Hello! Thanks for jumping onto my site, hope you like what you see and hear of my band and I.
We make & share melodic acoustic music that twists & turns & nags & soothes, for you to take to your bed with you.
It appears we have very few gigs coming up...you may well conclude that we have allowed the Christmas (yes I said Christmas) frivolities to creep in early and we're all too busy writing cards, drinking port and visiting an array of portly, bearded gents with long lists of gifts we want to find under our trees this year. You'd be (mostly) wrong (see picture below!).
RECORDING! Hoorah! We have finally started work on recording our debut Album. We know the songs that will be featuring and there are a few that nobody has ever heard...but there are lots you'll know too.
On an indecisive summer day the rain crashed fiercely against the corrugated plastic roof of a beer garden terrace. We watched in anticipation as the clouds rung themselves dry and disappeared to reveal beams of glorious sunshine. Towels lay soaking up the remnant pools that threatened speakers and electrical wires. With the glow of summer in our bellies we began to perform to a friendly group of beer garden dwellers.
A man with a fine hat looked on.
As the evening drew in darkness captured the garden and small flickering lights punctuated the backdrop. We began talking to those gathered to learn that the man with the fine hat happened to record music. He started with Decca and now owns a studio in Buckinghamshire.
He said, "I want to record you".
We said, "OK".
Since that day we have met with the man with the fine hat on several occasions and have started to record my songs at his studio. We're very pleased about this and we hope you will be too.
Love and sing-songs from Lou, Russ and Tim x
No bloggy for ages as we've been bouncing around more summer festies and some cracking venues, where we made new friends and of course saw many of you guys – thanks again for coming out to see us (were you there to witness Russ's "Helloooo Cheltenham" moment at Greenbelt? Pure gold). Hoping you're liking the new songs? Oh hey – see deets of the Bearface below for how you can interact with our songwriting process...tenuous pun alert.
So – more foties for you that chart our travels over summer. Twas immense fun and we now possess detailed knowledge of M1, M5 and M6 service stations as we toured in Chardonnay (Tim's frankly OTT Mondeo) and Paul (my fat Fiesta mum-mobile) – research on best loos, least-stale Ginsters all to follow.
A BIG and overdue shout out to those of you that have so kindly sent us in your photos of the band. Props to Spence Cater, Paul Collins, Merryn Fawssett, Andrew Raw, Frank Williamson, Mike Prowse, Dave Sutherland and Steve Lawson to name a few – I'm sorry if I've left anyone out. Whether slick SLR or quirky cameraphone, YOUR photographic style has been consistently fresher than ours; please do either send your fave shots to email@example.com or just mail and we'll set up a dropbox for ya.
Random but useful – we're starting up a new Soundcloud-based interactive thingy- the 'Bearface' - where we'd love to hear your thoughts on new material as it happens. We've taken to occasionally posting rough takes of brand new songs as they emerge, straight to the 'Bearface' (bareface – geddit? Sorry, drummer's idea). We'll mention new additions on our social media links as and when. Do check there once in a while and chime in. Adding comments on Soundcloud is easy - just play the individual tracks in the set and comment below the track. Thanks!
Our current tour culminates with our sell-out Milton Keynes Stables show on Sept 7th – about which we're very excited. After that...new plans about which we'll tell you more when firmed up.
Thank you again for your constant support and nice words :)
Love ya Petit Pois!
Lou, Russ and Timbo xoxo
We're planning to make our debut album and could use your contribution.
An exclusive live track and an option for an album namecheck if you get involved!
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