Thursday, 31 January 2013

Glasto Wishlist - Part 4

The acts are starting to be confirmed :)

The Rolling Stones are nearly playing, and the previously forlorn hope of David Bowie playing Glasto ever again were boosted incredibly by the surprise release of a new single this month.

Looking to bands other than those on my 'Bands I must see before I die' list... here's a fingers crossed for the World Stage. Yes I know it's not called that anymore, but it is the World Stage. It *is*.

Hermeto Pascoal would be an amazing sight. The brazilian Santa-esque musician has been writing the most complicated yet uplifting music for decades. I saw him live around 8 years ago, and would love to see him playing the World Stage.

Here he is doing his thing.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Hey you...

...don't read that. Reeeeeeeead this.

It's time for the first Big 10 gig of the year.

We'll be performing at The Junction Cambridge on 8th February with Subculture and Walkway. It's going to be a special night, as veteran of the Cambridge music scene Colin Hazel is celebrating 70 years of drinking, dancing and general tomfoolery. Of course he wants you all along to celebrate.

Tickets are available from the Junction website, along with details of times and ting.

We love playing the Junction - check out footage of us from last year when we supported Selecter.

See you down the front? Yes? Good.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

A Word to the Wise

As regular readers of my blog will know, I used to be a member of London Ska Punk dubbers Popes of Chillitown. From the mid noughties to 2011 I honked and squealed, skanked and drank  with these wonderful people, and now the debut album from PoC is here.


The mixing and mastering are done, but the final copy & distribution is being put together through Pledge Music.

Pledge Music is where the fans help the band they love to produce the album they're longing to here. In return 'pledgees' get access to exclusive mixes and videos.

The PoC album is nearly there - but needs a little more help. If you ever came, saw and skanked with me and the Popes, do give a little. It will help a lot, and finally make 'A Word to the Wise' a reality.

Here's the Muppets with more information.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Bit late, I know :)

I hope you all had a great festive time and are now staring down the new year, ready for anything it may throw at you.

2013 promises to be full of ska, with bookings for Big 10, Ska Wars & UK Ska Club already piling in.

2013 is the year that Popes of Chillitown debut album will be released. Be ready for 'A Word to the Wise'

2013 is another single from Voodoo Trombone Quartet 'Dress Down Friday'

2013 is Glasto Year!!!

2013 is a new year of teaching students everything from Ave Maria to Zoot Suit Riot.

I'll be updating my gigs page in the next few days, and also posting more info on the new Popes of Chillitown order, and how you can help to get it released.

And of course you can always find me on twitter @saxylizbeth

In the meantime, sit back and let the Monday of the year just breeze by. Listen to some of this - it will help :)