Saturday, October 15, 2016

Updates

I'm sure you'd like to know how to follow the various ex-members of Stealer.

Henry has joined Dust Bowl, a high-end blues band specializing in the music of Joe Bonamassa. His first gig with DB will be on 12 November at the Harbour Rooms in Blakeney, a co-headliner with Purple Jimi.

Terry has joined Northampton-based rockers Garrison. By the look of them you'll be able to hear them from anywhere in the East Midlands.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

And So We Say Goodbye

Stealer regrets to announce that we've called it a day. After at least a decade of great gigs, the various members have decided to spend some more time with their remaining limbs. We'd like to thank all our loyal fans and venues for their support and encouragement over the years. In the immortal words of Bjorn and Benny, breaking up is never easy. But also in the immortal words of George Harrison, all things must pass.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Crushing the Grapes

Stealer's autumn season kicks off Friday 9 September at the Grapes in Bury St Edmunds - subject to some of us getting visas to cross from Norfolk into Suffolk. (Note to Self: hide Norwich City fluffy dice currently on display in car.)

We'll be playing quite a few new choons as well as all the old favourites.

The Grapes is more of a club than a pub - it has a bouncer on the door, and we don't start playing until 10am, finishing at 1 am.

Hoping to see as many of you there as possible!

Postscript: Well, it was a blast. And here is a small souvenir for your luggoles.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

At The Barn

Summer being summer, everyone is away enjoying the sunshine and wouldn't be crazy enough to waste a glorious summer day cooped up in a barn rehearsing. Stealer is no exception - we waited until the evening. Yesterday evening, to be precise, when we had a very rare meeting of the entire band, simultaneously, all together, at once, and at the same time. Here we are, well, at it.
We got four three four new numbers together for your amusement for the autumn gigging season, which starts on Friday 9 September at the Grapes in Bury St Edmunds. A highlight for our Norfolk fans will be Friday30 September at the Brickmakers - please come, and bring a charabanc.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

There are doings afoot in the world of Stealer.

For the past four years we have enjoyed the use of a sumptuously appointed rehearsal facility known only as the Secret Location. This summer the Secret Location is undergoing some refurbishment so the proprietors have kindly offered us the use of a different Location.

This new Location is so Secret that some members of the band cannot yet find it reliably, and even after they have found it require directions on how to get back to the rest of the world. Here is a picture (by Craig) of its expansive spaces ...
... and here is Kevin testing some of its facilities. How we laughed on the way to A&E.
Meanwhile, guitarist Gary has added a little something to the range of colourful metal boxes at his feet that packs a punch quite out of proportion to its tiny size. In accordance with the current mood of secrecy, he hasn't allowed its precise nature to be documented on the band biog page, preferring to refer to it as his Secret Ingredient.

While all this has been going on we have been trying out some new material with which to refresh our set for the upcoming autumn season. Needless to say details of this new material are entirely secret.

Our gig list, however, is not. You can find all the dates on our gig page, and we hope to see at least some of you at some of them. For the hard-of-linking, here they are, below. Why not out print this list and stick to some handy surface (Fridge/Forehead/Cat/Other, delete as applicable) as a reminder?


We start on Friday 9th September at the Grapes in Bury St Edmunds, but for those of you closer to Norwich we recommend you come see us at the Brickmakers on Friday 30 September. Bring a friend. Or bring two friends. Bring a busload of friends. If you haven't got as many friends as that, pull random people in off the street. It's a big place, and we'd like to fill it. If you can't wait until then for a dose of Stealer, you can listen to recent live tracks on our audio page.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Rockin' The Reefs

We always get a terrific welcome at the Reefs Bar in Sea Palling and last night was no exception. It was a big night for us as it was the long awaited debut of our new frontman Terry 'Smurf' Sullivan. We thought it went brilliantly, but there's no need to take our word for it - you can listen to a selection here. To add pictures to the sounds, here are some snaps from photographer Hannah Carter - you can email her here if you'd like her to snap your event.