Monday, 14 August 2017

Keith Luckey at the Frothblowers Micro Pub, Peterborough, Sunday 20 Aug 2017

Keith Luckey is playing a one hour acoustic set between 3pm and 4pm at the Frothblowers Micro Pub, Peterborough, Sunday 20 August, 2017.
Real Ale and Real Music.
Admission free

Friday, 7 July 2017

Drummer Wanted In Newark Area (UK)

Drummer Wanted In Newark Area (UK)

A new band based in the Newark (UK) area is short of a drummer. The band practice on alternate Wednesday and Fridays. 

It is a Punk/Funk/Rock/Soul band. They are now rehearsing with the first gig already booked on the 15th Dec. All drummers welcome: M/F, any age or level of experience.

Interested? Then please call or text... 07546 903257

Or message Badly Packed Traveller at...

Boo Hewerdine - Band dates released for December

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Band dates released for December

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Boo Hewerdine

"One of the country’s most consistently admired songwriters" - Folk Radio UK
"Simple, poetic reflections on life and love" - The Guardian

FULL BAND DATES AVAILABLE - 11 / 12 / 15 / 17 December 2017

Boo is well known as one of the greatest songwriter performers in the business, but incredibly, its been 7 years since Boo released his last studio album of original material 'God Bless The Pretty Things'. Not that he's been inactive, far from it, the period has been the most productive of his career. Boo wrote Radio Ballads for the BBC's Olympic and recent Child Migration series. There has been a huge array of writing and producing with both established and upcoming artists and passing something on to budding writers via his much loved song-writing workshops. Boo spent three years writing a daily blog which lead to podcast fun with that staff of The WORD (RIP) and invitations to join Radio broadcasts such as The Verb (BBC Radio 3) and a moment of personal satisfaction when his work was included in the radio round up Pick Of The Week on BBC Radio 4. Boo formed the duo State Of The Union with American guitarist Brooks Williams and recorded and released two albums and an EP, live in the studio with engineer Mark Freegard, the duo appeared on BBC1 TV Andrew Marr show performing their cover of Pet Shop Boys Rent.
Boo has written lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including the acclaimed 2014 album (Vagabond) and 2015 EP (Back The Dogs) with Scottish singer Eddi Reader, Last Man Standing Ep (2015) with Kris Drever of Lau and Duke Special. Reveal Records compiled the first document of his career to date with a fine Best of compilation My Name In Brackets and swiftly followed that with an album of lost recordings found in a box! This album was Open which received five star reviews and was number 5 in the Telegraph Albums of The Year 2015.
His new album Swimming in Mercury was released this month to critical acclaim.

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Hewerdine says...
“I felt like I had to wait for the right time to tell some old stories, working on the Best of compilation My Name In Brackets and finding the Open recordings took me back a little, each song a placed me in a memory. I soon realised I had to go further and revisit the time when I was first making music. Taking the bus down to Rough Trade in London with my demo tape Julia, playing cheap guitars with broken strings.
For Swimming In Mercury and Born I have used instruments I’ve not used for years. The process has been more akin to when I was starting out in an indie band. I used my father’s old beat up piano and I wrote some songs with my son, Ben which was great. The lyrics came fast, I trusting my pen.
Boo will also be touring with his band doing a few exclusive dates in December (11/12/15/ 17 available), here is the line-up:
Boo - vocals and guitar
Chris Pepper - drums
Chris Bradbury - guitar and keyboards
Mark Ellis - Bass

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AVAILABILITY FOR 11/12/15/17 DEC (BAND) + Solo dates for 2018


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Friday, 30 June 2017

Latest News From Topic Records - June 2017.

This month Topic Records focus on what is regarded to be one of the greatest acoustic folk albums of all time, Nic Jones Penguin Eggs. Released in June 1980 it was critically acclaimed and named "Folk Album of the Year" by Melody Maker.

Nic Jones was greatly influenced by Martin Carthy, whose percussive guitar style he adopted for his own, Nic first surfaced during the late 1960s as a member of the group the Halliard, mounting a solo career in 1970 with his debut album 'Ballads And Songs'. Nic continued to release solo records and appeared on albums for artists like Richard Thompson and June Tabor.

Sadly, Nic’s recording and performing career was tragically cut short when, returning home after a gig a Glossop Folk Festival in February 1982 he was involved in a serious traffic accident that left him in intensive care and hospitalised for some eight months. His injuries were such that he now only performs for his own pleasure. A truly tragic loss to the Folk World.

The rarity and beauty of Nic Jones recordings only add to their status as truly remarkable recordings.

Nic Jones will forever be a cornerstone in the history of English Folk.

Find the following Nic Jones titles with a 25% discount on the Topic store.

Penguin Eggs

Game Set Match

Canadee-I-O (7")

The Enigma of Nic Jones

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Topic Records
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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

King King Exile & Grace Album Exclusive Bundles!

King King

New album announcement!

Exile & Grace Album
Exclusive Bundles!

Today we are launching some exclusive bundles to accompany our new album 'Exile and Grace'.
• Signed CD with exclusive rare out-takes? Yes!
• Deluxe double album on Vinyl? Sure thing!
• An Exclusive Exile and Grace T-Shirt? What size sir?
All of these bundles are ONLY available from Townsend Music here.

Get me an exclusive bundle now!
Pre-order Exile & Grace

You can watch our latest video for (She Don't) Gimme No Lovin' below. The single will be available to download and stream on Friday 30th June.
(She Don't) Gimme No Lovin'

Our biggest venue tour yet has just gone on sale with Planet Rock, including the historic Shepherds Bush Empire on 18th October. No pressure then!
October Tour
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Lots more exciting news to come. We look forward to seeing you on tour!

Alan, Lindsay, Wayne & Bob

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Monday, 26 June 2017

Keith Luckey at the Frothblowers Micro Pub Peterborough Sunday 2 July 2017

Keith Luckey is at the Frothblowers Micro Pub, 78 Stirrington Way, Werrington, Peterborough on Sunday 2nd July, 2017 playing an acoustic set between 3 pm and 4 pm.
Real Ale and Real Music!

Friday, 16 June 2017

The Great Get Together, Lincoln, 17, June, 2017.

The Great Get Together, Lincoln. Including a live 
performance by the Stand In Blues Band at 8.30 pm.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Playing For Change Day 23 September, 2017

>September 23rd

There is nothing else like it.  The planet aligns in a simultaneous day of joyful, positive expression.  Hundreds of events in scores of nations, united in song, spirit, love and peace-building.

Be an EVENT HOST in your corner of the world.  No event is too big or too small on PFC DAY.

Proceeds raised on PFC DAY are invested in the mission of Playing For Change Foundation, creating positive change through free music and arts education, serving children in programs in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Music heals 

The Playing For Change Foundation Team

THANK YOU  to our official PFC Day Partners:

© 2017 Playing For Change Foundation
Our mailing address is:
Playing For Change Foundation
532 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401