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The Wounded Lovers

Now I've got the blues mp3

New MP3!

At last the 3rd completed tune recorded by the boys at their final Survival Studios session with Mark Bowles producing, "Now I've got the blues" has been added to this site.  Last week we spoke to Guitarist Spanish Tony at one of his secret West London drinking establishments (The Half Moon, Putney) and he promised to provide a short piece on the session that produced this tune.  We will keep you posted.

Please take care!!

In the "I'm with the band" gallery of the photo's section we have posted a picture of a super-fan who had been waiting all evening in a tree only to jump on the roof of a Moriarty Mobile at the entrance of Casa Mojo.  The band have made it clear that although being chased by women is very much part and parcel of being in a band, they do worry about the injuries and mental anguish caused resulting from these now all too common escapades.  So the message is clear.  Feel free to chase and hound the Moriatys, but do so in a manner that will not result in legal action.  Take care!

Moriarty contact: themoriartys2011@gmail.com

 

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Audible Mainframe

Get Our Brand-New Single for FREE DOWNLOAD!

FREE AMF DOWNLOAD - NEW SINGLE!

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Secret Sirens

Forthcoming single release 'My Favourite Obsession'

We are pleased to confirm our next single will be 'My Favourite Obsession' and will be released on Monday 6th June 2011.

The track will be available to download on itunes/Amazon and many other online retailers.

You can have a sample of the track below and a little peak at the artwork!  We also have an unusual music video in the making!!

 


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Dave Magario

DAMcast! Vol. 1: The Internet Never Lies

Hi everybody,

I've got some great news. I've started a special bootleg series and for a limited time it's only available to my fundraiser Backers! Volume 1 contains the performances from the first ever DAMcast. Volume 2 will be songs from the second DAMcast and so on. So expect at least one more volume over the next couple months while you wait for the new album. This will be available for free to the Backers first, then it will go out to the public June 1 on Bandcamp for a minimal price. This is a Digital Only series or releases, so expect much much more over the coming months! I've got mountains of ideas and I'm so excited about this album. You guys will not be disappointed!


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Rhema Soul

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EHEM Soul Rhythm & Blues Review

Fabulous week-end!

Busy and great week-end for EHEM and Andrew Strong -
Narvikfjellet Helt Rått festival on Friday and live concert onboard Stena Saga between Oslo and Frederikshavn on Saturday night!

Great concerts, fabulous crowds, happy fellow musicians (nice to meet again, D.D.E) and professional organisers. Thank you all :)

Rich Hamer & PLYMOUTH GUITAR SCHOOL

Barbican International Jazz & Blues Festival 2011

Once again Hamer & Isaacs Gypsy Swing Band will be appearing at this year's Barbican International Jazz & Blues Festival that is taking place in Plymouth over the next week. The popular local group will be the closing act of the event, performing at festival HQ in the B-Bar on Sunday May 1st. Tickets are already almost sold out and it is advisable that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Katie Garibaldi

Winner of Limelight Prize Package + ASCAP Expo recap!

I just got through attending the 3-day ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo in Hollywood! I had pretty much the most amazing time at the Expo and it has inspired me on so many levels. Also, at the Expo I won a prize package from Limelight! I'm so excited to work with them, and more details will be released soon. Read their congrats message to me on their Facebook page here! (click on 'wall')

To read about my experience at the ASCAP Expo moment by moment, see my Twitter page, twitter.com/katiegaribaldi! Also, see photos from the Expo, including my picture with Ingrid Michaelson, on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/katiegaribaldimusic. Click on the photo album "ASCAP 'I Create Music Expo' 2011"

I talk more in depth about my experience and the highlights from the Expo in my newsletter. Sign up here to join!

I love being a music creator! Thank you to ASCAP and all my friends, family, and listeners for supporting me :)
~Katie


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Katie Garibaldi

San Diego, Nashville, Limelight, and May News!

Hey all!

I had an amazing time at the ASCAP Expo in LA!  Now I'm off to San Diego for some gigs.  Then back to Nashville again!!

It's going to be a busy summer, and this month kicks it off! Read my new May Newsletter, "San Diego, Nashville, Limelight, and May News!" available now!  Just click here :)

Not signed up on the mailing list yet? It's real easy. Just go to the sign-up page here on my website at www.katiegaribaldi.com/page:mailing_list and add your name and email. Then you'll be all set on receiving my monthly newsletters, woohoo!

See you out and about in May!
~Katie

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The Wounded Lovers

Blink of an eye! - Youtube! - Melanie Felony!!!

"Blink of an eye" is the latest Moriarty recording, and is available to download at the usual spot on this site.  You can see the Youtube video here; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B77wuRRtMk

When asked about the winking girl who appears on the video, Rick Moriarty told us " She's one of those odd ball German chicks who follows Fenwick around when he's over at Casa Mojo (The Moriarty's European HQ) working on new material.  I think her name is Melanie Felony.  Anyway one day Fenwick noticed that she kept winking at him as if they shared some secret. He said to her "Listen girl, you're always bloody winking at me and it's becoming a drag, but I got a tune that I need some visuals for, so don't move, I'll get my polaroid

So now we know....hope you enjoy the track!

Moriarty contact: themoriartys2011@gmail.com

 

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BIG LIFE

WE'RE OFF AND RUNNING!!

Well, the BIG LIFE CD is now OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE at all good record stores near you!!

We've been bowled over by the reaction to the album and would like to thank all of you that have taken the time to listen to it, review it and play it on the rock stations around the world.

THANK YOU ALL!!!!

Mark & Steve.

 

 

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BIG LIFE SUPPORTS WHITESNAKE...WELL, IT'S ONLY ON CD BUT AT LEAST IT'S A START!! :>)

BIG LIFE'S 'DYING DAY' is included on the new FIREWORKS magazine compilation CD out now with May/June issue No. 45!

The CD kicks off with the mighty Mr Coverdale's new single 'Love Will Set You Free' with Big Life following on in great style!!!

The magazine also includes a great interview with Fireworks' Mark Warburton firing off an excellent set of questions for Mister T-S to open up on the past, present and future.

http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/index.php?option=com_magazine&Itemid=142

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Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Ramblin' Jack in The East on Mud Tour

Don't miss your chance to see 2 time Grammy winner and National Medal of Arts recipient Ramblin' Jack Elliott.

Elliott hits the East Coast for his annual 'Mud Tour'  with tales of sailing, cowboy stories, trucks, women and a fantastic life full of historic memories. It is an inspriing show to witness.

This year hitting some new venues and towns in Fall River, Ma.; Rockville, MD.; Piermont, NY.; a very special evening at the Rubin Museum in NYC; Canton, CT.; Portland, Maine; nice new show just added in Cambridge, Ma. and ending in Saratoga Springs, NY.  All 8 dates and ticketing information now on the webiste.

As always, thanks for your support of this true American treasure.

 

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READING AND LEEDS FESTIVAL - IM DOING THEM

Im doing 30 mins at Reading Festival on August 26th and Leeds August 27th 

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BIG LIFE

STEVE AND MARK JOIN STEVE PRICE ON ARFM!!

 
BIG LIFE hits the ARFM global audience on May the 8th with Steve and Mark joining 'the legend that is' Mr Steve Price, for his Sunday show, from 6pm to 9pm BST. Tune in and if you miss it, it's repeated on the following Thursday at 4pm BST and Friday at 6am BST.
 

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Kick Bricks

In anticipation of JFest, all of the music on our site is available for free download

With Jfest just two weeks away, we making all of the music on our site available for free download. Enjoy!

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Kick Bricks/ Test Chicken Carolina Mountain Jam 8.27.10 is ready to go!

Kick Bricks/ Test Chicken Carolina Mountain Jam 8.27.10, documenting the second night of our mountain Jam, is ready to go & will be put up in the coming days. Heavy on improvisation, 8.27.10 marks the arrival of Brian and J.B to the cabin. Highlights include two keyboard- based jams and an epic 30+ minute excursion featuring a radically re-worked Bones and a hard-driving Trippin'. Check back soon!

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Michael White Quintet

Show: May 1st, 2011 : Open Gates Theatre Presents Sunday Concert Series

Sunday May 1st, 2011 : 7 PM-9:30PM

@ Center of The Arts, Eagle Rock

2225 COLORADO BLVD. Los Angeles

tel. 626.795.4989

$10 (Students/Seniors/Series Performers: $5 with valid ID at door)

Free street parking is available, and there is also parking available at the Bank of America parking lot.

 

Michael White Quintet UNIT2

Michael White - Violin 

Leisei Chen - Vocals-Voice-Percussion 

Timothy Young - Guitar 

Jon Ossman - Acoustic Bass

Danny Frankel - Percussion 

The Concert will be filmed by Andrew Van Baal followed by an Interview session!

 

+ Missincinatti

 

CD "Voices" $15, CD "Voice Of Brazil" $10 

On Sale At This Show. We Accept Credit Cards!

 

About Open Gate Theatre

Open Gate Theatre was founded in 1982 by Artistic Director Will Salmon. They are dedicated to opening the gates between music, dance, and drama; between cultures; between the unconscious and the conscious; between emotion, mind and spirit. Open Gate is both an ensemble and a creative collective, combining image with sound, voice with movement, and poetics with light; Open Gate strives for a theatre that is both passionate and numinous. Open Gate is a unique approach to theatre; unified in its expression and impulse, diverse in its sources and disciplines. For more information, contact Artistic Director Will Salmon 626.795.4989

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The Wounded Lovers

Torn in Love - YouTube video

A welcome distraction from the bloody Royal Wedding! The Survival studios recording of "Torn in Love" is now available on YouTube.  The band would like to thank Mark Bowles for producing the recording, and also for adding his keyboard and backing vocal talents without any nasty additional charges! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF0yuA7QmDE

Moriarty contact: themoriartys2011@gmail.com

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Next Flight To Heaven

CHANGING THE SITE

HEY GUYS WE ARE CREATING A AWESOME NEW SITE HERES

THE ADDRESS  www.wix.com/nextflight/toheaven

IT IS STILL BEING UPDATED AND JUST ENJOY AND COMMENT ON OUR COMMENT PAGE LOVE YOU GUYS 

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Kate Furister

Hey Guys!

Hey, so the Talent Show went well! I didn't place, but my friends did, so I am very proud of them! As of right now, I am working on some new stuff music-wise, and it's turning out great! Can't wait for you all to hear it!

VulGarrity

VulGarrity: The Series - Episode 3, Part 1

 

"A Paranormal Exorcism in Connecticut"

 

Shawn buys an antique guitar amp at a flea market, and strange things start to happen after he brings it home.

 

We hope you enjoy the first half, Part 2 will be released in 2 weeks, OR as soon as Part 1 hits 300 views. So start sharing!

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Loner's Junction

A Loner's Junction Album in the making!!!

Howdy folks! we are very pleased and exited to announce we are in the process of recording our first Loner's Junction album! Good To Go will include 10 songs, mostly original pieces! We are planning to have it out for ya'll this Summer!!!... In the studio in May! yeehaww! -the Loners

Kate Furister

Almost Summer!

SO.... I am super excited for summer! I mean really, who isn't? Summer is awesome! I am finaly going to get my drivers permit! Yeah! Woot Woot! Anyway.... Just a few more weeks, and then hopefully I will be doing more music-wise! Yep Yep Yep! Hope you all have a great rest of the school year! Summer is coming!!!!!!!

Dave Magario

Kickstarter: 36 days Come & Gone

As I stated on the homepage of my website: "Thank you to everyone for helping me reach my goal on Kickstarter! To keep up to date on the progress of the album and the project as a whole, please come back often. Right here at davemagario.com, you'll see everything and hear everything there is to share! This website is still under construction (clearly) but rest assured there is tons more content coming! Thanks again to all 53 Backers..."

 It's hard to believe that 5 weeks felt so very long to get through. But now that it's over, it seems as if I just began the campaign. And here we are. Finished! Thanks to all of YOU, I'll be able to take the time I need to make this fantastic album. I'll be able to access the money in a few weeks, so hopefully that is when the recording will begin!

I'll fill in the details as the weeks move along. But for now just know that I'm working out the where, when, and how of it all. I've started charting out the songs I want to record. And after some wonderful conversations and idea swapping with several people, I've narrowed down the idea and focused it into what will hopefully blow your minds.

I'm working very hard on the new website ( davemagario.com ) I've connected this blog to the site and I've got a new store in the works that I've dubbed the DAMshop! There will be some special FREE digital downloadable content for the Kickstarter Backers coming soon! (It will become available to everyone else at a later date.) I'm compiling performances from DAMcast 1 & 2. 43 tracks to listen through and tweak! Tons to work with. Big ol' smile!

So much to do! FOR YOU!
--dam

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Roy Rogers

Jimmy Sanchez Benefit Concert May 3rd

Join us for an incredible  evening of music benefiting Redwood City's own veteran drummer, Jimmy Sanchez, recently diagnosed with adult onset Hydrocephalus. All proceeds  go to insure Jimmy will receive the medical care he needs, so he will be able to continue to share his  unique blend of tasteful drumming that has moved audiences for the past 40  years.

The evening features Garth Webber and Friends  with Mz. Dee, Bryant Mills, Endre Tarczy, Tony Lufrano.  Jimmy has been a member of Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings for over 15 years. 
Special  guests Maria Muldaur, Roy Rogers, Keta Bill , Steve Freund, Ron Hacker,  Pamela Rose, Rhythmtown-Jive, and more.

The house band for the evening is led by guitarist  extraordinaire Garth Webber (formerly with Miles Davis, Gregg Allman, Bill  Champlin, Kingfish, Dr. John). For this event he brings a truly all-star  band of some of the Bay Area's finest musicians and joining them will be a  host of special guests - Jimmy's friends. We've listed a few, but be  prepared for an evening of wonderful surprises because Jimmy has a LOT of  friends.

Jimmy Sanchez' is known for his powerful rhythms, uncanny  musical sense, and the ability to draw the best performances from many of  the musicians he has played with. Jimmy's extraordinary talent first gave  him the opportunity to perform with T-Bone Walker, and Charles Brown. In  the 80's, Jimmy toured with Queen Ida, Kingfish with Bob Weir, and Maria  Muldaur. By the 90's, Jimmy's list of impressive recordings and  performance dates include Tom Waits, Dr. John, J.J. Cale, Boz Scaggs, Bill  Withers, Ray Manzarek, T-Bone Burnett, Paul Schaffer, GE Smith, Irma  Thomas, Kermit Ruffin, John Lee Sanders, Santa Esmeralda and Ramblin' Jack  Elliot (a partial list). His touring experiences include Roy Rogers, Maria  Muldaur, Commander Cody, Jim Chappell and Moonalice, to name a  few.

Tickets: VIP tickets - $15. NO WAITING IN LINE! VIP advance  tickets can be purchased online at www.clubfoxrwc.com <http://www.clubfoxrwc.com/>  within the next few days.  There will be a separate door for VIP ticket holders open at 6:00  PM. 

For those of you who can not attend, please make your check or money order donations out to Jimmy Sanchez and send to Chops Not Chaps Productions, P.O. Box 1566, Nevada City, California 95959

To learn more about Hydrocephalus, please visit: http://www.hydroassoc.org/http://www.hydroassoc.org/>

To make a  donation to The Jimmy Sanchez Medical Fund, use Paypal and Send Money to  JPSMedicalFund@gmail.com and using the Gift option under the Personal  tab.
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David Ullman

New Record Production Vlog #5: Just A Dream Studios "Live Room"

Seth Vaill gives a 60 second tour of the 4-mic setup in the new studio's live room where I belted out a tune on Monday. The former theater located in Akron, Ohio will soon be home to both a concert venue, and fully-equipped production facility.

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Fight the Lion

New music and planning a video

Fight the Lion has been hard at work on new music during the last couple of weeks.  Look for some killer new tunes on June 11th at our upcoming Jammin Java show. A little secret about Jammin Java - after the show, the bands often head over to Amphora.  Open 24 hours and a menu that includes basically every kind of food ever.  It's just a few blocks from the club, and they don't seem to mind our ... condition ... after a night of rocking out.

We're playing at Union Square Best Buy tomorrow.  I think this will be our fourth trip to play Live @ Best Buy, and our first time at Union Square.  I hope the sound guys in Union Square are cool like Greg at the Chelsea BB.

Last weekend we all met with a video production company and discussed ideas for our first music video.  Super cool guys and the ideas are pretty involved.  We put up a poll on our facebook page so that you can help us decide which song to use first.  Look for more updates as the summer progresses.

That's it for now.  Find us on facebook!

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David Ullman

Arts Quest TV Interview and Live Performance

This is the first I've been introduced as "warm and fuzzy"--though I do look pretty fuzzy in this interview wherein you can hear about why I call my music "furrow-browed folk rock," why my songs tend to be so serious and what I actually do when I'm happy. 

There's also a bit about my formative years recording 50's rock-type songs in my bathroom, my teenage years as a camp-fire Pearl Jam cover act as well as my current plans for releasing music and playing record stores across the country. 

PLUS a live version of "Who You Say" shot with multiple cameras and featuring sound-board-audio!

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Satellite Records Show Interest

Although 12:27 did not win the MGM/PYE/Pathe competition, better things have come from it. Satellite Records have show interest in 12:27, who are now waiting for more information. Thanks to everyone who came to Barnsley, It wouldn't have been the same without you!

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BarkerFest 2011

Don't you be an ornery cuss! get yourselves out to Crystal Beach, TX this coming Saturday. A pure songwriter gathering. Camping available. Bring your own lounge chairs and liquor.

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The Despoilers

May Gigs

Well, Steve seems to have survived thus far on his final excursion to USA, hence the band can start kicking ass again on his return. We get rolling at The Tarn Inn, Yeadon on Friday 6th May. Get ya buts down there, coz we gonna rock the place.

Front-man Tim is gonna celebrate his birthday with a gig at The Original Oak, Headingley on Saturday 14th May. We envisage a night of hard drinking, immature, silly antics plus a little music, as we do get paid to entertain. Yes,The Despoilers signature style.

Finally O'Neills Bar Leeds Friday 20th May. Always a great night.

Great if ya can make it!

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Isaac James

"Shut Up and Listen" CD ready to ship!

Hey everybody!  We have the new CD in our hot sweaty hands, ready to ship out! If you'd like a copy, please just purchase one from our store - thanks!  Keep an eye out for new merch - girls shirts, guys shirts, and hats, too!

 

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BIG LIFE

CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE TRACK OF THE DAY - 'DYING DAY' BY BIG LIFE

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Track Of The Day: Big Life

Big Life are a British melodic hard rock band, with an album due out next month. They provide the latest Track Of The Day. Check out all Tracks Of The Day here. 

Big Life are Steve Newman (guitar/vocals/keyboards), Mark Thompson-Smith (vocals) and Rob McEwan (drums). Between them, these talents have played with the likes of Praying Mantis, The Sweet, Steve Overland, Grand Illusion and David Rosenthal.

Newman has forged a firm reputation in his own right during recent years, touring and recording under the name of Newman. Now, this trio are determined to bring their on mark to the world of AOR., proving a British heartbeart to what is a global sound.

Their self-titled, debut album is released by AOR Heaven on May 2, with plans for live performances soon.

Now you can download the song Dying Day (the album’s opener) for free right here.

Find out more at http://www.big-life.co.uk/

MALCOLM DOME

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/track-of-the-day-big-life/ 

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Al Pitcher

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Al Pitcher Interview

Al Pitcher is a New-Zealand born, London-originating-from Sweden resident, and more importantly, a professional humourist. Having won more comedy awards than most people could even conceive of, he’s increasingly becoming an international success, beloved everywhere he goes. Despite this, however, he’s still remarkably grounded (and just plain nice), as you can see from this interview, in which we talk about roots, first times, and reaching goals.

 

 

The Humourdor: How did you get started in comedy?

Al Pitcher: I came over to London from New Zealand, I had no ambition to get into comedy at all, I went to an open mike night in North London and it blew me away, it had about 47 acts on, I didn’t know this scene existed. I thought Bill Cosby and Billy Connolly were the only comedians in the world. it was a massive moment.

H: What was your first gig like?

AP: After seeing that first comedy night, I thought I would love to give it a crack, again with no expectations. I booked a 5 minute spot at the Purple Turtle Bar in Islington, London. I was so nervous, the actual date of the gig was 6 months after the booking, so there was a massive internal build up. I turned up for the 8pm start, at 5 pm, I sat in a little park, for 3 hours, almost suicidal with fear. I considered leaving about 12 times. I went in all naive and smiley, I was just pointed to a corner to wait, the audience was a bit pissed, I got up, no laughs at all, nothing, just a few awkward murmurs. The stage was a door on some beer crates, I went to reach for the microphone stand and I slipped, nearly sliding off the horizontal door, big laugh, well 8 people laughed. I felt like a superstar, I forgot all about the preceding 4 minutes of silence. In my head I had smashed the gig with slapstick. I was on the underground afterwards looking people in the eyes and pleading “ask me what I did tonight, ask me”.

H: How would you describe your particular brand of comedy to someone who had never heard of you?

AP: I try to make every show a special moment, I always work with interaction from the audience. I cringe when comics slam hecklers; I think its funnier to work with them. I hope if someone comes to see me,its unique to that room, that night and that audience …oh and funny.

H: How has your act developed since you first started?

AP: I didn’t improvise at all when I started, it was a monologue style of comedy. I think I found my voice when I forgot about trying to be a comedian and just getting up there and trying to be myself more (not totally, that would be dull). I tried character comedy as well: I did a Steve Irwin style character for 6 months, it was horrific. It was a lecture about crocodiles coming through the London underground and killing people. Comics loved it- audiences did not . My girlfriend at the time who is now my wife brought her 5 best friends from her homeland Sweden to a show once, they saw me to utter silence, wrestling a blow up crocodile accompanied to Ricky Martins Livin’ la Vida Loca. Mate that was a low point.

H: How do you come up with new material?

AP: I used to try and write every day, because that’s what you are told and expected to do, but I don’t really do that any more. I find that if you try to do fun things, keep your mind alert and get out of the house you can then go onstage and talk about your day. I now do a show called the Al Pitcher: Picture Show(see what I’ve done there) where I go into the city of the place I’m playing during the day, take photos and then do the show about those pictures that night, using a projector. This has been a massive breakthrough for me: as well as a number of awards (which was a boost), its really helped my improvising style and has proven a great way of garnering more material.

H: Is there anything a comedian shouldn’t joke about?

AP: I think its easy to be negative on most subjects, the majority of the so called “edgy comics” have about 5 topics: cancer, rape, paedophiles, abortion and racism. They seem to pick from these, like a smorgasbord of shock. The audience are sometimes shocked, but after 20 minutes of the same joke (but with different variations), I just zone out. One hack line is to ask “what do you want? Politics or Filth?” The audience are always persuaded to want filth. One day I just hope the audience shout out politics. Personally, I really love seeing a positive comic; a storyteller or a creative comedian who doesn’t rely on the 5 so called taboo subjects.

H: Is Comedy Art?

AP: In the right hands it can be, I find some comics try to do anti-comedy to make their stuff more artistic. Comedy has to be careful though as it really is a big old business now. I’m not jumping on the bandwagon I hope , but I live in Sweden and I’m looking from afar , So much stand up on TV , then those comedians after a  5 minute spot on a show go out on tour . So many tour shows and the comedy club experience will get squeezed out , this is the bread and butter of comedy and gets audiences loving the genre. Its now a real career comedy, comics don’t look at Edinburgh or working all the clubs they look at a TV presenting or a TV spot as the way through . I say fuck all that , do it for the love of it and see what happens , its a great life  as a comic, too much ambition destroys it in my eyes.

H:Are there any comedians/writers/TV shows you’re particularly fond of, or feel are under-appreciated?

AP: Phil Kay is my favourite comic in the world, he tries to create every time he is onstage. I’ve seen him die and die, but I’ve also seen him set up the greatest scenarios and improvise the greatest comedy nuggets. Daniel Kitson is someone I know well and I can only admire him. He really is one of the best and his career choices have to be applauded. The guy had his show in Edinburgh at 10 am, he’s either struggling with sleep or he knows just how good he is to do that and still get an audience.

I spoke about Shock comedy. I think in the right hands it can be great, Stewart Lee can do that to me, a punchline from nowhere.

H:Who makes you laugh?

AP: I’ve just become a Dad. Its blown me away and I have laughed like I’ve never laughed before. He’s going to speak Swedish in a few years- that could make the relationship a tad tense, when I’m shouting “speak English for gods sake”.

H:If you weren’t in comedy, what would you be doing?

AP: I used to write radio ads, I didn’t really like it that much. I discovered pretty early on that it was quantity rather that quality that they wanted. I used to write the ads and the client would bully me and say “No, I don’t want the professional voice person voicing it , I will do it myself”. It was horrific, the campaign would be a disaster and nobody really pointed the finger at the butcher who screamed and improvised his own ad about pork chops, they would say to me, “WHY didn’t the voice-over guy do it?!”

H:Are there any upcoming projects you could tell us about?

AP: I’m living in Sweden and doing loads of things here. I have a big tour planned for here next year, it will be exciting. I hope to come over to the UK and continue to do picture shows but I’m just so busy in Sweden now. I’ve also visited Australia and NZ loads so I must go back there. There’s also a book of my picture show coming out next year, I will send The Humordor a copy when its done (Ed-we thought about editing out this last line but we’d like to make it clear we are always open to free gifts).

H: Do you have a career goal that you are yet to reach?

AP: No, mate, I really cant believe I do this. Any comedian who says that comedy is hard work is having a laugh. I’ve worked on building sites, I’ve even worked in a bottle factory; standing there, making sure the bottles were full enough. I came back on the Monday, they said nobody ever returned to the job on a Monday. Comedy is a brilliant life, I’m still waiting for the tap on the shoulder to tell me “it’s all a scam, you’re not funny at all, Pitcher”.

Al Pitcher

Sunshine , Sverige and Stuff

Hello again ,

Im in sweden and Im enjoying seeing the reaction of the Swedes to the Sunshine , it seems like you have to take your clothes off at the earliest opportunity . I have shows all over Europe coming soon , im heading to Estonia in June , a show in Turkey in August . I am going to take my Picture Show to Southend and Sheffield in the UK ( its the S tour ). I will also have more news soon regarding a big tour next year in Sverige and some cool people helping me do all this , so please come back or 

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TACK and Thank YOU , if you have come to a show  , I hope we meet again

See you soon 

AL 

 

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