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After what feels like years (and is actually years, specifically two of them) I’ve finally organised the James Bell Central newsletter.

This is basically a monthly roundup of all the new music and events and articles.

Could I tempt you to sign the mailing list?  Ah go on, you will you will you will you will…


A few Half Moon All Stars rehearsals ago, Calum mentioned that he had friend who had approached him with an intriguing prospect.  This being Calum, none of us were surprised, but this time it was legal and extended to the whole band.  This friend, Brian, was putting on an event in the Natural History Museum (the Oxford one, in the picture above, with the picture of the poor woman who kept trying to walk out of the panoramic shot, but eventually the camera caught up with her).  The event was going to involve scientists reading stories about their work over folk music.  Brian wondered whether the Half Moon All Stars might like to play that folk music.

But all the band heard was “Yada yada yada yada gig under dinosaur skeletons yada yada yada yada…”

And we said yes.  It will be on 10 October, in just over a week.  Tickets are available here, since you ask: Continue reading

ComingUp_smallMore live dates to follow soon, but this one first…

Tandem Festival, my new local favourite!  Gorgeous location, lots of friendly faces.  Just generally a great vibe.  And I’m not normally the sort of person to use the word ‘vibe’.

For more info click on the picture below…