Monday, 30 April 2012

from Liverpool......The Universal !!!



A long-standing friendship: The Universal & Three Stroke Productions

A couple of years ago we came across a new band from Liverpool, who called themselves "The Universal". We were immediately impressed  by their style and attitude, so we decided to interview them for our blog  Our ThreeStroke logo appeared on their debut album cover, and we were proud sponsors of their CD launch gig in Soho,  London


In December 2010 they played their first live set in Milan, Italy with Smodati receiving a warm welcome and some very good feedback.
Our friendship and collaboration with Terry and the band continues, and we look forward to listening to their new upcoming tracks.

THE UNIVERSAL have been busy writing their new album. Recording has started and it should be ready by the Summertime. In the meantime, they have been gigging extensively around the UK.



They have recently parted ways with their record company, so are, at the moment unsigned.  Although 2012 will still see the release of the aforementioned new album, along with a solo album by THE UNIVERSAL’s songwriter, Terry Shaughnessy. 


An acoustic EP ‘No Room At The Doom And Gloom Hotel’ has already been released earlier this year, to a fantastic response and is available via the internet at –

www.facebook.com/TheUniversalBand

The Universal are :  Terry Shaughnessy, Piet Koehorst, Gary Chambers, Dave Ormsby


This is England (Official Video)
Shine on (live @Liverpool Sound City)

Next gigs:
 5th May 2012 - THE GLOBE, CARDIFF

6th May 2012 - THE HEAD OF STEAM, LIVERPOOL (afternoon gig)


18th May 2012 - THE FIDDLER'S ELBOW, CAMDEN, LONDON - Hipster's Mod Club


2nd June 2012 - THE FORGE TAVERN, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM


9th June 2012 - SCOOTERISTS FOR HEROES at ADAM and EVE, BIRMINGHAM


22nd June 2012 - THE FLEECE AND FIRKIN, BRISTOL as part of The Uprising Tour with Marmalade Sky and The Theme


29th June 2012 - DITCH THE TV at THE MAUDSLAY, COVENTRY (acoustic set)


7th July 2012 - SQUARE ONE, CREWE


29th July 2012 - SUNDAY BEST SCOOTER FEST 2, CAPEL MANOR GARDENS, ENFIELD (acoustic set)


25th August 2012 - THE HEAD OF STEAM, LIVERPOOL - Vortex Floor Gig


15th September 2012 - AUNTIE ANNIES. BELFAST with The Strypes


29th September 2012 - THE RIBBLE VALLEY MOD WEEKENDER at THE GRAND VENUE, CLITHEROE


20th October 2012 - SOULDIERS BY THE SEA SCOOTER RALLY, BRIGHTON


3rd November 2012 - SHILDON CIVIC HALL, SHILDON, COUNTY DURHAM


16th November 2012 - THE GREAT EASTERN SCOOTER RALLY, MABLE THORPE, LINCOLNSHIRE


MORE DATES TO BE CONFIRMED!!!