Good morning folks,
Now I realise that I’ve yet to post anything on the blog from the Duckworth Lewis Method tour which ended a couple of weeks ago but I’ve barely been home in between that and the recent Maggie Reilly radio tour in Germany. I shall sort this out soon enough don’t you worry…
We spent a week and a half driving across Germany playing a series of live radio concerts, many of which were also video streamed live over the internet. I did my best to post links to the live streams over on my Facebook page and Twitter so hopefully some of you watched one of the shows. There are a bunch of photos from the first show in Erfurt on the MDR page if you fancy having a look.
So Maggie’s brand new album Heaven Sent is officially out now so you can go and grab yourself a copy. You can order a CD HERE.
The first single from the album is called Juliet. And as if by magic, here’s a video from our Hamburg radio show!
We heading to Finland next week to five shows. Looks like we’re playing some rather lovely venues. Here’s the rundown:
Tuesday 22 Helsinki, Kulttuuritalo
Wednesday 23 Tampere, Tampere-talo
Thursday 24 Lahti, Sibeliustalo
Saturday 26 Oulu, Club Teatria
Sunday 27 Pori, Promenade Theatre
Hopefully see some of you there. Until next time…
We’re almost ready for take off folks…
The brand new album from The Duckworth Lewis Method is out today!! If you can find a record shop still standing (!) go out right now and grab yourself a copy. The band has a sparkly new website which looks fantastic and they put out a video for the first single It’s Just Not Cricket. It looks a bit like this…
Neil and Thomas has been busy doing a whole bunch of radio interviews. The best way to keep up with all their adventures is via Twitter I find, it gets updated regularly. Although wait until we’re on tour folks…
So our fist show is on Monday at Lord’s, then we’re at the Nottingham Playhouse on Tuesday. We’ll be playing at Electric Picnic in August and then the big tour starts at the end of September. here’s some dates for you…
- Friday 20th September @ St. George’s Church, Brighton
- Saturday 21st @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
- Tuesday 24th Oran Mor, Glasgow
- Wednesday 25th The Sage, Gateshead
- Thursday 26th Academy 2, Manchester
- Friday 27th Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
- Saturday 28th St Georges Hall, Bristol
- Sunday 29th Glee Club, Birmingham
So there you go folks. We’re coming to a town near you in the very near future. Time to book some tickets I’d say. It’s going to be rather special. I’ve even bought a new hat for the occasion. See you there…
Happy New Year everybody!
Welcome to 2013. I’m starting the year with a big show tomorrow night at Hideaway in Streatham where we’ll be launching two, yes TWO albums on one night.
First up will be the official launch of Frankie Lewis‘ new album The Jazz Cookbook. This will be the first time the album is available and the first time we’ve performed the songs live all together. We recorded the record last year with a great lineup. It was produced by Janette Mason and Lea DeLaria with all arrangements by Janette.
The second half of the show will be music from Peter Borthwick‘s new record This Moment. This was also recorded last year around the same time. There are some fantastic arrangements and some really great tunes with a retro fifties vibe.
The band will feature Mark Fletcher on drums, Janette Mason on piano and a horn section including Alan Barnes, Paul Jayasinha and Oren Marshall. It’s going to be such a great night. You should all be there really…
If you can’t make this Thursday, I will be at Hideaway this Sunday too with Kai Hoffman‘s jump jive band Kai’s Cats and again next Thursday for our monthly Voice showcase. I’ll also be at The Pheasantry with Peter Borthwick on Saturday 19th January if you fancy coming along. Hopefully see you at a show soon. There’s plenty to choose from this month!
And if you haven’t heard the new trio record Foreground Music Vol. I yet, here’s a little player so you can stream it. The album is available at Bandcamp. We got our first radio play a couple of days ago so hopefully word is starting to spread!
Until next time…