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The Last Working Day Of The Month: Issue 100

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(MJ Hibbett & The Validators FACT, June 28th 2013)

Hello all, and welcome to this ONE HUNDREDTH edition of the newsletter - we've got gigs, fringe festivals, and TWO albums of cover versions to talk about this time, so let's get to it!

GIGS TO COME
Tuesday 9 July - The King & Queen, London
One final "preview" show for Total Hero Team, doors 7pm.

Saturday 13 July & Sunday 14 July - Underground Venues, Buxton
Total Hero Team at The Buxton Fringe, shows at 8.30pm (Sat) and 3.30pm (Sun).
tickets here: http://2013.underthefringe.com/shows/totalheroteam

Sunday 14 July - The King's Arms, Salford
Total Hero Team at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, begins 7.30pm.
tickets here: http://kingsarmssalford.com/?id=9#07/14/2013

Sunday 21 July - The Red House, Sheffield
The Validators return to Tramlines!

Saturday 3 - Saturday 17 August - The Dram House (formerly GRV), Edinburgh
Total Hero Team on every day at 6pm as part of the PBH Free Fringe

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 August - The Camden Head, London
Total Hero Team at The Camden Fringe, show at 8pm.
tickets here: http://camdenfringe.com/details.php?acts_id=170

Check http://www.mjhibbett.co.uk/gigs/gigs.php for more information.

IT ONLY WORKS BECAUSE YOU'RE HIBBETT
I was absolutely ASTONISHED last weekend to discover that Mr R Kirkham and a whole bunch of my PALS IN ROCK had recorded a tribute album to ME. It includes the likes of Gavin Osborn, Chris T-T, The Mini-Skips, Keith Top Of The Pops ... and, well, pretty much EVERYONE who I tend to play gigs with, not least The Validators, who do a Hibbett-free version of "The Peterborough All Saints Wide Game Team (group B)"!

It's called "It Only Works Because You're Hibbett" and it is ACE. There's about 90 CDs for sale or you can download it (with all download proceeds going to Hillside Animal Sanctuary) right HERE:
http://showyrinlove.bandcamp.com/

There's also a COMPETITION to win a SYNTH by doing a new video for Fakebit Polytechnic's EXCELLENT version of "Hey Hey 16K" - the details are HERE:
http://www.fakebitpolytechnic.com/hey-hey-16k-cover/

LIKE A BRAUNSTONE COWBOY
Meanwhile there's another album of cover versions available, this time with ME doing other people's songs. It's called "Like A Braunstone Cowboy" and it's free to all you lovely newsletter subscribers to say thanks for helping us get to a HUNDRED issues. It'll be online until the NEXT newsletter comes out, so if you'd like a listen get in NOW.
download HERE: (link available in email version of the newsletter)
full details HERE: http://mjhibbett.co.uk/releases/release.php?filename=likeabraunstonecowboy

TOTAL HERO TEAM
Steve and I are gearing up for "Total Hero Team" in Edinburgh with shows in London, Buxton and Manchester, and you can see us performing a few songs from the show at Phoenix FM, here:
http://www.phoenixfm.com/2013/06/13/total-hero-team-mj-hibbett-and-carsmile-steve-in-session/

IN OTHER NEWS
Last month I did a "de-mix" of Pretty Girls Make Graves by To The Boats, and they've just put it online, HERE:
https://soundcloud.com/totheboats/prettygirls-mj-hibbett-de-mix

And finally, the new single from me and The Validators, "I Want To Find Out How It Ends" is geared up for release around the end of August. Filming starts on the video next weekend!

And I think that's enough excitement for now - thanks for listening, and see you next time!

Cheers,

Mark


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