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22nd March 2014

Last minute acoustic gig news!
We've been asked by Cosmic American to open for Chris Pureka at The Maze this coming Monday 22nd March. 
Gig details here: Pureka
We're on at around 8.15pm. Please note this is not a full band show but a stripped down acoustic performance reviewing some of the new songs that will appear on our debut album out in July. Come and join us and see us explore our inner Americana! We have a seven quid cheap list so please mention this on the door.

03rd March 2014

Things are shaping up for the coming months...

 This weekend we’re recording the final songs for our long awaited album.Then the following gigs have been added to the calendar:

 We got through to the live heats to play at Leicester Music Festival, which means we will be playing at The Soundhouse in Leicester on Weds April 23rd, First band on at 7.30pm so get down early so as not to miss out.

 Following this we will be playing a gig at the Bonington Theatre in Arnold, Nottingam on Friday May 9th with Wild Man Of Europe and Lorna. Tickets are available by email from or by calling 0115 956 0733

We will also be playing a very special headline show at the Playhouse Theatre, Hasland , Chesterfield on Saturday 5th July as we launch our album. We'll again be paying with Lorna and Wild Man of Europe. Tickets are £4 and £5 on the door but are very likely to sell out so please get yours quickly. They will be available from Tallbird Records, Soresby St, Chesterfield from early June or in advance from us directly by mailing

In-between those you may well find us at a certain guitarist’s 40th Birthday celebration on May 31st at ‘The Raspberry Gathering’ which is at The Lion in Basford,  Nottingham.

Hopefully see you at one of these! Until then, keep chewing the Cud!

23rd January 2014

New gig news. See dates page...

26th November 2013

Our only excuse for not being in touch is that we've been busy making our record. Sorry. We really are. We'll try and improve.

Gig and show news:

On Thursday 5th December from 10pm to midnight, we're part of Trentsound Radio's Xmas Owl program featuring Lorna, We Show Up On Radar, Emily Needs and us.
We'll each be performing exclusive acoustic songs, including maybe a few festive tunes and it'll be ace. Tune in and you'll most likely hear some new songs from us you've never heard before and maybe an album taster...

Talking of album tasters, expect a few more of these in much louder form as we play as main support to Liverpool's Alpha 9 at the Maze the day after, Friday 6th December. This is our final show of the year and as we say, we'll be playing some brand new songs destined for the album next Spring and lots of faves. Details here. It promises to be both very loud and very trippy.....

Thanks for your continued support. Happy holidays and see you in 2014 for a big year! If you would like to be first in line for album previews and other special exclusive stuff please drop us a line.

23rd July

Another week, another festival. We're been confirmed to play at the Riverbank Intro festival which is a fringe event to the Riverside festival over the weekend of 3rd and 4th July. We're playing around 4pm on the Sunday and entry is free. Details here:

Back to this coming weekend and Deerstock and we're pleased to be a part of one of Nusic's gigs of the week for the second time this month. Multi faceted, hey?!

18th July 2013

As you know, we're playing our first festival of the season at Deerstock in East Bridgford a week on 27th July where we'll be onstage at around 5pm. Ticket link here:

We undertsnd that there are a limited number of day tickets available so if you want one of those please message us and we'll see what we can do.

We're also really pleased to announce today a second major festival this summer- this time at the brand new Amazement Festival at the Nottingham Racecourse over the weekend of 7th and 8th September, headlined on the Saturday by the legendary and excellent Space. Details here:  

We're playing on the Audacious Face stage on the Saturday and day tickets are available via this link for a mere £15. There are also concessions so if you need kids tickets etc again, please message us and we'll sort you out. Our personal ticket link is below and is absolutely the best way to buy tickets as the more we sell from this link the more we get paid and as such we will put on an even better show than usual and maybe even get the beers in afterwards!  

We're deep into the recording process for album #1 and it's sounding ace. We're really looking forward to playing some of the new songs for you in a field near you soon!

24th June 2013

Our next gig is at the Bodega in Nottingham on Monday 8th July as part of a cracking post punk bill also featuring our mates Dead Wold Club from Tintagel via London and Luxury Stranger.

Details here:  


13th May 2013

Link to Nottingham Live's review of last weeks Bodega show:  

Our next scheduled gig is on Saturday 27th July at the Deerstock festival in East Bridgford. We're playing at around 5pm alongside a very strong weekend bill. There are still a few discounted "band guest" weekend tickets available via this link:

1st May 2013

This coming Friday, May 3rd, sees the first Amber Herd electric show of the year. We're playing a lot of new material which will appear later on in the year on our debut album including the public debut of a brand new epic! It's an early show as there's a curfew at 10pm and we're on at 8.15 pm, being the filling in a sandwich formed of August Actually and the mighty Lorna, whio launch their new album on the night.

Further details here:

27th March 2012

To make up for the cancelled Sheffield show we were meant to be playing on 28th March we have just been offered a last minute low key acoustic set supporting The Sheepdogs from Canada at The Bodega in Nottingham on Tuesday 2nd April. This is an early show and we have £4.00 guest list tickets so please let us have your name if you fancy coming and we'll put you on the list.

Don't forget, our first full band electric show of the year is at Bodega on Friday 3rd May where we play with Lorna at their album launch. More details soon!

19th March 2013

Really sorry but we've just been told that the Sheffield gig next week has had to be rescheduled due to a venue refurb. We'll confirm the new date ASAP.

01 March 2013

A bit of new gig news to report as we continue working in the studio on the new record:

On Thursday March 28th we're making our Sheffield debut in acoustic form at the Lava Lounge on West Street. On Friday 3rd May we're playing with our good friends Lorna as they launch their new album at The Bodega. More details of both shows soon.

22nd January 2013

First festival of the year confirmed at Deerstock, Nottingham, over the weekend of 26th-28th July. Please follow this link for discounted friends and family ticket and camping deals and also to access the festival website:

20th November 2012

We recently hinted that we hoped to have a final 2012 show to tell you about and we're very pleased that we can now confirm the details of this. We're supporting Ultrasound at the Bodega in Nottingham on Wednesday 5th December and it should be an excellent night. Ultrasound have recently released their very well recieved second album, Play For Today, after a long time away follwing their classic debut Everything Picture in 1999.

Details of the show are here:

Note that it's an early show with doors at 7.00pm. I would imagine that we'll be on not much later than 7.15pm so please get there early and then we can all have a few beers afterwards. We have a cheap list on the night so please contact us and let us have your names and you'll get in on the door for a fiver, rather than the nine quid it'll cost to get advance tickets normally. Not only will you get to see a full Herd electric set for the first time since late summer but we're also gonna take the opportunity to play some songs we haven't played for a while and also some brand new songs that are destined for the album that is currently in preparation.

We look forward to seeing you on 5th December to celebrate what has been another excellent year of progress for the band.

30th October 2012

Just a quick note to let you know we're still alive! We took a few months off for the first time in years at the end of summer but are now getting back up to speed and writing and rehearsing a lot of new material for our debut album which will be landing next year. We're also looking at the possibility of playing a final 2012 show in Nottingham and we'll let you know about that as soon as we can. In the meantime don't forget our current cataloge is available via our Bandcamp page. See you soon.

27th June 2012

We've just about landed after the Spring tour and it's about time we posted some stuff from the last few dates.

First, some YouTube footage:
Another River, Glastonwick, 3rd June 2012:
Stage Fright, Rescue Rooms, 6th June 2012:

Secondly, a brief but positive review of the Rescue Rooms show from This is Nottingham:

and finally a suberb set of shots from the CUD gig taken by our friend and all round excellent photographer Stephanie Webb:
Please contact Steph if you want to use any of these anywhere.

After an extended period of playing to our more well heeled and well travelled supporters, we're ending this current run of dates by bringing it all back home on Saturday 30th June in the Sneinton Market Square at noon for a short acoustic show and then a very special reunion of the classic Mark III lineup at the main Sneinton Festival show on Saturday 7th July at about 2pm. More info here:

15th May 2012

We've just been confirmed as support to Milagres from Brooklyn, at the Musician in Leicester on Tuesday 29th May 2012 from 7.30 pm. Check out Milagres, who have recently played with Field Music, Alabama Shakes et al here: and the excellent Musician venue here:


25th April 2012

Big breaking gig news! Straight after Glastonwick we're back in Nottingham on Wednesday 6thJune at The Rescue Rooms supporting CUD. Please message us at mailto:info@theamberherd.comto get your name on our cheap list if you fancy coming. If you do that it'll be eight quid on thedoor, rather than about £14, so worth doing. Hope to see you there. It's going to be a busy onebut getting your name on our list will guarantee you a ticket on the night.

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