10/23/00 - FORTHCOMING GLENN RADIO APPEARANCES

OCTOBER

Fri 27  BBC Radio 5 interview, Nicky Campbell show, from 11am to 12pm

NOVEMBER

Sat 25  Radio Two live interview, Jonathan Ross Show Times tbc

10/17/00 - GLENN ON RADIO 2 TONIGHT
Glenn will be appearing on Janice Long's Radio 2 programme this evening between midnight and one a.m. (GMT), playing live. Listen on the web at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/
09/26/00 - CHRIS HOSTS SONGWRITING FESTIVAL ONLINE
October 1st, 2000:

In conjunction with i-gig, Squeeze lyricist Chris Difford is hosting a songwriters festival at his studio in Sussex. The festival will run over two days and artists have been invited to perform a 30 minute acoustic session and will be interviewed by Chris about the art of songwriting. Helioscentric aims to host one of these festivals every quarter.

i-gig are a music website whose focus is webcasting (basically TV on the web) and will webcast this event live and for archive purposes on the internet - access for the public will be through the internet only, and fans/public will be asked to vote for the song they would most like to hear. This is the first truly virtual festival of it"s kind and is geared towards doing what the web does best-offering users non-intrusive access to artists and conversations that are unobtainable through traditional media. i-gig will be hosting live online chat with these artists throughout the day, as well as registration for future events (there will be places for competition winners at future events) and an exclusive CDROM which will be made available as a magazine covermount, and distributed at The Woman Of The Year Awards in November.

Helioscentric Studio is the home to the original Basing Street Studios Helios Desk previously used by such artists as Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Roxy Music and more recently by Squeeze, Bryan Ferry, Pet Shop Boys and Paul Weller whose recent album, "Heliocentric" was inspired by the studio.

Artsits confirmed to appear so far are Jane Birkin (who has just recorded the Squeeze classic, "Take Me I'm Yours" for release in the new year), Mercury nominated Kathryn Williams, Nitin Sawhney, The Webb Brothers, Paul Carrack, Marti Pellow, Emiliana Torriani, Space, Ben And Jason, Turin Brakes and Mandalay.

www.i-gig.com
www.helioscentric.com

09/26/00 - GLENN SINGLE ARTWORK
We're proud to unveil the cover art for Glenn's very first solo single, Parallel World.

09/08/00 - GLENN SINGLE, ALBUM NEWS
We have just heard from management that Glenn will be releasing his first solo work during his solo acoustic tour in the UK and Ireland.  It is a single called 'Parallel World' which is co-written with Chris Braide.  The single will also feature a writing collaboration with Ron Sexsmith called 'By The Light Of The Cash Machine' and a piano version of 'Parallel World', both of which will not be on the upcoming album.

For anyone who wants to buy this outside of the UK and Ireland, Quixotic Records are currently constructing their website, www.quixoticrecords.com.  The site will have a secure server in place for you all to order, not only Parallel World, but also any other Quixotic products with your credit card.  Delivery will be 1-4 weeks (depending on where you are in the world).

Glenn Tilbrook's solo site is currently under construction, www.glenntilbrook.com, and as soon as this and the Quixotic site are ready we will let you know.

Glenn will be releasing his long awaited solo album (still no title) late next March.  He hopes to then tour the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, America and Canada to promote the release.  This is the plan to date, but as you all know things can change, so keep an eye of this and Glenn's site for updates.

08/10/00 - GLENN INTERVIEW ON BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
BBC Radio Scotland will be airing a programme featuring an interview with Glenn, recorded last weekend, this Saturday between 10 and 11 am.
08/05/00 - CHRIS & GLENN TO APPEAR ON MARK KNOPFLER LP
From yesterday's issue of USA Today:

Eighties nostalgists, take note: Erstwhile Dire Straits frontman Mark
Knopfler is preparing to release his first solo album in four years. On Sept. 25, the British singer/songwriter/guitarist will unveil Sailing to Philadelphia, featuring 13 original tracks co-produced by Knopfler and colleague Chuck Ainlay. Since Dire Straits hit its commercial peak with 1985's Brothers in Arms CD (the group disbanded in 1988, then reformed for a while in 1991), Knopfler has devoted most of his time to film soundtracks, ranging from The Princess Bride to Wag the Dog, and collaborations with other artists. In addition to recording albums with country guitar legend Chet Atkins and that fondly remembered side project Notting Hillbillies, Knopfler has worked as a writer, producer and guest performer on albums by Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Randy Newman and Joan Armatrading, among others. Fittingly, several classic-rock faves will make guest appearances on Philadelphia, including Van Morrison, James Taylor, and Squeeze's Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook.

Thanks to Steve Wieprecht for sending this our way!

08/02/00 - WIN A CHANCE TO WRITE WITH CHRIS
The Unisong International Song Contest 2000 is offering as a prize an all expense paid songwriting trip, sponsored by Music Bridges ATW, to either New York, Nashville, Los Angeles or London for a guaranteed collaboration with established writer/artists from a pool that includes none other than Mr. Chris Difford himself. Details can be found on the Unisong site.
08/01/00 - CHRIS AND GLENN ON "ROUTES OF ROCK"
Glenn and Chris will be appearing on the programme Routes of Rock, Monday 21st August on Carlton ITV. They will be escorting a film crew to places of significance in their career, in SE London.
07/13/00 - "UP THE JUNCTION" GETS AUGUST 7TH RELEASE
On August 7th, Spectrum Records will be releasing Up the Junction, a 19-track compilation covering Squeeze's A&M years, in the UK. The track listing is as follows:
1. Up The Junction
2. First Thing Wrong
3. I Think I'm Go Go
4. Vanity Fair
5. Saints Alive
6. Goodbye Girl
7. It's So Dirty
8. Points Of View
9. I've Returned
10. Annie Get Your Gun
11. Hits Of The Year
12. By Your Side
13. Wedding Bells
14. She Doesn't Have To Shave
15. Rose I Said
16. Pinocchio
17. Talk To Him
18. I want You
19. Electric Trains
The catalogue number for this release is 544 229-2.
06/19/00 - GLENN AND GLASTONBURY ON RADIO 4
Glenn is presenting a series of segments on the history of the Glastonbury music festival this week on BBC Radio 4. Tune in at 3:45 pm to listen!
06/19/00 - NICK HARPER ALBUM DUE IN A WEEK!
Nick's new album Harperspace will be released on June 26th on the Quixotic label. The catalogue number is QUIXCD004. To catch Nick on the well-reviewed Harperspace tour, check our Tourdates section.
04/13/00 - GLENN PROVIDES THEME SONG FOR BBC1 COMEDY
Multiple Squeeze fans reported hearing a familiar tenor singing during the opening and closing titles of a new BBC1 comedy series, Jack Dee's Happy Hour. We can confirm that the singer is indeed one Mr. Glenn Tilbrook, singing to his own arrangement of songwriter Ted Hawkins' "Happy Hour". Jack Dee's Happy Hour airs Sundays at 10:15pm on BBC1.
03/30/00 - GLENN'S CD UNDERWAY!
Recording has begun on Glenn's first solo CD, which has a projected fall release. Two songs have already been debuted in concert, "I Won't See You" (co-written by Glenn and Kim Stockwood) and Glenn's entirely self-penned "Interviewing Randy Newman". Ron Sexsmith has written on his website that: "I also sang on a track which I wrote with Glenn Tilbrook (from Squeeze) for his solo album in the works." More information (and an exclusive Glenn website) to follow as it becomes available.
03/07/00 - NEW NICK HARPER CD
Nick's new album Harperspace will be released in mid-June on the Quixotic label. He will begin touring in mid-May to support the release. Dates are now available on the Tour page.
03/07/00 - VOTE FOR GLENN TO APPEAR AT GLASTONBURY
The Glastonbury Festival is polling fans as to which acts they'd like to see at this summer's event. Drop by and cast a vote for Glenn (even if you can't attend) at:

http://www.glastonbury-festival.co.uk/cgi-bin/vote.pl?action=showvote&topic=4

02/27/00 - GLENN TO APPEAR ON KIMBERLEY REW SOLO CD
March 21st will see the release of Tunnel Into Summer, the debut solo CD from Kimberley Rew, formerly of The Soft Boys and Katrina and the Waves. The album has strong Squeeze connections, eight tracks being produced by Andy Metcalfe (also featured on bass and keyboards), with contributions by recent Squeeze tour drummer Jim Kimberley (on four tracks), and our man Glenn Tilbrook (vocals on two). Tunnel Into Summer will be released by Gadfly Records.
11/30/99 - CHRISTOPHER HOLLAND'S SOLO CD NOW AVAILABLE!
Chris Difford has written us to inform us that Christopher Holland's long-awaited solo disc, A Cosmic Harmony Companion, is now available! Chris writes: "This is the first album from Christopher Holland, recorded during and between tours over the last year, it is a fine example of his voice and his playing. At last he steps out of the shadows to display his songwriting skills and his love of everything musical. You will find a rare Difford and Tilbrook song on this new CD as well. I love it, i hope you will too."

You can order your copy of A Cosmic Harmony Companion from the "Jools Groovy News Club".

Send your name and address along with a postal order or cheque, made payable to "Jools Groovy News Club", for £13.50 (including V.A.T and P & P), to:

Jools Groovy News Club, PO Box 8671, London SE3 0ZB

Be sure to visit the Jools Web for the album artwork, track listing, and more about A Cosmic Harmony Companion!

11/30/99 - CHRIS DIFFORD, MANAGER
Stephen Towler reports: "According to a report in the January 2000 edition of Q magazine Chris Difford, described as 'Squeeze singer' is now the manager of ex Wet Wet Wet vocalist Marti Pellow."
11/30/99 - STILL MORE FROM CHRIS D...
From the San Francisco Chronicle, dated November 7th, 1999:

GARAGEBAND.COM LANDS SIR GEORGE MARTIN

The fledgling Internet musical community Garageband.com has announced that Beatles producer and living legend Sir George Martin has signed on as chairman of its advisory board.

Attempting to empower bands and fans alike, Garageband hosts a monthly contest for unsigned musicians. The winners, chosen by a tamper-proof vote, are awarded a $250,000 recording contract and paired with big-name producers like ex-Talking Head Jerry Harrison, co-chairman of Garageband.

Martin, telecommuting from England, will help match Garageband bands with producers, drop into the site for anonymous chat and, if he deems a band  worthy, possibly lend his Midas touch to their tunes.

``I don't think it's likely that George will be doing any actual production,'' says Garageband CEO and longtime Martin chum Tom Zito. ``But it's very possible that he will write some string arrangements for one of the bands.''

While ultimately every John and Jane Q. Public serves as its A&R reps, Garageband has nonetheless assembled a high-powered advisory board. Among the producers Sir George will be joining are Jim Dickinson (Mudhoney, John Spencer Blues Explosion), Dave Jerden (Jane's Addiction, Offspring), Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade (Radiohead, Hole), Ed Stasium (SoulAsylum, Ramones) and recent additions Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews), Roy Bittan of the E Street Band and Squeeze's Chris Difford.

Garageband hopes to announce its first winner later this month. Meanwhile, Harrison remains ensconced in Marin's Plant Studios, recording the DreamWorks debut of San Francisco's Creeper Lagoon.

                 -- Greg Heller

9/26/99 - MESSAGE FROM CHRIS DIFFORD
Hello there dear Squeeze friend,

Squeeze are on tour in America and in the UK over the next few months, sadly I will not be there. But I fully support Glenn's efforts to tour with Domino and with such a shit hot band. Another day and it all might have been very different. I wish Glenn and the band lots of luck on the tour and a safe journey.

Please keep in touch as it means so much to me to read the emails that fly in every week. Also keep in touch with this, our great web site to find out what is really going on with all tours and other things Squeeze.

Lots of Love and peace,

Chris Difford.

You can e-mail Chris at diffordc@aol.com

9/10/99 - SQUEEZESPOTTING
Some sightings of Glenn and Chris just in...

Paul Williams of Brisbane submits this report of an appearance Glenn made on Australian TV yesterday (the 9th):

Glenn Tilbrook on Good News Week, Australia Wednesday 9th Sept. 1999

Glenn was in a team of three competing against another team on the Australian TV show Good News Week last night. The show is the Aussie version of the British show Have I Got News For You and features Paul McDermott as question master. Paul is known in Britain as the lead comedian with the now defunct group, The Doug Anthony Allstars. The group lived and worked in London for a couple of years in the early 1990s.

Glenn did very well with the questions and found the music ones pretty easy it seemed. He got into the slapstick atmosphere the show runs on from the bell. Halfway through the show, he leapt up, grabbed a guitar and hit the stage for a rendition of `Domino.` The studio audience were encouraged by Glenn to scream whenever he raised his eyebrows! I am happy to report that they responded well here! (Maybe this was tried in response to a newspaper article in which Glenn said they should go for a more sexual image, or is it just a mid age crisis? Could just be a whole lot of fun I reckon!)

At the end of the show Glenn was backed by the band The Gadflys and Paul McDermott for a rousing finish with Tempted. Glenn is on tour here in Australia and we`re really looking forward to his third and last gig here in Brisbane on Thursday 16th September. His sons live in Brisbane, so hopefully we will see more of Glenn and hopefully the full band in years to come. 

The gig here on the 16th is in a restaurant/bar which has a microbrewery in house! Well chosen!

For the record, Glenn`s team as well as Glenn were winners last night!

A brief review of Glenn's first Australian gig has materialized in the site guestbook. Check it out...

Meanwhile, Chris Difford has been spotted out and about with his friend Marti Pellow, formerly of Wet Wet Wet. A picture of the pair recently graced the pages of the Daily Star. Click on the thumbnail below for a full-size version. Thanks to Herwig Glassee!

7/21/99 - KEVIN WILKINSON: 1958-1999
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kevin Wilkinson on July the 17th. Please visit our Kevin tribute page, in remembrance of a warm, wonderful man and a brilliant drummer.
7/13/99 - CHRIS DIFFORD'S IVOR
Chris has sent us the following photo of his Ivor Novello award, which he, along with co-writers Marti Frederiksen and Mick Jones, won in the 'Best Song Commissioned for a Film or Broadcast' category for "The Flame Still Burns". The song, released as a single by Jimmy Nail, was one of several written by Chris for the film "Still Crazy".

Speaking of Still Crazy, the film is now available on video in the UK and North America. It's only available on VHS at rental price, but the DVD is set at a more affordable rate.

6/10/99 - DOMINO RELEASED IN JAPAN
    Domino has now been released in Japan on the Toshiba label.  The catalogue 
    number is TOCP-65205.  Details for upcoming USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand releases will follow soon.
6/08/99 - MORE LINEUP CHANGES
    We've been asked to post this announcement on behalf of the band:

    Regrettably, Ash has left Squeeze to go on tour with Marianne Faithful for the rest of the year.  We are very sad to see him go, but are very pleased to announce that the fantastic Jim Kimberley will be playing drums for us for the shows in June.  Some of you may remember Jim from Nick Harper's album Smithereens.

    We here at the site would like to wish Ash all the best in his future projects and the upcoming Marianne Faithful tour, and to thank him for a marvellous year with Squeeze!

5/28/99 - AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
    We have just received the following message from the Squeeze management team:

    Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford have decided to take time out from their 26 year songwriting relationship to venture into new projects.  Glenn, who produced the last Squeeze album Domino, is still planning to tour with the remainder of Squeeze to promote their new album.  Glenn and Suzanne Hunt, who set up Quixotic Records early last year which released Domino, are in the middle of completing record deals for other territories.  Glenn is also writing and recording tracks for a  solo album to be released next year.

    Chris is producing Pat Traecy, a young songwriter from Dublin, the first single should be ready for release very soon.  Chris will be following in Glenn's footsteps by doing some acoustic shows this summer, these will be his first performances without Glenn or Squeeze in 26 years. 

    Both Glenn and Chris value their partnership above all and intend to write and perform together again at some point in the future.

5/28/99 - CHRIS WINS HIS IVOR NOVELLO AWARD!
    Last Night, London's Grosvenor House played host to this year's Ivor Novello Music Publishing Awards.  Chris Difford, along with co-writers Marti Frederiksen and Mick Jones, won in the 'Best Song Commissioned for a Film or Broadcast' category for "The Flame Still Burns". The song, released as a single by Jimmy Nail, was one of several written by Chris for the film "Still Crazy".
5/15/99 - THE TRUTH ABOUT TWO GIGS
    We've had lots of inquiries about Glenn's appearance at the forthcoming Up the Creek benefit gig. Here are the details:

    The club is called Up the Creek, and is located on Creek Road in Greenwich, London. It will be held on June 16th, and doors open at 7:30 pm. Scheduled to appear are Glenn, Kirsty MacColl, and comedians Steve Bowditch and Nick Wilty. The event will be compered by Malcolm Hardy.

    All proceeds will go to the MHE Resource Center, a home for those suffering from Alzheimer's and Senile Dementia. This is a cause especially close to Glenn's heart, as his nan was a resident at the Center.

    In other benefit news, the Daily Mirror today reported that Squeeze would be headlining a Kosovo Refugees relief benefit in Swindon on May 30th. This is not true. The misunderstanding seems to have arisen from the fact that one of the organizers is Kevin Wilkinson, who played drums on the Ridiculous album and ensuing tours. The press release mentions his involvement with Squeeze and it seems to have been inferred from that that Squeeze will appear, but it is not the case. However, with a lineup including Bonnie Raitt, Howard Jones and Mike Scott of the Waterboys, a splendid time seems guaranteed for all regardless.

04/19/99 - TILBROOK + STOCKWOOD = NO NEW SONGS
    Quite a while back we reported that Glenn and Canadian songstress Kim Stockwood had met in London to write some songs together for her next LP. The album, 12 Years Old, has finally seen the light of day, but with no Tilbrook-Stockwood compositions contained therein.  Glenn's name is very prominently features in the "thank you"s, however.

    To feed your dreams of what might have been, we offer you the following Link, which we belatedly found, reporting the collaboration.

04/15/99 - NEWS FLASHES! ANOTHER DIFFORD NOMINATION! NICK HARPER GIG CANCELLATION! THAT ELUSIVE RADIO 2 BROADCAST!
    Three brief items of interest:

    On Thursday, 27 May, London's Grosvenor House will play host to this year's Ivor Novello Music Publishing Awards.  Chris Difford, along with co-writers Marti Frederiksen and Mick Jones, has been nominated in the 'Best Song Commissioned for a Film or Broadcast' category for "The Flame Still Burns". The song, released as a single by Jimmy Nail, was one of several written by Chris for the film "Still Crazy".

    Nick Harper's gig on Saturday 17 April at the Wynd Theatre, Melrose, Borders has been cancelled. Huge apologies for the late cancellation but there was a mix up between the promoter and the agent and unfortunately there is nothing that can be done about it at the moment. Hopefully it will be re-scheduled for later in the year.

    We've had many inquiries about the live Squeeze broadcast scheduled for BBC Radio 2 last weekend and when it will be airing. According to Squeezefan Mailing List member Margaret Lyons, who checked with the BBC, the broadcast has been rescheduled tentatively for September 4th. We'll keep you posted if we hear any differently or a confirmation.