Lovely Review of Fear of Drinking: Live in Zurich

Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox. This month’s selection includes Fear of Drinking: Live in Zurich. We have always known the folks at Roots Music Canada had excellent taste! Read the review here.

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Of course Live in Zurich will make a sensational gift for the upcoming Yuletide season and you can shop for it right here!

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Rockaroladoo – a Great Album for Your Kids!

For those for you with youngsters on your Christmas list your gift problems are solved! The latest album penned by Alan Millen and set to music by Tim and Bill Buckingham is for the kids and is entitled Rockaroladoo – by the Tutti-Frutti Funhouse Band. This batch of sparkling tunes is sure to have kids, parents and grandparents singing along, tapping their toes and movin’ and groovin’ – with a smile on their faces. The fun starts with the dawn screech of the rock-and-roll rooster, whose hearty “rockaroladoo” crows the entire farmyard into action. If you were ever a kid yourself, you can prepare for a magical tour through childhood. If you want to peak at the video for Rockaroladoo go here.

To order a CD: email

We are still working on digital distribution and we’ll let you know when it is available through CD Baby and iTunes, Spotify etc.

Free Download Cards for Stocking Stuffers

We have download cards, which can be used to get hold of a digital copy of Go Blue, Out of the Green or Under the Influence and you can have them free! They make great stocking stuffers. For more information email or watch this video about how download cards work.

Comrades – Soldiers Honoured in a Song for Armistice Day 100th Anniversary

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, Tim recently recorded  the song Comrades, co-written with Alan Millen. It is a tribute to the players of Newcastle United who enlisted when war broke out in Europe in August 1914.

The Evening Chronicle in Newcastle upon Tyne ran a feature about the song. “Newcastle United players who served in WW1 celebrated in song. Newcastle United players who became soldiers honoured in a song for Armistice Day – it will send shivers down your spine” they said. Many thanks to Lisa Hutchinson for contacting us and doing interviews across the miles and down the phone wires! You can read the full article here

You can see the video for the song here.

Philosophy Football

We also heard from Mark Perryman, all-round good egg, editor of The Corbyn Effect and the co-founder of the self-styled ‘sporting outfitters of intellectual distinction’ aka Philosophy Football.  

He’s also the author of a number of books on football and national identity. He saw the Evening Chronicle article and got in touch to congratulate us and we exchanged emails and social media pleasantries. There’s a close tie in thematically between our song Comrades and their range of 1914-18 Remembrance T-shirts, which we encourage you to check out,  especially this one celebrating the Footballer’s Battalion.


The Last Pass

Finally we had some correspondence with Owen Phillips and Andrew Aloia, authors of The Last Pass who’ve written a book on the many links between football and World War One which you can check out here.

“Football was to play a fascinating role during World War One, from England internationals helping to form special Footballers’ Battalions to the emergence of the women’s game, as well as the morale-boosting effect the sport had on the troops both deep behind the lines and all along the front.”

As we’ve said innumerable times-it’s NOT just a game!