I have to shoot this off quickly before I run to catch my train down to Bristol. I’ve had my fill of tea and cakes (and sunshine?!?!) at my parents’ house and it’s time to get this tour up and running again! Dates are down below, but a quick note for everyone who wants to come to the London (UK) show on Monday, be sure to email me to let me know and I can put you on the cheaplist (you’ll get in for £4 less). That said, it’s probably worth getting tickets in advance to be sure of making it in. It’s going to be busy! Continue reading
The opportunity came up to do a house show tonight in Paris (26th April) – if you want to come, send me an email and I will forward the details. Rest of the European tourdates are beloooooooooooow…
Oh, and I got a sunburn today. And this was my brekkie with the wonderful Oliver Peel! And is that Blackpool Tower in the background?
Here comes one of those cats fully, entirely out of the bag! A new single! Oh, and while I’m at it, how about some European tourdates, too! …and Newfoundland!
International Record Store Day Release!!!
Ever a fan of those black spinning discs since my first New Kids on the Block purchases (sad but true), I’m really happy to be putting out my own 7 inch single for International Record Store Day (April 20). Tendrils is a live collaboration with a couple of my favourite acts – Clogs and My Brightest Diamond, recorded at Halifax’s St. Matthew’s Church last year, and features the B Side Onwards - a track that has previously only existed in cassette form. The single comes with a postcard with artwork by album artist Sydney Smith and a companion digital 7 track album with a mini chamber ensemble of Anna Plaskett (French horn), Devin Wesley (bassoon) and Gina Burgess (violin). To get ahold of a copy, head down to your local record store, and put an order in assoonaspossible! These will only be available in Canada for now, but you’ll be able to mail order from the label website the following Tuesday.
…oh, you want to listen to it?
European Tour Dates
I shall then take those records, hop on a plane and cross that pond again. There’s lots to be excited about on this tour – my first Czech show, returns to some of my favourite spots (Mainz, I’m looking at you!) but top of the list is (another!?!?) dream come true sharing a stage with the Notwist at Maifeld Derby!!! See you out there! And as always, if you know folks in these towns, send ‘em along!
May 8: York, UK – City Screen Basement Bar
May 12: Bristol, UK – the Canteen
May 13: London, UK – the Slaughtered Lamb
May 14: Paris, FR – le Pop In
May 15: Paris, FR – Galerie Goutte de Terre
May 16: Liege, BE – l’Aquilone
May 17: Dusseldorf, DE – Brause
May 19: Munich, DE – Theatron Pfingstfestival
May 20: Graz, AU – Scherbe
May 21: Innsbruck, AU – Die Baeckerei
May 23: Prague, CZ – Dejvická Klubovna
May 24: Berlin, DE – Cafe Myxa
May 25: Eppstein, DE – Burg Eppstein Folk Festival
May 26: Koln, DE – Lichtung
May 28: Braunschweig, DE – Nexus
May 29: Weimar, DE – TBD
May 30: Mainz, DE – Haus Mainusch
May 31: Mannheim, DE – Maifeld Derby Festival
Back to the Rock
Actually, my chronology is all wonky here – I’m FIRST going to take those records and head on up to St. John’s, Newfoundland for the 3rd annual Lawnya Vawnya Festival. My show will be on Thursday 18th April at the Rocket Room – see y’all there!
So, I’m very happy to announce that PBS has just been added to the bill of the amazing Devon Sproule’s show at the Tranzac next Wednesday, so all you Torontonians get to see me when I come to town after all!
here’s a vid
So, yesterday I had a mailing list email all written out and ready to go, and was about to send it off when I got a message with this little link. Notice anything interesting? For those that don’t feel like clicking, or need a little background, none-other than ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, presenter of the classic BBC TV music series the Old Grey Whistle Test played a PBS track on BBC Radio 2 last month!
Now, on with the old show…
…just a quick update to announce some upcoming shows across Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland. Continue reading