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A MESSAGE FROM MICHAEL BRADLEY


Hello, Michael Bradley here.


I've written a book which is now available.

It's a dark thriller which exposes the corruption at the very heart of our society.

No it's not. 

It's my account of being in The Undertones, from first hanging around in O'Neill's house to the break up with Feargal in 1983. 

I've called it Teenage Kicks : My Life As An Undertone, getting in quick before anyone else uses that title. Like Stephen King. 

My older brother Martin has read it and gives it his approval.

I hope you like it.  

If you go to any of the forthcoming Undertones shows, you will not be asked questions about what was in it. 

Cheerio

Michael


You can hear Michael talking about the book here.

Here Comes The Drummer!


The Billy Doherty Ceili Band


Billy has started a Ceili band with some other musicians from Derry, they´re playing “Ceili” versions  of the Undertones songs plus some trad numbers and plan to “Ceilify” some other well known tunes in the near future. Their first performance was as support to The Undertones at the recent  The Button Factory show in Dublin. It was a great success and they are keen to play more shows very soon. The  Ceili band will have their own Facebook and Twitter etc etc  on line very soon.


Photo: l to r: Robert Peoples, Ciaran O’Carolan, Steven O’Carolan, Ramon Ferguson, Billy Doherty


The "Billy Doherty Ceili Band" are can be booked for live shows via: baz100@me.com


YouTube-view their first performance at The Button Factory.

Damian O'Neill released a solo single on 10th November 2014.


'Trapped in a cage' c/w 'Love Makes The World Go Round' on 7" vinyl only on Overground Records is a limited edition of 500 copies. (cat. no. Over 140).


Both songs are selected from 'Re-energize' a musical play written by renowned Belfast playwright Gary Mitchell. Music by Damian with lyrics by Gary.


'Re-energize' was commissioned by Derry’s Playhouse Theatre for Derry City of Culture 2013 and was performed there and at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast.


Damian: "Re-energize is a gritty play about 4 downtrodden individuals from Belfast who, now middle aged and on hard times, decide against all the odds to reform their old punk band and in effect get a 'second chance'. Initially John and I were commissioned to write 8 pieces of music to lyrics by Gary Mitchell to be performed by the actors live on stage. John wrote 3 songs, I wrote 4 and we co-wrote one. The songs went down really well so I decided to take things further and record 5 of the songs myself in a studio playing everything apart from the drums. I think the 2 songs on the single turned out best."


To receive irregular information send an e-mail to: news@theundertones.com

Guide To Derry

Michael Bradley’s guide to Derry for The Guardian website can be viewed here: The Guardian

The Mickey Bradley Radio Show

Mickey presents a weekly two hour radio show every Tuesday evening between 8 and 10 pm on BBC Radio Ulster 94.5 FM or online at bbc.co.uk/radioulster.


More details here.

The video for the single Much Too Late can be seen here.

THE UNDERTONES MERCHANDISING

The Undertones merchandising store is now open: Click here to enter the store.

 

LET’S TALK ABOUT GIRLS

As the great F.R. David put it: 'Words Don't Come Easy' ...especially if you're relying on someone dropping the needle onto a copy of Nuggets .....

Read more here from the writer of “Let’s Talk About Girls”, the legendary Manny Freiser

Paul McLoone Show broadcasts nationally in Ireland Monday to Thursday, 9 to midnight, Today FM. www.todayfm.com/paulmcloone


And on Saturdays can be heard on Another Side on TXFM, Dublin, at 6 pm. www.txfm.ie

On

The Wireless

Gobbins Path

Michael Bradley takes a walk along the newly reopened Gobbins Path in Antrim: The Guardian

The Undertones 40th Anniversary Live Shows 2016


May

20 - Belfast - The Limelight - Ireland - SOLD OUT

21 - Dublin -The Academy - Ireland  - SOLD OUT


June

08 Amsterdam - Paradiso - Holland

09 Hamburg - Markthalle - Germany

10 Berlin - SO36 - Germany - SOLD OUT

17 Chester - The Live Rooms - England -

18 Knayton - North Yorkshire -Willowman Festival - England 


July

02 Diss - WoW Music Festival - England

15 Galway - Arts Festival - Ireland

16 Vigo - Portamerica Festival - Spain

29 Harpenden - Public Halls - England -SOLD OUT


August

26 August - Fibbers, York - England -

27 August - The Sugarmill, Stoke On Trent - England


October

01 Westport, Westport Arts Festival -Ireland - Tickets

20 Southampton  - Engine Rooms - England Tickets - 0844 478 0898

21 Bristol  - O2 Academy - England Tickets - 0844 478 0898

22 Leamington - The Assembly - England Tickets - 0844 478 0898

27 Gateshead  - Sage - England Tickets - 0191 443 4661

28 Holmfirth - The Picturedrome - England Tickets - 0844 478 0898 - SOLD OUT

29 Manchester  - Academy - England Tickets - 0161 832 1111

 

November

04 Derry - Millennium Forum - Ireland - Tickets

11 Aberdeen - The Garage - Scotland - Tickets

12 Glasgow - The Garage -Scotland - Tickets

13 Ayr - Town Hall - Scotland Tickets

17 Bury St Edmunds  - The Apex - England Tickets - 01284 758000 

18 Norwich  - The Waterfront - England Tickets -01603 508050

19 London - O2 Forum Kentish Town - England Tickets - 0844 478 0898

THE UNDERTONES - VINYL RELEASES - 7TH OCTOBER 2016






2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of The Undertones  and to celebrate this milestone they are pleased to announce the 2016 vinyl remaster and digital release of the band’s highly acclaimed first two albums; ‘The Undertones – The Undertones’ and ‘The Undertones – Hypnotised’.


Released on the 7th October, both LPs are remastered from the original master tapes and produced on 180g heavyweight vinyl with original replicated artwork.


Also released is a 2016 7” remix of the classic 1979 single ‘Get Over You’. Remixed by Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine/Primal Scream), the single was remixed from the original multi track tape and is also available on 180g heavyweight red vinyl. You can listen to it here:


Get Over You - Remix


Available from your usual retail outlets, a real record shop if you can find one and online retailers.


Pledge Music have launched a pre-sale of the remastered vinyl re-issues of ‘The Undertones’ and ‘Hypnotised’ LP’s and the 7” single of ‘Get Over You’ - Check them out here http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/undertonesreissues

 

 


PLEASE VOTE NOW


My book has been entered for the People’s Book Prize. It’s in the Non Fiction Category.
If anyone would like to vote for it, could they go to the website?
If it’s successful, I promise to wave to you from the podium.


http://www.peoplesbookprize.com


Michael Bradley


THE UNDERTONES - GUCCI


The Gucci Cruise 2017 Campaign Film features The Undertones song "My Perfect Cousin” written by Michael Bradley/Damian O’Neill


Filmed at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire by Glen Luchford.

Vanessa Redgrave stars along with Hannelore Knuts, Ellen De Weer, Sophia Friesen, Nika Cole, Dwight Hoogendijk, Nick Fortna, Conner Rowson and Victor Kusma.


Have a look here:


The Gucci Cruise 2017 Campaign Film