Travelling Band Mark Two

 

After the success of our Arts Council Project, The Travelling Band, we are back again this year with a slightly revamped version.

Eight Derbyshire artists including myself, will be running musical workshops in and around the community. Whether it be schools, libraries, shopping centres, or simply running performances in the street, we’ll be trying to bring music to areas of the local community that have been sadly neglected by consecutive Governments.

As well as the workshops, there will be several live performances across the country, all completely free to attend, and organized with the aim of bringing live music to people that don’t normally get as mush access to the arts, as they would like to.

We have shows in Wirksworth, Ripley, Ashbourne, Chesterfield, Bolsover, Belper, Willington, Ilkeston and Matlock.

Anyone with any geographical knowledge of the area, will realize that these are mainly old mining towns, that have suffered greatly since the 80s and before, as the counties once thriving industries, were decimated.

I have added a few of the shows to my shows page, but there are plenty more to be added in the coming weeks.

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Back in Prague this March

Hello all!

I hope you had a great Xmas and New Years.

The record is currently being mixed, and I’m assured by the Scottish maestro, that it’s coming along great. Should hopefully be able to hear some rough mixes in the next few weeks.

I’m booking up some shows in Prague for the weekend of the 15th/16th/17th of March. I’m currently confirmed at Bar Number 7 for Sunday the 17th, and just waiting on confirmation of the others.

Been far too long since I have played a show there. It is my favourite city, so really I should make more of an effort.

Will confirm when the other dates are nailed.

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Live & Loud Bookings

Ello.

I am now available for bookings via Live & Loud.

Obviously you can always contact me directly, but if you are on of the 5000 venues in the UK that are connected to Live & Loud, you may find it easier to use the booking service they provide.

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Wirksworth Arts Festival

 

Oi!

I am playing this years Wirksworth Arts Festival in Derbyshire. I’ll be performing two separate sets, and will be part of a Q&A paling about The Travelling Band project and various other art projects around the county.

Come along and have a beer.

 

 

 

Saturday 15th September @ The Old Lock Up, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. (1pm)

Saturday 15th September @ The Village Hall, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. (8pm)

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Wave 105 Cash For Kids Event

Ayup.

I have been asked to perform on Bournemouth beach, for this years Wave 105 ‘cash for kids’ charity event.

I’ll be on stage at 4pm on both the Friday and the Saturday.

The event is free and includes tonnes of stuff, as part of the Bournemouth air show.

If you’re about, come say hello.

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Nottingham calling!

Ayup!

I’ll be playing a wee acoustic set on Sunday at The Chameleon Cafe in Nottingham.

The gig is free, but any donations to the city’s Children’s Cancer ward are greatly appreciated. I’ll be on about 4pm.

The Travelling Band Project

Ayup.

I am involved with another Arts Council project. This time, it’s called The Travelling Band Project.

Here’s a brief explanation.

Five musicians, from all different musical backgrounds and genres, are put together and sent on the road across the county of Derbyshire.

Day one, we arrive in a town, and spend the day hanging out with the locals. We hear their stories, the history of the area, and that afternoon, we write a song about those people and their experiences. That evening we perform a set of our own individual songs, as well as our musical attempt to do them and their town justice.

Day two, repeat and so on all the way across the county.

On the final day, we will bring back all the songs and experiences, and perform them to the people of Derby.

Here are the dates and venues we have booked in so far…

Saturday 10th March @ No. 25, Belper.

Friday 6th April @ The Latch Lifter, Ilkeston.

Saturday 7th April @ The Featherstar, Wirksworth.

Friday 13th April @ Artisan, Ashbourne.

Saturday 5th May @ The Fishpond, Matlock.

Thursday 10th May @ Ripley’s Little Ale House, Ripley.

Thursday 31st May @ Baby People Studios, Derby (Afternoon).

Thursday 31st May @ The Maypole, Derby (Evening).

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