2 Feb 2008
Keep Your Flipped Wigs On 
Kevin Hewick's new album is out on Pink Box Records on Monday 11 February 2008 and is called 'Keep Your Flipped Wigs On'. It features 11 original, specially-written Hewick songs for the Hathi Productions musical 'School of Hard Rocks'. The book and direction of the show is by Jez Simons.

The album features Flash of ist on drums and Kevin Hewick on guitars, basses and vocals and guest appearances from Vikash Patel and The Gannet Girls. There are also bonus instrumental versions for karaoke purposes (full lyrics are included in the CD insert) and a couple of spot the difference remixes for the sonic anoraks.

The show itself is on again under the title of 'High School of Rock the Musical' at The Shed on Yeoman Street in Leicester on successive Fridays 8 & 15 February as part of Leicester Comedy Festival. The production will also be staged for a week at the Edinburgh Festival in August.

Further insight/info including a "South Bank Show" track-by-track commentary* will be up on www.kevinhewick.co.uk early next week.

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