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Ms Antonia Owen
Lovely to discover this website. Hank's gigs were some of the most downright enjoyable that I attended throughout the 1980s - from Kentish Town to Putney - and I've been listening to the old albums thinking I'd really like to see him play live again. Is there a mailing list to keep fans abreast of upcoming gigs?
You are the mighty Hank! Bigger than Country, Greater than Western! So worth the journey from Manchester CP and Pamla and Lord Buckley xxx
Hi Hank, Finally, after 30 years I found a copy of the 7" of "Cowboys stay on longer". Man! I was 12 years old when I first heard this song on the radio (in Holland) and it stayed in my mind for more than 30 years. Great great great song!
Hi, We are very much looking forward to your event at Lyde Court near Hereford on Friday 22nd Feb 2013. I saw you late 70's early 80's????? somewhere in the London suburbs - and have never forgotten the wonderful experience!! (just forgotten when!!) I have lived near Hereford for the last 10 years with my country music fan husband and can hardly wait for your gig at Lyde Court this coming Friday - It has been TOOOOOO long! We have just listened to your cd, Wake Up Dead, whilst having a delicious meal just to get us in the mood for Friday. See you there Sue and Paul Brown
Dear Hank. Enjoyed the evening at the New Vic very much but I couldn’t see your eyes! Not very good for audience contact. The shadow of your hat fell across your nose and acted as a shade. I think that you should not pull it so far down or wear one of the others with a narrower or upturned brim. I waited a little while in the foyer to tell you this gem in person but eventually had to hit the saddle. With every good wish
Thoroughly enjoyed Friday 7 December at Hovingham, North Yorks, as we always do. Hank, having thrust a card advertising my book The Red House On The Niobrara into your hand I feel obliged now to buy your own magnum opus. It'll be my Christmas present to myself. Thanks for a terrific show. I was worried that I'd miss big Martin. Well, I did - but Brad was a superb replacement; and what a voice. You sure can pick `em.
Thanks to you, Brad and the lovely bassplayer (whose name I didn't catch) for the great evening at the Downley Memorial hall. My mum and dad (Enid and Ken) had a fantastic time with superb music and some laughs too.
Thanks also for signing the CD, I can't remember the last time someone made my mum blush - you made her day!
Please could you put me on your mailing list - we'd love to come and see you perform again.
Good to see you still going strong.last saw you in Roughmussel Glasgow. Good luck Sam.
Hi Hank and the Band . Came to see you at Victoria hall Saltaire . Fab performance as usual we had a great night . Love you Hank! Mary Rothera a BIG fan................
Hi Hank, great to meet you at the gig last night, along with my old mate Andy and meeting Paul, (who will see this message). I thoroughly enjoyed the depression and misery and will look forward to another dose in the future! What concerned me was how many of the songs seemed to ring true for me!
Hi Hank, Yes disgusted the torch will bypass Wangford – diabolical! I have been a fan for years & infuriate friends always praising Big Hank Wangford. Now in my seventies but very mobile & active, reading not my scene, 5-7 books all my life, recently I have become chair bound by spinal stenosis ( hopefully repairable by surgery) . Feeling down, bored & fed up a friend called & pushed a copy of “Lost Cowboys” the history of the origin of the cowboy – what a read – brilliant, your descriptive writing is typical Hank W & makes one feel as if I’m in the saddle in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, my boredom replaced by remarkable story of the origin of the cowboy – totally amazing from the origins of the Spanish, northwards across the Southern American continent. Thanks for a beautiful read, your writing only surpassed by your music. No torch for Wangford ? well when are you next this way?? Best wishes, keep up the writing & singing.
Hi Hank, it was great to see you the other week in the semi-historic Cloughton and Burniston Village Hall when we were up there on holiday. We really enjoyed the misery and hope you made it up through the snow line the next night. Hopefully, if I make it through the pain of the divorce court in the coming months, we will see you again soon. Can I just say a quick hello to Karl whom I remember from the days of the Putney Polkaholics and, yes, I still have that tape that came from Bax! And the one from Lewisham Town Hall as well.
Hank, Nice to know you are alive and well! Just noticed the gig at the Ram Club in November. I’ll start saving now. Rave On
Hank – we were hoping to see you again in South Clifton (Notts), but you are not performing in
Midland ’s small halls this time. Please come back! John and Raija. x
Hi Hank. I am one of the people who travelled with you from the Falklands and would love to know if you plan another gig in Bungay or thereabouts in the near future? We so enjoyed the last one.
Hope you are now keeping well again. Is there any chance of a new CD coming out? Take good care now. Brenda.
Just like to let you know how much I enjoyed last night at Carlin How it was a treat. Regards Mick .
Can't wait for the Good Friday gig at Carlin How. Looking forward to the depths of misery that can be conveyed through the media of song, yodelling, hollering and whistling. Not sure if you do requests but if you could do the George Jones/Jerry Chesnut classic Good year for the roses then my night would be more than complete. Last time we saw you at Ingleby Greenhow we managed to span the ages and bring family from the ages of 2 to 97, a more condensed 9 to 70+ this time.
Hi Hank. Like some others who've posted I'm one of the relics from those regular nights at the Half Moon in Putney and the A to Z of C&W and all that '80s stuff. So it was great to find myself free and close by enough to re-visit my teenage years and the much changed but still welcoming Putney watering hole the other night for your "Vilentines" special. I've managed to catch you occasionally over the intervening years and have really enjoyed the way the sets have developed, so keep up the good work. Now I just need to dig out the bootleg (on tape no less) that one of your sound technicians gave me all those years ago so that I can listen to Honky Tonkin' again with the sound up and a couple of beers. Regards
Hi Hank...I posted into a soul Music forum that i once see James Brown perform at the Albert Hall and East Ham Granada on the same night...it was "doubted" by somebody then after about 10 mins on google i found an article from yourself talking about being there on the same night.....Thanks for your memory!....lol
Hi hank. Please come and see us folk soon. Dorset just wasn't close enough.
First time I've been to a Hank Wangford gig (last night at Green Note) and have become instant fan. Must see more so please put me on the mailing list.
I will never forget some beer that I had in a pub called the Scole Inn in 1975 or 76 at a performance by Hank Wangford and the Hankerers.
They were all gynaecologists or similar part-timing in country music. The beer was like nectar. It was Cains, straight out of the barrel in a barn behind the pub, and I have never had it, nor forgotten it, since.
Just found out about you a short time ago.You may not be from Texas but you should be.We need you here quick.Your stuff kicks ass.Cmon down. Todd
Hank. I lived in London in the 80's (that was last century) and I used to go to gigs at the Half Moon in Putney, Green Lanes (??Plains?? - memory is a bugger) and saw your gig at the Hackney Palais when it first re-opened - the Topp Twins were on the bill. I used to drag any Australians (and others) I could to your gigs and we always had a great time. One of those friends died recently - very prematurely, I might add. We had a memorial service for him today. Lots of reminiscing and a recurring theme was "who was that band he loved from the UK?" I was able to fill them in! He had his "Jogging with Jesus" T-shirt forever (he was wearing it when he met his wife), had your music on cassette,.... Anyway, thought you might like to know of an enduring fan. cheers
Hi Hank. I was also member of the Universal Life Church and managed to get Reverend onto all my documents - great value ...but I excommunicated myself from the U.L.C. around the late 90's [as y'do] - primarily to set up my own range of half-price ersatz shrines... anyway ...saw your profile on linked-in and so was reminded how bloody funny you are and also via peering at your interwebsite consider that nude mountaineering is also certainly a step in the right direction ...I also used to go and see you lot in the early to mid 80's prior to becoming a tad more reclusive - and so on that basis... request this address here to added to your mailing list so as I can maybe ketchup. with kind regards & toodle pip
Moved by news of the Johnny Cash Lite to buy
Whistling in the Dark before, er, the possible rush if you see what I mean. It is a sweet little pudding of misery, somehow lacking the raisins and hazelnuts of amusement that often characterise the Reverend's work. No less an achievement for that, but wonder if we are into a new phase of unadultery-ated misery. I guess the adultery-ated version is more common amongst younger folk - prominent football stars and the like - Anyway the advice to all readers of this cyber message is buy the album. Continue the good recovery doc.
HI Hank and Brad .What a great night we had at your gig in Hunmanby...........Big thanks for signing my CD .Im off to cry in my beer now
"Thank you, Hank and Brad, for a wonderful evening at Hunmanby last night - so entertaining and excellent musicians. Thanks for signing my CD at the end of the evening and sorry you weren't able to enjoy staying in Filey a little longer than overnight but appreciate you had to get back home (Brad's poorly car!) We've recommended your gigs to anyone who'll listen to us, and my husband Tony said he also really enjoyed the gig, even though we were "sitting in the spitting zone".
We sincerely hope you are recovering, Hank, and not overdoing it!
Thanks for a great night at the quay theatre in Sudbury. I have not seen Hank for about 25 years - I was always a regular at the Half Moon in the 80's. It was great to see a true showman at work. The only downside was the missing handkerchief - where will I get one living deep in the Suffolk countryside
My wife and I saw Hank and the boys for the first time on Saturday in the Centenary Hall, Peel, Isle of Man. As far as country music goes we are more Nancy Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter fans, along with lots of other musical styles. I was knocked out especially by the original songs, the great band and...... Hank. What a writer, showman and all round philosopher and good guy. Look forward to seeing you again. Saw Graham Parker and the Rumour supporting Thin Lizzy around 1977 in Dalymount Park, Dublin with the Boomtown Rats opening the show! Wonder if Martin was with them then? James and Michele Moroney (Isle of Man)
Hi. This is Paddy from Wangaratta, Australia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saw the band 30 years ago in Islington and still have your album, Jogging for Jesus which we play endlessly, also have J f J sweatshirt as well. We were in Hackney for 7 years and had 2 kids there!Great to see the spirit still moving, we have a great band in Melb. called the Prayer Babies which is similar to your group in enthusiam, fun and great music. Gonna see if can order a CD as wanted to convert your album to digital but don't have the means. Regards
Thank you to Hank and Brad for yet another evening of pure misery, thoroughly enjoyable. I so loved the tales of the rabbit ranch and the swimming pool business. As always, the music was sublime. Here’s to the next “No Hall Too Small” Dorset gig!
Hello Hank, My husband and I enjoyed the gig at Winfrith last night. Loved the music and had a good laugh too. Keep doing what you're doing. Also thought Brad Breath is a great musician, and a perfect partner for your gigs. Best wishes
Brian, Sarah and Gregory Elliott
A great night of misery and gloom at the semi-historic Grange hall on Friday night. Sadly, the misery deepened for real on Saturday on reading about the sad demise of the great Charlie Louvin.
Stephen & Anne Jackson
Great gig at Hemingby, Hank. Terrific combination of yourself & Brad. Been listening to Whistling In The Dark (purchased on the night) and I've since bought Best Foot Forward from ebay! Keep on dishing out the misery.
Many thanks for a fantastic evening I enjoyed every minute of yours and Brad's performance.
Thanks for a great night at Hemmingby and it was great to chat to you again. Hope to catch up with the full band when I'm down in the smoke next time. Hope you found the "Old Hat Music" shop in Horncastle OK! Oh and tell Andy that I've gone a bought a "Ryder" Telecaster. The new album sounds righteous brother!
See ya on the trail!
A wonderful evening – hank you Messrs Wangford and Breath! Enjoying the CDs I bought as I type this, and already planning the next trip out to catch you again. Do you have an official Wangford Groupies badge, or do we have to make our own?? Hanks again for a GREAT night out.
Thanks for the note - we are coming to the end of month Friday night gig in Nottingham. When is the new 'Waltz' album out? Regards Russell
Hi Hank, Looking forward to the 'No Hall Too Small' gig in Hemingby on the 23rd January. Gonna round up a posse!
Thanks to Hank and Brad for braving the ice and snow to provide a great evening at Twickfolk. Superb stuff.
Hey Hank…just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the Lost Cowboys for another fabulous evening. Last night was my second time seeing you at the Half Moon as we were there for your 70th birthday prequel (my hubby has always been a fan) and I loved it so much, we felt we just had to come back. However, I must say that rather than feeling the misery…I found the whole experience to be very uplifting. Sorry ;) xx P.S. Happy Christmas! x
Really enjoyed the Shed Christmas gig. The wife bought your CDs and I meant to get one from BJ Cole but got detained at the bar – I’ll put that right. Wonderful pedal steel playing.
A sublime evening of top quality misery and elation delivered with precision and style by you and the band. Come back soon!
Another great night of misery. Good to see you again in the Midlands
Really enjoyed the Donkey gig in Leicester after years with only a 12" of Cowboys ... to listen to. Come back soon! Already listening to the CDs ...
Hank - Great night at the Half Moon on your birthday prequel. Not seen you since the mid 80's but always been a fan. My wife had never seen you before - she's now booking for the 15th Dec!!!!!!!.
One word - QUALITY.
Hi Hank, From the second row of the Whitbourne choir, a second bass salutes you. We had a great time, thank you, and I like to think that there were some there who came because it was Arts Alive, or their village hall, or something - in other words, who hadn't heard you before. I feel a bit like the man who said to Sam Clemens that he was sorry he had read all Mark Twain's books, because now he wouldn't have the joy of reading one for the first time ; but we heard some new songs from you and Brad, so thanks again.
In the realm of lines to remember, my C&W uke-playing son offers "If I'd killed you when I met you I'd be out of jail by now". I remember you from the TV series about the gynaecologist all dressed in black, at the Mean Fiddler, was it ? And for all those years since. Great night in the hills of Herefordshire. Love and best
Dear Hank, Just wanted to say Thank you to you and Brad for a splendid Gig the other week. I was immediately taken up into an addictive world of foot tapping miserable music. I bought a CD of yours and am in further Volvo heaven each morning as I drive to work at Poole hospital. I enjoyed very much our conversation about best ways to anaesthetise prior to fitting LARCS. I am compiling a Xmas list this year and have remembered the great George Jones but who was the guy you said sang flat all the time? Sorry to be so ignorant but, you see, up until now I hated Country music. But I'm getting on a bit now (46 in a few days) and I now get it. Any other suggestions for a short musical pilgrimage gratefully received. Look forward to seeing you again, Rob
Hi Hank, Just to let you know that I had a really miserable evening last night. I had to speak to Dave Cropp the Lord Mayor of Martley, my wife knocked my beer over, and I was forced to listen to you and Brad with as series of Samaritan contact inducing songs.
I did call Samaratans but when I mentioned your name they hung up on me, muttering statements like, he is not still going is he!, It’s your fault for attending his concert!, What did you expect sunshine and roses! We can’t do anything! Overall much better than watching Anne Widdecombe on Strickly Come Dancing. Thanks for last night at least I did not Wake up Dead this morning.
Hi there, I was a great fan back in the old days at the Pegasus, Green Lanes, Stoke Newington / Irma Setas etc etc / happy nights :-) Anyway, i always remembered that fateful tune 'Cowboys stay on longer' because it made me laugh ( rare event ) ... & now i find myself , as a sometime singer etc myself, wanting to sing the damn thing BUT I can't find the lyrics anywhere & can't make them all out on the video i found on YouTube...
So ... ( hey it's a short song...) can anyone help me out ? Plank Plangford
ok yes i know it's actually Paul Seaton
Hiya Hank. Thanks for a great night at the Bridport Hat Festival. I just happened to be on holiday and it was my final evening. What a wonderful way (www) to end a fab few days in West Dorset. Looking forward to seeing you at Ibberton in October which is much nearer home.
Hi polishing up the boots ,quick stepping with small black dog 2 bob wills ...getting in the mood for a bit of honkytonking...so much happier than last meet up & so looking forward 2 seeing you & brad on stage together ...that.s been ages!...it's sian.....stuart ...davies....luego...
I was introduced to you while I was living in the UK by a lovely Kent lady. She said you were “an acquired” taste… boy was she right! We went together at one of your village hall concerts and like a rattle snake, once you’re “bit” your never the same! Listening to your songs of gloom, heartbreak and woe made any bad days seem better! She’s unfortunately left and I’m now back in the USA….. drinking cheap beer out of dirty glasses. I lost her but gain you ! Now that story would make for a great “Wangford” song of woe!!! Keep writing them songs !!!
You are a legend Hank !!!
Thank you Hank for being such a star in sunny Saltaire. Your
performance made the day and I think won you some new very young fans.
So great that some of the two year olds in the audience can now spell
D I V O R C E. Jackie aka Diva J of the Dubious Divas
HI GUYS FIRST TIME SEEN YOU WON’T BE THE LAST, FABULOUS SHOW GREAT MUSIC. KEEP MUSIC LIVE VERY BEST WISHES
NOT QUITE A GUESTBOOK ENTRY but an extract from POPBITCH
"Re your piece on Dr Hank Wangford. About twenty years ago I had a lovely dinner with the good doctor. Within ten minutes of us sitting down, he had mentioned labia, and during the main course he marvelled at how my girlfriend, who was also present, had been born with all the eggs she would ever have, while he and I were manufacturing
sperm as we sat there. Since then I've never had Dover Sole without thinking of him."
Barrie ‘Loretta’ Hartley
Still remember “Jogging with Jesus” at the mean fiddler many years ago. Well I aint Skatin’ with Satan so thank the Lard that you were there for me Hank.
Hi. Are there any plans to come to Cardiff some time soon?
Barry J Saunders
Hi Hank - have been addicted to the misery since we saw you at the Larmer Tree several years back, but til last weekend you've been our guilty secret. However, brought some friends to see you and the Cowboys at Shorheam Ropetackle the other weekend and they all had a terrific time. My friend who's getting divorced cried with laughter most of the evening. Fantastic night and can't wait til you're back in West Sussex. Baz & Sue. ps - what was the name of the mono-joke-guy - "Eggs again, I'll be bound!"
Hi Hank Really love the song Lonely Together - means a lot to me. I would like to know who wrote it and I have not been able to find the lyrics and guitar tab yet. Will you be coming to the West Country again - you once performed at Roadwater - will you be back? Best Wishes
Webmaster: Check out the new Lyrics page.
Thanks for a night of woe and whining in Wimborne (now there's a www for you) - I never thought misery could be such fun. When we knew you were returning to the Tivoli we hastily arranged childcare and hotfooted it over from Christchurch. Preceded by a the best Indian meal I've had - the evening gradually progressed deeper into the heart of another country...one where the cares and disasters of our own lives were reflected in words and music, and made us feel much better. Can you please make this venue a regular event in your calendar? love and misery
Andy "Kipster" Kippen
Hi Hank, I'm in the process of moving home and upon emptying my loft have come across a poster from the new albany theatre gig/Boot Hill 2/Armageddon Outa Here and realise how well you've aged, unlike myself. Please tell me it's down to wholesome mamas cooking, clean living and testification. Perhaps I did more "skating" than "jogging". Thanks for the memories of the greatest honkytonk bar in europe, (Theatre royal Stratford). I'm looking for one of your songs to play at my funeral but too many to choose from. Perhaps someone reading your guestbook might have some ideas.
Finally saw you in Penzance - my only regret is missing you in Enfield all those years ago. Excellent evening's entertainment, thoroughly enjoyable (and what a great venue)! Hope you make it back to somewhere in West Cornwall
soon. Any chance of a playlist for that evening, it was a pivotal one for me for several reasons, and I'd like the playlist to recall my thought/emotion seqence on that evening and afterwards? I saw that you had it noted down, but you may have binned it after the event. Thank you for the dedication - the 'egg song' (missed the title) was eggcelent (sorry). Which album is it on (if any), and would you send the lyrics to me, please? I'm definitely NOT missing any more of your gigs in this neck of the woods (not that are many trees around here........)
Keep up the good work Hank, best wishes from another cowboy outfit Splash the Cash [spreading the word of JC]
Dear Hank. So now I have been listening to the CD (Songs from the Ledge) that I bought at the Boom Boom. It’s just full of the most wonderful melodies, harmonies and lyrics. My friend Laurel bought the new one (Whistling in the Dark) at the same time, so I will listen to that when she lets me. We both agree that you are a real artist. And afterwards we discovered that you and Laurel probably overlapped at university. So there you go.
Hi there. I've been scouring the net looking for the words to Jealousy, and rummaging through my old tapes trying to find it, but had no such luck. And I wonder if you would be so kind as to forwrd them to me. I've always found those lyrics a scream, yet so true to our human condition. Hoping you have got
them on hand to reply, Yours Faithfully. Beth Jackson
A fabulous night at the Boom Boom, Sutton. Hanks, thank. Sorry – thanks, Hank.
I first saw the man back in 1976. It was Norwich , in a park one bank holiday. Someone had organised a flat bed truck , bedecked in logo's for a local chicken producer,no not Beutiful Bernard. The line up had amongst others a wonderful folk singer Walter Pardon and Mr Wangford. From then I had to get regular fixes.
I moved to Yorkshire and found the Lost Cowboys and their leader in Windsor Baths, Bradford 1989 one cold and foggy night. So cold we kept our hats and coats on in the venue. Only about 20 people turned up.
The old lasoo caught me again last week and took me to Freckingham, Suffolk to see Hank and Reg in the village hall. Worth every mile of the journey from Norwich and the major grief I got for driving the works van to and from the gig. Sometimes a man just got to do what a man's got to do.
Thank you Hank and all those lost cowboys to whom you gave a home to.
Graham & Linda Powell
We used to follow the band whenever they came to the Bristol area in the
80's but completely lost touch! Please tell me they are still about? Is
there a 2009 itinerary?
I'm preparing a movie with a story that's going to feel familiar and I hope
appealing. Wonder if you'd like to meet up for a chat.
That was a great night in Barkston and Syston on Friday night and we all enjoyed it immensely. Hope the CDs worked ok for you!
Great night with yourself and Reg. What though was the name of the final song you sang?
I need that album, Whistling In The Dark, and it's not available. Whistling in the dark is not distributed to Finland and I won't pay CDON's price: 46 euros for it. Importers have tried to order it for me-with no success!
Hi Hank. Saw you again last night in Norwich. What a great show. Thanks a lot. You and the Lost Cowboys sound better than ever. Your new CD is great (as are all the others). I’m really looking forward to the suggested CD of waltzes. Is that a possibility or just “cowpie in the sky?” I’ve been enjoying your shows for almost 30 years Hank. Please don’t stop. The pleasure is immeasurable. Kind regards David Ewings
Hi Hank. It was good to speak to you yesterday [Saturday]. It was also good to hear some songs that don't seem to be a regular part of the set for the past few years, which set me to thinking... My other job is being a Deadhead, and in keeping with their recent releases I wondered if you've thought of putting out a live boxset that could include all the previous Wangfords. Just imagine: we could hear Jet Atkins and Martin trying to out-psychedelicise each other, and what of the recordings made for T,V,'s 'A to Z' with Peter Rowan and Sleepy la Beef etc.? And maybe the WWWW cd could be included as a bonus disc, and the sleeve could have a fold-out of the Half Moon Putney, with cutout Members of the band that could be assembled into different line-ups - maybe with Brad Breath, B. J. Jet and Martin in the same band no-one would have ever heard the Sex Pistols. Who Knows? I'm sure Col. Frank could run with these ideas...perhaps even make them happen. Anyway good luck in the Champions League, maybe see you down craven Cottage next season, if not before in Putney. Take care, best wishes
I am working on a documentary about Peter Rowan and I came across the mule
skinner song on You tube with Peter Rowan and I would like to see how I can
acquire that video for possible use in the documentary. It seems it was on
the British TV series "The A to Z of C&W" that you created.
Can you let me know if you might know where the original footage was filmed and who filmed it??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HlfYNskrEY
Thanks for your time!
I am still “Skating with Satan” I have finally come home after all those years in the wilderness, love the new LP whoops CD maan. Hope to catch up with you on the tour – May your god go with you in 2009. Regards
Peter K - Somerset
I first saw Hank 25 years ago, playing Big G, Chico, Cowboys Stay on Longer. Bobby Valentino a weird mutation of Bing Crosby/Clark Gable playing fiddle. Was Irma Seetas in the line-up then? Someone Footwear? We smoked high tar cigarettes and drank Young's Special, hooted and hollered and pledged eternal allegiance, staggered home through the cold night air to our snoring beds and hop-fuelled hangovers. We think of it as the good old days, then think again on the social unrest of those times, the endless path towards a yuppy hell heaven. Thatcher understood country music because she took all the misery in the world, screwed it up into a little ball and left it to rot in the coal fields and the iron works, turned the rest of us into house-owning railway barons with 2.2 Mondeos and a cheese-braining media that reassured us continually that our guilt was mistaken. Roll forward to today and the world we built is crumbling. New voices stake their claim to lead us from the darkness. Meanwhile an old one is still there, not trying to lead but singing from the roadside. New songs but with the same messages: Humankind is weak, but that doesn't make it all bad; Humankind is sad, but also really very funny. The human conditon is serious, but not always to be taken seriously. If we listen to our souls again, embrace the contrasts and contradictions rather than place them in boxes well apart from each other, we will find hope and maybe, one day, redemption. Good old Hank Wangford. He brings more than a smile.
Roger Moore (no not the actor-imposter!)
We really loved the show on Saturday - it is the sixth year a group of us from York have come to Shed for the 'Christmas Misery' show - used to be a car-ful of us - we now need a big bus to fit us all in.
Have you ever thought of adding 'Dark side of the Street' to your repertoire (sorry if you have!) ... I think Dan Penn called it the ultimate cheating song and it is so beautifully sad.
Keep on making our Christmases truly miserable!
Just seen Hank & The Boys last night, at The Shed, Hovingham. They've been going there for 10 years and I think we have too! What a night! The boys were really rocking - and Martin Belmont was just flying... What a night! The boys were really rocking - and Martin Belmont was just flying... Why aren't Reg's songs in the charts? They're so brilliant. We love Hank and look forward
to next year. Thanks to Lord Shed (as always).
Just found "Love has no Pride" on You Tube. The memories flooded back of those dozens of gigs at the Pegasus. Fantastic!
Thanks for a great night at Bungay
Hi Hank!! Love the new album - good luck with it! Great new website too!! Looking forward to seeing you in Norfolk again soon! One more thing - any chance of a CD release of the "Rodeo Radio" album?? Still a bit early but Merry Christmas!!
When is Hank going to play up North in Liverpool/Southport area?
He has played previously at Southport Arts Centre and Liverpool Bluecoat Chambers
It was only a matter of time before Hank’s foolishness in cyberspace caught up with him. Soon every critter and crooner fer miles around was hijackin’ his mail list, consignin’ Hank and his Lost Cowboys to that spam filter in the sky. At night you can hear him sometimes, yodelling amongst the Viagra cures, imitation Rolex purveyors and penile extension merchants, and y’ know, I think he’s happy there, because misery is at its deepest in the darkest corners of commerce, where folks scrape a living off the dust left by dead men, and men who wish they were dead….