Posts tagged “live music

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.

UPDATE:

*& it’s now going out on Sun 24th August.  Not sure what happened there, but it’s confirmed for broadcast on this date.

 


Lou Reed tribute gig, Sat 7th Dec, Kemptown

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visitation of an American Poet

I’m playing at a Lou Reed tribute night in Kemptown, (At The) Coach House.  It starts at 7pm, on Sat 7th Dec.  Here’s the address:

Walpole Road
Brighton BN2

website

There’ll be loads of people playing songs from all across his incredible body of work.  I’m doing… Actually, no.  If you want to find out, you’ll have to come along.  Anyway, it promises to be a fantastic celebration (in a unique venue, too).


GIG: New X, 17th July

Doing a free gig on Wed 17th July in New Cross, London, at the Amersham Arms – Facebook event pg here.

For those who abominate Facebk & all its blandishments, here’s the info:

Amersham Arms, 388 New X Rd SE14

doors 8pm – tax £0.00

twitter @shhlistenmusic

…Think I’m on 2nd, not sure yet.  Fairly low-key, but should be a good night – not gigged a huge amount lately, as I’ve been concentrating on getting more energy-waves onto record & other things creative (more news about all that soon, btw)… On with it, then.


care in the community (radio)…

So… live session on Thursday (25th) went well – Under The Table on BHCR.  Despite technical problems at the start of the show cutting into the timeslot (handled with aplomb by presenter Nigel Staley… truly, the man’s unflappable), it was a good programme and a buzz to perform on.  The time issue meant I didn’t get to play a couple of pre-recorded tracks – from Glow in the Dark - but did manage to fit in:

Monkey – an old song recorded by my band Empty Vessels in 2006 (on the Parlour 9 Sessions album)

Phantom Party – from the Episodes EP

Undertow – from 1st album This Mucky Age

…Plus live versions of Wet Dream Disaster, Face of Stone & Larkin.  I got these recorded, and will no doubt find a use for em soon.  A freebie, perhaps.  Did a spoken word piece and talked a load of shit about nudist beaches in Brighton, John Peel’s disembodied essence, that kind of thing, and selected tracks by Lou Reed (Waves of Fear) and The Fall (Ladybird) – neither of them get aired enough nowadays.

Yeah, tech issues aside it was pretty sweet to have almost a whole programme to play with.  Other than that, I’ve been offered a local gig – more news very soon – and am hatching schemes and plans enormousfold.  Keep it bookmarked: back shortly.


RADIO GIG: Thur 25th April 6 – 7pm, BHCR live session

always good to get out of my comfort zone, whereas MOST PEOPLE NEVER BOTHER

Right, am doing a live acoustic session on BHCR this Thursday 25th, 6 – 7pm, on Under The Table – the last time was fun, so I’m going back for seconds.  Expect good music (not just mine), disjointed talk, spoken word stuff… basically, we’re not going to be discussing chart acts’ sex lives with our feet up and some nice chocolates & pink wine.  If that sounds interesting, do tune in; if not, fuck ya – it’s probably not aimed at you anyway.


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