October 2017 - Update from Leo
Apologies for this late newsletter. The
band has been taking a break after the
long German tour in March.
The summer period has been quiet for HSS
except for one off shows in Germany,
Switzerland, Italy and Hungary Thanks to
those of you who came along to see us.
As usual we had a great time. We are
really sorry and disappointed that our
set at ĎThe Brudstock Festivalí in
Italy had to be cut short because of the
terrible storm. It was reminiscent of
Woodstock 1969 all over again. We hope
to return another year and make it up to
I spent my free time writing an
autobiography, the one I began over
twenty years ago. Itís a daunting
project as Iím sure any of you who
have written a book will appreciate. Iíve
dragged my heels for so long I now have
a fifty-five year musical career to draw
on. When will it be finished? Who knows?
The story never ends.
The break is almost over and in just
under two weeks time Hundred Seventy
Split begin one of our longest non-stop
tours to date kicking off in Holland on
the 13th October and ending
in Germany on the 5th
November. Youíll find all the gig info
on our web site www.hundredseventysplit.com.
Weíll be recording as many shows as we
can for a live CD to be released in
early 2018. Hope you can make it to one
of the gigs.
Many of you particularly from The States,
France and Scandinavia have asked when
weíll be playing shows in your country.
Rest assured our agent is working on it.
Thank you as always for your support.
See you out there on the road.
At the end of the November tour I spent a
very enjoyable couple of days as a guest of
the Warwick Bass Company in Markneukirchen,
Germany. Thanks to all at Warwick for their
Needless to say Iíve acquired yet another
bass and a new Warwick amp rig which Iíll be
taking out on the upcoming tour. Thereís a
well-known saying amongst musicians íThe
next instrument will be my lastí.