The Arbour are very excited to be performing on Clive Anderson’s Loose Ends show on BBC Radio 4, broadcast today at 6.15pm. Other guests on the show include Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes, journalist/writer Paul Morley, composer Debbie Wiseman, actor Dougie Henshall, The Hot 8 Brass Band and comedy writer/producer Danny Wallace - what a line up! If you can’t tune in today, the show will be available on the BBC iPlayer.
We are over the moon to have been chosen for the shortlist from the 8000 acts who entered the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition. See the announcement here: http://ow.ly/jL9t7
This weekend we are travelling down to Pilton to perform in a live final with the other 7 acts on the shortlist, in front of festival organisers, Michael and Emily Eavis.
The winners on the night will get a slot on one of the main stages at Glastonbury Festival.
The final is for invited guests only, but will be streamed live on the Glastonbury website, so you can follow how we get on. Just go to www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk on Saturday night and you should be able to access the live stream from there - the gig starts at 6.40pm.
No matter what happens, it’s going to be an amazing experience, and we are so pleased to have got so far.
We are very pleased to announce that we are officially releasing our new single to celebrate joining Debt Records on 11th February 2013.
The single features a track called Scarecrow, which was written by our label-mate, the uber-talented Louis Barabbas. It’s a dramatic, theatrical lament of a would-be bride who dies before her wedding day.
We have also recorded a new version of our album track ‘All You Love Is All You Are’ (which Now Then magazine called “one of the most perfectly constructed and heartbreakingly beautiful ballads I’ve heard in a long time”).
We hope you’ll love them! You can hear both tracks here: soundcloud.com/bridie-jackson/sets/scarecrow-single
We are very excited by the response to it so far; it has already been featured on BBC Newcastle, NE1fm, Radio Hartlepool, and most excitingly of all, it was chosen to be played on the national BBC evening show, which goes out to every BBC local station in England.
We will be playing a few shows in the North East to celebrate the launch, including:
Fri 1st Feb, at Bede’s World, Jarrow.
Sat 2nd Feb at The Watchtower, Berwick.
and our official launch show:
Friday 8th Feb at the Cluny 2 Newcastle, with support from Beccy Owen.
Thanks for all your support, and we hope to see you at one of the shows
Bridie & The Arbour x
We Talked Again live @ Frontier Festival, Berwick (Thanks to 80 Eight Photography – www.80eight.co.uk)
We are very pleased to announce that we have joined the roster of fabulous artists on Independent label, Debt Records. You can find more about them at www.debtrecords.net.
The label is based in Manchester and we will be playing a gig in Salford on the 9th December, at the King’s Arms, where we will be joined by at least one of our new label-mates.
See you there!
Bridie & The Arbour x
p.s. We will be going into the studio very soon to record a single which will be released with Debt Records early in 2013. More news on that will follow soon!
So, our August tour is almost upon us and we are busy creating lists of essentials to take with us, in the hope that when we arrive at Solfest we are slightly more organised than we were at Muma Moonshine last weekend (where *someone* accidentally brought an extra tent instead of their air bed, and no one thought to bring a torch).
We have added an exciting headline London gig to the start of the tour - at a rather lovely venue, The Slaughtered Lamb, in Clerkenwell (see details here: www.pulluptheroots.co.uk/).
So the full list of dates for next week is:
- Mon 20th - London (with support from Stefan Melbourne and Josephine)
- Tues 21st - Northampton (with support from Rozism)
- Wed 22nd - Brighton (with support from Birdengine and Hiawatha Telephone Company)
- Thurs 23rd - Swindon (with support from The Gallant Tailors and Rumour Shed)
- Sat 25th - Solfest!