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The Last Working Day Of The Month: Issue 27

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(MJ Hibbett & The Validators FACT, April 30th 2007 )

Hello all, and welcome to the tantalising TWENTY SEVENTH issue of our SEASIDE SKIMMING NEWSLETTER. Let's allow it to OCCUR shall we?


This month I shall be playing the following places:

Tuesday May 1 - The Henry Holland, 39 Duke Street, London
(Totally Acoustic gig starting at 7pm and finishing by 9pm)

Monday May 7 - University of Sheffield Students' Union, Sheffield
(On about 5.30pm at the Fuzz Club BBQ)

Tuesday May 22 - Newcastle Arts Centre, 67-69 Westgate Road, Newcastle

Sunday May 27 - The Firebug, Millstone Lane, Leicester

Friday June 1 - Sumo, 54 Braunstone Gate, Leicester
(playing a set of songs from the 30's and 40's)

Saturday June 2 - Carpe Diem, Civic Court, Leeds

Further details for all these are at .


It's been a slightly chaotic month this month, with the Leicester gig getting moved in time AND space and the Nottingham gig CANCELLED, FOUR London gigs (a slightly nervy evening at The Social, a GRATE afternoon back at the Union Tavern, LARKS and a new song in Whitechapel and a Validators reunion in Bloomsbury) and then a trip to the seaside at Ramsgate. ACTION PACKED!


The brand new single 'The Lesson Of The Smiths/The Gay Train' is out TODAY! You can get it from us, through Amazon or even on iTunes (details at and if you'd like to do that, well, that'd be GRATE! Two A-Sides, three new recordings, a Smiths cover version and a THRILLING radio edit all, along with a whole live album on the multimedia, all for under a fiver - how can you go wrong?


So far we've had songs played on 6Music, Xfm Scotland, BBC Ulster, Merseyside, Lancashire and Bristol, Radio Seagull, Phoenix, 209 Radio Cambridge, Cherryade, Dandelion and the MIGHTY Marcelle Van Hoof's show, and I understand we may be getting a play on that nice Mr Steve Lamacq's Radio 2 show this week. That's the ones we know about so far anyway, if anyone's heard it anywhere else do please let me know!

"The Lesson Of The Smiths" is getting most plays at the moment, closely followed by NOT "The Gay Train" but "Never Going Back To Aldi's" - I didn't expect that!


We've updated our WEB PRESENCE all over the place, to coincide with the single. The website's been redesigned (, our myspace ( now has new songs, and we've even updated the Special Offers in the SHOP ( with even MORE hot bargains. We've also taken our first step into web advertising at Dinosaur Comics ( - I'm not sure if it's done much good, but it's one of my favourite webpages EVER so it's just an honour to be there!

And even in the MIDST of Single Release FRENZY we're still thinking of the FUTURE, with our return to the studio in a couple of weeks, when we'll be starting work on the NEXT album. We're hoping to take LESS than three years to record it this time!

And that's the lot for this month - there may well be MORE coming up as May progresses, so do please check the website, and I'll see you all back here next month!



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