Friday, 14 March 2014

'Beautiful Gig'

Sennen Timcke () is putting together a set of gigs called 'Beautiful Gig presents...' and they promise not only to sound great but look beautiful too... They're on at The Edwardian Cloakroom on Park Row.

I'm playing at one of these on the 20th March. Come and here me play some new music! (I'm in La Palma, hiking around dormant volcanoes, writing new songs right now...)








Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Vialka's pocket opera at The Cube with support from The Derdniks and me 21/03

Vialka are my favourite live band of all time. Some of you Bristol folk might have seen them play at Cafe Kino last time they were in town?
They're back with their new 'pocket opera' "A l'abri des regards indiscrets (Out of sight of prying eyes): A Minimalist Dinner Opera"

It's going to be THE BEST GIG SINCE THEY WERE IN BRISTOL IN 2012!



Plus my dear friends the Derdniks will be playing their long-awaited first gig in support. Listen to them on soundcloud:



I'll be playing a few tunes too...

Read more here: http://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/#17762

Facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1458501294377191/?source=1

Tickets are available from Bristol Ticket Shop: http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/eventdetails.aspx?e=4764

See you there!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Rainbow snatching...

It's no secret I'm a rainbow snatcher but I don't usually make it too obvious...
It's been a good winter for rainbows:












Thursday, 6 March 2014

Mixes by Eric Boros and Rachael Dadd

A couple of musical friends have posted really eclectic mixes this last week or so and kindly included me on them...

Eric Boros (of Vialka, who are playing at The Cube on the 21st March) posted this one which also includes the brilliant bassist and singer Howie Reeve.




The second one is by my dear friend Rachael Dadd - it's a mix of Bristol musicians and Japanese musicians. There's some beautiful, beautiful music on here and lots of mutual friends:



Rachael has a new website here: http://www.rachaeldadd.com/

She's just released a split 7" on Sweetdreams Press in Japan and will be releasing it in the UK on her and ICHI's new self-made record label TOKIDOKI records in April... The other side of the single is a new track from ICHI. I can't wait...

Enjoy!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Diane Cluck at The Cube 13/04

Diane didn't make it to Bristol or the UK last year but this year she's back, with a new album and the wonderful cellist Isabel Castellvi accompanying her...
I get the pleasure of putting on a show for her at The Cube and supporting her again.

Here's a write-up of her new album: http://www.npr.org/2014/02/23/279237676/first-listen-diane-cluck-boneset

And one of my favourite songs from it:



More info about the gig can be found here: http://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/whats-on/the-cube/sun-13-apr-diane-cluck-17764
Or at the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/179792512228741/?fref=ts

Tickets are £8 advance or £10 on the door and are available from Bristol ticket shop here: http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/eventdetails.aspx?e=4765