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Brian at BanburyI've been a very big fan of the Strawbs ever since I discovered them in the mid 70s. I have always found a resonance with their heart-touching, spiritually-inclined prog-folk-rock material and Dave Cousins' engaging, poetical lyrics. Most of the old songs are as relevant today as they ever were, and the band are still writing new songs as inspired by contemporary events.

Their latest electric lineup comprises DC, Dave Lambert, Chas Cronk, Dave Bainbridge on keyboards (after Adam Wakeman decided literally to follow in his father's footsteps, and leave Strawbs to join Yes!) with Tony Fernandez welcomed back on drums.

Dave Cousins is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, and a director of the UK Classic Rock Society.

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Dave and John at BanburyI am also a co-moderator of the Strawbs chat group Witchwood, a lively forum of many warm-hearted people. Click here and just send a blank email to subscribe.

There is also a public Strawbs Facebook group.

As well as the superbly-maintained StrawbsWeb, the band are well featured on their own Witchwood Records site, where you can also order the recent Strawbs CDs.

Cathryn Craig at Solihull BoggeryNice fan sites are also run by Witchwooders Alison Brown - nice photos as well as links to a number of other unofficial sites - Sue Holton - nice photo pages - and Ton Kamphues - good lyrics collection. Dwight Hodge has also produced a great Strawbs Family Tree in the style of Peter Frame's Rock Family Trees.

Wakeman brothers Adam and Oliver have sites of their own covering their solo and band projects including the Strawbs. Bassist John Ford (above) performs as a solo artist in New York and has his own official site and new EP New World now available. Former guitarist Brian Willoughby tours and records with Cathryn Craig. Keyboard player Blue Weaver has a great website of his own. The Rick Wakeman Communication Centre is a superb site, and John Hawken, who played keyboards on Hero and Heroine and Ghosts, has a cool site of his own too.

Dave Cousins has also recorded songs with superb German songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Conny Conrad. Dave sang on two songs on Conny's thirty-year celebration album Generations, then they combined to record a complete album High Seas. I also took some photos when they came and played a one-off British gig at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington on 31/7/05 - a truly storming evening!

I have also taken photos of Brian and Cathryn at Solihull on 7/3/03 (Cathryn, right) and Shepperton on 6/5/06.


Strawbs index | Chiswick 29/8/98 | Banbury 28/5/99 | Exeter 20/4/01 | Derby 8/2/02 | Wythall 14/6/03 | Henley-in-Arden 31/1/04 | Teddington 14/2/05 | Bilston 28/6/05 | Wythall 17/9/05 | Teddington 2/3/06 | Brighton 22/6/06 | Wythall 16/9/06 | Teddington 2/12/06 | Wythall 22/9/07 | Bilston 29/5/08 | Wythall 20/9/08 | Bilston 20/5/09 | 40 Years On | Wythall 19/9/09 | Bilston 10/11/10 | Bilston 24/11/11 | Bilston 18/11/12 | Bilston 27/4/16 | Witchwood chat group | Strawbsweb | Witchwood Records | Acoustic Strawbs | Family tree | Alison Brown's site | John Ford | Brian Willoughby | Rick Wakeman | Oliver Wakeman | John Hawken | Blue Weaver | BW&CC Solihull 7/3/03 | BW&CC Shepperton 6/5/06 | DC&Conny Conrad 31/7/05


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