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SEPTEMBER 2009

Hey there, time for a quick update! Well it's been a busy year so far, especially with the arrival of two new SSR fans, bassman Dave and his wife Shell had a little boy Alexander Michael back in May followed very recently by Carl and his wife Liz having a bouncing baby girl Anya Sarah in August, huge congratulations to those guys from everyone in the SSR family.

Obviously due to family commitments this year the band haven't been able to do a long stretch UK tour but has afforded us the time to write and demo a raft of new songs for our forth coming album. Recording will start at the end of the year through to the beginning of next year with a release somewhere around spring/summer 2010. This will be followed by a more extensive UK tour around summer/autumn. All the plans are in place so it's time to knuckle down and get on, it's a very exciting time for us as the new material is really shaping up nicely! For the rest of this year we will be playing more local gigs around the north with a small tour of venues down south at the end of October. A couple of dates are already confirmed and on the gig list with a few more penciled in, on confirmation full details will be posted.

Don't forget to check out our myspace and facebook pages for tracks and videos from the last UK tour. Take it easy and we look forward to seeing you guys out there!!

JANUARY 2009

Hello and a Happy New Year to you all, hope you have a great one! Firstly an apology for the serious lack of diary updates last year, just where the time went I have no idea? Last year went pretty damn well all in all, some superb gigs throughout the year, highlights being opening for our ol mate Joe Bonamassa at The Liverpool Academy and of course the tour dates which we finished the year off with opening for Fish. A big thanks to all our new friends we met on the road and everyone that took home one of our albums, we hope you enjoyed and will be back for more this year!

And so on with this year. To start we have some very good news and some not so great news... The good news is SSR are about to aquire two very special new fans! Bass player David and his wife Michelle are expecting a baby in May and hot on their heels is Carl and his wife Liz expecting a baby in August!!! (I think it was something in the beer they were drinking on the last tour?) Due to the timings (this is the bad news) weve decided to put off the recording of the new album until October for release the beginning of 2010... although that seems like a long time away im sure itll arrive sooner than you think. We figured it would all be too much to take on with gigs/tours... babies etc as well as being able to promote it as fully as we would like. We want the follow up to Terra Mama to be the best possible album we can make, we think its worth taking the time to do it right rather than rushing it and trying to fit concentrated studio time inbetween everything. The upshot is were now continuously writing new songs so by the time of recording we should have some really amazing material to go at!

Gig wise were still going to be out performing as usual with UK tour dates to be announced shortly. Some local dates are already on the gig listings with many more to be added throughout the year. You can now find us on facebook as well as myspace so join up there for even more info on the band, footage of the last tour and all other odds and ends, you can also contact us and message direct for up to the minute info.

All thats left to say for the moment is thanks for your support and lets make this the best year ever, we hope to see you out there!

JANUARY 2009 pt2

It appears that the government wish to consider, (for consider read "implement"), a legal requirement in the new tax year to introduce laws insisting anyone applying or re-applying for an entertainment license must have a noise control device fitted to the venue. This will be RUBBISH as the level at which these devices cut the sound is dreadfully low and simply no fun. In November the proposed level mentioned was 70db. About the same as a hair dryer.

Someone has organised a petition on the Government Petition Site. We urge you to sign it. Not only will this law affect musicians but the whole musical instrument industry, fans, venues.

PLEASE DON'T DISMISS THIS. Spread the word and get everyone you know who loves live music to sign the petition. Bands, family, pets, venues, fans just get everyone you know to sign it. No one is saying it will make a difference, but if you don't try, you don't know.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION HERE: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/NoNoiseControl/

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