Simon Townshend: Simon’s Blog

…And The Occasional Solo Show

May 21, 2016 | By | 3 Comments
…And The Occasional Solo Show

I am really enjoying this leg of the US Who Hits 50 tour. Right now, we’re the best we’ve been for years. Great energy. Having said that it’s hard work and I’m looking forward to a break. We have 4 more shows to do here on the west coast and I have a solo gig […]

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Isle Of Wight – Headline? Support? Both?

April 12, 2016 | By | 6 Comments
Isle Of Wight – Headline? Support? Both?

Hi guys, I just wanted to say how excited I am to be playing the Isle Of Wight festival this year, twice. Yes, it’s true… I’m playing with The Who, the headliners on the 11th June and I’m also playing a set earlier in the day on the Big Top stage. I’m not sure yet […]

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What A Day!

March 19, 2016 | By | 13 Comments
What A Day!

My day began bright and early in midtown Manhattan at the ‘On The Roof’ interview with Scott Phelan, Joel Naftelberg and crew. Had a great time chatting about my musical family upbringing, solo career and involvement with The Who…. Same old, same old really but with a difference, I was very honest and relaxed. Had […]

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All For The Love Of Music

March 6, 2016 | By | 14 Comments
All For The Love Of Music

Last night I played a solo show, Live @ Drew’s, Ringwood, NJ. What a great gig! I really enjoyed the whole experience, even though the house PA is a bit shot and could do with some updating, it’s a fabulous place and a great concept…. Hand picked artists turn up to play at Drew’s regular […]

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Motown

February 24, 2016 | By | 19 Comments
Motown

Back on the road. Arrived at Detroit hotel, unpacked, bite to eat, shower, blog and ready for bed…. Er, did someone say, bed? This is what happens to me, I can’t deal with jet lag so I simply sleep it off (and wake at 4am bright as a button). Anyway, back in the States raring […]

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Fantastic Time!

January 30, 2016 | By | 7 Comments
Fantastic Time!

I hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as I did at The Half Moon, Independent Venue Week gig last night. It was a big success for all involved. During the show we had a couple of minor technical glitches and the stage / venue itself is very loud (I had a lunatic in front of me, […]

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Ready, Steady, Go!

January 28, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Ready, Steady, Go!

Had a great rehearsal yesterday, the band sound amazing. We’re all really looking forward to the Half Moon, Putney gig tomorrow (29th Jan) – it’s part of Independant Venue Week so get yourself down there and big it up. Here is a ticket link: http://musicglue.com/half-moon-putney/events/29-jan-16-simon-townshend-half-moon–putney/ I am releasing my last two CDs, Looking Out Looking […]

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Goodbye Everything! Hello World!

January 14, 2016 | By | 2 Comments
Goodbye Everything! Hello World!

It has been a tough fortnight, first Lemmy dying which was awfully sad – such a lovely guy, then the King himself, David Bowie. This has been the hardest of all in my lifetime, to accept and realise. We grew up with Bowie’s music blaring out, eagerly anticipating what his next alterego might be. With changes, he changed everything. […]

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