Fools rush back in!

Photo of Immaculate Fools single sleeveSteve Lamacq  has featured the Immaculate Fools single  – Immaculate Fools in this year’s One Hit Wonder World Cup and it is doing well against stiff competition.  Head over to the Radio Six music website to vote for it.

And in other Immaculate Fools news – they’re back! Well they will be in the New Year. Everything is in the early stages but a Spanish tour is shaping up for late summer and there will be UK dates and other European dates too. Check out the Fools facebook page for further news


Ray & Linda on the TV

As many of you may know Ray was a pretty big star in Spain in the late eighties. Back then he was someone else and with his band the Immaculate Fools toured many times, playing to big crowds and selling albums galore. Even now Ray is very well known in Spain so it is not really surprising that his new album with Linda Lamb got a plug on the Galician version of the News at Ten. As the man says, if my Spanish is correct:  ‘one of the most succesful bands in Spain – and especially in Galicia’. Here is the clip.
Some have said that the clip will not play so if you are having problems here is a link direct to the Spanish TV site. Ray & Linda on Spanish Telly

Dirty Ray & Linda Lamb – A man like this – New video

It’s been a while since the website had any updates but I hope you agree this was worth waiting for. A man like this is the title track from Ray and Linda’s new album (sort of) . The video was directed and produced by the very talented Adam Fuest. You can hear more from the album and buy copies for all your friends at the link below:

Glastonbury tales

Left my home in Wales at 7:30pm. Arrived at Glastonbury Reserved Car Park ( Ahem ) at 10:30pm. Everyone tells me the traffic’s going to be really bad even in the evening. Very few cars on the road, an easy drive in, no hold ups until I pull into the carpark  – and 5 cops jump out give my car a good going over.

Haven’t done drugs since 1972 so I’m a bit pissed off but then I’m always getting pulled, I just seem to have one of those faces.

A great start I’m thinking but this turns out to be the only downer of the festival, well apart from all the drunken chav types who just come to get pissed and shout a lot. Music lovers ? I don’t think so. Oh and the sun, way too hot for a vampire like me, had to do a Spaniard and lay low between the hours of noon and 6pm.

Would like to have seen Seasick Steve but had to give him a miss, shame, us old fellas have to stick together. In fact the only time I saw the main stage was when I was leaving on sunday night, 23 stages at Glastonbury, plenty of fabulous music there, I was perfectly happy with that. Saw my friend Barry Wickens from my old band Immaculate Fools now playing with Steve Harley.Great to catch up. Strange to see him playing with Steve’s band but they played a great set and Barry was just as amazing as I remember. A fine musician.

My gig was on the Tadpole Stage in the Green Futures Field. Great stage, good P. A. and run really well. The soundman for my set, Dean, got my sound just right, big and dirty. I had a great crowd and played my arse off. Thanks to all the crew there and thanks to Simone and Cliff for getting me the gig.

My favourite band at the festival ? 10 Ten Tongue.  Go check their MySpace page on this link: 10 Ton Tongue The guitar player , Bex, is just astonishing, a woman after my own heart, hope one day to play with her. She has a Flamenco thing going on and much more. Love the music, shamanic folk roots kind of thing. They stole my heart, fabulous band. Also really liked Wap Wap Wow, Danny and the Champions of the World and The Penny Black Remedy.

And I bumped into old tour mate Arthur Brown – yes the God of Hellfire himself. Did some shows with Arthur and Little Bob and a few others in France a couple of years back and played guitar onstage for him too. Was good to see him again – a perfect gentleman – but very tall.

I camped in The Green Futures field with my chums Leo and Marianne and to be honest we had everything we needed there. Great stages and bands, good food, lovely people and no fucking litter on the ground. Guess everyone’s Glastonbury is different, mine was just great and I’m already looking forward to next year. I was at one of the first ones in 1971 and my how things have changed, if your looking for echoes of the past head up towards the Green Fields area next year. It’s all there, all you really need.

There are more photos (by Leo of course) – do you want to see them?

Dirty Ray hits Glasto

Dirty Ray will be performing at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. No, not on the Pyramid Stage – maybe next year – but at the intimate, solar powered Tadpole stage in the Green Futures field. Ray will be playing tracks from his forthcoming album Big World for a Little Man and some old favourites too, on Thursday Afternoon at 4pm. If you are at Glasto do come and say hi.

New Dirty Ray album set for September launch

Dirty Ray - Big World for a Little Man

Ray’s new album ‘Big World for a Little Man’, produced by Miles Hunt of the Wonderstuff, is now mastered and is set for release on on September 16th 2010.

It sounds fantastic and we are all excited about it. Sneak previews of some tracks will be available soon and links will be posted here in the near future. If you leave a comment we can email you as things develop.

Check out the gig list for upcoming dates and details of the album launch in London.

Ray will also be doing a set at Glastonbury on the Tadpole stage in the Green Futures field on the Thursday at 4pm. Hope we see some of you there.

You can pre-order a copy of the album – or by the Shared album – now by clicking here:

Big World order