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The Last Working Day Of The Month: Issue 154

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(MJ Hibbett & The Validators FACT, December 22nd 2017)

Hello all, and welcome to this PRE-CHRISTMAS edition of the newsletter. We've got GERMANS, SECRETS and PLINTHS to talk about this month, so let's get started!

GIGS TO COME
Saturday 24 February 2018 - Firebug, Leicester
The Leicester Indiepop All-Dayer, with Steven James Adams & The French Drops, Personal Best, Suggested Friends, Fightmilk, Charmpit and Jitterz.
Tickets HERE: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/423306


Saturday 21 April 2018 - The Blue Shell, Cologne
The Cologne Popfest, with Chorusgirl, The Popinjays, The Frank and Walters, Throw That Beat In The Garbagecan and more t.b.a.
Tickets HERE: https://www.tixforgigs.com/site/Pages/Shop/ShowEvent.aspx?ID=22982


Check http://www.mjhibbett.co.uk/gigs/ for more information.

HAVE A DRINK WITH US
This year's Christmas song 'Have A Drink With Us (Drink Doche Eine Met)' seems to have gone down very well, not least with the original performers Bläck Fööss, who have posted our video on their Facebook page, HERE:
https://www.facebook.com/blaeckfoeoess/posts/1781806401893254

If you'd like to buy a copy of the song, or the whole 'Christmas Selection Box' album, you can find all the details HERE:
http://mjhibbett.co.uk/christmas/

THE PLINTHS
The first release from John Dredge & The Plinths is out next month, on Monday 29 January. It's called 'The Emergency E.P.' and it features four brand new songs written by me and John. You can bet there'll be more information about this next month!

SECRET PROJECT
I was hoping to be able to tell you about next year's Secret Project in this newsletter, but unfortunately I was poorly a couple of weeks ago and had to postpone the Secret Project Secret Meeting. We've rescheduled for January, so hopefully I'll be able to tell you next time - it'll be worth the wait!

AND FINALLY
I wrote a short piece for Velvet Sheep fanzine about my favourite Christmas album, 'Christmas In The Heart' by Mr B Dylan, which you can read HERE:
http://velvet-sheep.com/song-for-ewe/mj-hibbett-validators-xmas-song-ewe/

The other week I received an email from Glasgow band The Bucks, pointing me in the direction of their cover version of 'It Only Works Because You're Here'. It's rather lovely, as you can see for yourself HERE:
https://youtu.be/cZu9hvKHwaw


And I think that's about enough for this month, and indeed for this year - have a lovely Christmas and see you in 2018!

Cheers,

Mark



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