Well the finishing touches to the art work for the EP today and just getting the wording correct. I sent the Wav files yesterday so all being well, the CD’s should be with me at the end of the week. Anyway, this is what they will look like (hopefully).
Really pleased to read this Email from Keiron and Maureen of Hitchin folk club, what a fantastic opportunity to support a brilliant duo…pinch yourself moment!
We end October on Sunday 27th with Edgelarks, better known to the club as Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin. These two really do have everything, great voices, fabulous musicianship and superb songs. Hannah has the most beautiful, sometimes haunting, mellow voice, plays an equally mellow banjo, tenor guitar, foot operated shruti box and fiddle. Phillip certainly disproves the claim that only women can multi-task! He plays guitar and dobro, harmonica and beatbox, and stomp box, and singing, (and whooping along with the beatbox and harmonica). These wondrous skills have earned Edgelarks two nominations for Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards. YouTube Supporting Phil & Hannah will be stalwart of the local folk scene, Steve Warner. Steve is a singer songwriter from the leafy village of Kimpton, Hertfordshire. Writing and composing his own tunes and songs and performing them at many of the local folk clubs and festivals. YouTube
My new publicity arrived today. A nifty postcard advertising the new EP and a general intro to me! I’m really pleased with it and think it serve me well for the next ‘season’ of EP launch.
Iona Lane at Loughton Folk Club, support from Steve Warner
Another visit to Loughton Folk club and this time will be supporting Iona Lane. There is always a warm welcome to this wonderful folk club set in Loughton club on the very edge of Epping Forest. Kick off will be 8pm
I had my final night of my summer season at the Angels Share in Hitchin. Harpreet has been brilliant booking me for monthly slot from May to September. I have to say that live music happens because of people like him who takes a punt on people like me! Hopefully it paid off. Anyway we had a ball last Thursday and our duet of Oasis ‘Talk Tonight’ will be forever in my memory.
Today I have two gigs booked, firstly at 2.10 at the Old White Horse in Baldock as part of their Balstock festival. Playing for the lovely Denise Parsons on her Balstock Acoustic stage. Then off to Watford tonight to the One Crown for an hour set shared/supporting the wonderful David Gunawardana. It my first time to the pub so really looking forward to it! The photo was taken last night on our walk home from the pub…
Posted on Sep 9, 2019
The One Crown
Steve Warner & David Gunawardana live at The One Crown
Sep 14, 2019 – Sep 14, 2019
Free live music in Watford's oldest pub,
SteveWarnerFolk is a singer songwriter from the leafy village of Kimpton, Hertfordshire. Writing and composing his own tunes and songs. Writing in an observational style with clever lyrics and catchy melodies, SteveWarnerFolk is a confident and engaging performer, on subjects as diverse as the demise of the Luton Car industry, the trenches of the WW1, the Glencoe Massacre and the current addiction of all things technological.
It’s hard to say where David comes from. His family is from Sri Lanka and he comes from London but when you listen to his songs there is an other-worldly quality to them. It might be because of his mellifluous voice. It might be his light touch on his Martin guitar. Or it might be his beguiling tales of far-off forest glades, caves and towers, happy tribes challenged or dancing spirits. With the whispers of Gillian Welch, Guy Clarke and Anne Briggs hovering around him, he casts a spell with every performance.
Well Saturday marked the end of the Summer with a lovely trip to Frinton on Sea. It was a beautiful day, golden sand and warm sunshine. Its been a really busy couple of weeks of gigs with two sets at Bunkfest in Wallingford, a Sunday afternoon for Denise at the Golden Lion in St Albans and last night an hour set at Colindale Folk club. On top of all this Dan has sent the completed masters for ‘Cars’ (first track of the EP)with more to follow in the next week or so. I’m looking forward to this weekend as I return to Balstock and make debut at the One Crown in Watford. Happy times!
Spent the day with Dan Wilde at Gladeside studio putting the master vocals to all four tracks. I was really pleased at the mix and looking forward to hearing the backing vocals going on next Tuesday. It has been a long journey to get this far, but I am really excited that by September we will have a great EP out on all streaming platforms and physical CD out to purchase at gigs. Thanks for sharing in the journey.
Having a fantastic time south Devon on the family holiday in Bantham and on Sunday night the sky over Burgh Island was absolutely stunning. I was reminded of the Ben Howard’s EP ‘Burgh Island’ and the atmospheric track ‘Esmerelda’ certainly did the view justice!
An enjoyable evening was had at Niche Comic and bookstore on Thursday night. Angela and boys run a lovely independent bookstore on Huntington High St. They were so warm and welcoming to me as a performer and provided free drinks and snacks for the audience all evening. It was a lovely summer evening so we de-camped to the garden for two 45 minutes concerts with refreshments in the interval. It was so great to see the audience swell as the evening went on and the listeners were very kind and complimentary; it was so great to meet so many of them in the interval. Although this was a free event, Angela put out a box for donations which I was pleasantly surprised by. It’s people like Angela and her boys that keep live music going, thank you for all those who came along and made the evening a special one.