Guitar amps don’t fix themselves

OK. So Andys amp blew up AGAIN at our gig in Belfast on Saturday night. We try not to play Belfast too much, it can be hard as its our home patch and we do get a lot of offers, the vast majority of which we turn down, but amps don’t fix themselves for free. 

Superhero and all round good guy Jonny McKee of Shizznigh promotions has stepped up and offered us a Pop Up gig this Friday in Voodoo, Belfast. So come down and help Andy pay for his amp. cheers all. We’ll have a blast.

Irish Tour Booking

We’re currently booking for an Irish Tour 27th November - 7th December. If you or any of your ilk fancy booking us please drop Pierre at Epic Tour a line at pier@epic-tour.com

LIVE VINYL TEST PRESSING GIVE-AWAY

LIVE VINYL TEST PRESSING GIVE-AWAY

Bonnevilles fans and vinyl fans. 

Our live album , Tape Saturation Overdrive - Live in Belfast , is currently being pressed and should be with us any day now. 

A part of the process is the manufacturer sends us 5 test pressings, just to make sure everythings groovy cool y’understand. Chris gets one, Andy gets one and Pete our roadie gets one, that leaves ….. um ….. two. 

The record will be unopened, sealed and factory fresh, unless you’d like us to sign it. 

One of which we’re giving away to you guys. 

Go to our Facebook page and here https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bonnevilles/72925850265

JUST LIKE AND SHARE this post and you’re in, we’ll draw a name from the hat next week. Good luck. 

Andy & Chris
The Bonnevilles

Thanks to everyone involved at the Gig For Gaza last night in The Woodville Arms in Lurgan. A sold out gig ,300 people turned out for a good cause and as promised most of them went back to Andys house and drank till the wee small hours. Chris is away on holiday for two weeks then we get back to it with plans for a UK & Ireland tour .  See you all soon.

An Explanation.. kinda.

We’ve been asked to play a gig in Andys local bar to try and raise a few quid for aid for the people of Gaza. For some reason this is upsetting some people and a cause of a little controversy. We’ve never had to do this before and are confused as to why we feel we must. Let us explain a few things.


1… after the gig you’re all welcome back to Andys house and we’ll drink till the sun comes up.



2… We do not support Hamas. We wish they would stop firing rockets and fuck off but we don;t live in Gaza so can’t do anything about that.


3… Neither of us are nationalist, or unionist or republicans or loyalists. We’re musicians and we love you all.


4… We are not anti-semites. We love our Jewish brothers and sisters.


5.. We do however feel pain for the ordinary people of Gaza who are being treated like shit.


6.. We are not a political band. We like to dance, get drunk and make kissy face with our lovers. End of.


DO NOT REPLY TO THIS POST IF YOU’RE GOING TO GIVE US SHIT OR TRY TO EDUCATE US, IT WILL BE DELETED AND NO-ONE WILL SEE IT. IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A CHAT WITH ANDY ABOUT IT PLEASE CALL AND SEE HIM, HE’LL MAKE YOU A COFFEE AND YOU CAN PART COMPANY STILL FRIENDS.


FACEBOOK IS GREAT BUT FEW CAN CLAIM ITS A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE AN ARGUMENT.


We have so many friends from our travels across the world and really hope that our playing this show doesn’t alienate you guys from us. We feel its very sad that we can’t play a charity gig without getting shit for it (which we’ve already been given).


If you feel you can no longer enjoy what we do because of this gig, well we’ll be sorry to see you go but thats on you, not us. We still love you and hope you’ll come back.


Be excellent to each other


Andy & Chris

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Robin Williams

I don’t normally do the celebrity tribute thing but reading all the kindness toward Robin Williams today on Facebook and Twitter has been lovely. 

My first crush was Mindy from Mork and Mindy. I was 8, she was 28, American and a grown woman. She was unlikely to take an interest in me should we ever meet. Even as an 8 year old I understood it, I liked her pony tail but she was destined to spend her future with Mork, I knew I was bested and I didn’t mind. He was obviously the better man, he had a cool jumper and slept in an egg, no woman could resist.

I remember seeing the Live at the Met film when I was 16 and being totally blown away. It was a gateway drug to the American comedians, Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor etc, till then the only decent stuff I’d heard was Billy Connelly. I think to this day that stand up is the highest tier of the modern art forms. 

I passed the Live at the Met tape to all of my friends and few months later we saw a stand up comedian in our local pub and he just lifted Williams’ entire set, we shamed him into leaving the stage by en masse shouting the punch lines at the same time as him. We’d heard the master, no point in indulging the thief. 

One of my favourite Williams movies is One Hour Photo, a completely straight role, chilling and full of pathos, but my favourite Williams movie is The Birdcage (originally a French movie) , if you haven’t seen it check it out, its not his best role, as Nathan lane steals the show, but a great movie.. RIP and NaNoo NaNoo. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7moGlHRNi8