Meadowlands festival

Only one gig in May but it’s a good ‘un – we’re on at Meadowlands, our home festival!

It’s a three-day festival at Glynde Place, Lewes, from 24-26 May, and the headliners include British Sea Power, The Herbaliser and the bloody marvellous Sweet Billy Pilgrim. We’re playing the Woodland Stage at 2pm on Sunday 26 May. Weekend tickets are £95 including camping, or you can buy a Saturday/Sunday-only ticket for £48 (includes camping that evening).

We’ll be warming up with a live set on Folk is Not a Rude Word the Wednesday before. More on this soon!

Supporting Caramel Jack in Brighton, Friday

We’re hugely looking forward to Friday night, when we’ll be supporting the magnificent Caramel Jack at the Prince Albert in Brighton. Also playing is Laura Ward & the Risen Road. Doors are at 8, and we’re on first at 8.30.

You can get advanced tickets for £4 but hurry as there are only 10 left. Otherwise it’s £5 on the door. See you there!

Two acoustic gigs, and Matthew on the radio

We’re excited to be playing our first in-store gig, at Lewes’ Union Music Store, this Saturday at 3pm. It’s free and it promises to be special, so do come and see us if you’re about.

Talking of free and special, on Tuesday 12 we’re playing an acoustic gig at Bom-Bane’s in Kemptown, Brighton, with support from Guy Hayes. It’ll be an intimate gig with decent food and booze, so come hungry!

Finally, anyone listening to Radio Lewes on Wednesday afternoon may have heard Matthew interviewed by Vicky Smith, who gave over a generous chunk of her show to the interview and a few of our tracks – thanks Vicky!

If you missed it, it’s available as a podcast here, while you can keep up with future episodes via @RocknRollLewes on Twitter.

Matthew on Radio Lewes. Photo by Oyster Lewes, via Facebook.

Slacking off

We’re having a quick breather before the next couple of gigs in March. The first (Sat 9th) is an in-store set at Lewes’ legendary Union Music Store, and the second (Tue 12th) an evening at Bom-Bane’s restaurant in Kemptown, supported by Lovely Guy Hayes™.

Both are free acoustic gigs where I won’t have room to swing a drum stick, so I’ll probably be revealing my inadequacy on the cajon. We may also have to ration Charlie to just, say, 10 of his favourite instruments, and Matthew to 90 of his favourite decibels.

In the meantime, if you’re on Facebook you’ll find a set of pictures from last Wednesday’s gig at the Latest. You can also ‘Like’ our page while you’re there if that’s your sort of thing.

Snow day

What better way to recover from pneumonia, I hear you ask, than to sit in the Arctic snow while Carlotta Luke takes photos of your band?

How about if you’re not wearing a jacket and Matthew, who turns out to be a crack shot, pelts you with snowballs? Perfect!

Small Shipwrecks

Must have been something about it, anyway, because last Sunday we finally got some proper photos with all five of us. Weirdly we seem to be smiling in most of them; it must be the magic of the Small Shipwrecks Shuffle – a recurrent theme kicked off by Farah whenever she’s first to start playing.

We’ll be using them for various promotions, flyers and gig applications, but for now you can see a few more on Carlotta’s website. Many thanks to her for freezing her arse off in the name of art.

Small Shipwrecks

Brighton gig this Wednesday

Well, that wasn’t the start to the year we’d all hoped for :-\ The good news is that we’re all well now, and we’ve got a gig this Wednesday at the Latest Music Bar.

Entry is £3, Doors are at 8.30 and we’re on first at 8.45 so please get there early! There are two bands on after us; Simonne & the Dark Stars and Straw Bear who, on this evidence, are ace:

Hope to see you there!

Flyer for Reverb Live, January 2013

We can’t play tonight :-(

We’re gutted to have to pull out of Brighton Folk tonight due to illness – Simon’s recovering from pneumonia. We’re really sorry: it’s a gig we’ve been looking forward to for weeks.

BUT – there will still be at least three great acts on and it will still be a great evening without us. Please do still go along to the Brunswick and enjoy a free evening of fantastic music.

Thanks and sorry XX