Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas

 Dear friends,

The Dickens would like to offer you this early mix of 'Out of the Darkness' as a free download for Christmas. We are currently recording a few songs for an ep, and intend to have that ready sometime early next year, but until then please take this as a gesture of thanks for your support. Just follow the link below. Share it with your friends!

Merry Christmas from Andrew, Mike, Jonathan, Mark & Dan.

See you all in 2012.


http://thedickens.bandcamp.com/track/out-of-the-darkness
 
 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Memories from live performances @ Happy and Meow 2012


The last two weeks in the life of 'The Dickens'





Can you believe it? Is it really that time again?

This is something special...

The women in both Dan and Andrew's lives are in the family way - and due in December. "How did that happen?" I hear you ask...
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Well, this is not the time for details! Rather celebration...and we will celebrate in style.

So, the friends that are Coney Island Swamp Monster, Great Expectorations, The Dickens, Meghan Glue, Andrew Savage invite you to the first ever baby shower gig staged in Wellington.

Over the last two years, this community of musicians and friends have forged a relationship based on mutual respect and genuine appreciation of each others musical offerings.

We can't think of any other people we would prefer to celebrate with as we pave the way for our unborn children.

What's more, we want all of you there too. It has been your support of these artists that has made this year such a creatively rewarding and genuinely enjoyable time. Your commitment to those of us you have shown such faith in has been appreciated more than you imagine.

Your willingness to come out on a rainy evening and smile with us as we launch into another rendition of the songs we have carved from our memory and myth has not gone unnoticed.

And those songs are our children...conceived in passion, brought up and moulded, and let loose on the world.

What's more, they are your songs too. Whether you are like me and can't stop humming Meghan's 'Never change my mind' or Liam's 'Rivers of her veins', or perhaps find youself recalling Rupert's version of Twin Peaks...maybe you love The Dickens 'Out of the Darkness' or 'Walking with the Dead'. Whatever it is...it is yours.

This may be the last outing for a few months as both Dan & I will endeavour to be good fathers for a bit before cracking out the guitars again...not too long mind you, but we would like to remember you and thank you.

So - it's a date.

$5 on the door, and bring a baby shower gift if you want to!

You will be treated:

The night kicks off with Andrew Savage of the Dickens playing a short solo set followed by the siren that is Meghan Glue. The Dickens will give you 100% after that, followed by Great Expectorations (do not miss this) and Wellington's finest: Coney Island Swamp Monster.

I can't wait...


The Setlist:

DISLOCATION
BLACK DOG
THE WELL
STILL THIRSTY
LAST DANCE
1000 NAILS
OUT OF THE DARKNESS
NIGHTINGALE
SIDE EFFECT
WALKING WITH THE DEAD
REPRISE



Out of the Darkness


1000 Nails


Walking with the Dead
Hello everybody,

Thank you for coming out last night and making a few myths with us. We definitely made a new country up!

If you want to see the Dickens again, or stay in touch with what we're up to, go to the link below and 'like' us.
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As always, we are humbled by your generous support.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dickens/128574300539390
 



 




It is nearly upon us!

Romeo & Juliet, Brad and Angelina, Bonnie & Clyde, Wills & Kate, John & Yoko.

Farmer Maori & The Dickens?
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On the 19th of November, the stars will align as Farmer Maori and the Maori Farmers fall in love with The Dickens. The marriage is at Meow. Be there early to witness the nuptials. The occasion begins at 8pm and the bride and groom will be welcomed in by the dulcet tones of Warwick Donald. Fresh from a tour of the dingiest cruise ships the world has known, he has witnessed the nervous couple first hand and is currently down at the TAB placing bets on how long the union will last.

The Groom (The Dickens) will arrive next. Dressed to impress and getting ready for the first night. They will sings songs of love and hate to their new bride over a 40 minute period, singing her down the isle...

And here she comes!

It's Farmer Maori and the Maori Farmers! Looking as beautiful as ever. A picture straight from heaven. Lulling us into her web.

Will this shrew be tamed? Will Farmer Maori take a new name? Farmer Dickens?

Come and find out...

Farmer Maori and the Maori Farmers
The Dickens
Warwick Donald

LIVE!
MEOW!
$5

Be there early for a front row seat...bride's family on the left.


Black Dog



Finale


The setlist:

DISLOCATION
BLACK DOG
THE WELL
STILL THIRSTY
1000 NAILS
OUT OF THE DARKNESS
DEEP BLUE
WALKING WITH THE DEAD
REPRISE