Back in 2007 I played some shows with Neil Turpin, I found someone happy to just go along with me and I felt comfortable seeing where he took me too. Not as creepy as it sounds. Anyway. We have been having such fun when we meet up again. It just so happens that we have set up a recording session every three years. With the help of our friend Michael Ward. An expert in audio.
The first session was set up one day in 2007. I was living in Manchester at the time and sped over trans-Pennine to jam with Neil. A lot of what happened that day is unrepeatable guff. Embarrassing secret noise you will never have the displeasure to hear. Among that which was worthy, the following became.
Three years later we reconvened. This time I was in London and got the train up to York in the snow of winter 2010. I will tell you more in due course… Just be assured the music reflects the development in our appreciation of each other, and Michael’s continuing pursuit of the best way to record our jams.
Get your tickets for these shows. I am coming thousands of miles for a series of performances around the UK, then perhaps nipping over to Europe for a few before heading back East.
June 4th – LONDON – Cecil Sharp house: Tickets
June 5th – WINCHESTER – The Railway Inn: Tickets
June 6th – SHEFFIELD – Greystones: Tickets
June 7th – MANCHESTER – Kraak Gallery: Tickets
June 9th – No Direction Home FESTIVAL – Welbeck Abbey, Notts: Tickets
June 10th – OXFORD – Jericho: Tickets
June 11th – BRISTOL – St. Bonaventures Parish Social Club: Tickets
June 12th – BRIGHTON – Blind Tiger: Tickets
All the best and seek spoon,
On my personal visit back to the UK I ventured into the public eye for two shows. Leeds and London, as mentioned below. A short summary as far as I can remember is as follows:
(Brudenell Social Club + (2 x Cheese Savoury Sandwiches) + (2 x pint of booze) / Stack of milk crates) + Neil Turpin = Biggest bruise ever on inside leg just below the knees.
((Lexington + sell-out) / babybel cheeses) + Banana + renewed sense of self = Slow-motion rock cliche.
There are still some A2 size posters available. I will update shortly with a way to order some signed ones, if the desire so approaches you.
Keep your eyes peeled for some movements later this year.
ADDENDUM: I may have turned into one of those guys who in no way acknowledges their support act.
Many thanks to Maggie8 for stepping in to open for the Brudenell show. They have been making ‘Hindi Indie’ for a while. My first chance to hear… find them here: www.maggie8band.com
Big thanks to Geese for Lexington. My new favourite band: geesemusic
Here we are then, a while it has been.
David has been busy away from music although the music is still busy away from David.
Outbreeding has a scheduled release in the USA – on 4th October: With what seem like incredibly decent chaps and chapesses at Paper Garden Records: http://www.papergardenrecords.com/bands/records/david-thomas-broughton
I just wanted to share – as I was perusing the archives during a spare hour clutching my guts and wishing I hadn’t eaten so much the night before – this unreleased EP of music I made at some point over the last few years.
Futile and Precious EP by dtb
It is actually some short pieces prepared using a broke version of Ableton which quits every two or three minutes (so I have to be quick) along with some cuts from the first session at Press Play studios where we just ran through some ideas in one take.
Bon vivre and violet beauregardes to you all.
(yes I did refer to myself in the 3rd person back then)
See below if I swing by your locality. If it be so, please have a search for the exact time and location and buy a ticket and come and see me:
Puzzle Hall, Sowerby Bridge
The Arches, Glasgow
Home Game, Anstruther
West Country Girl, Paris
Le Peniche, Lille
Espace B, Paris
De Burcht, Leiden
De Machinist, Rotterdam
House concert, Brussels
South Street, Reading
Prince Albert, Brighton
King’s Place, London
Roomz (yes with a ‘z’!!), Hastings
Brainlove Festival, London
Playhouse Bar, Norwich
St Columba’s Church, Oxford
Portland Arms, Cambridge
Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe, Near Stockton
Imploding Inevitable Festival, Fell Foot Farm, Cumbria
Campsea Ashe Victory Hall Near Woodbridge, Suffolk
The Local Presents:
Maison d’Etoile Day Show
Saturday, March 19, 2011
2109 Cesar Chavez
1:00 – Ash Reiter
2:00 – Alex Highton
3:00 – Shelley Short
4:00 – Sam Amidon
5:00 – Matt Bauer
6:00 – Redding Hunter
1:30 – This Is The Kit
2:30 – Oh Ruin
3:30 – The Traveling Band
4:30 – Dana Falconberry
5:30 – David Thomas Broughton
6:30 – She Keeps Bees