Ricky Warwick and his band The Fighting Hearts featuring Robbie Crane on Bass (Black Star Riders), Guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (The Mission, Peter Murphy) and Drummer Gary Sullivan are back on the road for a UK Tour in November & December. Ricky Warwick's double album, 'When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)' / 'Hearts On Trees', was released in February following a successful PledgeMusic campaign in 2015. Ricky recently premiered a video for 'When Patsy Cline Was Crazy... (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)' on Classic Rock.


 

 

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Ricky comments: "This song sums up my childhood....and I'm sure a lot of people out there can relate to the sentiment behind it."

Sam Robinson, who wrote the lyrics to the song adds: "My world of music was far detached from that of my peers. My father's tastes outflanked both The Beatles and The  Stones. When I dropped the needle on Connie Francis, The Everly Brothers, Johnny Ray, Sinatra, Springfield, Guy Mitchell and of course Patsy Cline crackled and sparkled from the old beaten up record player that was one of their most prized possessions. Recovering from illness in his late forties both he and I would cycle to Island Hill, talking and laughing as we went. Those times brought us so close together I can remember them as if it were yesterday. On the morning I sat there (four decades later) thinking of him when spontaneously Crazy came on to the car radio I found myself writing this song almost instantly on the back of an envelope. Showing it to Ricky and seeing his reaction I knew that these were his Saturday nights too. Ricky's dad sadly passed away this year, so the words, the emotions and the memories that this song evokes I in turn dedicate to my mate, because I know that just like him if I could have just one more night, i know that I'd still choose, when Patsy Cline was crazy...........and Guy Mitchell sang the blues. "

Tour dates as follows:

November:

11/11/16 Pwllheli – Hard Rock Hell*

12/11/16 Birmingham – O2 Academy3

13/11/16 Sheffield – O2 Academy2

15/11/16 Leicester – O2 Academy2

16/11/16 Edinburgh – Bannermans

17/11/16 Newcastle – Riverside

18/11/16 Chester – Live Rooms

19/11/16 Grimsby – Yardbirds

20/11/16 Norwich, Waterfront Studio

22/11/16 London – O2 Academy Islington

23/11/16 Oxford – O2 Academy2

December:

4/12/16 – Trecco Bay – Planet Rockstock*

*Vice Squad not on these dates

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