Tonight! Birmingham gig supporting Those Pretty Wrongs

at The Kitchen Garden Cafe in Kings Heath, Birmingham! 

This acoustic duo consist of Jody Stephens and Luther Russell. 
Stephens may be best known for his time as the drummer in the legendary act Big Star, and Russell was part of the early-90s indie-rock band the Freewheelers. Here they are doing a classic Big Star tune!

This is a great opportunity for us to make a good impression at this renowned local venue so come on out and show your support! 

Last weekend we were in Devon for Dart Music Fest
CLICK HERE to view the blog post about our adventures!

Photo by Sarah Howe

Photo by Sarah Howe

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ADT

Blues Bomb! + May Tour Dates

On monday we played a show at Mr Wolf's in Bristol and we got 'blues bombed' by the Bristol Blues Dancers!

We were about to go on stage and there were only a handful of fans in the audience and then all of a sudden the room filled up with amazing dancers!

It was hard to keep my jaw from dropping.  
We're looking forward to playing a blues set for them on 12th June at Pata Negra.

Speaking of mouths, we are excited to be returning to Dartmouth this weekend to play during the Dart music festival and kick off our shows for May!

May 12 Fri
Newbold Methodist Chapel
Rugby

May 13 Sat
The Seale Arms 1.30pm
The Floating Bridge 6pm
Dartmouth

May 14 Sun
The Cherub Inn 1pm
Dartmouth
The Ship Inn 6pm
Kingswear

May 18 Thu
Apples & Pears Bar
London

May 20 Sat
Lichfield Kitchen Fest
Lichfield

May 21 Sun
Kitchen Garden Cafe
Birmingham
(Supporting Those Pretty Wrongs)

May 25 Thu
The George Tavern
London

May 26 Fri
Amersham Arms
London

May 29 Mon
George IV 2pm
Lichfield
Lichfield Fringe Fest 3pm
(Beacon Park) Lichfield

May 30 Tue
The Marr's Bar
Worcester
(supporting Lisbee Stainton)

For more info on shows visit our website at www.adifferentthread.com/tour 

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ADT

We're on the radio tonight @ 8pm!

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Live session and interview on David Roberts' show at 8pm tonight on Meridian FM

Tune into 107 FM if you are listening in the following areas:

East Grinstead, Ashurst Wood, Crawley Down, Copthorne, Dormansland, Domewood, Felbridge, Forest Row, Lingfield, Newchapel, Sharpthorne, Turners Hill, and West Hoathly.

or listen online here

 

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A Different Thread

Vote for us to play the Isle of Wight Festival!

I remember my dad showing me the DVD 'Isle of Wight' fest from 1970 for the first time and it really blowing me away. I watched artists like Joni Mitchell, The Moody Blues, The Who and Free performing to the thousands upon thousands of people and thinking "I want to do that".

Well now we might just have a chance!

This management website has launched a competition to feature a new band on the 'New Blood' stage at the 2017 Isle of Wight festival and we need your vote!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW! (you will need a facebook account to vote)

Please spread the word by sharing the link on social media if you can.

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A Different Thread

The Fantastic Light Ship!

Photo by Emilie Barbier

Photo by Emilie Barbier

The VIP party on the John Sebastian was a corker of a night!

The 130 year boat is a magical venue, it smells like old wood and teak oil, and you can hear the harbour water lapping at its sides.  Maybe it was the booze, or the dancing, or some combination of both, but we all had our sea-legs on as the boat rocked with us all night.

'Moody Will and the Roll' kicked off the evening with some great tunes, and we are looking forward to them playing with us again this Saturday for the EP launch gig at the Lansdown in Clifton, Bristol! (get tickets here)

Part way through the evening Alicia Best joined us on violin and vocals (we are exploring our sound as a trio,) and as one person wrote; your voices blend like milk and honey.

We set up a typewriter on our merchandise table so that our crowd-funding campaign donors (and other VIP guests) could type anonymous feedback about the evening's events.  We will continue to use the typewriter at gigs for our email list and general feedback (perhaps some of you signed up for these emails via typewriter!)

In Dartmouth between shows and some busking, we hiked out by the coves and filmed this live video on the seaside cliffs.

Our gig on Tuesday in Birmingham marked five shows as a trio, in as many days.

 

Our Bristol EP Launch Show

We would love to see you at our EP launch gig in Bristol on Sat April 15th at The Lansdown in Clifton. We are excited to be featuring The globe trotting songstress, all the way from the USA - Alicia Best! Hosted by the tremendously talented - Larkham and Hall AND featuring The Young and Rambling Bristol duo - Moody Will and the Roll.

All live in person for one night only! An intimate evening of Folk, Blues, Americana.

Oh and maybe a Murder Ballad or two...

Tickets are £7 each and the money from the tickets gets shared between all the performers.

The atmosphere is cosy and we maxed out our last show here so get your tickets on Skiddle.com while they last! 

GET TICKETS HERE!

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE!

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Weekend recap

Friday's show was a blast!

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We had a great time on Friday at the George IV in our hometown and as a result, have been offered a slot at The Lichfield Folk Festival this October! 

Photo by Baz Scoular  

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We used a similar set list for last nights show in Notting Hill at Mau Mau bar, which we thoroughly enjoyed despite the fact that Robert didn't have his harmonicas!

We will be back at Mau Mau bar this summer. 

We even had time to squeeze in a bit of browsing at the famous Portobello Market.

For info on our upcoming shows, visit  www.adifferentthread.com/tour

For info on our upcoming shows, visit 

www.adifferentthread.com/tour

Big Crane music Video out Tomorrow!

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It's a cool night in Antigua , Guatemala. The volcano, Fuego, is erupting softly in the distance and the cobbled streets are almost empty. 

The stage is set

"Action!" 

I conceal my dictaphone in my coat, I can hear the bells at the Merced church begin to ring and the familiar opening riff of the song comes drifting out of my inside pocket...

"Big Crane heard my shout, Big Crane gonna lift my doubts"

The video for "Big Crane" is coming Tomorrow!

Make sure you pre-order our EP "Home from Home" on iTunes or Amazon.co.uk where you get the single download straight away!