If you thought Home Service had gone a bit quiet of late here’s some good news – the band is back with some great gigs in the diary and the major news is that John Tams has re-enlisted alongside John Kirkpatrick as joint front man and lead vocalist. This is very exciting for us all and furthermore there are rumours of new material, which could mean we might see the boys back in the studio before long. A series of EPs is a possibility this time.
Main thing is, just don’t miss this rare opportunity to be blown away by the sheer might, grace and grandeur of the one and only Home Service when they come your way.
We have very sad news regarding dear and wonderful bass player, Rory McFarlane. Rory has had to stand down from the position of bassist owing to a currently incurable neurological illness, which renders it impossible for him to play. This is such a blow after most of a lifetime as a musician and our deepest sympathies are with Rory. We shall miss him terrnbly. Because of the terrible news that Rory can no longer play bass for us, we are enlisting the talents of another old friend, Rob Levy to supply the low notes. Welcome to the fold Rob!
The new line-up of Home Service played their first gig in Nettlebed on September 31st.
Artists’ website: http://www.homeserviceband.co.uk/index.html
A reminder of what was and what is to come. ‘Scarecrow/Ampleforth’ live:
Friday 18th October 2019 – LICHFIELD GARRICK THEATRE
Friday 7th February 2020 – LOWDHAM VILLAGE HALL
Friday 3rd July 2020 – NEW FOREST FOLK FESTIVAL 2020
Friday 17th July 2020 – St EDITH’S FOLK CLUB, Nr. SEVENOAKS