By Ginger | August 13, 2015
The closing date of the current Songs & Words PledgeMusic campaign has been extended and will officially be October 27th (not November 27th as previously announced on Pledge).
That’s it. No more. The train will have left the station along with the last horse bolting and the fat lady singing. It will be an ex-Pledge campaign. It will cease to be.
I notice that it has already been generously extended, which is a lovely idea – keeping Pledge campaigns going on forever n’ that, hey I hate saying goodbye too. The fact of the matter is that we won’t be saying “goodbye”, as much as “hang on a tic” …with another Pledge campaign following hot on the heels of this S&W one.
I won’t say too much about the new campaign, apart from this:
It launches on November 9th.
It is unlike anything I’ve ever done with Pledge.
It won’t be dependent on reaching 100%.
It will last a very long time.
Curious? Just hang tight until September, when all will be fully revealed like a top quality stripper.
Until then, thank you for making the Songs & Words campaign the most exciting and surprising one of them all.
Hey, I wrote a bloody book!
By Kris | May 5, 2015
The Wildhearts are to tour in September, playing the classic P.H.U.Q. album in its entirety.
17th September – Nottingham Rock City
18th September – Manchester Academy
19th September – Newcastle O2 Academy
20th September – Glasgow O2 ABC
22nd September – Leeds O2 Academy
23rd September – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
24th September – Bristol O2 Academy
25th September – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
By Kris | December 22, 2014
Says Ginger: “Some people called it Xmas Day, some call it Christmas Day. We will call it PledgeMusic Server Attack Force Day” For short, we’ll be using the hashtag of #PMS_Attack.
The pledge will include:
1) SONGS & WORDS COFFEE TABLE BOOK: Ginger’s story from his start as a songwriter through the trials of The Wildhearts and all the way through to his rebirth with 555%, all told using the stories behind the songs.
2) SONGS & WORDS DVD: A live show from the forthcoming 2015 tour of the same name. This will be packed with extras such as exclusive interviews and footage from the Birthday Bash and Halloween shows.
3) BEST OF GASS CD: the very much requested physical accompaniment to the GASS project. Ginger has selected his favourite 12 songs and they will be available on CD Digipak and Gatefold Coloured Vinyl.
4) Anyone pledging for a physical item will receive a totally EXCLUSIVE 4 TRACK DIGITAL EP featuring brand new and unheard songs.
On top of this there’s an awesome limited edition Love Missile keyring designed by our friends at Alchemy and also your chance to have a handwritten lyric sheet of any song that Ginger has ever written. We’ll be adding some more items throughout the campaign.
So once you’ve enjoyed your Christmas presents, don’t forget to tune in to the internet at 5:55pm for the launch of the latest Ginger PledgeMusic campaign.
By Kris | December 18, 2014
Ginger’s 50th birthday gig was a resounding success, with guests a plenty and more great songs than you can throw a guitar at
A selection of photos from the show:
By Kris | October 4, 2014
Ginger’s online secret society project, G·A·S·S, has reached the halfway point of a year’s content, leading off with the anthemic “Don’t Stop Loving The Music”. G·A·S·S has now released 18 new Ginger songs and 12 demos with the same number to come in the 2nd half of the project.
This month’s other main songs are a cover of Tim McGraw’s ‘The Whiskey and You‘, and the rifftastic ‘Ostracide’. The demos are ‘Molly O Lindy’, one of the lost Alice Cooper demos, and a thunderous cover by Ginger’s Mutation project of Venom’s ‘Bloodlust’.
Along with this, every month features podcast, video, Ginger’s diary, amazing artwork and all manner of other content! Not bad when it works out at £2.50 per month. http://g-a-s-s.co/
Here’s a few of the things that people are saying about G·A·S·S· this month:
— Michael Craig (@SLFMichael) October 1, 2014
— Benjamin Wright (@benwrightjourno) October 4, 2014
— Rob Loveland (@robjl1975) October 3, 2014
By Kris | September 5, 2014
The Ginger Wildheart Band will play a special six-band Halloween show, plus a small number of additional dates.
The dates are:
The full lineup for Halloween is: The Ginger Wildheart Band, Eureka Machines, Scaramanga Six, Baby Chaos, Tropical Contact, Oaf. At York and Manchester, support will be Eureka Machines and Scaramanga Six. At Glasgow support will be Eureka Machines and Baby Chaos (featuring Ginger on guitar).
To commemorate the 1st Annual Hallowe’en Hootenanny (as we hope it will come to be known), a limited number of posters for the event are being made available to purchase, designed by the devilishly talented Dave Pearson.
However, as the show is now sold out, and will undoubtedly be a rather hot and sweaty night, we’re making these available for purchase and delivery in advance. You can buy the print (size approx. 594mm x 297mm on heavyweight art paper) from here, and make sure it makes it home in one piece!
By Kris | July 25, 2014
Ginger has announced a Halloween Hootenanny show at Wolverhampton Slade Rooms on the 31st October.
Tickets are on general sale from: http://www.wolvescivic.co.uk/-/show-details/102896
The show will feature the Ginger Wildheart Band, Eureka Machines, Oaf, Tropical Contact and other special guests, followed by an aftershow party with Ginger and others DJ-ing until 3am.
Ginger says: ‘I’m very excited to present my first Halloween special, an event that I hope will develop into a Midlands tradition if this one goes well.
I’m gathering together six of my absolute favourite bands to perform, including Eureka Machines, Scaramanga Six and The Ginger Wildheart Band, and there will be an aftershow party with the likes of myself, Chris Catalyst, Rich Jones and Random Jon Poole acting as resident DJs for the night.
Don’t make any plans for the next day, this Halloween we plan on bringing the biggest party of the year.’
By Kris | July 5, 2014
Month 3 of Ginger’s online fanclub project G·A·S·S· is now available at http://g-a-s-s.co/
This month features the barnstorming lead track “Only Henry Rollins Can Save Us Now”, featuring Kelli Compulsive, backed by “Do You?” and “Petite Mort” which has the amazing vocals of Yolanda Quartey.
The demos section includes one of the songs Ginger wrote for Alice Cooper, “Friction in my System”, which after 15 years has finally seen the light of day. On top of this there is all the content that goes with the project including horror reviews, backstage video with the Courtney Love band, exclusive t-shirts, amazing artwork and much more.
Here’s a few of the things that people are saying about G·A·S·S·
Bloody hell. Only Henry Rollins Can Save Us Now. What a song. @g_a_s_s is going rock July just like it did May & June!
— Chris Bullen (@csbullen) July 3, 2014
— Ken Bryant (@kenbryantonline) July 3, 2014
— Daniel Brandon (@Savageless) July 4, 2014
By Kris | June 2, 2014
Ginger Associated Secret Society, better known as G·A·S·S·, launched at the start of May and is live at www.g-a-s-s.co!
By signing up to Ginger’s brand new fan club, you can expect to receive 36 brand new songs over the course of the next year (3 per month), as well as other bonus tracks such as previously unreleased songs and unheard demos. Ginger will be recording regular podcasts with interesting (and sometimes surprising) news and updates, and there will also be video updates and Ginger’s personal diary page. Members will also have exclusive access to competitions with some pretty amazing prizes!
The base tier of membership, the Digital tier, will get all of this content, updated at least once a month, and full access to the www.g-a-s-s.co website where it all resides, alongside stunning artwork from a number of fantastic artists.
The middle tier of membership, the Physical tier, will get all of the above, along with an exclusive, members-only T-shirt, and a G·A·S·S· (tote) bag full of other goodies including a bottle opener, badge and sticker.
The top tier of membership, the Contact tier, gets you everything from the Digital and Physical tiers, and adds a stunning screen print, and access to “Meet & Greet” experiences, where you can come along to pre-show sessions and meet Ginger, get things signed, pictures taken, and be treated to a few more songs in a much more intimate setting.
The pricing for UK signups is:
Digital – £30
Physical – £60
Contact – £90
European and Rest of World signups will be charged higher to account for postage costs – full pricing details are available on the sign up page.
By Kris | May 2, 2014
The Wildhearts have been added to the line up for the Download Festival at Castle Donington.
CJ says: “Well, they just can’t get rid of us. It’s only 20 years since we first played Donington – and in 2008 they turned the power off on us. Who knows what will happen this year? Bring it on!”
The band are due to play the Zippo Encore stage on Saturday 14th June. See http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk/ for full details and ticket prices. Jon Poole will be the bass-player for these shows.