G2 Definitive Genesis
Update - January 2016


News / Olds:

Firstly, we hope you all had a Great Christmas and a Happy New Year! Things are just starting to get going again back at G2 Central, but we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who came to our shows in 2015. We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did.

On which note... Those of you who came to the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich will have realised that we had some serious technical problems setting up for the show. To cut a long story short, we got caught in the middle of a technical upgrade to the venue, and had to make do with a very limited PA system with a great many faults. We've never had to keep an audience waiting that long before, and we really appreciate the patience you showed, and the enthusiasm once we managed to get the show going. Despite the problems, we will be going back to the Maddermarket (I'm still sorting out the date), and they have assured us that their wonderful new system will be fully operational by the time we get back!

Over the Christmas break I've been busy sorting out our 2016 schedule. There may well be more to add over the coming months, but we've got 16 shows lined up for you so far, see below for details. We've got a few brand new venues on the schedule this year. If you're anywhere near Wakefield, Bath or Oxford please come along to those shows. We need a nice big turnout at our first visit to make sure they become regular fixtures!

At the same time, we're preparing for bass player auditions. As I explained in a previous mailshot, Dave Wilk will be hanging up his twin-neck and bass pedals in the near future due to worsening health problems. We've got a few candidates lined up, and should be trying them out in just over a fortnight's time. We haven't actually set a date for Dave's retirement, it rather depends on who we take on next and how fast they can learn the set (no mean feat!). He'll definitely be with us at The Robin2 in Bilston on Saturday 23rd January, but if you want to catch him before he leaves us, I'd recommend coming to a gig ASAP. The Robin has always been one of our favourites, so please do come along if you can, and give him a good send-off.




What's on in 2016:

Spring Tour (these are almost all on sale now)
Sat 23rd Jan -  Robin 2, Mount Pleasant, Bilston, West Midlands
Sat 27th Feb - The Harlequin, Warwick Quadrant, Redhill, Surrey
Sat 12th Mar - Wycombe Swan Town Hall, St Mary Street, High Wycombe
Fri 1st Apr - The Grand, 18 York Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire
Sat 2nd Apr - Unity Works, Westgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire *New!
Fri 29th Apr - Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey
Fri 20th May - The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes
Sat 21st May - The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes

Autumn Tour (these probably won't be on sale for a while)
Fri 16th Sep -  Komedia, 22-23 Westgate Street, Bath *New!
Fri 23rd Sep -  The O2 Academy 2, 190 Cowley Road, Oxford *New!
Fri 7th Oct -  Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester *Not new but it's been a while!
Sat 8th Oct -  The Wharf, Canal Road, Tavistock, Devon
Fri 21st Oct -  The Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough
Sat 22nd Oct -  Sevenoaks Community Arts Centre, London Road, Kent
Sat 26th Nov -  Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, Worcester
Sat 10th Dec -  Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere, Surrey

Full details for any new shows will appear on the Show Dates page on our website as soon as they are finalised, so please make note to check there regularly.

And in 2017:

So far we've only got the Robin 2 in Bilston, on 4th February, booked for next year, but keep an eye on the website for updates.


And Finally...


Hopefully you all realise that the new DVD is available. If you ordered one last year you'll know that there have been a catalogue of problems with the duplication house (blank discs, bad pressings, poor quality printing, gungy fingerprints, etc...). Well, the fourth batch appears to be good! Apologies to those of you who were kept waiting while it all got sorted out.

If you haven't got a copy yet, have a look at the Merchandise page on the G2 website. We think it's rather good!

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