Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Midnight Mango agency now booking for us

We are very excited to announce that the Midnight Mango live music production company has taken us on for live bookings. MM's Zac Peters was kind enough to drive all the way up from the south west to see us play with Dodgy in London in October and we all got on great, so we're really looking forward to a long, fun and fruitful partnership with MM. Zac, who also works with the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury, the Great Escape and SXSW,  is booking a UK tour for us in early 2012 which will coincide with the official launch of our album, Liberation. If you want to book the band for a show, you can get in touch with Zac on +44 (0)7837 681905 or via email here. MM look after a load of wonderful bands and artists including Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds, The Selecter and Neville Staple of The Specials and also book events with the likes of Dodgy, Lau, Chris Wood and Ruarri Joseph. Onwards and upwards, people...

Friday, November 11, 2011

First festival booked for 2012: Lakefest

It feels like the festival season has only just finished, but we are already booked in for another weekend of madness at the start of next summer and looking to book up plenty more slots to make up for the absence of Glastonbury in 2012. So, on Saturday May 19, we'll be heading to Gloucestershire to play at the picturesque Lakefest alongside the likes of The Levellers, Reef, Dodgy and Miles and Erica from The Wonder Stuff. The festival takes place at the Croft Farm Waterpark in Bredons Hardwick near Tewkesbury. Camping tickets for the weekend are priced at £79 for adults and £49 for children aged 11 to 15. More details can be found here.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

British Virgin Islands tour with John Blood, supporting John Legend and UB40

Smoke Feathers will be heading out to the beautiful British Virgin Islands at the end of November with our good friend John Blood for a very special mini-tour, including a prime time slot supporting U.S. soul star John Legend and UB40's Ali Campbell at the 50th anniversary celebrations of the BVI National Parks Trust. We are going to be playing a variety of stripped-back acoustic and full band gigs across the islands between November 19th and November 27th, with charity fundraisers for Sailability and the BVI Special Olympics team and guest spots at some of the best venues in the territories including Leverick Bay Resort and Marina and Captain Mulligan's. The tour builds up to an all-day Smoke Feathers beach party at Big D's in the top surfers' resort of Josiah's Bay on November 27th. Here's the agenda:

19 Nov - Captain Mulligan's, Tortola
20 Nov - BVI Special Olympics Fundraiser, Fat Virgin Cafe, Virgin Gorda 
20 Nov - Leverick Bay Resort and Marina, Virgin Gorda
23 Nov - Sailability Fundraiser, The Boat House, Tortola
26 Nov - w/John Legend & Ali Campbell, National Parks Trust Concert
27 Nov - Smoke Feathers On The Beach, Big D's, Josiah's Bay, Tortola

With Stu away playing bass for Dodgy on their UK tour, the mightily talented singer-songwriter John Blood has kindly stepped in to fill his shoes for the BVI trip. Alongside material from our forthcoming debut album Liberation and a load of other Feathers favourites, we have managed to persuade John to play some of his finest works in a first of its kind Feathers-Blood mash-up. A camera crew and photographer will be following us around out there to record our adventures, so stay tuned for updates.