With thanks to Andy
Formed in 1968 and still going strong, Hunter Muskett are:
After a further spell in Denmark, adding the final touches, the latest Muskett album is almost there. Eleven tracks, all band originals (a first for Muskett). In a strange way we'll be doing a bit of a Beatles, but enough said...
We are still hoping it will be ready for the forthcoming tour but with a bit to do we have everything crossed.
Meanwhile it's time to dust down the pa, test the valves and get ready for the road - mainly in the south-east this time. As well as playing venues who have been kind enough to book us back we will be making a few Muskett debuts. Really looking forward to it.
As usual all contact and ticketing information can be found in the links opposite, but do drop us a line if you need further info.
Hope to see you there...
Back in the day Tom Steenbergen booked a host of UK 'folk' acts onto tours of Holland. We stayed with Tom whilst over there playing the usual places: De Toverbal in Maassluis, Theater De Lantaren in Rotterdam, The Paradiso in Amsterdam... Back in the UK Tom caught up with us in Island studios during our recording sessions with Keith Relf.
After rising to the dizzy heights of marketing director at Polygram Tom has finally taken time out to write down his memories from those early days. His book, 'Folk Pioneers - Roots & Singer-Songwriters', contains a wealth of detail on the visiting acts - Hunter Muskett included. Exactly what Tom says about us is unclear as, despite the English title, the book is in Dutch!
Our 1973 album Hunter Muskett has been re-released in Japan by Air Mail Recordings of Tokyo. The CD using the original 70s artwork features 12 tracks: the original nine tracks, the John Blair single and, for the first time since the 1970s, the two tracks from 'Bradleys live at the Marquee'.
Michael Bjorn’s article on the band is now available in ‘Shindig’ magazine issue #133. The article, to be found under the ‘The Vinyl Clicks’ section, covers Muskett in the Bradleys era and includes the photo of the band performing at the Festival Hall London in, 1973. Shindig magazine is available on the shelves of all good news-agents.
Texas retrospective website ‘Tending the Pale Bloom’ approached the band for an on-line interview on the Hunter Muskett story. For those with an hour and a half to spare Roger’s exhaustive (not to say exhausting) conversation with Greg Chance is now available on:
Muskett interview – Tending the Pale Bloom
A Heart Full of Soul: The Life of the Yardbird’s Keith Relf written by US author David French and published by McFarland Books is now available in the UK. This is the first full biography of the singer and harmonica player.
As Keith produced our 1973 album ‘Hunter Muskett’ David asked us to help him with a few memories from those times, both in the studio and later on tour with the Bradley’s Roadshow. Sadly we were unable to provide a photo of us with Keith (as far as we know none were taken), but David has kindly included the album sleeve in his book.
Many thanks to Yardbird expert Josh Cicek who also helped with the book. Josh contacted us from Australia with some Muskett tracks copied from Keith’s personal tapes – including an alternative version of Laze Around All Day.
The Hunter Muskett CD re-released to coincide with the book is now sold out.
After performing Terry’s song ‘Leave It With Mine’ at the Edinburgh Fringe, Archie Fisher has now released a live version. It appears on the CD ‘The Best Times After All’ recorded in Canada by Archie along with Garnett Rogers. There is also a projected studio version in the pipeline. This is in keeping with Archie’s habit of recording Terry’s songs twice – he recorded two versions of ‘Silver Coin’ some years ago.
All but two of the songs are Hiscock originals and Terry plays the instruments himself with just a little help from Tom Leary on fiddle. Noel Gander and Gayna Taylor contribute vocals and John Ellis, who did Muskett's 'That Was Then This Is Now' CD, engineered at his Limefield Studio.
We could tell you how good it is but why not read an impartial review in FATEA on-line magazine Terry Hiscock CD review?
Copies of the CD are available by contacting Terry's website or by going to one of his solo gigs also listed on the site (assuming he remembers to take them along).
As always, if you would like to get in touch do feel free to use our e-mail link on the ‘Contact Us’ page.
Tues 14 The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club, The Estuary Club, 1386 London Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex
Wed 15 The Lamb Folk Club, The Lamb Inn, High Street, Eastbourne BN21
Thur 16 Wivenhoe Folk Club, Royal British Legion, The Quay, Wivenhoe, Essex CO7 9BX
Sun 19 Twickfolk, The Cabbage Patch Pub, 67 London Road, Twickenham, Middx. TW1 3SZ
Wed 22 Off The Cuff Music Bar, 301-303 Railton Road, Herne Hill, London SE24 0JN
Thur 23 Orpington Folk Club, Farnborough Social Club, 6 Pleasant View Place, Via Farrow Fields, Farnborough Village, Kent BR6 7BL
Thur 30 Loughton Folk Club, The Loughton Club, 8 Station Road, Loughton IG10 4NX
Fri 5 Milkmaid Folk Club, Risbygate Sports Club, Westley Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3RR
Sat 6 The Gather Centre, Ennerdale Bridge, Cumbria CA23 3AR
Tues 9 Dartford Folk Club, Dartford Working Men's Club, 40 Essex Road, Dartford, Kent DA1 2AU
Wed 10 Redbourn Folk Club, Old School Room at The Hollybush, Church End, Redbourn AL3 7DU
Fri 12 Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road Orpington Kent BR6 0RZ
Sat 13 Southern Maltings, Kibes Lane, Ware Herts SG12 7BS
Fri 19 North Ferriby Village Hall, 50 Church Road, North Ferriby, East Yorkshire, HU14 3AA
Sat 20 Zeffirelli's Jazz Bar, 2 Compston Rd, Ambleside LA22 9DJ
Sun 21 Grimsby Folk and Acoustic, Spider's Web, Carr Lane, Grimsby NE Lincs DN32 8LN
Mon 22 Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF
Wed 30 Faversham Folk Club, The Limes, Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8PG
Fri 1 Hadleigh Folk & Acoustic, Ansell Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 5DL
Sun 3 Readifolk, Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading RG1 4RA
Mon 4 Tonbridge Folk Club, Ye Olde Chequers Inn, 122 High St, Tonbridge, TN9 1AS
Tues 5 St Neots Folk Club, The Priory Centre, St Neots PE19 2BH
Thur 7 Black Swan Folk Club, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR
Fri 8 Water Yeat Village Hall, Water Yeat, Ulverston LA12 8DJ
Sat 9 Zeffirellis Jazz Bar, 2 Compston Rd, Ambleside LA22 9DJ
Sun 10 Barny's Live Music, The Queen Victoria Pub, 5 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG
Tue 12 Bracknell Folk Club, The Forester's Arms, 173, London Rd, Bagshot GU19 5DH
Wed 13 Willows Folk Club, Wrea Green, Wrea Green Institute, Preston PR4 2PH
Thurs 14 Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, High Cross Road, Newport NP10 9AE
Fri 15 Cambridge Folk Club, The Golden Hind, 355 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1SP
If anyone out there would like to book us , or if you know someone who might, then please get in touch.
Please go to Terry’s Website for a full listing
With thanks to John Lamb for his reinterpretation....