UK Work Permits for touring acts
Posted by: RAB ()
Date: September 13, 2013 06:17PM

Have UK Border checks become more stringent or are there new rules for work permits that are not clear ?

Following Robert Tepper being turned away a few weeks ago, now the Fuzz Drivers have been denied UK entry which effectively also scuppers their shows in Belgium and Germany.

If you're not familiar with the band:

Fuzz Drivers - Carved Time


It is with extreme sadness that we inform that the remaining of our European Tour in cancelled.

We managed to accomplish the most difficult and complicated tasks, we were all there, ready to rock, with the dates booked, venues ready and everything into place, but the U.K. Customs crushed it all.

On a personal note from me, Marcelo.
Someone decided that since I am a Brazilian, even though I have lived in Portugal for over half of my life, I have less rights than the rest of my bandmates who are all portuguese and my entry in the U.K. was denied. No effort to solve the situation was taken into account by the UK custom officials in the 8 hours I was "detained", interviewed, booked and escorted back to Portugal like a criminal.

I sincerely apologize to everybody that planned to go see us on on any of those dates and to everybody that helped us build this from the ground up, to Marc from CS Booking, to the bands we were supporting, the venues and especially to my bandmates who were caught in a complete unexpected situation. Words fails to express the hopelessness of this situation.

We will see you all again, that I promise.

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