Two gigs coming up and new records being finished off for release next year!
On Saturday Dec 7th I am doing a special show at the Winter Shuffle festival in London. Solo trumpet through electronics along with video visual delight from Jaime Rory Lucys amazing Rucksack Cinema. Not on official programme but will be in the main building “living room”. Lots going on at this amazing old workhouse / psychiatric hospital at a festival put together by the East London Community Land Trust and curated by Danny Boyle
Then on Sunday 15th Dec. i am playing in Manchester with Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band. The gig is at Gorilla on Whitworth St. Tickets and info here
New recordings from Spaceheads and James being mixed down at the moment – announcements for a new Spaceheads EP and a new James album coming very soon – Look out!
I also feature on the new EP “Artorius revisited” which is the first release as the Red Elastic Band.
80s Belgian label Les Disques du Crepescule are also re- releasing recordings that the Pale Fountains did for them in 1982 as a vinyl album “something on my mind” which includes a bonus CD of 2 complete live gigs in Belgium 1982.
A great extravaganza is promised with United Vibrations, We the undersigned, The harlequin dynamite marching band, VJs, a special screening of the film “space is the place” and a 12 piece band put together for the event by Paddy Steer and Graham Massey.
Graham was on Radio 6 talking about the event to Stuart Maconnie and playing Sun Ra tunes. listen here
The James tour bus continues its trek across Europe as we hit the halfway mark in the hot summer festival season.
You can read about it on the James website blog “Summer Lovin’ with Juliet & The Gang”
Already played are:
Wakestock in Wales – review here
Benatska noc 2013 festival in Czech Republic
River Party in Nestorio, Kastoria Greece
Belladrum in the heart of Scotland – watch footage from BBC Alba
and last night at the Pool Bar in Austria – some great photos here
Tonight we play the fabulous Haldern pop festival in Germany
Next week 17th and 18th August we play at the V festival – same stage as Beyonce!
and then we finish the summer season in Ireland on
23rd Aug – Olympia Theatre Dublin – facebook event page here
24th Aug – Belsonic Festival Belfast
The album now has to be mixed and is due for release early 2014.
There are some photos from the session here
Fingers crossed that the good weather holds for this weekend. Another Spaceheads, James double!
Spaceheads play in Liverpool on Friday 12th July in the Kazimier Gardens,
A Free gig in the amazing garden entrance at 32 Seel St, Liverpool 1, from 20.30
Details are on the Kazimier garden Website here. There is also a facebook event page here
An amazing weekend of support shows coming up at two historic venues!
On Sat 22nd James support The Killers at Wembley Stadium
On Sun 23rd Spaceheads support The Woodentops at Dingwalls Camden
Excerpt from solo gig with Thurston Moore in Stoke Newington London last Thursday.
The effect is created by playing continuously by circular breathing into a sample and hold filter.
Thanks to Richard Boon, Thurston Moore, and all the folk at the Stoke Newington literary festival.
No commercial branding or sponsorship at this show; income generated from tickets is spent on improving the local forests for both people and wildlife.
Tickets still available on this link