10/23/00 - FORTHCOMING
GLENN RADIO APPEARANCES
10/17/00 - GLENN
ON RADIO 2 TONIGHT
Fri 27 BBC Radio
5 interview, Nicky Campbell show, from 11am to 12pm
Sat 25 Radio
Two live interview, Jonathan Ross Show Times tbc
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
09/26/00 - GLENN
In conjunction with
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.
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.
to unveil the cover art for Glenn's very first solo single, Parallel
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.
08/10/00 - GLENN
INTERVIEW ON BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
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.
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
issue of USA Today:
08/02/00 - WIN A
CHANCE TO WRITE WITH CHRIS
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
Thanks to Steve Wieprecht
for sending this our way!
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"
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
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:
06/19/00 - GLENN
AND GLASTONBURY ON RADIO 4
1. Up The
The catalogue number for
this release is 544 229-2.
2. First Thing Wrong
3. I Think I'm 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
11. Hits Of The Year
12. By Your Side
13. Wedding Bells
14. She Doesn't Have
15. Rose I Said
17. Talk To Him
18. I want You
19. Electric Trains
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!
album Harperspace will be released on June 26th on the Quixotic
label. The catalogue number is QUIXCD004. To catch Nick on the well-reviewed
tour, check our Tourdates section.
04/13/00 - GLENN
PROVIDES THEME SONG FOR BBC1 COMEDY
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
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
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
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:
02/27/00 - GLENN
TO APPEAR ON KIMBERLEY REW SOLO CD
will see the release of Tunnel Into Summer, the debut solo CD from
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
11/30/99 - CHRISTOPHER
HOLLAND'S SOLO CD NOW AVAILABLE!
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."
11/30/99 - CHRIS
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
Web for the album artwork, track listing, and more about A Cosmic
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:
9/26/99 - MESSAGE
FROM CHRIS DIFFORD
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
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.
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
dear Squeeze friend,
9/10/99 - SQUEEZESPOTTING
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
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,
You can e-mail Chris
of Glenn and Chris just in...
7/21/99 - KEVIN
Paul Williams of Brisbane
submits this report of an appearance Glenn made on Australian TV yesterday
on Good News Week, Australia Wednesday 9th Sept. 1999
A brief review of Glenn's
first Australian gig has materialized in the site guestbook.
Check it out...
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!
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!
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
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".
6/10/99 - DOMINO
RELEASED IN JAPAN
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.
now been released in Japan on the Toshiba label. The catalogue
6/08/99 - MORE LINEUP
number is TOCP-65205.
Details for upcoming USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand releases will
We've been asked to
post this announcement on behalf of the band:
5/28/99 - AN IMPORTANT
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!
We have just received
the following message from the Squeeze management team:
5/28/99 - CHRIS
WINS HIS IVOR NOVELLO AWARD!
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
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.
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:
04/19/99 - TILBROOK
+ STOCKWOOD = NO NEW SONGS
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.
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.
04/15/99 - NEWS
FLASHES! ANOTHER DIFFORD NOMINATION! NICK HARPER GIG CANCELLATION! THAT
ELUSIVE RADIO 2 BROADCAST!
To feed your dreams
of what might have been, we offer you the following Link,
which we belatedly found, reporting the collaboration.
Three brief items
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.