Hello dear, I hope you’re well. And WELCOME if you’re new and signed up during my European tour, or last week’s trio of London shows, it’s been a fantastic few weeks. So here’s our summer festival list, plus the new EP, my new LO FI ARTS business and other bits…
UK SUMMER FESTIVALS LIST
BLISSFIELDS FESTIVAL 2014 – Hoodrats
MEONFEST 2014 – Hoodrats
LATITUDE FESTIVAL 2014 – solo
TRUCK FESTIVAL 2014 – Hoodrats
BEAUTIFUL DAYS FESTIVAL 2014 – Hoodrats SOLD OUT
GREENBELT FESTIVAL 2014 – Hoodrats and solo
and in Dundee in November…
BOOK YER ANE FESTIVAL VIII – Hoodrats
‘A BEATEN DRUM’ EP OUT NOW
Often ‘A Beaten Drum’ is my favourite song on The Bear, even though it’s so bleak. It was an abandoned demo til Hoodrats rescued it with the slowed-down groove and Jen’s wonderful guitar riff. Plus, the two semi-improvised solo piano b-sides – I’m 1000x proud of them. This is the third and last single from The Bear, if you haven’t already please check it out.
Get the EP from Xtra Mile
‘A Beaten Drum’ official video
‘A Beaten Drum’ solo live in Hamburg
‘A Beaten Drum’ (audience vid) Hoodrats live in London
‘Tunguska’ 9 min solo piano version for St Paul’s Lifestyle
‘A Beaten Drum’ original LP full version – lyric video
Thur 17 July BRIGHTON Latest Bar Citizens Advice Bureau fundraiser
Sat 2 Aug LAXEY (Isle Of Man), The Institute, solo concert, details later
SUMMER 2014 SPOTIFY PLAYLIST
Is HERE and it’s the best Spotify playlist I’ve ever done.
LO FI ARTS
I recently launched Lo Fi Arts Consultancy to turn my non-touring creative work (plus all the creative stuff my friends and allies do) into a coherent small business. It’s worth a look if you might need help with ideas / creative work.
I guess we’re at the end of The Bear ‘campaign’, whatever that means. It’s been fantastic, so THANKYOU for buying the album and coming to shows. I’m booking a couple of short UK runs for Hoodrats in Autumn – but we’ll need new material for those. I’m chasing support slots and European gigs as well as UK headlines. Besides that, I’m planning a duo project with Gill Sandell and I’m doing a lot of writing, so we’ll see.
Seriously, thankyou for sticking with me, your support makes everything worthwhile. If we cross paths at a festival over summer, please come and say hello. And if you haven’t already, please check out the EP.