Tickets on sale now for John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett. 24th April
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Live at Patchworks, at The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham
April 24th, 2015
Tickets £12 in advance, and £14 on the door on the night, IF there are any left!
John Otway is an English singer-songwriter who has built a sizeable cult audience through extensive touring, a surreal sense of humour and a self-deprecating underdog persona.
He is a legend! His first hit was, with Wild Willy Barrett, in 1977, the unforgettable 'Really Free'. Twenty five years later his follow up hit 'Bunsen Burner' saw him hit the Top 10, and back on Top Of The Pops. A Greatest Hits also was to follow. As he said proudly: "finally got it [the 's'] on the right side of the word Hit".
Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer-songwriter… Irvine Welsh
For God’s sake buy this album...! Russell Brand
Rocks like the E-Street Band… Uncut
Into the Sea was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Neilson Hubbard and a whole host of amazing US musicians, including award winning guitarist Will Kimbrough and renowned singer-songwriters Kim Richey and Suzy Bogguss.
Dean’s music has been described as Celtic Americana with a rocky pop edge, and draws as much from his Scottish roots, especially his home town of Leith (referenced and loved by the Proclaimers) as from his US heroes. The emotional honesty in his songs shines through as he sings about people and places, love and regrets, drawing favourable comparisons with the likes of Springsteen. A gritty yet lyrical Scottish sensibility, delivered with a searingly soulful voice.
Dean’s solo career has seen him tour far and wide, including in Europe, USA and Australia. Dean is also highly regarded among other musicians and has played shows and toured with Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Joan As Policewoman, Eddi Reader, John Hiatt and Nanci Griffith, to name but a few.
In his early career Dean was the front-man of the much loved and lauded Americana band
The Felsons. Since launching his solo career he has produced 5 albums, including the highly regarded Whisky Hearts (also recorded in Nashville), New York Hummingbird (recorded in the Big Apple with some exceptional New York-based musicians) and Cash Back (Songs I Learned From Johnny) album, inspired by one of his lifelong idols, Johnny Cash.
Dean Owens is a compelling live performer and he is a regular performer at Celtic Connections (the world’s largest winter music festival), and his song Raining in Glasgow was used to promote the festival by BBC Radio Scotland.
) and includes the emotional war remembrance single 'Closer To Home' and the forthcoming single 'Valentine's Day In New York'.
Watch this space!
Our promotion of live music in Twickenham continues, now at the brand new music venue at the Cabbage Patch - PATCHWORKS. Check out the Drumfire Live page for details of forthcoming shows. All our evenings have been well supported so far and great fun, and we've been able to get previews in the local media, and one of the best live reviews you'll ever see. http://musicriot.co.uk/featured/dean-owens-the-cabbage-patch-011113/
HUGH MOFFATT 'Only Along For The Ride' CD
Drumfire are authorised by Hugh Moffatt to be the sole UK seller of his latest CD album 'Only Along For The Ride'
12 original songs, Along for the Ride, the new CD includes songs from every phase of Moffatt’s writing career. Simply recorded with Moffatt’s acoustic rhythm guitar and often adding Wade McCurdy’s bass and harmonies, and sometimes with violin, viola, mandolin, or acoustic guitar leads, this release again demonstrates Moffatt’s status as one of the most heartfelt, musical, and original of the Nashville song artists. From the folky “Juniper Canyon”, to the Southern rock influenced “Rock Bottom”, to the jazz ballad, “Cloudy”, and the anthem title song, Only Along for the Ride ranges widely in style and theme while maintaining a unifying rootsy acoustic sound. This collection will thoroughly satisfy Moffatt’s longtime fans and is a worthy introduction for new audiences.
This is the first album released by Moffatt since his 2006 Christian concept album, Songs from the Back of the Church, and is his tenth album release overall starting with Loving You in 1987. In addition, Moffatt has had dozens of his songs recorded by major artists in pop, country, bluegrass, gospel, and traditional music around the world. He is also librettist for four operas. For a complete list of his recorded and produced works please visit Moffatt’s website at www.hughmoffatt.com
Only Along for the Ride was produced in Nashville by Hugh Moffatt, recorded and mixed by Greyson Moffatt, and mastered by Tom Manche. Musicians are Hugh Moffatt: acoustic steel and nylon string guitars; Wade McCurdy: bass and harmony vocals; Bruce Sweetman: violin, viola, and mandolin; and John Peppard: acoustic steel string guitar. .
Hugh Moffatt CD: 'Songs From The Back Of The Church'
Drumfire is the official UK seller of Hugh Moffatt's 2006 release - recorded live.
"I collected these songs during two decades of writing, singing and travelling. They represent views of God and Christianity from people on the fringe of society - a far cry from ministers or theologians - people rarely found in a church at all unless receiving charity....."