Summer SoLSIX

The line up is almost finalised for the 6th annual Summer of Love Party to be held in Kent on the 6th & 7th July 2012

The line up as it stands at the moment is

Friday 4.00 pm – 12 midnight

Marrakesh Express – covers of Byrds and CSN
Sarah Tonin – psychedelic rock
Heart of Rust – Neil Young cover band
Adam Piggott & Jayne Freeman

Saturday 11.00 am – 1am

Cosmic Finger – Grateful Dead Cover Band (from Germany)
Michael Chapman – a fully qualified folk survivor from the 60s
Rant ‘n’ Rave – Americana originals
The Blox – Ian Dury cover band
Galley Beggar – describe themselves as a mix of Fairport Convention and Led
Kerry AndrewYou are Wolf” – young alt.folk original


Every year Michael Eavis says of Glastonbury “This years festival will be the biggest and best yet” so I can confidently predict that this years SoL will be the same size as last year and be every bit as good!

Summer of Love Party is a private party and entry is for members only – so pop along to our website for details on how to become a member! Full membership is just £50 and if you join before 7th February you’ll get a 10% discount.

Go on you know it makes sense!!


Put your gold money where your love is baby

A few years ago the Grateful Dead released a box set of recordings from their 1969 run of shows at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. These shows were recorded by the band on a 16 track machine, the first album to be recorded on one. Some of the music recorded over the four nights was originally released on the bands first live album the legendary Live/Dead. Recordings of those shows, of various qualities, have long circulated amongst deadheads but the news of an official release of the entire collection had people leaping for joy!

The only problem was that the 10 disc collection was to be a limited edition of 10,000 copies and to add extra spice to all of this if you pre-ordered you got an 11th disc, containing more music from the same era, as a bonus. So the set became an instant collectors item and right from the start silly money was being spent by some who had missed out on buying copies on ebay.

Well last week a copy went on sale on – someone in London was selling his copy and it was noted with interest on my Dead group Eurotraders. The estimate that was touted was probably somewhere in the region of £250 – so i decided to watch it and see what happened.


It started at £85 and quickly progressed to around the £200 mark where it stayed for quite sometime. However by the time the final hour came round it was sitting at just over £280 and then in the dying seconds the price jumped over the £300 mark finishing at £310.50. The seller offered free postage which was decent of him!

So there you are, now my problem is deciding if I want to keep my copy or sell it and raise some much needed cash. I mean I would want to be thought of as a breadhead would I?