Bradford Threadfest

Chuffed to be playing this one: Sunday 26th May The Family Elan and guests The Family Elan – Bradford world psych Cian Nugent and The Cosmos – Irish free-wheeling psych jams Sophie Cooper – Spaced out noise-pop from Todmorden via Stoke at The New Beehive Inn, 169-171 Westgate. BD1 3AA. 7pm – 10pm. FREE Website for Threadfest: http://www.bradfordthreadfest.com/ […]

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Stokey Cooper Band photo

A photo from last night’s ace gig at The Penthouse in Manchester. Ta to Debbie ‘Elvis’ Sharp for this one! It’s not every day you get to play in the corridor of an art studio so thanks as well to ‘Tubers Manchester‘ for sorting out this gig. Also a big love to Joincey and Pascal […]

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Gigs coming up soonish

Hi folks. I’ve been in practice mode with Joincey (Coits, Inca Eyeball, Stuckometer etc) today sorting out a set for these gigs I’ve got coming up. Pascal Nichols of Part Wild Horseys fame is definitely in for them as well so I’m very pleased. The songs will get to live in proper band mode! Mint. […]

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Manchester show in April

Things are going rather well since I left London to live in the valley. It’s only been a week but it’s all rather nice so far.   I’m playing a gig on the 16th April in Manchester which I’m thrilled about! I’m so happy to have my dear Joincey along and a good chance that […]

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New track with a long title…

I’ve just popped this up on SoundCloud, it’s a track called ‘We’ll laugh about this when we’re older, we won’t know each other then’ and I’ll be honest with you, I don’t know which letters to make into capitals in that sentence of a title so if grammar’s your thing, get in touch and let […]

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Woolf Music

Thought I’d tell you about this gig I’m playing in August, seems like ages away and I’m definitely going to do a show or two before then but this one is kinda special so sharing information about it now…  From the charming folks who organised Terrastock over in America comes a new festival in the Wiltshire countryside […]

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John Cage 4’33” Ringtone

The background image on this WordPress page was created by the talented Billy AB. We, and a couple of other fine friends, made this *piece* and a few other pieces of art for a fanzine called ‘John Cage 4’33 Ringtone’ which we failed to finish due to never being able to agree on what looked best when […]

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Christmas gig – so much fun!

I played at Power Lunches the other night and had such a blast. Biiiiiit annoyed that I managed to miss the memo which said it wasn’t exclusively Christmas cover songs but to be honest, if the other bands were more comfortable covering ‘Gangster’s Paradise’ over  my choices of ‘Metal Little Donkey’ and ‘Sing-Along Silent Night’ […]

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Tor Press visit the Exotic Pylon show on Resonance FM

On the 7th December me and Jake went down to Resonance FM again to hang out with Jonny and Paul on their great radio show. Here’s the evidence .. we had a rather nice time playing stuff from Jake’s fine label Tor Press and a bonus track by the amazing These Feathers Have Plumes. Hope anyone reading […]

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