AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND POETRY
CAFE KINO, NORTH BRISTOL - SATURDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2016
Here we are performing at our wedding/Sarah's 60th birthday do at Barrow Gurney Village Hall. A great time was had by all.
We would like to invite you to come along to an evening of music and poetry starting at 7.30pm on Saturday Dec 3rd at Ethe Cafe Kino in Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3RU. Tickets £5 - book table seats HERE
Cafe Kino is a busy but very welcoming venue in the heart of a thriving music scene in North Bristol.
There is an excellent vegan cafe upstairs and food and drink will be available all night during the performance.
Performers include poets Tim Vosper, David Punter and Gillie Harries (pictured below) Look out for some hot off the press poetry CD launches!
Musicians include Barry Lane and the Fridge Mechanics and two new performers appearing for the first time at our end of year concerts; jazz and soul singer Charlie Atterton accompanied by pianist Jake op den Brouw (pik below).
The evening will include poetry/jazz inventions and some jam sessions with Charlie and Jake and various fridge mechanics!
Here are Charlie and Jake recently at Art on the Hill in Victoria Park. Have a listen and see a video of them performing here: https://is.gd/85xJwI
Tickets for this event are £5 and will be available at the door.
You can also book online and reserve a seat at a table.
We hope you will be able to join us for a varied and entertaining evening of music and poetry!
Visit our new Watch section to see some archive videos of Barry performing with various members of the Fridge Mechanics at the now closed Valindra Open Mic in 2015. Some great instrumental playing from Micko, Jamie Hill and James Anderson.
There is an old burial ground called St Pauls near where we live with a solitary remaining gravestone saying 'To the Memory of Henry Larcom aged 22 years and Sarah Jane Seymour aged 21 years who were drowned at Watchet on 14th June 1859'. With a little help from my friends, I did a lot of research and discovered a manslaughter! It was turned into a song telling their imaginary story called Unusual Place to Dance which we performed with the traditional song The Water is Wide at the end. Diana Taylor, who did the Nailhouse movie, is interested in maybe making a film of this story. This prompted me to want to blend my fantasy story more into the reality of the tale. After more research into local newspapers of the time, I ended up re-writing it as The Watchet Tragedie. Hopefully, it will enter back into our set in the near future, maybe with a film? Click HERE to read the re-written lyrics.
IF I HAD THAT SHIRT VIDEO - SONGSHEET #1
NAILHOUSE - SONGSHEET #2
Some of you will have heard a new song, Nailhouse, we performed last December at the Cafe Kino an
GIGS IN 2016
We have some exciting gigs lined up for 2016. We were lucky to be approached at various gigs last year by festival organisers who kndfly offered us some appearances in 2016. Here are some dates for your diaries! It would be wonderful to see you if you can make any of them! A few other Festivals are possible, we'll let you know when dates are confirmed.
Bath Music Festival - Party in the City - Friday evening 22nd May
Later at St Michaels Church - Windmill Hill - Sat evening 11th June
Free Harmony Festival (Hay on Wye) - Saturday afternoon 23rd Jul
Priston Festival (Bath) - Sat afternoon 17th Sept
Cafe Kino Xmas Bash (North Bristol) - Sat 3rd Dec
A NEW CD IN 2016?
Lots of new songs arrived in 2015, and I am sure some more will make their appearance in 2016! Creating music and lyrics is always an amazing experience, and it means a lot to be able to share these with you and receive your responses. Our last CD was Indian Ink, made in December 2014, and we are hoping to get back into the studio toward the end of 2016 to make another. Watch this space!
A CD of new and regular songs recorded with Dutch concert cellist Mieke de Laure in December 2014. Sung and played by Barry Lane with guest appearances from the Fridge Mechanics band. Available as a CD or individual tracks via Paypal for £5 from the STORE (please have credit card ready) listen to demo tracks from the CD HERE
Cover artwork by Sarah Parkinson.
Calligraphy Mollie Meagre
Cover artwork conceived and designed by
Barry Lane and Sarah Parkinson.