Sunday, December 22, 2013

Happy Solstice from Stealer!

A Merry Solstice from Stealer! Thanks for all your support over the past year. We'll be back on the road in February (see our gig page for details.)

While you are waiting, get a fix of Stealer on our Sound and Vision page. We've uploaded some new live audio tracks. We could also do with some decent video - so if you are handy with a video camera, why not come to a Stealer gig and film it? We'd happily host your footage with due credit.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

An Attack of Literature

In common with many classic rock bands, Stealer has a member with pretensions to literary or scientific endeavour. As Rush has Neil Peart; as Iron Maiden has Bruce Dickinson; as Queen has Dr Brian 'Badger' May; Stealer has Dr Henry Gee. In between his many appearances on TV talking about science (did I mention Dr Brian May?) Henry is a prolific author of books. Books of popular science, SF, even gothick horror, pour from this man's prolific pen. You can find them all here. Something nice to read over the hols. Just sayin.'

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Note from Dr Gee's Diary

Dear Diary - just to say we had a great rehearsal last night at the Secret Location - the first we've had as a whole band for quite some time, what with the constant efforts of life, illness and other stuff trying to derail us. But we laugh in the face of such things, and it was great to be in a rehearsal room all together, at once, in the same place, simultaneously, and at the same time. We've got a great new song to unleash at our next gig (30th November, Kings Head in Loddon) and have lined up a whole load of great new numbers to try out in the next few weeks and months.

But the most important thing is that we've made the momentous decision to buy a new stage monitor. Despite the valiant attempts of Craig And His Soldering Iron to keep it going, our old Wharfdale powered monitor has played its last, shuffled off its mortal coil and gone to join the Choir Invisible. So, being the democracy that we are, we held a vote, and Craig has been authorised to raid the band piggy bank and get a new one, you know, from a shop, with a guarantee and all.

In other news, Paul still can't find his pussy.

Oh, before I go, we did a great gig last week at the Lord Nelson in Gorleston at which this Mysterious Hooded Figure appeared. Not sure where it came from, or why. Probably best not inquire too closely ...

Monday, October 28, 2013

Blitzing the Boundary

Don Pedro, for it is he, apprehended these candid snaps of Stealer in action at the Boundary in Norwich on Saturday 26th October. Thanks to him, and everyone who turned out to a great gig.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pix from the King's Arms

Many thanks to Debbi Harliquin for these shots from our 12 October gig at the King's Arms in North Walsham.

Meet The Management

Stealer is now proud to say we have a manager - someone to keep us in order, at last. So let us introduce Maddie Bell. Many rock fans, musicians and venues in East Anglia will know Maddie as the publisher and editor of the very wonderful Eastern Gig'n'Grub Guide. Maddie will now be booking all Stealer's events, so get in touch with her preferably by email at this link, or by phone on 07546 638323.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Kings Arms ... and More

Hey Stealer fans - we're playing at the King's Arms in North Walsham this coming Saturday, 12 October... so we'll see you there. And we're also beginning to collect some gigs for 2014. See you at some of those, too!

Friday, September 13, 2013

2014 - it begins.

When the summer holidays are over, and venues are tidying up after the summer festivals - that's when bands like Stealer start thinking about next year's gigs. The first dates confirmed for next year are Friday 11 April and Friday 12 September at the Lady of the Lake in Oulton Broad, near Lowestoft. Yes, we'll have to get our visas stamped for a rare jaunt outside Norfolk!

Rock the Reefs!

Hope to see you all tomorrow night - Saturday 14th September - at the downhome and funky Reefs Bar in Sea Palling. If you haven't seen us for a while, we've some new choons to show off, and if the last gig we did there is anything to go by, it'll be a blast.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Stealer Is Back...

... and rocking harder than ever. The band kickstarts autumn at the King's Head in Loddon, Norfolk, on Saturday 7th September at 9pm.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Wheels Of Steel

Stealer lead singer Paul has traded in his Robin Reliant for this shiny new street machine, a Harley Davidson 883R, so now he really looks the part of a Rock God.

You can, of course, see Paul and the rest of Stealer in action this Saturday, 6 July. at the Oakwood in Yarmouth.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Reefs Bar, Sea Palling

The Reefs Bar in Sea Palling is a new venue for us. We really enjoyed the gig we played there last night. It's a lovely venue with a real beach bar atmosphere - relaxed, friendly, chilled. If you missed it, we'll be back there on 14th September.

No need to wait that long to see the band, though. Rock fans in the Yarmouth area don't have long to wait. Next week - Saturday 22 June - we'll be back at at the Lord Nelson in Gorleston, and on Saturday 6 July we'll be returning to the Oakwood in Great Yarmouth.

 For fans closer to Norwich, we'll be returning to do a date at The Boundary on Saturday 20 July, before taking our summer break.

 Meanwhile we'll be rehearsing at the secret location, hoping to squeeze a couple of new numbers into the set.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

From Dr Gee's Diary

What a night that was! First, I went to play a concert with Stealer, the beat combo in which I am the organist, at a relaxed and friendly country pub where we usually count ourselves lucky to get two men and a dog, one of the men being deaf and the dog rather small. What with the Eurovision song contest on at the same time, we thought that one man and the dog would have stayed at home. How wrong we were! It seems that people would rather see live music than learn that Royaume-Uni has nulle points, and the place was heaving. Heavens to Betsy, there was some foot-tapping, which graduated to mild gyration and moderate boogying, and at times some all-out frugging. Got home just after 2, looking forward to watching the latest instalment of Dr Who on the old iPlayer. It was the season finale, and it was a belter, full of amazing surprises, especially the one at the end, which I shan't reveal in case you haven't seen it yet. Got to bed 3.07. Phew!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Rock at Roadkill

Stealer had a great time at the Roadkill Customs 'Keeping It Real' event in Cromer on 5 May. There were lots of shiny bikes to stroke, burgers to eat, friends with whom to share the sunshine, and almost £400 was raised towards a charity to help WWII veterans visit the Normany Beaches. Pics by Don Pedro.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Keeping It Real!

STOP PRESS: news just in that Stealer will be the entertainment at Roadkill Customs' 'Keeping It Real' Spring Open Day from 1pm, Sunday 5 May. Location - Norwich Road, Cromer, on the junction with Station Road. Wooooarghhh!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bouncing At The Boundary

All Stealer fans in Norwich and points north should make a diary date of Saturday 27th April, when we're playing at the Boundary, on the northern edge of Norwich (it's on the ring road out towards the airport). The Boundary is one of Norwich's proper rock pubs - this is our first date there, and we're really looking forward to it. So, come on down.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Blueberry Music House

On 23 March, 102 people (that's the official attendance) braved the wind and snow to come to the Blueberry Music House in Norwich for the Official Birthday Party of our friend Maddie Bell. The joint was jumpin', and as everyone was, without exception or fear of contradiction, trollied, the landlord was well pleased.

Stealer at the Oakwood

Stealer played at the new revamped Oakwood in Great Yarmouth on the 15 March, where Don Pedro took these evocative shots...

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Last Night at the King Eddie's

... Mgr. Pietro del Suttoni took a few shots. Luckily for us they were only flesh wounds and missed all vital internal organs.

'fuckin' drummers....'