Welcome to 2013
Some of you will be aware that my wife and I are doing a charity bike ride from London to Paris in July this year for the Big Issue Foundation.
We need to raise some substantial funds to do this and as such the Angels' Share have agreed to do a charity gig for us at The Picturedrome on the 10th May. Not only will they be playing but so will another band call Error 404 (with Jim Turnell on keyboards for those of you who know him).
It's building up to be a great night and tickets will cost just £5.00 a head and they are available from both the bands websites, from the venue or via myself and my wife.
Doors will open at 8.00pm so come along and support us in our fundraising. Who knows, if there is enough demand I might do the first ever live performance of Jolene (but dont let that put you off!)
Further to the above, we are still building up to our big gig in May, when we headline the Port Isaac Music Festival in Cornwall. It is on the last bank holiday of May and just before half term. Whilst its a bit of a drive, why not come down and support the band and make a weekend of it - there will be lots of great local acts.
After that, the band will be playing at the local Merry Tom Folk Festival on Saturday, 13th July. We hope to take to the stage at around 8pm. You can see who else is playing and follow the development of the festival by visiting their Facebbok page - just search under 'Merry Tom Folk Festival'.
All the best
Formed in 1997, the Angels' Share perform what they describe as Celtic music that is guaranteed to get your hands clapping and your feet tapping. They have appeared at venues in Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Milton Keynes, Leicestershire, the South Coast as well as playing in the Lake District and Scotland including the Western Highlands and Islands. Their tour of Scotland also included Glasgow, Edinburgh and Falkirk. They have appeared on BBC Radio on numerous occasions, playing live and talking about their music.
Most recently they have had successful appearances at the Port Isaac Festival, Cornwall with The Fishermens' Friends and at The Merry Tom Festival, Brixworth.
With an assortment of musical backgrounds from classical and opera to Rock 'n Roll, they are sufficiently different.
Gary A - Keyoards & Backing Vocals.
Ian A - Drums & Backing Vocals.
Rob W - 6 String, Bass & Backing Vocals.
Richard J - Lead Vocals, 6 & 12 String Guitars.
Mark O - Fiddle, Whistle and Backing Vocals.
Andy T - Manager, Nursemaid and Smoother of Egos.