New Release

New tape out now with a trio featuring myself, Alan Wilkinson and Andrew Cheetham, recorded live at Islington Mill by Fran Comyn in April 2017. It came right at the end of a really nice period of playing; a few days before I’d been doing daytime jams with Rogier Smal at an opening at The […]

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/      

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 out […]

ACDB Before Common era duo

First play the other night for ages in duo with Andrew Cheetham. You can still, i think get our debut release from 2012 here: http://mie.limitedrun.com/products/506411-birchall-cheetham-duo-tipping-point-cdr We played alot together round that time so it was good to revisit the duo vibe. Recently we’ve more or less ended up playing together loads but within other groups: […]

‘Difficult Second Album’

Really pleased to that the second album we recorded with the ABC Trio (myself, Andrew Cheetham and Sam Andreae) has been released on CD with splendid artwork in a DVD style case by our long term supporters over at the Tombed Visions in Manchester. We’re super happy with the record! If you want a copy […]

Quietus review of “I didn’t mind you improvising, I just wish you’d done it better”

Thoughtful review of the tape that came out recently on Tombed Visions featuring myself, Sam Andreae and Andrew Cheetham. “In many ways, a guitar-sax-drums trio is the most liberated improvising lineup possible. Forty five years on from Derek Bailey, Han Bennink and Evan Parker’s seminal freeform blowout The Topography Of The Lungs (which, incidentally, was […]