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Featured Artist: Stackridge



Sunday 6 September 2015, 16:00

"The Songwriters": Andy Davis of Stackridge Part 1

Ahead of the band's "Final Bow" tour (see below) we replay our two-part feature

Sunday 27 September , 16:00

"The Songwriters": Andy Davis of Stackridge Part 2


Broadcast history

Featured Artist: April 2012

We'll be adding more of Stackridge's music to our general playlists.

Andy Davis of Stackridge.  Photo: GRTR!
Photo: GRTR!

Sunday 8 April, 18:00

"The Songwriters": Andy Davis of Stackridge Part 2

20:00 Stuart Hamilton Profiles

Sunday 29 April, 17:00

"The Songwriters": Andy Davis of Stackridge Part 1 & 2

James Warren of Stackridge.  Photo:GRTR!
Photo: GRTR!

Sunday 30 December 2012, 21:00 The Songwriters Part 1 repeat

Sunday 31 December 2012, 16:00 The Songwriters Part 2 repeat

Sunday 16 November 2014, 17:00

"The Songwriters": Andy Davis of Stackridge Part 1

Sunday 23 November 2014, 17:00

"The Songwriters": Andy Davis of Stackridge Part 2



Stackridge formed in the late-sixties and opened (and closed) the very first Glastonbury Festival in 1970. To some extent their rambling (if well received) early live performances were reined in for their debut album, released in August 1971.  It wasn't until their third album 'The Man With The Bowler Hat' in 1974 that expectation for the band was heightened and a larger budget enabled the production work of George Martin.  A fuel crisis at the time which reduced record vinyl production delayed the album release for six months which wasn't to help the band's momentum.

In spite of good reviews for their eclectic mix of folk, prog and pop and high-profile tours with bands including Wishbone Ash and Jethro Tull, Stackridge failed to achieve wider commercial acclaim and personnel changes and a switch to Elton John's Rocket label was not helpful.  In any event it is unlikely, with the onset of punk in the late seventies, that the band would have survived.

Founder members Andy Davis and James Warren then took a more commercial route forming The Korgis who hit paydirt in 1980 with the international hit 'Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime'.  After this successful collaboration, the pair pursued separate musical paths with Davis doing session work in the eighties with the likes of  Tears For Fears. 

It wasn't until the late 1990s that there was renewed interest in the band with the release of some BBC live recordings and by 1999 Stackridge had reformed and produced an album 'Something For The Weekend' but this time without Davis due to musical differences.

Since 2005, stimulated by the reissue of the band's back catalogue by Angel Air Records, Stackridge in pretty much original form (occasionally Mike 'Mutter' Slater and Jim 'Crun' Walter drop out due to personal commitments) have prevailed and in 2009 released a new studio album 'A Victory For Common Sense'.

A new compilation is due for release by Angel Air Records and in April 2012 the band started an extensive UK tour.

They announced their "Final Bow" tour in 2015, taking them up to Saturday 19 December 2015 when they play their last gig at The Fiddlers , Bristol.


September 12 (Saturday) 2015
The Talking Heads, 320,Portswood Road, Southampton S017 2TD
Tickets from Tickets:
Ticket hotline: 02380 678 446

September 18 (Friday) 2015
The Half Moon, 93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 1EU
Tickets 15. 18 on the door

September 19 (Saturday) 2015
The Greystones, Greystones Road, Sheffield S11 7BS
Tickets: Ticket hotline: 0114 2665599

September 22 (Tuesday) 2015
The Robin2., 26-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton
Tickets: Ticket hotline: 01902 401211

September 23 (Wednesday) 2015
The Green Hotel (Backstage), The Muirs, Kinross, Scotland KY13 8AS
Tickets: Ticket hotline: 01577 863467

September 24 (Thursday) 2015
Belle Vue Social Club, Kendal Road, Hartlepool TS25 1QU
Tickets 12 advance or 15 on the door.

See official website for additional dates (October - December 2015).


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