A new album is on its way next year from Rachel Sermanni called 'Tied To The Moon' Recorded with producer, Colin Macleod, in his studio on the Isle of Lewis. Louis Linklater Abbott is on drums, Gordon Skene on bass and cello, Jennifer Austin on piano, organ, fiddle and vocals and some local locals get involved as well.
The album, with 10 new songs, will be released in late February 2015 in time for a mini tour;
19th Feb - Brighton, Green Door Store
20th Feb - Bristol, Birdcage
23rd Feb - Cambridge, The Portland
24th Feb - Oxford, Wadham Chapel
26th Feb - London, KURC
Rachel is also playing Celtic Connections on 21st January in Glasgow at Oran Mor 'MONR In The Round
Troyka are an experimental British trio who have just unveiled a new track ‘Life Was Transient’ from their third studio album “Ornithophobia” which is out on 26th January via Naim Jazz.
The band have a really interesting and diverse sound, you can hear everything from Weather Report to Genesis on the track "Life Was Transient" alone.
The album “Ornithophobia” (title inspired by guitarist Chris’ fear of birds) marks the fruition of five years' worth of musical experimentation so, the tour as well as the LP will be well worth checking out.
Ornithophobia Tour 2015
Feb 9 LEEDS Leeds College of Music
Feb 10 BARNSTABLE North Devon Theatres
Feb 11 MILTON KEYNES The Stables
Feb 12 LONDON Rich Mix (Launch Party)
Feb 13 CARDIFF Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Feb 20 MANCHESTER Royal Northern College of Music
Feb 25 BIRMINGHAM MAC
Feb 27 LIVERPOOL Capstone Theatre
Feb 28 MORECAMBE Morecambe Hothouse
Mar 12 SHEFFIELD Sheffield Student’s Union
Mar 26 BELFAST Moving on Music
Apr 02 OXFORD Spin Jazz
The Lost Brothers have a really nice Christmas charity single available this year called “Little Angel” with some trademark harmonies, pedal steel and brass!
It’s available for free download on Soundcloud but the band asks that people who download the song make a donation to a children's charity of their choice. It’s also available from all good digital stores with 100% of the profit going to UNICEF which all sounds very reasonable.
Here’s the Soundcloud link
This tour follows a headline run in November for EofE, which saw the band play 11 UK dates including a rockin' night out at a packed Borderline in London.
24th February – Glasgow, Audio
25th February – Newcastle, Think Tank
26th February – Manchester, Sound Control
27th February – York, Fibbers
28th February – London, Underworld
1st March – Bristol, The Exchange
3rd March – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
4th March – Stoke, Sugarmill
5th March – Nuneaton, Queens Hall
7th March – Gloucester, Guildhall
8th March – Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms