2011 – Drumming Mad!

So 2011 has been a busy year, the busiest yet for me! Therefore I thought I would have a review of my year with music and try to remember what I have been up to…

Live Shows:

Sunless ’97: 6
Mean Poppa Lean: 7
Mechanical Bride: 23
Holy Vessels: 2
Saint: 44 (Functions)
Caroline Buckley: 1

All shows: 83 (4 Tours, 2 UK, 2 European).

Supported, Friendly Fires, Yuck, Toro Y Moi, Kwes, Summer Camp, Smoke Fairies, The Heart and the Hand, Liam Finn, Dry the River, Graham Coxon.

Standout venues visited: The Garage, ULU, St. Giles Church, London, Flèche D’or, La Boule Noir, Paris, Le Cargo, Caen.

Releases:

2 Albums: Mechanical Bride – Living With Ants, Mean Poppa Lean – Live on Twelve Legs.
1 EP: Sunless ’97 – Making Waves.
3 Singles: Mechanical Bride – Colour of Fire / Young Gold / To the Fight.

2 Radio sessions: Radio 1 Huw Stephens session, Selector Radio session.
Radio Plays: Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, XFM, Selector Radio in over 29 territories.

1 Album recording session, Holy Vessels.

1 Endorsement deal, C&C Custom Drums.

4 Auditions, Left 1 band, joined 2, currently playing with 4, Sunless ’97, Holy Vessels, Mechanical Bride & Saint.

That just about wraps up my year, I’m hoping 2012 has more to give, looking forward to next year and implementing some new years resoultions, I already have a few that I have started early, cause I want a head start!

Merry Crimbus and a Happy Neu Year to all! X

Sunless 97 EP Launch, Radio 1 play, New track…

 

Sunless 97 release Making Waves EP on the 21st November and we are playing an EP Launch show ‘Heaven’s Gate 4 Hale-Bopp’ on friday 25th November at a secret location in London Kensal Rise W10 (location will be emailed on ticket purchase) tickets are £6 via http://www.musicglue.com/sunless97

Featuring
Sunless ’97 http://sunless97.tumblr.com/
Palmistry (live) http://soundcloud.com/palmistry

Brey
Kwes
Steamin’ Jack Shankly
Rodaidh McDonald
& Abeano DJs
9pm – 4am

You can Preorder the Making Waves EP here: http://abeano.bigcartel.com/product/sunless-97-making-waves-ep-4-tracks

Also today Fearne Cotton played out Illuminations on radio 1, and you can hear another track from ‘Making Waves’ here:

http://www.abeano.com/sunless-97-wicked-gravity/8480

Sunless ’97

I am now playing drums for London based band Sunless ’97. They have just announced the release of their Making Waves EP via Abeano music on November 21st 2011, and have recieved rave online blog reviews already! Here’s a few blog links…

Gorilla Vs Bear
http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2011/10/12/mp3-sunless-97-illuminations/

The Recommender
http://therecommender.net/2011/10/13/sunless-97/

Abeano
http://www.abeano.com/sunless-’97-–-making-waves-ep-abeano-announcement/7856

Listen to Illuminations below taken from the EP and live dates starting soon..

Vinyl !

My first appearance on vinyl, the brand new single ‘Colour of Fire’ by Mechanical Bride. Listen on my discography page or download for free at www.mechanical-bride.com