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Long Overdue Updates & News

On the day before Christmas, Saxonized brought to me……..

17 New Gig Dates

Check out our Gig List to see when we will be in your neck of the woods. And be sure to check back often as new gigs are being added frequently (and can, just occasionally, change).

12 New Lines Of History

Our Band History page has been updated. As those of you who follow us on Facebook will know, a new chapter in the life of Saxonized was started last Saturday (21st December 2013) when, at General Henry’s in Littlehampton, our new frontman, Alex ‘Hannibal’ Balakakis, and new second guitarist, Rob Weller, joined Sy, Nigel, and Al on stage to present the new Saxonized line-up (second guitarist George is still with us but Rob has come aboard to help out when conflicts arise between George’s busy schedule and our own). After 18 busy months, Saxonized had to part company with previous vocalist Luka. Luka has many other projects on-going and we wish him all the best with them. New man Alex is a very experienced rock vocalist with years of performing under his belt, who has almost seamlessly slipped in to the role of Saxonized front-man. He has, in the past, opened for acts like Saxon, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Dokken, Def Leppard, Tarja, Blitzkrieg, and Wasp, and had had a good deal of success with his original project ‘Hannibal’ (with albums released in 2006 and 2012), and his previous band ‘Spitfire’. Alex, a massive Saxon fan, will bring a whole new dimension to the band, and, with his experience and dedication, Saxonized are looking forward to moving on to the next level.

2 New Video Clips

Thanks to fans Richard and Glenn we have been able to add 2 new vids to our Videos page. The first, recorded at Route 44 in Birmingham back in September of this year, features the old line-up performing ‘Dallas 1pm’ (from Saxon’s 1980 release ‘Strong Arm Of The Law’). The second, from General Henry’s in Littlehampton, shows the new line-up at their debut performance on December 21st, performing ‘I’ve Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)’ (from Saxon’s 17th studio album ‘The Inner Sanctum’, released in 2007).

2 New Musician Profiles

With new band members come new musician profiles. Or at least they will be coming soon. No need to rush over to our ‘The Musicians’ page just yet, but check it out in a couple of weeks or so and learn a little more about Alex and Rob and their musical tastes and influences (beyond Saxon that is).

And A Picture Of The Newly Re-vamped Band

One new photo has also been added to our Photos page: The new line-up, again from their first outing last Saturday at General Henry’s in Littlehampton

Oh, and one other thing: Have a rockin’ good Christmas!

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New Management

Hello one and all! It has been a while. This site has been a little quiet as Saxonized  are busy doing what they do: Travel the country serving up generous helpings of Saxon deliciousness. Gigs get played, new dates (and venues) come in, and so life rocks along.

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And then you have a new management company to watch your back. Saxonized are extremely pleased to present their new manager, Linda Parker, of Wolf Band Management & Music Promotion (you can also find them on Facebook HERE). Very cool news. To contact Linda (to book Saxonized for example ;) ), drop her an email to wolfbandmanagement@gmail.com. Of course Sy (and other members of Saxonized) are always up for a chat on our Facebook page, but all other business/booking contact should now go via Linda please.

Beyond that excellent news, little more to report other than to say things are running very nicely for Saxonized at the moment. We have plenty of great gigs lined up for the rest of the year with new ones coming in all the time.

Continued thanks to everyone that comes out of an evening to support us: We hope that goes without saying but will say it anyway. Last thing to mention is not to forget to check our Gig List regularly for updates (updated an hour ago) and changes (which are rare but do happen).

Take care all and we hope to see you on the road soon.

 

Bombers And Eagles

Just a quick reminder that today is the first of our 3 night run with Motorkill: Our double header ‘Bombers and Eagles’ mini-tour. Tonight in Birmingham, tomorrow in Cannock, and Sunday in Stoke on Trent. Check out our Gig List page for full details. Get ready to rock!

Rockin’ Merry Christmas

Happy holidays everybody! Every member of the band wish each and every one of you a very merry Christmas and a very happy, healthy, prosperous, and rockin’ new year. And as we approach year’s end, let us take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued loyalty and support throughout what has been a difficult year at times for us. The year got off to a tricky start, but with the arrival of Luka and George, the addition of new venues across the country, and your familiar, appreciative faces to cheer us on wherever we are playing, we are now back to full strength! We will have some new vids and pics on the site very soon, and keep an eye on our gig list as we add new dates, new venues, and even new countries for 2013! ;)

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Yet More Updates

Phew! A proper big set of updates are now complete. New photos and videos in the media section, and yet more dates added to the gig list. Just one pic in particular to point out, and one that has Sy very chuffed. Earlier in the month Sy hooked up with the legend that is Doug Scarratt. As well as chatting all things Saxon and Saxonized, including Saxon’s upcoming new album (more info on their website HERE – and Saxonized wish them lots of luck with it and cannot wait for it’s release), Doug was good enough to autograph the lid of Sy’s ‘Eagles Over Wacken’ boxset. But apparently the boxset is not for sale, darn it.

Past, Present, & Future

Hello, hello. It has been some time since we had a proper update with news so here we go.

As you all know, Luka and George have been with us a few months now, and after lots of rehersals and a good handful of gigs now under our belts, we all feel the band has settled into a great rhythm and are ready for the awesome gigs we have coming soon (more on those shortly). Thanks to all of you for bearing with us while we got ourselves back on track. Talking of recent gigs, we have a couple of vids on our MEDIA page shot at our outing at Geberal Henrys in Southampton. You can jump straight to them by clicking HERE. We must also thank Rob Weller for stepping in and covering George’s spot at both that gig, and the one at the Wedgewood Rooms where we supported Limehouse Lizzy (a true bunch of pros they are, and a great bunch of guys to boot). We would also like to thank everyone that came to support us at Brightona festival. We easily had the best crowd of the day and seem to have won a whole new bunch of fans. We have said it before, but will say it again: The bigger the crowd, and the more fun you are all having, the more fun it is for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you. This was our second outing at this festival and look forward to making it again next year. For now though, we have a two week break in our schedule so Sy can heel himself after suffering from a trapped nerve in his neck and shoulder.

And so to the future. With plenty of fresh bookings coming in we recommend you keep a regular eye on our Gig List page. Glad to say we will be playing some new venues around the country too, which will be very cool. A few gigs we really want to draw your attention to, in date order:

24th November 2012 – Metal Mayhem V, The Playhouse, Grantham. Saxonized, Overdrive, and Wrecklass Necklass. For full details and to buy your ticket(s) click HERE.

7th December 2012 – The Gasworks, Bradford. This show will now be a double header with the brilliant Motorheadache.

January 19th 2013 – Limehouse Lizzy and Very Special guests Saxonized – City Hall, Salisbury. Tickets for this gig are selling fast so get yours sooner rather than later. Tel: 01722 434434, email: tickets@wiltshire.gov.uk. Doors 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. Concessions available from venue. Tickets also available online via: www.ticketweb.co.uk, and www.seetickets.com.

And speaking of Motorhead tribute acts, check out our gigs on February 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, next year. A 3 night run with the UK’s top Motorhead tribute, Motorkill. ‘Bombers and Eagles’ will be another double header, door fees will apply.

Well, that’s it for now. We hope to see you all at a gig real soon.

Gig List Updated

Hello Saxonized fans! Firstly, a quick reminder that tonight we are back supporting the best Thin Lizzy cover band out there, Limehouse Lizzy. Kicking off at 9.00pm (doors open at 8.00pm), come and enjoy a great show at the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth (just be aware that this is a ticketed event and tickets have sold extremely well so it may be a good idea to call ahead – 023 9286 3911 – if you don’t already have one). Secondly, talking of gigging, our Gig List has been updated and is looking a lot healthier again. Check it out to see when and where you can get your next Saxonized fix.

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