Sent: 29 March 2006 00:29
Subject: Show of Hands Emailout March 2006
Our new studio album, 'Witness', is now mixed, mastered and manufactured.
Produced by Simon Emmerson and Mass of Afro-Celt fame it has been an absolute joy to record. World renowned for their ability to blend ethnic, acoustic instruments and modern rhythms they have taken all the SOH trademark sounds and added textures and heartbeats to produce a rich, contemporary collection of narrative songs, most of which are located in and around the West Country.
Pre-production began in Exeter at the Riverside studios in December and the recording itself at the Presshouse studios in Colyton, East Devon in January. Many of the songs such as 'Roots' The Dive' 'All I'd ever lost' and 'Undertow' were previewed in concert last year and our regular sound engineer, Mick Dolan was also involved throughout the recording process.
We have also decided to take on the machine again and release two tracks, 'Witness' and 'If I Needed Someone' as downloadable singles on Monday, May 22nd. Technology has now made it possible for independent labels to compete with the major record companies for an indy chart placing and possible radio play. You can help us again by downloading a track on itunes on or around that date. And of course there's no doubt that a review of 'Witless' will appear in the fullness of time!
The 'Witness' promotional tour begins in April, breaks for the festival season, recommences in Germany in September, and then continues throughout the Autumn.
This all builds up to an important date for the diary. The third Show of Hands Royal Albert Hall concert will take place on Sunday 8th April 2007.
Tickets will not be on sale for another month or so - watch the website for more details.
See you out there somewhere and here's to the CD, the single, the show ?and now the slog!
Spread the word.
Steve & Phil
2006 CONCERTS & FESTIVALS
Thu 6 TORRINGTON, Plough Arts Centre 01805 624624
Fri 7 TORRINGTON, Plough Arts Centre 01805 624624
Sat 8 BURNHAM ON SEA, The Princess 01278 794414
Sun 9 CARDIFF, Norwegian Church Arts Centre 0870 013 1812
(BBC Call NOW ticket line)
Thu 20 BRIGHTON, Komedia 01273 647100
Fri 21 CANTERBURY, Cathedral Int Study Centre 01227 831493
Sat 22 CANTERBURY, Cathedral Int Study Centre 01227 831493
Wed 26 RUGBY, Lawrence Sheriff Hall 01788 567338
Thu 27 HENLEY, Kenton Theatre 01628 636620
Fri 28 DARTINGTON, SW Sound, The Great Hall 01803 847070
Sat 29 DORCHESTER FESTIVAL, Maumbury Rings 01305 266926
Sun 30 SOUTHAMPTON, Hanger Farm Arts Centre 023 8066 7683
Thu 4 CRANLEIGH Arts Centre 08456 128128
Fri 5 DARTFORD, Mick Jagger Centre 01322 291100
Sat 6 SALISBURY Arts Centre 01722 321744
Sun 7 PLYMOUTH, Barbican Theatre 01752 267131
Wed 10 BURNHAM (Bucks), Bush Theatre 01628 610830
Thu 11 CHESHAM, Elgiva Theatre 01494 582900
Fri 12 MARLBOROUGH Town Hall 01672 512465
Sat 13 DARTMOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL 01803 839530
Tue 16 LONDON, The Spitz 020 7392 9032
Wed 17 BECKENHAM, ST GEORGE'S FESTIVAL 020 8663 6996
Thu 18 FINCHLEY, ArtsDepot 020 8369 5454
Fri 19 HALESWORTH, New Cut Arts 0845 673 2123
Sat 20 HALESWORTH, New Cut Arts 0845 673 2123
Sun 21 TEWKESBURY, The Roses Theatre 01684 295074
Wed 24 POCKLINGTON Arts Centre 01759 301547
Thu 25 SHEFFIELD, The Boardwalk 0114 276 7093 (local)
0870 145 1207 (24 hour)
Fri 26 BURY, Met Arts Centre 0161 761 2216
Sat 27 LANCASTER, University Chaplaincy Centre 01524 414043
Sun 28 BROSELEY Birchmeadow Centre 01952 882684
Mon 29 OXFORD, The Theatre at Headington 01865 759138
Fri 2 ST AUSTELL, Keay Theatre 01726 226777
Sat 3 EXETER, Barnfield Theatre 01392 270891
Sun 4 EXETER, Barnfield Theatre 01392 270891
Tue 6 PETERSFIELD, Bedales, Olivier Theatre 01730 711511
on sale from 24th April
Wed 7 BIRMINGHAM mac 0121 440 3838
Thu 8 HINTON ST GEORGE FESTIVAL 01460 72563
Fri 9 TRING FESTIVAL, Pendley Court Theatre 01442 824673
Sat 10 WIMBORNE FOLK FESTIVAL 01202 885566 (venue)
01202 623740 (festival)
2006 CONCERTS & FESTIVALS
Sat 8 Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens 01305 871130
Summer Family Concert
The lineup includes CHRIS WHILE,
THE JOYCE GANG, MAWKIN and MEGSON
Thu 13 GILLINGHAM FESTIVAL 01747 853514
Sun 23 TROWBRIDGE FESTIVAL 01225 769132
Sat 5-Mon 8
CANMORE FOLK FESTIVAL, CANADA
Thu 10-Sun 13
EDMONTON FOLK FESTIVAL, CANADA
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