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words/music/more words – a dish of news, July ’14

rvb notes June

this, on the radio

I’ve got an hour of spoken word and live music coming out on Radio Reverb, hopefully on Sun 27 July at 11pm (then repeated three times the following week).  A preview of the first two and a half minutes can be heard here.  That’s 97.2FM kids.

It was a buzz to put together – and very nice to be asked, obviously – kind of nerve-wracking too, as there’s lots of improv and split-second decisions… If I manage to hold yr attention, unsettle you a bit: good.  For sixty minutes, though?  Well, I think it holds up.  Listen in, see if you agree.

Otherwise, got some gigs coming – including a London leg of Waterghosts.  It’s all getting very interesting.

And once again – because you’re no-one if you aren’t selling a piece of yrself nowadays (NB. I have no problem with this)… Do check out this recently-released album, which features a track of mine.

The radio programme, of course, is free.

new track released by Container Drivers / Russian Winter records, June ’14

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My new song Stroke of Noon has just been released on a compilation by Container Drivers Radio & Russian Winter Records (as mentioned previously) and can be bought here.

The comp’s available as a download or limited edition CD in two volumes - my track closes vol. 1 – and like Container Drivers’ programme, it’s well worth checking out overall.  It also features Rollor, Kill Pretty, Snide Rhythms and the prettily-named Spewing Cum, among other good stuff – cast yr jaundiced eyes and ears upon it!

new spoken word & music special on Radio Reverb

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the master plan

I’ve been given a whole hour on Radio Reverb (97.2FM) to play with, on the programme Tales from a Coldean Woodshed, sometime soon.  It’s a one-off special, and it will be oh so special…  Spoken word, interview, a few live acoustic songs (some of my new ones).

More details soon – for now, take a look at the rough plan above…

gig tonight + a new record release: news

I’m doing a free gig tonight in Brighton, at the Northern Lights – doors 8pm, info here.  It’s a great lineup, going to be a lot of fun: got new songs to play.

Longer-term, just heard that a new track of mine’s going on a compilation CD/download album assembled by J Peel’s superb spiritual heirs, Container Drivers Radio.  They’re working on it with a US label called Russian Winter, and it’s all looking very good so far.  Track’s called Stroke of Noon, and I’m very happy with it (this is completely separate to the three tracks for release with The Animal Farm, btw).

More details to follow.

…& now it’s gone. Waterghosts, plus gig news

Waterghosts was a success; both on its own terms and going by audience reaction, plus advance review buzz.  Jamie Sturrock, awkward visionary, I salute you (many people can talk a good game about stuff like this, very few actually risk doing it).

It was exciting to read out my writing in the pulpit, and to work with so many talented musicians and performers; sitting in the engine room and feeling all that improvised sonic magic strafing the church was wonderful.

Now I’ve got some gigs, first one Sunday 1 June.  Details here.

a few Waterghosts pics – more on my Facebook page:

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