Mumm-Ra Reunion Show Tickets.

Tickets for the Mumm-Ra reunion show, with Youngplan supporting, are now on sale.

They can be bought from behind the bar at Flairz in Havelock Road, Hastings, the venue for the gig on 19th October.

Tickets are priced at £3 each and are expected to sell out very quickly, so hurry on down to Flairz. There are only a limited amount of tickets available from Flairz itself by the way.

Online ticket sales are expected to be announced any time now. So, keep your eyes and ears peeled.

We got ticket numbers 50 and 51 by the way :)


Tickets now on sale online: There are only 35 tickets available and they cost £5. The online price difference is not the fault of the band by the way. Now Sold Out!

But, if you didn’t manage to get tickets for this show, read this from the Facebook event page:


This extra date will also be at Flairz and will be on Saturday, 20th October 2012.

The Wheel Of The Year.

Local fiddle playing maestro Garry Blakeley, with his wife Rose, have just released their new album “The Wheel Of The Year”. The album’s theme is based around the seasons and patterns of the year, hence the title.

We will be posting a review of the album on Pierless Music in the coming days and will include more details about it then.

To celebrate the album’s release, Garry and Rose Blakeley are doing a mini tour of south east venues. They are playing at The Stables Theatre, in Hastings on Thursday, 1st November. Tickets can be bought from The Stables Theatre box office: or phone: 01424 423221. They are priced at £12.50 and £7.50 (concessions). Tickets for this show are selling fast, so be quick!

Other dates, all in November 2012, are in Margate (8th), Eastbourne (14th), Sevenoaks (20th) and Rye (24th).

Garry and Rose have recruited some other excellent  local musicians to accompany them on the mini tour, including Phil Hudson, Jon Ewen and Edd Blakeley.

Apart from music from the album, which will be played in track order, there will be readings by Jane Downes, of the Catsfield Steamers. This will include stories and poetry from the likes of Thomas Hardy and local poet John Marchant.

It promises to be an interesting and unique evening.

For more details go to: where you also purchase the CD. You can also download an mp3 version of “Wheel Of The Year” from

Rotherbeat Returns.

Further to the recent announcement that Bexhill’s finest Mumm-Ra were returning for a one off gig on 19th October, at Flairz in Hastings (See our recent post). It has now emerged that Mumm-Ra will be supported by their old mates Youngplan.

Back in 2007, Mumm-Ra and Youngplan blazed a trail for what was then termed ‘Rotherbeat’. Both bands having connections to the Bexhill area. Every musical movement has to have its own name after all.

They toured the UK together and even split up at around the same time. It seems that they just can’t keep apart.

Good things seem to come in pairs.

PS: At present there is no indication as to whether Youngplan are reforming for just the one gig as well. But, given the two bands history together, that seems fairly likely.

Still no firm news on the sale of tickets btw.

Mumm-Ra are back……

…. But, before you all get too excited, it’s only for one night.

The boys from Bexhill announced via their official Twitter page ( on the 27th September, that they’d be playing a one off gig at Flairz, in Hastings, on Friday 19th October 2012.

Tickets are only £3 and are sure to sell out very quickly. The doors open at 7.30pm on the night.

Mumm-Ra have also set up an event page for the gig on Facebook:

This is how they announced the gig there:

“54 Months ago Mumm-Ra played what would become their last ever gig in the Cambridge Barfly. It was a great moment, but since the band’s split it never felt like we really gave the close fans the send off they deserved… Until now…

The time has come… After almost 5 years in the musical abyss, Mumm-Ra are back for a one off show at Flairz in Hastings!!!

Not only that but we have an amazing support act lined up for a show that will surely take us back to a time when indie ruled the world!”

As yet, details of actual ticket sales haven’t been released.

As has been pointed out on the Facebook page, Flairz is not the biggest venue in the world. So, the scramble for those tickets could be interesting.

It’s amazing to think that it’s already been 5 years since Mumm-Ra split.

It’s good to have them back, albeit briefly.

Watch this space for more news.