Skids selected/nominated for Best Live Act

The Skids are in the running for best live act on the joint poll with Jock Rock and Is This Music, go to the website and choose the Skids from the live act section
http://www.jockrock.org/jockrockpoll2007.html

30th Anniversary show in Dunfermline 2007 - GIG OF THE YEAR

The Skids 30th Anniversary show in Dunfermline 5th July 2007 was voted GIG OF THE YEAR by News of the World 'HOTLIST' Tim Barr.

For those of you who were at shows, im sure you will agree that Tim is spot on, these shows were brilliant.

Tim was also responsable for the fantastic Skids 30th Anniversary Souvenier that was given out at both shows.

Tim informed me at the shows that this was the shortest ever run that the News of the World had ever done, 2000 prints only.

Nov 29th 2007 - Nordoff-Robbins Tartan Clef Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to the band on receiving the Nordoff-Robbins Tartan Clef Lifetime Achievement Award.

This is a fantastic way to end the incredible 30th Anniversary celebrations. There was a performance of the recent version of ‘Into The Valley’ put together by the Generation X project. Richard, Bruce and Mike took to the stage with Brian Docherty, the Generation X project leader on guitar and singers Lisa Macgregor and Maria Marshall.

They performed the version live with Richard’s poignant film about soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq. It received a standing ovation from the crowd.

This event will be shown on Scottish Television in mid December.

To view the video, click on the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5fgWNI-rww

Oct 12th 2007- Generation X make there mark with classic Skids

This wonderful version of Richard & Stuart's song Into The Valley was
masterminded by Brian Docherty and his music programme Generation X
with students from Trinity High School in Cambuslang.

The Musicians were

Lisa McGregor & Maria Marshall on vocals along with Paul Alexander,
Danny Young, Sean Devlin & Gerry Campbell.

Look out for more news on this and a possible performance in November.

Richard has done a film to pay respect to those British soldiers that
lost there lives in Iraq.

Holy to The High..................................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnXcVmU6rl0

BIG HEARTED SCOTLAND AWARDS 2007

KIND HEARTED punk legend Richard Jobson donated royalties worth £500,000 to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.


The former Skids frontman signed over the cash after the band's hit, The Saints Are Coming, was covered by U2 and Green Day to raise funds for victims of the 2005 New Orleans disaster.

Now readers have nominated the selfless star for our Bighearted Entertainer award.

Last night modest Richard, originally from Ballingry, Fife, said : " I just wanted to do the right thing by those people and help in any way i could". The kind star hosts Ewan McGregor's annual Burns Supper which raises cash for children's cancer charities. He also holds film workshops for vunerable kids and works with Edinburgh based kids' charity circle as well as Eplilepsy Scotland. He said: "I've had the condition most of my life so I hope I'm a positive role model".

20th September 2007 - Richard on Radio 1 Scotland

Richard will be speaking to Vic Galloway tonight on Radio 1 Scotland during his ‘Vic Galloway in Scotland’ show which goes out from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

To celebrate Radio One’s 40 years on air anniversary this week, Vic is playing ‘The Saints Are Coming’ from the band’s Peel session on Sep 1st 1978 and has asked Richard to come on air and share some of his memories of the session.

The interview will happen fairly early in the show, so tune in from 7:30pm to make sure you don’t miss it! If you do, you can ‘listen again’ via the Radio One website for a week afterwards.

26th July 2007 - The Bass Line, message from Bill Simpson

The three gigs in July 2007 were a fantastic experience for myself and the rest of the band, memories I will personally treasure forever.

The atmosphere and excitement generated at both gigs in The Glen Pavilion was electric, the sense of anticipation being tangible even before we took to the stage for the first show.

The amazing reaction we received from the dedicated fans who had travelled from far and wide, as well as the mildly curious who were perhaps there to see what all the fuss was about, was inspirational in making both nights a memorable and joyous experience for us all. I wish we could have played even longer, I was having so much fun.

Before, during and after the gigs, the warmth and affection shown to us was humbling, with the enjoyment of the occasion truly being a two way thing. The fans knowledge and love of the band is unbelievable, I thank you all and feel privileged to know some of you as good friends now.

T in the Park was certainly a day I will never forget, the sun shone and we all had a ball performing to the biggest crowd we had ever seen, possibly the biggest crowd at T for that early afternoon time slot. Thanks to Geoff Ellis of DF Concerts and Michael Jobson of MJM Ltd for giving us the opportunity.

I would like to reiterate Richard's message and personally thank all of the wonderful people for their hard work, tireless effort and enthusiasm in contributing to the success of the project, I salute you all.

Last but by no means least I would like to thank the late great Stuart Adamson, without whom there would be no Skids.

 Bill Simpson

Thursday 19th July - Film School with Richard Jobson

SCREENWRITING CLASS: 1st SEPTEMBER

Putting the fun back into the process:

Interested in finding out more about yourself as a writer?

Do you like Genre?

Want to know more about writing a Thriller?

One day workshop under the guiding light of writer/ director/ producer RICHARD JOBSON

9.30am - 5pm

£125 per person. Limited space. Includes lunch
Location: Toddington, Bedfordshire LU5 6HG
Click below for the page on www.richardjobson.com http://www.richardjobson.com/Screenwritingclass.htm

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