From: jason robbins
[tofutastic_at_hotmail_dot_co_dot_uk] Sent: 03 October 2009
11:55 Subject: FW: TWILIGHT FOLK PRESENTS..THE LEISURE SOCIETY LIVE AT
ORANGE STREET MUSIC CLUB SUNDAY OCTOBER 25TH-1.00pm
Hi people, Not content with one gig already this month (see previous
mailout), we have another for you-as part of the CANTERBURY FRINGE FESTIVAL, we
very proudly present....please note, this is an AFTERNOON gig due to the
pressures of booking during the festival, doors opening at approx. 1.00-you are
advised to book in advance, as our last gig (CIRCULUS) had SOLD OUT before the
doors were opened...tickets can be pre booked (at £10) from me, or bought from
the club (01227 760801).
TWILIGHT FOLK CLUB
PRESENTS as part of THE CANTERBURY FESTIVAL- IVOR NOVELLO
AWARD NOMINEES......... THE LEISURE
WITH SUPPORT FROM JON
WOODE LIVE AT ORANGE STREET MUSIC
CLUB, SUNDAY OCTOBER
25TH STARTS 1.00 PM TICKETS £12/£10
The story of the Leisure Society began in Burton-Upon-Trent when Nick
Hemming formed a band with Shane Meadows, Paddy Considine and Rich Eaton.
Meadows and Considine would later go on to successful careers in film while
Nick, in his own words, would spend a few years ‘working to support a music
After having contributed a couple of scores for Meadows’s films
(A Room For Romeo Brass & Dead Man’s Shoes) under The Leisure Society
moniker and a stint in The Telescopes, Nick found himself in London where he
ended up sharing a flat with fellow Burton exile Christian
The pair began writing together and playing in a number of
bands – Nick would join Brighton bands Sons of Noel and Adrian and
Shoreline and both would play in Christian’s band Christian Silva. It was
through Nick’s Brighton connections that they met and began working with the
Willkommen Collective, a loose collection of Brighton based musicians promoters
and artists - it was from this collective that they drew the musicians who
formed the permanent line-up of the band – Mike Siddell, Will Calderbank,
Helen Whitaker, Bas Hankins & Darren Bonehill.
By the end of 2008
the pair had written and recorded almost 30 songs, 11 of which would end up on
their debut album, The Sleeper. Produced and mixed by Christian and Nick,
the record was initially self-released through the collective's own Willkommen
Records. The first couple of singles from the album, The Last Of The Melting
Snow & A Matter Of Time, picked up considerable radio support
from the likes of Radcliffe and Maconie (where both were voted ‘record of
the week’), Zane Lowe, Marc Riley,Lauren Laverne, Dermot O’Leary, Bob
Harris and Elbow's Guy Garvey.
In April 2009 The Last Of
The Melting Snow was nominated for an Ivor Novello award. Guy Garvey
named it his favourite song of 2008.
Now signed to Full Time
Hobby, they have just re-recorded album track Save it For Someone Who
Cares, which will be released as a single and included on a special bonus EP
accompanying the re-released album in October.
pastoral debut." MOJO **** "Wonderful" Observer Music
Monthly **** "An autumnal mist of British Bank Holiday ennui surrounds
Nick Hemming's literate meditations." The Times **** "Music to
cuddle up to, music to clutch yourself to, music that is, as Jimmy Webb might
say, necessary. This is a band that could well be the sound of
2009." Maverick Magazine **** "A lovingly crafted, tender folk
record that will secure them as a named brand on the shelves of pop. The love
affair begins." Ragged Words "Magical... shimmers with loveliness"
Word Magazine "This is a record of extraordinary depth that stays
with you long after the final notes have faded." Notion "Fragile,
beautifully orchestrated and restrained." The
Guardian "Unflinching clarity and a sense of longing...a uniquely British
take on Americana; almost as if Scott Walker or Nick Drake had 'gone country',
making music for coalminers rather than cowboys." The Independent On
Sunday 9/10 "As moving as Elbow, as stirring as The Delgados, it's
wholly magical." Teletext 8/10 "Genuinely beautiful...
timeless." Fact Magazine "Album of the day : 24.03.09" BBC
6 Music "Album of the week : If it doesn't get a Mercury nomination then
I'm a monkey's uncle" Tuna The Day.com "Album of the week : A
perfect and timeless album of wintry romanticism that will warm your
soul." Rough Trade..