May I was recently lucky enough to go on a short tour around the UK with Patch & the Giant.
This is what I can remember. ________________________________________________
I am very pleased to be finally starting my own acoustic night next month, working with those old dogs TV Nights.
We will be taking over The Lucky Pig in Fitzrovia for a night with the best songwriters I have had the pleasure of meeting.
Come and join us for the very first one, with this splendid line up on the 10th of June.
The 3rd of May in Birmingham.
In May I will be joining Patch and the Giant for a UK tour. Birmingham, York and Manchester, we're coming to you. ________________________________________________
This Saturday the 15th I am very pleased to be busking with Dan Croll in Northhampton Square for Bandstand Busking.
Come along and have a drink in the sun with me, I’ll be playing at 1pm.
Hello, I have managed to make the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition Long List. Thanks to Dots and Dashes for selecting me. I’d keep my fingers crossed, but I’m busy practicing.
Have a look at their website here….
February I am very excited to announce I am playing and hosting a new totally acoustic night starting in London. Working with TV Nights, the team behind the music at Notting Hill Arts Club and Ronnie Scott’s, we will bring you stripped-down, unplugged performances from some of the most exciting emerging artists.
The first night will take place on the 26th of February in a quite remarkable secret location, so remarkable I wish I could tell you, but I can’t…
________________________________________________ The new 2nd edition albums are in, with a few new tweaks and tassels, ready for your procurement.
January The Music Box at Paper Dress Vintage on Curtain Road is a heck of a nice way to spend an evening. Thanks to everyone who came and made it special.
Picture by Mike Watts (@drfizzy) ________________________________________________
Merry 2014 to you. If your resolution is to see more live music this month, I recommend coming to The Finsbury on the 16th, where I will be supporting the marvellous All The Queen’s Ravens. All the best for now.
Precisely one year after my debut album launch at the Gallery Cafe, I was very pleased to return for a serious festive hoedown. It was a great pleasure to play again alongside Patch & the Giant, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, Sophie Jamieson, Laish and many more of the wonderful friends I have met this year.
By significant coincidence I also sold the very last debut album from the 1st pressing. New and improved 2nd edition CDs are now on the way, with a wonderful feeling of completeness.
This month is all promise and anticipation. There will be a new album being born in the new year, as well as big plans for an acoustic night in London.
It all feels a bit like this.
Thursday the 26th I am very pleased to be playing at The Nest Collective’s Folk Rising alongside a splendid line up. Also, here are a few words about Patch & the Giant’s return to their monthly Sunday shin-digs at the Boogaloo. I’ll be playing the first one of the season, on the 29th. I hope to see you there.
The debut single ‘The Flood’ is out now. It is available only here - as a limited edition home-made release sent to your door. It comes with it’s accompanying music video and a B-side from the approaching 2nd album.
Order it here.
At Wilderness with kind listeners and absent clouds. Thanks to everyone who came to watch.
________________________________________________ The debut video and single are now ready to go, thanks to the marvellous animation artist Elly Strigner. They will be released long before the end of this rainy August.
Thank you to Cloud Cuckoo Land. It was a real pleasure playing for you and revelling in your funk driven community spirit.
A Simple Haiku:
B-sides sounding well, Video is nearly done, Glastonbury - yes, YES.
This summer I will be releasing a debut single with my first official music video. They will go hand in hand like two muscular lobsters. I look forward to presenting them to you.
May Spring time is a marvellous time of year. I am very excited to be playing the festivals this summer, including The Great Escape, Home Farm, Cloud Cuckoo Land, Party 4 Patrick and somewhere at Glastonbury. In the meantime there are these…
A totally acoustic night with some of my favourite artists; Hot Feet, Sophie Jamieson and Until the Bird, thanks to Live and Unamplified at the Book Club.
I have been lucky to become part of a short film project about the good people of London's underground music scene. If you like it - vote for it and we could win a grant to enter the Sundance Film Festival. Your help is greatly appreciated. ________________________________________________
I am in session and having a natter on Folk Radio UK for Bob’s Folk Show. Although I haven’t had the chance to hear it yet, Bob says it’s a good one and Bob is a man to be trusted.
For a looky-listen click below...
A few new videos, some second album songs on the way, and Cannon the Violin has got on board. There are some good shows coming up soon too.
Here’s a video filmed by the Spiritual Bar family in Camden.
I am going to be London’s first virtual busker. I will be busking as projection in The Roundhouse, Camden all this weekend. We haven’t quite figured out the virtual change side of things, but that will have to come later. Thanks to Jaye Harrison. Here’s to the future.
Big thanks to everyone that came to the Gallery Cafe for the album launch. It meant a great deal to me. Chimera is now on sale.
Another great gig with Black Label Lungs, in a secret underground batcave in central London. They are doing good things. Check them out at www.youtube.com/user/Spiritualartbar
Photo - Anna Orhanen
October ’12 High times on tour with Maia and their funky-trumpet tales of deep space and melons. Their new album sounds like happiness. maiatheband.com
September ’12 Very pleased to say the album launch is set for 15th of December at the splendid Gallery Cafe, with some very special guests to be announced over the coming weeks. Join in at www.facebook.com/events/507646059264350 Excited.
Party 4 Patrick, a wonderfully spirited festival raising money for a great cause.
The debut album really is nearly finished... despite a few delays. Some excellent art work is being prepared. A big old album launch will be coming one night in December.
4th May ’12
Thank yous and much love to everyone who came the Emma Gatrill’s Album launch, it was a religious experience.
________________________________________________ March ’12 The debut album, Chimera, is coming along nicely at House of Strange Studios. The recordings are sounding pleasingly thick and well rooted. It should be due for release soon.
23rd February ’12 Website is now active, as you perhaps already know. Wonderful things to come...