The BEAR, Tim and Pancho would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous new year. To all the wonderful Country Music Clubs around the country, thank you for letting us entertain you, it has been a real pleasure and we hope to see you again in the future. To our wonderful band of followers, thank you for your support and we hope to see y'all real soon.
Keeping it "REAL" country.
STOP PRESS... There is a NEW club starting up and it needs your support! If you are in or around Wheatley in Oxford, please get down to the "New Club" 3 Blenheim Ln. Wheatley, Oxford, Oxon. OX33 1NJ on the 24th September to listen to some good old country music. We hope to see you there. Entry is free to club members, but non-members and guests £5.00 on the door and will be made very welcome.
Hi there everyone. Just a quick note to let you know that there is a new UK radio station on the net that is playing country music. You can listen in between 6pm and 9pm every Friday night on www.ignition radio.co.uk
Once again Bear, Tim and Pete would like to thank our fans and country music clubs that have made this year such a pleasurable one for Bear Faced Country. We hope you all have a great Christmas and a healthy and prosperous new year. We have enjoyed playing at many wonderful and welcoming venues all over the country and hope to see you all again in 2015, so until then, have a lovely holiday and don't forget... Keep it Country!
Hooray, it's finally here! Our latest album "Traditionally Yours..." has arrived back from the CD pressing people and is available now by post or at gigs. It took a little longer than expected due to technical issues, but we think it is well worth the wait and hope all who have pre ordered it will enjoy listening to our latest offering as much as we enjoyed making it.
The CD has been recorded, mastered and sent for pressing so it won't be long until "Traditionally Yours..." will be available folks.
Bear, Tim & Pancho are very proud and grateful to have been voted Band/Trio of the year 2013 by Ocean View CMC in Westward Ho! Devon. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us and will see you all again soon.
We were all gearing up for Bears Knee operation on the 11th of April when during a break in the recording of our next album, he recieved a phone call to say there has been a cancellation, and would he be prepared to have it on the 12th March! Best laid plans and all... so we have had to arrange a dep. bass player for a couple of gigs until "The Bear" is back on his feet.
Update... The Bear has had his 2nd Knee operation and is recovering well and should be back on stage very shortly. Tim and I knew Bear has many friends out there in "Country music" land, but we were surprised at just how many! Thanks to all of you asking to pass on your best wishes, we have done that, and he is very grateful.
Well here we are at the start of another new year and wondering what 2014 will bring to a gigging band! We trust everyone had a good time over the holiday period and are ready to support your local country music clubs for another year. We have had four excellent gigs to get the year up and running. The Golden Eagle in Tring, Lonesome Dove in Cornwall, Silver Churn in Dartington and Lonestar in West Buckland. Thank you all for such a great way to kick off the new year, long may it continue! The Bear is now back where he belongs, having a laugh with the audience and keeping Tim and Pancho guessing what's coming next.
Bear, Tim and I would like to thank all the club promoters that have booked us during 2013 and wish them all a happy Christmas and a prosperous new year. Also, a big thank you goes out to all the club reporters that have written so many kind words about Bear Faced Country during the year, it really does make it all worth while.
Once again, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the people that turn up at the clubs week in week out to support country music in the UK. Without you there would be no country music scene so as the saying goes... use it or loose it. We would also like to thank all the people who have bought CDs as this really does help to put fuel in the tank. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2014.
Tim and I would like to thank all the people who have wished Pete the Bear a speedy recovery from his car accident on the way to a gig on the 16th of November. Unfortunately the broken shoulder blade he sustained will curtail his bass playing for a short while, but knowing the Bear as Tim and I do, we are sure he will want to be back playing much sooner than his doctors will suggest. We will honour our gigs with a dep bass player until Pete is fit enough to get back upon the stage with us where he belongs. We would like to thank the very talented Mr. Kevin Fairburn for standing in at VERY short notice. Within one and a half hours of getting the call he was on stage performing. What a star!
The new CD with the self penned title track Waltz Down The Dirt Road is now available folks. It is getting great reviews and is available at the gig or can be posted to you for £6.50p. Just contact us by either by phone or e-mail with your name and address and we'll get a copy off to you.
See the review by Rob Davis of Cross Country Magazine on our "Reviews" page.
Bear, Tim and Pancho would like to thank all the club and festival promoters that have employed us, and for making this year a very pleasurable one for Bear Faced Country. A big thank you also goes to the club reporters that have written so many kind words about us during the year. We have thoroughly enjoyed entertaining you throughout 2012 and hope to see you all during 2013. We would also like to thank the radio stations that have kindly featured us and played our CD's. And most importantly, we would like to thank the people that support the clubs week in and week out to keep the country music scene alive. Without you we would probably not exsist, so once again... Thank you all so much.
The new CD called Waltz Down The Dirt Road is all mixed and mastered and on its way to be pressed so you will be able to get a copy in the new year folks.
We would like take this opportunity to wish everybody a happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.
Stay safe and "Keep It Country"
We have road tested the songs for the new album and will be going into the studio on the 9th, 10th and 11th of November, so the album won't be long now folks. Watch this space!
Update:- The studio sessions went well and the tracks are "In the can" as they say, we have to wait for the mixdown and final mastering then the duplication. The release date is getting closer now folks.
A few of you have been asking when the next CD will be available. Please be patient with us, it is on its way! We have been working hard getting new material together for our new CD and have got the rehersals over with. We are now gigging the songs so we can gauge the response to them before going into the studio. All our CD's are professionally pressed and printed so the highest quality is achieved before it arrives at a show near you.
Tim is settling in to B.F.C. very well and has passed the trial period!!! Tim has worked EXTREMELY hard in getting up to speed with the current set list. It won't be long until we all have to start learning all over again as some "new" songs are in the pipeline.
B.F.C. are pleased to announce that Tim Fish has joined the band on a permanent basis as Lead Guitar/Pedal Steel Guitarist and Vocalist.
Tim has many years experience in the country music scene with various acts and is settling in well. Bear and Pancho are looking forward to working with him. Welcome aboard Tim.
We had a great time at Plymouth CMC in the Matchroom Suite on the 25th. We had the pleasure of having the very talented Country Gent, Mr Dave Cawes on the drums. What a treat it was to have him on stage for the final set. Thanks Dave.
I would also like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to Mike Willis for standing in on lead guitar for the last couple of months. Mike stepped in at short notice and helped us out of a very big hole and we will always be grateful. Thanks Mike.
We would like to send a BIG thank you to Jim Pritchard for standing in on steel guitar at VERY short notice at the Bluebird Silver Dollar Mk2. Jim took a bit of stick at times from the audience, but I was assured this was quite normal! It all helped to create a great night as is usual at this very friendly club. We look forward to seeing you all again in October.
We would like to say a BIG THANKYOU to all the promoters of clubs and festivals that we have had the pleasure of playing at during 2011. And of course, a very special thankyou goes out to all our fans for all your loyal support. Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year to you all.
The Bear is back on stage, and only 16 days after a knee replacement operation. What a trooper!!! It was "a little uncomfortable" for him to say the least, but he didn't want to let his adoring fans down and vowed that the show MUST go on.
Pancho Pete is off to Australia at the end of December to reacquaint himself with some old buddies and try to take in some good ol' Aussie country music (along with some sun of course). He will be back at the end of January just in time for the Bluebird Silver Dollar MkII gig in Longham, Bournemouth. We'd love to see you there.
We were featured on UKcountryradio.com on Friday November 25th through to Sunday 27th you can click on the link, tune in folks and have a listen to some UK country. Our interveiw can be heard by searching their archives.
It is our sad news to announce that with immediate affect, Nigel has decided to leave the band. This is due to work and family commitments. Both Pete & Bear will miss Nige and wish him well for the future in what ever he may do.
In the short term we have Mike Willis - formally of the Kelvin Henderson band - standing in on lead guitar, and what a great job he is doing!
As for the long term... Watch this space
The new album is finished. Thanks Pete and Dan the "Mastering" man, it will be in the box on stage with us in two weeks time.
£5 secures your signed copy at any one of our gigs!
A busy March April and May loads of gigs , a brand new steel guitar for Nige and new bass amp for Bear. £ssss!
There's no stopping us now, were out on mini tour's in July Aug, so double check our gig listing so you can come and see us.
Full speed ahead into the new year loads of miles clocked up in the van without the trailer,we lost a wheel somewhere between Stevenage and Bristol!
The new album is finished and Pete is just tinkering around with the last loose ends, in between tinkering about with the trailer.
Festival season is upon us nearly, so we hope to see you at one this summer.
Lots of great gigs this month and good feedback from the clubs.The extreme cold weather has kept attendance's down though.
We have started recording the new album, it should be on sale in the early 2011
Happy New Year to all that know us..............Pete , Bear and Nige.
8th Oct 2010
A great time was had at Pondsmere Hotel Festival last night, Perranporth Cornwall is a lovely place we are hoping to get back down next year.
8th Sep 2010
We have been invited to play live on Radio10 FM on the 5th June 2011 it will be broadcast between 4pm and 6pm.
22nd Aug 2010
A great festival experience yesterday at Polly's 1st Country Music Festival Brecon Wales, even though it was wet we had a great time.Lovely country music fans hope to see them again next year at Polly's.
23rd July 2010
Bear has recovered from his operation and is back to his cheerful self. Nigel has swaped his Gretsch guitar for a Dobro and is busy playing it every spare minute. Pete has been busy messing about with those little things called midi files and mp3 players.
18th July 2010
We move on as a trio act now.We have some new material in our set and are looking forward to the future.Some great gigs have been enjoyed the last few weeks.
8th June 2010
The legendary Bob Dixon will be playing Pedal Steel Guitar with us at the Ponsmere Hotel Festival on the 7th Oct 2010
We are looking forward to this gig and hope to make some new friend's at this venue.
3rd June 2010
The Bear has been taken ill and rushed into hospital last tuesday, two days before we were due to leave for a Scottish tour. We had to cancel the tour and get up to the Great Western Hospital in Swindon and visit our bass player. He's home taking thing's easy now and is hoping to be out on the road again in two weeks. Get well soon Pete....... Pete n Nige