Please forgive how long its been since my last update but here we are – sneezing with hayfever, dodging summer rain showers and desperately trying to do our best, whatever that is and however it works out.
Whilst I may have been quite on the update front, things have been bubbling away. I’ve writing some new tunes with Fly Agaric for a EP we’ll be recording soon, playing some lovely gigs, teaching small children the piano, giving some singing workshops, hosting the Nest Collective Hour radio show with Sam Lee on Resonance FM (you can hear last weeks show here) and tune int tomorrow lunch time 12-1 for the last in the current series!), and getting things together to record the second Magic Lantern album in August.
The weather not withstanding, there are some great Magic Lantern gigs coming up over the next 6 weeks, starting in London tomorrow in London with a great double bill i’ll be doing with Dee Byrne’s Entropi at the Albany in Great Portland St. From there i’ll be heading to Glastonbury where i’ll be playing on The Bandstand with The Ballina Whalers on the wednesday evening (7.15pm) and then as Magic Lantern on saturday morning at 11.30am and then later in the evening at a few venues, check the twitter for updates. Then there are few days to recover and ill be keeping it in the south west with a great show at The Leftbank in Bristol organised by good friend Leonie Evans. Finally, the last gig before the album recording will be at Cambridge Folk Festival at the Den Stage where i’ll be doing one off collaboration with Sam Brookes.
Hope to see you somewhere along the way and come say hi on the facebook page or on twitter. I’m going to start posting some more demos of the tunes that will be on the album over the next month so there’ll be some new things to hear as well!
Magic Lantern – Summer Series
25 June – ‘Collisions No.2’ at The Albany, London w/ Dee Byrne’s Entropi
29 June – Glastonbury Festival – The Bandstand
4 July – The Leftbank, Bristol
28 July – Cambridge Folk Festival (The Den Stage), Cambridge
August – ALBUM RECORDING! Woo hoo!!
big big love