Hi ya, after a few weeks off, we travelled over to Ashford in Kent for the "For Luca" fundraiser, again we had Tim on Cajon with us which he really kicks out some cool rhythms. We played a thirty minute kicking set, that we really enjoyed and can't wait to go back to Kent in July for the "Quiet Riot 2013" and we'd like to say a big thanks to James Vince for organising it all. Hopefully over the next week we shall be putting some photos up soon as we get them. With the departure of Dakota Jim on double bass, we have been having some great rehearsals with Betty Davila on double bass and vocals, can't wait to get her together with Tim, I reckon it will be a great rhythm section and we're hoping it will all be together by the time we get to the Troubadour on the 10th of July for another headline slot. Lastly I know we keep on banging on about it but if you guys who have not joined our mailing list please do so, it will really help with our future EP project later this year. That"s about all for now folks, see ya on the Pimlico Road.
Hi Guys,We can't wait to share some exciting news with you - we are planning to record a new EP! We have loads of new songs, some of which you may have heard if you've been along to our recent gigs and now we've played them to live audiences – with fantastic feedback – we're ready to think about getting into the studio. We have some brilliant musicians and sound engineers lined up and hopefully we will have solved our bass problem by then (more on that later ....)
What's really exciting is that we have a great opportunity to fund the project through a website called PledgeMusic, which specialises in crowd-funding for music projects.
Please don't switch off; I'm not going to ask you for money – just for five minutes of your time! Here's the thing: PledgeMusic will only get involved with bands that already have a certain number of subscribers to their websites. They want to be sure that recording projects being proposed have a reasonable chance of success, based on the band's following. As you already follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Stumbleupon, Facebook or ReverbNation, you've been kind enough to take an interest in our music and we'd be sooo grateful if you would visit our website, www.pimlicoroad.co.uk, and sign up to receive our newsletters. That's all! Every new subscriber will bring us closer to the number we need for PledgeMusic to let us go ahead with our crowd-funding campaign and you'll get a free download. So please, make a Pimlico happy & help us along the Pimlico Road by signing up on our website!
On a different note, our double bass player revolving door continues to spin. Having parted company with Frank, we teamed up with the flamboyant and talented Dakota Jim who played two gigs with us before leaving (in some haste!) for Syria! We hope that the two things were not linked ... Much head scratching and then the door revolved again and we had a call, out of the blue, from the wonderful Betty Davila. Big smiles all round! It's early days but we have high hopes that Betty will not be heading to Syria anytime soon. See ya on the Pimlico Road, Keif
Hello again, just finished a nice bowl of pasta after getting back from the Rochester Sweeps festival an thought I'd take a few moments tell you about our last couple of gigs and some new songs. We introduced a new song "Hearts of Men" at the Troubadour, which is now becoming a bed rock of our live shows getting a great reaction whenever we play it and for the Magic Garden we debuted two more new songs "Boom Boom" which moves well & "Might Have Beens" which is a road trip song. We are hoping to add a mandolin to the mix shortly and that will really complete "Might Have Beens"! We got a great sound at the Magic Garden thanks to Matt on the desk and hope to be going back in the autumn. Tim on Cajon and Dakota on Double bass both put in fantastic performances and thanks to everyone who came to support us - as always it was much appreciated . Moving on two days, we travelled to Rochester for the Sweeps Festival with Tim but no Jim. Despite a couple of hot days leading up to the Sweeps we travelled in the rain and just as we went go on the rain came back! Luckily the sun was just playing with us and decided to try some dramatic timing - it came back more or less with the opening chord and we started to rock. We had a short set of 30mins and played all our fast tracks as well as "Hearts of Men" but that's a powerful song. We had a ball and pulled the crowd in and went down really well even with no home crew! I'd like to thank Alan Hare from Medway Hospital Radio and Charlotte too who sketched a cool pic of us, as well as Trevor Harper for the T shirts and Griff for the sound. The atmosphere round the whole event was kicking and we had a great time. Pics from both these gigs should be up on the site in the next week or so. Ashford station here we come for the "For Luka" charity gig run by James Vince. We are looking at getting a Kickstarter campaign to help fund some recording and promotion WATCH this space! See ya'll on the Pimlico Road for the next instalment! Keif x
Hi folks, it's been a while. After trying different bass players we came across Dakota Jim who is turning out to be a real character. I had a brief play with him a couple of weeks ago and it seemed good, meanwhile Tim Houston or shall we now call him Houston Tim, who has been playing with us for about thee weeks on Cajon and percussion, played his first gig with us at Findon acoustic club as a warm up for the coming Troubadour gig. This went well with the help of our old friend and Double Bass player Gary Holder. We played a new song "Hearts of Men" co-written with Sue Fenton which went down well (this song is gonna be awesome!) and we played "Jolene" as an encore. Time was now moving closer to our first headline gig at The Troubadour. We had our first proper rehearsal with Dakota planned but disaster struck and he had to pull out at the last minute for personal reasons promising instead to study videos and audio tracks from the website; Tim managed to make the rehearsal but was late. So the conditions were perfect for our biggest gig to date! In between all this we've been in touch with Paul Dunton of the Grey Lady Music Lounge in Tunbridge Wells with a view to gigging there in late July. Well, the day arrives for the Troubdour gig and we're looking forward to chaos - Dakota was late and the other acts were looking really good and the girls were getting nervous and me too and then I thought 'hey,' lets just go and have a laugh' and Dakota (who's a real character) jumped up to the plate and Tim really came into his own and we were up and running. "Keeping me Waiting" our regular opener moved at a pace and the banter amongst the band and the audience was funny and we were going down really well. Yeah, we were a bit loose in places but the vibe was great! If we can add a rehearsal or two into this we'll be fine and a great live unit. The night had comedy, chaos, the odd moment of calm and rocking, probably our most fun gig to date. We had a great Troubadour reaction & even played an encore! It must have been ok 'cos we've been asked back again to headline - how goods that? Just gotta sort out the date. If we can keep this unit together who know where we can take it. Next up The Magic Garden in Battersea London and The Sweeps Rochester, can't wait. So come and join us on the Pimlico Road, Keif x
Hi everyone, just a quick one to let you know our recent live appearance on the "Alan Hare Show" is now up on our website with it's own player in the Press & Radio clips tab. It's two hours long with 8 live tracks, lots of chat and music we love too. This is the first chance for most of you to hear it as it was broadcast in house on Medway Hospital Radio. It's a really good show and Alan's a great host and friend. He is also helping out at the rochester Sweeps festival that we are playing at and our stage is helping to collect for the Hospital. We have our slot now at 4pm on Saturday the 4th of May. There are also some video clips of some of the tracks we did in the pics and vids tab also some pics of the day there too. So grab a glass of something nice, chill out and enjoy the show.
Thats all for now folks,
Hi folks, well it comes round once a year and it's been an exciting and hard one. Trying to get a balance between family, work, music and health has been a hard mix to juggle and it ain't gonna get easier but and it's a big BUT the songs are getting better and better as are the live performances. The gigs are getting bigger are better too and can't wait to put an album together this year , just gotta sort out the finances. Had a great birthday today. DIDN'T end up in a police cell or in hospital, how times change! Had some great food last night with Liz my better half and some great family time today , with more good food and watched an interesting Grand Prix where none of the winners seemed happy but it was great for the fans and seeing Lewis Hamilton going to the wrong pit crew was really funny. Thought I'd share this with you guys and take a chance to thank everyone who has followed & supported us this year.
Hope to see more of you on the Pimlico Road and remember spread the word.
Thanx Keif x
Well hello again peeps, the songs keep coming! The latest song which is another collaboration with Sue Fenton is coming on fine, really bedding in nicely just got to get the harmonies sorted. It's a bit of a road trip song and have rehearsed in two sections with Cajon and bass and the with mandolin, can't wait to put it all together. But no sooner had we got this one sorted and I had another more bluesy feel going on and recorded it on the iPhone sent it to Sue and within about an hour the lyrics were flying back to me really looking forward to putting this together.
In the meantime we have just got back from another visit to "The Alan Hare Show" and again had a lovely time and played eight songs mostly new stuff and lots of chat, can't believe this is the third year we've been on the show and seeing Holly grow as as a person and a performer has been fantastic and also I hadn't realised that we were the third band on his show so we've all grown together. Alan is connected with the "Sweeps Festival" in Rochester that we are going to play at in May, so it was good to get some inside info on that and should be a great weekend, so if you're around the manor pop on down sounds like a really cool weekend. At the moment we are adding more gigs all the time and getting new songs together which is getting quiet hectic and so to this effect Sue Fenton is joining the back room staff to help with PR and Promotions and anything else we can think of and we're really looking forward to working with her as part of the team. Very soon we shall put links up to her website for song writing and journalism etc. exciting times so keep coming back and check the gigs as we add them and anything else we we dream up, a video blog being one thing. If there is anyone out the who can help with funding an album please contact us as we have about two albums worth of material and rising and we would love to come and play in the states as there seems to quiet a few people out there who like our sound, but you ain't seen nothing yet!
See ya on the Pimlico road.
Hii y'all, well since our busy February I thought we were gonna chill out a bit. But it seems we're increasing our number, after being invited back to headline we wanted a more permanent line up. Stephen Cass is a fantastic drummer but very busy and we hope to play some more with him sometime in the future and the same applies to Double bassist Gary Holder. So we have brought in Double bassist Frank Percy and Drummer/Cajon player Tim Houston and also Mandolin/Guitar player Max Crawford and I have been rehearsing with them in two separate groups. if all goes well we should join it all up at the end of this month and play a couple of warm up gigs before heading back to London's Troubadour club to headline, so from chilled out its gone nuts but really exciting, can't wait to put it all together as one unit.
Next weekend we're going for our annual check up at Medway Hospital Radio with the lovely Alan Hare and we are hoping that Max will be coming in with us and play some of his wonderful mandolin, really looking forward to that and we should be playing another new song " Might have beens" which is another song co-written with Sue Fenton. There should be some video clips of our visit a week or so after our visit. I'll keep you informed how it's all going soon and maybe stick an iPhone recording of a track or two from the rehearsals.
Thats all for now, see ya on the Pimlico Road,
Hi folks, thought we'd let you know after a successful first gig at London's famous Troubadour club, we have been invited back to play a HEADLINE slot on the 18th of April, very cool! Details of time and other bands on to follow. We are also changing our back line to hopefully a more permanent set up and are in rehearsals as we speak, will let you know soon who, what they play when I'm more sure. Fingers are crossed, this should lead to a more settled unit. We have also added a couple of warm up gigs prior to the Troubadour to settle everyone in, watch this space!
See y'all on the Pimlico Road.
Well what a month, starting with our first gig at Honeywood Lane Acoustic club. Was our first gig for a while and we had a nice warm reception, playing some of our new songs live for the fist time. it was a great warm up for what was to come for the next month ahead! next up was a radio appearance on "Croydon Radio" on James Tighe Show who made us feel right at home. Apart from Liz's virus, we had a great time with some chat, he played all of our EP "The Harmony Tree" some of our inspirational tracks and we played thee new songs, with each of us taking a lead vocal. You can listen to this again from the links on the site! Plus we have been asked back later this year and I think we might be plating at the wonderful café there at sometime in the future too. The next gig was at the Grey Lady music Lounge in Tunbridge Wells, on a snowy night amazingly in front of just over a 1/2 full venue, We played in a trio which was a bit last minute with none of our fans there, we went down really well which made it all worth while and hope to be going back later this year. Next up that wasn't in the schedule, we we're contacted by James Vince to go on his YouTube show "Live in the Living Room" so we added into the next Friday went over to Ashford in Kent and recorded two songs "Washed Stones & Keeping Me Waiting " in one take each, hey! also he has booked us for the " Quiet Riot 2013" fringe show at Googies in Folkstone on the 20th of July which we're really looking forward too. You check these videos at the top of our homepage, we're rather pleased with them. if you like em' please share them out and leave a comment on there and rate them too, many thanks. The following day Liz and me (Holly was ill) went to "Meridian Radio" for a lovely relaxed time with Vivienne Lee, no playing for this one just some chat and listening to some of our favourite tunes. In a few weeks time we should have a link to a soundcloud audio of this show. Now we're coming up to our final couple of shows and what a couple of shows they were. The Tuesday after being on Meridian Radio went played at a unique venue at GJs guitar emporium run by a really nice guy John Limpus in Storrington Sussex with Gary in double bass, we did this set totally acoustic no mics it was nice intimate gig amongst all those guitars too. we had a fine time also meeting up with some old friends from playing this circuit, a great warm up for what was to be our best gig so far! This was our debut gig at the famous Troubadour club in Earls Court, London. we got there early to sound check, we we're joined by the fantastic Stephen Cass on drums for this one as well as Gary Holder on double bass. it was such a cold night with flakes of snow in the air, but after we were fed and watered and the club started to fill out, we started anticipate the warmth of a fine crowd. We were third on and while we waited on stage for the music to finish we started to jam with the songs and had a real laugh with "Spirit in the Sky" reckon we might do a version of this! We kicked of with "Keeping me Waiting" and moved straight into" Those Days nice slick change and both songs went down well after a quick word we went into "Losing Carolina" changing tempo and mood, sitting down now, we played "Washed Stones" real nice moment in the set. Time for Holly to take centre stage for our take on Dolly Partons "Jolene" always goes down well that one! another new song with Holly still on main vocals with "Girl on my mind" another collaboration with Sue Fenton. and finally the rocking "Get it Right" that got the whole audience going. to say it went well was an understatement. We have been asked back to play Headline on a Saturday in March, just sorting out a few details so watch this space! Few what a month! Oh I almost forgot we also got a bit of nice press in a leading cab trade paper TAXI, which you can check out in our new press tab on the main menu. We'll see you all on the Pimlico road for the next instalment! Keif x
Hi folks, just a quick one to let you know, we've trust finished our YouTube appearance on "Live in the Living Room" and did it in one take for both songs "Washed Stones" & "Keeping Me Waiting" they are both up on our home page http://www.pimlicoroad.co.uk
Well pleased. Come and check it out.
It was sleeting and snowing, we packed the guitars, Lemsips and a whole box of tissues! and set off to our next gig at an excellent venue called "The Grey Lady Music Lounge". The venue was 3/4 full even on such a horrible night. First up was singer/songwriter Kirsti Robinson www.kirsti-robinson.com with her guitarist - she has a fantastic voice and some cool songs. Next up was the fantastic Pimlico Road - OH that's us! We were playing as a trio tonight and our 7 songs and seemed to go down really well. The audience responded most gratifyingly, singing and clapping away to our rockier numbers and really listening to the quiet tunes like Washed Stones. There's nothing like an appreciative audience! Then came Tom Alexander Haacke www.youtube.com/tomalexandermusic - Wow quite a talent there! He kept everyone enthralled just with his voice and guitar playing and his excellent songs. Hearing such talented musicians as Tom, Kirsti and Adam (her guitarist) and the incredible Sorrel Nation www.sorrelnation.com really made it worth turning out on a grotty Sunday evening. It wouldn't have mattered if we weren't playing, it would still have been great. The tour bus next stops are on the 15th and 16th of Feb the youTube show "Live in the Living Room" and the "Vivienne Lee Show" on Meridian Radio. check the gigs section for details. onwards and upwards on the Pimlico Road. Keif x
Firstly I want to thank Liz for getting out of her sick bed to come and sing at Croydon Radio tonight. after we had dosed her up with various cold remedies, we set of and picked up Holly from the station so lots of preparation! We arrived at Croydon Radio which is part of a wonderful complex in the old part of Croydon, we were treated to some fine fare at a really cool café and met up with James Tighe and his life guard for the evening Jim Smith. After some chat we proceeded to the studio tuned up the guitars and got ready. After playing a couple of Tracks from the EP "Losing Carolina & Those Days" we had some chat with James then played a new live track "Washed Stones" which when we got the funding will be the title track for the album. Just yesterday we had a great rehearsal with Double bassist Gary Holder and Drummer Stephen Cass, playing some really cool minimal stuff just ay the end of this track that when recorded is gonna make all the difference, I digress. James has a knack of making you feel well relaxed with some more chat, then we played a brand new track, where the ink has only just dried " I Need A Miricle" where Liz takes lead vocals and in this case I thought the cold helped give her a husky voice that embellished the song. after another track off the EP "It's too Late" and more chat we played our last live track " Girl On My Mind" co written with "Sue Fenton" by this time Liz's voice had given up the ghost, so Holly and I, her having lead vocal anyway played this one. But you gotta hear this when Liz's voice is working properly, as is with all our songs the three part harmony really helps make the songs. Well I hope you all liked the show and if you didn't hear it you can go to "Listen Again" at http://www.croydonradio.co.uk The James Tighe Show. We had a really great time and have been invited back for another appearance late summer, and by then all the cold virus's will be gone and we can really get those harmonies real sweet. Moving on Gary is with us on double bass for our next gig at the "Grey Lady Music Lounge" in Royal Tunbridge Wells this Sunday the 10th of Feb. See even royalty are tuning in. ha ha! So if you're in the manor, come on down, it's a fantastic venue with some other great acts. We are we're going on stage at 8.20pm for a 30 min set. See ya there for the next instalment on the Pimlico Road! Keif x
Hi folks, just thought I'd report in and give you a quick update for first gig of the year at Honeywood acoustic club. There were some great support acts on this night with a great new guitarist to us in Mark Ben Wilson, one those player's who uses every part of the guitar to get some great sounds. Also Greg Harper a fine Sussex folk singer with some great lyrics, with his new album "Colours" check it out and Ralph Wigg providing some great comic moments. Also Mike Whiteley of the Fun Strumming Criminals put in a hard working set just before us.
We played a 40 min set, with three new songs "Keeping Me Waiting" for a new song only played a couple of times before is becoming a regular opener, "Washed Stones" which when we get around to recording the album will be the title track , you'll be able to hear this and another new track"Girl On My Mind" live on Croydon Radio on the 5th of Feb, check gig listings for details of the show, I think "Girl On My Mind" will become a regular finisher. This gig was a great work out for the coming month and got some real nice comments afterwards which is always good. I know we really had a great time in a really chilled out atmosphere. So don't forget to tune in to the James Tighe Show next week, I would put the link in but my computers on the blink and my phone won't let me for some reason. So check our listings .
See y'all on the Pimlico Road,
Hi folks, we had to cancel a full band rehearsal at last moment due a snow accident with the bass players daughter, So it was just the three of us getting ready for fridays gig at Honeywood acoustic club www.bassistgaryholder.com which we're gonna have to use as a live rehearsal. Also on the bill is a great folk singer Greg harper with his latest album "colours" you can check him out at www.gregharpermusic.com On the 5th we're at Croydon Radio www.croydonradio.com at 7pm on the James Tighe show for some live tracks, a bit of chit chat and will be playing some tracks of the EP SO TUNE IN ! it will be just the three of us and we might even throw in a new song or two. moving on to the 10th there will be a wecome return to the newly refurbished Grey Lady Music Lounge in Tunbridge Wells www.thegreylady.co.uk we got a 30min set along with 3 three other great bands, you can also get a nice bit of food there too! we shall also have Gary on Double bass with us as with all the gigs this month. Next up is another live radio show at Meridian radio www.meridianradio.co.uk which is on the 16th between 12 and 1pm with Vivienne Lee for some chat! The next live show is at a unique venue at CJs guitar store on the 19th playing amongst guitars is great for some photos and our last warm up before heading to the legendry Troubadour in Earls Court www.troubadour.com on the 20th where Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and more reciently Adel and Ed Sheeran all cut there teeth we're really looking forward to this one and will be in full band mode too with Stephen Cass joining us on drums. So if you're in and around London on the 20TH PLEASE come down and support us for this one!
You can get all the full details of the above gigs in our listings.
Well that's about it for now, hope too see you on the Pimlico Road and if you can't make a gig check out one of the radio shows.
Hi folks, I hope you all had a great Xmas & New year. After some time out to recharge the batteries, we're looking forward to the challenges ahead. Just re-strung my main guitar which is a Takamine TF 360s BK, it always sounds great with new strings on! I've had this guitar now for about 3yrs now and the older it gets the better it sounds as the wood mellows down. While I'm talking about guitars I'll tell ya about my other guitar which is a Yamaha LL6, it has a thinner neck and a brighter sound. I have had a L R Baggs active system fitted which really seems to work well. Both guitars are fitted the Waller arm rest that really stops the sore arm problems and helps get a brighter tone. Having two guitars allows me more flexibility when playing live with different tunings and to be truthful I could do with another! Moving on we connected with Vivenne Lee of Meridian Radio to finalise the details for the Saturday 16th of February when we'll be appearing between 12 noon and 1pm, so tune in for that one to find out more about us. Talking of organising, we have just rescheduled our Magic Garden gig for the 9th of May. We will have "The Doctor" Stephen Cass on drums and the fantastic Gary Holder on double bass and by the time we get to this gig we shall have plenty of new songs, some of which we shall be previewing in the next batch of gigs in February. Holly has exams this month, so there's lots of revision going on and in between she is rehearsing for a very busy February, thank goodness she's better at time management than I am. One last thing we would like to welcome all our Jango Airplay Radio fans (now over 200 hundred and rising) and please, everyone, join our mailing list and get your FREE DOWNLOAD. Well that's about it for now, see ya next time, Keif x
Well Hello Folks, this is our first Xmas together on this website and we're really proud of it and of you guys for keep coming back which makes it all worthwhile. After three years in existance Pimlico Road has come on a fair bit, from a duo playing three song sets at open mike nights to a full band playing up to an hour and a half of original material, with a website, an EP which has been distributed on iTunes, Amazon, Cd Baby, Spotify, Google Play and a whole lot more (with a little radio play too)! This year coming see's us playing more radio, and gigging at The Magic Garden & the prestigious Troubadour Club as well as performing at the Acoustic Showcase at Horsham's 400 seater Capitol Theatre. We're now on Jango Airplay Radio which is gaining us fans from around the globe which is really cool and we've also had our music listened to by the BBC's Introducing team (we're keeping our fingers crossed on that one!).
Meanwhile, we have still been writing new songs which we can't wait to get out there and play. We've also been doing some co-writing with Sue Fenton - that is a project that is starting to turn out some good songs too. Hopefully later next year, if we can get the funds sorted out, we want to record our first album. In reality, we've got enough material for two (and possibly three by then), which is a good place to be, lots of songs to choose from.
We're really looking forward to next year and to seeing where the Pimlico Road will lead us. We would love you to come too! Have a great Xmas/Holiday wherever you come from. Peace and happiness to you one and all!
That's all for now, see ya next year,
Keif, Liz & Holly
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Hi Folks, we've had a very emotional time following the death of my father and I am left feeling wiped out and needing some rest . We're a family band and it has knocked us all for six, so we have cancelled our gigs leading up to Xmas. We hope to reschedule the Magic Garden gig in Battersea for either the March or April time.
I would like to take this opportunity though to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and comments. It's at times like these that you realise how supportive people can be and how the warmth of their words can give you strength. Thanks again, it's been much appreciated.
Moving on to happier things, our EP "The Harmony Tree" is not only available as a CD from our store, it can now be downloaded from iTunes, Amazon, Cd Baby, Spotify and lots more. In this time of sadness, it is a ray of sunshine to have achieved this and will give me something to focus on as we start promoting it in the new year. It would be really cool if some of you could go to our Cd Baby band page (there is an icon link to our band page at the bottom of every page on our website), and write a review of the EP. Again, you can find the review section at the bottom of our band page there! We need your feedback and we would love to know what you think of what we have done, so put your fingers to the keyboard and tell it as it is!
With Xmas fast approaching I'll try to get another post on here to let you know how the new songs are shaping up - there are about four or five in progress right now. We already have enough material for two albums and the songs just keep coming, we just need to get the funding! So if any of you has any fundraising ideas, or a rich friend that wants to invest in a great music project, don't hesitate to contact us!
Finally, dont forget to keep coming back to the site to boost your City, Town, Village or homestead up the visitor league table. I love the stat game and by the look of it so do lots of you! Stat freaks ha ha. Also for bits of news between the blogs check "Just a Quick one" . That's about it for now, see ya'll on the PimlicoRoad.
Good evening everyone, I'm sorry to say we are cancelling all gigs in December. With the death of my Dad it's just got a bit out of hand and we needed some family time. We will do our best to reschedule as many of the gigs as possible and hope to go back to the Magic Garden in March/April 2013. In the meantime, the CD will soon be available digitally on Amazon, iTunes etc, so join us on the website (www.pimlicoroad.co.uk) to keep up with all the news. All the best and thanks for all your messages of support, Keif x
Hi folks, after a tough week with the passing of my Dad, I got back on the push bike machine and did some training to give those blood sugars a right good kicking and felt a whole lot better for it! Still a lot to do but this is the way to go. After some breakfast I checked the computer to see that we are on pre release on Amazon for the 1st of December which was a real tonic and CD Baby, iTunes, Spotify etc to follow. We've had to cancelled a gig or two which we are sorry for but should be back in action on the 20th of December at the Magic Garden in Battersea, London with some new songs as well. Thanks for your understanding in what has been e really stressfull time.
Hi guys, things are really starting to liven up. Where shall we start! well lets go with the big news - after a few format probs in the latter part of this week, we signed up to Cd Baby for all our digital distribution to get onto iTunes, Amazon,spotify, of course Cd Baby and a whole lot more. This is really exciting as it allows us to get our music out worldwide. Also we have joined up to Jango radio as a way to push our music out to as many people as possible, very cool! Talking of radio, we have just added another live appearance at Croydon Radio, on the 5th of an already very busy February, I think we'll have to rename it 'Fabulous February'. Check the gig and radio dates and you'll know what I mean.
Now moving on to gigs, we're starting to move to our next phase of gigs. Next week we're back at the wonderful GJs Guitar Store gig to unleash some new tracks on the unsuspecting public (and also our bassplayer!) but I'm sure he'll cope. This is the first of a couple of warm up gigs before we go to London's Magic Garden gig on 21st December, so if you can get down to this one we would really appreciate it, should be fun.
Also going to get some promo pics done in December and we'll put some up on here once they're done. I think that's about it for now; when we're up and running on iTunes you can be sure we'll let you know and you can let all your friends know, please!
See ya'll on the Pimlico Road.
Hi Folks, Just a short post to say thanks to all our Linkedin friends for there input into digital distribution and to this effect we have decided to go with Cd baby as our partners for this and we are hoping to sign up this tuesday. Also we hope to add another Radio appearance this week! For all the latest news on the Pimlico Road, go to http://www.pimlicoroad.co.uk 2013 is gonna be getting busy ..... Lataaar Keif x
Just up-dated the 30 day tables for all you addicts out there, so have a look and see what position your location has reached this time round.
I've been busy chatting to friends and contacts, old and new, over the last few weeks with the result that we have plenty to look forward to in the New Year. As well as the gigs I told you about in my last blog, we are now playing at Honeywood Lane Acoustic Club on 25th January (40 minute set) which will be a warm up for our fabulously busy February. We have added a radio appearance on Feb 16th at Meridian Radio and a welcome return to the Grey Lady in Tunbridge Wells on 10th February. Full details available on the website gig page.
We have also been talking to Tracey at Croydon Radio and are looking forward to popping in for a chat and a play early in 2013 so watch this space!
Keep on following the Pimlico Road
Hi folks, what an amazing couple of days! Firstly we were back, playing as a full band at Coolham and although it was a small crowd we had a great time in a double family band mode with Gary on Double Bass and his son Tom on Cajon. Without any rehearsals, Tom played to great effect and will be with us for the next few gigs, squeezing us in between schooling, and his busy recording schedule. I thought the band played well in this format and had we had a good rapport with audience (even sold a few CDs!)
Just before we went onstage at Coolham, Gary announced that we were invited to play at next years Acoustic Showcase at Horsham's Capitol Theatre, a 400 seater venue which we are really excited about playing, especially after going to watch it this year and seeing what a great show it was. We will be playing a 20min slot amongst some of the best local talent around on the 14th of October 2013. Full details of line up, times etc in a future a blog.
Meanwhile, just the day before, we managed to secure a date at the famous Troubadour club in Earls Court, on the 20th of Feb 2013. We will be playing on the same stage that Dylan and Hendrx and more recently Ed Sheeran and Adele have played, so we are really excited about that and we will have Gary Holder on Double Bass with us and "The Doctor" Stephen Cass on drums for that one. Wow! getting those two gigs has been a real coup for us, so we are double happy about that. But we ain't stopping there, we shall be working hard to add more dates to these, so watch this space!
We have also been getting busy behind the scenes sortin out digital distribution out for our EP "The Harmony Tree". It should be out on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and lots of other online stores very soon. We will be joining Jango shortly so that should mean more internet radio play (a great promotional tool) and we're working on some local radio stations too. So things have moved on at a pace in a short a short space - very cool.
We have just received our tickets to go to see The Civil Wars at Brighton's Dome next month and we are really looking forward to seeing them. They've got some great songs and harmonies which we love. Well thats about it for now ... phew!
See ya'll on the Pimlico Road.