they never fail me. Saturday night at the RAH was a simply wonderful and surprisingly moving experience then for someone who usually dips in and out of things over time. I actually couldn't initially sing the refrain from 'Tumbling Down' as I had something hard and jagged in my throat as I and 3,500 other people all rose spontaneously with arms aloft to sing (I managed it eventually though ;) ) Congratulations and thanks to Steve and all for a superb evening that may well find i

Monday, 30 June 2014

Kath Tyler: Birmingham

Congratulations to Steve and the band, choir and orchestra. I didn't think the last time they all performed there could be matched, but it definitely was, what a night! Thank you so much. Steve was on great form, love the old stories and humbleness (is that a word?) of the guy and Steve Norman was a hoot! Please Steve keep doing these shows until you have covered all your albums.........fantastic!!

Monday, 30 June 2014

musky: oh what a night

saturday night, royal albert hall. goes straight in to my top 10 gigs of all time. was worried about sound in rah cos i saw jools holland there last year and it was apalling, but the sound last night was fantastic.every song was delivered brilliantly. these 2 albums deserve a full choir and orchestra and how well they sang and played last night.found myself watching steve norman a lot of the time, very amusing.brilliant night, cant wait for best years tour!!!!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Fox: 40 Years on and still amazing!

Royal Albert Hall Saturday night is a night I will never forget, Steve and the band were amazing as were the orchestra and choir. The bonus of getting Stuart Elliot and Jim Cregan on stage for the encore of Make Me Smile was remarkable!. I first saw Steve on the Best Lives tour, on the final night at Hammersmith , yes that night it was recorded. I received my Definitive Version album for Amazon this week and listened to it constantly at home and in the car. I have seen Steve about 20 odd times in between those two gigs , feels like i have gone full circle ... but wait ..did I here rumor there is to be a Best years/Timeless Flight Tour? ....Watch this space :-)

Sunday, 29 June 2014

new cross boy: 40 Years On and I missed Brazil again!

Royal Albert Hall, Saturday 28 June 2014. Incredible, fantastic, superb. The Birmingham Symphony Hall show was great but this was on a different level altogether. The sound quality was immense and Steve and the boys were on top form (as always). I confess that when Stuart Elliott and Jim Cregan joined on stage for the final this New Cross Boy was moved to tears. From Hideaway to Tumbling Down every song was brilliantly executed. Have Sebastian or Death Trip ever sounded so good? I was transformed back into the 17 year old who on 3 July 1974 had missed Brazil play Holland in the 74 World Cup to go to see Cockney Rebel at the Victoria Palace. 40 years on almost to the day I was STILL prepared to miss Brazil play in the World Cup. It was a good decision! p.s. to the gorgeous blonde lady in the orange and white dress in Arena E about row 12-ish sitting in the aisle seat eating an ice-cream in the interval - WOW!!!!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

SueRogers5: Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 28th June 2014

It is getting ever more difficult to find words to describe Steve's performances ! I have seen him in very small intimate venues and in bigger ones, like Shepherd's Bush Empire, and he has never failed to deliver a stunning performance, which leaves you wanting more ! Saturday night at the Royal Albert Hall, he was just outstanding, as were the other members of Cockney Rebel, the Orchestra and the newest member, Steve Norman ! 3,500 people on their feet, in unison, singing the words to Steve's songs, will, I am sure, live long in Steve's memory, as it will for most people who are in the fortunate position of being able to see him perform live. Love and thoughts to Lincoln !

Sunday, 29 June 2014

StefanieR: Yipieh, al last!

Dear Ravers, Hi Debbie, Karen, Ruud, Soeren, Ray, and all other followers, I am really looking forward to seeing you all again on Saturday and Sunday. Hoooooraaay! Stefanie R. from C.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Fox: The Best Years..

I received my Definitive Version Of The Best Years yesterday from Amazon, and have been playing it ever since at home and in the car when at work. It is amazing. I love the two live discs from Hammersmith as I was there on the night it was recorded, that being my first time that I saw Steve Live. I have waited 40 years to hear the recording of that special night. Now 40 years after (and after seeing him 20 odd times since) I am going to see Steve again at the Royal Albert Hall. I can't wait! x

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Stella Day: Plea to lyndac38.

I'm excited too but please don't explode. It will be very messy.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

lyndac38: Royal Albert Hall

Just want to say that I'm SO FRICKIN' EXCITED for Saturday night that I think I might explode. That is all :)

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Stella Day: Best Years- Definitive

I notice Amazon have thirteen reviews for the album but only one of these is for the 2014 release. The rest are for the 1975 version. Crazy.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

RachelPAtoSH: Best Years - Definitive version

ON-SALE NOW at Amazon, through Warners Records

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Maggie Jones: Gateshead

See the Forum Joanna, it was a magical night. Really special

Monday, 23 June 2014

joanna: Gateshead anymore news?

Anymore news from anyone out there re last nights concert please? jo

Sunday, 22 June 2014

BowRose20: Tom Jones looks better natural.

Hi Steve, I saw you at the Gateshead Sage last night and wanted to say how brilliant you are. I don't think there is anyone quite like you, you and the band performed beautifully and your craic was very funny. Does Steve Norman do that every night? I loved every minute of it.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Godzilla: kiwi

Hi Steve,any chance you guys will be coming to NZ to do a tour any time soon? It would be awesome to see you live and i'm sure it would be a sellout,plus you you would love New Zealand. Fingers X. Regards Tony

Friday, 20 June 2014

Phil Carroll: Mr

Hi Steve, Do you expect to perform The Psychomodo/Human Menagerie in late June 2015? My wife and I will plan the dates of our trip from Australia specially in order to make your concert the highlight of our trip to UK and holiday in Spain. Best regards, Phil Carroll Canberra, Australia

Saturday, 14 June 2014

ogden: beatles

steve, when you come to the Wash D.C area, please contact me so we can discuss The Beatles - this is my third guestbook annotation without a reply regards, rich

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Mette B: This old man

I lost my dear father the 31th of May. When I first heard "This old man" at the Academy in Dublin in 2010, it touched me deeply. It was a song made for my father, too. He was that kind of man. Thank you Steve for this beautiful song. It gives comfort.

Monday, 02 June 2014

kaztig: Concert at the Kings

To Steve, the band and crew, Just want to say what a fab set you performed at Concert at the Kings in Wiltshire last Saturday. Also your very generous donation of your guitar for auction was an amazing gesture. Thank you for coming to see us and do visit again soon.

Monday, 02 June 2014

joanna: Acoustic Fest...

To Steve , the band and all tech crew .... Wishing you a successful weekend in "Ucheter". Gutted to be missing it . Safe travels all xx jo

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

njthomp: Thank you

Just want to thank Steve and the band so much I've just come back to work after the death of my lovely dad due to a very sudden heart attack I'm working nights as a responder to emergency calls to the elderly and vulnerable though out our county, I've been a dedicated follower of Cockney Rebel since 1997 after meeting my second husband who fooled into thinking he was so talented writing me a lovely poem inside a valentines card only to find out a year later it was the lyrics of love compared to you by Steve Harley!! We still call it our song. Since coming back on shift I'm keeping strong listening to the bands wonderful music so a really big thank you guys , looking forward to seeing you soon at the Sage Gateshead wishing you all the best x.Julie T

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Fox: T-Shirts

Thanks for the advise guys. I am not sure if I was looking in the wrong place, or if my PC was having a glitche, but anyway, I have ordered one now, thanks! Is there any plan to have any more of the black shirts with the "Psychomodo" face on the front produced? This says sold out in the shop, I take it that info is correct? x

Thursday, 22 May 2014

RachelPAtoSH: Limited Still Available

Fox, as Andy points out, there are plenty, in all sizes, of the Tour De Four T-shirts available, and will be on sale at each of the three orchestra shows to come. RACHEL

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Andy Fearon (Webmaster): T-Shirts Available

@Fox Are you looking at the right T-Shirts? These are all very much still available: Andy

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Fox: Limited Tee shirts

Are the "Limited" Tee shirts definately going to be available at the choir/orchestra gigs? Your shop says you are all "sold out"? I am going to the Royal Albert Hall gig and hope to buy one there. I think it may have been fairer to have waited until after the live gigs, to give the fans who actually attend the gigs referred to on the shirt, the opportunity to buy this "souvenir" item, before releasing what, if any, are left to other fans, who did not attend said gigs? Hopefully, if they prove very popular, you can have some more printed?

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

ian159: Rachel

Brill ! Make it happen Please !!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 19 May 2014

RachelPAtoSH: Scotland

It's being worked on, Ian. We are always in the hands of Steve's agent and local promoters. Steve loves his Scottish fans, always a fantastic reaction. There should be a lengthy acoustic tour late autumn, and Steve is very keen to perform the 2-album Orchestral show in Scotland. Fingers crossed! RACHEL

Thursday, 15 May 2014

ian159: Glasgow Dates?

Any news on Mr Harley appearing anytime soon in Glasgow or Scotland in general?

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Munchkin1: York

Just tried booking for the York concert, but it's not appearing on their schedule........

Sunday, 11 May 2014

RachelPAtoSH: Sage tickets

Some VERY good stalls seats have been released by the promoter for Gateshead Sage, June 21st RACHEL

Wednesday, 07 May 2014

Maggie Jones: Johnnie Walker

That's right, Jo - JWaid he "last night, I was at a fantastic concert" - he said he was sitting next to Steve's son, who he called Car, but I think Kerr is pronounced "Care" as it's Scottish, like my Gran! Anyway, he said "Loretta's Tale" was his favourite from the two albums, and JW played that. Sounded amazing, of course!

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

joanna: Sunday Johnnie Walker radio 2

The Bridgewater Hall got a mention here too. " JW " there too. Cheers again jo

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

madmoonlighter: manchester

alan e paisley, fantastic tributes paid by a brilliant set of fans for a wonderfull musician and band.i do think that cavaliers deserves a special mention,mesmorising mouth organ and sax 3 rows from stage was out of this world.roll on rah.

Monday, 28 April 2014

FALLAJ: What can I say!!!

What can I say that has not already been said. Concert at Bridgewater Hall more polished than the Birmingham concert and better sound quality. Choice of additional tracks well made, and played to perfection considering how far they go back. High light, Death Trip. this track has to be played live with an orchestra and choir to do it justice and justice was done. Rate Psychomodo album as Steve's best and to hear it all played live was a great experience.Excellent.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Maggie Jones: Sensational

What a night! One to remember forever. Thank you to everyone involved in putting on such a spectacular show. Steve, you are "special"!!

Monday, 28 April 2014

jollyroger: Magnificent performance

Re:Manchester..The Morning After The Gig... 5 Minutes ago Has it ever been better? Of course not! Stu is right that SH allows Manchester a special place in his performing heart. And to that completely sold-out Bridgewater Hall, he seemed to have saved up something special. The voice was huge!! I can't sing - I've been a writer all my adult life, writing mostly about actors and singers, but I do know when a voice matures and grows and last night I heard wondrous notes and inflections form the Harley diaphragm and throat. It seemed at times like he might stay all night.....Big Big Deal, Spaced Out, from the young writer's days, to the gift of Make Me Smile, it was truly a great (GREAT) performance by a man at ease with himself. Judging by the words he spoke, the little vignettes that gave away some of his inner-most thoughts from the past, Harley does appear to have finally accepted that he is clever, can write brilliant songs, DOES belong in the highest Pantheon of rock stars, even if he himself is reluctant to admit it. I had a tear more than once; I laughed many times as he teased his audience, and gaped in awe at some of the magnificent playing, both by a hard-core proper rock band (Steve Norman, charismatic, Adam some drummer leading the band, James Lascelles looking like he was born to play a full length concert grand Steinway piano) and a young orchestra who could swing when asked and a choir that might have found some of the lyrics and rhythms "unusual" but managed to blend fine harmony with great commitment to the rock genre they'd agreed to share for that night. If you weren't there, grab a ticket for one of the June shows. I've seldom felt that sort of emotion either during or after a concert. Two great albums performed by 50+ great musicians. And Mr H....without whom....... Can it ever get better? Of course not. Well - I expect so, actually. Because SH will always want it to be better, and he seems to have the touch. I am so glad I witnessed t

Sunday, 27 April 2014


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