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March 5, 2017

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Leeroy Stagger & Band

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An Evening with Chris Difford (co-founder of Squeeze)

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An Evening with Chris Difford (co-founder of Squeeze)

July 16, 2017, 7:15pm

The Square Tower

“Music, Stories & Laughter with the co-founder of Squeeze, in the intimate confines of Old Portsmouth’s beautiful Square Tower” Presented proudly by Colin Thomas and Square Roots Promotions Here at Square Roots mansions, we’re incredibly delighted to team up with fellow promoter Colin Thomas (he of the Eclectic Music Club), to bring you a unique and intimate evening in the company of one of the country’s best loved songwriters, none other than Squeeze co-founder Chris Difford! As many of you will know, our beautiful and historic venue will only hold 100 people, so this will obviously be one of those shows where the tickets will fly out, so we’d really recommend you getting your ticket sooner rather than later, as we don’t want you to be disappointed. Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Hourglass’ and ‘Tempted’. Despite the fact that Chris has helped soundtrack so many fans’ lives since his first release in 1977, the passion for innovation and love of playing still drives him to carry on writing rather than sit back and admire his handywork. Chris recently celebrated his 60th birthday and for 41 of those years he has been writing with Glenn Tilbrook, very much the Odd Couple. Over the course of a 13 album career with Squeeze, it was clear from the very beginning that Chris Difford has few peers when it comes to smart, pithy lyricism. His ‘kitchen sink-drama’ style has drawn plaudits from fans on both sides of the Atlantic, while his influence is keenly felt today. The likes of Lily Allen, Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Razorlight and The Feeling have all recognised the debt they owe to Squeeze’s music and to Difford’s way with words, while journalists were moved by his winning combination with Glenn Tilbrook to dub the pair ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’. Chris first learned to stand on his own when he wrote the lyrics for the fictional band Strange Fruit in the 1998 British comedy film ‘Still Crazy’, for which he won his first Ivor Novello award. Since then he has written and contributed lyrics for the likes of Elton John, Wet Wet Wet, Lisa Stansfield and Bryan Ferry. Chris has somehow found time during all this to release three solo albums to date – 2003’s ‘I Didn’t Get Where I Am’ and ‘The Last Temptation Of Chris’ in 2008. ‘Cashmere If You Can’ was released in 2010. In 2008, super fan Mark Ronson presented Glenn and Chris with the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, while Lily Allen called them the Robert De Niro of music when they received the Nordoff-Robbins Icon Award. The lineup has been winning fans all over again with gigs and festival appearances at the likes of V, Oxygen, T in The Park and Latitude, reminding us all of the outstanding back catalogue that Squeeze possess. Tickets www.wegottickets.com/event/391917 More Information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Square Roots PromotionsTickets going very fast! I'd recommend getting them online this weekend as they may all be gone by the time we get round to possibly getting what's left into the shops...:) x

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It was cold in that there studio on Sunday, but this weeks show has been recorded nonetheless and its a proverbial belter! Tune in at 9pm this Friday or 3pm on Sunday to The Flash on DAB+ to the Portsmouth area or online at www.theflashonair.co.uk and you ll here awesome stuff from great local artists like Sim Williams, Claydon Connor, The Caravans, The Curst Sons and other brill stuff from the likes of Dr. Bontempis SNAKE OIL Company, Woody Pines, The Coal Porters and Kurt Vile amongst others! Hope you can tune in!

It was cold in that there studio on Sunday, but this weeks show has been recorded nonetheless and it's a proverbial belter! Tune in at 9pm this Friday or 3pm on Sunday to The Flash on DAB+ to the Portsmouth area or online at www.theflashonair.co.uk and you 'll here awesome stuff from great local artists like Sim Williams, Claydon Connor, The Caravans, The Curst Sons and other brill stuff from the likes of Dr. Bontempi's SNAKE OIL Company, Woody Pines, The Coal Porters and Kurt Vile amongst others! Hope you can tune in! ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Following our Sold Out The Rosellys show, tickets for this intimate gig with Anna Tivel & Jeffrey Martin have whizzed out the door, so you might wanna grab your tix for what is going to be another special night quickly! Theyre here: www.wegottickets.com/event388825

Following our Sold Out The Rosellys show, tickets for this intimate gig with Anna Tivel & Jeffrey Martin have whizzed out the door, so you might wanna grab your tix for what is going to be another special night quickly! They're here: www.wegottickets.com/event388825 ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Pauline Morrisyes please !!!Px

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