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  3. Only just discovered your from Peterborough after playing 'Good News Week'. Pretty shocked at finding that out. I was born in werrington (65). Great to see you have this site. Regards to you!

    (Posted on 2015-07-25 15:04:00 by Chris Lingwood)
  4. Hi Mike,

    Many thanks for taking time for an interview with me and best of luck with your new single, "Birthday".

    Our interview will air as part of "AJ on your Radio" on Saturday 22/03/14, with repeats on Sunday 23/03/14 and Wednesday 26/03/14.

    It was a joy interviewing you and I look forward to doing so again in the future.

    (Posted on 2014-03-11 21:41:00 by Alan Jarvie (AJ of Scotland 69am))
  5. Hi Mike,
    The last time we met, you were playing for me at the mens club at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in the 60's. We both lived in Stamshaw as kids.
    At the time, you were with a beautiful young blonde lady named Helen [Ellen].
    I now live in Chandler Arizona and have lived in the states since 1976. Long story.

    (Posted on 2013-08-27 07:10:00 by Pete Penwarden)
  6. Thank you for letting us use your music at a funeral service.

    (Posted on 2013-08-08 09:02:00 by Wesley)
  7. Great band.... Hedgehoppers Anonymous... great songs ..great times as a teenager ? ...ah !! Echoes of yesteryear from a 50s & 60s bloke !!

    (Posted on 2013-06-23 12:38:00 by GEOFF TAGLIAFERRO)
  8. Hi Mike,
    It was great playing catchup... What a lot of your fans don't know.. yes I'm going to spill the beans is that you actually had a proper job once! You were good at it as well. You see peeps, Mike was a Sales rep.. Yup in Electronics for 'STC / Arrow' in fact.
    This was the how we met sometime in the Eighties, he was trying to sell electronic components to support the writing and his wife. He would in fact dance on the table to take your business if that's what it took, he told me he once had.

    Keep in touch Mike...

    (Posted on 2012-04-19 08:50:00 by Richard Pearce)
  9. hiya uncle mike
    how are you and jo today?
    I'am okay been to work it was very busy shop.
    And i lke your voice rocoder i like one for christmas and disney tangled toodvd.

    chat you soon

    from laura

    (Posted on 2011-11-11 14:21:00 by Laura watkiss)
  10. At Mike's request, I'm adding this : On 9th April 2011, we organised a reunion at our old school, 'Crown Woods' in Eltham, SE9 . The school although only built in 1958, was closed on 8th April, scheduled for demolition, which in September is now complete. I 'fixed' things so that 'It's Good News Week' was the last piece of music ever played there - it holds very special memories for me, linked with a lifetime (unrequited) love of a certain girl ! I expect many readers have 'been there', and will know what it's like ! So, thanks Mike for the fabulous memories.

    (Posted on 2011-09-14 11:03:00 by ernie jupp)
  11. Hi Jaylee. The original lyric you are referring to is ' Families stem the need for coal by simulating birth control, we're wanting less to eat'. On the later 'doctored' version it is 'Lots of blood in Asia now they've butchered up thier sacred cow, they've got a lot to eat'. Ironically, I would think this is more potentially offensive nowadays than the original !

    I've just sent a message to Mike, and would repeat here that I was always puzzled as to why the OTHER 4 Hedgehoppers 45s didn't chart. Truly I like them all. The B side of 'stop Press' - 'Little Memories' stands up well also. As ever, sung with great feeling by Mike. One last point - is there ANY video of the Hedhgehoppers ? Funny how some groups/artists have so much, and others nothing at all ! Another great group with (apparently) no film is Johnny Kidd and the Pirates .

    (Posted on 2011-09-11 12:09:00 by ernie jupp)
  12. just thought i'd add a comment because my name is also mike tinsley;)

    (Posted on 2011-07-30 02:27:00 by Mike Tinsley)
  13. Just spoke to Mike, a very enjoayble conversation and a very nice guy. I'm looking forward to receiving a copy of 'My Survival'.
    'It's Good News Week' a terrific song and 40 years ahead of it's time. I remember a conversation I had with Barry McGuire (Eve of Destruction), he likes the song and felt it was a shame that the song isn't played on UK radio more than it is, he also wished his Eve of Destuction was played more often.
    Look forward to meeting up someday with Mike Tinsley.

    (Posted on 2011-05-25 10:40:00 by Mike Longley)
  14. I remember when the song Good News Week came out back in 1965, and while I remember a lot of the words to it, I don't remember all of them. There are some recordings posted on youtube...and they have the parts of the song that I really don't remember...but for some reason, a very specifice verse that I actually DO remember is missing. It's a shame that our memories are supposed to be tampered with in the search for "political correctness". I wish I could hear the original version again.

    (Posted on 2011-05-06 11:59:00 by Jaylee)
  15. Good News Week was one of the first 45's I owned and the tune still comes back to me many times all these years later. Thanks for song

    (Posted on 2011-05-01 14:15:00 by Craig Ruppenthal)
  16. hi mike been listening to my vynls again after spotting you on you tube great songs and voice good little band all the best mozza liverpool

    (Posted on 2011-03-16 18:59:00 by maurice butler)
  17. hi mate hope you got my message mozza

    (Posted on 2011-03-08 15:35:00 by maurice butler)
  18. Hi ,Mike,

    I'v e just been listening to some of your songs on youtube and I must say that your talent as a lyricist is superb.I especially love "Here Comes The Morning";a truly beautiful song.
    It's a pleasure to know you ,Mike and I wish you every success for the future .

    (Posted on 2011-02-23 17:20:00 by Margaret Earl)
  19. Hi there long lost friend
    was amazing to chat the other night,going right back to the very begining of "Hedgehoppers"what a journey..from Wittering to turning down the! performing in Dad'spub.."The Winning Post"and dancing on the tables!.. after gig late night coffee's...all because I fancied the drummer Les Dash!..and as we say ..the rest is history...Peterborough people (of a certain age!)still remember The Hedgehoppers with great pride! as if you belonged to "Peterborough"best wishes Mike with every thing you do.

    (Posted on 2011-01-29 17:46:00 by Sue Johnson-Dash)
  20. Hi Mike, it was so nice to finally see & hear you perform the other week at Amersham Rock n Roll club, hope it's not to long too see you again, until then, take care, regards Perry.

    (Posted on 2010-12-16 20:39:00 by Perry)
  21. Hi Mike,
    Just listened to TenPennyBear on YouTube.
    A nice catchy song.
    The kids will love it!
    Keep writing them.
    Good Luck

    (Posted on 2010-10-11 19:38:00 by Trev Jones (HedgeHopper-Bass))
  22. I loved Hedgehoppers Anonymous "It's Good News Week" It is the first song that made me stop and think about the lyrics, as we said back in the day, IT WAS FAB!

    (Posted on 2010-09-04 18:22:00 by christine terry)
  23. My son is quite impressed as he has been able to see some different photo's of his grandfather, We do have a copy of good news week on a cd. My son would like to know how he can get a copy of one of the coloured photo's of the original line up of the band. It is the photo with my dad (his grandad) in the left of the picture he has a red shirt under his jacket.

    (Posted on 2010-07-12 15:16:00 by Tracey Honeyball)
  24. Hi Mike

    Was good to meet you at Sara and Tony's bbq the other day. Have been reading your bio (v impressive) and will have a listen to your song tomorrow (little one is asleep so can't listen as don't know where my headphones are at the mo).

    I will hopefully get around to uploading some of my songs onto my myspace page (once I've finished renovating my house that is).

    Anyway as a bit of info on moi, I was lead singer in two Guernsey bands (Plan B and U S Monster Trucks) and have been asked to record some vocals for a friend (the one I was telling you about)......I also get together for the occasional acoustic jam with my friend Alan who is the bass player with another good local band The Devotees.

    Anyway must dash

    Speak soon


    (Posted on 2010-05-24 22:46:00 by Lorraine (Loz) Domaille)
  25. It was terrific to be able to interview you live on Perth radio (Curtin FM 100.1) in March 2010 on my interview segment called "Where Are They Now?" It was especially of interest to a lot of listeners here in Perth from the U.K. Our listeners were pleased to be able to hear the voice behind the hit and the life story and it was gratifying to be able to play the song you had written and sung yourself "My Survival” as the song is terrific. Our station plays music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, which you clearly fit into. Good News Week is an oldies classic as is "Don't Push Me", I can continue to play "My Survival" as part of a package when I play your hits of the 60’s.

    (Posted on 2010-04-28 14:05:00 by Kerry Scott)
  26. Thanks for your emails and your news Mike. Great to see such a good website - the quality and updating is so very lacking with quite a number of well known stars!! Thanks also for introducing me to your single 'My Survival' which I shall play as the third track during my radio programme here in Perth on the 6th March, immediately after 'Good News Week'. - about 5 past midnight here - just after 4pm on Friday afternoon your time. I believe it may be the songs first airing here in Australia and I am very pleased to play it, as it is a great song, very well orchestrated and produced.I know you will be doing an interview on the same station on the 15th March; I shall mention this too of course! The songs of the 60's are still so very much in demand, and 'Good News Week' certainly remains a classic from that time. I hope 'My Survival' also brings you sucess - the quality of the song certainly deserves that.

    Very best wishes from Perth, Western Australia,

    (Posted on 2010-02-27 09:13:00 by Mike)
  27. Mike, thank you so much for posting the photo dedicated to Howard. He did tell me some tales of when you were touring in Sweden, but also that you covered a lot of miles - not realising how large Sweden actually is.

    You were all young chaps then - glad you are still in the music business!

    Kindest regards.

    Jenni Livett

    (Posted on 2009-10-11 08:30:00 by Jenni Livett)
  28. Hi Mike,
    We very much enjoyed your gig on Saturday and look forward to hearing much more from you.
    God bless

    (Posted on 2009-06-28 21:15:00 by Reg & Marilyn Walker)
  29. What a superb evening; thank you from everyone in Abbeyfield. When are you comming back?

    (Posted on 2009-05-23 19:39:00 by Michael. Abbeyfield, Newtown)
  30. hi babes , great site . love photos great song , loves ya nothin to do with you are my godfather hehe , anyway when you paying me ? hehe

    (Posted on 2009-02-14 10:18:00 by cheryl burch)
  31. Michael thanks for all the information that you have passed on to me. I was not able to get the record but will try another avenue. I am so sorry that I did not do justice to your song and I had wished that I did. It is the old adage "if only". I was proud to have sung it anyway and known that you wrote it. Thank you.
    Good luck for the future. Francoise Pascal.

    (Posted on 2008-12-19 13:02:00 by Francoise Pascal)
  32. Hi Mike sorry it took so long! your site is brill! didn't realise you wrote so many songs:) take care xxxxxxxxxxxx

    (Posted on 2008-11-27 11:09:00 by jackie daniels)
  33. Good to talk to you via email Mike. Glad I could help out an ex-Vulcan crew with a photo of the mighty 'Tin Triangle'. Good luck with everything. Mark.

    (Posted on 2008-11-12 15:59:00 by Mark Templeman)
  34. Thanks for an excellent site and your support on youtube! Sure was a great day yesterday for Lewis!

    (Posted on 2008-11-03 08:07:00 by bill patterson)
  35. Lovely new site Mike, great photos !!!!

    (Posted on 2008-10-31 14:08:00 by Sara Bourgaize)
  36. Fantastic! Loved the photos ;-)

    (Posted on 2008-10-26 22:07:00 by Paul Tinsley)
  37. Hi Mike,
    Love the site love all the info that i have waited to see for years and all the hedgehoppers material WOW any more photo's

    (Posted on 2008-10-25 23:05:00 by jim)

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