I go to China for the first time in March 2015 to play 8 shows. I’ll be playing with a full band, not my usual band, but with a band who are normally based in Shanghai. Having never visited the country before it’s probably one of the most exciting prospects for a tour I’ve ever known. I’ll be travelling by train around the country, covering over 2000 miles during the trip.
Dates are as follows:
March 27th: Shanghai, Yuyintang
March 28th: Beijing, 69 Cafe
March 29th: Beijing, DDC
March 31st: Xi’an, Aperture
April 1st: Zhengzhou, 7 Livehouse
April 2nd: Xinxiang, Sub Ark
April 3rd: Wuhan, Vox
April 4th: Huainan, Wooden House
I have admittedly been talking about a third solo album for a while now, but am delighted to report that it has at last moved on from mere fanciful notion to a real live recording in progress and will hopefully be finished towards the end of the summer, ready for release early 2015.
We were all delighted with the news that RM Hubbert (or Hubby as his friends call him) was the winner of this year’s Scottish Album of The Year Award with his last album ‘Thirteen Lost & Found’. Working with him on our track ‘Half Light’ has been one of the highlights of recent years and I’ve absolutely loved performing it with him as often as we’ve been able ever since.
With collaborators including Aidan Moffat, Alasdair Roberts, Hanna Tuulikki and Luke Sutherland to name but a few, it is a very special album full to the brim with the most diverse of voices but always grounded by the unique sound that is Hubby’s exquisite guitar playing.
If you don’t already own a copy, get yourself to Chemikal Underground’s online shop and sort it out right now!
You won’t be disappointed.