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4th June

Ted Mckenna

Ted Mckenna can be seen twice this month and in 2 different bands

First up is with the PAUL ROSE BAND at ROCKERS Glasgow on the 18th June

Then on the 20th Juneyou can see him at Glasgow's ORAN MOR with the Rhum Boogie Orchestra

25th May

Not The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

Remember and check out the worlds first ever Sensational Alex Harvey Tribute Band, aka N.T.S.A.H.B

The band based in Switzerland, formed in 2006 are finally making their UK debut at the following venues in mid August.

18 Aug 2010 20:30

Wee Red Bar Edinburgh, Scotland

19 Aug 2010 20:30

Wee Red Bar Edinburgh, Scotland

20 Aug 2010 20:00

Craigiebield House Hotel Penecuik, Scotland

21 Aug 2010 20:00

Park Hotel Colwyn Bay, Wales

22 Aug 2010 17:00

Scotia Bar Glasgow, Scotland

Not The Sensational Alex Harvey Band are

Andreas Fischlin - Chris Glenn / Bass, Electric Cello

Hanspeter Staub - Zal Cleminson / Guitar

Peter Baldinger - Ted McKenna / Drums

Gordon Bell - Alex Harvey / Vocals, token Glaswegian

Eva and Sabina - Dancing / Theatrical Spectaculars

You can check out Video's & Music from NTSAHB at the bands Myspace HERE

20th May

The Blog

CHRIS GLEN heads of to Barcelona today for the first of 16 european dates with the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP

But before he left he filmed a new video blog, which you can view HERE

5th May

Chris's Cafe

CHRIS GLEN will be playing the FRINGE BY THE SEA festival on Thursday August 12th. Chris will be on hand as part of the newly reformed CAFE JACQUES, who will also headline the day's events, On the bill the same day among others is MAGGIE BELL.

This will be the first gig by CAFE JACQUES in over THIRTY YEARS! So this promises to be something special!

4th May

Zal's Birthday

BIG birthday wishes going to our very own Mr Zal Cleminson who was born on this day 1949..Cheerz Zal!


Michael Schenker has commented on the upcoming M.S.G London show (with Chris Glen on bass)

"It's exiting stuff don't miss the London show at Shepperds Bush Empire on June 2nd with surprise guest appearances!"

30th April

M.S.G Dates Confirmed

Belated birthday wishes go to our Master Of Mahem Mr Max Maxwell,who was born on April 29,1958,Cheerz Max!!


Confirmed M.S.G Line-up

Michael Schenker - Guitars

Gary Barden - Vocals

Chris Glen - Bass

Chris Slade - Drums

Wayne Findlay - Guitars/keyboards

Confirmed M.S.G Tour Dates

MAY 21 2010 Faktoria D'Arts Terrassa - ESP

MAY 23 2010 Sala Heineken Madrid - ESP

MAY 27 2010 Millennium Music Hall Cardiff - WAL

MAY 28 2010 Civic Hall Wolverhampton - ENG

MAY 30 2010 02 Academy Liverpool - ENG

JUN 02 2010 Shepherd's Bush Empire London - ENG

JUN 04 2010 Tell Saal Ostermundigen - SWI

JUN 05 2010 Halles des Congres La Bresse - FRA

JUN 11 2010 Sweden Rock Festival Sölvesborg - SWE

JUL 01 2010 Ulmer Zelt Festival Ulm - GER

JUL 02 2010 Classic Rock Night Ratshaussen - GER

JUL 03 2010 Open Air Holledau Unterempfenbach - GER

JUL 09 2010 Culturpodium Boerderij Zoetermeer - HOL

JUL 10 2010 Spirit of 66l Verviers - BEL

JUL 11 2010 Bospop Festival Weert - HOL

You can check out the official MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP website HERE

20th April

M.S.G Dates

The MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP are doing some european dates NEXT MONTH which includes some gigs in the UK.

Of interest to us is that Mr CHRIS GLEN will be on bass (playing his best in years)

Please note these dates/news is still UNOFFICIAL but due to short notice of the gigs,we thought a nods up was required

An official confirmation should follow soon!

M.S.G Tour Dates

Fri - 21/05/10 - Terrassa (Barcelona), Spain - Faktoria d'Arts

Sun - 23/05/10 - Madrid, Spain - Heineken

Thu - 27/05/10 - Cardiff, U.K. - Millennium Music Hall

Fri - 28/05/10 - Wolverhampton, U.K. - Wulfrun Hall

Sun - 30/05/10 - Liverpool, U.K. - O2 Academy Liverpool

Wed - 02/06/10 - London, U.K. - O2 Empire Shepherd's Bush

Fri - 04/06/10 - Euskirchen, Germany - the Multi Kulti Art Festival

Fri - 11/06/10 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival

Sun - 07/11/10 - Weert, the Netherlands - BosPop festival


Former S.A.H.B manager Martin Kielty is writing a book with fellow former S.A.H.B manager Eddie Tobin. It's called Are Ye Dancin'? and it's the story of Scotland's dance halls and how they were the centre of society as the rock'n'roll era exploded. He's looking for people to tell their own stories, just like he did in the Apollo Memories book More info HERE


Former S.A.H.B vocalist now Rock Radio DJ Billy Rankin started playing a 1992 Frankie Miller demo called Bottle of Whiskey on his Rock Radio breakfast show recently. The response was incredible and some people put together a Facebook campaign to have it released as a single. Rock Radio likes to do what the fans want so they have arranged for it to be released on May 3, and Classic Rock Magazine is also backing them. There are about 3000 people in the campaign already - if they can get more, and everyone buys the track for just 79p, we could get Frankie back in the charts for the first time in 18 years. Rock Radio is playing Bottle of Whiskey regularly - it's a very rough demo but the power shines through, and we all know what Frankie's incredible voice is telling us when he sings 'I had a fight with a bottle of whiskey - and the bottle of whiskey won'... For more details go HERE

5th April

Friday Rockers

The Sensational Alex Harvey Tribute Band are live this Fri @ ROCKERS,14 Midland Street,Glasgow G1 4PP

Support Comes from Hot Love And you can check out the Rockers website Here

This will be a great night,so get on down!......You wont be disapointed.

10th March

Happy Birthday

A very happy birthday to our Lord Of The Skins....TED MCKENNA!!

Ted was born on this day 10th March 1950,and remember you can see the great man live this Friday (see link below)

Cheerz Ted have a good one!!!!

2nd March

Ted Mckenna

Ted Mckenna's current project,the cool n' classy Rhumboogie Orchestra

are playing @ The Salon Glasgow on the 12th March Tickets

And you can see Ted prior to that with The Paul Rose Band on the 5th & 6th March

Friday 5th - 9pm - Full Band @ The Blue Lamp 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU

Tel: 01224 647 472


Saturday 6th - 3.30pm - Full Band @ Dexters 24 Castle St, Dundee DD1 3AF, Scotland.

Tel: 01382 228894

13th February

Liquid Rooms

Edinburgh venue the LIQUID ROOMS which involved SAHB in the infamous fire

looks like its set to re-open in May for the full story go HERE

10th February


The Sensational Alex Harvey Tribute Band are live this Fri @ McChuills 40 High Street, Glasgow.

Postcode - G1 1NL Phone no - 0141 552 2324 the venue even has a Myspace HERE

The gig is FREE ADMISSION and kicks off around 8.30pm,these guys are the business and are highly recomended!!.


Richey McKay....Alex

Brian Cartwright....Zal

Jack McDougall....Chris

Andy Lawrie....Hugh

Graham Platt....Ted

5th February

Alex is no 1

On this day 5th February 1935:

ALEX HARVEY was born at 49 Govan Road, Plantation, Glasgow.

Alex sadly may be gone but he certainly hasn't been forgotten.

The legend of ALEX & SAHB is safe & intact and is very much alive

In-fact having just recently came 8th in STV's "The Greatest Scot" of all time.

Making ALEX THE NO 1 Scottish Rocker Ever!!!.............And That's Official

4th February

Anthem For Alex!

On this day February 4th 1982:

Alex Harvey sadly died on the eve of what would have been his 47th birthday!

To mark this sad occasion and for those who have not seen this little piece of magic, I remind you that last year HUGH MCKENNA exclusively recorded this for us, and confirms that this is infact the version of ANTHEM that he actually played at ALEX's funeral.

You can check out the video HERE

29th January

Ted Mckenna!

Ted McKenna has posted the following message on facebook

"I’m off to rehearsal with the Rhumboogie Orchestra.

We play the Rock Radio Birthday Bash after show party at the Garage (G2) Friday 29th Jan.

It’s a charity gig for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy. Fabulous night!"

late notice, but if you want to go the gig is TONIGHT at

The Garage 490 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, phone 0141 332 1120

23rd January


HAIL VIBRANIA the long awaited and much anticipated first novel by our very own ZAL CLEMINSON

takes a big move forward to finally being published, with the promise of a 2010 release.

You can read excerpts from the novel at Zals new website WWW.ZALCLEMINSON.COM

11th January

Rock Radio Takeover!

Dont forget CHRIS GLEN has a special 3 hour radio show this Tuesday Night @ 22.00 on ROCK RADIO

Also on 106.1fm Rock Radio (Manchester) & 96.3fm Rock Radio (Scotland) And on D.A.B

29th December


Spotted in attendance at the CHRIS GLEN & THE OUTFIT gig last sunday was none other than ALEX HARVEY JR!!

To see a rough video from the gig, go check out SNAKEBITE for a mighty fine performance by our JULIAN HUTSON SAXBY

CHRIS GLEN has a 3 hour ROCK RADIO special to be aired on 12th Jan @ 10pm

The show is based around 20 songs that CHRIS has specialy chosen as his favorite trax.


DEAR SCOTLAND Have a new poll so You can vote for Scotland’s Greatest Ever Vocalist HERE

And a BIG Thank you for your support and all the best for 2010, from everyone here @ SAHBOFFICIAL.


16th December

Chris Glen!

CHRIS GLEN can NOW!! be seen in the uk with the mighty M.S.G @ the following shows

DEC 16 2009 Manchester Academy Manchester

DEC 17 2009 Sheffield Academy Sheffield

DEC 18 2009 JB's Dudley

DEC 19 2009 Ulster Hall Belfast IRE

DEC 20 2009 Bristol Academy Bristol

DEC 21 2009 Woughton Center Milton Keynes

DEC 22 2009 Newcastle Academy Newcastle

DEC 23 2009 Oxford Academy Oxford

Also Remember!!!

CHRIS GLEN & The OUTFIT's Show on 27th Dec @ The Ferry Glasgow. Its a party gig with a SAHB flavour

MAX MAXWELL,JULIAN HUTSON SAXBY & JON MORRISON will also be on hand to bring some mayhem to the night.

29th November

Happy Birthday To Hugh!

A Belated best wishes to our very own HUGH MCKENNA who celebrated his birthday on the 28th Nov

Cheerz Hugh, And all the best from all @ Sahbofficial

23rd November

Treble Ted!

TED MCKENNA turns up drumming with no less than 3 bands in the next few weeks!!!

You can see Ted in action at the following shows


Saturday 28th NOV - 9pm - Full Band

@ Trillians

Princess Sq, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ER

Tel: 191 232 1619

Sunday 29th NOV - 9pm - Full Band - TBC

@ Bubbles

58 Station Rd, Ashington.


Tel: 01670 850 800



@ THE FERRY Glasgow Thursday 3rd DECEMBER

Bucket of Blues is the most exciting Rhythm & Blues night Glasgow has ever seen. Following on from its phenomenal first night in Glasgow’s West End which saw a sell out crowd of over 300 people, Bucket of Blues brings 8 of the UK’s leading Blues musicians the "Rhumboogie Orchestra" back under one roof for another foot stomping night. Featuring the authentic sounds of the 50’s R&B, this night is sure to sell out fast. With Bucket of Blues we guarantee that this boat will rock!




@ O2 ABC 2 Glasgow

Wed 23 Dec 09

Door time: 7.00pm


15th November

Sahbstock2 - Update!

Well what a great night SAHBSTOCK was!!! and a huge congratulations To all concerned!!.

And with the grand sum of £2413.10 being raised for charity.

And as was hotly rumoured Mr ZAL CLEMINSON turned out to enjoy the show as did CHRIS GLEN & MAX MAXWELL.

For more details check out the FORUM thread SAHBSTOCK2.

14th November


The best of luck with the fan run SAHBSTOCK2 which is taking place today

@ 56 Oswald St,Glasgow in IVORY BLACKS Chris & Max will be in attendance, Also Expect the Unexpected!!!

9th November

Lets Do It!

Now that ALEX has made the list of nominees, lets get him a respectable placing (You can vote by phone or online)

The voting has started so please take a moment and VOTE4ALEX

And a BIG THANK YOU for your time.......Cheerz!

7th November

Alex Makes The List!

Todays Scottish Daily Record has a 2 page (28 & 29) feature on the "The Greatest Scot Of All Time"

The media campaign is being headed by Scottish Television

and starts on Monday for 5 nights at 9pm, Chris & Ted have filmed a peice for one of the shows.

Just go to the STV page to vote for Alex.

6th November

Happy Birthday To You Chris!

A very happy birthday to our favourite Boss Of Bass

Mr CHRIS GLEN, All The Best from everyone at SAHBOFFICIAL!!

31st October

M.S.G UK Tour!

You can see the mighty CHRIS GLEN playing bass for the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP around the UK this December

M.S.G UK Tour 2009

DEC 16 2009 Manchester Academy 3 - Manchester

DEC 17 2009 Sheffield Academy - Sheffield

DEC 18 2009 JB's - Dudley

DEC 19 2009 Ulster Hall - Belfast

DEC 20 2009 Bristol Academy - Bristol

DEC 21 2009 Woughton Center - Milton Keynes

DEC 22 2009 Newcastle Academy - Newcastle

DEC 23 2009 Oxford Academy - Oxford


Michael Schenker - gtr

Gary Barden - vox

Wayne Findlay - gtr/keys/b.vox

Chris Glen - bass

Chris Slade - drumz

The MSG Show Is A Highly Recomended Gig,You Wont Be Disapointed!

21st October

More Ted!

As promised here is another Ted Mckenna appearance with the PAUL ROSE BAND

Sunday 25th - 7pm - Full Band

The Coast.

Gravesend, Arbroath, Angus, DD11 1HT, Scotland.

18th October

Chris,Max, & Ted!

Chris Glen & Max Maxwell,for fun recorded a little video, to plug the CHRISmas show, to see it just go HERE


Ted Mckenna is playing drums for the PAUL ROSE BAND at the upcoming shows.

Friday 23rd October

The Georgian Hotel - 8pm - Full Band

26 Lefroy St, Coatbridge ML5 1LZ, Scotland.

Tel: 01236 421888


Saturday 24th - 9pm - Full Band


24 Castle St, Dundee DD1 3AF, Scotland.

Tel: 01382 228894

More dates 2 Come Soon


Tomorrow Ted & Chris are filming a small piece for STV in relation to the "Greatest Scot" tv poll that is underway

Just go HERE to vote for ALEX

4th October

A Merry Ferry CHRISmas!!

Chris Glen has announced that there is to be a gig / party on 27th December @ Glasgows Renfrew Ferry.

Chris, along with his band (The Outfit) which will be MAX MAXWELL & JULIAN HUTSON SAXBY

And DAVEY HALLEY & STUART CLYDE are to play a set

which will consist of mainly S.A.H.B songs,Chris is hoping to spring a couple of surprises, so Expect The Unexpected!!

More info and ticket details etc to come asap

24th September

CHRIS / M.S.G Video's / Blog!!

Over at CHRIS GLEN's Myspace,you can check out a M.S.G VIDEO BLOG (& 2 Video's)

They were recorded last week from within the MICHAEL SCHENKER tour,to see them just go HERE

7th September

Alex The Great!!

Who was, or is the Greatest Scot? STV wants to find out who the nation really thinks is our biggest hero.

Well we know one guy who might just deserve a nomination,just go HERE to vote ALEX into the list

3rd September


The drummer in the upcoming M.S.G tour is NOT Chris Slade, as stated in the previous update.

But will be ex Black n’ Blue / Malice,drummer PETE HOLMES who is also no stranger to the M.S.G line-up

So the full line-up is

Michael Schenker (Guitar)

Gary Barden (Vocals)

Wayne Findlay (Guitar/Keyboards)

Pete Holmes (Drums)

Chris Glen (Bass)

If your in the UK, you can catch the band on

16-9-09 @ The Underworld London

17-9-09 @ Muni Arts Centre Pontypridd,Wales

1st September

Chris Glen Blog!!

Chris Glen has as promised deliverd his 3rd video blog, you can check it out HERE


It looks like SAHBstock II is now officially SOLD OUT!!!!

20th August

Back Into The Arena (Again)!!

Chris Glen is going back into the arena (again) and rejoins the Michael Schenker Group (MSG) for the European dates.

M.S.G are a highly recommended gig, and this line-up also includes AC/DC drummer Chris Slade who interestingly was the original drummer on Delilah (Tom Jones version) There are 2 uk dates (London & Wales)

Chris also informs us that he is hoping that Chris Glen & The Outfit will play 2 or 3 dates in or around December.

More news re these shows will follow asap, in the meantime Chris promises another of his near legendery video blogs will surface prior to his MSG dates.

M.S.G Europe 2009

08-9 Z7 Prattein SWI

09-9 Spectrum Augsburg GER

10-9 Boerderij Zoetermeer HOL

11-9 Hedon Zwolle HOL

12-9 Raismes Festival Raismes FRA

13-9 Spirit 66 Verviers BEL

14-9 The Rock Temple Kerkrade HOL

16-9 The Underworld London ENG

17-9 Muni Arts Centre Pontypridd, UK/Wales WAL

27th July

Trudy Harvey Q&A!!

Trudy Harvey has sent in her 20 answers to the Q&A from the forum faithfull,just go HERE


After The Success Of Last Years Fan Run Charity Event SAHBSTOCK We Now Welcome!!

SAHBstock II

Charity Tea Party

14th November

@ Ivory Blacks,56 Oswald St, Glasgow

7.30pm - 2am

Tickets £5 & are available from IVORY BLACKS And TICKET-SCOTLAND

The Bill Is - Invisible Idols,Electric Warrior,Tigers On Vaseline,The Sensational Alex Harvey Tribute Band

Compere for the evening will be the legendary CAVEMAN,And A Few Surprises Are Promised

17th July

Ted Mckenna Drum Workshop!!

Sorry for the late notice but this has just been passed to me, TED MCKENNA Drum Workshop


On FRIDAY 17th, SATURDAY 18th & SUNDAY 19th July, for full details go HERE and HERE

6th July

Chris Glen!!

Chris Glen is scheduled to be on the Steve Berry Breakfast Show on Manchesters Rock Radio on Tuesday 7th July

Chris should be iterviewed live on air at about 8.40am as part of a "great live bands" feature!!

29th June

Jon Morrison In The News!!

long time SAHB associate JON MORRISON had a Q&A in yesterday's News Of The World, you can check it out HERE

27th June

J.H.S Myspace!!

Our very own JULIAN HUTSON SAXBY now has his own Myspace

You can keep track of Julian's projects and live appearances as well as sample his unique sounds!!

19th June

Ted In Dundee !!

TED MCKENNA will be drumming for THE PAUL ROSE BAND at Dundee Blues Bonanza.

The venue's are

Saturday 27th June - 6.00pm

Dundee Blues Bonanza - The Old Horse Shoe Bar

100-108 Commercial St, Dundee DD1 2AJ

Tel: 01382 225500


Sunday 28th June - 3.00pm

Dundee Blues Bonanza - The Lowdown.

5 Seagate, Dundee, DD1 2EG

Tel: 01382 202259

11th June

Cliff Appleton R.I.P !!

All here at Sahb-Official would like to pass on our sincere condolences to the family of

long time SAHB friend CLIFF APPELTON who sadly lost his cancer battle last weekend

For more information on Cliff's story go HERE

28th May

Stevie Doherty!!

We have a new Q&A on the site,and this time its 90's SAHB vocalist STEVIE DOHERTY

And you can check out his new album on his Myspace HERE

14th May

Trudy Harvey!!

Up at the forum We have the great honour of doing 20 questions with none other than TRUDY HARVEY!!

So if you'r not a forum member then now's a good time to join,then you can get you'r question included

All the Trudy Q&A's will be on the site asap! We are currently awaiting returns from Ted Mckenna & Stevie Doherty

4th May

Zal N'Stuff!!

Our very best wishes go to Mr Zal Cleminson who celebrates his birthday today,A BIG Cheerz from all the troops!!

And we will soon be having some Merchandise for sale via this site very soon,stay tuned!

Also a sincere thank you to all who turned out for the weekend "Mayhem" shows

we appreciate your continued support through such difficult and uncertain times!!

29th April

Shel Talmy!!

Ted Mckenna has passed on a message from Hot City's Shel Tarmy

"I have to tell you in all honesty, haven't heard these tracks in 35 years and they blew me away! I'd forgotten how good the band was, and how good the recordings and the mixes were, damn I should do this for a living! And BTW, the mastering was terrif. I now understand why the release got such great reviews"


Remember 3 SAHB gigs this bank holiday weekend!!

Friday 1st May @ JB's Dudley

Saturday 2nd May @ The Cluny Newcastle

Sunday 3rd May @ Dexters Dundee


A Very Happy Birthday To Our Very Own MR MAX MAXWELL!! From All The Sahbofficial Troops, Cheers Max!!

20th April

Less Support!!

WIRED DESIRE have had to pull out of the Dundee gig because of recording comitments, we wish them well.

Original openers INDEPENDENCE will be the only support at Dundee.

9th April

More Support!!

Support on the 3rd of MAYhem comes from WIRED DESIRE And INDEPENDENCE

7th April


The S.A.H.B MAYhem mini tour has as special guests on - 1st & 2nd May DEBORAH BONHAM And ANTONY REES

3rd April

Ted & Chris!!

Rock Radio Posted two video clips from their HOT CITY Special.

Its an interview with Chris and Ted, To see both video's just go to our Blog