A slight change of plan in the great scheme of things. As many of you know, my father has been unwell for a while and attention to his needs has severely compromised my work schedule. The P B Bands live album is still not finished and the window of opportunity to do so has now passed in order to bring it out in time for next months tour. The Band album was going out on the ‘Talking Elephant’ label. In a stroke of minor genius (!!!??) I have diverted the solo live album over to TA instead and they will now be bringing it out for me within the next two weeks. To fill the Band gap I have four good tracks mixed and ready to go and am now putting together a four track EP to go with the solo album which we will sell as package on the tour. This seems the best compromise under the circumstances and allows the complete band album to come a little later on when things ease up a bit.
The solo live album is called
‘PHIL BEER: PLAYS FIDDLE AND GUITAR, SINGS A BIT!’
We are well over half way with bookings for the sailing trips this summer. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions if you want to know more about it.
Ok Folks. Nice shiny new podcast from me with details of all the tracks on the forthcoming live solo album. We should have the album in around 10 days. It represents the current live set and is therefore a mixture of old and new material. Some of the old stuff is covered by the Box Set 1 which many of you already have so you may well take a view on this one but please remember that I’m playing to a large number of utterly new people each night and a faithful souvenir of the show is what people mostly want to take home. I spent two tears recording odd shows and have a huge backlog of recordings to fall back on so I suspect there will be a volume two a bit later down the line.
I’m also trawling the archives every now and then and collating the millions of pics we have. Here’s a truly scary one from Spain in 1997!
Thanks for turning out in good numbers for the start of gigging in earnest. Colebrook, Thorncombe and Kingsteignton were all lovely gigs and I met a whole bunch of nice folks.
Coming very shortly, two podcasts. One will be the original I did in Glasgow about the making of the box set and the second will be a breakdown of all the tracks on the forthcoming live album. Just spent very productive day with Steve K and Mark in my studio working on the big project and swapping notes. Steve has also had a good time with his ‘Grow your own gig’ series.
Next up is Shaftesbury on thursday.