Tor Festival 25th – 27th July, Todmorden West Yorkshire

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After one whole year of promoting really amazing shows in Todmorden, Jake and I have decided to organise a festival which will take place on the anniversary of the first one! (total coincidence by the way)

It’s called – TOR FESTIVAL

This idea started as an all dayer in our usual venue of The Unitarian Church but somehow one day didn’t seem enough work and we decided to put on a couple of extra events at our two favourite watering holes in Tod, namely the Three Wise Monkeys (observant readers of this blog will remember a jumble sale I organised there last year) and Bare Arts on each side. So we have an evening at the monkeys on the Friday, an all-dayer at the church on the Saturday then a casual afternoon by the canal at Bare Arts. It’ll be special.

Here’s a line up (so far, a few extra on the way plus a couple of surprises):

Friday: Bbblood, Debbie Sharp, Electric Knife Melody Boa Band 

Plus: General party vibes 🙂

Saturday: United Bible Studies, Delphine DoraBare Bones Lay Low, The Five Star Family Elan, Bridget Hayden, Pascal Nichols & Kelly Jayne Jones (aka Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides), These Feathers Have Plumes, Lobster Priest + one more special guest.

Plus: an art installation, food and booze tent, various stalls selling wares n that, a psychedelic light show, after show party.. the works!

Sunday: Two special guests – TBA

Plus: afternoon ale drinking and a pub quiz!

In a nutshell this thing is going to be mint.

Costs: 

£15 which makes sure you get into all three events, there are only 30 of these golden tickets because of capacity at the two venues.

£12 for the Saturday plus afterparty invite.

To buy tickets nice and in advance please visit our Kickstarter page – click here don’t delay!

There are also a few extras on there if you’re feeling generous or if you’ve always dreamed of a customised song by me (subject of your choice but within reason) now is your chance!

For more info including where to stay please visit the Tor Press website: click here… 

Get in touch if you have any questions/ideas/suggestions/comments etc. your views are important to me xxx

PS COME TO THE FESTIVAL!!!

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 it came to spray-painting the pages. Here is the full size image and a few other select collages/drawings from those JC433RT sessions for you to look at: Image

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oh yeah, Happy New Year by the way! My ambition for 2013 is to sort out and play loads of solo shows. One almost booked for London in April which is a start x

A night out at Resonance FM

There’s a recording online of the Exotic Pylon  radio show dear Jonny Mugwump invited me to hang out at. Fun fact: turns out we both briefly worked at the same, vile, shopping centre in Salford so there you go, small world.

It went so smoothly and I mostly make sense although towards the end I start to not answer my own questions too well leading me to conclude that one should always consider the potential consequences before pouring that second glass of wine.

Stream it here.

There’s an archive of all of Jonny’s shows here.