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Kirk Brandon
« on: July 30, 2009, 01:05:03 PM »
Kirkbrandon.com presents
KIRK BRANDON
The voice of SPEAR OF DESTINY,
THEATRE OF HATE and DEAD MEN WALKING
LIVE AT THE REDEEMER KLUB, LONDON RESIDENCY

Greetings and Salutations!
We are very pleased to announce a brand new set of acoustic dates in London at an amazing location in the heart of the city.

Friday 4th September 2009
Friday 2nd October 2009
Friday 6th November
Friday 4th December

Each Friday night will be a completely different show, with special guests chosen by Kirk to aid and abet where necessary.
Tickets for the shows will be priced at £11 in advance from http://kirkbrandondotcom.bigcartel.com/ or on the night at £12.50.
An advance pass for all 4 shows will also be on sale for an inclusive price of £35, again directly from http://kirkbrandondotcom.bigcartel.com/

TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE FROM WEDNESDAY 7TH AUGUST 2009

The Redeemer Klub can be found at
The Exmouth Market Centre
(On the site of The Holy Redeemer Church) 24, Exmouth Market,

London,
EC1R 4QE

Doors will open at 8pm each week with shows starting at 8.45 and finishing around 11pm

The Redeemer club bar will be open through out the evening serving quality beers, wines and soft drinks at reasonable pub prices (a rarity in London these days !!!). There will be a table and chair formation at the front of the stage and standing area for people to choose from on arrival. There are a host of bars and restaurants in the surrounding locale, with plenty of free parking after 6.30pm. The public transport links are excellent for more details please visit http://www.rainbowinformation.com/hr/location.html

If you require any further information please feel free to contact us at spearofdestiny@hotmail.com We look forward to seeing you live at The Redeemer Klub in London.

PS. for anybody hoping to see Kirk perform this week, we have had to postpone all planned shows as Kirk is currently recovering from a nasty knee injury, we hope some of the shows will be reinstated at a future date.


http://www.kirkbrandon.com
http://www.myspace.com/spearofdestinyuk
http://www.myspace.com/theatreofhate2008
http://kirkbrandondotcom.bigcartel.com/

« Last Edit: August 14, 2009, 11:13:07 AM by Fred Owen »
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Re: Kirk Brandon
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009, 11:13:40 AM »
Just had this bad news:

Hey Peoples,
I have some serious news to pass on to you all today.
Kirk was taken very poorly last week, this resulted in a marathon eight hours on an operating table in Sussex, UK on the 12th August.
The doctors, nurses and his consultant are pleased with his progress so far, obviously it is very early days and at this time there is little more to add other than a massive thank you to all the hospital staff who has been nothing short of amazing.
I will be keeping you all updated via the wonders of the internet as regularly as possible, an email address has been set up : getwellsoonkb@live.com please feel free to drop a line to Kirk directly via this email address, I will print them out and makes sure he sees them all.
Lastly and I guess, obviously, all appearances for the time being (much to the patient’s discord) are going to have to postponed until Kirk is back to full strength.
Good news to follow soon I hope
LIAM 14th August 2009.
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Re: Kirk Brandon
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009, 10:22:14 PM »
Yup, hope he gets well soon but....quote:

''KIRK BRANDON
The voice of SPEAR OF DESTINY,
THEATRE OF HATE and DEAD MEN WALKING...''

Unquote.

What about THE PACK, eh? Bought the single of 'Heathen' back in '79. ;)

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009, 06:56:18 PM »
That was before Liam's time...

Seriously, get well soon Uncle Kirk!
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Re: Kirk Brandon
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 11:16:20 PM »


What about THE PACK, eh? Bought the single of 'Heathen' back in '79. ;)

Yes-'King of Kings' was a great record too.

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009, 09:14:14 AM »
Kirk must be the second most viewed act after TV for me.

Let's hope we get the chance to hear them live again soon!

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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2009, 12:24:07 PM »
No "offical" updates yet, but several discussion groups on line are reporting that he had to have a heart valve replaced.

Get well soon Kirk!
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2009, 04:47:18 PM »
Official Update Today:

Monday, September 07, 2009 
 KB - on the mend !



Hello Everybody

I wanted to share an update with you all.

Kirk is now resting by the sea after leaving hospital.

He is in good spirits and our conversations always seem to end up discussing the return to the live arena, which, with all things considered is amazing.

It’s been a hell of month for KB, his family and friends and of course all of you. The emails, telephone calls, letters and cards we have received have been a real tonic for Kirk, thank you all so very much.

The path to full recovery for Kirk is going to be a long one, but hopefully, with a ton of rest and a mass of yet more brilliant care from all his Doctors and Nurses, this will be in the not too distant future.

LIAM 7TH SEPTEMBER 2009.
 
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Re: Kirk Brandon
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2009, 09:18:11 PM »
That's good news. :)
"Deep inside you know it's right to lean towards the light"

Tj Sundown
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Re: Kirk Brandon
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2009, 07:47:36 PM »
hows kirk doing now ??
Bloody hell !

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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2009, 10:22:05 AM »
No updates, so I hope no news is good news!
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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2009, 10:23:24 AM »
Some good news at last:

Friends, Romans & Undeadpersons…..Lend me your ears for I hath need of them……

Hello!!! I’m a Zombie!!!  I’ve come back from the dead to make a racket and shout my head off!!
It has been quite a year for me personally, and I’m sure you…each in our different ways.
Last December kicked of with a heart attack….this proved to be my saving really. Whilst undergoing all the various tests, it turned out that my aortic valve in my heart was malfunctioning and was degenerative. If the heart attacks had not turned up, I would simply have keeled over and goodnight KB at some point in the next 3 years.
The day before my birthday, August 3rd, I was persuaded with a kind womans words: ‘When’s the right time to go to the hospital? After you’re dead?’.
She probably should have added ‘you muppet!!!!’
Finally, I gave up the very English way of doing things by ignoring events and telling myself I can hack it etc…’I’m not dead, so I must be alive’ type rhetoric, and allowed myself to be transported to the Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton. As is normal in cases like this, I was admitted straight away for observation.
Wherein, they have an excellent Cardiac Unit and world class surgeons, fortunately. Things progressed while inside and various indicators said that an operation was most probably imminent. Suddenly the afternoon before, I was told they were indeed going to operate. They would come and collect me at 8 in the morning.
In the event, I didn’t have too much time to dwell upon the being sawn open and the heart stopped…. I was extremely lucky all round, I had the very brilliant and skilled surgeon Mr. Jonathon Hyde operate on me and he replaced my main heart valve, the aortic valve. I now have a pig-skin valve in situ in my chest. 
The tremendous care the hospital staff gave me was unbelievable. They genuinely do care about all their patients. They make no differentiation.
I left the hospital pretty sore and weak. This was to be expected. And I am now well on the road to recovery. It is proving harder than I imagined it would be, and I have to say, I thought it would be pretty hard anyway. But it is inch by inch, day by day, the road to wellville.

I have to hereby thank all those many hundreds of well-wishers on the various sites and all the personal messages sent to me. Thankyou. They did in fact cheer me up greatly. No understatement here.
So, I now look forward to returning to live music!.... Something it is very hard to live without….the roar of the guitars and the crashing of drums…. I think it’s called excitement!

I’ve given the go ahead to Liam and Mark to organise WESTWORLD 9…it’s unbelievable really, this will be the 9th year. This years Saturday night will be completely…. ‘WORLD SERVICE’! An album that needs little introduction.
It is an album of intense varying music…from ‘HARLAN COUNTY’ to ‘MICKEY’.
The Friday night I am hoping will be new music…music I am currently writing now….it somehow has reverted to simple themes again. I have quite a bit of music/themes and one title so far, ‘KALASHNIKOV’……The end results of, I won’t know till I get in a rehearsal dungeon with Craig and Ade and bash it out in that wonderful world of volume, which I mistakenly love so much!

Also, I have had my old 1961/2 Fender Tremolux head renovated and will be putting my 1961 6120 back together shortly. This is the guitar & amp I played with throughout the 80s and early 90s. I have rarely taken it out of its case these last 13 years, and as I sat there looking at it, it became a bit emotional. Two battered items staring at each other, but perhaps still serviceable, after all this time.

My surgeon Mr. Hyde said on the day he signed me off…’You can go now, and do whatever it is you want to do’ ….. I’ll take his advice. Thankyou Mr. Hyde.
See you Soon!!!!

Much Love & lets all avoid the Afterlife for now.

Kirk Brandon

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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2009, 10:46:17 AM »
Great news .. Kirk is back on the go after his long illness, superb .
cheers for posting this Fred  8) 8)
Bloody hell !

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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2009, 11:14:12 AM »
It's strange, but we were just saying at the PiL gig that we hadn't heard anything about Kirk as we saw his regular roadie, Vince, helping out PiL. I tried to ask after Kirk, but he couldn't hear me - then this turns up!

We also saw that Tony Barber (ex-Buzzcocks) was again bass roadie (having done this for Glen at the Pistols), only now he looks like a refugee from Dexy's Midnight Runners from the "Come on Eileen" period!
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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2009, 12:20:33 PM »
Tony Barber bass Roadie eh ...  he gets around doesnt he ...is he still with Chelsea?

im glad Kirk is bouncing back to full health, he's lucky to be alive , some folks dont get a second chance
eh ..a lady i know just died froma  heart attack after getting cancer surgery ... she had taken a heart
attack but the nurses didnt know until it was too late , she was brain dead by the time they found her .

Kirks condition was caught just in time ...long may he continue .
Bloody hell !