We’ve just landed back in England after what can only be described as a terrifyingly brilliant tour of Ireland. Made a lot of ace new friends and sank a fair few pints of Guiness! The partying in that place is second to none and as a band we had some amazing musical experiences taking in everything from busking on the streets of Galway to playing The Button Factory – one of the biggest venues in Dublin! We’ll be back there in July next year and we can’t wait. There are far too many people to thank but special shout outs have to go to Neil & Christina from Jack Of Diamonds Productions, Allen Gosker and the boys from Mikey & The Scallywags and everyone at the Ringwood House. We love you all! Check the Facebook page for some videos and photos from the tour.
So, there is loads of stuff happening for us in December. The John Fairhurst Band never stops! So without further waffling, here is what we’ve got in store…
Voodoo Chile live at GreenMan Festival 2011
Very excited to unleash our first official band live video. This cheeky number was filmed at GreenMan Festival in Wales this year on the Chai Wallahs stage. We had a great time jamming the fuck out of this one, so we hope you enjoy it. Huge thanks to Dave Prosser at Parrafin City for putting this together for us. Also thanks to Bright Black Films and the Chai Wallah crew for making this happen. Post it out amongst your friends and help spread the word!
Headline Band show @ The Canteen, Bristol
Friday 2nd December • Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY • 9.30pm-midnight
Solo Tour of New York City, 6th – 13th December
New York City
Dead excited to be heading out to New York for a mini solo tour this month. Please check the Tour page of my website for details. More dates to be announced soon. Massive thanks to my pals Joe Driscoll and Alex Munro for helping with that one.
Really, really pleased to have been asked by One Taste to play their stage at the BAC’s Christmas Market. We’ll be playing a special busking style set so this is really gonna be a unique experience. Check my website or join the facebook event to find our more details and what time we’ll be on. Loads of other great artists (including my good friend Brooke Sharkey) and market and food stalls, so be sure to get down there!
Local Posse @ Bedroom Bar, London
Thursday 15th December • Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London • 8pm – 1am
₤5 entry, FREE entry before 9pm
Another outing for the people at Local Posse. Collaborations and improvisations from some of the best musical talent on the festival circuit. Each event is a one off with a revolving line-up. This month will be Lazy Habits, Dizraeli, Klumzy Tung, More Like Trees, The Drop and of course The John Fairhurst Band. Join the Facebook event for more details. Be sure to check out our drummer James’ special collaboration with Dizraeli on YouTube!
Hootenanny’s, Brixton & New Years Eve in London
OK, so we did say we didn’t have any more shows this year in London but we’ve had a couple of offers we just couldn’t refuse. 23rd Dec at one of London’s best venues The Hootenanny in Brixton and a New Year’s Eve show at The Finsbury with our good friends The Graveltones. Those guys know how to make seriously heavy noise. More details to come soon.
That’s all for now. Really hope to see you this weekend or over in Ireland. Keep checking the website for new stuff.
John, Simon and James