I wrote a new song a few weeks ago called Them Youths and pretty much recorded a video for it straight away on the swing in my garden, it ain't no pop video, just a visual record of sound. I like that I finally was able to find a home for the lyric 'them youths, them youths don't think about their roots'. I had wanted to use it for about 8 years but it couldn't find it's place, but I am glad I kept it nestled in the dungeon of my mind until the time was right to release it. I also wrote the song in one of the quickest times of all my songs, it's not quite able to beat Neverending Shores though.
We have a gig lined up on 1st November in The Dublin Castle, supporting Mono's other band Lunatics Lost (we love a good Mono show), and another one in the pipeline slightly further away (in distance). We are also on the look out for a trombonist as I have become obsessed with the action of a trombone.
DIGITAL CLOUDS the new Quiet Choir album will be recorded imminently. I have instead spent the summer finishing my kids book 'The Knitting Witch', hopefully more on that soon. It is very nearly done, I just need to walk along the canal from Ware to Greenwich (split over a few days), take notes of what I see and transfer my scrawly handwriting into words the kids can read. It's a sinch folks! Everyone should try it!
You can watch our set HERE as the night was lovingly filmed by Rose Red. We are on at 1hr 20mins.
Esther and Tamara will be playing the next Quiet Choir gig together, live on the internet 17/06/2018
I am very excited to announce that there are 2 new additions to the Quiet Choir family; Tamara on cello and Simon on trumpet.
Last summer, I said to Tamara (a mutual friend of our dear Phoebe), that in 2018, we would play music together. We were soon to be neighbours, (and also I had heard on the gravevine that she was really rather good)! I had never seen or heard her play before (and vice/versa) and to my luck, she agreed.
At a birthday party, few months later, I asked Zena (another mutual friend of Phoebe) if her boyfriend (who had just arrived, and who I'd never met before), played an instrument, as I wanted him to be in my band! She said that he did and that he played trumpet! Perfect! So again, I said to Simon that in 2018 we would play music together and that I also had someone on cello lined up. I had never seen or heard him play before (and vice/versa) and to my luck, he too agreed!
It is all very magical how it has worked out. Tamara and Simon are wonderful people/musicians and we are all looking forward to 14/05/18 when we have our first gig together and with Mono on drums!
We are really excited to share our music with you.
I'm very much looking forward to January as I have just got a gig supporting one of my heroes Jonah Matranga at The Hope and Ruin in Brighton on Monday 24th. I'll be joined by Kate Shields on musical saw and we'll be cutting shapes from Mean Time and from my upcoming album DIGITAL CLOUDS.