News!: BBC Radio Manc / Drugstore / James Blackshaw / Last Harbour / New album

A bit of temporary busyness going on at the moment. Last week was a really nice support slot with Drugstore who put in a real gutsy show at Hebden Trades Club… also joined them on stage to sing on their new single ‘Aquamarine’ which was a bit of a larf. really nice night all round and they were a good bunch of folk. Their new album is getting good feedback too

Some gigs we’re really looking forward to coming up…

this sunday, A Hey Manchester! event with Last Harbour and A Rookery at Hebden Bridge Trades. Followed by a gig at the fantastic Band on the Wall in Manchester on Monday 2nd of April with Air Cav who sound fantastic live. I’ve watched a vid.

This one should be spot on. A Sneeze Nights event on May the 7th at The Works in Sowerby Bridge with James Blackshaw (YOung God Records amongst others) listened to his albums many a time and, man, do they drag you in.

Finally they’re playing a Johnny Powell and the Big Sad Face of Infinity track or two live on BBC Radio Introducing Manchester this sunday (i think). I have no more details on this. I believe it is to promote the ‘New Manchester Review’ night we’re playing at next week which sounds like a great event to keep your ear out for over the coming months.

Fare ye well.

JPatbsfoi x

What, a duet on Drugstores new single, Green Man and Beatherder Festivals? Aye, yes.

Well t’as been a while but here’s a few snippets of news. A couple of festivals coming up over summer playing in the Poco Loco Shisha Cafe Tent at The Green Man Festival in Wales – more details a comin’ on this one…. could be a little ramshackle!


Secondly the Beatherder festival is confirmed the last weekend in June with a Saturday slot on the Perfumed Garden Stage… with the Big Sad Face of Infinity serving up their sublime skills if I’m lucky. There’ll probably be some more festies too if I get my head into it.


and thirdly, and most oddly – I’ll be doing a duet of some sort with the wonderful ‘Drugstore’ on their new single… this’ll be happening on March 16th at the gig at Hebden Bridge Trades Club.

That’s the new news.


New year and some new gigs a comin’ with ‘Cherry Ghost’, ‘Drugstore’ & more

Well, a new years a comin’ so there’s some new gigs uploaded on the ‘gigs’ page of the website. first up is at the lovely Gaslight Club night at Oporto in Leeds. Also playing will be the awesome folkster Gary Stewart and the equally fantastic ‘Lymon Willis’ who are one of the best bands I’ve played with in the last few years in Leeds. Also coming are gigs at the Puzzle Hall, Sowerby Bridge on February 16th,  a cracking little venue, as well as a support slot on Feb 17th at The Wardrobe, Leeds with ‘Cherry Ghost’ from Bolton who you can see on Jools Holland at the link below:

Following this, a home turf gig with ‘Drugstore’ at the legendary Hebden Bridge Trades Club!

you can see them here with Thom Yorke of Radiohead:

I’m also planning to play at ‘Paradox’ poetry/alternative night in Feb or March with ‘the big sad face of infinity’. The Paradox nights have got to be one of the best nights going in Manchester at the moment so come on down for a listen.. you never know what yer gonna get!

Oh I should mention that these gigs are more than likely to be in a band format rather than a solo set with the much appreciated presence and skills of Paul Mill, possibly Ian Hinton-Smith and hopefully, Chris Derrick at some of the gigs if they can make em’. 

There may also be more gigs that I’ve forgot to mention as this update has sneakily turned into a ramble.