15 years since the birth of ‘The Complete Guide To Insufficiency’ I’m celebrating the fact with both a tour and a vinyl issue of the album.
17th November – Stockton, Waiting Room (Tickets)
18th November – Cardiff, The Moon (Tickets)
19th November – Manchester, Gullivers (Tickets)
20th November – Glasgow, The Blue Arrow (Tickets)
21st November – Edinburgh, Summerhall (Tickets)
22nd November – Lancaster, Hall Cafe (Tickets)
26th November – London, Bush Hall (Tickets)
27th November – Oxford, Florence Park Community Centre (Tickets)
29th November – Leeds, Hyde Park Picture House (Tickets)
And the album – although I have some advance copies available to purchase from me on the tour – is available to pre-order here:
Wishing a good new year to all, hopefully we can get things moving here…so, during 2013 we found out that there’s no hope for the climate, unless by some miraculous stroke we are whisked away by the spirit of Malthus and invent some effects reversing technology, and artificial food generator and distribution system, and eradicate all waste.
In much more superficial news you will have heard of the outputs I had last year. The demo recording ‘Unableto‘ was given a proper release, on cassette. I toured in the UK with Rachael Dadd and Ichi and had a coupe of collaborative shows at Lexington. A couple of shows I have played here in Seoul too! more to come I’m sure.
Preparations were also made for this coming year. The first being an album with Juice Vocal Ensemble, recorded in Otley by Phil at Limbo. This will give you some sparse guitar and plenty of singing. Im pretty pleased with what we’ve made. Were hoping to make a few live outings in the second half of the year.
NEW shows added in Paris on 20th (espace B again) and Lille on the 19th (La Peniche again)
And Dia De La Musica in MADRID on 23rd June.
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
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