DETOURS in studio throughout 2016 as original
trio recording new studio album & New EJE solo album planned for
DETOURS are currently in the recording studio working on their fifth
studio album entitled 'Believe Upon Each Day' as the original trio
line up. Ez Jon Erikson and Sam Johnson are reunited with Julian
Flindle and will continue to work on the project throughout 2016.
This is their first studio album since 2007's 'Sense Of Purpose'.
Julian has not performed live with Ez and Sam since December 2005
but has hinted that some reunion concert performances could be in
the pipeline! To add to this ezciting news, recording on Ez Jon
Erikson's new solo album 'Unsheltered' has been completed and is in
the mastering stage with a summer 2016 release date planned. More
info to follow as it becomes available. Watch this space! Happy Days
DETOURS to perform 2 hour fundraising concert at
Greenfield Conservative Club
DETOURS (Ez Jon Erikson and his brother Sam Johnson) are to perform
a special fundraising concert at Greenfield Conservative Club,
Saddleworth in aid of St Mary's Church Organ Trust Committee. The
concert will consist of two acoustic sets each lasting an hour,
containing a wealth of their back catalogue and new material from
forthcoming albums they are currently recording in the studio.
During the interval there will be a raffle and supper served.
Admission is £6 per ticket. See poster below.
DETOURS summer & Christmas performance dates
DETOURS (Ez Jon Erikson and his brother Sam Johnson) have announced
four live performance dates. They are to perform at Mossley Band
Club's Summer Madness concert on Saturday 27th June 2015, followed
by two performances on the same day on Saturday 19th July, firstly
with an afternoon session at The Commerical, Uppermill as part
of The Saddleworth Folk Festival Weekend, followed by an evening set
at a fundraising event to be held at Greenfield Conservative Club.
Also announced is a two hour acoustic concert on 19th December 2015
at St Mary's Church Greenfield's Christmas Tree Festival. This is
the church's second such festival. Detours were honoured to have
performed the opening event at the first festival two years ago and
are delighted to have been asked back. Full details of all of these
events with times and ticket information will follow soon.
EZ OUT OF ACTION WITH PLEURISY!!
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and hoping you
enjoyed the Yuletide Festive Season. Please note
that DETOURS are currently out of action as Ez
is suffering from pleurisy, following a very bad
flu virus he came down with during Christmas
Day. We wish him a speedy recovery. Get well
soon Mr EJE.
DETOUR TO DIGGLE HOTEL FOR FREE CHRISTMAS
DETOURS are to perform an informal and
free Christmas Acoustic gig at Diggle Hotel,
Saddleworth on Monday 16th December2013. This
will form part of the
TUDO (Turn Up, Drop On) Open Mic Jam Night #17,
which is organised by their friend Paddy O'Hare,
who has performed with Detours several times
both live in concert and on the studio
recordings of 'Been Here Too Long' and 'A Dark
Storm'. Paddy will be performing his own solo
sets during the evening and will join Sam and Ez
for a couple of numbers. This proves to be a
great night of entertainment.
DETOURS IN TONIGHT'S OLDHAM EVENING CHRONICLE
There is a small article regarding DETOURS and
the St Mary's Church Greenfield Christmas Tree
Festival on page 27 of tonight's Oldham Evening
DETOUR TO NO. 71 BAR, STALYBRIDGE
and his bro Sam are to perform an acoustic
DETOURS set at the lovely, relaxed music venue
of Number 71 Bar, Stalybridge next Friday, 29th
November 2013. Admission is free and there will
be two other acts performing, Rosco McCabe and
another act to be confirmed.
DETOURS TO ROCK AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREES!
- Sat 7 Dec
2013, 8pm - Detours Christmas Acoustic Concert 2013
- St Mary's
Church, Park Lane, Greenfield, Saddleworth, UK, OL3 7DW
Adults £6.00, Children £3.00 & Family £15.00 on sale now from
Detours Music Store
This theatre style show opens the week long
first ever St Mary's Church Greenfield Christmas
Tree Festival. Detours (Sam Johnson and Ez Jon
Erikson) are to perform a 90 minute acoustic
set, which will include selections from their
back catalogue, new songs from their forthcoming
albums set for release during 2014, cover
versions and Christmas songs. They will be
joined for part of the set by their special
guest Paul Adshead. Refreshments of mulled wine
and mince pies will be available. The church has
a free car park and there is free roadside
parking around the nearby area.
The festival will be opened and the tree lights
turned on by Councillor Graham Sheldon prior to
the concert at 7pm. All of the Christmas trees
are to be donated and sponsored by local
businesses with proceeeds going towards church
DETOURS TO PERFORM AT 2 MUSIC EVENTS DURING
has announced that he is to perform at 2 music events during
August 2013 with his brother Sam Johnson as the
acoustic duo Detours. The first performance is at 6pm on Sunday 11th
August, the second day of a two day Music
Festival at Well'i'hole Farm, Greenfield,
Saddleworth in aid of Childflight.co.uk. The
second show is at Rock & Bowl, Mottram Cricket
Club during the evening of Sunday 25th August,
following a cricket match which Ez and Sam hope to
take part in (fitness permitting!). Rock & Bowl
is in aid of The Winnie Mabaso Foundation. See
Shows page for
ticket details and links.
PLEASE SPONSOR EZ FOR DETOURS PERFORMANCE AT
WINNIE MABASO CHALLENGE WEEKEND 22 JUNE
Please sponsor Ez for Detours' performance at Winnie Mabaso Camping Weekend Challenge on
Saturday 22nd June 2013 in Clynnog Fawr,
Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales, LL54 5NH by visiting
Ez's fundraising page
Sam is also taking part in a sponsored walk
during the Saturday afternoon. Sam and Ez continue
to support the UK based charity no. 1116307 The Winnie
Mabaso Foundation, which was founded by their
friend Lisa Ashton MBE. Further
details can be found at
DETOURS ANNOUNCE 2 SHOWS: MABASO CAMPING WEEKEND
& ST MARY'S CHURCH CHRISTMAS CONCERT!
Detours are delighted to announce
that they will be performing their Christmas
Acoustic Concert this year at the appropriate
venue of St Mary's Church Greenfield,
Saddleworth on Saturday 7th December 2013.
Tickets will go on sale later this year, watch
this space, but in the meantime it is a date to
note in the diary.
Also, Detours are proud to be
performing at Winnie Mabaso Camping
Weekend Challenge on Saturday 22nd
June 2013 in Clynnog Fawr,
Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales. Sam and
Ez continue to support the UK based
charity The Winnie Mabaso
Foundation, which was founded by
their friend Lisa Ashton MBE. We
will post further details on what
promises to be a highly entertaining
family weekend soon, and give you
the opportunity of getting involved.
Further details can be found at
DETOURS CANCEL PERFORMANCE AT ROCK FOR MAHDLO!
It is with deep regret that Detours
have had to pull out of the Rock For
Mahdlo concert due to the very sad
death of Ez's father in law
on Easter Sunday.
Ez and Sam wish all the performers
and organisers the very best for a
successful and enjoyable day. Our
thoughts and prayers go out to Ez
and his family during this very
EZ TO RECEIVE TREATMENT FOR ONGOING BACK AND
Ez Jon Erikson is to
receive treatment for ongoing recurring back and
nasal problems. Ez has been in discomfort for
several years with occasional severe back
spasms, and also a breathing problem. Although
nothing serious is suspected, Ez is being
referred to specialists for appropriate
treatment. He is hoping to be fit to perform
some concerts with his brother Sam Johnson as
the duo Detours during the Spring,
including Rock For Mahdlo.
ROCK FOR MAHDLO - DETOURS TO PERFORM ACOUSTIC SET
AT CHARITY GIG!
Ez Jon Erikson is to perform an hour
long set with his brother Sam
Johnson as the duo Detours at Rock
For Mahdlo -
a charity concert
for Mahdlo Youth Centre, Egerton
Street, Oldham with the aim of
giving members of the youth centre a
chance of performing along side some
more established acts and raising
money to buy new equipment for their
The concert is to be held on Sunday
7th April 2013 at Jackson's Pit, Off
Barn Street, Oldham and is being
organised by Gareth Harrison, who
once played bass for The Crabs when
they supported Detours at Playhouse2
Theatre, Shaw in November 2006.
Detours are scheduled to perform
from 8.00 - 9.00pm. Advance tickets
are available priced £3.00 from
Gareth (tel 07443 030573) and from
the venue, or admission is £4.00 on
the door. This will be Detours'
first performance of the year due to
Ez's recent ill health.
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