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‘The Cakes’ have just uploaded some new video footage to their YouTube Channel – both of a recent live gig and some of rehearsals, but all featuring our newest member, Mr Ewan Cameron.

King Alfreds Cakes's YouTube Channel

King Alfreds Cakes's YouTube Channel

The footage is unashamedly ‘raw’ (and we look decidedly grumpy in the rehearsals but only due to the pressure of ‘red light fever’!) but hopefully give one an idea of how the band now sounds with our fourth member.

The Channel can be found here >>

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Further to my post of yesterday, here’s a quick shot of the new ‘Cakes’ line up, featuring our newest member Mr Ewan Cameron (second from left)…

New line up Cakes

New line up Cakes

This was taken at a small ‘taster gig’ we did last week or so just to ease him in gently!

www.kingalfred’s cakes.co.uk

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(Apologies for the scarcity of posts recently – have been a bit laid up with a damnable bug over the last three weeks or so…)

Anyway, just to say that the folk trio (now a quartet!) I play in, King Alfred’s Cakes, are doing a gig at my local arts centre this coming Friday (3rd Februaru 2012) if anyone is in the vicinity and fancies popping in…

We are playing at the second of a new night of monthly folk events (“First Fridays at the Maltings“) at the Maltings Arts Centre, a great arts venue right in the heart of St Albans.

'First Fridays' at the Maltings Poster

'First Fridays' at the Maltings Poster

Click this link to download a PDF of the poster: MaltingsPoster V1>>

In addition to ‘The Cakes’ (featuring our new member Ewan Cameron on flute, whistle and clarinet!) will be a support slot from New Roots finalist Simon Stephenson (guitarist and singer), as well as a special guest appearance from Gerald Roberts & Alan Andrews for a few tunes…

Doors open 7.30 ish and the music gets going at 8.00pm. The is a very nice bar area, and of course our CD ‘The Ships’ will be on sale!

Venue address:
The Maltings Arts Theatre, Level 2, The Maltings, St Albans, Herts AL1 3HL
More details on all the artists appearing can be found from the following sites: 

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Navaro album launch gig

On the tiny off-chance that anyone is in St Albans on 26th January, here are some details for the forthcoming Navaro album launch gig…

Plans are afoot to play a load of the new songs off the album, as well as some old favourites from the back catalogue. Special guests are also threatened to appear…

Navaro gig

Navaro gig

As ever, more details from the band site here >>

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My extremely talented friend David Bruce has just sent me a link to the following video >>.

David is a composer of some renown and has recently been involved in composing some ‘steampunk music’ – not only that but he refers to me as the person that introduced him to the term (not actually by name admittedly but he tells me it’s me – about 1.39 in for those that are interested…).

There is lots of interesting stuff in there and some great bits of artwork on show >>

There is also a full video of David’s piece, and a bit more information about the piece, on his site here >>

steampunk video featuring David Bruce's music

steampunk video featuring David Bruce's music

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My mate Gerald, who I play with in the Batkin, Roberts & Andrews trio, has just been made ‘artist of the month’ on the K+K Sound’s website.

Gerald Roberts

Gerald Roberts

He has recently fitted one of K+K’s fantastic pickups in his lovely nylon string guitar and is clearly pleased with it! Read the article here, or visit his music page here >>

Gerald is a wonderful player and he richly deserves more people listening to his music – result!!

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So, on the morning of the Folk Festival our first box of King Alfred’s Cakes CDs finally arrived – phew!

Here it is in all it’s shrink-wrapped loveliness:

The Ships!

The Ships!

Here is a slightly more composed shot of the whole package and Karen’s excellent job on the artworking. I hope to get some sound clips and full details of how one can obtain it on the official King Alfred’s Cakes website asap:

King Alfred's Cakes - The Ships CD

King Alfred's Cakes - The Ships CD

The day of the St Albans Folk Festival was unfortunately awful in terms of weather, but the audience determinedly sat through most of the downpours. We still had a great day – here is a shot of us on the stage…

King Alfred's Cakes on stage

King Alfred's Cakes on stage

And here is a shot of me and my mate Trev discussing the local beer – I do not look impressed!!

Beer!!

Beer!!

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