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SteveK: Many thanks

A while back I asked if A Friend For Life could be on the set list for the current tour and got a prompt response from Rachel that it would be. At the time, I understood that this was the impossible request but the reasons behind me doing so were, in my opinion, both unique and very special but nothing ventured... We were at the Anvil last night as mentioned in my original request, and was gobsmacked that Steve introduced A Friend For Life by mentioning my request. How I wanted to stand up and yell thanks !! I just wanted to express my sincere thanks and wonder how many other performers would have taken the trouble to make that mention at the very venue where I had tickets. Top Man and yet another great concert. Cheers Steve K

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Stella Day: Fairfield Halls, Croydon

This time I'm staying for the encore.

Monday, 18 November 2013

EssexFem: 3 days and counting !

3 days to go - can't wait !!!!!! X

Monday, 18 November 2013

joanna: Frome

Hello to The Charlton family. I think the grand daughter nearly stole the show at one point last evening. So sweet! Frome is a beautiful market town with many surprises to be explored when more time allows before too long. Friend and I arrived late afternoon with just enough time to hit the café with cake and dress shop! The venue did appear rather tired but still holding interest and shaping from days gone by. These features hopefully being kept in place throughout the ongoing re vamp. Once through the doors the decor did not detract from the huge buzz and anticipation of the gift about to be shared with us all. Never the same, never the same! How do you do it Steve? There were huge smiles all over each person on the stage as each in turn traded their wares last night. Barry quiet at times on sound but oh so good and Adam beasting his new toys to a pulp ... how many sticks did you actually get through? Thank you to all the techies who never go unnoticed and do a sterling job. Yes Frome was a fantastic night and is certainly on the map!. Thank you Steve. x

Sunday, 17 November 2013

charlie875a: B.Charlton

Hi wow what a gig. Frome last night, Steve you were brilliant, your rap-ore with my Grand daughter was great you made her birthday complete (its on the 19th )and giving her a C D was most kind. Hope we get to see you again soon,all the best and thanx again. The Charltons.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

davejupp54: Frome Gig

To the band, Just got home from FROME Gig, Brilliant,I was lucky enough to be at the the Lacarno in BRISTOL in in 1972/3 (my first Rebel Gig)and have seen you a couple of times since but I must say that was a Great Gig tonight.Good sound and very tight performance and I look forward to seeing you in 2014.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

iantanner: Islington O2

I totally agree with Hertsman - can it get any better? Steve, I don't know how you keep on doing it, the energy, the panache and the ever-changing set list, last nights one being so full of life and I got to meet and have a drink/chat with both Stuart Elliott and Rick Driscoll both great guys with plenty of time to talk to me and my daughter - thanks guys. Looking forward now to Norwich, hoping that the set list will be as near to last night as my wife couldn't make it and I haven't stopped raving about it!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Stella Day: To RosieV. Name of Song?

Sounds like The Lighthouse to me Rosie :)

Saturday, 16 November 2013

hertsman: Islington 02 Academy 15-11-13

Oh my days! This is as good as it is ever going to get. This has to rank in the list of top 3 gigs I have ever been to (and I've been to a few). A miniscule venue, intimate and compact, a less than capacity crowd made up for their numbers in appreciation and enthusiasm. The band tight as a tornicade. The set list, as fair and considered as humanly possible. A sublime mix of the old and the new. Delivered in a breath taking tour-de-force, every song performed in a passionate and loving out pouring, (as such quality material deserves). I was mesmerised from start to finish. Steve's, audience interaction spot on! always hitting the right note, a heady mix of opinion and humour, without ever becoming preachy. I loved it, this why you go to see live music. My companion, whilst not anywhere near as versed as I in the music of the Harleymeister, declared it as probably the best gig he has ever seen. Highlights for me? Too many to mention but great to hear Bed in the Corner, (a particular favourite), Loves A Prima Donna in the encore, Tumbling Down, (as always), but for me Sebastian stole the show, Delivered with the force and affection the song demands. If Carlsberg, (still) did concerts, this is the way they would want it to be. A master piece. I feel privileged to have been present. And oh! Did I mention? I went home with Steve's plectrum, discreetly, but deliberately skimmed into the audience. From the moment it hit me on the fly of my jeans, (great shot Steve), I knew it had to be mine.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

RosieV: Name of song ... please!!

Hi there, Thanks for continuing with your fantastic music for us all to enjoy. I came along last night to the Concord 2 in Brighton with my husband and must say that the last time I saw you in concert was at the Catford Town Hall probably around 1992!! Last night awoke old memories for me and was truly a magical evening. Please could you tell me the name of the song that was played in the second set, where the super violinist played a solo at the end of it.. that song actually moved me to tears!! the whole concert was absolutely stunning. keep going steve harley and your band.. you are fab!! :D xx

Friday, 15 November 2013

Ballerina: Come to Holland!

Hoi Steve, will you ever be in Holland again? I never saw you live, but my wish is on one day I see a concert of you. Does Holland invite you voor a concert?

Friday, 15 November 2013

anthonyday: 08/02/14

See ents 24 website folks !

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

EssexFem: An Old Friend !!!

Hope RachelPAtoSH notices my previous message and can pass it on ! Thanks.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

EssexFem: An old friend !

Hi Steve - looking forward to seeing you next week at The Palace, Westcliff - on - Sea. An old friend of yours**G from Wickford **will be attending with me, front row seats !!! I really hope you notice this !

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

nigel mark: Holmfirth Next.

Hi to all reading this post.Just wanted to say what great photos on here now from harrogates recent fantastic concert.We are still buzzing from that electric night of music from the legend SH,the talented Harry on violin,and the other musicians.We will now get tickets for Holmfirth,[which SH has a soft spot for],cos theres no better way than spending the christmas cheer in these guys company.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Dunby: Pyramid and Parr Hall, Warrington.

What a fabulous night that was, even if the big man did forget a few words sometimes, it happens to us all! What a truly talented group of musicians.I even had a second c d signed by Steve, after some thieving toe rag stole the first one!A brilliant night with special people. Thank you. I am looking forward to April now, I have my two tickets and will have to wait patiently for then.

Friday, 08 November 2013

gillykee: Gill Keeling

Still keeping warm all wrapped up in the memories of what I think was the best ever Robin 2 gig last weekend. Always a shame though when we don't get to say "Hi" to the man himself afterwards......he slipped away into the night, but a huge thank you to the beautiful Mr Wickens for your time and listening ear you are a true gentleman

Friday, 08 November 2013

FALLAJ: Harrogate gig

Agree with last writer. The Harrogate gig was tremendous. I have seen many shows over the years but last nights show was just flawless. The Royal Hall theatre was an extraordinary building. The interior was very stylish and can not be described. It needs to be seen to do it justice. Steve and the band appeared to be enjoying the show and everyone played to an excellent standard. The acoustics inside theatre were good, the set list was varied and covered most of back catalogue of hits and the banter was good. Long may it last. Looking forward to the next ochestra/choir concert in Manchester next year.

Thursday, 07 November 2013

nigel mark: Harrogate Rocking in the Aisles.

Just wanted to say a big thank you for a fantastic musical masterpiece you put on for everybody in harrogate last nite,[6th nov,2013].We saw you in Huddersfield at the Lawrence Batley Theatre,with your 3 piece set last year,and we thought that intimate concert could not be beaten.But last night you proved us wrong with a show of the highest standard,with a few tales of humour thrown in.Is the lead guitarist related to Bill Wyman my partner asks??,and we loved,"I Have Socks older than you" joke.Kind Regards,Nigel Mark.

Thursday, 07 November 2013

ian159: Glasgow????????

Surely December MUST bring a Glasgow Gig??????

Wednesday, 06 November 2013

Beeness58: Next year

Any hints on the dates that are going to be released on Monday?

Tuesday, 05 November 2013

Pandorah: Mark

Just to say what an amazing magical week end spent with special souls that have been captured by the Man and his Music , an astonishingly awesome Gig Saturday night at The Robyn 2 Bilston ( the Stables in Wavendon Milton Keynes Friday night, was equally amazing although set in a totally different light ) unfortunately over cast with sadness for many  I guess the most touching moment of the night had to be for me, was when from the light of the stage life shone with a message to the Darkness below! As Mr Trowelsdale, (a dear Fan and friend to all) resided in a Hospital Bed in Bedfordshire; Mr Harley’s shared his thoughts and brought Mark into that room at Bilston on Saturday night. In that Light he threw a life line of hope into the darkness below. For you Mark. The main man brought all thoughts to you! When he shared his own on that stage, on Saturday night. I guess we all knew there and then. All those who have ever known you Mark, and even those who have never met you. That your light will always go on shinning. Hearts are breaking Mark; we all wish you were in a better place right now. The main man Steve himself is thinking of you . When you’re only ever a thought away. How closer could you get? [Streamer] How closer could you get? You can’t get any closer! It’s a fact. We are with you Mark You’re with us Mark. Thinking of you.

Monday, 04 November 2013 Bilston - Speechless- Fantastic

Well what more can be said. We travelled from Folkestone to Bilston to see you. The Mrs said she was a great fan. So I treated her, but hey!!! You and your fantastic band treated everyone. What a great musical experience. It was like watching you in my front room. Absolutely Fantastic. Cant wait to see you at the A----- H---??? Mums the word. Mick & Kim

Monday, 04 November 2013

Cocnerebel: For Phantom

Just to let Mark know that Steve took time out during the gig at Bilston to say that he was thinking about you and followed up by saying that he was praying for you. I echo that, mate. Mike J.

Sunday, 03 November 2013

stevemoon: Mr

We were at The Stables yet again on Friday night, having travelled all the way from Eastbourne. Totally amazing concert, Steve Harley & the lads never fail to disappoint, but this was possibly one of the best!! We're still singing 2 days later!! Can't wait for the next concert. Steve & Becs

Sunday, 03 November 2013

Vince: Mr.

Just happened to see a concert of the band you guys a great.Where have I been the last 30+ yrs.Was wondering what guitar(s) the band uses.especially the one ,thinline acoustic/electric one of the bandmate use

Sunday, 03 November 2013

Graeme: Bilston

One word..............Superb!

Sunday, 03 November 2013

Eddie J: Bilston

Great show last night at the Robin, I'm still buzzing. Can't wait for the big ones next year .

Sunday, 03 November 2013

Daz401: Birmingham dvd

I have finely got my dvd off of ebay (watching it now) I did try amazon but they ballsed up on there end some how

Saturday, 02 November 2013

Ray Smith: For Sale

Hi All, I'm taking 17 Compilations/Best Of's/Live Official Cd's to Bilston that are for sale. Too late to list them. Just find me during the day or night if interested.

Friday, 01 November 2013

cockneyr3bel: Norwich filming

Thanks Rachel

Thursday, 31 October 2013

RachelPAtoSH: Norwich filming

We expect to release it a s a Live rock band concert, depending of course on the outcome being up to all the required tech standards. We will be hoping for a TV (Sky Arts?) release, too, as we are with Birmingham DVD. We hope to se the venue packed with dedicated fans - who might well get on camera, but to rouse the atmosphere to a really exciting level!! RACHEL

Thursday, 31 October 2013

cockneyr3bel: norwich 24/11/13

Hi does anyone know what the concert at Norwich is being filmed for,DVD release TV or other thanks. Have got tickets ,sounds like a fantastis concert ,just wondered what it's being filmed for .

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Pandorah: PS

PS ! I just cant stop listening to the Birmingham CD and watching the DVD they are both so fantastic . And how fab to see the CDs in the charts :-) I've got both the original CD's and the Birmingham CDs loaded up in the car at the moment and play them back to back. Its so amazing to hear the studio and the live Symphony Hall recordings almost 40 years apart. Quite astonishing in fact !needless to say I've never enjoyed driving so much :-) I don't even mind sitting in long traffic jams now :-)

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Pandorah: Bilston

Gilly and Chrissie re Bilston ! I'm quite sure I did have your number on my phone ! I'll look tomorrow and call you! if not I'm sure I gave you mine last year ? or was it the year before at Wavendon ? when we dropped you off in Woburn after the show ! Anyway ! will be going to the stables Friday night ! Ms Humphreys ( Jo ) from Somerset will be coming back home with us that night and I'll be collecting Cheri and Scott ( who've flown over from California )the next day and bringing them up to Bilston, she is so looking forward to meeting up with everyone again its part of her honeymoon this visit you know:-) last time we carried on partying after Bilston we got locked in the pub round the corner ! the bar staff forgot we were out the back in the conservatory and cleared off home ! hilarious ! NOT !I think Mr Johnston had to ring up for someone to tell us how to get out ! we do have some laughs when the mans on the road don't we :-) maybe there's a good a place as any ! maybe I'll call them up and ask the question ? get in there before and after the gig. Rock n Roll :-)

Sunday, 27 October 2013

gillykee: Mrs

P.s. forgotten what a fab album "A stranger comes to town is" listened with renewed "whatever" today on a road trip out of that long long limb x

Friday, 25 October 2013

gillykee: Mrs

Well here we are again coming up to the ultimate Mr H gig at the Robin 11 in Bilston next weekend; living out on a very long limb in Pembrokeshire it is the highlight of my year visiting my long long time friend and fellow SH & CR buddie Mrs Chrissie Morton. Please forgive any typo errors as this bottle of Casillero Diablo (Chilean) is playing tricks with my fingers! Just wondered if any of you out there plan on staying the night (Sat) after Steve's gig and fancy carrying on the party? Only trouble is don't know where we can carry it on, surely somewhere closeby? All suggestions gratefully received....... Debs are you listening, you must know? We all know too well that we are still buzzing after Bilston gig and need somewhere where we can all carry on the euphoria. Eagerly await any responses x x x x

Friday, 25 October 2013

FALLAJ: American fan story.

Just read the American fan story dated 16.10.13. The content is very touching.We are very lucky in this country to be able to see Steve perform live on a regular basis. Long may it last.It does make me think why Steve's move to the USA was not more of a success. Is it because his music is only now reaching citizens of that vast country? However from the number of comments on this site, from Americans, it seems that some Americans have followed his music from the beginning.I hope the composer of the letter and her father have a great time at the concert.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Inge Hoem: Hobo With A Grin

Today, I received the 2CD "Hobo With A Grin"/ The Candidate" in the post from Now I have all the studio albums of Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel as well as three compilation albums. Which album is my favourite? Answer: It is a tough choice, but "Hobo" is my number one. It's Steve Harley's finest hour! I'm listening to it right now.(Of course, I already own the vinyl album, which I bought just after its release in 1978.)"

Thursday, 24 October 2013

joanna: Steve Wright Show today TUESDAY

"Tuning in " I was just thinking as to what had happened to the interview.. then heard SW last eve!!!! It looks as though the pre recorded interview is being aired today on Steve Wright show. Jo

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

58mikeyboy: Birmingham dvd

have just been playing my Birmingham dvd, its locking up at half way through black or white, is anyone else having this problem? so annoying , am having to send it back. So good as well, great memories.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Victor: Great perfomance - Tromsø

A great thanks to you and your crew, for once again deliver, so that we could have just another wonderful experience. Great lyrics, great musicians, great perfomance and just another good memorie to carry on in our hearts back to everydaylife. Thank you very much for playing Friend for life! You make me smile!!!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Mette B: Tromsø, Norway

What a likable man you are, Mr. Harley ! Had a nice chat with you at the airport today, - and got my new CD signed :) Thank you to you and your boys! The concert in Tromsø was great. Had a lot of fun :)

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Munchkin1: Goodies

I have ordered the CD, the DVD, and am currently visitng family in Australia, but cannot wait to be home to listen/watch my goodies!!,

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Victor: Roctober

Just came to the hotell in Tromsø, and on my way from Bergen to Tromsø i been lissen to the Symphony Hall CD, who ariwed on Thursday. It is fantastick. I hope that the DVD is coming with my wife,she is coming later to day. We looking forward to the consert tomorow and hope that you are playing Friend for life this time to. Hope you and the band get a good time in the north of Norway were the winter is ariwed,

Friday, 18 October 2013

joanna: Live dates in Scotland ?

Totally agree with your lyricist tastes!!!!!!! LeChef.. (saw LC in Bournemouth earlier in August V good). HOWEVER I so wish I had been able to see SHCR in those 70`s shows.. I cant imagine how I missed Stafford TOP Of The World dates on numerous occasions The parents probably!!! Keep wishing for those Scottish dates you never know. Welcome to the site

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

LeChef: Song`s

I have been a Steve Harley fan since the very first Cockney Rebel album the songs really make you think when your listening to them. I remember going to see him 3 times in two days at the Glasgow Apollo he did a matinee gig as demand for tickets was so vast in 75. He even came back a few months later my last gig seeing him was on the Ferry on the river clyde in 2005. I keep missing him when he come`s upto Scotland since as he kind of sticks to edinburgh (what a crap city) lol Long may he continue making great music and beautiful lyrics. He is closely followed by Leonard Cohen as my fave lyricists.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

jniehaus: An American Fan Story

Hi Steve, My name is Jessica and I live in the United States. I have a story to tell you and from it hope you know how much of a difference your music has made to my family, across the miles. My dad, Paul, has been a fan of yours since he went to a small record store in the early 70's in West Virginia (USA) and found your album "The Human Menagerie". I wasn't born yet (we will get to that) but it changed his life and he became a huge fan. Over the years he tracked down and purchased all of your albums which was hard to get here in the US and when I was born 10 years later, the first music I was exposed to was yours. Some of the greatest memories as a child was my father and I sitting in our family room, jamming out to Mr. Soft, Psychomodo, Sebastian, Tumbling Down and so on. My dad plays the piano and learned your songs by ear since there was no sheet music to buy here in the States. His biggest dream is to see you in concert and it brings me to tears to say TODAY I purchased tickets for your April 26th show in Manchester and I am going to find a way to get him there. I am so happy that you are still touring, and my dad (at almost 60) can finally see you in person. For years I have waited to for this to happen and two of your biggest American fans from two generations cannot wait to see you in person! Thank you for still touring and giving us that chance!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

blueboy46: Mr

Thanks Rachel it was meant as a joke But sorry I wont be seeing the Band in Chester

Tuesday, 15 October 2013


Our information from our Agent is just that the venue cancelled lots of (maybe all) their planned Live concerts due to change of ownership. We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience or loss any fan has incurred. But blueboy46, I can assure you it's not personal!!

Monday, 14 October 2013


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