Fifty Gigs In A Day: INDIA ELECTRIC CO

Honoured to have India Electric Co involved – folk meets pop melodies in a sublime mix. I am a bit of fan 🙂

They have some dates in December and February next year, including February 9th when they play The Greystones, Sheffield and will be plugging Nordoff Robbins.

Dec 13 Cecil Sharp House London, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Dec 15 Stockland Church (St Michael & All Angels) Honiton, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Dec 18 The Sage Gateshead, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Dec 19 The Apex Bury St. Edmunds, Uk Tickets RSVP
Dec 20 G-Live Guildford, Uk Tickets RSVP
Feb 01 The Lights Andover, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Feb 09 The Greystones Sheffield, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Feb 10 Under the edge arts centre Wotton Under Edge, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Feb 11 Acapela Pentyrch, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Feb 16 Rondo Theatre Bath, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Feb 17 Tuppenny Barn Chichester, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Feb 21 Ropetackle Arts Centre Shoreham-By-Sea, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Feb 24 The Stables Milton Keynes, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Feb 25 Kitchen Garden Cafe Birmingham, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Mar 02 Acorn Theatre Penzance, United Kingdom Presale RSVP
Mar 31 The Beehive Honiton, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Jun 08 The Old Chapel

Polegate, United Kingdom

 

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THE DUNWELLS – new single ‘Colour My Mind’

The Dunwells have announced the release of a new EP. Released on December 1st 2017, ‘Colour My Mind’ is a brand new collection of songs, showcasing a new sound for the band.

From concept to record, this EP has been 24 months in the making. Brothers Joe (vocals,
guitar) and David Dunwell (vocal, piano, guitar) decided that they wanted to capture the
sound and personality of the band’s live show in the studio.

With the video released today, lead single and title track ‘Colour My Mind’ has elements of gospel music. Not necessarily religious, but a brightness found in gospel harmony. Where previous releases may have veered toward the melancholy, this is a song designed to make you feel pure joy.

Hailing from Leeds, The Dunwells formed in 2009, drawn together by a mutual love of bands such as Bon Iver, Elbow, and Damien Rice. With their previous single ‘Communicate’ hitting over two million streams on Spotify, two albums and two EPs under their belts, the band are set to enjoy huge success with their upcoming release.

Fifty Gigs In A Day – SHAWN JAMES & THE SHAPESHIFTERS

Delighted that Shawn James and the Shapeshifters will be kindly using social media to plug Fifty Gigs In A Day and the work of Nordoff Robbins. Check out the song below, superb bit of blues…
shawnjamesmusic.com  
facebook.com/ShawnJamesSoul  
twitter.com/ShawnJamesMusic  
youtube.com/ShawnJamesSoul  
ShawnJamesSoul.bandcamp.com  

Music Gets Me By…TREVOR JONES

Trevor Jones is a singer/songwriter who works with Marcus Cliffe as Miracle Mile and also has a solo career as Jones. Read on for his musical recommendations for music to get you by…

Music is a balm. For me a daily dose is vital for my mental health. I like to listen first thing; sets me up for the challenges.

I listen to so much music but an album that’s become important to me The Ash and the Clay by The Milk Carton Kids. This has kept me company on my daily commute into and out of London. Not so much out of choice but out of necessity as it’s stuck in the archaic CD player of my archaic car. It’s a gentle affair with much whispered worldly wisdom about not missing your life: Take this: the title track

‘The swing sets are empty like dirt turned the dark of the night
The center of this town it used to whirl in the glow of twilight
It might look like God’s away with all the trouble these days
We’ll come home before the girls are grown
We’re coming home tonight

What, oh, have we done to run this country into such a sight
Stolen from our brothers like we couldn’t find a fair enough fight…

I know we want what’s best for us — I know it has to come at a price
I also know the trouble that you find when you stop being nice
You look around you one day
What you once knew didn’t stay
Let’s come home before the girls are grown
Let’s come home tonight’

Music about home is important to me. Perhaps because I was a ‘Forces Brat’: never had the same bed for more than 2 years. Then I was banished to boarding school for my adolescence. This has got to be the best song ever written about the longing for the sense of that place that we call ‘home’.

Finally, a reminder of the transience of things. I have songs of his that I love better (Kentucky Avenue/Ruby’s Arms) but this is the Tom Waits song that I return to the most. The poetry within is just beautiful:

‘And they all pretend they’re Orphans
And their memory’s like a train
You can see it getting smaller as it pulls away
And the things you can’t remember
Tell the things you can’t forget that
History puts a saint in every dream

Well she said she’d stick around
Until the bandages came off
But these mamas boys just don’t know when to quit
And Matilda asks the sailors are those dreams
Or are those prayers?’
So just close your eyes, son
And this won’t hurt a bit

And it’s Time Time Time
And it’s Time Time Time
And it’s Time Time Time
That you love
And it’s Time Time Time’

 

Raising awareness and funds for the Nordoff Robbins charity –
https://therockinchairblog.wordpress.com/fifty-gigs-in-a-day/

More about Trevor Jones and his music here

BIGFOOT ‘Karma’ video

BIGFOOT ‘Karma’ video for new single included on self-titled debut album out 13.10.17 on Frontiers

Bigfoot are releasing another single from their upcoming self-titled debut album, which is released via Frontiers Music srl on 13th October. ‘Karma’ follows ‘The Fear’, ’Tell Me A Lie’ and ‘Forever Alone’ as the fourth song to be lifted from the record. The band begin a UK tour with a special album launch event in Manchester on 14th October. The full itinerary is as follows :

14.10.17 MANCHESTER Sound Control (album launch event)
19.10.17 WITNEY Fat Lils
26.10.17 LONDON Underworld
28.10.17 GRIMSBY Yardbirds
02.11.17 STOKE Eleven
03.11.17 CARDIFF Fuel
04.11.17 CANNOCK The Station
05.11.17 SOUTH SHIELDS Queen Vic
09.11.17 GLASGOW Hard Rock Cafe
11.11.17 SHEFFIELD Corporation (with Tyketto)
24.11.17 TROON Winterstorm Festival
25.11.17 EDINBURGH La Belle Angele (with Tyketto)

Bigfoot is a hard rock band from Wigan who burst onto the scene in the spring of 2014. With a wide range of influences from The Eagles through to Pantera, the group boasts the powerful vocals of Antony Ellis, dual lead guitars from Sam Millar and Mick McCullagh, plus the thunderous rhythm section of bassist Matt Avery and drummer Tom Aspinall.

Having toured constantly around the UK and performed at festivals including Breakout, Bloodstock, Hard Rock Hell, Steelhouse and more, the quintet have built themselves a loyal grassroots following in their home territory. Two successful self-released EP’s also drew the attention of the Naples based rock powerhouse Frontiers Music Srl, who signed them to their roster as fast as they could.

‘The Fear’ was written shortly after the release of the second EP. Sam Millar describes it as “a song about the fear in our heads and how it can consume your whole life and take over”, while musically Mick McCullagh states that “it is a Jekyll and Hyde type affair. There’s the gnarly, in your face heavy rock guitar side of it, then the melodic, anthemic side with big uplifting vocals. It’s very dynamic, which adds to the tension we were aiming for.”

The video for ‘The Fear’ was shot by Shane Green at The Giffard in Wolverhampton. Tom Aspinall says “we had played there a month or so before and thought the stage would be perfect for the shots we wanted with the idea of it being quite dark and frantic. We’ve worked with Shane in the past and knew he would deliver a fast paced and exciting video.”

The self-titled debut album by Bigfoot is out on 13th October via Frontiers. Co-produced by the band with Justin Richards (who also mixed the record), it consists of eleven songs. The artwork and tracklisting are as follows :

1 Karma
2 The Fear
3 Tell Me A Lie
4 Forever Alone
5 Eat Your Words
6 Prisoner Of War
7 Freak Show
8 I Dare You
9 The Devil In Me
10 Uninvited
11 Yours

This Bigfoot is no myth, but they are about to become legends.

Connect with Bigfoot:
Website bigfootband.co.uk
Facebook facebook.com/bigfootukrock
Twitter twitter.com/bigfootukrock
Instagram instagram.com/bigfootuk
YouTube youtube.com/user/bigfootukrock

HOUSTON New Album ‘III’ Coming In November

Swedish AOR band, HOUSTON, have released a brand new lyric video & single for the song ‘Dangerous Love’, the track is taken from their forthcoming album titled ‘III’, due out on November 24th via Livewire/Cargo Records UK. The video can be viewed here:

Houston has been around since their self-titled debut album in 2010 and landed the number one in Classic Rock Magazine’s AOR chart that year, up against outfits such as Unruly Child, Crashdiet, H.e.a.t and Nelson. The band then went on to play the festival circuit with appearances at Sweden Rock, Download Festival UK, Rock of Ages Germany as well as touring the UK with Swedish sleaze rockers CrashDiet.

Houston’s second album “Relaunch” featured a cover song called ‘Runaway’ that became the soundtrack to Red Bull’s own Danny MacAskill’s Extreme BMX video ‘Imaginate’ which has over 74 million views on YouTube and 600,000 plays on Spotify and counting.

Together with renowned producer and ex MTV rocker Martin Karlegård (Reptile Smile) the band created ‘III’. Martin Karlegård has worked with French Idol singer Jenifer, Swedish pop star Brolle Jr and world famous Swedish band ‘The Sounds’ and has helped the band to add a mature and organic sound to their brand of classy and classic Melodic Rock.

As singer Hank Erix explains, “It’s been a very creative time with Martin, it’s great to find a producer that brings out the best in you for every single take. Personally I’ve never delivered such a vocal performance as on this album. I really found my sound and I have matured musically since our last album and especially since our debut in 2010. This is a new beginning for Houston.”

HOUSTON is:
Hank Erix – Lead vocals
Soufian Ma’Aoui – Bass
Calle Hammar – Guitars/Backing vocals
Victor Lundberg – Keyboards/Backing vocals
Oscar Lundström – Drums
http://www.facebook.com/houstontheband

Jeff Lynne’s ELO ‘Wembley or Bust’ Live CD/DVD

Having released an acclaimed new album ‘Alone in the Universe’ in 2015, sold out multiple arena tours, and had an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, Jeff Lynne’s ELO will release a live CD/DVD of their legendary concert at Wembley Stadium in June. Titled ‘Wembley or Bust’ and directed by Paul Dugdale it is out on multiple formats November 17th on Sony Music.

In ‘Wembley or Bust’ we see Jeff and his remarkable musical ensemble filling Wembley Stadium with one of the greatest rock & roll spectacles of all time, complete with bells, whistles and spaceships in front of a 60,000 capacity crowd. As Jeff says himself, ’It’s the best time I ever had in music… It is beyond anything I could have imagined.’

Most importantly, the film includes performances of many of the most beloved songs of our lifetime, from vintage ELO classics like “Mr. Blue Sky,” “Livin’ Thing,” and “Evil Woman” to “Do Ya” from his days with The Move, “Handle With Care” which he recorded with the Traveling Wilburys, right through “When I Was A Boy” from his latest ELO masterpiece, Alone In The Universe.

More popular than ever, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have always been known for their epic live shows and with a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, ELO has had twenty six UK Top 40 singles, making Lynne’s sweeping productions some of the most recognisable music of the last forty years and helping sell over 50 million records worldwide.

Widely agreed upon as one of the greatest record producers in music history, Lynne was a co-founder and member of The Traveling Wilburys together with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Tom Petty as well as a producer and collaborator with some of the biggest names in music including The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, and, most recently, Bryan Adams.

Tracklisting:
1. Standin’ In The Rain
2. Evil Woman
3. All Over The World
4. Showdown
5. Livin’ Thing
6. Do Ya
7. When I Was A Boy
8. Handle With Care
9. Last Train to London
10. Xanadu
11. Rockaria!
12. Can’t Get It Out Of My Head
13. 10538 Overture
14. Twilight
15. Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
16. Shine A Little Love
17. Wild West Hero
18. Sweet Talkin’ Woman
19. Telephone Line
20. Turn To Stone
21. Don’t Bring Me Down
22. Mr. Blue Sky
23. Roll Over Beethoven

‘Wembley or Bust’ is available on the following formats:
2 CD
2 CD/DVD
2 CD/Blu Ray
Vinyl (3 Discs)

www.jefflynneselo.com