Live on Virgin Radio

We are live from 8.30am on Friday Morning (12th Nov) performing and chatting to Chris Evans on Virgin Radio.

Glasgow Barrowland support bands

We are pleased to announce our support at Glasgow Barrowland this December… Dylan John Thomas and Marquis Drive.

Interview with Simon ‘Express and Star’

Recent interview with Simon from last weekend’s ‘Express and Star’…

https://www.expressandstar.com/entertainment/music/2021/10/20/the-day-ocean-colour-scene-caught-the-train-to-stardom/

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.

See you all there.

TOUR DATES:
Fri 29 April – Dundee Fat Sam’s Tickets
Sat 30 April – Aberdeen Lemon Tree Tickets
Sun 1 May – Glasgow Oran Mor Tickets
Mon 2 May – Edinburgh Liquid Rooms Tickets
Thu 5 May – Stockton ARC Tickets
Fri 6 May – Newark Palace Theatre Tickets
Sat 7 May – Stamford Corn Exchange Tickets
Sun 8 May – Sheffield Memorial Hall Tickets
Tues 10 May – Whitley Bay Playhouse Tickets
Wed 11 May – Buxton Opera House Tickets
Thu 12 May – Corby Core Tickets
Fri 13 May – Bridlington Spa Theatre Tickets
Sun 15 May – Southend Palace Theatre Tickets
Mon 16 May – Bury St Edmunds Apex Tickets
Tue 17 May – Islington Union Chapel Tickets
Thu 19 May – Ilkley Kings Theatre Tickets
Fri 20 May – Lytham Lowther Pavilion Tickets
Sat 21 May – Manchester RNCM Tickets
Sun 22 May – Burnley Mechanics Tickets
Tue 24 May – Bristol St Georges Tickets
Thu 26 May – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion Tickets
Fri 27 May – Harpenden Eric Morecambe Theatre Tickets
Sat 28 May – Shrewsbury Theatre Severn Tickets
Sun 29 May – Birmingham Town Hall Tickets
Wed 2 Jun – Cardiff The Globe Tickets

TICKET INFO:
Pre-sale via SEE Tickets from Wednesday 13th Oct (10am), with Gen onsale from Friday 15th Oct (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

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 link: https://smarturl.it/OCS_Painting

All the best
OCS

White Label Auction – ‘Marchin’ Already’

We are pleased to be supporting the White Label Auction which is taking place on Wednesday May 5th in aid of The BRIT Trust with this rarity – a white label test pressing of ‘Marchin’ Already’.

Full auction details here: https://bit.ly/2SkuSAf

All the best, OCS

‘Saturday’ vinyl out on Record Store Day

‘Saturday’, available on vinyl for the first time at @RSDUK on the 12th June. Pressed on 180g Neon Green Vinyl with original artwork & printed inner sleeve

Available from a participating indie record shop near you.

Craig Dunston

A message on behalf of Chris Cradock:

As some of you may well know already, Craig Dunston passed away earlier today having succumbed to a brain tumour that he had been suffering from for the last 12 months. Craig was probably Ocean Colour Scene’s biggest fan having attended 154 gigs together with numerous Simon and Oscar acoustic gigs as well as countless Paul Weller gigs.

I first met Craig with his wife Tracey at a gig in Blackburn in 1998/9 and from there we developed a very close friendship together with my late wife Mary and my whole family which grew stronger as the years went by. Craig also became close to all the band members whilst I was manager, sharing their company in places such as Cork, Dublin, Manchester, London, etc. There are very few people in this world that I have looked up to and appreciated their company and Craig was definitely top of that list. A more genuine bloke you could not wish to meet or befriend, as always together with his lovely wife Tracey.

Craig battled through various illnesses which with the love and care of Tracey he battled and won until eventually the brain tumour which sadly took his life. My thoughts are with Tracey, his mother, his sister and the three nieces that he idolised, Tamara, Alex and Natasha.

It is hard to know what to say or do at times like this when you lose a person like Craig, but I know that he would agree with me in taking the words from a song ‘you get up and dance’.

God bless you Craig, rest in peace you hero.

Chris Cradock
Ex Manager of OCS