National Libraries request ‘How NOT to be a Rockstar’…

Hey all,

I was strolling through Prague Airport, minding my own business, when I received a message from my big sister. The National Library of Great Britain has requested copies of my book, How NOT to be a Rockstar.

That’s a massive achievement for one, and one that was celebrated with a beer, and a soggy airport sandwich.

You can buy a copy of the book by clicking onto www.garethicke.com/book.

I’ll be selling copies at gigs aswell.

Talking of gigs, I’ll be playing an acoustic show at the Engineers Arms in Henlow, Bedfordshire on Friday. Free entry and awesome beer. Kicks off at 9pm.

Laters. xxx

Thank You Wembley!!!

Hey everyone!

What an amazing experience Saturday was. 6000 people at Wembley Arena, with a further 2000 watching live across the World.

To show how amazing it was, here is the view I walked out to…

There are plenty of Youtube videos of the performance circling around. I was amazed by the amount of people that recorded the gig, sang along, cheered, clapped, everything.

I can’t thank people enough for making my day.

I have a taste for it now. Let’s hope next years European tours help quench it somewhat!

There will be an official video and photos coming soon.

Until then, thanks again!!!

x

Photos from Album launch…

Hey folks,

Last night was my Isle of Wight album launch. Thanks so much for everyone that came out and made it a great night.

It felt awesome to be back on stage with the band again. It’s been far too long.

Here are a few images from Roger Regular.

  

  

Now on to Wembley! x

Album Launch Tomorrow (Wednesday) & Wembley Sells Out…

Hello folks,

My Isle of Wight album launch Tomorrow (Wednesday 24th) is my first full band performance for almost three and a half years. How crazy is that?

Since my last full band show, I’ve been touring solo across the UK and Europe, but there’s nothing quite like getting back in the studio with the lads, and making some noise.

Tomorrow we’re playing at the Wight Rock Bar in Ryde, Isle of Wight. Ryde was my home town for most of my life, so it’s only right that my first show, should be back in my old stomping ground.

The doors open at 8pm with support coming from This Way Up & Bradley Barney. Three bands for 3 quid. BARGAIN!

On Saturday, we’re off up to play Wembley Arena. The show is now sold out. 5500 people, with a further few thousand watching the live stream across the World. Epic.

Hopefully see you all on Wednesday, Saturday, or some show soon.

Peace. x

Album Launch…Then WEMBLEY!!!

Oi folks,

Hope you’re all well and stuff.

Been mega busy this last couple of weeks. The music video for my next single, ‘What’s love without meaning’ has been filmed and is now being pieced together. Filming was a wee bit of a nightmare. Heavy rain in Manchester, who’d have thought it? Good old English weather.

Next week I’m back on the Isle of Wight for my album launch. It will be the first show I’ve played with a full band, in two years. Insane.

I’m at the Wight Rock Bar in Ryde, on Wednesday 24th October. This Way Up & Bradley Barnley are also playing. Not bad for £3. A bargain.

Then a couple of days later, I’m off up to London for the biggest show of my ‘career’. (I use the term career loosely. ) On the 27th I’m supporting my Dad at Wembley Arena.

FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE.

Fuck.

A spare pair of undies may well be required.

x

Listen To Vectis Radio Interview…

Hey Folks,

I’m sat up in Chester, ready to start filming. We start work of the music videos for Paint the town red, and What’s love without meaning, tomorrow.

Then, late tonight, I have a radio interview in the USA. It’s all go. Mind you, I was whining I was bored before. Now I rarely have time to come up for air.

Here is an interview I did on Monday with Vectis Radio. Ian Mac, the interviewer, kindly put this clip together for me, with a few snippets off the album. I hope you enjoy.

Only 17 days until Wembley! Eeeeeshk!!!

G

 

 

Music Videos…

Hello all,

Next week I’m travelling up to Manchester for the week, to film two music videos for the album.

We’re putting one together for the next single, What’s love without meaning, and Paint the town red.

The ideas for them are pretty cool, and quirky. I’m hoping you’ll like what you see! Hopefully they’ll be put together and available to view, in November.

Don’t forget the album is now available for download from all the major outlets. Itunes, Amazon, etc…

If you want a physical copy of the album, click here.

x

BBC Radio Nottingham Interview…

Hello,

I’m appearing on Ed Stagg’s Regional Music Show, on BBC Radio Nottingham, this evening.

I’ll be talking about the album, the book, and performing a song or two acoustically.

If you live in the area, you can tune in at around 9pm on DAB, 103.8FM & 95.5FM.

Worldwide, you can listen online here.

Be safe. x