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/      

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 *) […]

Some recent playing

Some recent playing sessions with new formations that I’ve really enjoyed. Last tuesday in improvising strings ensemble with Dan Bridgwood-Hill: violin, David Birchall: guitar, Ecka Mordecai: cello and Otto Willberg: double bass And from a rehearsal at the start of June with Greta Buitkute: voice, David Birchall: guiatr, Phillip Marks: percussion and Otto Willberg: double […]

Spitting Feathers review from Foxy Digitalis

nice review here of  recent cdr with Phil Marks and Olie Brice on Foxy Digitalis from Mike Pursley “On “Spitting Feathers” the talented trio of David Birchall (guitar), Olie Brice (double bass), and Phillip Marks (percussion) produce a clattersome tonal plinking evoking teeming machines con- and de-structing a stone and iron metropolis. These players bear […]

Feb tour photos

Gig in Brighton at Greendoor Store Really wish more service stations were as ramshackle and splendid as this one somewhere in Shropshire. Live in the Town Hall at Bishops Castle, Shropshire. Good times in the Hotspur lift. From the Jazz Services funded tour we did with the Birchall Brice Marks Trio in Jan/Feb of this […]

Touching Extremes review of “Spitting Feathers”

Guitarist David Birchall, double bassist Olie Brice and percussionist Phillip Marks recorded these seven improvised tracks in Manchester, October 2011. The interplay is distinguished by a fair degree of concentration in large quantities of succeeding events: no room for lingering silences here, though one clearly detects the attention with which the players listen to each […]

Spitting Feathers

We got a CDr release together for the tour with thee Birchall/Brice/Marks Trio. Its called “Spitting Feathers” and has 7 tracks on just under an hour long. We recorded it to tape last year with Karl in The Milkroom at Hotspur Press. You can hear the first two tracks here: http://soundcloud.com/davidmbirchall/reel1-track-1 http://soundcloud.com/davidmbirchall/reel1-track-2 Thanks to the […]