Music / Arizona – Dave Burn

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Dave Burn

Arizona is the debut solo album from Dave Burn, previously of the alt-country band ahab. That band split back in 2012 after gathering a strong following and critical respect. Dave’s return with an album that contains the core DNA of ahab with greater horizons is a real treat. I’ll be honest here and state for… Read more »

Music / Jess Morgan to release limited run of handmade 7” records for Record Store Day

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DIY singer/songwriter Jess Morgan takes the do-it-yourself concept to new levels creating handmade vinyl records in her Norwich home. Jess has made a limited run of 7” vinyl of the song ‘Still In Fashion’ (from her album ‘Edison Gloriette’) for release exclusively at Relevant Records in Cambridge for Record Store Day on April 22nd 2017. Jess… Read more »

Music / The Shee tour dates – April 2017

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The Shee’s 2016 album, Continuum, continues to garner critical acclaim – and the band is responding to demand by taking to the road for a second album tour. The album, composed and released in celebration of the band’s tenth anniversary, will be the focus of the nine-date tour which takes in venues throughout England, Scotland and Wales. The Shee April 2017 live dates are:… Read more »

Music / Philip Henry and Hannah Martin Out of the Ordinary tour 2017

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Nobody sounds like the highly innovative Henry and Martin and few can have come up with a tour as different as this. The 10-date Out of the Ordinarytour (May 10-27) will see the award-winning pair weaving their musical wizardry across England and Wales, performing at some totally unpredictable locations. Churches will jostle with caverns, Iron Age roundhouses… Read more »

Music / Emily Maguire – new album A Bit Of Blue and live dates

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Emily Maguire

Emily Maguire, the beguiling British-born singer-songwriter whose remarkable personal journey fast-tracked her from the Australian bush to the Albert Hall, has released her first album in more than three years – A Bit Of Blue. With her earlier albumBeliever hailed as a ‘masterpiece’ (Maverick Magazine), anticipation is building around this, her fifth release, recorded at opposite ends of the… Read more »

Music / Resolved – Nick Burbridge and Tim Cotterell

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Resolved

In 2013, Nick Burbridge’s first solo collection of songs Gathered (also ably supported by the talented Tim Cotterell) earned him a Songwriter of the Year award from Spiral Earth and prompted me to write of “Nick’s most satisfying lyrical and musical ‘statement’ and (with due respect) the best album of this unnameable decade”.  Four years later while remaining circumstantially… Read more »

Music / Shake the Chains – new touring commission of protest songs

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The Shake the Chains tour is fast approaching and the band have recorded this promo track – it’s Pete Seeger’s If I had a Hammer From the industrial revolution, universal suffrage and the slave trade through to CND, Rock against Racism and the Miners’ strike, songs are a common and integral factor in all the… Read more »

Music / New video from ahab’s Dave Burn

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Dave Burn

We’ve heard on the grapevine that Dave Burn, former vocalist and guitarist of alt-country band ahab is soon to release his debut solo album. ahab impressed everyone with their seamless 4 part vocal harmonies, and enjoyed a whirlwind few years on the Americana scene, gaining famous fans such as Bob Harris and Simon Mayo along… Read more »

Music / Luke Jackson and Amy Wadge on tour

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Luke Jackson Amy Wadge

Acclaimed young singer songwriter Luke Jackson is to join forces for the third time with Cardiff’s Amy Wadge this month for what promises to be a dazzling double header UK tour. Between January 20-February 10, Luke will tour England and Wales with Amy, known for her winning songwriting collaboration with “Britain’s hottest pop star” Ed… Read more »

Music / New album from Stick In The Wheel

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From Here: English Folk Field Recordings released 17/03/2017 Curated, recorded and produced by Nicola Kearey and Ian Carter, Stick In The Wheel. Pre-order your copy HERE. Launch weekend at London’s Cafe Oto on Sat 18th March and Sun 19th March 2017 with many of the featured artists – more info and to buy tickets HERE…. Read more »