Featuring Little Jo and the Misfits with special guests, The Blues Duo
Blues Night Featuring Little Jo and The Misfits with special guests The Blues Duo Friday 7th February 2014 Doors open at 7:30pm for 8pm start Lymm Golf Club, Whitbarrow Road, Lymm WA13 9AN £11 Bar facilities available (not included in ticket price) Wheelchair accessible
Tickets can be purchased online here. Tickets can also be purchased in Lymm Electric or Rushgreen Service Station (Total Garage).
Little Jo and the Misfits were a huge hit at the Landing Stage (the British Legion) during this summer’s LymmFest, and we are pleased to welcome them back for their first full appearance at the Winter Warmer Blues Night. The band provides a fabulous mix of Swing, Rockabilly and Rhythm and Blues which is sure to fill the dance floor.
Watch out for the band and the Blues Duo playing together during the evening to provide us with something extra special by way of swing and blues. This is certain to be one of the best events on the calendar and is bound to sell out, so make sure you get your tickets as soon as they come on sale.
Marketing and Promotions. Oh yes it has finally happened. We are all signed. Three companies, with slightly different specialisations and areas of focus. However that was the easy part. The hard work now begins. Lots of work to be done starting the first week of February. Oh, yes there is something else running as well but....'mum' is the word. Hmmmm....very exciting times are ahead. Very, very exciting times indeed.
Oh, yes. After we have taken care of all that boring business stuff, work now resumes on The Akan Woman. We have something very special to do with this one. A dear friend of mine has agreed to be the face of this song. Mysterious. Taboo. Exotic. Bright and chirpy but with a serious undertone. You will all see and hear exactly what am talking about, as soon as this song is completed and of course as soon as you go to iTunes and get your copy (*wink* *wink*). This is the new face of The Akan Woman. She has a heart of fire and water. She's absolutely lovely. Tha Akan Woman.
There is so much taking place right now, we honestly do not know where to begin. With this in mind we may appear to be jumping all over the place as we try to 'bring you up to speed'. The graphic to the left is shaped like a globe and all we will say is that there is a very good reason for using it at this time. We know that you our friends are very interested in what is happeing but as am sure you all know, we cannot disclose everything. We will speak in very general terms however. Gotta keep some things close to our chests. We got two more contracts to sign. Yes, we are very interested in Film & television. We will be on five continents. Thinking of getting additional musicians to give depth and breadth to our sound. More on that another time. Thats all for now.
Ok, sorry for my tardy communication since the turn of the new year.
A VERY belated "Happy New Year" to you all!
I am genuinely sorry!
Things are beyond hectic right now. The contract for the Animal Farm deal is with Lawyers, sorting out the finer details...to be honest it is all as boring as it sounds, but necessary one guesses. Very keen to put this to bed so the music can be put out there, though!
On top of that I am madly sorting out the first video. It's going to be an amazing shoot and an even better video. If you want to get involved I am sure we can accomodate, but ping me a message for details. It'll be a fun shoot!
So pumped up for the first release! Can. Not Wait!
Details of the release date will soon be soon to come, so watch this space, innit?!!!!
New photo shoot is going ahead and I am going to re-start on the doco! I say re-start becasue after months of getting footage and interviews etc, all of this was "lost"! The less said about it the better as I was not a happy boy about this...Alas, we begin a fresh with a new angle a new D.O.P and a new start.
Art work is being worked on too, with some very cool ideas being floated around
LIke I say, I am pumped for this release!!
The gigs kicked off in eanrest at the start of the month and I ahve seen some fo your little faces at a few. Been some good'uns although no absolute belters as of yet. January is normally a quiet month so I am looking forward to some carnage and crazy nights!
I've been in discussions with some promoters in China and Dublin about doing some gigs so hopefully that'll pay off at some stage...get "Big in China" and all that!
I think that about sums up where I am. I hope the year thus far has been splendid for you all and as always, keep liking, sharing, spreading the love and I hope to see you soon, beleive!
Here is what we were told just this morning "....Re: radio, we can categorize you in the ambient, world music, independent format. In Europe, in Asia, parts of North America there are lots of stations that would air this style, it's very eclectic.... Another idea for you, because of your style, pushing it to film and tv supervisors for song placements..the music calls for it because of it's message and emotions...we can do that for you too, I have various programs here...." gotta say it makes us feel very good to know that our music is being appreciated. Bearing in mind that we were told on Friday January 24th that, "....we want to do a world release spanning a minimum of three months with one song being released each month....your music willd find traction here in North America, Europe, Asia and especially South America....". It certainly does feel good to get comments like these from worldwide PR professionals.
Just a reminder that this weekend we are performing two very special shows at the Town Hall Theatrein Lafayette onFriday, 1/31 & Saturday, 2/1. We’ll be mixing things up both nights performing different songs including some brand new ones (for us!). Each night they will be giving away a different commemorative poster. Come to one or both shows and enjoy all the best of Tom Petty's amazing catalog of songs. These shows are both expected to sell out in advance so don't wait any longer! Get your tickets in advance NOW.
We return to Rancho Nicasioon Saturday, 2/8. It's always a great time at this fine, rustic venue. Come enjoy a great dinner followed by drinks, and dancing to all the best Tom Petty songs! We’ve been told tickets and table reservations for this show are already going fast so don't wait. Call for your reservation and tickets NOW: 415-662-2219
Lots of great show announcements COMING SOON! Stay tuned…
WE NEED YOUR VOTE!:
We're asking all of our Marin County friends and fans to cast a vote for us in Pacific Sun's "Best of Marin 2014." Look under the "Arts & Entertainment" category for "Best Local Band". This category is a "write-in" to cast your vote. You will receive a confirmation email after submitting your vote so please remember to CLICK the link in that email to ensure your vote is cast. Thanks for taking the time to vote!! You can VOTE NOW HERE. (Ends 1/31)
"You keep running for another place, to find that saving grace"
It was another blisteringly cold nightin Chicago. Temperatures hovered at -5 below zero (before wind chill - & it was gusty). Yet inside the G&L Tavern on Chicago's north side, Kick Bricks side project Beta Dogswere bringing the heat for a packed house. It was most definitely a heart warming experience for the band to see such a great turnout on such a cold winter night!
The band kicked things off with an improvised jam & then followed up with a spirited version of Death Letter. Then they just kept on playing. After a short break, they came back with a funky Stir it up and a show stopping Hallelujah. Then theyjust kept on playing. Who knows what was played? Guess we will find out when we get to the recording (we will put it up at some point, hopefully). No one wanted to leave -everyone was having too much fun! Finally after two sets spanning 31/2 hours the band called it a night, ending with scorching versions of Halfway to Zero and Voodoo Child. Then came the after party- drums appeared in the middle of the floor for anyone who felt like hitting them, funky jams boomed over the house system & a spontaneous dance party broke out. When did it end? Who knows? Nobody cared! It was, without question, late! Another night of ridiculous fun in the books!
Vanity have had some great feedback from some lovely, lovely people recently:
"After their epic New Years eve gig here is another chance to see this fantistic band, they always attract a big crowd so come early" - Grapevine, Exmouth
"Big thanks to vanity, great night, the girl on vocals has an awesome voice and the rest of the band are really good together especially the girl on guitar, would like to hear more from this band, many thanks you are brilliant" - David, Bell Inn, Cullompton
"I have seen this band on many an occasion and they are awesome, if you want to see a great band playing tracks from classic rock to modern, then this is your band, it's great to see a female fronting the band and especially great to hear and see the awesome Shannon on guitar, great player and great sound, Jack, Grapevine, Exmouth, NYE
We have also been confirmed to play at this years BMAD festival in Paignton over the May Bank Holiday weekend. We are very excited to be involved in such a great fund-raising festival.
Oh yes, we have signed with one Company. There is one more to go or at most two. We also got featered in Vents Magazine 31st issue that was released yeaterday. We are on page 12 be sure to check us out but you will need to scroll to Page 12 in order to see us. The first phase of the campaign starts today but it is going to take a day or two to work through our specific approach and finalise the various press releases etc however you should start seeing something between Wednesday and Friday of this week. Our music will be pushed worlwide and we are working on our Akua Kamau brand. We are trusting that it will all work out.
We are excited abour our 2014 'Pinched' Tour. Many dates are already booked including our hometown favorites, weddings, and holiday parties. New T shirts will be available at our next gig..They look great!
Things have certainly heated up here at Fern Gully Records and Akua is up to his neck in it. Luckily this only smells like guitar cleaning fluid. There are a number of things taking place simultaneously. Lots of things in the pipeline. In terms of Marketing and Promotions things have slowed down just a bit but are still progressing at breakneck speed. We are seeking a more longterm arrangement though. A good campaign sometimes takes up to a year to gain the kind of traction that we wish to have. However, it is fair to say that things are progressing on both sides of the pond (am sure you know what that means).
In terms of songs, the following songs are at varying stages of completion:
Children Of The Rainforest
The Last Day of Mother Earth
The Akan Woman
My Green Mother
This will be our next EP hopefully to be released by June or July of this year. At this stage we believe number 5 will be the title track. Gonna add two or three more tracks to it too. can be any of the following:
Squeeze The Breeze
Love Of Afrika
Probably completion will be closer to the end of the year, we'll see. Should be another great EP too.
Stop Press! Please note amendments to the Despoilers 2014 Gig Listing. The March & October gigs at the Golden Lion, Pudsey are now cancelled. We wish Gary & Joanne all the best with their new venture and for supporting the band with gigs for the past few years.
Hope the New Year is treating ya well! Mine is so far, so great! I've been hard at work in the studio recording my new album, which is due out this year (looking like an early summer time release). I can't believe after months of saying "soon" or "next year" when asked about my new album, I can finally say "THIS YEAR!" There are many unexpected surprises on my new CD that I've been having the time of my life creating, and I can't wait for you to hear it! I'll be sharing some sneak peaks of my new music once we get into the mixing stage, so keep your eyes peeled for that. In the meantime, you can follow my updates from the studio and take the ride along with me during my recording process by following me on Twitter, which is my go-to page for updating studio adventures.
This month, I've got a show at Brainwash Cafe in San Francisco for ya and also a new video is posted on my YouTube channel that you can check out. Get all the details for this month's happs in my January Newsletter, out now!
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Thanks for your support and I can't wait to share my new music with you soon!! See you out and about in January, Katie
Ive posted two new videos on the video page under live performace, one of them is using a guitar looper station by electro harmonix, and the other is a tribute to three of my favourite organ players including my late teacher Alan Woodley
San Francisco Bay Area based singer/songwriter Katie Garibaldi performs "Silent Night" at 50 Mason Social Club in San Francisco on December 19, 2013 at a singer/songwriter holiday show. Accompanied by Andrew Gibson on standup bass. http://www.katiegaribaldi.com/videos?id=12610
Web Three and Kaaren Styles hit the road this February with the ABK's Valentine Ladies' Night Tour. The tour kicks off with various dates in Michigan featuring ABK and Big Hoodoo. All shows are free for Ladies and 18 and over. Visit SHOWS for more info...
We kicked off our 2014 "Mofo Tour" schedule with another packed house at HopMonk in Sebastopol getting this year off to a great start.
We're gearing up for two special nights at the Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette on Friday, 1/31 & Saturday, 2/1. That's right, a two-night stand! Each night, we'll be mixing up the sets, playing different songs and even playing some brand new songs that we've never performed before... and for each night they will be giving away a different commemorative poster. Come to one or both shows and get your fill of Tom Petty's amazing catalog of songs. These shows are both expected to sell out in advance so don't wait!
We're back at one of our original stomping grounds, Rancho Nicasioon Saturday, 2/8. It's always a great time at this fine, rustic venue. Come enjoy a great dinner followed by drinks, and dancing to all the best Tom Petty songs! We have been toldtickets and table reservations for this show are already going fast so don't wait.
Call for your reservation and tickets NOW:415-662-2219
WE NEED YOUR VOTE!:
We're asking all of our Marin County friends and fans to cast a vote for us in Pacific Sun's "Best of Marin 2014." Look under the "Arts & Entertainment" category for "Best Local Band". This category is a "write-in" to cast your vote. You will receive a confirmation email after submitting your vote so please remember to CLICK the link in that email to ensure your vote is cast. Thanks for taking the time to vote!! You can VOTE NOW HERE.
"You could stand me up at the gates of Hell, But I won't back down"
Oh Yes. The ink is not yet dry but we did it. Finally!!! We are hoping to see the results in due course. In the interim 'mum' is the word. After all, we wouldn't want to steal any of their 'thunder', huh? Let them do their jobs. Really nice people indeed. We got big plans for the month of February. Keep checkin back and encourage your friends to check us out and 'like', 'share' and 'follow' us too. CHEERS!!!
Our song 'Monsters' is going to be on this cool new show called 24 Hour Rental that will premiering February 18th on Super Channel. The show is like Clerks meets Sopranos, black comedy two weeks after the execution. 'Monsters' will be somewhere on episode 3! Since Slash supports it, you should probably check it out.
Completed the majority of work to be done on the new video. Have some friends taking a look at it and providing me with feedback. Received some great feedback so far. Everything should be completed in time for next month (i.e. Black History Month) The new video is very graphic and goes much deeper than the original one. Even more moving as a result of this. Should be ready by the last week of ths month (January).