We have all been a bit quite of late, I have gone freelance so I have been working like a maniac in fear of becoming homeless, Lee has been working all night because he is a sucker and I think Sooz has been trying to read a children’s book.
Anyhoo, on Sunday we were having a practice and thought it might be nice to film a song on the roof. So we did. Sooz has an awesome roof out of her back door and we even had her friendly neighbours watching and clapping us. Here’s the song, it’s called Somersaults and we have recorded it, along with 3 other tunes and when we get a couple more we will release an new EP.
We have a gig on 22 October at Bar 23 in Dalston for Oxjam which we are really excited about, we did a couple of house party style gigs for Oxjam over the summer and they were brilliant, it’s a fiver in advance, I think will sell out so here is the ticket link. One ticket gets exchanged for a wristband on the day and you can visit a few venues in the area to see different bands. Im going to see my friend play, he’s in a band called The Drop. All info is HERE
Hope to see you all there.
Jonah, Sooz and Trampy.
I recently went for an adventure in Dartmoor. I used to study in Exeter and would go into Dartmoor there most weeks, I havnt been back for 7 years so I was excited to see the hills again.
I walked for 3 days and camped wherever I was when it got dark. It sounds romantic and ideal and in many ways it was but I also got ill, scared wet and cold!
So the album is back with me, mastered and sounding lovely jubbly thanks to the chaps at Finyl Tweek.
I have sorted a launch gig in London – 14th July 2010 at The Slaughtered Lamb in Clerkenwell. Its a nice little venue under a tasty pub and the promoters, electroacoustic club, put on a lot of the best folky stuff in london.
Support comes from my buddy and sometimes banjo player Lloyd Williams under the name Autumn Red, he will be playing on every night of the tour, and also the wonderful Jose Vanders who sung and played piano on one of the songs on the album.
We go from there and play Brighton the next night, and will be recording a live session for Brighton’s Radio reverb in the day. We are playing in another treat of a venue, it used to be the Jooglebery Playhouse but is now the Latest Music Bar.
Then off to Cambridge, the place of my birth, on Sunday 18th to play The Corner House, and then we go down South West, more details shortly coming.
Here’s a little video we made at work the other day when we had to hire in a camera.
Just got sent this by a friend, and thought I would share it. John Martyn has been a massive influence to my guitar playing and songwriting, such a soulful dude needs to be remembered:
Future Shorts presents Elliot Dear’s inspiring short animation about the legend John Martyn, the latest animation in the Music Matters campaign.
Spent some more time doing a bit more recording and mixing and with so little left to do I think there will only be one more session with Si in the studio before mastering can happen.
Very exciting for me, I put the 12 songs into a playlist today and it looked lovely.
Here is a little out take of a mellow tune I might hide in the album somewhere, this take wasn’t used, it was probably only the third or fourth million!
So I am extremely slow to this site making melarchy, this wordpress thang is well complex too.
This is me playing for BalconyTV in Camden with John from the mighty Les Oeufs on banjo and Susie Jones on the cello.