It's great to be back in California after what feels like quite a long absence. After shows in SF and Santa Cruz, we play LA and San Diego before flying off to Colorado to spread more musical joy.
September 26th and 27th we play two nights at the Great American Music Hall SF, in aid of Compass Family Services - supporting San Francisco’s vulnerable and homeless families for the last 100 years. Featuring The Nth Power (both nights) and special guests Lyrics Born (26th) and Zigaboo Modeliste (27th). Details and tickets here
Pete’s Balearic summer reggae album Island Time is out now on One Note Records - available from all reputable digital music retailers! Here’s another cheeky sampler track: Loverdub Time, featuring Brian J.
Thanks to those of you who came out to see us at the House of Blues in Chicago this weekend. Sorry to those of you who missed it. We’re heading over to the New York area later this week to play in Port Chester, Fairfield and Manhattan, before flying West again to Denver. Hope it’s warmer than Chicago.
Our first show of the tour, and our first ever in Saint Louis tonight at the Old Rock House. (Thought we’d been here once before but realised we were thinking of Louisville KY, oops). We’re expecting to be buzzing about this place when we leave for Chicago tomorrow, like silly British bumble bees. Buzz, buzz, buzz. What a brilliant giant arch they have!
Phew! We just survived our 7th consecutive Jazzfest in New Orleans. The next trip, in a couple of weeks, includes our 10th anniversary gig at Chicago House of Blues on June 7th. Cali-based graphic design student and NMS fan Jesus Cueva designed this unofficial poster for that show, which we love! We’re also hitting some new (to us) places on this run: Saint Louis MO, Port Chester NY, and Fairfield CT, as well as making the annual micro-voyage on our favourite little boat in Manhattan for The Rocks Off River Cruise. On June 13th we’re playing a benefit gig in Denver for the American Transplant Foundation, followed by a late show at our favourite Denver venue, Cervantes. Then we head into the mountains for Beanstalk Festival. That’s it for now, thankyou bye.
This Saturday May 10th from 6-9pm UK time BBC6Music will broadcast our live session and interview on the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show - the only BBC radio show that consistently supports our kind of music. If you miss the broadcast, the programme will be available online for a further 7 days by clicking this link
We will be playing several live-in-studio versions of tunes from the new album “Therapy” and talking to Craig about Eddie’s crazy life on the road in USA.
We are very excited to be opening for Maceo Parker & his band for two nights at the Brooklyn Bowl London (at the O2) on Friday 31st Oct and Saturday 1st Nov.
|Tue Sep 30||
House of Blues
Los Angeles, CA
|Wed Oct 01||
San Diego, CA
|Thu Oct 02||
Hodi’s Half Note
Fort Collins, CO
|Fri Oct 03||
Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
|Sat Oct 04||
Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
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