Hey. Just videod 'The Compassinate Ballast' & 'Oxford City' as a live session in a chapel in Bath for you all to see (check them out at the top of the home page or in the videos section!). Great setting and acoustics.
Our gig at the FOLK HOUSE Bristol went really well even though mark had 1/2 an eye to play with following two bouts of surgery. He did'nt bring his eye patch as we have no shanties in our setlist!
- Up North
Be sure to check out the site in the next couple of weeks as we'll be putting up a couple of videos of new tracks we've shot.
Just confirmed a gig at Seend acoustic club & other prestigious venues: The Folk House & Village Pump Folk Club - Ye O' Yay!
We had a great time up in Yorkshire, playing a bunch of floor spots at Cleckheaton. Otley & Whitby Folk clubs - It were GRAND! Can't meet nicer people than those at folk clubs.
- Good & Bad News
Unfortunately the Frome Folk Festival has been cancelled. Which is a shame because the line-up was looking great. But the organisers behind the event put on lots of great shows in the south west so there'll be more to come.
On the upside we've got a gig at The Village Pump Folk Club in Trowbrige on the 18th Jan. The Club is legendary with a great history of performers so we're realy looking forward to it!
- Giggerdy Frooome
WHOOO HOOO Just been confirmed to play FROME FOLK FESTIVAL (16-17th Feb). The Young'uns + Longest Johns + Philip Henry & Hannah Martin are playing plus loads more. It has indoor camping in a church so you can snor & break wind and everyone will see and hear you as it reverberates around the house of the lord!
The Fleece gig with Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman went brilliantly and we'll be playing The Croft (Bristol)- 10th Dec, Seend Acoustic Club (Floor Spot)- 18th Dec & Corsham Acoustic Oak (Floor Spot)- 20th Dec.
Hope to see you there X
- NEW TRACK uploaded! 'Finding England'.
We've uploaded the final track from the 'Bad Man's Oatmeal' EP- 'Finding England'. Its about visiting Naional Trust properties because we're 30 going on 70 years old.... We don't care though as England has some amazing places to visit and in the process I've had enough cream teas to give a whale a heart attack.
Limited edition envelope copies of the EP on CD are gradually being constructed. Will put a post up when they're ready to purchase.
Mark & Aimee
- 1st EP RECORDED AND LOOKING FOR GIGS!
Hello everyone - after many painful hours clicking away and dribbling on my keyboard we've got the site up and running... HOOORAH! Which is handy as we have 2 songs from our new 1st EP - BAD MAN'S OATMEAL to put up on it. We recorded it on the 15th & 16th August with Richard Mainwaring. We'll be selling all 3 tracks in an envelope digipack format shortly and making 2 tracks available to download for free on soundcloud soon (we'll keep you posted).
Big thanks go to Beth Fawcett (see link) for a great photo shoot - more pics posted shortly.
Now we've got the songs done we'd like to fill up our shiny new 'Upcoming Shows' box. So if you'd like us to play or know of any appropriate promoters/venues that may be interested give us a shout!
Aimee and I are off to Towersey Folk Festival this week - so many great people playing. See you there.