WOW!!! We just got the shock of our lives here at Fern Gully Records. To date we have only released three of the seven (7) songs on the My Island Darling EP. The remaining four (4) will be released two (2) at a time adequately spaced apart, at some time in the future. The good thing about our deal is that If we can complete The Akan Woman and Afrika Uprizing in time, we may be able to release them along with the remaining four (4) songs. Another great thing about our current deal is that, these two songs will also be reviewed for television and film as part of the current deal. Nuff said. However, back to the surprise. The songs released to date are as follows:
Blades Of Grass
Cries Of The Ancestors.
Not to toot our own horns but being from this side of the world, we had expected a surge in the US, Canada, The UK and probably France and Germany to a somewhat lesser extent. However, what we are seeing is that in addition to these markets, quite unexpectedly, we are seeing other markets rivalling the above-mentioned ones in no uncertain manner. These are as follows:
How does one process this type of information all at once? Needless to say, we are ecstatic right now and wish to thank ALL our friends who have supported us to date. We also wish to encourage those who have not already done so, to do so now. Amidst all of this, we are asking that you tell your friends and also ask them to tell their friends etc. about us and ask they ALL request our music on all their local stations. Our Cries Of The Ancestors video continues to go from strength to strength but if you have not seen it as yet, you may do so by clicking here.
Indie artist, Adeline Yeo left his previous record label, XXXXXXXX terminated her contract with this company. From today onwards, she has nothing to do with that company and the label owner invovled of his business operation in the United States. Because the company isn't able to bring out the best of his talents and artist had no option but to leave the label alone.
From now onwards, she is an independent artist again! She would continue to build her own music career as an indie artist.
T-Bone FC and Fenwick have been recording again. "What Planet are you on?" is the first of four new songs ready for release. The new single has classic Moriarty qualities, classic T-Bone lead guitar and mega production. Here at Casa Mojo HQ's this song also made us nostalgic for the Clash, even though we are all to young to remember them! We also thought of our dear friend Peter and his old band the Libertines. We will use this opportinity to wish Peter well. He's a regular at our annual Casa Mojo Garden Party, and very well behaved he is too, if you are asking!
Ive missed you guys , I apologise for terrible updating on this site , I think twitter and facebook have taken me over but I hope you can now catch up with my shows .
This is the plan for 2014 : I hope you want to come and see a show . I am writing a brand new show , the tour will stop off in 25 cities around Sverige in Autumn 2014. Then hopefully go through to Spring as well. I am trying out new jokes and new ideas all the time at the moment , so if you see me pop up in an open mike gig say " tja " because I will need the love. Trying out new jokes can be ....well its trying. But i am going for my best show ever. Tickets will go onsale at the end of March early April , so please come along. TICKET DETAILS SOON
I am also planning to do festivals and university shows , so I will be busy , I hope to see you soon .
I wont put all the shows I am doing for new material but if you follow me on twitter (@thealpitcher) or facebook or instagram (alpitcher) you will be updated with EVERYTHING i do .
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Thanks for all of you who came out last week-end - the places were FULL of swinging dancers and screamers! So fun ! That was a wild one at the Powerhouse in Folsom - who knew? :)
Hope you all in Northen California enjoyed this last big storm - we needed the precip SO badly and we hope a lot more comes our way. The drought is a big concern in California and we are hoping for a good drench this coming Spring! But we've had little winter and the flowers and trees are very confused!
This week-end don't miss RR & DRK w/ Special Guest Carlos Reyes at Yoshi's Oakland - a rare East Bay Sunday night show. Please check the website often - new dates added each week and calendar is filling up for the year. The boys are hopping as usual. We are so fortunate to have so many loyal fans all over the U.S. , Canada and the globe! Your support of live music is essential.
Happy Valentines to All our Fans, Friends and Extended Family
RJE just got home from his New York and PA swing in the East and is taking some time off and a well deserved rest. We hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day and we'll be posting some new dates and festival news very soon.
Check the website often! Hug the Ones you Love! :)
Check out "War on the Floor" in Episode 9 of Season 3 of Portlandia. It appears twice in the first few minutes of the episode when Chloe Sevigny's character becomes "Sucksy Suck" (the mis-pronounciation of Siouxsie Sioux). Good stuff!
I am currently in the process of releasing two more singles "Like A River" & "Not The Only One" to radio both in Ireland and Internationally, throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and USA.
Previous single releases have Charted in the European Country Music Charts and with your continued support I am hopeful that these singles will Chart also. Both singles will be available on Irish Radio in the coming days. "Not The Only One" is already available Internationally, and "Like A River" will be released Internationally at the end of the month.
My music has received a great response so far and especially in The UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Holland and Denmark. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped with the recording and promotion of my music.
Remember to request my music from your local radio if you would like to hear some of my music.
We're excited to be playing Canadian Music Week in Toronto this May. Our official showcase is at The Bovine Sex Club on Wednesday May 7th at 10:00pm. You can grab tickets for that show here. We're also going to be playing at Rancho Relaxo on Sunday May 11th as part of Two Way Monologues' unofficial CMW after party. AND... we're still working out some details but we're going on tour this spring/summer and its easily going to be our biggest tour ever. Details coming next month. This is going to be a hell of a year!
Oh yes, its on. Got our very important email yesterday and things are happening. Not gonna say much more about that for now. We can add that we have started the Spoken Word project to be called Afrika Uprizing. The Vocal part of the intro is nearing completion. The project is going to consist of yours truly and two sisters. A third sister has agreed to be our translator. Surrounded by so much love. A brother and three very lovely sisters. Upendo wa milele.
Well its Monday and day jobs again. The Tarn gig last Friday was simply awesome and for the second time in 12 months the pub was drunk dry by people enjoying, our music or maybe trying to digest our music?
We are expecting a very important email on Monday 10th and it is connected to the graphic that we have used. Yes, our music is being considered for film and television sound tracks and we are overjoyed about this. Seems we have been doing even just a few things right. We are not sure of what to expect but are nonetheless very excited about the prospects. Our music is very different from what is being released everyday, however we are aware that this scan also be a disadvantage for us however our spirits are still very much up. The fact that we do only instrumental music is also a very big advantage for us.
The temperature was not sub-zero, which helped, but still, the winds were whipping in gusts of 50+ miles-per-hour on a 25° night in Chicago, after a day of rain and melting snow left streets and sidewalks looking like ponds and rivers. Yes, it has been a winter to remember (or forget) around here! Yet once again, the G&L filled up with friends, neighbors and fans to watch Beta Dogs tear through 2 1/2 hours of acoustic roots rock & roll. The vibe was quirky from the opening notes of a radically different-sounding version of "Bluegrass Thing", which may need to be renamed now -something more like "Blues Thing". Things just got weirder from there, as the band called songs out on the fly and the songs kept coming out in slightly altered states! No matter- the night was fun and the music percolated nicely, as it rolled along. No one remembers any of the details- guess we will have to give it a listen !
This is issue #002 for The Monthly Articles news column.
Welcome back. I'm sure you were hoping for a story like how green grapes explode in the microwave. Buy one and try it. Silverware will fry the mircrowave though. Don't try it. Instead I'll tell you how to make customized lighters. Get an 8 pack of calicos, pull off the little metal covers and turn the plastic knob a couple times. You get a torch lighter that can spew a nine inch flame then throw it on the ground and it explodes.
Don't forget...free song giveaway for this month only!
I really appreciate your support on my musical journey, and I'm not just telling you...I'm showing you! As you probably know, I love love songs so in honor of Cupid's month, I have a Valentine for you... a FREE DOWNLOAD of my single "Baby We're Really In Love" (A Tribute to Hank Williams)! Usually the only way to get this song is on iTunes, my website, or at my live shows, but for this month only this download is exclusively available to you on my Reverbnation Page and is only valid through February, so snag it for free while you can!
Read the story behind the song by clicking here. Happy Valentine's Day!
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I have been feeling this in my bones for about a month now and as usual I have no option but to get it out. This is a Spoken Word effort that I believe will be called Afrika Uprizing. I am feeling that it will be something somewhat similar to Manu Dibango's Soul Makossa and here's hoping that it will be just as well received as that song was. While being similar to that song in terms of also being a Spoken Word project, it should of course be understood that Afrika Uprizing will sound nothing like Soul Makossa. Seems whenever I try to focus on The Akan Woman, Afrika Uprizing forces its way in my conscious and subconscious thoughts. I cannot say that I understand it but like I normally say, it is what it is, I just have to deal with it. I have spoken to a dear friend and she has agreed to participate in the project and I am very happy about this. Essentially, I believe the song will be to an 'up tempo' hiphop-like beat. As usual I have a preference for ethnic sounds and ethnic percussive instruments and there will be voices (mine will be the lead) speaking about our Ancestral homeland. I am going to be speaking Swahili. The funny thing about Swahili is that it is essentially from East Africa whereas, most of our Ancestors were taken from West Africa. I am not sure why this is the language which inspires me but again, it is what it is and I just have to deal with it. This is how I am feeling it right now but let us wait and see if this is in fact how it turns out to be.
Howdy! No live shows to report for this month since I'm working hard in the studio to finish up my new album over the next couple months (so exciting!) But there are other things going on, including a free song download just for you!
That's right :) I really appreciate your support on my musical journey, and I'm not just telling you...I'm showing you! As you probably know, I love love songs so in honor of Cupid's month, I have a Valentine for you... a FREE DOWNLOAD of my single "Baby We're Really In Love" (A Tribute to Hank Williams)!
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The Trio had a great show at the Havant Arts Center, thankyou for all that helped us and looked after us, I was lucky enough to bump in to one of the great organ players called Tony Pegler, that I admired when I was a kid and still do, he came to say hello to me, what a great honour that was.
Between lastweek and this week, we have been responding to a multitude of questionaires from Music Blogs and other areas of interest around the world. This has been very time consuming but nonetheless we enjoyed putting it together. Afterall we are extremely elated that they have found our music to be interesting enough to actually want to feature us in the magazines and on their websites. The promotion is in the middle of its second week in the UK and most of the questionaires of which we spoke earlier are from interests in that continent. We have something very special set to take place on Monday 10th February but as usual 'mum' is the word. We'll simply say "Television and Film" and leave the rest to your imagination. Earlier today, our music was sent to 'upwards of one hundred thousand' radio stations worldwide'. As we had said a few days ago, we will be on five (5) of the seven (7) continents. For those persons who may need a little help, the seven (7) continents are as follows:
We will leave you to guess which two we will not be in, as it now stands. That is all for now but if you have not checked out our Black History Month video, be sure to do so by clicking this here. In fact even if you have aklready checked it out, do so once again as it is a very moving video. It is called Cries Of The Ancestors and what is also interesting about this video is that it is the music video for our song of the same name and one of our best sellers to date. Thats all for now folks. CHEERS!!!
Hey Hey! Roy's been in the studio last week with Brazillian vocalist and amazing guitarist Badi Assad, and the fantastic Carlos Reyes (violin, stringed harp) - working on a new project....more on this later. Exciting! Tease....tease....
RR & DRK at The Black Oak Casino in Tuolomne, Ca this Saturday 8th - always fun out there.....and a rare afternoon show in Folsom - 9th - at The Powerhouse this Sunday. Dancing shoes required! :)
This Thursday, Roy will be doing a Specail Radio Show on KVRM at 8 PM PST - on stories, travels and recordings with John Lee Hooker - with host Jerri Anne VanDyke. Don't miss it - and please contribute to these RARE local community stations that support Roots, Americana, Blues, Jazz - a mix of genres so important to American musical history. (Roy majored in History...so get ready....)
So many travels, too little time - but watch for the newsletter for more great news, travels and stories from the road. It's going to be a fantastic year...... ~ The Slide Zone Family
After some politics and a little break Steel River Band is back with its original members. We have several new songs and a whole new outlook on our music. We are looking forward to playing for all of our fans again. See you soon. We have a gig coming up soon in New Market and will keep you posted as to the specific date.
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.