Well Hello there folks!
And so, after a truly mad and epic summer (47 shows at 10 festivals and various gigs in just shy of 3 months!) , we find ourselves at the back end of the festival season and rolling on into autumn. We gotta say, its been the summer of a life time, making so many new friends and watching plethora of truly excellent performances.
Massive thanks to Chai Wallahs/Diplomats of Sound, Alex Munro, Joe Driscoll and The Local Posse, The Wandering Word and everyone else we had and will continue to have a fine old time working with.
And of course, everyone who came to watch us!
Check out some awesome pics from Alex Munro/The Local Posse Here
So, whats next?
LOCAL POSSE GIG – Friday 9th September – Bedroom Bar, London – 9pm – 3am
Free before 9pm, £5 after.
“If you were lucky enough to see the Local Posse in a Chai Wallah tent near you this summer, you’ll know exactly what this is about.
After smashing up the Chai Wallah stage at Green Man and Sham Bala festivals, Joe Driscoll is touring with The Local Posse – a collection of underground musical talent incorporating e…lements of hip hop, drum n’bass, classical, folk, dubstep, rock and beat box from the world no.1.
As well as individual performances, artists with hugely differing backgrounds collaborate to create new genres and improvised tracks – different every time, always banging.
This is a musical feast: a free style mash up incorporating some of the finest underground talent the world has to offer.”
The line up so far:
Joe Driscoll – beat box, loop pedals and a variety of instruments
John Fairhurst Band – blues guitar with a dance twist
More Like Trees – with Charmiane Keay & Claire Wackrow on violin
Bellatrix – World Champion Female Beatboxer
Sebastian Goodwin-Day – CODA live dubstep Trombone
Index Indo – MC
Deany Seagulls- Swaparama/Favela Chic
Check out Local Posse Website or Facebook for videos and more info
HEADLINE LONDON GIG – Thursday 15th September – Slaughtered Lamb Pub, Farringdon, London
Our first headline show in London with the band, cant wait for this! Get your tickets now, cos its gonna be busy and its a small venue. We are also happy to have Christoffer Skoug over from Sweden for this one!
Tickets are available for £6.50 from here:
EXETER ACOUSTICA FESTIVAL – Friday 16th September – 10.00pm
SOUND TRACKS FESTIVAL – Saturday 17th Sept, East London Overground Line
This is a pretty unique gig we’ve been asked to do by Transport For London. We’ll be playing to Saturday night commuters on the East London Overground Line and being filmed. We decided to bring our Local Posse friends Bellatrix and More Like Trees along, so if you fancy stomping on the train with us – then come along and hopefully see some really confused onlookers.
We will be playing:
TRAIN 1 – 21:35 from Dalston Junction to Surrey Quays arriving at 21:52
TRAIN 2 -22:00 from Surrey Quays arriving at Dalston Junction at 22:18
THE ROARING PSYCHEDELIC OCTOPUS @ The Royal Legion – Wigan – Friday 30th September
My big homecomig gig, haha! Please check my Facebook for upcoming details.
CUTSTOCK FESTIVAL – Saturday 1st October – Bolton
BIG GWANS DANCEHALL – Saturday 1st October – A Secret London location to be announced!
Check Facebook for details
Well, oh my word, this is gonna be a crazy one! We are headlining at 3am after a 4 hr drive down from playing the Cutstock festoval in Bolton. Organised by a good friend of mine who cut his teeth running warehouse parties in London and featuring two floors of music. If you are looking for a party, THIS IS IT!!!!!!
We will shortly be announcing dates for the rest of our UK shows and an Ireland Tour in November. We’ll also be announcing some dates in Sweden, New York, Russia and Japan in the coming months which is dead exciting!
There has been a bit of sneaky recording going on too. More on that at a later date……………..