Tuesday 29 September 2015

Merry Autumn everyone!!!
We're very excited about bonfires and knitwear!!
September has been a crazy busy and crazy fabulous month for us! With lots of headline gigs and fantastic support sets for the likes of Sam Carter and Jim Moray!

We had a brilliant day in the studio with Stu Hanna, and the two tracks we're doing with him sound amazing! We're now gearing up for the live section of the EP, which we're recording at the Redbourn Cricket Club in front of an audience made up of friends, family and the Folk Club regulars. We're very excited, and a little nervous! If you would like to come, it kicks off at 8pm this Thursday and should be wrapped by 11pm. The EP is due for release on the 13th of December and we'll be holding the launch event at Empire Records in St Albans. More details on that soon. Meanwhile, our Pledge Music campaign is finally ready to go! This will be launched THIS FRIDAY (2 October) at 4pm. We're offering you loads of really fun things, like maiden-made artwork, personalised limericks, gigs, workshops, CDs and more. The link to the page will be posted on Twitter and Facebook on Friday so head there for more!!!

We've also been hard at work preparing for our photoshoot with Elly Lucas in November and our music video shoot with the fabulous Rodeo Whiter in October. We're heading to the Southdowns with a crew and some actors in awesome costumes, and we are really, really looking forward to it!!!!

In other news, Jess has gone a bit crazy and started a really exciting new project, that we, as a trio are involved in. The Company of Players features 13 of the best emerging musicians in the folk and acoustic scene: Said the Maiden, the Sam Kelly Trio, Kelly Oliver, Minnie Birch, Lukas Drinkwater, Kim Lowings, Chris Cleverley and Daria Kulesh. The aim of the project is to write a body of brand new, original music based on the life and works of William Shakespeare, on the 400th anniversary of his death. We're spending a week together, writing and recording, and then heading on a short tour, launching at Bristol Folk Festival on the first weekend of May. We're in the process of looking for, and raising funds to help with this and we're all really looking forward to getting started. More info about this can be found on Facebook (you can find a link on STM's page) or by following @shakespearefolk on Twitter.

That's it for now!

STM 😁😁😁