The Hot Rods - On The Road in 2020 in Memory of Barrie Masters

Surviving members of Eddie & The Hot Rods will be out on the road in 2020 in memory of their legendary lead singer, Barrie Masters, who passed away in October 2019.

The shows will see bassist Ian ‘Dispter’ Dean take on the duty of lead vocals. With drummer Simon Bowley, and guitarist Richard Holgarth this line up of Eddie & The Hot Rods backed Barrie Masters for nearly 20 years, making them the longest serving line up in the bands history. 

Tributes to Barrie Masters were led online by Spandau Ballet’s Gary and Martin Kemp, The Damned’s Captain Sensible and TV nature show host Chris Packham. His funeral was attended by all living original members of Eddie & The Hot Rods, Dr Feelgood, and Green Day’s live guitarist Kevin Preston who made a special journey following a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Following encouragement from fans worldwide, and at the insistence of Barrie’s family, the band have decided to carry on playing live. 

Bass player Mic Stoner will join the band with special guests Department S* and Duncan Reid And The Big Heads** on some shows.

A special London show 1 year on from Barrie’s passing will take place on Saturday 3rd October. 

Full 2020 dates:

Feb 28 Minehead Great British Alternative Festival Apr 17 Chelmsford Football Club* Jun 6 Coombes Glastonwick Festival Jun 11 Putney Half Moon* Jun 12 Leicester Musician* Jun 13 Barnard Castle TCR Hub* Jun 14 Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre* Jun 19 Brighton Patterns* Jun 25 Sheffield Greystones* Jun 26 Buckley The Tivoli* Jul 4 Harlow Latton Park Sep 4 Cardiff The Globe* Sep 12 Whitwell Festival Sep 18 Guilford Holroyd Arms* Sep 19 Nottingham Rescue Rooms* Sep 25 Cambridge Junction** Sep 26 Norwich Epic Studios** Oct 3 London Red Lion Ballroom

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We have been completely overwhelmed by messages from fans and Barrie’s family encouraging us to carry on performing. With this in mind we have decided to perform shows in 2020 as The HotRods, every show will in memory of the great man himself.

Our first confirmed show is in France on Jan 18th more dates to follow.

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Celebrating Barrie Masters

Today we celebrate the life of Barrie Masters.

Whilst family, friends, band mates and fans will attend the funeral this afternoon, we realise there are a lot of you around the world who will be unable to attend.

So that you can join us in celebrating Barrie, we have published the full 'Done Everything We Wanna Do' show from earlier this year. There will be no commercial release of this show - we want you to enjoy it and raise a glass to Barrie.

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Barrie Masters Funeral

Barrie's funeral will take place on Wednesday 6th November 2019, 12:40pm at Southend Crematorium, Sutton Road, Southend On Sea, SS2 5PX.

Following the service a reception will take place at Southend Rugby Football Club, Sumpters Way, Warners Bridge Park, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5RE.

All are welcome, please wear a Hot Rods t-shirt if you have one.

More information here.

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BARRIE MASTERS - 1956 - 2019

It is with extreme sadness we announce the passing of the legendary Barrie Masters.

As you can expect, this sudden news is a huge shock to the band and family.

We welcome tributes posted to our Facebook and Twitter sites which will be passed on to Barrie's family. More news will follow.

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Done Everything We Wanna Reviews...

There's a great review of our 'Done Everything We Wanna Do' show in the new issue of Vive Le Rock Magazine. Look for the issue with the Stray Cats on the front cover.

Some of the crew for Heatwave Mag were also in attendance and they did a pretty comprehensive write up with video clips here!

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What A Night!

DONE EVERYTHING WE WANNA DO!

A night that exceeded all expectations with a cast of class acts and friends old and new delivering a show that will be in our memories for a long time.

A massive thank you to all involved and all who came along and made it such a special night.

We'll meet again...

Friars @ 50

Following the huge success of the Ignition tour we are very pleased to announce we will play again as special guests of Stiff Little Fingers at Friars Aylesbury to celebrate 50 years of this brilliant venue!

Whilst the Hot Rods will no longer be heading out for full headline tours, we've always said we will take each offer of special events and festivals as they come, and this is going to be very special indeed!

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th March. Full info on aylesburyfriars.co.uk

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End of tour...

The tour with Stiff Little Fingers came to an end last night in London. What a brilliant night to end the tour! Huge thanks to all of you that came out to join the fun at your chosen venue, thanks to the SLF crew who were great, Rob Warman for being our driver, Jimmy Riddle for just being Jimmy Riddle, the SLF fans for showing their appreciation and Jake and the boys for inviting us on the tour. It was a blast!

All leftover tour merch stock is now up in our shop, sizes are limited. Pre-order for the exclusive 13th April show shirt closes on 2nd April.

Next stop for Barrie is the Vive Le Rock awards on 27th March where he'll pick up the VLR Pioneer Award and perform a couple of songs with the house band.

Please do keep checking back here and on our social media sites. As our walk off song sang - ‘We’ll meet again...’

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