The home stretch

a different thread

Our album Kickstarter is now in its final stage and ends this Sunday at 9.22am USA time (or 2.22pm if you're in the U.K.).  A massive thank you to those of you who have shown your support already, we are very close to the $7,700 goal.  Even a little donation goes a long way!

Click here to donate now and choose your reward

Here's a live video we made in Paris back in March. The tune is 'Carolina Song' and will be one of the tracks on the upcoming album.


"You're not allowed to play music here, you have to stop" said the burly security guard, holding his walkie-talkie threateningly.  We were in the old tobacco district in downtown Durham, NC, gearing up for our interview and live session on national public radio...
and trying not to get kicked off the premises!

A Different Thread

Frank Stasio's voice is a daily comfort for many Americans living in North Carolina who tune in to listen to his show 'The State of Things'. 
"Oh you brought the ukulele!" he said when he walked in and saw Alicia strumming along.
"I can't believe that's Frank Stasio" said Kaiah, as Frank walked by. Birdie let out a faint yelp.

Click here to listen to the full 15 minute slot on WUNC

And here is a short clip of us rehearsing in the studio before the interview with our guest musicians; Kaiah Wells and Birdie Baird.

In other exciting news, our album Kickstarter is currently 70% funded! We now have just 6 days left to reach our goal! 

Many of you have been amazing at showing your support since we launched earlier this month, thank you so much!

There are still some great rewards on offer, please continue to share and donate if you can!
We will be heading to the studio at the end of May to record the album.

click here to donate now

Until then, why not see if you can catch us at a show in the US south?

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Upcoming shows:

Half way there

Greetings from North Carolina,


Our Kickstarter is almost 50% funded!
We have 19 more days to make our target and get this project off the ground!



Even with the tour in full swing we have managed to find the time to work up our material with local artists.  We cannot wait to get into the studio with these talented folks!

If you are able to support us from near or far, we have rewards (and our eternal thanks) for you!
Thank you to everyone who has already donated, your support means the world to us!

If you happen to be in the US south, come find us at a live show!


Your fan,


We're making a full album!


New songs? -Check!
Awesome studio in the woods in North Carolina? -Check!
Talented guest musicians ready? -Check!
Now we just need your support to make it happen!

We are super excited to be bringing our new songs to life and we can't wait to get our new album into your hands!

With Kickstarter it's all or nothing, if we don't make our goal, we don't get a penny of the money you've pledged, if our project succeeds then we can continue to share our music with you and the rest of the world!

If you would like to donate but you're not familiar with Kickstarter, simply choose one of the perks on the right hand side of the page (on some phones and tablets, you have to rotate the screen to see the full rewards)

Project ends in 30 days!

(Oh and by the way, today just so happens to be Robert's birthday so if you are feeling generous, follow the link)

Your Fan,


Out of the frying pan and into the skillet

A Different Thread

After two months touring in the Netherlands, Belgium and France, we are switching our berets for stetsons and turning our sails to the States for a tour of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee.

We can't wait to be on National Public Radio for the first time (April 27, on WUNC with Frank Stasio), or to perform with Jonathan Byrd again (this time at The Kraken), but we're most excited about going into the studio at the end of May to record our first full length album at Arbor Ridge Studios in North Carolina!

We have decided to crowd-fund the album through The project launches tomorrow (Friday, April 6) which just so happens to be Roberts birthday(by complete coincidence, honest)!  He will be performing a solo launch concert in Lichfield at The Lounge, 9pm before flying out to America on Sunday.
Click here for the launch concert FaceBook event page

Look out for another email tomorrow with all the Kickstarter information!

Upcoming shows: 
(Click here for full venue info / timings)

April 6

April 13
Wendell, NC

April 14
Wilmington, NC

April 15
Wilmington, NC

April 19
Columbia, SC

April 20
Charleston, SC

April 25
Chapel Hill, NC

May 5 + 6
Thomas, WV

May 8
Charlottesville, VA

May 10
Blacksburg, VA

May 11
Morganton, NC

May 12
Floyd, VA

May 12
Asheville, NC

May 13
Sylva, NC

May 14
Knoxville, TN

May 15
Knoxville, TN

May 17
Asheville, NC

May 19
Saxapahaw, SC


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March Europe Tour

On the road again...


For VENUE INFORMATION please click here

We're now half way through the tour and so far it has been a blast! We have enjoyed playing with Gerson on Cello who joined us at the last minute and really threw himself at the experience.
(Alicia and Gerson met three years ago, whilst busking in Chiapas, Mexico)
We are sad to say goodbye to Gerson today as he continues on his own travels to Italy, leaving Alicia and I to finish the tour.

We are heading south from the French Alps towards the Côte d'Azur and we're looking forward to some warmer climates.

For those of you who can make it to a concert, you will get the chance to hear some of our new material as we prepare for our upcoming studio session in North Carolina this May.

Thank you for reading and we hope to see some of you at a show soon!

(keep an eye out for videos on our Facebook and see our Instagram for tour snaps) 

Your fan,


Photo credit: Rich Spencer and Sofar Sounds

The wind just changed


One of the last places in Rotterdam to park for free is the North Island.

"I guess most people don't want to walk over the bridge to get into town"  said Alicia as we sipped espresso and tried to figure out why our video chat with Gerson wasn't connecting properly.

Gerson is a cellist from Mexico that Alicia met whilst travelling there and they did some playing together. "I remember only good vibes" said Alicia. 

Eventually the signal connected and we could see his face, lit up by the Portuguese sunshine. 

"I am scared of auditions" said Gerson in Spanish. 


Along the misty canals, past the neon lights and smoky bars of Amsterdam, we find ourselves staying with Ester and her family. They have an apartment in the North which is full to the ceiling with trinkets and fascinating objects. "I hate it when I can't  find what I'm looking for" said Ester as she peered at a bookshelf, "and I hate it when men don't sit down to pee". . . 


We adapt.

On this next phase of our journey will be collaborating with new folks near and far as Isaac stays home bound in Lichfield to focus on other projects.  A Different Thread turns to Europe to share our music with some new audiences, some new collaborators and some new songs in the works. We aren't exactly sure what it is we are looking for but it is bound to turn up around one of these windy corners.


The tour of France in march is coming together, Gerson will be joining us on cello with his own take on our songs and we can't wait to collaborate with folks in NC and head into the studio come spring time. Until then, watch out for some more videos coming soon!

In case you missed it,  here is a shoot we did in Isaacs back garden, shortly before our departure from the UK.  "I'll go one cold a grey morning" the bitter sweet of leaving.

Thanks for reading,

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