Happy New Year!
We are thrilled to announce that Liz is now equipped with a Vintage V400 MP guitar and that we’re proper chuffed to endorse Vintage guitars. I’ve been gigging mine for nearly two years now and it has been rocked hard and I can’t wait for me and Liz to get our duelling Vintage on this year
Here’s our wee page on the JHS website: http://www.jhs.co.uk/justbychance.html
Updates soon with new music and tinkerings…
All the best,
Liz and I would like to wish you all the merriest of Christmasses!
A brilliant last gig of the year last night – every act was ace! We’ll be back in 2014 with a handful of dates, some new songs and Liz’ shiny new guitar ready to rock
It’s that time of year again! Fancy a nifty, prewrapped stocking filler? We’re offering 2 CDs (our EP & album) for £10 including UK delivery on Bandcamp!
Just add both to your basket and checkout – all orders will be wrapped in festive wrapping paper ready for you to tag at your leisure!
We will ship worldwide – the postage goes up a little bit for Europe and a little bit more for the rest of the world.
We’ll be playing a new song or two and it’s to raise money for the Chistmas homeless shelter in Southport. Vulnerable people from all over Merseyside/Sefton make use of this and it’s volunteer run. If you can come, please pop a donation to help cover running costs.
Following this we’re off to hibernate and record ready for a busy 2014!
Today at 4pm we had an hour dedicated to us on BBC Radio Merseyside! Here is the listen again link – good for one week today if you missed it:
The Sam Carter Trio were great last week and we also had the pleasure of playing to a couple o’ thousand people at the British Musical Firework Championship in Southport on Saturday night! Weeeeeeeee! Pop!
This evening we’re off to record an interview as part of Folkscene on BBC Radio Merseyside, the longest running folk programme on the radio! When I find out when it will be broadcast, naturally, I’ll pop it up on here and the social networks
We’re starting recording again soon after a few false starts this year, the new stuff is sounding great – it’s taken us a while to get to a happy place with it but it’ll be worth it. In the meantime we’ll be continuin to write and record through winter before hopping back on the gigging horse in 2014. Can’t wait to get playing these new songs when they’re fully cooked!
Just realised it’s been some time since the last blog post. We’re not slacking by the way – just been revamping the website ready for the next wave of stuff. Figured I’d do the boring bit now and save having to do it later!
We’ve had a couple of great, but strange, gigs of late – the bombed out church for the Liverpool International Music Festival was awesome and The Lion’s Den in Southport peculiar, rowdy, but fun nontheless!
The new songs are slowly coming together, just need some trimming and a little spit and polish and we’ll be ready to start playing them live which is where we work out whether anything needs to change before we commit to recording them.
Next date in the diary is The Atkinson (The Arts Centre) in Southport supporting The Sam Carter Trio. Can’t wait for that one, we’re investigating recording it too as the dream is to be like Pearl Jam and just record every show… One day…
PS. I love Pearl Jam.
Heyheyhey, it’s been a while! How’ve you been?
Me and Liz are squirelling away working on new songs, we’ll hopefully start recording towards the end of August and have ourselves a four track EP for you kids to pop on your stereos. We’re going super DIY with this one, each one will be lovingly hand crafted and be super limited (whilst our glue, card and glitter last…)
More updates on that as we go anyway
In other news, I’ve been busy with record label stuff and am chuffed that SFDrecords is growing slowly but steadily. We’ve just released our chum Shannen Bamford’s debut EP and in the next year we’ve some great releases due from the likes of Ed Poole and Seven Years Behind. We’ll also be putting on a few events in and around Liverpool. Plus we’re planning a Halloween compilation with exclusive songs from our delightful bunch of artists!
The next 12 months is going to be busy but we can’t wait to see what you think of the next wave of Just By Chance stuff.
Now, where’s my ice cream…?