Posts Tagged ‘lounge on the farm’

Fun on 2 farms

July 7, 2010

Hey guys,

In a few days we’re off to Canterbury to play at ‘Lounge On The Farm’ festival. It’s going to be a great weekend with some amazing bands playing. And the headliners aren’t bad either; Toots and The Maytals and Martha Reeves and The Vandellas!

For those of you going we’re playing a few sets, lucky you!

Friday – 2:15pm @ Sheep Dip Stage

Friday – 8:00pm @ Strummerville Campfire Sessions

Sunday – 11:00pm @ Strummerville Campfire Sessions

Going to be immense. and I hear there is a hog roast which can only mean one thing…I’m going to eat some of it! yessss.

I went to The Hop Farm festival the other day to see Bob Dylan. He was amazing and spent the whole show grinning, something he appears to do only very rarely.

He was wearing a pink shirt and wide brimmed hat. There was a guy in front of me wearing a boater hat and I was getting really annoyed with him because I couldn’t see a thing. I nearly said something to him but then I realised I too was wearing a boater hat. I took mine off and moved somewhere else. Laura Marling was fantastic, and our recording engineer Matt Ingram was playing drums for her, which was an added surprise. Mumford and Sons bored me slightly. Seasick Steve was pretty good and really got the crowd on his side. Here endeth my review.

In other news we’re looking to confirm another tour in September with Strummerville. It will be filmed for a channel 4 documentary so that’s all very exciting.We are %90 confirmed to play this year’s Secret Garden Party. There are also rumors of us possibly going to New York in October to play the CMJ music festival.

But until then, we’ll see you in a field in Kent. can’t wait.

Gaoler’s X

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New Tunes/Nigella…

June 22, 2010

Just had a great writing session in our rehearsal room in Shoreditch. Very productive, getting 5 songs pretty much finished.

They are: Everything is Blue, Sex In A Citadel, About My Friend and two others without names yet! One of these we wrote around a riff i’d had bubbling away at the back of my brain for months. Sounds a bit Chris Isaak. Quite dark and very simple, exciting stuff.

The next gig is a low key solo show, just me with my guitar, Nigella. It’s with Tom Williams and the Boat and a couple of other excellent supports. It’s at the very little Betsey Trotwood on the 1st July, in Farringdon so there’ll  be a great atmosphere, making for a sweeet show. So come!!! Keep an ear out for new tunes at this one….

Then it’s Lounge on the Farm, and we can’t wait! If you’re there, come and say hello and we can party. it’s going to be excellent, plus there’s some amazing bands playing too-rather like the Hop Farm Festival which i’m going to in only a few days…i’m counting down the days! PLaying, there’s Ray Davies, Seasick Steve, and some guy called Bob.

Bye

Gaoler’s x

Cloudy/Rain/Sun

March 26, 2010

Just finished a gig which was being filmed for Taken TV in Strongrooms, Shoreditch. Was a good one, and we got given drinks tokens for that Buffalo trace Bourbon whiskey which happens to be my favourite, so i was happy. The video from the night should be up on youtube soon and i’ll post a link on here when it’s available.

I’ve added a couple of solo acoustic shows, one in Gravesend and one in Brighton, so if you’re around, come and have a watch-the details are on our myspace…

Festival wise we’ve just confirmed with two festivals:

Sellindge Festival

Lounge on the Farm

Both are really great festivals and i hope to see you all there!

Tomorrow Tom Williams (of the Boat) is playing just down the road from me in Brighton, so I’m off there and am looking forward to it. Went into snooper’s paradise in Brighton today. If you’ve never been before, go, because i can’t begin to explain how much i love that place-i could have bought everthing in there, but alas bought nothing as i am poor. Mind you there was a lovely barometer in there for £7 which i might go back for tomorrow if it’s still there. Yes i think i will. I’ll just go hungry for the rest of the week!

Gaoler’s Daughter

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