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Heartfeeder – ChapterOne

As promised, we start releasing Chris’s memoirs to you on a chapter by chapter basis.  Just as String Driven Thing would start their set with the first number, we are starting off with Chapter One….. enjoy…. St Vincent Street, Glasgow     Bad Boy(s)   I was born six weeks after D Day in what… Read More…

THE MEMOIRS OF CHRIS ADAMS – prologue

As promised, we are releasing the incomplete memoirs of Chris Adams on a chapter by chapter basis. We start 2018 with the prologue. If you enjoy what you are reading, why not buy a copy of Chris’s book about the guitar in the picture – The Grail Guitar, The Search for Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze”… Read More…

Oh what a (tribute) night!!

As the Four Seasons once sang, oh what a night was had at The Glad Cafe last Thursday. The band, fronted by Robin Adams performed a stunning set that Chris would have been proud of. Robin, along with regulars Andy Allan on bass, Dick Drake on drums and George Tucker on guitar traditionally opened up… Read More…

R.I.P. CHRIS ADAMS

As most of you will know by now, after a year of battling illness, Chris passed away on the evening of  7 October 2016. The funeral was held the following Friday at Linn Crematorium, Glasgow at which numerous fans & friends attended. Unfortumately,as webmaster & manager, I was in New Zealand at the time and… Read More…

October Gig – CANCELLED

It is with regret that, due to illness, the band will be unable to fulfil this gig. It is hoped that a suitable re-scheduled date can be found in the new year In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.          

Great British Folk Festival 2015 – SDT not appearing

The band were due to appear at this festival but, due to extentuating circumstances, require to cancel. We apologise for any inconvenience caused Full details of who is appearing at www.bigweekends.com

The Burrell – Saturday Gig

Back to The Burrell again this Saturday(30th August) evening at 7pm. Look forward to seeing you there. Thanks to Paul Kerr for the pics.

STEEPLE CLAYDON LIMITED EDITION VINYL ALBUM

April 19th sees the release of a new SDT album entitled “The Steeple Claydon Tapes”. After the break up of the band in the Spring of 1974, Chris & Pauline retreated to their little bungalow in the Buckinghamshire village of Steeple Claydon and, over the course of that summer, recorded a set of songs that… Read More…

Burnsong Award Winner

We are pleased to announce that Robin is one of the prizewinners in the Burnsong Award for The Gathering 2012. His song, “Sun Behind The Storm” impressed the judges who found it to be “simple, beautiful, poignant”, ” I loved this the first time I heard it”,  “beautiful melody, lyrics understated and effective”.   Robin will… Read More…

Interview with Chris Adams

Chris was interviewed by author, Robin Platts, for his book entitled “Genesis Behind The Lines”.  Although this was published back in 2008, we have recently unearthed a copy of the interview which can be read below:- 1. Overall, did that first trip to New York with Genesis feel like a success for both bands?  … Read More…