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.