Legendary British prog-rock giants, FAMILY have announced they will reunite in 2013.
For one night only, Roger Chapman, John ‘Poli’ Palmer, Rob Townsend and Jim Cregan will headline an exclusive reunion performance atO2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Saturday 2nd February 2013.
Their first show together in over four decades, FAMILY will bring back the nostalgic sights and sounds of folk, psychedelia, acid, jazz fusion and rock’n’roll that made them one of the most pioneering bands of the underground progressive scene in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.
Having played prestigious London venues including the Royal Albert Hall, The 100 Club and The Marquee, this one-off show is set to be something special, playing songs from a career spanning, seven studio albums.
“This is something that I’ve considered, and been constantly asked about, over the years. It’s always been a question of timing. 2013 marks the 40th year since we did our last show – and we ain’t getting any younger!” – Roger Chapman
Tickets go on sale Friday 7th September 2012 at 9am from ticketweb.co.uk or 0844 477 2000
Roger Chapman, Poli Palmer, Rob Townsend and Jim Cregan will be joined by Geoff Whitehorn on electric guitar & BVs, John Lingwood on drums & percussion, Gary Twigg on bass, Paul Hirsh on organ, piano & BVs and Nick Payn on sax, harmonica & BVs.
Long awaited release of the tracks that comprised the first Chapman / Whitney “Streetwalkers” album in 1974. Taken from the original master tapes and re-edited by Roger Chapman this is a much demanded release. The tracks appear in the original order that the band wished to appear on the record but was changed by “management”. The CD features sleeve notes by Pete Feenstra, lyrics and rare pictures of Roger Chapman and Charlie Whitney.
A little late to report, but in March 2008, Angel Air released “Best of Family & Friends” CD/DVD set. Seems like Family & Roger Chapman’s catalogue has traveled to a new label, so we may expect to see even more (relatively tacky) repackaging of their music. You may order it at our store.
In the mid-90’s, super Family fan Patrick Little created and maintained the Strange Band – The Family Homepage website. About a decade later, FamilyBandstand.com officially launches, helping maintain the legacy of the British progressive, pyschedelic no-nonsenese rock band Family.