Last copies of our album ‘The difficulties of…’

There are a couple of copies of our album ‘The difficulties of…’ still left at Piccadilly Records in Manchester (picture below with the hefty review on the front). There are only about 30-odd left to sell in existence now so if anyone would like to buy it you can order the CD here

or go to Piccadilly Records of course which is highly recommended 🙂

Album in Piccadilly Records


Withered Hand and Lovely Eggs support gigs

Hey you lot! OK, recently music has been asked to go to the back of the life priority queue, but, I have to say I am very much looking forward to the next two support gigs with Withered Hand and the Lovely Eggs in Manchester (Dulcimer Bar) and Halifax (Arden Road Social Club) respectively.

Next gigs:

Saturday October 12th supporting Withered hand at Dulcimer Bar, Manchester

A great Withered Hand vid/track here:


Friday November 8th supporting Lovely Eggs at Arden Road Social Club, Halifax



Come and say hello, watch, or just drink.

Lovely Eggs support in Halifax and DrownedinSound photos at Clouspotting


Due to a few reasons, (mainly music slipping down my priority list in favour of focussing on family and peace of mind – and training the mind!) I have quite happily not done many gigs recently.

However, this next gig by Doghouse promotions in Halifax seems like a cracking little event, they are a great little crew too, and the Lovely Eggs sound spot on so we will be supporting them at Arden Road Social Club, Halifax on November the 8th. I’m not sure if this will be full band, some band or solo yet, but somebody will be there! 🙂

Let us know if you want to be on the guest list:

Also, DrownedinSound were at Cloudspotting Festival the other week and took a photo whilst me and Paul Mill (aka The Lord) were playing our set. You can take a look here:


Music website updated! – have a look.

The website has now been updated thanks to Vin over in Canada for sorting out another technical dilemma.

– New festival added to the gigs page.

– All press and reviews for the new album is being compiled here (slowly!):

And new blog page (you are reading it but here’s the link anyway 🙂 ):


Cloudspotting Festival 2013 confirmed!!!

JP and the Big Sad Face of Infinity are very excited to have been asked to play at this years Cloudspotting Festival in the beautiful Ribble Valley (near my 1970’s stylee heavyweight caravan! J). We will be sharing the line-up with King Creosote and the Earlies, Clinic and Wave Pictures amongst others- albeit w-a-y down the bill – it’s a really small festival with a ridiculously good line-up so it really is an honour to be asked to play at this one.

Link to the festival site – I have heard nothing but praise for this little festival and cheap as chips too so everyone should get a ticket fast…

Listen/Buy the album here:


First pre-release Album review….and how to buy it :)

Here is a clipping of the first album review from 24/7 magazine (Bristol and the South-West England)


The album ‘The difficulties of…’ will be released on Saturday February 23rd and you can buy it for 8 quid by clicking on the ‘buy music’ logo on the website, or going to the bandcamp page 🙂 

Album bandcamp page:

You can either order the CD on-line (with free digitial download) or just go for the digital…



Hebden Trades Club with Malcolm Middleton

Couple of photo’s courtesy of ‘Fire Man Dave’ Ford from the gig supporting Malcolm Middleton at Hebden Trades Club. I was tired as hell but it was a really nice evening.

Fire Man Dave is also a fantastic talent at eating and doing all sorts of dangerous things with fire… see here


Salford Trinity Church gig in Manchester next week! – January 17th 2013.


‘Johnny Powell and the Big Sad Face of Infinity’ will be playing one last gig before the album is released and this will be at the beautiful Salford Trinity Church in Manchester not far from Victoria train station. They will be supporting Kirsty McGee and The Listeners will also be playing. The night is put on by the fantastic Little Red Rabbit Records based in Manchester.

You can buy tickets here for £5 – I don’t think there are many….

Read more about it here:

Here is a picture of the fantastic church… it looks amazing in this photo by Peter Rea.

Hopefully see you all there….





New album goings on

I never thought the day would happen with a slackers motivation such as is mine, BUT, the new album is almost finished! 

It has been recorded entirely up at the beautifully decaying Wainsgate Chapel on the lonely, windy, shockingly freezing hill of Old Town above Hebden Bridge.

Here are some very short previews of the goings ons:


JP x