We’ve been beavering away in our various living rooms and man caves to put together this new version of Phil’s song Shiloh. We’ve played it out as a trio before, but it’s been exciting to hear new parts from Frank and Mark that turn it into a full band production. There’s an as yet unresolved discussion about whether everyone should paint their recording dens green in the interest of a better visual aesthetic. It’s not so much the principle that’s the sticking point so much as agreeing on the correct shade of green. And then there’s the clothes …
A video of us performing To be Continued from our recent gig at the Beeston Canal Heritage Centre. Thanks to all who came along for a sell-out evening. The song was co-written by Phil, Jamie MacRae and Grace Morton.
Phil’s new album of original songs, ‘Skywriting’, is released on August 16th. Produced by Boo Hewerdine and Chris Pepper at Saltwell Studio, Cambridgeshire, it features Phil and Boo on acoustic guitars and vocals, together with the occasional whiff of vibes, harmonium and dulcitone.
BRIGHT AUTUMN SKY
LEAVE TO LIVE (ETCHACHAN): co-written with Ken Cox
Phil has recently recorded an album of original songs, ancient and modern,
with Boo Hewerdine and Chris Pepper at Saltwell Studio in Cambridgeshire.
Provisionally titled ‘Skywriting’, the album features Phil and Boo on
acoustic guitars and singing, together with the occasional whiff of vibes,
harmonium and dulcitone.
We hope you like it and will spend generously when we finally settle on an
Meanwhile The PLB will continue our leisurely tour of the East Midlands and
beyond with gigs in March 2019 at Café Roya, Beeston, and The Musician,
We’re delighted to keep the Cafe Roya Sunday supper tradition going. Our next gig there is on Sunday 24th March Doors 5pm. We’ll be playing songs from our latest cd, ‘The Distance’, together with a selection of other favourites.
We’ve joined forces to bring you a song for Beeston Oxjam 2018. Phil noticed a distinct lack of sea-faring songs around Beeston, and so composed a poignant shanty to complement the recent appearance of a beach just behind The Square. ‘Way to Go’ was recorded by Steve in his secret man-cave with the help of Frank and Mark. It features Simon Thompson’s outstanding a cappella group, Oldish Spice, together with the PLB and special guest Andy Inns on bodhran.