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.
Way to Go is available from our Bandcamp page with all profits going to the wonderful Beeston Oxjam Takeover music festival that is raising funds for Oxfam.
We’re more than a little bit thrilled to be supporting the stunning Scots band Old Blind Dogs at The Old King’s Head, Belper on Saturday 29 September. Get your tickets here before they sell out.
You are warmly invited us with our good friends Carmina at the Maze on July 8th. Tickets £10.
Tickets re available online here.
Carmina began their career in Bristol in the 1990’s; since then they have toured all over the world and recorded five albums, two of which were produced by Irish music legend Donal Lunny. Their music is an intoxicating blend of Celtic-inspired themes and jazz improvisation, woven together in powerful original songs. The line-up for the Maze features the band’s founder members and songwriters Pippa Marland (vocals, saxes, whistles) and Rob King (acoustic guitar, bodhran) with long-time Carmina member Paul Bradley on vocals, acoustic and electric guitars. The trio will be playing material from their new album ‘Landmarks’ along with other songs from their extensive repertoire.
‘Glorious… gorgeously haunting’ – Time Out
Catch up with Phil’s account of his trip to Moniack Mhor where he wrote The Distance – the title track of our new album.