Manchester gigs in May & June

Tuesday 29th May @ Peerhat, Manchester http://cathrobertsmusic.co.uk/sloth-racket/ https://rawtonkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/plastic-kneecap http://alexandraspence.net/ https://arwcheetham.tumblr.com/ you can buy advanced tickets for this one here: https://slothracket.bandcamp.com/merch/a-glorious-monster-tour-manchester-sloth-racket-birchall-cheetham-webster-willberg-alexandra-spence-the-peer-hat-29518 Tuesday 5th June @ St. Margaret’s Church, Manchester £5-£7 on the door http://www.shatnersbassoonband.com/ http://www.adriannorthover.co.uk/ Tuesday 26th June @ Peerhat, Manchester £5 on the door https://johnmacedo.bandcamp.com/ https://andiebrownsound.com/      

Opduvel on Live in Beppu

Big Thanks to Gert at Opduvel for his careful listening and writing about the Live in Beppu CDr! My favourite brief quote: “It therefore requires open-mindedness about what music is, but for those who hold the opinion that sound is music, this is an interesting and very fascinating improvisation.” The review is in Dutch here:Continue reading “Opduvel on Live in Beppu”

Vernacular reviews by Spontaneous Music Tribute

“Young, rebellious improvised music from the very center of the United Kingdom, continued! Manchester in attack, not only in the football dimension! A brave rule of DIY (do it yourself), gray cartons, compacts, cd-ry, vinyl single, freedom, freedom, anarchy, improvisation – how beautiful! The tiny label run by guitarist David Birchall – Vernacular Recordings *)Continue reading “Vernacular reviews by Spontaneous Music Tribute”

Live in Beppu

Berlin open air swimming pool related this group came out of the fresh idea of “THE SCHWIMBAD JAZZ POOL” an association that was going to include the 3 of us on this record and our pal Rogier Smal on drums. For one thing or another the day before we were going to make our firstContinue reading “Live in Beppu”

Plastic Kneecap

So this is an LP made up of the remaining two cuts that were recorded with the quartet made up of myself, Otto Willberg, Colin Webster and Andrew Cheetham in December of 2015 at what was a mega session in 4A Studio, Stockport with Sam Weaver at the helm. The CD that also came outContinue reading “Plastic Kneecap”

Light Rail Recordings: Manchester//Moscow//Tokyo 2015-2017

Really happy with this work! A composition assembled from bits of recordings of light railways with pickups over a few years and various home and away journeys. “Double A side lathe cut 7″ of compositions using recordings of public transport systems using pickups and guitars. Recordings made in Manchester Summer 2015 using a single coilContinue reading “Light Rail Recordings: Manchester//Moscow//Tokyo 2015-2017”

Tell the same story twice

Really happy to finally have some time to get this one up online. Its from a trio sound drawing session with Naomi Kendrick and Dan Bridgwood Hill which was recorded last August by Sam Weaver with Video and Stills by Andrew Brooks. This playing together formed a larger part of an Arts Council England projectContinue reading “Tell the same story twice”