The Distance

We are delighted to announce that our new album, ‘The Distance’ is now available from Folkwit Records. Produced by Steve Benford, it features the full band on a selection of original songs by Phil. Cover photography is by Max Langran, and artwork by Tom Partridge.

Tracks include ‘Time’s Dark Wing’, ‘Sky Gathering’ and ‘To Be Continued’, the latter co-written by Phil with Jamie MacRae and Grace Morton at Moniack Mhor.

 Here’s a few comments on the opening song ‘Time’s Dark Wing’

“Oh that is lovely. A good song and very moving performance. I am very pleased to have listened to that before bed.” – Teddy Thompson

“That’s a great tune. Prine & Van Zandt would approve!” – Roddy Woomble

“I love that song so much.” – Kathryn Williams


the distance coverFor words to all the songs go to the lyrics page.

Café Roya gig

PLB at Korks Otley 2017

Our cd preview gig at Cafe Roya on Sunday 12th November is now sold out. If you’ve made a reservation but find you can’t attend please contact Roya on 0115 9221902 as we now have a waiting list.


Cafe Roya – 12th November


We’re delighted to keep the Cafe Roya Sunday supper tradition going. Our next gig there is on Sunday 12th November  Doors 5pm. We’ll be previewing tracks from our new cd, ‘The Distance’, and will have some pre-release copies on sale. Admission is £12: including a delicious, mild Sri Lankan daal curry with rice, salad, flatbread and chutney. Call 0115 9221902 for bookings.


Oxjam 2017


We’re very much looking forward to playing at Beeston’s Oxjam Takeover 2017 music festival on Saturday 14th October. We’ll be playing at the Star Inn on Middle Street at 4:50PM. Festival tickets are £8 in advance or £10 on the day. Details including the programme and a link to buy tickets are on the Beeston Oxjam website. Oh and this was the view from the stage two years ago!