Just saying goodbye to each other after a great run of four live shows in Northern Spain, each of which was a unique and special experience. We visited Galicia for the first time, playing on an outdoor stage for the 10th anniversary party of the Ho! Gruf (pronounced "groove") music club in the ancient Roman walled city of Lugo. Then we headed across to El Nautico de San Vicente, a beach venue and recording studio where they host three bands a day and the audiences show up without knowing who they will see. The third show was in Avilés, Asturias, for La Grapa Black Music Festival (pictured). Last night we capped off the tour with an intimate club show at Dabadaba in Donostia, Basque Country. Thanks to everyone who came out to see us, we hope to return to Spain again next year.
(photo credit: Fran Cea Photography)
Right after a great little run of shows (Saint Paul Soul Funk Festival in France, then Manchester, London and Leeds, UK) we went down to Joe's place - The Perle Studio in the Peak District - where we laid down 11 new 4-piece tunes which we hope to release on vinyl LP and digital streaming early next year. We have just parted company for 12 days but will meet up again in Madrid ready for a run of four shows on August 2,3,4,5 in Northern Spain with Lamar Williams Jr. Looking forward to revisiting songs from the Shake It and Deplar albums, as well as instrumental staples from the back catalogue.
Very much looking forward to our first visit to Baja California, on the west coast of Mexico, at the end of November to play this boutique mini-festival with our pal Lamar Williams Jr.
We are pleased to announce that we will return to Japan to play Club Quattro, Shibuya, Tokyo on February 8th, followed by Shangri-La in Umeda, Osaka on February 9th 2023 in support of our latest album release, The Deplar Effect. Further info and ticket links here
"All being well" (as my dear old nan used to say) the four-piece will be in Madrid & Malaga in September, Leicester & Leeds in October. Some ticket links are already up, see our tour page for more info.