Just got off the boat from the 14th Jamcruise and still feeling wobbly. We played two sets on the Pool Deck with vocalist Charly Lowry and our horns, Mike Olmos and Daniel Casares. But the highlight might have been Bernard Purdie's two hour Jazz Lounge set on the penultimate night. Curated and MD'ed by Pete Shand, it featured a host of stellar guests including Fred Wesley and Karl Denson as well as all the members of NMS. Here's a taster, recorded on Simon's iPhone.
The Made For Pleasure Fall Tour was… well, you can find out exactly what it was like by reading Simon’s tour diary, published by Live For Live Music. We started in Phoenix on September 30th and finished in Nashville on November 7th. It’s in blog form, i.e. the last gig is first, so feel free to read it backwards. And there are lots of photos and videos. The band is currently enjoying a hiatus at home (that’s Leeds, Buxton, Menorca, Denver) before the next show: New Year’s Eve at the Joy Theater in New Orleans.
Here’s a little film made by our friend Jimmy Uddo behind the scenes at the recording of the new album in New Orleans back in January. The album is out this Friday on CD/LP/download/streaming thanks to Royal Potato Family records in the US and Légère Recordings in Europe.
Our new album is out this coming Friday on Royal Potato Family Records (USA) and Légère Recordings (Europe). Our US Fall Tour starts in Phoenix on Wednesday. Bring it on!
Big congrats to Joe and Aoife (now “Mrs Tatton”, which is easier to pronounce) who tied the knot at the weekend just 10 years after they met. The wedding reception was a very musical affair, with several different stellar line-ups performing throughout the evening. At one point there were half of NMS (Simon & Joe) and most of The Haggis Horns on stage. The highlight was of course when Aoife and Joe performed together. Joe now has just over 2 weeks to get used to married life before hitting the road for our big Fall Tour which kicks off in Phoenix on September 30th, and ends in Nashville on November 7th.
If you’ve progressed from Edison wax cylinders of your youth via the heady innovations of phonogram, reel-to-reel tape, cassette, compact disc, minidisc and digital download and have ended up streaming your music wirelessly onto a tiny hand-held device then you’ll probably be familiar with Spotify already. If not, you should give it a try. Either way, if you find our artist page and click “follow”, you’ll be notified whenever we do cool stuff like create playlists or share other music we like. It should go without saying that we still need you to buy our LPs and/or CDs - who knows how long the internet is going to last?
Thanks to everyone who came out to see us in NOLA, Fort Collins, Denver, Brooklyn, New England and Pennsylvania, and to all our talented musical guests, including Euforquestra who did such a great job opening the last seven shows & introducing themselves to many of our East Coast fans in the process. We’re back home now (in three different countries) taking a two week break before we meet up again on the West Coast to do a short run of shows in June which will take in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Oakland, Napa, Jackson Hole, Manhattan, Pittsburgh, Rochester NY and Chicago. In that order.
Check out this interview with Eddie from the Summit Daily News covering our show tomorrow in Keystone, CO at... https://t.co/yzgn42V8Qr
We’re playing Madrid, Leeds, Zürich, Hamburg and London between March 11th and 20th next year. See tour page for details!
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Panic en la Playa
Riviera Maya, Mexico
|Sun Feb 07||
Warren Station Center for the Arts
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|Wed Feb 10||
Fort Collins, CO
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2 hour live set recorded at Asheville Music Hall on May 6th, 2014 and produced by Barry2theB