January 2020 Newsletter
if you can’t find it locally.
As usual, apologies for the belated
newsletter. Hope 2020 has started out
well for you.
I guess you already know that 2019 was
the fifty-year anniversary of Woodstock.
It was a busy year for Hundred Seventy
Split. We played fifty-three shows
throughout Europe. Aside from playing
HSS songs It was also fun playing the
entire ‘1969 TYA Woodstock set’
excluding the drum solo ‘Hobbit’. I
think that’s best left to Ric Lee.
Thanks to all of you that were able to
come along and join us. I’m disappointed
that we were not able to play more
countries last year; in particular
France and the States. Apologies for
that. We’re promised shows and then
somewhere down the line they don’t
materialize usually because of visas or
logistical problems. We won’t give up on
Our latest release ‘Woodstock’69’ on CD
and Vinyl was well received and you can
purchase that and other items directly
from our website
Now for 2020. We’ve had so many requests
to reprise the Woodstock songs. Wherever
possible we’ll include them in our
On January 23rd we start the year off
with four shows in Holland and Belgium.
23rd Jan - Patronaat - Haarlem –
Netherlands, 24th Jan - Zik Zak - Ittre
- Belgium 25th Jan - Bosuil - Weert –
Netherlands, 26th Jan - NUL13 - Tilburg
Please come along and join us if you can.
On October 22nd we start a long tour of
Europe. Twenty dates are already booked.
Throughout the rest of the year we’ll
play a few select shows. All the info
will be posted on our web site as soon
as dates are finalised.
On February 1st we start recording
studio album number four. The record
will be ready for release towards the
end of 2020 or sooner if possible. We’re
all very excited.
That’s all the news from me except to
say that Joe, Damon and I really
appreciate your support. I know many of
you now by first name.
See you out there on the Road,
At the end of the November tour I spent a
very enjoyable couple of days as a guest of
the Warwick Bass Company in Markneukirchen,
Germany. Thanks to all at Warwick for their
Needless to say I’ve acquired yet another
bass and a new Warwick amp rig which I’ll be
taking out on the upcoming tour. There’s a
well-known saying amongst musicians ’The
next instrument will be my last’.