January « 2011 « Gruff Rhys


Spectacular launch night announced.

The Hotel Shampoo organisation announced a special opening party this morning.

For one night on Sunday, February 13th, Hotel Shampoo will take over the world renowned Gresham Hotel, Blackpool, England, for a concert and party featuring special sets from Gruff Rhys and Y Niwl, with DJ H Hawkline on the wheels of tin.

The Gresham hotel is to Welsh Pop what the Hilton, Las Vegas is to Elvis & co. It was opened in 1988 by the most successful Welsh language pop duo of all time, Tony ac Aloma. Having sold tens of thousands of records in 1960’s they fled Wales to avoid the pressures of fame and set up The Gresham as a venue where they could play in perpetuity, welcome their fans and invite other popular Welsh acts to perform.

It is therefore a great honour for the Hotel Shampoo family to be allowed to perform at this hallowed venue.

We have a very limited number of tickets available for the 50 capacity ballroom at the Gresham.

These Ultra Deluxe Tickets include:

*A bedroom for the night of the 13th of February.
*Breakfast for the morning of the 14th of February.
*A ticket for a concert featuring; Gruff Rhys, Y Niwl and DJ H Hawkline.
*A signed copy of the Hotel Shampoo CD.

The following Hotel Shampoo vacation packages are available whilst stocks last:

8 x single room package  @ £62.50

Order Single Room Package Here

10 x Double room packages @ £125.00

Order Double Room Package Here

11 x twin room packages @ £125.00

Order Twin Room Package Here

Check in from 3pm. Entry to concert from 8pm.

Posted in Blog, Hotel Shampoo | January 31, 2011 | Comments Off on HOTEL SHAMPOO, THE SOAP OPERA CONTINUES...


Hotel Shampoo opens in 8 more countries.

Industry obsevers were aghast today as the Hotel Shampoo group announced the opening of a further 13 outposts in the wonderful utopian mega state of the EU and a further one in glorious cantonic union of Switzerland.

Y Niwl have been confirmed as opening act on all dates, check out their videos on the previous Japanese post below and check in to Hotel Shampoo on the dates listed here:

04 March 2011  Paris Le Cafe de La Danse
05 March 2011  Vevey Rocking Chair
06 March 2011  Vienna Flex
08 March 2011  Frankfurt Brotfabrik
09 March 2011  Schorndorf Manufaktur
10 March 2011  Brussels Rotonde Botanique
11 March 2011  Amsterdam Paradiso
12 March 2011  Rotterdam De Unie
14 March 2011  Cologne Gebaude 9
15 March 2011  20359 Hamburg Imperial Theater Hamburg
17 March 2011  Copenhagen Loppen
18 March 2011  Stockholm Strand Club
19 March 2011  Malmo Debaser Malmo

Posted in Blog | January 21, 2011 | Comments Off on EUtopia



Soft rock singer Gruff Rhys flies to New York today as a wild blizzard closes in on the mid Atlantic seaboard.


In a hugely exciting new development Eleanor Friedberger of the Fiery Furnaces has been added to the bill at The Rockwood Hall in NYC on January13th.

It’s believed she will be previewing some brand new solo material.

Rough stage times:

Eleanor Friedberger 7.30pm

Gruff Rhys 8.15pm

Posted in Blog | January 12, 2011 | Comments Off on USA GRANTS POST CORRESPONDENT WORK PERMIT

Sensations In the Dark

Gruff Rhys presents, Sensations In The Dark – a feel-good, mariachi-tinged ode to the joys of falling in love with music.   Sensations In The Dark single – including exclusive B-side called Follow The Sunflower Trail (Theme Tune For A National Strike) on heavyweight 12″ vinyl and digital following on 7th February.

Posted in News | January 11, 2011 | Comments Off on Sensations In the Dark

Hotel Shampoo enters Japan with recreational ear candy happenings

The Hotel Shampoo group are excited to announce new ventures in Tokyo Club Quattro on April 26 …and Osaka Club Quattro on April 27…

As in Europe, Wales based post Surf outfit Y Niwl will appear at all venues.
Considered to be the worlds highest altitude Surf act; You can experience for yourself the fabulous foursome balancing on their sublime frequencies in these Dylan Goch shot live videos below…

Posted in Blog | January 6, 2011 | Comments Off on Hotel Shampoo enters Japan with recreational ear candy happenings





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