Mick Griffiths

Mick and Chris

Mick Griffiths and Chris Cradock 

Most of you by now will have heard of the death of Mick Griffiths, Ocean Colour Scene long term agent. Mick was a very private man, fantastic person to know and a brilliant agent, and I have no hesitation in saying that without Mick’s influence I’m not sure where Ocean Colour Scene would be today. He was the silent unseen fifth member of the band.

Mick’s association with the band started in early 1994 when the band were headlining at The Water Rats, Kings Cross, London. We were all skint, without any deals or prospects. The music industry just didn’t want to know us, but Mick saw something and became the bands agent that night. It’s worth mentioning that our old record label had turned down ‘The Day We Caught The Train’ and ‘The Circle’. Mick didn’t.

Over the next 12 months I spent hours with Mick planning small gigs all over the country, convincing promoters to take the band on. Mick worked relentlessly and eventually the music industry took notice and Moseley Shoals became a reality, the rest is history and Mick’s belief materialised. I really miss all those hours we spent planning tours.

I have said it once before when another close and dear friend Craig Dunston, passed away that there is only one thing to do when you lose someone close and that is ‘Get up and Dance’ and celebrate their life. So maybe you could all do that on the December tour dates and think of Mick.

My thoughts are with his family and friends, in particular his ex partner, Germaine who cared for him during his last days. God bless you for that.

RIP my friend, our friend, Chris Cradock.
Former Manager of Ocean Colour Scene.

 

 

Pic: Tony Briggs

SIMON & OSCAR TOUR

Exciting News. Simon & Oscar will be on tour in 2022. Scottish dates to follow…

See you all there.

UK DATES:
Thu 5 May – Stockton ARC
Fri 6 May – Newark Palace Theatre
Sat 7 May – Stamford Corn Exchange
Sun 8 May – Sheffield Memorial Hall
Tues 10 May – Whitley Bay Playhouse
Wed 11 May – Buxton Opera House
Thu 12 May – Corby Core
Fri 13 May – Bridlington Spa Theatre
Sun 15 May – Southend Palace Theatre
Mon 16 May – Bury St Edmunds Apex
Tue 17 May – Islington Union Chapel
Thu 19 May – Ilkley Kings Theatre
Fri 20 May – Lytham Lowther Pavilion
Sat 21 May – Manchester RNCM
Sun 22 May – Burnley Mechanics
Tue 24 May – Bristol St Georges
Thu 26 May – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Fri 27 May – Harpenden Eric Morecambe Theatre
Sat 28 May – Shrewsbury Theatre Severn

TICKET INFO:
Pre-sale via SEE Tickets from Wednesday (10am), with Gen onsale from Friday (10am), the
sales link for all of the below shows for both pre-sale & gen onsale is:
https://thegigcartel.seetickets.com/tour/simon-oscar

Oasis Knebworth 1996

Steve is being interviewed on BBC 1 this morning at 7.45am as the movie ‘Oasis Knebworth 1996’ is out in cinemas today.

And Simon is also interviewed today on BBC Radio 5 Live with Adrian Chiles. He is due on for the last 30 mins of the show just after 12.35pm up to just before 1pm, talking about what it was like to play it all those years ago and about the upcoming OCS tour.

Listen at the link below which is also available to listen again after the radio show:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000zv69

‘Painting’ on vinyl – Out Now

‘Painting’ is out on vinyl today for the very first time.

Order your copy now: http://smarturl.it/OCS_Painting

All the best
OCS

Bedford Park set list

Hull show postponed

Unfortunately Ocean Colour Scene at Hull Zebedee’s Yard will now not to be taking place this summer. Due to the challenges of staging large events, including complex supply chain issues as a result of Covid, staging this event as an outdoor concert has become unfeasible. We will be looking to announce a new date for this show, which will now take place in 2022.

Simon and Oscar acoustic show for book launch

Simon and Oscar are performing a 30min acoustic set in London on August 24th for our friend Daniel Rachel and his latest book launch.

Details at this website:

https://www.welbooks.co.uk/events/oasis-knebworth-two-nights-that-will-live-forever

Rehearsal photos

We have added a few photos to the gallery from rehearsals yesterday ahead of our summer festivals, click here.

We are playing Margate this evening, look forward to seeing you all there if you are going.

All the best, OCS

‘Painting’ pressed on vinyl

We are pleased to report that ‘Painting’ is being released on vinyl for the very first time.

Pressed on 180g white vinyl and released 10th September.

Pre-order your copy now:
http://smarturl.it/OCS_Painting

All the best
OCS


New Bedford date

Following the Government’s announcement on Monday 14th June with regard to the delay on the easing of lockdown restrictions, we can now confirm that our Bedford Park Concert will now take place on Thursday 9 September 2021.

All tickets will be automatically transferred to the new dates and ticketing partners will be emailing all customers shortly, so please do keep an eye on your inbox and check your spam folder.  This email will outline that all tickets will be transferred to the new dates and will be valid for admission.  And also what to do if you need any further assistance.