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AMY WADGE & PETE RILEY at The Cellars TONIGHT'd GIG POSTPONED! (Wed 9th March) Don't miss this gig!

Re the below, I'm very sorry to tell you that Amy has been forced to postpone tonight's gig - she's suffering from larnygitis and has completely lost her voice!

However, the gig has been rescheduled for 28th MAY, 

All tickets sold for tonight will be honoured for that date -  but if you can't make the new date, please contact Steve Pitt at The Cellars.

But why not go down to The Cellars tonight anyway? There's now a FREE ENTRY night, featuring the talented duo  Chris Ricketts and Mark Wilshire, with special guests - including Dan Ogus...


As many of you know, Barking Spider have booked AMY WADGE many times, and she's 
also previously headlined the SOUTHSEA FOLK & ROOTS FESTVAL. 
Tonight (Wednesday  9th March) she's appearing with the one and only PETE RILEY 
at The Cellars in Eastney, on their  'Don't Go To Bed' tour. This  promises to 
be a superb gig. And it's just £10! 

Amy and Pete met for the first time 2 years ago and have been touring together 
ever since. Whilst on the road for the last year they have penned an albums 
worth of songs, which will be showcased at The Cellars.  
Amy Wadge started writing her own songs at the age of nine, originally on the 
family piano. Then, when she was 11 her parents bought  her first guitar from a 
junk shop. Amy taught herself to play along to Tracy Chapman's debut album.
While still at school, she regularly gigged around Bristol's music venues and  
at the age of 14, she signed her first record deal with her band 'Two Of A Mind' 
and released her first single at the age of 16.
Having graduated from the Royal Welsh College and Music and Drama, she started 
performing at Open Mic sessions in Cardiff's Toucan Club and soon started 
developing a fan base.
She was quickly spotted and received encouragement from some of the big players 
in the city, among them, Manics/Catatonia/Super Furry Animals producer, Greg 
Haver, who recorded her debut mini-album, 'The Famous Hour'. So striking was 
this album that the BBC invited her to launch the digital radio station BBC 6 
Music along with Lenny Kravitz and The Stereophonics.
In 2002, Wadge won "Best Female Solo Act" at the annual Welsh Music Awards, 
ahead of Charlotte Church.
 In 2003 she toured Australia with the Welsh Rugby Team during the Rugby World 
Cup with the song ''Adre Nôl''. Later that year she retained her "Best Female 
Solo Act" at the Welsh Music Awards.
2004 saw her release her first full album, "'Woj', followed in 2006 by ' No 
Sudden Moves', which included a cover of the Manic Street Preachers song 'Design 
for Life'.
2008 saw the release of her third album, 'Bump' - recorded over two days when 
she was 8 months pregnant. It includes a cover of ''Don't Leave Me This Way'' 
(originally recorded by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, and later covered by The 
In  late  2009, Amy released her new single "Hold Me" with new record label, 
Choice Music.
Pete Riley played his first gig in Liverpool  at the age of 12, and went on to 
play in numerous bands touring the U.K  through the late 80s and early 90s. 
In late 1996 his band Treehouse decided to try their luck in the USA, After 
appearing  at  The  Whiskey A Go Go &  The Troubadour in Los Angeles, they were 
invited to play an impromptu gig at Borders Book Store on L/A's Sunset Strip, 
which landed them a record deal with Atlantic Records.
Treehouse  toured the USA between 1997and  2000,  releasing their debut album 
"Nobody's Monkey" before  splitting up  at the end of 2001, after one last final 
UK tour,  opening for The Cranberries.
Pete then went on to tour solo acoustic in the UK and Ireland.After his first 
solo album"After The Parade" was  released, Pete was invited back  to the USA to 
open for the American platinum selling artist Edwin McCain, before joining his 
band EMB as a permanent member. He  also co-wrote with Edwin McCain for  his  
last three albums and  the single release "Say Anything".
Pete  has been writing/recording and producing with a lot of different artists 
from all over the world, but mainly in the USA. These include  Narada Michael 
Walden, Henry Priestman (of The Christians),  and now..... Amy Wadge.
Pete has done numerous TV appearances in the USA including  VH1, CBS ''Good 
Morning America', and recently BBC 1's 'The Politics Show' .  Pete's songs also 
feature in the Warner Bros TV drama "Jack and Bobby" and the 2010 Miley Cyrus 
Disney Movie "The Last Song".
Pete has been touring acoustic in the UK with Henry Priestman, and has 
co-written 2 tracks with Henry for his new album, due for release 2011 on 
Universal Records.
More info on 
Amy Wadge & Pete Riley appear at The Cellars at Eastney, (56 Cromwell Road, 
Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 9PN) TODAY - Wednesday 9th March. Doors open 7.30.p.m. 

You can purchase tickets on line via,   or purchase  
tickets in person at the venue tonight at the door.  

    "The man that hath not music in himself and is not moved with concord of
    sweet sounds is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils;  Let no man trust 

    (William Shakespeare)

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