NEWS

19 Sep 2020
Gigspanner Big Band - Album Launch Livestream - from Nettlebed Folk ClubAhhh back in the tell tale...

Ahhh back in the tell tale purple of the Premier Inn… Ahead of TWO Gigspanner Big Band gigs before we probably all go back into hibernation. Tomorrow at @beardyfolk & Monday a very special live stream from Nettlebed for our belated ALBUM LAUNCH 😍🥳🎶 Tickets from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gigspanner-big-band-album-launch-livestream-from-nettlebed-folk-club-tickets-118609057885

#gigspannerbigband #gigs #specialevents #reunions #sociallydistancedfun #covidsafe #concerts


17 Sep 2020
We did a gig! Many thanks to @folkinthebarn for finding...



We did a gig! Many thanks to @folkinthebarn for finding innovative solutions and keeping live music going. Feel free to get in touch if you have a COVID19 safe gig suggestion!

#gigs #sociallydistancedfun #covidsafe #newnormal #livemusic #keepmusiclive
https://www.instagram.com/p/CFPjyx4BmJw/?igshid=4wcehrxjnrpv


17 Sep 2020
Treats 🥰❤️ (Thank you to my lovely friend Lara for the...



Treats 🥰❤️

(Thank you to my lovely friend Lara for the voucher)

#inspiration #splurge #booklover #books #newbooks #raynorwinn #thewildsilence #maryoliver #felicity #georgeorwell #whyiwrite #katetempest #holdyourown
https://www.instagram.com/p/CFPXutZh1Ww/?igshid=1uume73tcffa7


16 Sep 2020
Tonight’s duo gig is sold out! But you can catch us this weekend with the legendary Gigspanner...

Tonight’s duo gig is sold out! But you can catch us this weekend with the legendary Gigspanner Big Band at Beardy Folk Festival (yes! A festival is really happening!) And then on Monday join us for our live streamed album launch - the only chances to see us all play together this year.


https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gigspanner-big-band-album-launch-livestream-from-nettlebed-folk-club-tickets-118609057885



14 Sep 2020
We’re doing a gig! Short notice on this one - but means we’re pretty confident about the...

We’re doing a gig! Short notice on this one - but means we’re pretty confident about the weather! Carefully distanced, fully covid guideline compliant and also outside ❤️ Tickets very limited so get in there ☺️🎶


THIS WEDNESDAY - CANTERBURY - TICKETS FROM

http://www.folkinthebarn.co.uk/WhatsnewInfo.aspx?id=291


With thanks to Folk in the Barn for making it happen.


#gigs #reallivemusic #events #concerts #folkinthebarn #outsideevents #covidsafe


13 Sep 2020
This happens very soon!The box office will close at Twelve noon on the 21st of September.A code will...

This happens very soon!

The box office will close at Twelve noon on the 21st of September.

A code will be sent out after that to all ticket holders, which will grant access to the Youtube channel.

You will be able to watch as many times as the footage remains online, which is great if you can’t watch in real time.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gigspanner-big-band-album-launch-livestream-from-nettlebed-folk-club-tickets-118609057885


09 Sep 2020
Two years ago already! We played a gig in Hyde Park to 70,000...



Two years ago already! We played a gig in Hyde Park to 70,000 people. Seems unthinkable now!

#bbcradio2 #festivalinaday #didagigwithkylie #yesreally #hydepark #thosewerethedays

@gregrussell93 @ciaranalgar @alicejonesmusic @jim.causley @phillip.henry
https://www.instagram.com/p/CE6ckwDhz0-/?igshid=zdaj2d1p4w4s


07 Sep 2020
This week our subscribers received a brand new song from me, and...



This week our subscribers received a brand new song from me, and downloads of guitar workshops from Phil. You can subscribe for as little as £3 a month at our @bandcamp

https://philliphenryhannahmartin.bandcamp.com/subscribe
https://www.instagram.com/p/CE1O5HEhCc1/?igshid=1mxrfg3ov9u3d


06 Sep 2020
People can’t go to the theatre at the moment - so...



People can’t go to the theatre at the moment - so @theatrealibi are bring it to them! Stories of community bringing everyone into the streets to share their tales. A very special thing to be part of ❤️
(Also check out my amazing travelling music contraption)

#theatre #streettheatre #stories #community
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEzTpFOBfqD/?igshid=16kxuoo9stxpj


06 Sep 2020
We hope you’ve been enjoying the music of @duoemiliasuvi...



We hope you’ve been enjoying the music of @duoemiliasuvi as we’ve been sharing it with you this week. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know both them and their music. If you’d like to hear more and support them further, visit their @bandcamp at https://duoemiliasuvi.bandcamp.com
(Link in biog)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEyyP4cBI_0/?igshid=oeoix01gyoj0


03 Sep 2020
Another beautiful video from @duoemiliasuvi this evening over on...



Another beautiful video from @duoemiliasuvi this evening over on our Facebook page. It’s from a showcase performance at @womex_theworldmusicexpo , and it’s just magical. Three cheers for five string violins! Take a peek and they’ll take you on a wonderful musical journey…

#duoemiliasuvi #globalmusicmatch #fivestringviolins #yesweneedtheextrastring #fiddlemusic #Finland @globalmusicmatch
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEr13qnF3lq/?igshid=6jaesnznzjrs


02 Sep 2020
Delighted to be sharing this beautiful meditative video from...



Delighted to be sharing this beautiful meditative video from this week’s @globalmusicmatch featured artists, @duoemiliasuvi
You can watch the full film over on our Facebook page, or find the link to the video in our biog. Enjoy!

#globalmusicmatch #duoemiliasuvi #team9 #newmusic #discovernewmusic #fivestringviolins
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEpGFuqlY7-/?igshid=1kcfv3vx6z09x


31 Aug 2020
It’s Week 1 of #globalmusicmatch and we’re delighted...



It’s Week 1 of #globalmusicmatch and we’re delighted to be introducing you to @duoemiliasuvi from #Finland. Their beautiful five string fiddle duets will give you goose bumps! We’ve made an introductory video to them and you can see it on our Facebook or YouTube - links in biog.

#newmusic #discovernewmusic #duoemiliasuvi
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEkEwSwhwnq/?igshid=1ax4uhbbk713h


30 Aug 2020
#globalmusicmatch starts tomorrow! We’re very excited to...



#globalmusicmatch starts tomorrow! We’re very excited to introduce you to five fantastic acts from all over the world over the next few weeks, through interviews, videos, and collaborations. @duoemiliasuvi kick off week 1 and we think you’re going to love what they do. Also coming up, @charmoffinchesband @twelfthdaymusic @darlingwest @dave_gunning STAY TUNED 🎶🥳
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEg0XPdBtnA/?igshid=1p0sxcn9iy4s4


29 Aug 2020
Sharing some VERY exciting news… Announcing our...



Sharing some VERY exciting news…

Announcing our Gigspanner Big Band Album Launch Concert, which will be streamed LIVE from the legendary Nettlebed Folk Club on September the 21st at 8.00pm!

Not to be defeated by losing our entire album launch tour, we are now playing an album launch gig instead, and you can all be part of the celebration. It will be wonderful to share the occasion with everyone, together.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite, via the Gigspanner website. Find the link under ‘News’.

See you on the 21st!
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEd1Az2B9g9/?igshid=1n9z678ltc48i


28 Aug 2020
I’m absolutely thrilled to be making some music for the St...



I’m absolutely thrilled to be making some music for the St Thomas Story Tour show from @theatrealibi
This will be a series of carefully socially distanced performances, leading (v small) audiences through the St Thomas area telling stories gathered from local residents. At a time when circumstances are limiting performance so severely, it feels especially important to be getting out there bringing much needed stories, music, and FUN to our streets! Tickets are very limited and selling fast from Theatre Alibi’s website.

www.theatrealibi.co.uk/production/st-thomas-story-tours/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEbiE_4hmNE/?igshid=cvptxzy0quhp


27 Aug 2020
Phil’s back to teaching this week - I’m listening to...



Phil’s back to teaching this week - I’m listening to him warming up for a lap steel lesson that’s clearly going to involve Space Odyssey! His pupils range from 9-99 years old; from complete beginners to really advanced levels; and from harmonica to lap steel via dobro and acoustic guitar. He has a couple of free spaces, so if you’re interested in improving your playing, get in touch: philliphenrybookings@hotmail.com

#musicteacher #music #musiclessons #lapsteel #dobro #harmonica #guitar
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEYrCBchhTd/?igshid=1tj9mnk35syzp


25 Aug 2020
If you’d like a sneak peak of our amazing...



If you’d like a sneak peak of our amazing #globalmusicmatch team, check out this @spotify playlist featuring selected tracks from each artist. Search for the “Global Music Match team 9” playlist by our team members @twelfthdaymusic - also featuring the rest of the team @charmoffinchesband @duoemiliasuvi @dave_gunning @darlingwest (and us!)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEUI-iIhrah/?igshid=1smvuslda4f5v


24 Aug 2020
We’re absolutely thrilled to be taking part in #globalmusicmatch ! This new worldwide...

We’re absolutely thrilled to be taking part in #globalmusicmatch !


This new worldwide initiative features 96 artists from 14 countries. From next week (31st August), each week, for 6 weeks, one band will introduce another via their social media platforms.


We’re really pleased to have been selected to take part by @englishfolkexpo - amongst a truly amazing ‘team England’ group. We’ve been matched with five brilliant international artists, and we’re looking forward to introducing you to them over the next few weeks - stay tuned!


23 Aug 2020
We did a gig! There was music and dancing and a pizza oven (😍),...



We did a gig! There was music and dancing and a pizza oven (😍), and it was totally life affirming. Made me realise how much tougher it has been listening to the miserable news when there’s no antidote in the form of joyful celebrations. I think sometimes when life is tough, all you can do is gather together and celebrate what you can, and that’s been missing from all our lives for so long. Thanks so much to the whole Oborne crew for having us at your excellent (carefully socially distanced) festival. It meant so much to us to play for you ❤️🎶🥳
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEOVwF8BkEh/?igshid=qpx1i6ta5guf

News Archive...

SHOWS

Mon Sep 21, Gigspanner Big Band - Live Online Album Launch, Live from Nettlebed

Fri Sep 25, St Edith Hall, Kemsing - online,

Fri Oct 16, West Kirby Arts Centre, West Kirby

Fri Oct 23, Online concert for The Old Library, Bodmin, Everywhere!

Fri Oct 30, The Live Room , Saltaire

Sat Oct 31, Alstonefield Village Hall, Derbyshire

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