Face Lifting & Shape Shifting Shakespeare for Prospero’s Tempest

July 21st, 2017

When I was a 20-year-old Texan tyke, a fortune teller told me that, in an Elizabethan past life, I was one of Shakespeare’s players.  Truth or no, it’s given me absurd confidence to take on the weirdest & wackiest of Shakespearean renditions.  You can bet I stepped up to the plate & swung for the Lone Star State when offered the role of Prospero (& sound designer) in Sea-Change Theatre’s all female, all fabulous ‘The Tempest’ – first as a promenade performance in Skala Eressos, Isle of Lesbos, Greece; next at Shakespeare’s own Rose Playhouse, London Southbank, and comin up again at LFest 2017, Leicestershire 22nd July. THE TEMPEST @ L-FESTIE Saturday 22nd July 2017

Prospero’s a complex creature & her relationship to Sycorax is downright baffling, but I found clues to better understand her/it when researching the Crimean slave trade. I eventually connected Sycorax to an actual historic figure, and felt I had permission to do so in the language used by the good duke’s ally, Gonzalo. We witness him entertaining King Alonso & co (Act 2, Scene 1) with a speech, widely recognised as a facelift from Utopian Michel de Montaigne: On Cannibals (1580), introducing the concept of the ‘noble savage’. GONZALO’S BIG UTOPIAN SPEECH

For me it also begs questions about Sycorax’s progeny, Caliban, denied access to this Utopian-scape by Prospero.  What’d Sycorax ever do to Prospero? I had to brand Sycorax with something so heinous it might justify Prospero enslaving Caliban & filching her servant, Ariel, to the same purpose.  The mysterious, “blue-eyed hag’ of Argier” upstages us all, offstage (though Sea-Change Theatre’s ‘Tempest’ conjures her on to the stage as well); but if Gonzalo is a facelift, Sycorax is a shapeshift.

Revels Ended

I was already familiar with the Barbary War, in which Thomas Jefferson laid to ruin Ottoman traffickers guarding passage from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, via the ports of Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia & Libya. (Christopher Hitchens, Author of America, 2005) Since the 15th Century, these dudes extracted hefty toll from passing ships and procured for their harems teenage girls specifically from Danubian principalities, Poland-Ukraine, Lithuania, Muscovy.  Further research rendered a triumphant, if enigmatic, survivor of this practice:  Aleksandra Lisowska, known throughout Europe as Roxelana.  In the 1520s this Polish/Ukraine teen was sold into sexual slavery during a raid on her Russian Orthodox priest father.  A real tough cookie, though, she rose up through the ranks of her captors to became Hürrem Sultan, 1st Haseki Sultan, then “favourite wife of Suleiman, greatest of all Ottoman sultans, and mother of Sultan Selim II.” and finally Queen of the Ottoman Empire. Trafficking in the Crimean

Notorious for her ruthlessness in international politics and in the trade over which she triumphed, Hürrem Sultan was so influential over her powerful husband that rumours circulated around the Ottoman court she’d bewitched him.  She certainly fits Sycorax’s spec and surely would have been legendary to Shakespeare: found my brand.    In Act 1, Scene 2, Prospero tells Caliban she has been banished from court on the island, after her attempts to groom daughter, Miranda. Caliban retorts that she would otherwise have “peopled the island with Calibans”, unapologetically aspiring to the family biz of sex slave trafficking.  That’s heinous enough to fuel the good duke’s self-righteous indignation…. and mine. It doesn’t excuse Prospero’s tyranny, but it does make her more understandable.

 

SEA-CHANGE THEATRE PRESENTS THE TEMPEST @ L-FESTIE Saturday 22nd July 2017

9:00pm – 11:30pm

 

 

DISCLAIMER – The views expressed in this piece do not necessarily reflect the views of Sea-Change Theatre – writers, director, producers, other designers or other actors.

I’m Prospero/Sound Designer ‘The Tempest’ @ The Rose Playhouse 22 June-2 July 2017

June 25th, 2017

The Tempest @The Rose Theatre 22nd June - 2nd July 20a7

“Marianne Hyatt’s Prospero is engaging and draws the audience into the scenes”

“… Prospero played by Marianne Hyatt, becoming a mother figure to Miranda played by Lakshmi Khabrabi, showed a very different relationship to other more traditional interpretations of the play. This relationship worked exceptionally well.

Marianne Hyatt was the most engaging performer and drew the audience into the scenes.  She was incredibly articulate in her role of Prospero both in her monologues and in song.”

Spy in the Stalls review by Angela East

 

I’m so thrilled to be playing Prospero in the all female, all fabulous production of Sea Change Theatre’s unique ‘Tempest’ at Shakespeare’s historic Rose Playhouse. Sea Change Theatre’s ‘The Tempest’ at The Rose Playhouse 

Director, Ray Malone, is a wunderkind of the highest order – I’ve learned such an awful lot working with her.  She’s also taken a real chance in appointing me Music Designer for the show, so I was double chuffed when I received honourable mention for my portrayal of Prospero, as well as for designing/facilitating the use of music in her brilliant production, all within Angela East’s fine review for Spy in the Stalls

“The background music throughout the play was used very effectively.”

Wig out!

Wig out!

 

But wait there’s even still more:

“We get to see performances and interpretations that bring fresh insight to the Bard’s work.  The result has an ethereal quality.  This is wonderfully exemplified by Marianne Hyatt, majestic as Prospero.  She delivers the poetry of the play in a commanding, subtle, nuanced voice.” – Outsavvy 5* Review

“American actor Marianne Hyatt makes an imposing Prospero, the poetry beautifully delivered” – Michael Gray, Remote Goat 4* Review

“Strong performances were provided by the cast, with special effort given by the non-mortals. Marianne Hyatt’s Prospero was a strength” – everything theatre’s 3* review – Bryony Taylor

Am I crying?  I should be…Don’t miss it – the cast is superb and it’s only on for another week.  Get your tickets, here 

Shakespeare watches over

PROGRAMME

Ray Malone • Director

Sue Frumin • Writer / Producer

Judy Frumin • Producer

Lu Firth • Designer

Crin Claxton • Light Designer

Marianne Hyatt • Music Designer

Fredrikka Lievonen • Make-Up Artist

Monica Nicolaides • Assistant Director / Movement Director

Sophia Start • Assistant Director / Stage Manager

Aimilia Palogiannidou • Assistant Designer

Katy Gerard • Technical Stage Manager

CAST (in alphabetical order)

Gerry Bell – Alonso, Trinculo

Vix Dillon – Stephano, Boatswain

Judy Frumin – Gonzalo

Sue Frumin – Myrtle

Camilla Harding – Antonio

Marianne Hyatt – Prospero

Kimberley Jarvis – Ferdinand

Rosie Jones – Caliban, Master

Lakshmi Khabrani – Miranda

Nola Elia Malone – Young Miranda

Lucianne Regan – Ariel

Lottie Vallis – Sycorax, Sebastian

Happy Birthday 2 SADIE HAWKINS HO’DOWN @Aces&Eights 22.2.17

February 10th, 2017

So proud to celebrate the one-year anniversary of SADIE HAWKINS HO’DOWN at Aces & Eights in Tufnell Park, London.  Thrilled to headline our celebration as BITCHFORK

BITCHFORK headlines w Hugo Martin & DJ Susan Supercharged

BITCHFORK headlines w Hugo Martin & DJ Susan Supercharged

Bitchfork
Marianne Hyatt – deep Southern Songstress from Austin Texas. If you blinked you’ll have missed her as Richard Linklater’s ‘Late Night Pickup’ during his cult film ‘Slacker’. She has fronted Dragstripper, Temple of Sound, Anarchistwood and Country Dirt, which was once London’s hottest new grabass bluegrass C&W outfit since Gary P. Nunn came to town. She’s equal parts Patsy Cline, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, and has sung with The Frogs at ATP, as well as with Bill Callahan during Meltdown Festival. She plays platonic lovesongs to sexworkers, country reggae odes to schizophrenic madames and protest tunes to natural disasters… Bitchfork: a walking triumph of lost causes & no-longer living legends.

“Country Dirt is London’s premier country+bluegrass band, fronted by Texas’s very own and very striking Marianne Hyatt” – Gary Crowley, BBC London

….adding aural shooting stars and neon fire to the roadhouse vibe –
Gavin Martin, The Mirror

Think Burrito Brothers’ dirty sister – Tim Perry, The Windmill


Hugo Martin
Who was the first person to ever write a song? No doubt some poor fool who got their heart broken. More to the point, was it any good? Probably not. Who was it who said that you have to write a hundred bad songs before you write a good one? Someone who has been down this path is Hugo Martin. Born in Syracuse, New York, Hugo’s lot was cast early on in his life when, as a baby, his father tragically died of a brain tumour. His grieving mother decided to move to London; Hugo has lived and worked there ever since. After teaching himself guitar in his late teens Hugo played and led a succession of bands, all facing the usual struggles. Along the way he has played guitar for such notables as Wreckless Eric and Robert Coyne. Ultimately though, it is in the last few years that he has found his voice as a writer culminating in his debut solo LP Six Before a Seven.

http://5000records.com/index.html

DJ Susan Supercharged – SHH’s resident space cowgirl is gonna ‘kick some Country ass’, with just a pinch between her cheek & gums….she’s down to spin you round, kickin boots & shakin butt ALL …. NIGHT …. LONG

£5

Advance purchase:
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/389922

ACES AND EIGHTS
156-158 Fortess Road
Tufnell Park
London NW5 2HP
(across from Tufnell Park tube)
http://www.acesandeightssaloonbar.com/

Whilst we’re here & celebrating, this might be a good opportunity to recap the panoply of world class talent which’ve paraded through our Wild West saloon bar in this last glorious year….

Launch featured KITCHEN DRINKERS, ANNA LUCAS, BARRY WARREN & of course BITCHFORK

Launch featured KITCHEN DRINKERS, ANNA LUCAS, BARRY WARREN & of course BITCHFORK

 

BJ COLE, April 2016 - whew!!

BJ COLE, April 2016 – whew!!

 

MESSENGERS OF GOD - June 2016

MESSENGERS OF GOD – June 2016

 

Fabulous JO CARLEY & THE OLD DRY SKULLS - July 2016

Fabulous JO CARLEY & THE OLD DRY SKULLS – July 2016

 

KITCHEN DRINKERS back in September 2016

KITCHEN DRINKERS back in September 2016

 

LONESOME COWBOYS FROM HELL - Halloween 2016 (appropriately)

LONESOME COWBOYS FROM HELL – Halloween 2016 (appropriately)

 

ANNA LUCAS & THE WONDER 4 Thanksgiving

ANNA LUCAS & THE WONDER 4 Thanksgiving

 

STEAMHEAD TRAPPERS for Xmas

STEAMHEAD TRAPPERS for Xmas

 

GRASSY NOEL & APE for Independent Music Venue week, January 2017

GRASSY NOEL & APE for Independent Music Venue week, January 2017

 

 

SADIE HAWKINS HODOWN 29.2.16 – Featured Show at Aces&Eights Wild West Saloon Bar

February 9th, 2016

Poster

Sadie Hawkins HoDown

29 February 2016
7pm
£5

LIVE:
KITCHEN DRINKERS
ANNA WONDER
BARRY ‘Snakeoil Rattlers’ WARREN
BITCHFORK
+ #BarrysLounge Twister disco

An American folk event, Sadie Hawkins HoDown is a hillbilly’s comic strip pseudo-holiday where girls ask boys out :

“When ah fires [my gun], all o’ yo’ kin start a-runnin! When ah fires agin—after givin’ yo’ a fair start—Sadie starts a runnin’. Th’ one she ketches’ll be her husbin.”

 

We give you a top drawer soundtrack headed up by N London’s own KITCHEN DRINKERS

KitchenDrinkershow every party oughtta start & finish, with Mike & Sally sublimely singin up the sun, in fine, close harmony and with splendid musicianship for their country folk set.

Twitter: [email protected]

 

ANNA WONDER – breaking away from The Wonders for just one night of stripped bare solo frolick & frenzy, Ms Anna Lucas fills the room w her big beautiful voice & petite mandolin, but is just as comfy rawkin the saloon w some sexy Strat. A pert package of sultry & sass just not to be missed

AnnaWonder

ANNA WONDER

ANNA’S Facebake

 

BARRY ‘The Snakeoil Rattlers’ WARREN is always walkin on the dark side in a constantly shifting landscape.… & lookin pretty damn good while he’s doin it too.

BarryWarren

Mr Warren puts the ‘raw’ in RAWK w his own hothouse brand of southern fried literal realism… in songs with death rates higher than a disaster movie.
www.snakeoilrattlers.co.uk

Barry’s Facebake

Twitter: @snakeoilrattler

 

BITCHFORK

Marianne Hyatt of country dirt Red shirt shoot

Marianne Hyatt is a deep Southern Songstress from Austin Texas – equal parts Patsy Cline, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison – & Chris Chesney is Tom Baker’s doppelgänger, but imbued with the rockstar axe proclivities of Hendrix. Together they play platonic lovesongs to sexworkers, country reggae odes to schizophrenic madames and protest tunes to natural disasters… a walking triumph of lost causes & no-longer living legends.
www.hyattesque.com

Twitter: [email protected]

 

#BarrysLounge will shake you right through the intervals w tingles down your spinal vinyl

BarrysLounge

 

Aces & Eights Wild West Saloon Bar

156-158 Fortess Road
London NW5 2HP

 

10/1/16 COUNTRIER THAN THOU ALL DAYER c/o Bonanza & Son

January 15th, 2016
Just when U thought it was safe to Lock up Ur daughters ... U'll dance, U'll sing, U'll crawl on Ur belly like a reptile. Where tourists are restless & the natives nervous ... ALL the live long DAY.

Just when U thought it was safe to Lock up Ur daughters … U’ll dance, U’ll sing, U’ll crawl on Ur belly like a reptile. Where tourists are restless & the natives nervous … ALL the live long DAY.

Bitchfork Belts it Out

Bitchfork Belts it Out

SundayBest @BonanzaSon ‪#‎CountrierThanThou‬ AMERICANA ALLDAYER Country Noir royalty, swinging, California sun shining through E London’s drivin rain, swoony Americana arcana, avant guardians of folk-n-roll, Appalachian/Afrolachian fetishists, me-so-horny-stonkin-honky-tonkin

3pm Jeremiah Sax
3:45pm Bitchfork (ChrisChesney & I)
4:30pm AAA Revue
5:30pm Grifter Kid
6:30pm Tout
7:45pm Stone Thieves
9pm Dana Immanuel & the Stolen Band
Bonanza & Son DJs
ALL-DAY-LONG

Chris Chesney guitarist extraordinaire

Chris Chesney guitarist extraordinaire

MARIANNE HYATT …. the skinny

December 17th, 2015

Marianne Hyatt of country dirt Red shirt shoot Marianne Hyatt of country dirt Red shirt shoot Marianne Hyatt of country dirt Red shirt shoot

Marianne Hyatt – deep Southern Songstress from Austin Texas. If you blinked you’ll have missed her as Richard Linklater’s ‘Late Night Pickup’ during his cult film ‘Slacker’. She has fronted Dragstripper, Temple of Sound, Anarchistwood and Country Dirt, which was once London’s hottest new grabass bluegrass C&W outfit since Gary P. Nunn came to town. She’s equal parts Patsy Cline, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, and has sung with The Frogs at All Tomorrow’s Parties; Bill Callahan during Jim O’Rourke’s Meltdown Festival and on her stunning track Superdome, which was featured on critically acclaimed ‘Little Rock’, backed up by Bob Collum & the Welfare Mothers. She writes and plays platonic lovesongs to sexworkers, country reggae odes to schizophrenic madames and protest tunes to natural disasters… a walking triumph of lost causes & no-longer living legends.



“Country Dirt is London’s premier country+bluegrass band, fronted by Texas’s very own and very striking Marianne Hyatt” – Gary Crowley, BBC London

….adding aural shooting stars and neon fire to the roadhouse vibe –
Gavin Martin, The Mirror

Think Burrito Brothers’ dirty sister – Tim Perry, The Windmill

“Patsy Kline stealing from Finlay Quaye” – The Fly

“a star in the making” – Max Bell, Evening Standard

“She’s bloody good” – SleazeNation

“The sound of melodrama and mystery” – Kerrang!

“audacious tales of sleaze and danger” – Melody Maker

“Marianne Hyatt proves compelling viewing” – Music Week

“she is triumphant live; the men love her because they are Pavlovian, the women love her because she makes them feel like Calamity Jane” – Harpers and Queen

All these photos are by  KLARKE CAPLIN

All these photos are by KLARKE CAPLIN

28 October on The Magic Jukebox, East London Radio – hosted by Black Scarr

November 3rd, 2015

“The wonderful Marianne Hyatt sent us a couple of mp3s. We met her first in the Archway, and she put on an amazing show with an amazing band, and she’s still going strong …. she certainly makes me feel like Calamity Jane” – Emma Scarr, Black Scarr.

Then they played Indianna. Thanks a million trillion Emma, Black Scarr, The Magic Jukebox & East London Radio!

The Magic Jukebox 28th October by East London Radio on Mixcloud

Snake Rattle & Roll! at the Betsey Trotwood : The Snakeoil Rattlers, Dan Raza & Me!

November 3rd, 2015

Broken heart …. fresh start.  Going back to solo mia for too many reasons to mention.  Hopefully my lit up skull will help me find my way back home since I’d been given a real boost by my friends in London, to support the sexy Snakeoil Rattlers and divine Dan Raza at the historic Betsey Trotwood pub in Farringdon, London ….. for Halloween ’15…. and I quote:

“It’s dark, it’s scary, it’s a night so terrifying it can only be Halloween. Yes, we’ve done it the last three years and we’re doing it again this year. So prepare yourselves to delight in the bourbon-swaggering Sexy, Southern Death Country-Rock of The Snakeoil Rattlers on this night of hell raising evil on Saturday 31st October at the Betsey Trotwood (56 Farringdon Rd, London EC1R 3BL Tel: 020 7253 4285 https://www.facebook.com/TheBetseyTrotwood). We’re even going to slip in a few spooky covers and will be joined by good friends The Dan Raza Band and the wonderful Marianne Hyatt. **Full Details Below**

As it’s Halloween we’ll expect everyone to dress up as your favourite zombie, vampire or ghostly incarnation. So get your thinking hats on as what you’re gonna wear. The extra spooky Ken will be greeting you at the door.

The night kicks off at 8pm and the admission for this great show is only £7.

A little about the bands:

The Snakeoil Rattlers

The first thing that strikes you about The Snakeoil Rattlers is not only their unique fusion of country, rock, bluegrass, and the outlaw sounds of the South, but also their uncompromising mature encapsulation of how these elements can be formed into a timeless rootsy core.

Unlike many London based bands performing what can be termed traditionally as an American music genre, The Snakeoil Rattlers play it with an authenticity that has brought them fans on both sides of the Atlantic from the small towns to the larger costal cities. Walking on the dark side of the street however, their sound, is distinctly their own.

Even after the release of their first EP “Road Tales” which spoke of the quiet desperation of the road, the band has earned it’s reputation as a live act continuing past the songs of this sophomore effort touching on topics such as backwoods gambling (“The Devil’s in My Rearview”), less than simple tales of revenge (“Lazarus”), inner family turmoil (“Blood’s No Thicker Than Backwater”) and unafraid to tackle the subjects of faith, religion, and the undeniable duality of the South (“Plastic Jesus” and “Dixieland”).

“Quite possibly the greatest country, bluegrass and rock fusion the South never had”
— Paul Chamberlain, New Songs From The South, ARFM Radio

“Delight in the bourbon-swaggering Sexy, Southern Death Country-Rock of The Snakeoil Rattlers. Named after one of Steve Earle’s finest songs these good ol’ boys mix a perfect, three-finger whiskey blend of gifted musicianship with rock ’n’ Roll (bad) attitude.”
— Countrier Than Thou

“Slow Train To Georgia and Nothin’ To Confess showed just what a tight unit the Rattlers are, and was that Made In The Shade, the ol’ Skynyrd classic? Hell, yeah. I will be checking this lot out again.”
— Classic Rock Magazine

web: www.snakeoilrattlers.co.uk
twitter: @snakeoilrattler
Dan Raza

Dan Raza has established a considerable reputation on the UK singer songwriter and folk roots scene.

His distinctive approach has led to him supporting Joan Armatrading on a recent European tour, as well as opening for artists such as Mary Gauthier, Badly Drawn Boy, Cara Dillon and Alejandro Escovedo at concerts throughout the UK and USA. He also had a song, Every Little Dog endorsed by Neil Young when Shakey chose it for his ‘Living with War’ website.

Of mixed British and Indian heritage, Dan grew up in Bedfordshire and has spent his adult years in London. His songs glow with a strong sense of place, bearing an enigmatic wistfulness at their core

His debut album (released Spring 2012, Cargo/Auralee) was produced by Charlie Hart (Ronnie Lane, Ian Dury, Eric Clapton, Mose Allison) and features appearances from Geraint Watkins (Van Morrison, Paul McCartney), BJ Cole (Dolly Parton, Martin Simpson), Steve Simpson (Eric Bibb, Ronnie Lane), Frank Mead (Albert King, Eric Clapton) and Mosi Conde (Mory Kante, Salif Keita)

www.danraza.com

“*4/5 Stars* An astonishingly accomplished set of songs, one of which a veteran songwriter would be proud.”
Jeremy Searle, R2 Magazine
“*4/5 Stars* His songs slip easily into the consciousness and once there, lodge themselves for good.”
Gareth L Powell, Bass Guitar Magazine Magazine
“He is undoubtedly magnificent at weaving a tune. The heart of the album’s appeal is Raza’s emergence as a songwriter of exceptional talent.”
Rachel Devine, Folk Radio UK – http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2012/05/dan-raza-dan-raza/
“*4/5 Stars* Thought-provoking songs, well played and beautifully arranged. Reminiscent of the Waterboys.”
David Hawkridge, Taplas Magazine
“Stunning – our Album of the Week.”
Ross MacFadyen, Celtic Music Radio
“More than just promising since his songs are good enough to stand up and be counted alongside those who have been recording for years”
Maurice Hope, Flyin Shoes Fanzine
“Definitely a man ahead of the pack.”
Julian Piper, Acoustic Magazine
“A bit folk, a bit country, a bit rock and very, very good.”
Bedford Today
Marianne Hyatt

Deep Southern Songstress from Austin Texas. If you blinked you’ll have missed her as Richard Linklater’s ‘Late Night Pickup’ during his cult film ‘Slacker’. She has fronted Dragstripper, Temple of Sound, Anarchistwood and Country Dirt, which was once London’s hottest new grabass bluegrass C&W outfit since Gary P. Nunn came to town. She’s equal parts Patsy Cline, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, and has sung with The Frogs at ATP, as well as with Bill Callahan during Meltdown Festival. She writes and plays platonic lovesongs to sexworkers, country reggae odes to schizophrenic madames and protest tunes to natural disasters… a walking triumph of lost causes & no-longer living legends.

“Country Dirt is London’s premier country+bluegrass band, fronted by Texas’s very own and very striking Marianne Hyatt” – Gary Crowley, BBC London

“….adding aural shooting stars and neon fire to the roadhouse vibe – Gavin Martin, The Mirror Think Burrito Brothers’ dirty sister” – Tim Perry, The Windmill

“Patsy Kline stealing from Finlay Quaye” – The Fly

“a star in the making” – Max Bell, Evening Standard

“She’s bloody good” – SleazeNation

“The sound of melodrama and mystery” – Kerrang!

“audacious tales of sleaze and danger” – Melody Maker

“Marianne Hyatt proves compelling viewing” – Music Week

“she is triumphant live; the men love her because they are Pavlovian, the women love her because she makes them feel like Calamity Jane” – Harpers and Queen

web: www.hyattesque.comPoster

 

3 Chords & the Truth: You Love us… You REALLLY Love Us!

July 10th, 2015

Monday, 6 July 2015
A – Z of Maverick Festival – Easton Farm Park, Suffolk. Friday 3rd July to Saturday July 2015

Mavericks of Maverick - BC & thee Welfare Mothers

Mavericks of Maverick – BC & thee Welfare Mothers

 

My mean tambourine

My mean tambourine

W is for the splendidly named Welfare Mothers and their top rate frontman Bob Collum. Having reviewed Bob’s latest album at the start of the year and thoroughly enjoying it on many repeat plays, listening to the songs live proved to be the icing on the cake. His duet with Marianne Hyatt on ‘It’s a Good Thing We’re in Love’ is one of the songs of the year and the live rendition on the Sweet Home Alabama stage on the most perfect summer’s afternoon was a joy to behold. At this point the resistance to quote the glorious line ‘I do the jumping when you holler frog’ is withered away and hearing it live brought out an extra smile.

http://www.threechordsandthetruthuk.co.uk

 

Smilin Bob Full band Me dancin w tambourine

 

#LittleRockLP on SHERIFF’S ROCK & BLUES SHOW – Scotland69am – Friday 16 January

January 14th, 2015

Just days from its imminent release, #LittleRockLP, will be featured on SHERIFF’s ROCK&BLUES show this Friday 16th January 2015, 11.30pm

http://www.scotland69am.com

A really great vehicle for us – eclectic musical curation – & with no ads or traffic reports …..

DJ Sheriff Ron Lancs is a passionate and enduring lover of music, so we are just thrilled we made the cut.

Bob will give listeners the stories behind the music, between radio play of #LittleRockLP selections

Mick Denny designed

Mick Denny designed

Hell, even I get a word in edgewise, since my track on #LittleRockLP – SUPERDOME – was blessed enough by the Sheriff’s consummate taste in music to get some broadcast play, too.

Riot at the Superdome - photo c/o the mighty Mick Denny

Riot at the Superdome – photo c/o the mighty Mick Denny

Can’t wait to hear it all on the radio this Friday!

 

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#LittleRockLP – https://twitter.com/hashtag/LittleRockLP?src=hash

Out on Harbour Song Records 19 January 2015 – pre-order http://www.harboursong.co.uk

… or from Lea Valley Records http://www.leavalleyrecords.com (#LittleRockLP official flavour of the month, tipped for early album of the year, 2015)