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DesertRose 
Posted: 14-Jul-2008, 07:02 PM
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Message from Jay (didgeridoo, Irish horn player, percussion and keyboards)

Thought you would all like to read the following from Jay be in the know.



"To our friends and fans;

Making music with Wicked Tinkers is one of the great joys in my life!
Let's face it; this is the ultimate mid-life crisis job: driving
around the country with my friends, making music, hanging out with the
fans, and drinking fine Scotch whisky. It is a blast, to say the least.

I have been very fortunate to have spent most of my adult life making
a living in the music industry. Even currently, when I'm not on the
road with the boys, you may often find me in Las Vegas, playing
keyboards in the orchestras of such shows as Phantom of the Opera,
Spamalot, and most recently, the Cirque du Soleil spectacular, KA.

This is actually why I moved west from Boston in the first place; to
work in the Las Vegas theaters. Connecting with Wicked Tinkers was
just happy chance. What was supposed to have been a two-week
engagement has turned into a three year joyride, and I have enjoyed
(almost) every minute of it.

So now, after three years in Las Vegas, I find that I am getting more
and more calls to do shows here. Just recently, a potential career
path has opened for me within the Cirque du Soleil organization that I
can't ignore. The result of this is that I need to spend more of my
time focusing on the work here in town, and to make myself more
available to the Cirque producers.

In the coming year you will be seeing me less frequently at our
performances. I am and will continue to be a Wicked Tinker! I will do
as many of the festivals as I am able, but you are just as likely to
be seeing the incredible C.J. Henderson performing on didgeridoo and
bronze horn.

I can't say enough about C.J.! He is a great didgeridoo player, a long
time friend of the band, and one of the best guys around.. Just know
that this transition is made much easier for me knowing what a
wonderful addition he is to the Tinkers. From time to time, we'll even
share the stage, and I can't wait for those shows! He is already
family to us, and I know that you will welcome him with the same
enthusiasm that you have shown me.

Slainte!

Jay Atwood"




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Posted: 15-Jul-2008, 09:28 PM
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DesertRose, Thank you so much for the update on the Wicked Tinkers.

I am looking forward to hearing C.J. Henderson.

Please keep us updated.

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Posted: 18-Jul-2008, 06:59 PM
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Recent email message and tour schedule from the Wicked Tinkers from Warren Casey.

"Hey Wicked Ones


The next two weeks are very busy. This weekend we will be in Flagstaff - which is always a great fun games. Then Tuesday we will be in at the Los Angeles Zoo - right where we belong, and the last weekend of the month we are up In Seattle, Washington area at the Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games. It is our biggest games in the glorious northwest - more info below in the schedule or on our web page.


CD # 6 RANT - YOU CAN ORDER IT ON OUR WEB STORE AT:
http://storewickedti.simplicityhosting.com...Category_Code=C
- Apple ITunes:
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore...istId=276421127
- CDbaby for both CDs and MP3s: http://cdbaby.com/cd/wickedtinkers6
- Amazon.com - both CDs and MP3s:
http://www.amazon.com/Rant-Wicked-Tinkers/...s/dp/B0014X9A6C
- Or you can download it now on our web page with Snocap:
http://www.wickedtinkers.com or on our myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/wickedtinkersmusic. We will also have them for sale at all of our shows.


If you have a chance - check out our Youtube page - 60+ videos:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_quer...s&search=Search


Information is at: http://www.wickedtinkers.com


If you have any questions just email: [email protected]

Slainte, Warren
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SCHEDULE FOR 2008


July 19 & 20
ARIZONA HIGHLANDS CELTIC FESTIVAL
Flagstaff, AZ http://www.nachs.info/flagstafffestival.asp


July 22
MUSIC IN THE ZOO - WORLD MUSIC NIGHT
Los Angeles Zoo, CA - http://www.lazoo.org/


July 26 & 27
62nd PACIFIC NORTHWEST SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES
King County Fairgrounds in Enumclaw, Washington - http://www.sshga.org/


AUG 9
HIGH DESERT CELTIC FESTIVAL & SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES
Jefferson County Fairgounds, Madras, Oregon - http://www.hdcs.net/festival.htm

Aug 30 & 31
143th Annual PLEASANTON SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GATHERING & GAMES
Alameda County Fair Grounds, Pleasanton, CA- http://www.caledonian.org/

Sept. 6
5th ANNUAL CELTIC CONCERT
Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA. Presented by THE CELTIC ARTS CENTER OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. http://www.celticartscenter.com/Main.htm


Sept. 13 & 14
OKLAHOMA HIGHLAND GAMES
Tulsa, Oklahoma http://www.tulsascottishgames.org/


Sept. 26 & 27
TREASURE VALLEY HIGHLAND GAMES & CELTIC FESTIVAL
Friday night Ceilidh and all day on Saturday, Boise, Idaho [email protected] http://www.idahoscots.org

Oct 11 & 12
THE SEASIDE HIGHLAND GAMES
Seaside Park on the Ventura County Fairgrounds,
Ventura CA http://seaside-games.com/"


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Posted: 06-Mar-2009, 02:54 AM
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Wow! I am very behind in reporting on these guys, eh?

I had the pleasure of seeing them a couple weeks ago. Jay, who is now active in the Vegas music scene, suprised us by his appearance at the Phoenix Highland games. What a tremondous joy that was! The guys performance was incredible, as always. The new addition to the Wicked Tinkers, CJ Henderson, is an awesome musician and very personal to his fans. Of course I took a boatload of photos of the guys. I will try to upload them to my gallery here.

One can see their performance schedule on the Wicked Tinkers official site of www.wickedtinkers.com.

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Hi DesertRose thanks for updating us. I am glad that you got to see them I would love to see your photos when you get the chance to upload them. Good luck to Jay in his adventures! This band's so awesome! I will have to go over to the site to see one of their performances. Thanks again. thumbs_up.gif

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OMG; I saw the Wicked Tinkers for the first time in Costa Mesa at Scotfest; THEY ARE SOOO TOTALLY AWESOME, great performers, I had a blast, bought their new CD "Rant", also totally awesome. They are fun, they work the audience, and i would see them over and over forever!
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Posted: 27-May-2009, 09:09 PM
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I was introduced to Wicked Tinkers on CelticRadio and absolutely fell in love, they are so very talented and really know just how to entertain an audience. Less then a year ago, my son and I went to see Celtic Thunder, since then, my life has changed; in posting after that concert on myspace, I have met and been lead to places like CelticRadio of which I have listened and enjoyed groups like the all-talented, fun and definitely popular Wicked Tinkers. The music just makes you feel good and it is ALL I listen to anymore driving to and from work or whereever. When I found out that they were going to be at the Scotsfest in Costa Mesa, my dreams came true. They are absolutely fantastic, I had so much fun and was sooo entertained by their equisite talent, I will remember them forever and will undoubtedly be their number one Fan all my life. I love them. I never knew anything about my Scottish heritage until last year, this all has made it my number one priority to go to Scotland and Ireland early next year, plans are in the making. Their knowledge and expertise of the instruments they play give them that unique sound like no other. I will take every chance I get to see them again and again and hope them a long and successful career.
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Posted: 27-May-2009, 11:45 PM
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The Tinkers Rule!!!!!!!!!! To see them live is a true experiance. I have seen them the last three years at the Pacific Northwest Highland Games in Enumclaw, Wa. They are an anual performance and each year they are a HUGE draw! I would go to see them even if I didn't love the games!


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Posted: 28-May-2009, 08:54 AM
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QUOTE (Dogshirt @ 27-May-2009, 11:45 PM)
The Tinkers Rule!!!!!!!!!!


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I second that. I have all of their cds. They never come near our area, so I will probably never get to see them. sad.gif

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Posted: 28-May-2009, 10:24 PM
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Once one sees the Wicked Tinkers' perform live, there is no turning back! tongue.gif
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While at Scotfest I did pick up their new CD, Rant, It is incrediable, I LOVE their music and they put on a great show; I will see them every opportunity I can, I'll soon have all their CD's, they are great! They do have a lot of fun, but I think one of them is acdcepting a offer in Vegas, I'll have to read it again, I'll get back with that.
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