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2011

The Longsands Xmas Show Cosmic Ballroom
The Longsands served up a festive treat at 'The Cosmic Ballroom' at their xmas bash with a full house treated to the ones that got away set list..............
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The Longsands Rock Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green Shop
The Longsands warmed up for the festive season with an acoustic gig at Liam Gallaghers 'Pretty Green' store in Newcastle in front of a VIP crowd.............
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NEW SINGLE LAUNCH @ STAR AND SHADOW CINEMA
The Longsands 2nd single to be released on Unknown Soldier Records will be a double A Side of Let Love Rain On You and Streets & Pavements.............
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REFUNDS + TODAY...
Since the news of Ignition Festival being cancelled we have been working hard with 2 of the main stage acts to try and put on a free gig in Newcastle. However due to a number of factors we have been unable to turn this around at short notice............
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Ignition Festival Refunds... (Longsands Sales Only)
The Longsands can confirm that anyone who bought tickets for Ignition Festival directly from the band will be guaranteed their money back :-)...........
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Little Britain launch night at The Star and Shadow cinema - Reviewed by Paul Marsden
One gets the feeling that something rather special began on Wednesday night in The Star and Shadow. A band, already ready well known amongst locals and creating great vibes amongst regional press hosted an evening to remember...........
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Little Britain - Out Now!
The Longsands are pleased to announce that Hard copies of the Single 'Little Britain' is officially available to buy from HMV Newcastle, Silverlink and the Metro Centre from today...........
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Little Britain Video Featuring howard marks on youtube
The new video for the forthcoming single 'Little Britain' due out on Monday 20th June is now available to watch on our YouTube page. The video features Howard Marks playing a starring role...........
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Little Britain - Pre Orders Available now!
The Longsands are pleased to confirm that the first single to be released from the debut album 'Meet Me In Spanish City' will be Little Britain. Make sure you pre-order your download now by texting the words 'track longsands' to 80818...........
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Worlds collide used on new NUFC home shirt photoshoot!
The Longsands are proud that their home club Newcastle United have decided to use 'Worlds Collide' as the backing track to the new Home shirt photoshoot...........
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unknown soldier records launch night
Unknown Soldiers exist everywhere in the music industry, soldiering away, gigging, writing and recording 'real' live music. However many of these musician never get the chance they deserve. Set up by Newcastle Band; The Longsands - Unknown Soldier Records are building a team of passionate musicians and music lovers..........
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friends of mine festival - day Tickets on sale today!
We've just been informed that due to popular demand a VERY LIMITED amount of day tickets for the Friends of Mine Festival in Cheshire, Manchester will go on sale at 5pm today! For those that are interested in coming to see The Longsands but can't make the whole weekend this is a great opportunity to catch us and also check out some other great bands.........
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Riverside Gig Review by Paul Marsden
Sunday the 27th February saw me at the recently named and changed Riverside club on the quayside. Formerly Sea nightclub, Riverside has taken on a live music outlook and has really taken the mantle as the best venue outside of the arena and the academy for live music in the north east.........
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Release Update
Firstly a big thanks to all our fans who turned up a couple of weeks ago at HMV Silverlink in Newcastle, Greens Health And Fitness Club NSPCC Charity gig, and to support us on Sunday for our gig at the The Riverside in Newcastle........
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Final sporting challenge - the longsands v the newcastle falcons
In the final celebrity challenge the entire band take on The Newcastle Falcons at British Bulldog! Can The Longsands restore some pride after some pretty humiliating defeats at the hands of Ricky Hatton, Steve Harmison and Mike Tyson.......
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5th sporting challenge - the longsands v frank mcAvennie
The 5th sporting challenge saw lead guitarist Stan attempting to restore some pride for the band who were already 3-1 down as he took on Scottish football legend Frank McAvennie at golf.......
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2010

blaydon races - hard copies available now - only £2.99!
This week saw the launch of the hard copies of the bands version of the Blaydon Races on go sale in HMV Newcastle, HMV Silverlink and Steel Wheels in Newcastle just in time for Christmas.......
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4th Sporting Challenge - The Longsands V ricky hatton
This week the bands drummer Paul travelled to boxer Ricky Hattons house in Hyde, Manchester to take him on at the 'bullseye' challenge on his dartboard. The first person to hit the bullseye three times would be declared the winner.......
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3rd Sporting Challenge - The Longsands V steve harmison
Following on from Ian's success in the previous challenge it was down to the bands bass player Gaz to put the lads ahead and beat double ashes winner Steve Harmison at the egg and spoon race........
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2nd Sporting Challenge - The Longsands V shay given
After Trevs defeat at the hands of Mike Tyson, The Longsands pulled it level with Ian Barnes beating Republic Ireland Goalkeeper Shay Given at paper scissors stone.......
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Trev takes on tyson at conkers in The sun!
Last Sunday the longsands played a unique gig with special guest Iron Mike Tyson! After the gig Longsands frontman challenged Tyson to game of conkers......
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Black 'n' White Goalkeepers Reunion - Tues 16th Nov
The Longsands are pleased to announce we have some special discount tickets available for the Newcastle United Goalkeepers reunion next Tuesday @ The Lancastrian Suite, Dunston......
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Blaydon Races Charity single - out sunday 31st Oct
The Longsands are pleased to announce the long awaited release of their version of the Blaydon Races in association with the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation will be available this Sunday, 31st October......
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Two Gigs not to be missed!
First of all there have been more tickets released for the Longsands 'Gig on the Tyne'. The organisers have released a further 40 tickets for the event on Sunday 26th Sept......
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Official 'Blaydon Races' Release Gig on the River Tyne!
To officially launch 'The Longsands' version of 'The Blaydon Races which will be sold as a download to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation the band are to play a gig aboard the 'Fortuna' on Sunday 26th September at 4pm.....
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Studio pics
Here are some great snaps from our day at Trinity Heights Studio in Newcastle yesterday recording our 'secret' track. Thanks to Andy 'Singe' Thompson our new official photographer for the snaps and Steve our gaffer for the fruit!
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Back in the studio, hush hush!
We are in the studio today folks recording a track which we are hoping will help us reach the heights. It's all quite hush hush at the minute but you lot will be the first to know when we can let you know what we are up to.....
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Tour news Update
Manager Steve Wraith is in talks with two promoters about the band supporting on two tours later this year....
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3000 Fans Wanted on facebook - Please Spread the Word
We are trying to hit 3000 fans on facebook page folks. If your not a fan then please add yourself, here is the address  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Longsands/27381218208?ref=ts
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Welcome Aboard Steve!
We are pleased to announce that Steve Wraith has agreed to become the bands full time manager.....
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Secret Gig - a Great Night!
We had a great night at our rehearsal room at Dudley Club Tonight with an invited audience of 50 fans. We played a couple of our new tracks tonight and they went down well....
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Tweet Tweet.... follow the Longsands on Twitter!
Get the latest updates from The Longsands by following the band on Twitter, click here to join them.
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Longsands 2010 Tour supporting 'From the Jam'
In their first major tour of 2010, The Longsands have been invited back to perform dates around the UK with Bruce Foxton's From The Jam...........
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More Dates with 'From the Jam' In April!
The Longsands are pleased to announce 4 more dates supporting 'From the Jam'. More details to be released this week once everything is confirmed!..........
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April Fools Day Event @ Hyena Cafe
The Longsands return to Newcastle for their 1st show of 2010 since touring with The Jam in December. This show promises to be a little different as it is packed with veriety for an April Fools Special!..........
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2009

SHEPHERDS BUSH O2 EMPIRE, LONDON:
‘The last night of the tour seems to have come too quick' said Ian Barnes in the dressing room 15 mins before show time. The Longsands are expecting industry reps down tonight and Trev's voice is playing up! But that ‘lets get on with it attitude' always shines through and the tour finished on a great high..........
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Cambridge Corn Exchange:
The Cambridge Corn exchange is a venue that needs no introduction, with its cathedral like décor and history of top class musicians this was the gig The Longsands had been looking forward to and it didn't disappoint. As the lads took to the stage the venue was a sell out.........
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Portsmouth Observer Review
Last night Portsmouth got a taste of Newcastle, big style!  Not only did The Longsands deliver probably their best performance of the tour and sell out of their merchandise with 5 dates left to run on the tour.........
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Portsmouth Live Session & Interview
After another blistering performance in Oxford to a sell out crowd The Longsands headed to Portsmouth for a gig at the Portsmouth Pyramid Centre.........
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Sheffield Telegraph Front Room:
It’s fair to say that of all the cities The Longsands played on the December tour Sheffield’s press and media took to the band like they were one of their own........
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Glasgow Barrowlands Fan Reviews & Video:
Bruce Foxton had stated that Glasgow was one of his favourite cities to play as the crowd are always ‘bang up for it’!  The Barrowlands was the largest capacity venue so far on the December tour.......
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Sheffield live Interview and Live Session
After a blistering 1st gig in Liverpool last night supporting From the Jam, The Longsands are beginning to prove they have exactly what it takes to perform alongside the big boys on the live circuit.......
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Radio Sheffield Live Phone Interview
Ian Barnes from The Longsands gives a radio interview with Sheffield Live FM on the bands debut album and the up and coming December tour supporting From the Jam......
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longsands confirm Nationwide tour support with bruce foxton's band: 'From the jam'
When the national pressed tipped The Longsands as a ‘Newcastle band set to be huge’ with a ‘stadium sized swagger’ they may not have been far off the mark.....
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longsands 4th birthday + howard marx @ 02 academy 1
Would you believe that in October 2009 it will be 4 years since the formation of The Longsands and nearly 3 and a half years since our 1st gig at The Cumberland Arms in Byker! Things have moved on a lot for the band since then and we could not have done any of it without your support....
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Record producer fred purser applies finishing touches to debut album
After 6 months of hard work behind the scenes in the recording studio today the band starting working with well renowned record producer Fred Purser mixing the debut album 'Meet Me in Spanish City'.....
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longsands to 'Jam' with russ!
The Longsands can confirm their first short tour of 2009. The no-nonsense rock n roll five piece with so much promise will be appearing in venues across the North on a five date mini tour as guests to Russ Hastings (From The Jam) from 12th – 16th May.....
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breaking news - longsands to support paul weller's band!
The Longsands are pleased to announce a short notice gig that simply cannot be missed. Paul Weller's backing band consists of some familiar faces and together they have started a side project without Paul under the name Trio Valore.....
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fancy something a bit different?
The Longsands are pleased to confirm they have been invited to put in a guest performance along side Dave Courtney who is giving a talk about his life at the End Bar in Newcastle on Friday 27th Feb......
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2008

Longsands set to play their biggest UK gig to date!
The Longsands are ecstatic to confirm they will be supporting The Complete Stone Roses at the Newcastle Carling Academy 1 (Main Stage) on Thursday 4th December.......
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demo recording for the new album starts
This week the band have started recording demo tracks for the new album. They are all upbeat about the new songs and influences that have started to come through in the newer material.........
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longsands to support ex oasis guitarist bonehead!
The Longsands are pleased to announce a one off spectacular performance supporting the legendary former Oasis guitarist: Paul ‘Bonehead' Arthers. Bonehead will be joining singer songwriter Pete Macleod on stage on his UK tour in November which will come to the Newcastle Carling Academy 2 on Fri 21st Nov........
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Tickets go on sale for cFest charity gig @ shearers bar
Tickets are now available for the charity gig at Shearer's bar to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis on Thursday 2nd of October.  Send us an email now or contact any of the band members to reserve your tickets.........
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positive news from greece
Following the 2 very successful festival shows in June at Athens and Ionnina the band held some positive meetings with Warner Music in Greece and a smaller independent label ‘Arcangel'!.........
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music day festival confirmed for the longsands
After a hugely successful tour of Greece in February supporting Greek Act Matisse, The Longsands can confirm that they will be playing 2 shows at The European Music Day Festival in Greece..........
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UK tour with matisse - dates confirmed!
After a great tour in Greece with a cracking bunch of lads from Matisse, we've successfully arranged for them to come over here and tour in the UK with us guys for a week. The tour will include shows in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Whitehaven...........
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Longsands set to tour greece in Feb 2008
Great news on this!  After being spotted at our sell out gig at The Sage Gateshead back in July by the founder of TEO Music Greece, we have been hooked up with a Greek Tour Manager for the hugely popular Greek band Matisee (SONY
BMG GREECE)............
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