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Interview with Smiley

Smiley recently did a feature and interview with Mike Dolbear, renowned drummer, author and provider of the online drumming resource site mikedolbear.com and mikedolbeardrumschool.co.uk. Smiley talks everything from the Mock Turtles to Robbie Williams. Click here for the article www.mikedolbear.com

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Holy Holy Tour

James Stevenson is out on the road between March 31st and May 8th in the USA performing with the highly acclaimed Holy Holy. Comprising original Spiders From Mars drummer, Woody Woodmansey and legendary Bowie producer Tony Visconti, the band will be playing the groundbreaking The Man Who Sold The World album, and a selection of classic Bowie hits. The band have already played two sellout New York shows with a [read more]

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Smiley signing and album launch

Alarm drummer Smiley will be hosting a signing session at The Gathering next weekend to mark the release of his brand new album ‘Smiley’s Friends on Sunshine Corner’. The signing session will be on Saturday afternoon (30th January) immediately after the Alarm Mastermind. Following the gathering Smiley will be having an official launch party at The Half Moon Putney on February 3rd. There will be support from The Rebelles and The Transmitters & [read more]

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Eddie Macdonald and Small Town Glory EP

Eddie Macdonald, original member of the internationally acclaimed rock band The Alarm, has formed a new band called Smalltown Glory and co-written a collection of new songs – notably Eddie’s first musical offering in over 25 years. Smalltown Glory’s debut CD The Tenement Commandments Vol. 1 is available for pre-order now only on Pledge. You can be a part of the Smalltown Glory experience and gain access to exclusive events and [read more]

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James Stevenson – ‘Suzi’s Problem’ video

Check out the new video edit for the track Suzi’s Problem from” Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over”. For more info about James’s album and other news, go to www.jamesstevenson.info

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Smiley’s Friends in Far Out Places

As many of you will know, Alarm drummer Smiley has his second solo album (solo with a host of famous friends!) released in November. The line-up includes Mike Peters (The Alarm), Bruce Foxton (From The Jam), Richard Archer (Hard Fi), Martin Coogan (Mock Turtles), Dale Davis (Amy Winehouse), Gary Nuttall (Robbie Williams), John James Newman (Marmalade), Kerry Schultz(QTheMusic), Robin Foster, David D’Andrade, James Stevenson & Mark Taylor (The Alarm), Pablo [read more]

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The International Swingers pledge to LHS

The ‘International Swingers’ featuring the Alarms (and The Cult’s) James Stevenson, Clem Burke (Blondie, Eurythmics),  Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop, The Faces) and Gary Twinn (Supernaut, Twenty Flight Rockers), are set to record a new album in November via Pledge Music. When crowd-sourcing via Pledge, many bands choose to donate a portion of profits to a nominated charity. We are pleased to announce that this stellar line-up of musicians [read more]

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James Stevenson – Holy Holy Shows

On The Road with Holy Holy. James Stevenson is honoured to be playing with Holy Holy for the upcoming performances of David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold The World and other great Bowie songs of the time. The line-up includes Tony Visconti (legendary Bowie producer and collaborator), Woody Woodmansey (Spiders from Mars), and also featuring Glenn Gregory, Steve Norman, Erdal Kizilcay, Paul Cuddeford, Rod Melvin, Malcolm Doherty, Lisa Ronson, Maggi [read more]

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New Video from James Stevenson

James Stevenson has a new video for the track “Go Mister!”, taken from his new album Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over. If you haven’t heard the album, there are samples on James’s website at www.jamesstevenson.info. James also keeps an up-to-date Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JamesOnGuitars

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James Stevenson – New Album

The brand new, and long awaited album, from Alarm guitarist James Stevenson was released on 10th March 2014. ‘Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over’ is a coherent album full of decent songs, deep grooves and big guitar solos‘ ‘James Stevenson has made his debut album one to enthuse over and recommend wholeheartedly’ ‘A really satisfying album and in a world where there are just too many ‘average’ albums it stands [read more]

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Gathering Countdown – James

Hi everyone. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you will know what a crazy year I’ve had! Gigs with five different bands. Seventy odd gigs with The Cult. Finishing touches to my own first solo album. It’s been an amazing year! As usual I’m so looking forward to The Gathering. I’ll be doing the guitar masterclass with Mike on Saturday morning and then doing an advance signing of [read more]

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Gathering Countdown – with Smiley

Apparently its only 23 sleeps to The Gathering.. (You gotta love facebook).. This year will be my 4th… Its become a January institution .. something to look forward to after Crimbo and the new year’s buggered off. Its also the first time we, as The Alarm (apart from our little jaunt to Manila in May), have been in the same room since the fab Vinyl tour in March. Do you [read more]

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James Stevenson – Guitar Player

James recently had a feature in the premiere Guitarists magazine, Guitar Player. There is now an online version which are are pleased to share with all Alarm fans. www.guitarplayer.com

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Video Interview with Smiley

A great video interview with Smiley whilst out on the road with Archive. The article on the WikiDrummers website is in 3 parts, click here to view.

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Craig Adams on Mission Tour

Alarm bassist, Craig Adams is currently on tour with The Mission in the USA. The band are on tour promoting a brand new album ‘The Brightest Light’ and after the dates in the USA, will tour in the UK and Germany. USA Tue 03-Sep Washington, DC 9:30 Club Wed 04-Sep Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Thu 05-Sep New York, NY Irving Plaza Fri 06-Sep Toronto, Lee’s Palace Sat 07-Sep Chicago, IL House [read more]

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James Stevenson News

Back on the Road. James Stevenson is hitting the road for a world tour with The Cult! Previously with the band in the mid-nighties, James will be taking on the Rhythm guitar position. The Cult will be traveling the globe starting in San Diego on 25th July until finishing off in Cologne in Germany on 6th November, playing extensively throughout the USA and then on to Australia, France, The Netherlands, [read more]

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Smiley – Out on The Road

Over the summer and autumn, Smiley is out on the road. He has 32 European festivals with Archive and the during Sept-Dec he is on the road in the UK with From the Jam for the All Mod Cons tour. For more information about Archive, including videos and tour dates etc, please visit archiveofficial.com To check out the From The Jam dates, please visit www.fromthejam.co.uk

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James Stevenson – New 3 track EP

James Stevenson released a 3 track limited edition at the Gathering! James  has just finished his first solo album! Rob and Joff at inthepoppyfields.blogspot.co.uk just asked James about it – We couldn’t wait for more info on James’ upcoming solo album so we asked him for some more info to whet our appetites! “All I can say is it’s turning out better than I ever could have dreamed – mostly because producer [read more]

2012

The International Swingers

James Stevenson is out on the road again. The International Swingers are hitting the west coast of the USA for 8 shows. The International Swingers feature Clem Burke, Glen Matlock, James Stevenson & Gary Twinn. If you are on the West Coast it’ll be a real treat…get your alarm shirts on and give James a wave!! Check out the facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/TheInternationalSwingers

2012

News from Mark Taylor

Alarm keyboard wiz Mark Taylor has been busying himself of late. He has an occasional blog called Rock ‘n’ Roll Recipes which he would like to share, please check it out. Mark has also been busy recording with Brian James, founder member of The Damned and band mate of Marks in Lords of the New Church. The resulting album, Grand Cru – Chateau Brian is available on EasyAction and has received [read more]

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James Stevenson & Willie Nile

James Stevenson is performing once again with Willie Nile on his current UK tour. The last tour was amazing and Willie and James would love to see you out on the road!! Willie Nile Spring 2012 UK tour Mon April 2 – The Bullingdon, Oxford Tues April 3 – The Greystones, Sheffield Wed April 4 – Cabin 5150, Macclesfield Thurs April 5 – The New Roscoe, Leeds Fri April 6 [read more]

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Smileys New Album

In between Alarm work and other projects, Smiley has been busying himself recording his own album. He’s got quite a few musician friends involved and the result is now available in the form of … Smiley’s Friends In High Places For more information and to order online, check out Smiley’s website sunshinecornerstudios.co.uk

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Blue is the colour

James has recorded the famous CFC anthem Blue Is The Colour under the name Phil Daniels And The Cockney Alarm. The track features Alarm drummer Smiley and well known actor Phil Daniels on vocals. All proceeds go to Help A London Child. Download from iTunes To listen and donate to the charity Click Here

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Vinyl Starts Here!!!!

Check out the trailer for Vinyl!! More news on Vinyl when we have it. You can view the trailer here on the H2O website

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UK Tour photos

There are now photos from each of the UK tour shows. To see a slideshow from each section of the tours, click on the links below. Wrexham-Manchester-Brecon Derby-Keighley-Exeter Liverpool-Oxford-Birmingham London-Sheffield-Newcastle-Chester Worcester-Otley-Bristol-Cardiff

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James Stevenson News

James and Jay Aston were very flattered to be invited on stage with The Smashing Pumpkins by Billy Corgan at their Brixton Academy gig on November 16 to perform the Gene Loves Jezebel song Stephen. James is currently on tour in Australia with The International Swingers for their first ever dates (see show dates below). The International Swingers features James, Glen Matlock on Bass, Clem Burke from Blondie on drums [read more]

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News from Sunshine Studios

Alarm drummer Smiley has recently launched a new on-line personal drumming service. Check out the video below, and find more info and contact details on the Sunshine Corner website. www.sunshinecornerstudios.co.uk

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Mike Peters – Acoustic Tour 2011

Mike Peters will continue the 30th Anniversary Alarm celebrations in the UK this October / November with the announcement of 20 exclusive ‘in person’ acoustic shows. Mike Peters will perform acoustic sets at all of these very special shows drawing material from each of the 3 decades since The Alarm began in 1981. Memories come flooding back…… Thurs 27 Oct – Wrexham Central Station Fri 28 Oct – Manchester Academy [read more]

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The Alarm Webshop Archive

As you may have spotted from Facebook and Twitter we have a brand new  Archive Clothing section in the alarm store. Please check out the range and enjoy the current special offer of free postage and reduced prices on all the archive T shirts! Click here to go to the archive section of the store

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James Stevenson hits the road!

James Stevenson will be on tour in late October /early November with our good friend Willie Nile. He will also be on guitar duty for Gene Loves Jezebel when they support The Mission in Spain and Brixton! Willie toured as support to The Alarm in 2010 and gained a lot of UK friends. If you haven’t already caught one of Willie’s shows with a full band, you now have two reasons to! Thu [read more]

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Craig Adams starts Mission tour

Alarm bassist Craig Adams sets out on The Mission XXV European tour today (Monday 10th October 2011). The tour is in celebration of last years 25th anniversary of the band, and as well as original member Craig Adams and Simon Hinkler, the London and Leeds shows will also feature Mark Thwaite, who was a long time Mission guitarist. In addition, there will be various support acts along the way including [read more]

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‘Vinyl’ – Update

The ‘Vinyl’ movie which is based on the ‘Poppy Fields’ saga is coming together and starting to create a buzz inside the movie industry. www.hollywoodreporter.com The movie is currently being colour corrected at studios in Hollywood. Watch this space…..