to the John Otway Archive. On these pages you will find information and files
about John Otway (and probably the Big Band too).
On this site, you will find the latest news about our microstar and the fan club.In addition to the lyrics for some of Otway's songs. Also, there is a new work in progress with the Otway Glossary which explains the meaning of some of the references in the songs. The Otway Cinema is being refurbished and will return soon with some new clips.
John and three hundred of his fans planned to be travelling the world with the Big Band and playing some of the world's most famous venues. Starting at The Cavern in Liverpool and visiting New York, Las Vegas, Tahiti, Sydney, Shanghai, Dubai and finally returning to London; this should have been a once in a lifetime trip for those lucky enough to go. If you use Google Earth, you can see the itinerary with the file I've made here. More information. - Brochure(pdf)
The Cube http://www.johnotway.com/tv.html
John Otway burst onto the small screen with the launch of The Cube at 8:00pm on Wednesday, May 14th 2003. The fifteen minute programme was broadcast on Sky Channel 687, and a pilot series of three further shows followed on a weekly basis.
Commenting on the launch of Ot-TV, John said,
Such shows are commonplace in the USA, but 'public service broadcasting' is only just getting going over here. I have always been keen on exploring new ways of getting the music across to people, and this seems to be an excellent and exciting way of showcasing the band and myself on the small screen.
With limited audiences for most of the programming that goes out on Channel 687, we could well top the ratings pretty quickly, added Otway, who is now getting used to chart success!
Now that the pilot series has aired, I hope to add clips from them to this site. If you want to see the whole series, get along to a gig and buy a copy of the video or DVD.
Listen to Otway and the Big Band on BBC Radio 6 Dream Ticket. The program is no longer available from the BBC archive, so I have uploaded the Otway part of the show as Real Audio here.
on Resonance FM. Our hero appeared on DeXter Bentley's Hello Goodbye Show.
The recording is 55 minutes long and includes some rare material and some done
live on air. In the show John talks about his career, from the early years including
the hits and the flops, it even mentions the forthcoming World Tour.