4ft Fingers bassist Dougie is heading off to live in Oz but before he goes there is time for one last hometown show. It will take place at the Frog & Fiddle in Cheltenham on 27th February. Support comes from Mr Zippy and The Splash.
Sad news, The Good Time Charlies have released the following statement:
Ladies and gentlemen, fellow rock’n’rollers, movers, shakers and all, it is with great regret and a tremendous amount of sadness that The Good Time Charlies, after nearly fifteen years, five albums and hundreds of gigs across the UK and Europe, have decided to call it a day.
We’ve come to the end of a tremendous journey.
From Nish, Craig, Steve and myself (Andy) we’d like to thank you all for your support and friendship over the years, wherever you may be. Thanks to all the bands we’ve shared a stage with, to the promoters for putting us on, to the people who put us up and fed us and most importantly all of you who came and saw us play! We love you.
Please come see us at the last few gigs we have for 2014 ( see the gig list) to say goodbye.
There will be a final farewell show late December. Watch this space for details.
Thanks again to you all.
Peace. Out. xxx”
A hometown farewell show has been announced for the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth on 23rd December.
4ft Fingers are playing 2 special headline shows this coming weekend, their last headline shows for the forseeable future
FRIDAY 12th July @ Birmingham o2 Academy 3 w/Templeton Pek & Fights & fires (doors 6.30pm)
SATURDAY 13th July @ London Islington o2 Academy 2 w/Templeton Pek & Slagerij (doors 6.30pm )
The Good Time Charlies are playing at the Victorious Vintage Festival this August bank holiday, on the Saturday alongside the likes of Level 42!
Tickets for the Victorious Vintage Festival get you in free to all the dockyard attractions like HMS Victory.
May 8th Edge of Wedge w/ Dead Pinups and Obsessive Compulsive
May 16th – Soul Cellar, Southampton w/ The Computers
May 24th, Fiddlers Elbow, Camden, London
June 28th – Preuilly, France
June 29th L’imposture/ Imposture Lille, France w/ Blindhorses
July 13th Milton Barn, Portsmouth w/ Ricky C Quartet
July 18th Polyester in Oldenburg, Germany
July 19 Bürgmarkt in Witmund (festival), Germany
July 20th Römer, Bremen, Germany
August 17th, Gosport Punk fest
August 24th, Victorious Vintage Fest, Portsmouth
The Good Time Charlies will be supporting Wilko Johnson at the Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms on 23rd February. This show is already sold out.
4ft Fingers have a select handfull of gigs coming up in March & that you should go get your tickets while you still can! Apart from 1 or 2 random shows here & there, this will be your last chance to see them for the a while, so take this oppertunity while you can & come & have a drink with then!
14 – Nuneaton Queens Hall
15 – Bristol Fleece
16 – Bournemouth Anvil
17 – Swindon Vic
Here are the full dates for the upcoming 4ft Fingers ‘Last Man Standing 10th Anniversary Tour’ which will see them playing a set from the first two albums.
Thurs 4th – Birmingham Ballroom
Fri 5th – Nottingham Rock City
Sat 6th – Norwich Waterfront
Sun 7th – Milton Keynes Crauford Arms
Thurs 11th – Gloucester Guildhall
Fri 12th – London Islington Academy
Sat 13th – Manchester Academy
The Culprit will shortly be heading out on tour with the legendary Diamond Head. Catch them in London, York, Wolverhampton and Birmingham.
The 4-piece beat combo playing all the right chords but not necessarily in the right order will be playing the following gigs:
SUN 20th MAY – The Fat Fox, Portsmouth
MON 4th JUNE – The Waterfront Festival, Gosport
FRI 15th JUNE – The Blues Kitchen, Camden Town
SUN 26th AUGUST – The Cellars, Portsmouth