Here at Moneypenny Towers we’re enjoying the lovely warm weather and getting out and about as much as possible to explore and have new experiences, both musically and geographically. That’s not stopping us booking some great acts, however, as we are creating some great tours and adding some fantastic new signings to our roster. The new acts we’re now handling (in alphabetical order) are the following:
BAP KENNEDY – www.bapkennedy.com - I first worked with Bap many years ago when he was fronting the group Energy Orchard and then when they folded we went our separate ways so it’s great, for me, to be working with such a talented singer / songwriter / performer once again! He’s got a brilliant new cd available now “The Sailor’s Revenge” out on Proper Records that’s been produced by Mark Knopfler no less and features Mark and his whole touring band as Bap’s backing musicians. Now we’ve been asked to book UK and European dates for Bap and his trio for late January – early February 2014.
GAIL DAVIES – www.gaildavies.com – When Gail first reached out to me regarding us representing her I was taken aback as to how talented she is as a writer, performer and producer – in fact she was the first female producer in country music, not a mean feat! Here’s what some of her contemporaries have said about her:
“I have been a fan of Gail Davies for over 30 years. There is no denying the talent of that woman on every level as a writer, singer and producer.” – Emmylou Harris
“Everybody in the world loves Gail Davies, especially in my world. She is one of the most talented and wonderful people I know. I will always love her.” Dolly Parton
So, it’s with great excitement that we’re booking her UK tour for November 7th – 19th 2013 and look forward to hearing from all interested venues and promoters.
JIMMY LaFAVE – www.jimmylafave.com – Many of the promoters I regularly work with have often mentioned Jimmy’s name to me and said they wished he come to the UK and Europe, again and more often. So, it’s with great pleasure that I can say we are seeking dates for him this September between 18th – 28th to follow on from dates he has in Holland. These shows are with his current band so everyone is for a great treat and a wonderful evening with one the finest current country / Americana singer- songwriters.
SADIE & THE HOTHEADS – www.sadieandthehotheads.com – Every so often you come across a uniquely talented performer who can excite and intrigue in many mediums and Sadie is such a one as in her “day job” she’s better known as Elizabeth McGovern aka Lady Cora in the UK ITV television drama series “Downton Abbey”. Since discovering her musical talent and forming the Hotheads around her Sadie has toured the UK, performed at the Isle of Wight, Cornbury and Montreux Jazz Festivals as well as being invited by Gretchen Peters to be her special guest when she played the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London on her March ’13 tour. Now, in conjunction with John Giddings and Sarah Sherlock of Solo Agency, we’ve been asked to book another UK tour this November and dates are starting to become scarce, so book now to avoid disappointment!
SONS OF CREAM – Yes, you’ve read the name right this is Sons Of Cream and NO they’re not a tribute or cover band as there’s real genes in their blues! Kofi Baker, son of Ginger Baker, and Malcolm Bruce, son of Jack Bruce, have joined forces with guitarist Will Johns (son of legendary producer Andy Johns and nephew of a certain guitarist called Eric Clapton!!) to bring the sound of their respective fathers and uncle legendary band The Cream back to life and they do it with all the aplomb, gusto and brilliance that you’d expect! A short UK tour in April proved the audience is there to see and hear Cream once again as a number of the dates sold out in advance and now they’re back this November for a performance at the legendary 100 Club, London on the 12th and a foray “up north” to Fibbers, York on the 13th. A full scale return tour is being booked right now for between February 6th – 23rd and currently we only have a few remaining! So, don’t be disappointed get them to your venue now.
In addition to booking tours for those new clients we’re also taking bookings for these acts as well:
AMY WADGE & PETE RILEY www.amywadgepeteriley.com – UK November & December 2013
BEN GLOVER www.benglover.co.uk – UK & Ireland late September to mid-October 2013; April 2014
BRUCE COCKBURN www.brucecockburn.com – Europe & UK October to mid-November 2013
CARAVAN OF THIEVES – www.caravanofthieves.com – UK January & February 2014
CARMEL – www.carmelofficialmusic.com – UK October 2014
DAVID BROMBERG & LARRY CAMPBELL – www.davidbromberg.net – UK & Europe January & February 2014
GRETCHEN PETERS – www.gretchenpeters.com – Ireland October 2013
LYNNE HANSON – www.lynnehanson.com – UK & Europe May 2014
PERE UBU – www.ubuprojex.net – UK November 2013
STEVE FORBERT – www.steveforbert.com – UK & Europe late March to mid April 2014 **
VARIETY LIGHTS – www.varietylights.net – UK & Europe November / December 2013
WILLIE NILE – www.willienile.com – UK & Europe November / December 2013
Where we already have confirmed shows for an act these are listed on their page(s) and on our gigs page. If we haven’t listed a tour period for an act it means we’re waiting to be told by them, or their management, what the plans are for live work. BUT, if you have an enquiry about any of our acts please either email us via the contact page or give us a call on one of our number.
** booked in conjunction with Adastra Agency
Thanks very much and we look forward to hearing from you, soon!
Nigel Morton & Ruth Gordon
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