UPDATE: On Best Female Artist Nomination, (IAM)WARFACE/ Gary Numan, summer festivals & more…

Dear All,
Thought I’d best update you as it feels like it’s been a while! As you may already know from my Tweets, Facebook and Instagram posts it’s been a fair ol’ musical time of it lately. Not least helping out my dear friends (IAM)WARFACE on their recent support dates on the Gary Numan tour. Between that and my own gigs this summer it feels like I’ve seen a goodly amount of our fair British countryside and met some utterly brilliant musicians and people along the way.
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It came as a pleasant and typically rock n roll surprise whilst recovering from my Frontrow Fest, Into The Wild and Isle of Wight ventures I received a phone call from my friend Matt Warneford of (IAM)WARFACE) telling me he’d just got an email from the Numan office in L.A, inviting them to support him on tour for a couple of dates in Hull and Leamington Spa – starting in two weeks. It was further explained: “…I’m at the airport, leaving for Holland, for three days – on a stag do – I’m out of radio range Han! PLEASE HELP”IMG-20170731-WA0003

Never one to turn down a fellow musician in need or, for that matter a challenge, I duly took up the reigns and began the Beguine…culminating in an hilarious and brilliant if intense few days on the road, back up the M1 in a van, with a band to Hull, followed by a mere skip across country, to a sold out show at the stunning, newly refurbished art-deco Leamington Assembly – capacity 1500 and built in 1926. It was quite a weekend I can tell you bringing back fond memories of tours past and there really nothing is quite like tour humour: “What’s grey and sits at the end of your bed, taking the piss out of you – a kidney dialysis machine!” Between that, excerpts of Derek and Clive, Withnail and I quotes: “Are we there yet? No – we’re not, we’re here” culminating in such a stellar, light and sound spectacular at The Assembly and mobbed at the stage door – yeah it’s been pretty good.

Wigwam nomination

 

This week I heard that I’d been nominated for Best Female Artist in the forthcoming Radio Wigwam online music awards which is awesome, (IAM)WARFACE have also been nominated in the Best Single Category and I did an interview for the lovely folks at Limehead Radio, sponsored by Starlight Music Chronicles for whom I won Artist of the Year at the start of the summer. In it I talked with Limehead’s Rachael about the new music scene, future gigs with fellow new music artists and bands I feel are of note from the current British new music scene – the podcast for which should be up shortly.

There’s collaborations happening between myself and (IAM)WARFACE in studio, video’s being shot for new releases hopefully in the Autumn / Fall and other tracks in finishing stages in studio too……watch this space.

 

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