Will Varley, the Kingston based troubadour has had to cancel his performance in Devizes on Friday November 7th, but has offered to reschedule for later in the year.
I apologies to all of those who were super excited to see him, we were too, but we’re hoping to announce a December date later this week.
Now performing on November the 7th will be Shaun Buswell on his small jaunt with Swedish indie pop act, Last Box of Sparklers. See Shauns words about them below.
Led by Erik Gunnar Nyberg, created in 2011 when his former band, the soul pop outfit The Flaming Moes, combusted. Putting the fast-paced pop songs to rest, he slowly started crafting a wider variety of slower and more pronounced indie pop music, still with one foot in the Swedish melodic language, but now with more attention to production detail than before. This has resulted in 4 EPs, one album, and the recent double-sided single, “Cat Power Girl / G R O W L ! ! !” Erik has recently started performing his songs live, usually with just his quiet voice and his Squier Jaguar guitar.
Those of you who have any form of memory and passing interest in Devizes music, will remember Shaun from his performance in Devizes earlier this year, at St Mary’s Church. Shaun will be performing with a version of his normal band, with various musicians playing unplugged to give a really natural feel.
Entry to the show is still FREE and will still present the highest quality of original, live music going. Beat that.
In other news;
A HUGE thank you to all who came to the anniversary shows in Swindon (Decade) and Devizes (Jonah). They cost a lot to put on and we broke even. Thanks to everyone who bought the t-shirt, you can see a regularly updating gallery of “Mooshs in tshirts” over on our Facebook page. You can still pick up tee’s over on our Bandcamp. There will be a review of the Decade show over on MixtapePress very shortly, while there is a live recording of Jonah on our Soundcloud.
SOLEMN SUN MAKE a return: One time Fantasy Radio sessionists and regular Sheer performers / favourites, Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun, changed their name and released a new EP. You can read what fellow co-promoter Rob Escott thinks about it over at The Colour Of Vinyl. Personally I don’t quite see what all the fuss was about over the change of name, but perhaps this is just the beginning. Go wrap your ears around it anyway and judge for yourself.
DAVE McPHERSON ticket sales continue to trickle through via SeeTickets but we haven’t had a sausage from WeGotTickets – Either way, as ever with these things, tickets are from outside of the area – I am always genuinely impressed to see where people travel from for shows. I guess it’s not rocket science to appreciate that, since I travel for shows myself. Anyway, we have people from Bath, Bristol and Frome currently making the trip to Devizes. And I thank those who have already bought tickets – though they’re unlikely to read this.
AND finally, Devizes Festival committee meetings have kicked off again – We are looking for new members, potentially for someone to take on our contract responsibility? If that sounds like a direction to want to work in, drop me a message. Otherwise we have started programming for 2015, and it’s looking strong already!