ANDY WEAVER MEMORIAL WEEKEND
All Andy's friends and fans are invited to attend two seperate and complimentary events celebrating his life and music.
THE MAIN EVENT - JOHNNY DOWD IN CONCERT AT THE GREYSTONES PH, GREYSTONES ROAD, SHEFFIELD 11, FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2013.
Andy's family wanted to hold an event that could involve his many Sheffield friends who were unable to attend the service in Bristol. Andy had been due to play a support to Johnny Dowd on the Bristol date of the current tour. Johnny and Andy were good friends. Johnny Dowd first saw Andy when his band Chicken Legs Weaver supported him at the NCPM in Sheffield. After the gig, he invited Andy to the USA, where Johnny produced Andy's first album "Nowhere" in Johnny's studio in Ithica, upstate New York.
Andy's family approached promoter Chris Wilson and Johnny Dowd as to the possibility of Johnny saying a few words about Andy in tribute. We are indebted to Chris Wilson for giving his permission and contacting Johnny, who kindly agreed. Chris booked Andy on many occasions and helped his career through the friendships Andy forged with perfomers he supported at Chris Wilson's legendary club, The Boardwalk. As a result of Andy Weaver's Sheffield gigs he played to, wrote with or counted as peer group admirers Johnny Dowd, Jim White, Neil Casal, Peter Stampfel and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, amongst many others. Andy's family hope to see you at the concert, which will be a focal point in tribute for all Andy's friends and fans.
SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER - A GATHERING AT ANDY'S SHEFFIELD "LOCAL", THE WHITE LION, 615 LONDON ROAD, HEELEY
The family thought it would be nice to have a quiet gathering the day after the Johnny Dowd gig. They are pleased to invite all of his friends to the pub that was Andy's local whilst he was in Sheffield, to meet,
Here are some photos from the evening, mostly taken by Karl Ampofo