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Sunday, 16 September 2018

THE LOVELY EGGS RETURN TO THE CLUNY! NOVEMBER 9TH...IT WILL BE CHUFFING ACE!

THE LOVELY EGGS


....ANNOUNCE SUPPORTS FOR AUTUMN TOUR DATES

FEATURING MUSH, ILL PLUS POET AND COMEDIAN ROB AUTON




TOUR DATES

11 Oct - Beat Generator Live, Dundee%

12 Oct - CCA, Glasgow%

13 Oct - Bongo Club, Edinburgh%

19 Oct - The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds*

21 Oct - The Roadmender, Northampton%

22 Oct - The Maze, Nottingham %

23 Oct - The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham%

24 Oct - The Musician, Leicester

25 Oct - 1865, Southampton

26 Oct - The Fleece, Bristol*

27 Oct - The Haunt, Brighton*

28 Oct - The Scala, London*

9 Nov - The Cluny, Newcastle* TICKETS FROM OUR AFFILIATE SEETICKETS

10 Nov - Gorilla, Manchester*

*with Mush

%with ILL

Link to buy tickets here

Jordan Allen play Newcastle's Think Tank on 4th December http://bit.ly/JordanAllenThinkTank

JORDAN ALLEN

ANNOUNCE AUTUMN / WINTER UK HEADLINE SHOWS

+ SUPPORT GIGS WITH THE BLUETONES + THE SHERLOCKS
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR SYNCHRONISED - HERE

+ GROUNDBREAKING DEBUT INTERNATIONAL DATES




   
With their live show well-honed and some spectacular new material in the canon - JORDAN ALLEN - return this Autumn with a slew of headline shows both in the UK & internationally for the very first time, PLUS line up some top-tier support dates with old allies. 

Jordan and co. also recently unveiled the sublime new video for their smash single ‘Synchonised’ as directed by Johnboy Wilson, which you can watch here: 



Following a highly successful festival season which has seen Bolton’s finest gain scores of new fans at the likes of Isle of Wight, Truck Festival, Kendal Calling, Y-Not and more - the indie rock four-piece now look to support Northern buddies The Sherlocks and Brit-Pop bastions The Bluetones at various dates throughout September and October. In addition, the quartet will be making time for their own headline shows as they prepare to embark on a lengthy string of dates leading into the winter months with stops in Manchester, Southampton, London, Liverpool, Birmingham and beyond (full dates outlined below).

The band head into these shows buoyed with the confidence of their most radio-played single to date, ‘Synchronised’ which received coverage and adoration from the likes of Radio X, BBC Introducing, XS Manchester and beyond. Their most ambitious and accomplished outing to date, the track and its accompanying B-side ‘Half Life Lover’, followed hit singles ‘R.O.S.I.E’ and ‘110 Ways’; a sequence of songs demonstrative of a unit who are clearly going from strength to strength. 

This UK tour announcement also arrives with the exciting news of Jordan Allen’s first international shows. In a groundbreaking new step forward, the band will be jetting off to Toronto on invitation of Indie Week Canada for a run of shows between 6-11 November in the nation’s capital, cherry-picked for the event on the basis of their electric live reputation that now extends far beyond their native Northwest. Full dates as follows:


JORDAN ALLEN - 2018 TOUR DATES 


SEPTEMBER

22 - Preston Cathedral (Supporting The Bluetones)

26 - The Slade Rooms,  Wolverhampton (Supporting The Bluetones)

27 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (Supporting The Bluetones)

29 - The White Hart, Corby - Headline


OCTOBER


1 - Sub 89, Reading (Supporting The Bluetones) 
2 - The Globe , Cardiff (Supporting The Bluetones)

6 - Gorilla, Manchester @ Neighbourhood Festival

13 - Factory Manchester - Headline

NOVEMBER

6-11 November - Indie Week Canada, Toronto, Various Venues

15 - Hy Brasil, Bristol - Headline

16 - Heartbreakers, Southampton - Headline

17 - Tramshed, Cardiff - Headline

18 - Camden Assembly, London - Headline
20 - Underground, Plymouth - Headline

22 - Birmingham Sunflower Lounge - Headline

30 - Arts Club, Liverpool - Headline


DECEMBER

1 - Independent, Sunderland - Headline

2 - Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh - Headline

3 - The Garage, Glasgow - Headline

4 - Think Tank, Newcastle - Headline

5 - Key Club, Leeds - Headline



Comprising the formidable talents of Danny Quin (Guitar), Kieran Loughran (Bass), Nathan Howard (Drums), and front man Jordan Allen (Guitar, Vocals, this Greater Manchester four piece continue to surprise and captivate with every radio-storming single and riot-inducing gig fixture they put their name to.

As their promising future continues to unfold, so far the band have hurtled through sets at major festivals such as Tramlines, Dot To Dot, Live At Leeds and Isle Of Wight; had a blast on the road with newfound touring buddies The Sherlocks including an incredible performance to a 2500 capacity crowd at Manchester Academy; bothered the airwaves once more with the unleashing of rowdy fan-favourites ‘R.O.S.I.E’ (as produced by David Rahad-Jones) and ‘110 Ways to Make Things Better’ which both tallied up plays on BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 6Music, and Radio X-Posure Playlist as well as being made Mark Richardson’s Record Of The Week on Virgin Radio ; bowled fans new and old over with a 16 date sell-out UK winter headline tour; plus, to cap it off the band were even granted the honour of illuminating the Bolton Christmas Lights.

Propagators of intelligent rock’n’roll with true heart, Jordan Allen are a band you can believe in. 

Watch this space for upcoming single ‘Naked’ impacting this Autumn… 



FOR MORE INFORMATION 

Website: www.jordan-allen.com

Spotify: https://goo.gl/fSx9vi  

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/jord_allen

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/jordallen1

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/jordanallenuk

Twitter: @JordanAllenUK/

Instagram @jordanallenuk

Monday, 3 September 2018

HENGE ‘ATTENTION EARTH!’ The mad buggers are playing @theCluny and I think I need to see them

HENGE

‘ATTENTION EARTH!’

THE FIRST TRANSMISSION ARRIVES: 
- 19.10.2018 - 

http://bit.ly/HengeNCL

+ UK SIGHTINGS CONFIRMED 
OCTOBER / NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018 





Attention Earth!

Do not be alarmed.  

Contact with the extra-terrestrial musical collective - HENGE - is imminent. 

Landings on UK Terra Firma will follow. 
Full dates and details of confirmed sightings are outlined below.

HENGE is a band of intergalactic ravers; practitioners of the sacred sounds of Cosmic Dross – a musical form known in other parts of the universe that has, until now, never been heard on Earth.

There are no human words to adequately describe the Cosmic Dross experience, though its sound is characterised by the thundering drums of Nom – an amphibious creature from the Sirius Star System – the garment-rending bass frequencies of last surviving Venusian, Goo, and the whacked-out synths of the band’s only human, Grok. Over this instrumental framework, the band's founder, Zpor, sings of his space travels, evoking a joyous celebration of life and encouraging humans to end war, save their species and colonise space.

HENGE will give Cosmic Dross its dawning moment on your planet as they introduce the human species to this alien genre…. This is their debut album: ’Attention Earth!’.

From meditations on Earth’s own heavenly body (‘Moon’), to prophetic warnings from far away worlds (‘Machine Landscape’), and even an ode to the spacecraft that transported HENGE across time and space to the Milky Way (‘Mushroom One’); ’Attention Earth!' is a light-speed journey through otherworldly sounds, an ecstatic hymn to the wonder of life and a joyful incitement to a peaceful existence.

HENGE have come in the name of rave to spread their message of love and harmony.

They have scheduled a series of landings across the United Kingdom. These gatherings are held with the aim of provoking the proliferation of joy amongst humans... these will be close encounters of the HENGE kind.


HENGE 2018 - LIVE SIGHTINGS 

Oct 31 - The Lost Arc, Rhayader
Nov 01 - Bierkeller, Exeter
Nov 02 - Old Market Assembly, Bristol
Nov 03 - Nos Da, Cardiff
Nov 08 - The Lexington, London
Nov 09 - Hope and Ruin, Brighton
Nov 15 - The Cluny, Newcastle
Nov 16 - The Warehouse, Penrith
Nov 17 - Yellow Arch, Sheffield
Nov 22 - HiFi Club, Leeds
Nov 23 - The Continental, Preston
Nov 24 - Kilmarnock Festival
Nov 25 - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Nov 29 - The Bodega, Nottingham
Nov 30 - The Donkey, Leicester
Dec 1 - EBGBS, Liverpool
Dec 7 - The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Dec 8 - Gorilla , Manchester *** two shows - all ages matinee + evening show***

On 19th October 2018 all sonic devices shall be readied for the planet’s very first transmission of Cosmic Dross. 

‘Attention Earth!’ - Full Track Listing:

1. Mushroom One
2. Moon
3. Indigo Dust
4. In Praise of Water
5. Monolith
6. Machine Landscape
7. Demilitarise



Available on CD, Vinyl and Digitally
on the Platinum Rare label, through Nova via Universal.


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HENGE ARE: 



ZPOR

Vocalist / Guitarist / Explorer / Jester

Home Planet: Agricular, Cosmos Redshift 7

Species: Agriculan



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NOM

Drummer / Keeper of the Sacred Plasma

Home Planet: Xylanthia, Siruis Star System

Species: Nommo



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GOO

Bass Frequency Controller

Home Planet: Venus, Solar System

Species: Venusian



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GROK 

Synthesis Technician / Shaman

Home Planet: Earth, Solar System

Species: Human (Transfigured)


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PRAISE FOR HENGE

"I absolutely love Henge, they are amazing."
-Soho Radio

"Astounding and cosmic"
-Talk Radio

"Henge are out of this world!"
-Laura Beth, Revolution FM

"I was absolutely blown away by the Henge album. It's immensely entertaining from start to finish ... cerebrally invigorating wigout world of wonder. 9.5 outta 10."
Tony Gleed, Boogaloo Radio

"...a multicoloured, multi rhythmic, multiplied, multi-storey mass of total genius"
-John Robb, Louder Than War
Full review:https://louderthanwar.com/beautiful-days-day-3-2018-live-review/


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FOR MORE INFORMATION

http://www.hengemusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/Hengemusic
https://www.youtube.com/hengemusic
https://www.instagram.com/henge_cosmicdross/
https://twitter.com/CosmicDross

Presale tickets available from 9am this Thursday.. @OzzyObourne #nomoretours2 @ArenaNewcastle Tickets : http://bit.ly/NCLOzzy ad

SHOWS ARE PART OF THE ROCK ICON'S FINAL GLOBAL TOUR AND WILL CELEBRATE FIVE DECADES OF PERFORMING WITH TWO-YEAR WORLD TOUR


WITH SPECIAL GUEST JUDAS PRIEST 

METRO RADIO ARENA, NEWCASTLE TUESDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 2019

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE today revealed details about his forthcoming "NO MORE TOURS 2," a reference to his 1992 "No More Tours" trek. The announcement by the legendary musical icon about the European dates extends the North American tour, announced earlier this year, with his long time collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards). 

The 2019 European leg produced by Live Nation kicks off in Dublin on 30th January with dates scheduled throughout the UK, including a night at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena before continuing through Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and Italy before concluding in Barcelona on 3rd March; Ozzy will be joined by Judas Priest for select dates on the tour.
This summer saw OZZY go solo on the European festival circuit, with headline performances at Download UK, Paris and Madrid, Firenze Rocks, Copenhell, Grasspop Metal Meeting and Sweden Rock Festival. 

"I've been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers," OSBOURNE says. "I'm looking at this final tour as being a huge celebration for my fans and anyone who has enjoyed my music over the past five decades." 

On his upcoming farewell world tour, produced by Live Nation, OSBOURNE will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which toured through Europe in 2017 on their farewell tour). This tour, expected to take OZZY around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows in the future. Throughout his career, OZZY has sold more than 100 million records.

Tickets will go on sale 9.00am Friday 7th September and are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 or from 11.00am in person from the Metro Radio Arena Box Office. Please note venue facility and booking fees will apply.





KARINE POLWART @IamKP brings together Geese, Trump, Holocaust and other diverse subjects in new album Law Of Motion. Catch her at @sage_gateshead in November

KARINE POLWART

UK TOUR DATES FOR AUTUMN

+ NEW ALBUM: "LOST IN MOTION"
OUT 19TH OCTOBER




Multi-award winning songwriter and musician, theatre maker and published writer KARINE POLWART - six-time winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including 2018 Folk Singer of The Year - will release a new album, Laws of Motion, on October 19, 2018 via Hudson Records. 

Polwart’s seventh release, Laws of Motion is the follow-up to 2017’s much-praised A Pocket of Wind Resistance, which earned Karine & co-writer Pippa Murphy a New Music Scotland Award for its innovative blend of folk music, spoken word & sound design, alongside a nomination for the Radio 2 Folk Album of The Year. The new album - recorded alongside long-term collaborators Inge Thomson (accordion) and brother Steven Polwart (guitars) - will arrive amidst a 13 date UK tour, including London’s Cadogan Hall on October 17, 2018.

A Pocket Of Wind Resistance used the migratory habits of geese to crack open universally human societal & ecological issues. Here, across Laws of Motion, Polwart coalesces the familial and the familiar effortlessly alongside the foreign, the frightening and the unknown, driven as ever by her gift for empathy and accessibility. Subject matter as disparate as Trump, WW2 & holocaust survivors are drawn together by the laws of the album’s title alongside the experiences of Japanese migrants and allegorical folk & children’s stories. Speaking about the album’s broad focus, Polwart says; “I didn’t set out to write songs on a unified theme - they’ve just landed that way. Perhaps that’s no surprise, given the times we’re in.”

Laws of Motion features amongst its track-listing a clutch songs which Polwart originally wrote with her friend (and Midlothian neighbour) Martin Green, of visionary folk trio Lau. Affecting ‘Suitcase’ and the smouldering, stirring album title track (which Polwart dedicates here to the UNESCO Chair of Refugee Integration Through Language & The Arts) were both recorded in different iterations (with vocals contributed by Becky Unthank and Aidan Moffatt) for Green’s 2016 multi-media project on social migration, ‘Flit’. The quietly urgent ‘Suitcase’ was written by Polwart as testament to all who used - and sustained - the Kindertransport, the underground network which smuggled mostly Jewish children out of Nazi Europe in the run up to WW2. Noting the track’s relevance to our present as well as the past, Polwart adds; “It’s also dedicated to all those who flee still, because they have to.”  

Karine is at the height of her story-telling powers at the album’s vivid centre-piece, ‘Matsuo’s Welcome To Muckhart’, which articulates the stranger-than-fiction tale of the famous Japanese garden which has endured at the Clackmannashire home of global traveller & writer Isabella Christie since 1907. The garden was tended by a Japanese man called Shinzaburo Matsuo, who sailed 5,000 miles to Christie’s remote Scottish home, having lost his own family in Japan’s Great Earthquake of 1923. Written again in collaboration with Martin Green, Karine wrote the transportive track when the story was brought to her attention by staff & children at the local primary school, with whom she was working on a community project. It’s the kind of dignifying of loss, resilience and hidden history in which Polwart revels.

Laws of Motion nods towards the spoken word elements of Wind Resistance on the powerful ‘I Burn But I am Not Consumed’, and album-closer ‘Cassiopeia’. The former takes the clan motto of Donald Trump’s maternal Scottish family as its title, deflating the POTUS’s blustery posturing in the process. In an age with no shortage of artists taking aim at The White House’s incumbent, Polwart is presumably the first - and perhaps the only - to do so via the voice of the ancient rock beneath the Isle of Lewis, birthplace of Trump’s mother, Mary Ann Macleod. It’s anything but twee - lamenting a wayward island son, “a broken boy”, Polwart skewers Trump’s narcissism with both precision and humour (“In the name of progress, profit and executive golf / He would pit himself against time & tide”), whilst retaining the vestiges of his humanity. 

The album comes to a spine-tingling close with ‘Cassiopeia’, in which the unimaginable concept of nuclear warfare rubs uncomfortably against a young Karine’s fearful grasp of the wider world beyond her childhood perimeters - “When the siren sounds above the BP at Grangemouth / We’re gonna hide in the jam cupboard”. The track intersperses snippets from the Protect and Survive radio broadcasts issued by the Home Office during the Cold War with the fearful, unanswerable questions of a 9 year old - “How far is it from Leningrad to Bonnybridge?” - all delivered in the richly evocative speaking voice which gives Polwart’s music so much of its warmth. 

Laws of Motion is the latest in an evolving series of collaborative projects across which Polwart has combined music & storytelling with politics & environmental-societal issues. Karine wrote A Pocket Of Wind Resistance (a Songlines & BBC Radio 3 Late Junction Album Of The Year as well as SAY Award short listed) as a musical companion to her critically acclaimed theatre debut Wind Resistance, now published via Faber & Faber and selected by Robert McFarlane as a Guardian Book of 2017. The production, which debuted at the Edinburgh International Festival with a residency at the Lyceum, was written, musically directed and performed by Polwart, winning her the Best Music and Sound Award at the 2017 CATS. Alongside three other nominations, it also placed Polwart on the shortlist for the Best Actor ‘Scottish Oscar’ in the Sunday Herald Culture Awards.

Over the last 3 years, Karine has also worked with indie composer RM Hubbert, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Greek Cypriot composer Alkinoos Ioannidis. She also co-directed the acclaimed Pilgrimer, novelist James Robertson’s ode to Joni Mitchell.




UK Tour Dates

17/10/18 - Cadogan Hall, LONDON

18/10/18 - Wedgewood Rooms, PORTSMOUTH

19/10/18 - The Arts Centre,PONTARDAWE

20/09/18 - RNCM, MANCHESTER

21/10/18 - The Phoenix, EXETER

22/10/18 - Komedia, BRIGHTON

23/10/18 - Junction, CAMBRIDGE

24/10/18 - City Varieties, LEEDS

31/10/18 - Walker Theatre, SHREWSBURY

01/11/18 - St Georges, BRISTOL

02/11/18 - Town Hall, BIRMINGHAM

03/11/18 - Brewery Arts Centre, KENDAL

04/11/18 - The Sage, GATESHEAD



Praise For ‘A Pocket Of Wind Resistance’

This record is an epic, emotional endeavour, and a stunning one, too **** the Guardian

Long established as a glorious singer, enquiring songwriter and enlightened mind **** MOJO 

The arrangements are light and percussive and Polwart’s singing is bell-like Uncut

Draws together several narrative and observational threads into a taut allegorical message about community and progress **** the Independent

Birds chirp and rustle; Polwart’s narrative voice nestles in the ear ***** the Financial Times

It’s something else. A new form altogether, really Robert Macfarlane

Devastatingly powerful ***** Songlines

Coming to Newcastle Denmark's #POWERSOLO @Railthinbrother at @theCluny Mon 10th September



POWERSOLO
BO-PEEP
Album out September 28th

It’s HIM. Kim Kix! The TorĂ©ador of Trash. It’s PowerSOLO. The rock’n’roll band that you hate to hate and your galfriend just loves to love.

BO-PEEP was conceived, written and partially recorded during an extended weekend of solitary recluse at the Waikiki of Denmark. One man. One guitar. One kick drum. One microphone. Two bottles of absinthe. Once back in the big, bad, Jutlandian metropolis of Aarhus, Kix added more guitars, drums, organs and his old secret weapon: The triple bass. He even met up with his Railthin Brother Bo, who laid down a few dope beats on a couple of songs for Christ… and old times’ sake. Mixing was achieved through the divine intervention of Mr. Nik Heyman, and a final layer of dirt was shovelled into the woodchipper by Emil Thomsen at ET Mastering. 17 songs in total. The ones too strong for unlimited release were chosen to comprise the 7-inch 45rpm wonder that is PEEK-A-BO. Released in 500 copies on Record Store Day 2018.

The Power of Solo


2018 is the year of the SOLO. The Atomic Child who, for so many many years, rode alongside Brother Kix on a horse called Mule and defeated audiences across the Globus with his mighty axe, decided to take a load off and lay his barking dawgs to rest by the fire place at Casa Railthin. Enjoying his PowerOtium looking at all the platinum records, Grannies and other prestigious awards and sparkling trophies from two decades of confrontational badassery on stage and record both, Brother Beau deserves nothing but our utmost respect and praise for his lifelong dedication to rock’n’roll and beyond.

But The PowerSolo forges on. A juggernaut through the big, black narcotic night, Kim Kix and his merry band is once again setting sail towards the clubs, festivals, dives, concert halls, your mother’s house, bars, ball rooms and other entertainment establishments. And this year they’re armed with kick-face material taken from the new PowerSolo unlimited edition long player album BO-PEEP and its Record Store Day un-unlimited edition 4 song companion-EP PEEK-A-BO. Both releases will be available on all futuristic megapixel bitcoin platforms and the LP will even come disguised as a CD in countries, where such a thing is still a thing.

So much for the sound. The beautiful artwork was done by Martin Wild of The Courettes - a fine band for whom Kim Kix has produced 2 records. The colours are bold and the designs even bolder. The final result defies description. But we’ll try: This is a fine record. Damn fine. It’s what the doctor ordered. It’s what your Father warned you against. It is highly toxic but strangely addictive. It is BO-PEEP. And PEEK-A-BO. A double whammy like you’ve never heard before. 17 inches of pure undiluted PowerSolo. Can you dig it?

September Tour Dates

Tues 4th - Norwich - Norwich Arts Centre
Thurs 6th - Manchester - The Peer Hat
Fri 7th - Halifax - The Lantern
Sat 8th - Liverpool - Maguire’s Pizza Bar
Sun 9th - Edinburgh - Opium
Mon 10th - Newcastle - The Cluny
Wed 12th - London - Oslo
Thurs 13th - Brighton - The Prince Albert


Some more:
The band experienced a viral craze with their insane video to the song “Boom Babba Do Ba Dabba” (from the album The Real Sound), which went bananas on Facebook with more than 3 million views and almost 50.000 shares.

Follow the band:
www: http://www.powersolo.dk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/POWERSOLODK/
Instagram: @atomicpowerkix

Monday, 6 August 2018

Another amazing Duet from @weatheredman ..this time with the fantastic @DaniiRoundtree "Too Much To Say I Love You" #video

WeatheredMan +Danii Roundtree
Too Much To Say I Love You

WeatheredMan has been Nominated for “Best UK Solo Act 2018” by Pure M Magazine alongside luminaries such as Zayn Malik, Kate Tempest, Adam Ant and Gaz Coombes.

Band/Artist: WeatheredMan + Danii Roundtree – Too much to say I love you
Location: Leeds, UK, Atlanta USA
Styles: Indie, Alternative
Similar to: Jack White and Alicia Keys, Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue, Bing Crosby and David Bowie, Frank and Nancy Sinatra
Release date: 3rd September 2018
Accolades: Festivals included South by Southwest (Austin, Texas) with Franz Ferdinand, The Great Escape (UK) with Graham Coxon, Liverpool International Music Festival (UK), UK/European tours including supporting Half Man Half Biscuit at London Shepherds Bush Empire. Finalists in the BBC TV series UK’s Best Part-Time Band and mentored by Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order). Nominated for Best UK Solo Act by Pure M Magazine 2018.

Bio: 

WeatheredMan is a new project from the man who brought you modern mariachi masters Roja. All the tracks are duets with people who are from the other musical side of the tracks. Think Nick Cave and Kylie, Jack White and Alicia Keys or even Bing Crosby and David Bowie. A beautiful car crash of style and influences…

There are not many projects in the history of popular music that bring together a primary school teacher from Leeds and globally recognisable singers and celebrities. How Aaron Paul, Danii Roundtree and several other proper pop stars ended up as the vocalists on the debut EP from WeatheredMan is a story that warrants telling as both inspiration to all those who strive to make music in adversity and the rare dreamers who dare to think big.
Simon Bradshaw, who is WeatheredMan, is happy to recognise he has been around the musical block – hence the project’s name. A series of bands and projects that saw him garner critical appreciation but, in his own words, only really added to ‘a pile of CDs cluttering up my garage’ failed to dim his enthusiasm for making music. Possessed of that unique ability to continue to see positives that is the hallmark of those who do make it, he hatched the idea for this new project whilst holding down a real job, leading to a dual life that got more bizarre as things progressed. 
Weathered Man would travel across the landscape of popular music, matching the talents of its vocalists to a clutch of songs inspired, at heart, by soul in its purest sense. The dream cast list, a collection of global Top 10 singers and up and coming UK voices, would contribute to a project that would match Simon’s dream duets; the panache of McAlmont and Butler, the style of Nick Cave and Kylie, the soul of Jack White and Alicia Keys. Sat in a bedroom studio in Yorkshire, the call outs were made through a network of contacts collected over the years augmented by some, frankly, arm chancing phone calls. Weeks later an EP was a reality and Simon was sat with 300 vocal takes sent down the wires from New York City, Atlanta, Manchester and Berlin. A series of 3am weekday finishes that would punish anyone, let alone someone confronted by a room full of pre-teens mere hours later, delivered both the completed tracks and the accompanying videos - films which makes both the visual disparity of this collaboration and its artistic closeness apparent.
This track features a stunning vocal performance from jazz/RnB singer Danii Roundtree. A former “Miss New York” and hailing from the cityscapes of Atlanta, Danii has acquired a devoted fan base and made a name for herself throughout the jazz scene. She graced the stage at the 40th Annu-al Atlanta Jazz Festival. She will also be performing at many lucrative shows this year, in support of "Memoirs" (her debut album) official release.
This track is taken from the EP "C-30 Duets Vol. 1" and the video, in the director’s words is a tribute to old school VHS, his favourite make up artist, Danii's incredible outfits and susceptible philanderers...

Quotes about WeatheredMan:

"That was fantastic - it was wonderful, melodic and uplifting. He is actually a songwriter that can move people a lot...and what he has written there is quite rare..."- Peter Hook about Simon Bradshaw on BBC TV’s UK’s Best Part- Time Band

“The song is so darn excellent…my advice is: check it out. You’ll like it. Simply because they’re so good…” Randall Radic, The Huffington Post

“Their sound is like none I’ve ever heard, yet one I want to hear more of…really there is nothing even similar to it out there.” Eileen Shapiro, Louder than War

“Full of charisma and stylistic polish.” - Mike Mineo, Obscure Sound

“This is a powerhouse alternative rocker that just oozes cool. I am absolutely in love with this cut and hope to hear more from this act.” - G.W. Hill, Music Street Journal

“Pulls from diverse influences to create a universe of genre-blending magic.” - Jessica Golich, tattoo.com

“If you’re familiar with Mariachi El Bronx (or) Mariachi music in general, Roja won’t be completely foreign to your ears, but the band really does bring more indie rock, alternative, and even theatrical elements to the formula that essentially sets it apart from any of the aforementioned references.” - Substream Magazine

Band - Robert Hough (drums), Aidan McFall (bass), Jack Chandler (sax), Jon Scully (trumpet)

Streaming:
https://soundcloud.com/weatheredmanduets/weatheredman-danii-roundtree-1

https://open.spotify.com/track/1OnL4anliNrl8p7sTcMONg
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/too-much-to-say-i-love-you-feat-danii-roundtree/1298334209?i=1298334499

Production: Simon Bradshaw and Mark Walker

Websites:

www.facebook.com/weatheredmanduets
www.twitter.com/weatheredman
www.soundcloud.com/weatheredmanduets
www.youtube.com/user/rojamusica
www.instagram.com/weatheredman

Artist contact: simon@marlowemusic.co.uk
Press contact: james@independentmusicpromotions.com

Music video:
Too much to say I love you



Other music videos:
Hand in my Pocket 

Party 

Salty Dish -

Rock Karaoke -


Link to the trailer for the Roja’s appearance on the BBC TV show:

http://bbc.in/1PIfoOt

Link to Simon’s writing (published in The Sabotage Times) about some of the most influential Mariachi singers of all time: 

http://sabotagetimes.com/music/rroja-the-top-mariachi-singers-of-all-time



In other news: 

Jowheretogo..I'd better edit the website as we no longer do PR..as of the end of August 2018 we'll be just blogging, reviewing, and photographing. More details soon.











Wednesday, 25 July 2018

At the @tyneoperahouse on 5th of August the songwriting legend that is @steveharleyCR..will you be coming up to see him? It'll make you smile!

STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL play NEWCASTLE – 
Tyne Theatre on Sunday 5th August 2018!




Legendary rock icon and the original Cockney Rebel, Steve Harley has written and recorded twelve albums in a career covering four decades, and continues to tour to sell-out audiences in many countries world-wide.



Recognised as one of Britain’s greatest and most charismatic Live performers, Harley is as much in love with the touring life now as at the beginning of his career: “We see some wonderful sights, visit galleries and museums and really take travelling as part of the experience. I’m a genuine and inveterate Tourist”.



A Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel Live show will be packed with hits such as, Judy Teen, Mr Raffles, Here Comes The Sun, Mr Soft, the classic Sebastian, as well as the world-wide hit and UK Number One, Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me), which has been recognised by the Performing Rights Society as one of the most-played singles in British Radio history. Harley also picks an eclectic mix of tracks from his career recordings, including a selection from recent albums The Quality Of Mercy and Stranger Comes To Town.



Rod Stewart has described Harley as “One the greatest lyricists Britain has ever produced.” Mojo magazine states, “Harley creates rock songs that are proud, lyrical and full of yearning”.



The Sunday Express called him “Britain’s best-kept Live secret; a consummate performer at the top of his game”, and this show will bear that out.



Tickets for the NEWCASTLE – Tyne Theatre show are available from:



Sunday 5th August 2018    

NEWCASTLE – Tyne Theatre   

Box Office No:   0844 249 1000

Website – http://tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk/events/steve-harley-cockney-rebel/

Ticket price - £27.50 advance  

Doors – 7.30pm  / On-stage – 8.00pm




For further information on STEVE HARLEY, check out the following website / social media links:



Website – http://www.steveharley.com/



Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/stevehcockneyrebel



Twitter – https://twitter.com/steveharleyCR







Steve Harley ‘Make Me Smile’ (Come Up & See Me) -

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Francis Rossi at Whitley Bay Playhouse

Francis Rossi 
Talks Too Much 
at Whitley Bay Playhouse

Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening.

In Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much, the founder, lead singer and lead guitarist of Status Quo will talk about his mishaps and adventures of life on the road with one of the biggest and most loved bands ever.

Francis is a true member of British Rock Royalty. He sang the first words at Live Aid in 1985, survived the obligatory rock’n’roll brush with alcohol and drugs, was awarded an OBE in 2010 and has a BRIT for his Outstanding Contribution to Music. His band has sold more than 120 million records globally.

Expect laughter, revelations, tales involving some of the giants of music, exclusive video clips, snatches of classic tunes and a great night out.

Rossi will be joined on stage by award-winning writer and broadcaster Mick Wall, who has sold more than 1 million books.

Tickets are available, priced £25 PLUS BOOKING FEES and £32.50 PLUS BOOKING FEES for VIPs, who get seats in the front rows, an exclusive VIP lanyard and photograph.

Tickets on sale 22/6/18 from our affiliate EVENTIM

Monday, 18 June 2018

WeatheredMan presents a "beautiful car crash of style and influences" in his upcoming release of C-30 Duets

About the new artist on the Jowheretogo roster:





WeatheredMan has been Nominated for “Best UK Solo Act 2018” by Pure M Magazine alongside luminaries such as Zayn Malik, Kate Tempest, Adam Ant and Gaz Coombes.

Band/Artist: WeatheredMan - C-30 Duets Vol. 1
Location: Leeds, UK
Styles: Indie, Alternative
Similar to: Jack White and Alicia Keys, Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue, Bing Crosby and David Bowie, Frank and Nancy Sinatra
Release date: July 2018
Accolades: SXSW 2017, UK tour completed in autumn 2017 supporting Half Man Half Biscuit 

Bio: 

WeatheredMan is a new project from the man who brought you modern mariachi masters Roja. All the tracks are duets with people who are from the other musical side of the tracks. Think Nick Cave and Kylie, Jack White and Alicia Keys or even Bing Crosby and David Bowie. A beautiful car crash of style and influences…

There are not many projects in the history of popular music that bring together a primary school teacher from Leeds and globally recognisable singers and celebrities. How Aaron Paul and several other proper pop stars ended up as the vocalists on the debut EP from WeatheredMan is a story that warrants telling as both inspiration to all those who strive to make music in adversity and the rare dreamers who dare to think big.

Simon Bradshaw, who is WeatheredMan, is happy to recognise he has been around the musical block – hence the project’s name. A series of bands and projects that saw him garner critical appreciation but, in his own words, only really added to ‘a pile of CDs cluttering up my garage’ failed to dim his enthusiasm for making music. Possessed of that unique ability to continue to see positives that is the hallmark of those who do make it, he hatched the idea for this new project whilst holding down a real job, leading to a dual life that got more bizarre as things progressed. 

Weathered Man would travel across the landscape of popular music, matching the talents of its vocalists to a clutch of songs inspired, at heart, by soul in its purest sense. The dream cast list, a collection of global Top 10 singers and up and coming UK voices, would contribute to a project that would match Simon’s dream duets; the panache of McAlmont and Butler, the style of Nick Cave and Kylie, the soul of Jack White and Alicia Keys. Sat in a bedroom studio in Yorkshire, the call outs were made through a network of contacts collected over the years augmented by some, frankly, arm chancing phone calls. Weeks later an EP was a reality and Simon was sat with 300 vocal takes sent down the wires from New York City, Atlanta, Manchester and Berlin. A series of 3am weekday finishes that would punish anyone, let alone someone confronted by a room full of pre-teens mere hours later, delivered both the completed tracks and the accompanying videos - films which makes both the visual disparity of this collaboration and its artistic closeness apparent.
Quotes about WeatheredMan:

"That was fantastic - it was wonderful, melodic and uplifting. He is actually a songwriter that can move people a lot...and what he has written there is quite rare..."- Peter Hook about Simon Bradshaw on BBC TV’s UK’s Best Part- Time Band

“The song is so darn excellent…my advice is: check it out. You’ll like it. Simply because they’re so good…” Randall Radic, The Huffington Post

“Their sound is like none I’ve ever heard, yet one I want to hear more of…really there is nothing even similar to it out there.” Eileen Shapiro, Louder than War

“Full of charisma and stylistic polish.” - Mike Mineo, Obscure Sound

“This is a powerhouse alternative rocker that just oozes cool. I am absolutely in love with this cut and hope to hear more from this act.” - G.W. Hill, Music Street Journal

“Pulls from diverse influences to create a universe of genre-blending magic.” - Jessica Golich, tattoo.com

“If you’re familiar with Mariachi El Bronx (or) Mariachi music in general, Roja won’t be completely foreign to your ears, but the band really does bring more indie rock, alternative, and even theatrical elements to the formula that essentially sets it apart from any of the aforementioned references.” - Substream Magazine

This project features: 

WeatheredMan - Frontman and singer/songwriter with mariachi legends Roja. Festivals included South by Southwest (Austin, Texas) with Franz Ferdinand, The Great Escape (UK) with Graham Coxon, Liverpool International Music Festival (UK), UK/European tours including supporting Half Man Half Biscuit at London Shepherds Bush Empire. Finalists in the BBC TV series UK’s Best Part-Time Band and mentored by Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order). Nominated for Best UK Solo Act by Pure M Magazine 2018.

Aaron Paul is a pop-dance solo artist who was previously a part of the teen boy pop group Worlds Apart who had a chart run of over 5 top 30 UK singles, including "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel," "Everlasting Love," "Wonderful World," and their biggest hit "Could it be I'm Falling in Love.” Simon Cowell was so impressed by his pure voice and natural performance skills, he positioned him as the front man for Worlds Apart. Aaron is now living and rocking the celebrity lifestyle in NYC.

Hailing from the cityscapes of Atlanta, R&B/Jazz and Soul/Pop Recording Artist, Danii Roundtree, has acquired a devoted fan base and made a name for herself throughout the jazz scene. She graced the stage at the 40th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival. She will also be performing at many lucrative shows this year, in support of "Memoirs" (her debut album) official release.

Best known for her hot singles with superstar DJ Paul Van Dyke, Trisha McTeague has worked with a huge range of amazing people as session vocalist, songwriting collaborator and support act, including Neil Finn, Ronan Keating, Natalie Imbruglia, Ricky Ross, Narada Michael Walden, Nile Rodgers, Lionel Richie and many more.
Her song ‘One of These Days’ (‘Onaji Te’) is featured on the Number One selling album in Japan by Yuki, ‘Ureshikutte Dakiau Yo’.

LeeSun is a indie songstress based in Leeds. Born in Seoul. Grew up in Canada. Now in the UK. Absolutely bonkers (but in a good way). Bonkers in a not-so-good way if deprived of regular times of solitude in beautiful and peaceful spaces.

Kim Jennett - also known as The Voodoo Woman - is the lead singer of Manchester metal band Voodoo Blood. Fresh from playing at Bloodstock, her and the band are due to release their debut single this year.

Band - Robert Hough (drums), Aidan McFall (bass), Jack Chandler (sax), Jon Scully (trumpet)

Streaming:

https://soundcloud.com/weatheredmanduets/sets/c-30-duets-vol-1
https://open.spotify.com/album/0kHLRe4MNnKhRklWrBkhGF?si=m4KQdUAe

Production: Simon Bradshaw and Mark Walker

Tracklisting for C-30 Duets: 

1. Hand in my pocket (+ Aaron Paul), 2. Too much to say I love you (+ Danii Roundtree), 3. Salty Dish (+ LeeSun), 4. Party (+ Kim Jennett), 5. Rock Karaoke (+ Trisha McTeague)

Websites:

www.facebook.com/weatheredmanduets
www.twitter.com/weatheredman
www.soundcloud.com/weatheredmanduets
www.youtube.com/user/rojamusica
www.instagram.com/weatheredman

Artist contact: simon@marlowemusic.co.uk
Press contact: office@jowheretogo.com



Music videos:


Hand in my Pocket


Party 


Salty Dish


Rock Karaoke



Link to the trailer for the Roja’s appearance on the BBC TV show:

http://bbc.in/1PIfoOt

Link to Simon’s writing (published in The Sabotage Times) about some of the most influential Mariachi singers of all time: 

http://sabotagetimes.com/music/rroja-the-top-mariachi-singers-of-all-time

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