News Archive 2012


Thankyou all for your support during the whole of 2012. We hope you continue to enjoy the SAILOR club website. Please keep coming back to us here at in 2013 for the 40th anniversary of the band!

Watch some of the best and funniest SAILOR live moments 2012:



Here's a special Christmas greeting from - Phil, Henry, Oliver and Tom - for the fans and visitors of this homepage:



21 November 2012:

: On the pop-success-wave for 40 years

The following article is taken from latest issue of the "Armin Rahm agency magazine" - published to announce SAILOR's 40th anniversary in 2013:

*** „Cast off!“ was first said in 1973; 40 years ago SAILOR still sail on the wave of success.
This is how long the British pop band has been navigating through the international music scene. An end of the journey is not in sight. Their secret: To continue in stormy times, always stay hungry and open for the new. 1976 the quartet first threw their fishing rod into the water, and soon two big fished got caught: Their sparkling "A Glass Of Champagne" and the catchy Oldie "Girls Girls Girls" secured top chart positions in the European charts for the band and even made them „The Beach Boys’ favourite band“ (Playboy Magazine).
In spite of the praise of the Beach Boys, SAILOR didn't anchor for long but kept on sailing once again. In this country they made two good catches with the top-40 singles "The Secretary" and "La Cumbia" in the 90s.
Always there at shore-leave: the Nickelodeon. This "custom-made allround-machine including zwo back-to-back pianos as well as synthesizers, mini-organs and glockenspiel, symbolically represents the special sound of the Brits". Harmonies with several voices, nautical lyrics, Bert-Brecht-bits and elements of various eras and countries flow together to an innovative mix of styles, in the early days swashing into the directions of Pop, Surf or Latin, later surfing into Disco and on the New Wave.
SAILOR keep reinventing themselves. While Thomas and Oliver Marsh have rejuvenated the crew aboard in the last time, father Henry and founding member Phil Pickett remain at the helm of the ship. In this line-up, the four-man-crew sails onto the anniversary destination. Then we can all toast to the new album: best done live and with a "glass of champagne"! ***
Special thanks to Annamaria Schobert ©



27 October 2012:

visit The Land of the Rising Sun!!

To celebrate SAILOR's 40th Anniversary in 2013, a very enthusiastic group of fans and dedicated followers in Japan have finally convinced local promoter Tetsuya Nakatani of Vinyl Japan to bring SAILOR to Tokyo to (initially) perform two concerts on the 18th and 19th May 2013 - the band's first ever concerts in the Far East.
"We have been following SAILOR's progress for long period and although it was always one of the most special UK bands, the present line-up of the group is truly exceptional" says Tetsuya; "As it will be SAILOR's 40th Anniversary, we decided to go ahead with these shows and as we believe there may be many more people in Japan who will like the music of SAILOR, we may eventually add further concerts."
So far, the venue on on 18th May is to be announced and on 19th May SAILOR are playing at KOENJI HIGH, Tokyo.

More 2013 concert dates for the 40th anniversary year will be announced as soon as we get them!

Best wishes and SAILOR-greetings,
~ Katrin
your webmaster



07 September 2012:

on TV...

Tonight SAILOR performed at the TV show "Feiern unterm Sternenhimmel" on German MDR television. The show was the opening of the "Tag der Sachsen" festival, where SAILOR will also play a big live concert tomorrow.
It was the first TV show of the present band line-up with Phil, Henry, Oliver and Tom.

  • Here's the video of SAILOR playing "A Glass Of Champagne". Check out Oliver, Henry, Phil and Tom at the TV show "Feiern unterm Sternenhimmel":

You can also find some exclusive photo impressions of the shows in Düsseldorf and Freiberg last weekend - from the desk (and camera) of Henry Marsh at the Concert Photos-section!!

Best wishes and SAILOR-greetings,
~ Katrin
your webmaster



04 June 2012:

double-concert in Germany on 02 June 2012

SAILOR - Phil, Henry, Oliver and Tom - played two fantastic shows at last Saturday's double-concert-day in Germany. First at the Freilichtbühne in Werne and then at the Arena Oberhausen. On the day before they'd played in Silkeborg (Denmark) and had a loooong exhausting journey through Europe to get to those shows.
You can now see new photos and some video impressions of those two SAILOR concerts in Germany at the Concert Photos-section and also find some newspaper articles below.
Sail on sail on SAILOR!!

Click here for the new SAILOR concert photos and videos from Werne & Oberhausen


  • Here's a video of SAILOR live in Werne, Germany, on 02 June 2012...
    Check out Oliver, Henry, Phil and Tom playing
    "The Old Nickelodeon Sound", "Girls Girls Girls" and and "The Secretary":
    filmed by Katrin Wagner ©

  • And here's SAILOR's finale live in Werne, Germany, on 02 June 2012...
    Check out Oliver Marsh singing "
    Con Te Partirò":
    filmed by Katrin Wagner ©

  • Here's a video of SAILOR live in Oberhausen, Germany, on 02 June 2012...
    Check out Oliver, Henry, Phil and Tom playing
    "Girls Girls Girls":
    filmed by Katrin Wagner ©

Best wishes and SAILOR-greetings,
~ Katrin
your webmaster



04 March 2012:


New album by The Sweet
with Peter Lincoln

The new album of The Sweet "New York Connection" - their first studio album featuring ex-SAILOR Peter Lincoln on lead vocals - is now available on iTunes.
You can download it there or soon also get it in stores!

The songs on the album are:
New York Groove, Gold On The Ceiling, All Moving Faster, New York Connection, Shapes Of Things, You Spin Me Round, Because The Night, Sweet Jane, Blitzkrieg Bop, On Broadway, Join Together
(The Sweet in 2012 are: Andy Scott, Peter Lincoln, Tony O'Hora and Bruce Bisland.)
Our opinion: Marvellous!

More information soon at

Or pre-order at

Also don't miss the radio special about the album on Wednesday 07 March 2012 from 6 to 8 pm CET (5 to 7 pm GMT). Listen online at Just click on the "LIVE-STREAM" button on the top right and... enjoy!

Best wishes and SAILOR-greetings,
~ Katrin
your webmaster



25 February 2012:


Congratulations grandpa Phil


  • CONGRATULATIONS to Phil and the Picketts and all the best for the new baby in the family!!!
    This song is dedicated to Phil's first grandson who was born on the day of this concert.
    This video shows SAILOR live in Hamburg, Germany, on 25 February 2012... Check out Phil, Henry, Oliver and Tom with "Karma Chameleon":
    filmed by Katrin Wagner ©

Best wishes and SAILOR-greetings,
~ Katrin
your webmaster



27 January 2012:


Video poll

You can already watch the videos of two marvellous rare songs of SAILOR's latest headline concert in Lauterbach (Germany) on 17 December 2011 - "Cool Breeze" and "Let's Go To Town" - right here. But now we'd like to know which other song you'd like to see here as a video...
For a long time, "Blame It On The Soft Spot" seemed to be the winner, but at the very end it changed. So the winner video with 26 % of all votes is:

The winner video:

  • SAILOR live in Lauterbach, Germany, on 17 December 2011...
    Check out Oliver, Henry, Phil and Tom with "Stay The Night":
    filmed by Karsten Wagner ©

Best wishes and SAILOR-greetings,
~ Katrin
your webmaster


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