29 March 2013

Ancient 3 Mustaphas 3 Photos Unearthed


I have been sent a hitherto unknown to me batch of photos showing views of a performance by the 3 Mustaphas 3 group, taken in Koblenz; Germany. I don't know exactly which tour or when - I would guess 1987 mainly because of the place of honour on the stage of the famed Purple Fridge of Mustapha and Sammy, the hallowed stuffed sheep of Uncle, who was so dear to him that after his demise (Sammy's that is) we had him turned into a robust multi-purpose object and transported him around the great cities of Europe until one day Expensive Mustapha took him out for a walk and, in a momentary bout of befuddlement, lost him. Maybe it was at the bus shelter, we don't know. But still he lives on in mummification in our hearts. And so do the great tales of Old Mehmed. Mustapha always remembers, for we will never forget the day we lost our memory.
Thank you to Mr Klaus Brettschneider of Saarbr├╝cken for sending these captured moments of great happiness.
L-r: Expen$ive, Hijaz, Sabah Habas, Houzam

1 March 2013

Camel Live 2013

Camel to play Barbican, London - October 28th 2013


Yes, I'm looking forward to getting together with Andrew Latimer and old compadres Denis Clement, Guy LeBlanc and Jan Schelhaas for this gig. We'll be performing all of The Snow Goose album (in it's entirety, as we used to say in the old days) and there will still be room for some other things - we'll be sifting through all the possibilities in the coming months.
Tickets may be available here apparently.

And news just in...
October 25th - Osterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands
October 26th - Rabozaal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands