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Hey Sholay Equipment Stolen: Can You Help?
Laurie Tuffrey , December 10th, 2012 10:21

Band pushing on with shows in London and Sheffield

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Last Wednesday, indie five-piece Hey Sholay had their van and all of their equipment, including some irreplaceable customised gear and vintage guitars, stolen from outside their Rotherham practice room and are asking anyone with information to contact Rotherham police - contact details here. The description of what was taken runs:

"A transit van - ML05KPP [pictured below] - along with a lot of equipment!

"juno 60, 2 vox ac30 amplifiers, 1 ampeg valve head and Trace Elliot cab. Fender 1952 telecaster, gibson sg - heavily customised es335 with 'rosie' laquered to it, custom electronics, epiphone lucille with microphone input. 4 Kaoss pads, 4 pedalboards all customised with various boutique pedals. Pearl export drumkit and sabian cymbals. Korg ms2000b synthesizer, cased, three stands, trace elliot bass cab.

"If anyone has any information or seen anything like this, please contact Rotherham Police."

In spite of the circumstances, and with some helpfully donated instruments, the band are courageously pushing on to play their final two dates of the year: a show at London's Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on Wednesday, December 12, and an almost sold-out homecoming gig at Sheffield's Library Theatre on December 21.

Hey Sholay's stolen van: