New options for Musicians

Not too good many things can be said to have come out of the Covid crisis, but it has certainly changed the way that independant musicians work.

 

Speaking with Rick Whitehead, he said that he has formed a side project (Plains of Silence), with Saboteurs bandmate, Geoff Standeven, whilst also writing and recording solo material.

 

This creation of “side projects” is quite apparent in our local area, and beyond. One of the first to go down this road was Dave Hunt, who sidelined his own solo career to team up with Alan Grainger and form Blues Shack.

 

Adrian White, who saw his newly created Funk/Soul sextet, Skip of Fools become a victim of Covid just as they started gigging, launched a laid back/stripped back version in the guise of Whiffing the Peaches, with Trev Nimmo and Trish McKenna. WTP have recorded several tracks, with the Award winning “What yer gonna do?” now for sale as a Digital Download from the LAAMB Merch page.

 

Neither Rick or Adrian think that their side projects will go live, instead concentrate on recording and leaving the live side to their original projects.

 

Hedgehog Reality (aka Liz & Terry Martin) from Boston host a Live Stream on their Facebook Page each Wednesday at 8 pm.

 

Anton Drewery, used his lockdown time to release a solo single, “You should be ashamed” (currently riding high in the LAAMB Top 30).

 

It’s not just in Lincolnshire either.

 

The Academy of Sun, the Punk/Power Pop/Rock/ band from Brighton have several projects ongoing, with Louth expat, Nick Hudson, not only recording a new solo album, but also writing a book.

 

Kokomo joint founder, Tony O’Malley recorded several tracks with his own band plus Frank Collins, and also a couple of duets with Kokomo vocalist, Charlotte Churchman, both of which hit Number One on the LAAMB chart.

 

Perhaps, it’s a new way of working for every musician, whatever their pro status.

 

Podcasts have also become popular over the past 18 months, and I’ll cover these in my next blog.

Digital Downloads

We’ve improved the Buyer experience for Digital Download purchasers by updating the payment process to include Direct Downloads once payment it made.

 

We’ve also negotiated a lower fee rate with Paypal which mean’s there’s more of the pie for everyone concerned.

 

Currently LAAMB has 22 tracks available for Direct Digital Download, 21 by Grimsby expat, Peter Robinson, and 1 by Cleethorpes Funk trio, Whiffing the Peaches (who will have more tracks available soon). The album “Whitby Lifeboat” by Bardishish is currently available under the old, more complicated system, but that will be updraded to Direct Download soon.

 

Even though Paypal is the only Payment option available, bear in mind that you don’t need a Paypal account. You can pay by Credit/Debit Card and you will need to provide your email address.

 

Keep checking the Merch/Tickets page for more Direct Digital Downloads as they become available.

 

Poem – On Time by Michele Slatter

Time
Spent, kept, served, saved;
On our hands;
Measured by sands,
Waits for no-one.
Tea, bath, bed, story,
Spring (hey, ding a ding, ding)
Time.

 

The chariot hurtles through the sky
Day after day as time goes by
Bringing a gift, a burden, adventure;
Remorseless, relentless, bringing the future
To us who fill, kill, waste or make it
Stand still, hang heavy, fly or take it
For granted that time will heal
And the moving finger will reveal
Just who we are and who we’ve been
In the time of our lives.

 

Michele Slatter lives in Adelaide, South Australia. Educated at Durham University and University College London, she is a semi-retired law academic who has written extensively professionally and continues to undertake consultancy and research. With time to do so now, however, she also enjoys the adventure of writing ‘faction’ and occasionally poetry, and is a member of an active writers’ group.

Tickets Please..

THE FOLLOWING TICKETS are supplied by Ticketmaster, with whom LAAMB has an Affiliation and will receive a commission for all tickets sold via our links.

 

2021 TOURS:

Nothing but Thieves (August/October 2021) TICKETS

 

Courteeners – (September, 2021) TICKETS

 

Tim Minchin – Added Dates (Oct/Nov 2021)    TICKETS

 

Dr John Cooper Clarke – Whitely Bay (28 Oct. 2021)   TICKETS

 

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – (September/November 2021)   TICKETS

2022 TOURS:

Elton John – Summer Stadium Shows – (2022 dates)     TICKETS

 

Tori Amos – UK & Ireland Tour – (March, 2022)   TICKETS   

 

Eels – (March, 2022)   TICKETS

 

Aurora – (March/April 2022)   TICKETS

 

Dr John Cooper Clarke Tour – (March/April 2022)   TICKETS

 

Little Mix – extra Cardiff date (April, 2022)     TICKETS

 

Jordan Rakei – UK Tour – (April, 2022)   TICKETS   

 

Dr John Cooper Clarke – Ireland (May 2022)   TICKETS

 

Lorde – (May/June, 2022)   TICKETS

 

Dr John Cooper Clarke – Cardiff (June 10, 2022)   TICKETS

 

Limp Bizkit –  TWO EVENTS ONLY – (July, 2022  TICKETS

 

 

NEW ALBUM: Nick Hudson – Font of Human Fractures

Louth raised Nick Hudson, releases his first solo album for five years today, (30/4/21) as “Font of Human Fractures” hits the road.

Rather than writing a review, here are a couple of video’s that Nick has published, where he talks us through the album, it’s significance and where he is at as an Artist. Over to Nick:



The album can be purchased through the following platforms:

Bandcamp

Revivalry release new single

Lincolnshire Indie rock band, Revivalry, have released a new single today, March 12.

“Shame on You” is a clear indication of the progress of these young musicians, and is produced by Nick Brine.

The track was launched on Revivalry’s own Radio show and was also aired on radio in Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Book Day

It’s world book day this Thursday, March 3rd (tomorrow).

 

We’ll keep this post going for a couple of weeks to take in Mother’s Day perhaps?

 

Support local authors HERE

 

Side by Side – Selected lyrics by Robert Wyatt and Alfie Benge

 

Different Every Time  – Authorised autobiography of Robert Wyatt by Marcus O’Dair.

 

General Online Book stores:

 

Blackwell Books

 

Waterstones