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AUTUMN IS HERE... And There’s No Hibernating For Us
What a busy time it’s turning out to be for us here at Peculiar since we got back from our USA adventures a few weeks ago.
We’re moving HQ this week and it’s chaos but we’re excited about reinvigorating our
brain space in our new surroundings, and we’re going to need all the new energy we
can get looking at the next few months’ diary...
Virtually all our bands are touring between now and Christmas and as we only work with musical geniuses, we recommend that you check out the listings on the bottom right and try and come along to some shows. As we are organised bunnies we are making preparations for for Spring time album releases from the Mediaeval Baebes, The Destroyers, Rasp Thorne & The Briars and Chancery Blame amongst others.
Shelley has just finished designing the artwork for Bev lee Harling’s debut album ‘Urban Gypsy’ and he has just been commissioned to design his third Die So Fluid album cover and booklet which is a great compliment.
And for now we can’t recommend enough that you check out our friends The Murder Barn
this Friday 21st October at Village Underground in Shoreditch. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-
London's "Tin Pan Alley" is quite simply Europe’s premiere music street. Filled with specialist music shops, it is the bastion of songwriters, studios, guitars and all things revered by those who are passionate about music. Pretty much every music great has performed or recorded in Tin Pan Alley; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and Jimi Hendrix have all made music history in this street and the Sex Pistols notoriously recorded their first demos there when they lived above number 6..
The Tin Pan Alley Music Festival aims to celebrate the capital’s musical legacy and
continue tradition by showcasing current rhythm & blues artists, diverse bands and
singer songwriters alongside up and coming bands. MORE INFO
EVERYONE’S TALKIN’ ABOUT AND TO... RASP THORNE
Interview and live review on Music-
Live Review Here
Interview in Mudkiss
Extended interview, EP review and live recording of "Queen of the Underground" launched on a Podcast at:
Camden Community Radio www.ccradio.org
Check it all out
3 NEW BAEBES!
Mediaeval Baebes have recently recruited THREE new talented singers and musicians. Clare Edmondson (vocals), Tanya Jackson (vocals & guitar) and Jo Burke (vocals & violin) performed with the band for the first time at Trolls & Legends Festival at Mons Expo Centre in Belgium. They will be accompanying the rest of the Baebes to Germany in June and the USA in September. Dates for the Mediaeval Baebes US tour are almost fully booked and will be announced shortly.
Thanks to everyone that came down to Underbelly on Saturday night and partied with us to the sounds of Rasp Thorne & The Briars, Nick Marsh & The Waltzing Bones and Chancery Blame & The Gadjo Club.
All three bands totally blew us away and the feeback has been great. Check out live video of Rasp Thorne & The Briars HERE
COOKIN’ WITH RAY
Episode 3 of Cookin With Ray is online now -
Watch it Here
RASP THORNE & THE BRIARS
We would like to welcome Rasp and his unruly bunch to the Peculiar roster.
Touting a mixture of carnival dirges, gothic country and punk, their approach to music is idiosyncratic yet immediate. With a repertoire of songs covering topics from cryptic crocodiles and shotgun sucking porn stars to sermons of a dystopian wax cult the material is theatrical, murky, and literate.
They’re going to fit in well round here. More
VINTAGE FESTIVAL 2011
Vintage Festival 2011 will be taking place over the Friday 29th until Sunday 31st July at a new home at London's Southbank Centre. The 21 acre South Bank site will be transformed into a Vintage wonderland.
We can’t wait!
More info on Efestivals.
We are delighted to announce that we will be working with the extremely talented Chancery Blame.
Expect a brand new E.P in early 2011 from this charismatic frontman to follow up the critical acclaim achieved by the single Tokyo-
Episode 2 of Cookin With Ray is now online and today’s recipe is Chick Pea, Chorizo and Spinach Casserole. Watch it here:
12th February 2011
NB: Unfortunately Melpomeni is unable to perform at this show as previously announced
A Romantic Valentine’s Day Acoustic Show
14th February 2011
Great Bardfield, Essex
Tickets £15 from here
It has been confirmed that Vintage At Goodwood, winner of The Best New Festival Award 2010 will not be taking place at Goodwood in 2011. Wayne and Geraldine Hemmingway are now planning to take the Vintage concept on tour instead. Full Story
RAY GELATO is in the kitchen
Episode 1 of ‘Cookin’ With Ray’ featuring Ray Gelato is now online. Watch Ray make his own special jazzed up version of New Orleans Jambalaya
Touring of the show will ultimately depend on forthcoming financial investment. All interested parties please contact us at Peculiar Management. Watch the trailer to Temptation here
We are happy to announce that we will be working with Ray Gelato. Ray and his band, the Ray Gelato Giants have just completed a sold out 13 date residency at Ronnie Scott’s in December 2010. More info here
VINTAGE AT GOODWOOD wins Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards! Full Story
A potent cocktail of gypsy sounds, borrowed, blagged and muddled with a twist of klezmer and a dash of dark rock n roll. MORE
A riotous 15 piece collective. A unique hybrid of Balkan/ Klezmer/ Gypsy styles, beat poetry and gothic um-
Dresses for broken dolls, butterflies and fairy ballerinas.
A sprawling and unique psychedelic tour de force from Kavus Torabi (Cardiacs/ Guapo/ The Monsoon Bassoon) MORE
Fairytale whimsy, otherworldly enchantment, and supernatural allure from the UK’s number one selling unique vocal group. MORE
She won’t just rub salt in your wounds, she will finish you off with a squeeze of lemon and a lick of tequila. MORE
Poetic without being florid; reflective without being maudlin; brittle and brutal whilst also deeply romantic. MORE
Rasp Thorne & The Briars
An unruly mixture of carnival dirges, gothic country and idiosynchratic yet immediate punk n roll. MORE
The Godfather of Swing considered by many to be the last in a long line of classic jazz entertainers and a true showman. MORE
Hey Boy! Hey Girl!
A brand new album and live show of classic boy/girl duets from Ray Gelato with special guest Kai Hoffman MORE
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