Just surfaced in the Spanish language newspaper, Chris's remarks on the market for ebooks being world-wide.
26th October 2015
Chris, along with photographers Graham Lowe and Dennis Weller were guests on a special two hour show hosted by Simon Bolton & Nick Murray to talk about their forthcoming book Backstage Pass : Redcar Jazz Club. Along with the chat Simon & Nick played music from the 60s and a couple of rare demo & rehearsal tracks by local bands who performed at the Jazz Club.
Biting Duck Press announces the opening of on-line bookstore section on the Biting Duck / Boson website. You can reach it by clicking HERE or use the link button below their logo on the left hand side of this page.
photo by Pam Hildreth
ON SALE 31st Oct
Direct from the publishers
at the following link
or stockists in the UK
Book Corner, Saltburn By Sea
Guiborough Book Shop
Whitby Book Shop
Montage Gallery, Castleton
Kirtkleatham Museum, Redcar
Clock Gallery, High St. Redcar
Sound It Out Records, Stockton
Worthy Pearson, Gt Ayton, N.Yorks
CLICK ON EITHER LINK TO TAKE YOU TO CHRIS' AMAZON PAGES
Due to improvements in software, and the necessity of being able to access websites on the move via mobile phones and tablets etc., we have to migrate to a newer format. This means we have call in the builders because the pages will get knocked about a bit in transit. We shall try and minimise the disruption but if you encounter pages that seem a bit, er, all over the place, then please come back a bit later and hopefully they'll be sorted! Thank you for your patience
Yes, they're here... and like all builders they've got big muddy feet... and they're trampling everything underfoot. We're trying our best to put it right, so please bear with us. Techies have been contacted & recruited and have joined the slave task force all toiling to try and sort out this mess... And when we're back on our feet again, we're hoping to have some amazing news for you. Right now, shhhh, it's a secret....
Can Judith who contacted me about the Bolckow family this week, please contact me again with an alternative email address. My reply has bounced back four times, stating mailbox unavailable. Thanks
For the last... well, since February last year I've been working on a book about Redcar Jazz Club, culturally a very important venue in the North east of England, whose golden years coincided with that explosively innovative golden decade of the 60s.
While we put an astronaut on the moon who took a small step for man, but a huge step for mankind, down here we were taking a few steps of our own... Everything in England's youth culture underwent a comprehensive overhaul as teenagers fought, screamed and danced their way out of the drab post-war years. Clothes, music, haircuts, entertainment venues, films... and most of all, attitudes.
Sept 2015 BACKSTAGE PASS : REDCAR JAZZ CLUB
I keep getting asked what the cover's going to look like on the new book when it's published. Instead of explaining, thought I'd give you a sneak preview. So, here 'tis for your delight. If you want to know some more, then click on the TELL ME MORE button below the book cover.
To get in touch with Redcar Jazz Club Media Group
Chris appeared on the John Foster Show on BBC TEES with collaborator and photographer Dennis Weller to discuss their new book BACKSTAGE PASS : REDCAR JAZZ CLUB which features photographs by Dennis and Graham Lowe. Marketing manager Mick York joined them on air. Thanks John for making us welcome.
Chris pictured here with John Foster in the studio.
Picture by Dennis Weller
Current Promotional schedule for
BACKSTAGE PASS REDCAR JAZZ CLUB has been announced.
BOOK LAUNCH will be:
Saturday 31st October. KIRKLEATHAM MUSEUM, Redcar - 11a.m and 3 p.m.
Followed by book signings :
Sat 14 Nov GUISBOROUGH BOOKSHOP, Chaloner St 11 - 3 pm
Sat 21 Nov CLOCK GALLERY, Redcar 11 - 3 pm
Sat 28 Nov BOOK CORNER, Saltburn 11 - 2 pm
Sat 5 Dec Preston Hall Music memorabilia Fair
Chris, and his collaborators Dennis Weller & Graham Lowe, both photographers, were featured in a double page spread (pages 76-77) in the northern UK Cleveland & Teesside area magazine Now & Then this month. The article titled Seems Like Yesterday told the story behind their new book about the legendary Redcar Jazz Club which featured world class acts during the golden era of the 1960s.
left to right : Dennis Weller, Mick York, Graham Lowe & Chris
picture by Dennis Weller
photo - Dennis Weller
Chris, Graham Lowe & Dennis Weller would like to thank all who played their part behind the scenes at the book launch on Saturday 31st October at Kirkleatham Museum. Most of all we'd like to thank those who took the trouble to come and see us and buy the book. It went better than we could have ever hoped.
Dennis Graham Chris
photo - Helena Lowe
The new book Backstage Pass : Redcar Jazz Club was featured in Middlesbrough's Gazette.
To see the article, CLICK HERE
October 2015 : Odd Man Out : left to right - Writer Chris and the men in red, both photographers, Dennis Weller & Graham Lowe, signing books at the Clock Gallery, High Street, Redcar on Saturday 21st October, watched over by yet another photographer, landscape specialist Ged Hickey.
photo : Mick York
If the reproduction here is poor on your chosen device, you can CLICK HERE then go to page 34 to read the article.
Thanks to the staff of Guisborough Bookshop for their hospitality during our book signing.
Chris, pictured left with Malcolm 'Buck' Buckton, bass player of Government, who helped with the research and called in to buy a couple of copies !
You can now hear Chris with Graham, Dennis & Mick York, the RJC Media Marketing Manager on the radio. BBC Tees & Zetland FM have given permission for RJC Media to use permanent links to their shows. You can find them by CLICKING HERE