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2012 News Archive


Holy Cow! It's The Wurzels Christmas Album! AVAILABLE NOW!!
Having gathered in our cowshed-studio, fuelled with mulled cider, mince pies and warm gooey festive mirth we recorded a fantastic collection of Christmas favourites!

1. White Christmas
2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
3. Merry Christmas Everybody
4. Sleigh Ride*
5. Let It Snow
6. Fairytale Of New York
7. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
8. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
9. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
10. When A Child Is Born
11. Winter Wonderland
12. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

- Listen to samples of each track HERE

>DOWNLOAD FROM Amazon or iTunes.

>CD AVAILABLE FROM Amazon or eBay and in stores at HMV.

Order your copy of The Wurzels FIRST Christmas album now!


New book- 'ADGE: King of The Wurzels.'

Adge Cutler died on his way home from a gig in 1974, at a time when a major TV breakthrough was within his grasp but before his group the Wurzels reached the top of the charts. In 2012 the Wurzels continue to pack venues all over the West Country and beyond, with Adge’s band-mates Tommy Banner and Pete Budd still flourishing – but what of the man who set the whole Scrumpy and Western scene under way?

This, the long-overdue first Adge Cutler biography, brings him vividly back to life, not only in his eight crazy Wurzels years but from early days in his beloved Nailsea to the lively camaraderie of Portishead B power station’s labourers, the thriving Bristol jazz and folk scenes of the Fifties and Sixties and his spell as Acker Bilk’s ‘worst roadie in the world’. All played their part in moulding his unique talent.

'Adge: King of the Wurzels' published by Bristol Books will be officially launched Weds 28th Nov. 7pm to 9pm at the at the Royal Oak, Nailsea where Adge Cutler and The Wurzels recorded their first live album. Author John Hudson will be on hand to sign copies of the book, and will also be showing rare archive film of Adge Cutler. The book will also be available from Tangent Books.



"An Ode to Fifty Shades of Grey"

We recently discovered a comedy verse written by John Summers.It made us laugh as we could imagine Adge singing it, and when we put it on our Facebook page the huge reaction seemed to be in agreement!
So in case you're not on Facebook, here it is:

'An Ode to Fifty Shades of Grey' by John Summers.

The missus bought a Paperback
down Shepton, Saturday,
I had a look in her bag;
...T’was “Fifty Shades of Grey”.

Well I just left her to it,
...At ten I went to bed.
An hour later she appeared;
The sight filled me with dread…

In her left hand she held a rope;
And in her right a whip!
She threw them down on the floor,
And then began to strip.

Well fifty years or so ago;
I might have had a peek;
But Mabel hasn’t weathered well;
She’s eighty four next week.

Watching Mabel bump and grind;
Could not have been much grimmer.
Things then went from bad to worse;
She toppled off her Zimmer!

She struggled up upon her feet;
A couple minutes later;
She put her teeth back in and said...
I must dominate her!!

Now if you knew our Mabel,
You’d see just why I spluttered,
I’d spent two months in traction
For the last complaint I’d muttered.

She stood there nude, naked like;
Bent forward just a bit ….
I thought oh well, what the hell,
and stood on her left tit!

Mabel screamed, her teeth shot out;
My god what had I done!?
She moaned and groaned then shouted out:
“Step on the other one!”

Well readers, I can’t tell no more;
About what occurred that day.
Suffice to say my jet black hair,
Turned fifty shades of Grey.


The Flying Wurzels Fundraiser!

Can a Wurzel fly? If so, how far? And can a flying Wurzel raise lots of money for a wonderful charity?

Well on Sunday July 29th we're going to answer those questions, and we'd dearly love your support...


Reg Quantrill

Reg Quantrill the original banjo player with The Wurzels in the late 60's/early 70's, and musical organiser of the Warmley Jazz Club passed peacefully away today 7th June 2012 at the age of 77.

Respected by musicians throughout the world and especially in the south west, he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Reg.

Reg Quantrill

The Wurzels... in German?!

Yes it's true, this is The Wurzels singing in German! For the full story just click the link below.



Live on BBC London

Last month we performed live on the Sunday Night Sessions for BBC London.
We had a great old time chattin and singin', and so here's the videos of 'Blackbird', 'Pill Pill' and 'I am a Cider Drinker'.


'WurzelTube Vid of 2011'

CONGRATULATIONS to Thomas Warburton! His video was voted 'WurzelTube Vid of 2011' by the fans on our Facebook Page. A signed album is on it's way to him.

A big thank you to all our finalists and everybody who took the time to vote!
If you'd like to take part in our next 'Wurzeltube' competition all the details are on our Gallery page.


Where You To? - The Search for The Wurzels!

Where You To? - A documentary like no other...
"We thought it would be a good idea to make a documentary on the West Country legends, The Wurzels. You've heard of them, surely? With hits like "Combine Harvester" and "I am a Cider Drinker", who wouldn't of heard of them!"

"We filmed the documentary over 4 days in early November 2011.
HOPE YOU ENJOY IT! We enjoyed making it."

Produced by Lewis Wright (Essex)
Directed by Drew Hill (Plymouth)
Director of Cinematography: Chris Crowe (Bristol)
Sound: Jim Mackney (Southampton)
Production Manager: Darren Windsor (Derby)
Edited by: Vicky Hudson (Kent)

Starring: Steve Bennett (Southampton)


Special Message for all you Wurzel Fans from Tommy!

"Hope you all had an exciting Hogmanay and I'd like to thank everybody for giving The Wurzels another great year to remember, and also to wish each and everyone of you a very Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Yours Aye,
Tommy. x"


'A Load More Bullocks' - Out Now!
The much anticipated follow up album to the hugely successful 'Never Mind The Bullocks' is available on CD from HMV and leading retailers. Also available on download from Amazon, iTunes & other download retailers.

features wurzelised versions of:
1. Rockstar
2. Up All Night
3. Ruby
4. Chelsea Dagger
5. Golden Brown
6. Common People
7. Sowing the Seeds of Love
8. Go West
9. Sex Farm
10. Ode to Adge

A Load More Bullocks - The Wurzels

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