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Introducing… Ephemerals

18 Sep

Ephemerals Stairs Straight At Camera SquareRemember last year when I wrote about the momentous album Hill Of Feathers by Hannah Williams and the Taste Makers? I actually can’t believe it was almost a year ago. It’s funny how things work out sometimes, If I hadn’t have been told by a friend about HW&TT I wouldn’t have written the blog post and I wouldn’t have met Nic or Jimmy Needles or known about Funkology and more to the point I wouldn’t have know that Nic was the composer of said momentous album or anything about his new music project ‘Ephemerals

Having got to know Nic over the last year it has become very clear that he doesn’t like to sit still. He’s always got several projects on the go and I don’t think he would have it any other way. So not being one to rest on his laurels or bask in the success of past projects, while HW&TT were on break for Hannah to Give birth to a beautiful boy (Congratulations Hannah) Nic set upon several new projects, one being writing a new soul album with a particular singer in mind. Nic met Wolfgang Valbrun when his band ‘Marvelous’ supported HW&TT on tour and since Nic was leaving the band to pursue further challenges and find another singer for his next half written soul album, This was the moment Nic he realised he didn’t have to look much further.

Nic set to work on finishing the album which was recorded at ‘Cow Shed Studio‘ and features an all-star soul cast of musicians from bands including Keke Mokoro, Gene Dudley Group, Dakhla, Kalakuta Millionaires, Marvelous & Bombs, and a strings session featuring the Cordicella’s who played on his tracks “Tell Me Something” and the breakout “Work It Out” as well as a session to record the lush backing vocals of Hannah Curtain of HWT.  Add to this blend Wolfgang’s effortless vocal delivery that glides and grits both simultaneously and you have quite a fantastically soulful sound to content with.

There is not a confirmed release date for the album as yet, but I for one am very excited to be able to witness the growth and development of this project from the off! Which brings me the the main point of this post. Ephemerals have hit the road to play there first tour and I am inviting you to be a part of the hype and join the wonderful community of musicians that I am blessed to be a part of. Bloggers, Press and Radio, Watch out because Ephemerals are about to launch!

Ephemerals Tour

The Secret Showcase Presents will be catching up with Nic and Wolfgang to talk about the début album to be titled ‘Nothin’ Is Easy’ prior to release so stay tuned, In the mean time Follow Ephemerals on Facebook.

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Funkology Relaunch!

24 Jul

Funkology have a new home as of this Friday as you are invited!
Launch night – 26th July PLUS SPECIAL GUEST NATHAN WATSON & THE FREAKANOMICS

Funkology relaunch

FUNKOLOGY
This is THE ONLY east side night in London where you can enjoy all the latest and greatest soul, funk and breaks on a Friday. In addition to bringing you the best soul/funk bands from Europe every month, you can expect to hear your favourite Stevie Wonder and James Brown tracks to get you in the groove and then heavier, newer sounds from the party breaks and funky mashup scenes to take the party off to the early hours. It’s a night of flirty, upbeat music, with an atmosphere that follows. Bring your mates and revel in the good vibes.

Jimi Needles and Hillman Mondegreen curate a monthly live and deejay residency at Bar Music Hall in the heart of Shoreditch. Having launched the brand several years ago in Winchester, it has moved to Southampton, Edinburgh and then to a bi-monthly slot in east London. But Funkology has now reached it’s true home at BMH on Curtain Road for a hard hitting once-a-month Friday night slot.

BOMBS to play… Funkology

16 Jun

BombsHowdy folks! Here is a new band that I am excited about! BOMBS!

This Wednesday they will be playing a London show for Funkology at Floripa 91-93 Gt Eastern Street Shoreditch London EC2A 3HZ.
I will be there playing some records and I’m really looking forward to seeing what else BOMBS have to offer. I’ve not got much to go on as I’ve not seen them play live yet, but check out these videos and you’ll see why I’m so excited!

Curious?….. I thought so. Come down and join us for the party. It’s FREE!

 

Funkology presents a one off special ‘Folkology’ at Floripa

19 May

Folkology001On the 29th of May Funkology are hosting a one off Folk special at Floripa where I will taking to the deck as guest DJ. I’m particularly excited to see Toyface perform live. There is not much I can say that isn’t already on the poster apart from that the guys at Funkology are delightfully passionate about creating a very special night to showcase the best talent and play great records. So If you like folk, funk or anything a bit rootsy, come down to see us on the 29th. It’s going to be a great evening and It’s FREE. I’ll be there With a case of treasures.

See you there.

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