Broken Arrow: Hotel Cafe Residency May 28th

I’ve been having a rare old time these past few weeks collaborating on other projects for 2014. I recently recorded with my friend Silvia Ryder from Sugarplum Fairies and we did a cover of ‘Moment of Fame’ originally by Son Of The Velvet Rat. The song is going to be featured on the new Sugarplum Fairies long player, ‘Godspeed & Silver Linings’ due for release My 27th. The song premiered on BBC Radio 1 Scotland by my old friend Roddy Hart last week. I’m so happy with how this collaboration turned out and you can listen to the track here. Silvia and I are talking about working on more material later this year so I look forward to that when it happens.

Sugarplum Fairies

Sugarplum Fairies

I was also in the studio this week with DJ/producer Katxx. Kat runs Love F.A.M.E Records and over the years has worked with artists varying from P-Diddy to house legend Felix Da Housecat. We were working with singer/songwriter Sparrow on a track called ‘What It Is’. There’s still a little bit of work to be done on the track this week so more news on that soon.

KATXX

KATXX

The rest of my time has been spent with Brandi Emma getting our first set of brand new material ready for the first show at Hotel Cafe on May 14th. Tickets went on sale this week and can be bought via The Hotel Cafe website.

The Second night of the residency (May 28th) is now confirmed and I’m pleased to announce our guests for this date…..

Victoria Williams

Victoria Williams

Victoria Williams is an American songwriter and musical legend. Brandi and I met Victoria at a house party in Yucca Valley when we all played in a mutual friends front room. I’ve seen Victoria perform several times since then and have been spellbound every time by her unique voice and incredible songwriting. She is also an absolute darling! We are very honored to have Victoria play with us at The Hotel Cafe.

Miranda Lee Richards

Miranda Lee Richards

I’m so happy to have Miranda Lee Richards come back and play with us at Hotel Cafe again. Miranda has been playing at some of my events round LA recently and playing songs form her forthcoming album which sounds absolutely incredible. Miranda got her professional start in the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and that led to her subsequent appearance in seminal documentary DIG! Miranda landed a record deal with Virgin Records, who released her debut album, The Herethereafter, in 2001. Since it’s release, Miranda has collaborated in the studio or on stage with Tricky, Tim Burgess (Charlatans), Neil Halstead (Mojave Three), Tyler Hilton, Harper Simon, the Jesus and Mary Chain and The Lovetones.

Georg Altziebler

Georg Altziebler

Georg Altziebler is the front man of Austrian starlets, Son Of The Velvet Rat. Georg has collaborated with Lucinda Williams amongst others over the years and has created a unique style and sound with SOTVR’s beautiful poetry and music. We’ve played a lot of shows together this year but Georg had to go back home to Austria recently so I was delighted when he let me know he’d be back in town for this show. Always a pleasure to share the stage with ‘The Rats’.

DJ Sean Patrick will be taking care of our ears between bands and tickets for all 3 nights are priced at $10.

I will be announcing the June 11th line up very soon.

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Broken Arrow: Hotel Cafe Residency May 14th

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Broken Arrow is the new project I started with Brandi Emma several months ago. The whole concept came about after promoting my solo EP from last year and we both started writing together. I am pleased to announce that we will be showcasing our new material and launching this project properly over a 3 night residency at The Hotel Cafe (May 14th, May 28th & June 11th). I will be announcing full line ups for each individual date over the coming weeks but here is a little bit about our guests for May 14th……

Lou Barlow

Lou Barlow

I grew up listening to Dinosaur JR, Sebadoh and all things Lou Barlow. When I was about 21 my old band (astrid) opened for Lou at Glasgow’s legendary Nice ‘N’ Sleazys. He did a 3 night solo residency and my friends and I set up camp in the pub for 3 days and nights! Words can’t even express how excited we all are to have Lou perform with us.

Gold Star

Gold Star

Gold Star is a new project from Marlon Rabenreither. I’ve known Marlon since I first moved to LA over 3 years ago and started booking shows around town. His other project, The Sister Ruby Band, were undoubtedly the standout act from any night I booked. His songs are old beyond his years and Gold Star have since gone on to stir up a lot of buzz in this town. We are very happy to have Marlon and his band join us during our residency.

Tara Fox

Tara Fox

I recently got introduced to the music of Tara Fox, funnily enough, through Marlon from Gold Star. I had both bands come and play my night at Harvard & Stone. Tara is an extremely talented songwriter and performer and we all look forward to seeing her with her full band at Hotel Cafe.

DJ Sean Patrick

DJ Sean Patrick

In between all these wonderful artists performing we will have DJ Sean Patrick spinning and keeping changeovers vibrant! Sean is a good friend and my co-host/resident DJ from Harvard & Stone Monday Nights. We’re all looking forward to seeing what Sean has in store for this residency and very grateful for him sharing his talents to make these nights extra special.

Keep an eye out for more news on The Hotel Cafe residency.

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And The Rain Came Down

After nearly 3 years of drought in Los Angeles the rain finally came down in abundance this week, it’s been rather quite nice and very much needed. I’ve fallen out of rhythm with my blog posts recently so now the rains on and The Oscars are over it’s probably a good time to sit down and write an update.

Last month Brandi Emma and I launched our new project ‘Broken Arrow’ at the world famous Hotel Cafe. We played with Miranda Lee Richards, Son Of The Velvet Rat and Rachel Goodrich. We had an incredible night and for those of you reading this who came, thank you very much indeed. I am pleased to announce we have been asked to do a Hotel Cafe residency starting May 14th and ending June 11th so, click on the shows section of this site for more details. We are going to have some very special guests and friends joining us over these 3 special dates and we will be doing something different for each night so more news on that soon.

The Hotel Cafe was followed by a show (minus Brandi this time) at Malo in Silverlake where we were joined by Michelle Vidal, Matt Van Winkle and Son Of The Velvet Rat.

Next Saturday, March 9th, I’ll be heading back out to the desert to play a solo show with Tracey Newman, Broken Arrows very own Matt Van Winkle and dear friends Son Of The Velvet Rat. We are all performing an early show that is part of a monthly songwriters-in-the-round event at the Radio Free Joshua Tree Listening Lounge curated by Phillip Rosenberg.

Later this month I’m doing a live webshow on Concert Window, which starts at 4:00pm EDT on March 23. I’ll performing the ‘Feel Something’ EP in it’s entirety and also playing some new songs. I’ll be joined by Brandi Emma, Eric McCann, Joel Patterson and Matt Van Winkle for this performance.

The next Broken Arrow gig before our residency at Hotel Cafe will be at Harvard & Stone on March 24th. I’ve been lucky enough to have started working there this year and I’ve been working with some really talented local bands. This show on the 24th will be the final date with Son Of The Velvet Rat before they head back over to Austria for a few months. It’s been a treat to play so many shows together and we promise to give them a special send off. Check out their new record ‘Firedancer’, you will not be disappointed.

I’ll be doing a solo show with Tall Tales & The Silver Lining in Ventura at Bombay on March 28th.

In other news Matt Van Winkle who plays guitar and sings with Broken Arrow released his own fantastic new record, Sunshine National Dust, last week and I was lucky enough to make it to his shows at The Standard in Hollywood and record release party at Origami Vinyl in Echo Park last Friday. Check out Matt’s record it’s a cracker!

In between working, playing and writing I managed to start demoing some new material which I’ll be posting on Soundcloud. I’ve put one new song up so far, ‘I Always Need To Remember‘ and I’m finishing another just now called ‘Chain Smoking Cigarettes’ which should be up later this week. More news soon.

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Yucca Valley & The Hotel Cafe

Last Saturday I went out to the desert to play a show with the band in Yucca Valley. The show was curated by our friends Georg and Heike from Son of the Velvet Rat and the event was held in their home. I headed out a day early with my wife and we hired a little cabin in 29 Palms about 30 mins drive from Yucca Valley in the heart of the hi desert.

For this Scottish boy it was quite the adventure. Having grown up in one of the most remote parts of Scotland I immediately felt a sense of familiarity when we left Los Angeles, hit the highway and ventured into vast, open territory. It’s so beautiful in such a unique way words can’t describe it because it’s a feeling you get when you’re out there.

Mitch (my wife) and I relaxed and enjoyed our rental the day before the show, hot tubbing under the moon, star gazing and looking out over Joshua Tree national park when we woke.

Photo by Heike Binder-Altziebler

Photo by Heike Binder-Altziebler

The day of the show we had a pre gig barbeque with Matt Van Winkle and Celeste Bacchi before meeting the rest of the band at the venue. Matt played a solo set to open the show followed by music from Phillip Rosenberg, Ted Quinn. The house was full and the atmosphere was incredible. We took to the living room floor stage and played a set including 3 of our new songs, ‘Danger Signals’, ‘The Things I find’ and ‘Tell It To Your Friends’ plus 3 songs of ‘Feel Something’. People were dancing and seemed to be singing along so I think we did a good job.

Victoria Williams

Victoria Williams

After we finished Victoria Williams played a set with her band. Such a great performance and what an honor to play with such an accomplished musician and songwriter. You could hear a pin drop when she played! The show ended with The Out of Towners playing a wonderful and rockin’ set, they even had our hosts for the evening come up and close the night with a rendition of ‘Dead Flowers’. A great weekend, thank you Georg and Heike.

Feb 5th will be the first offical LA performance of my new (kind of) project with Brandi Emma, Broken Arrow.

Charlie Clark & Brandi Emma

The band is Eric McCann, Joel Patterson, Matt Van Winkle, myself and Brandi. Our name was taken from a song of a previous solo record Brandi did called ‘Photographic Memory’. The venue for this show is The Hotel Cafe and the line up for the night is pretty damn good even if I do say so myself.

Miranda Lee Richards

Miranda Lee Richards

Miranda Lee Richards is opening the night with her band at 9pm. I first saw Miranda play 2 years ago at The Clean Air Festival held at Pappy & Harriets in Pioneer Town (back out in the desert funnily enough). It was about 2am and she performed a delicate and haunting show that has always remained a musical highlight for me since moving here. It’s an absolute pleasure to play with Miranda and I’m really looking forward to seeing her again.

Son of the Velvet Rat

Son of the Velvet Rat

Broken Arrow will play at 10pm followed by Son of the Velvet Rat. We’ve been playing some shows together and really just enjoying the creative flow of working together. I’m certainly looking forward to hearing songs from their new record ‘Firedancer’ which everyone should buy! I’ve watched SOTVR win over audiences round LA over the last year so it’s always great to do shows together.

Rachel Goodrich

Rachel Goodrich

Closing the night will be old friend and possibly the best guitar player I’ve seen since moving to LA, Rachel Goodrich. We played together at The Standard in Hollywood years ago. Rachel was a regular performer at my night at Taix and we’ve been good pals ever since. Rachel will be the perfect end to the night as her latest band, The Grrrls, have been blowing peoples minds round Echo Park recently.

It’s $8 well spent and you can buy tickets in advance here. Hope to see some of you there.

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Don’t Let Me Down Premiere

 Shoot by Alex Kinnan

Happy new year folks! I thought it’s about time I should post something before the month hits double digits. There’s been a lot of things going on so far in 2014 and for me the holidays seem like a distant memory right now.

This week saw the US and UK premieres for the ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ video directed by Paul Orehovec. ‘DLMD’ is the third in a series of videos Paul has shot for the Feel Something EP. I was lucky enough to have American Songwriter Magazine host the US Premiere and punk legend and old friend John Robb took care of business back in the UK with his ‘Louder Than War‘ blog sharing the videos debut.

We will have the video up on Youtube and on my site by the end of the week but you can watch it here advert free on Vimeo!

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So far the response has been really incredible, so thank you all who have supported the video with all your tweets and shares etc. I just want to thank everyone who worked on the video, Brandi Emma, Jeffrey O’Connell, Eric McCann, Chris Patridge, Matthew Merkovich, Meredith Oritt, Lauren Carraway, Giammario Villa, Jeff Field, MTI Film, Larry Chernoff, Barbara Marshall, Michelle Mondragon, Alex Kinnan and most of all Paul Orehovec for putting this all together. Looking forward to shooting the next one!

Next up this year is a special ‘Mad For Sadness’ event in Yucca Valley on 01/18 hosted by good pals ‘Son of the Velvet Rat’, it’s a full band show and also a nice warm up for our first show at The Hotel Cafe on 02/05 when Brandi and I will be announcing some news for the year ahead. The line up for that show is Son of the Velvet Rat, Miranda Lee Richards and Rachael Goodrich and the Grrrl.

I played a solo show last week at Lot 1 Cafe curated by Rebecca Balin and hosted by the ‘Feed Your Head’ people. Brad Roberts was kind enough to review the night which you can view here.

More news and show announcements coming over the next few weeks.

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2014: Year Of The Green Horse

Last Wednesday night Brandi, Matthew and I performed our last show together for the year as part of the Desert Nights series at The Standard in Hollywood. Thanks to everyone who came out for the show and thanks once again to Valida Carroll for having us.

Valida Carroll

Valida Carroll

I think this was probably the sixth or seventh time Brandi and I have done this show and it’s always one of our favorite nights in LA to play. We played with Cristina Black and Jason Heath and the Greedy Souls. A fine night was had by all.

It may have been the last show of the year but we’ll be getting together right after the holidays to start working on all the new material we have. We’re really excited about getting a new live set of material together as well as getting some of these new songs recorded when Eric McCann comes back from touring.

Like with most of the shows this year the incredibly talented Alex Kinnan was on hand to document the evening with his beautiful photography. A very warm thank you to Alex from myself, Brandi, Matthew, Eric and Joel for all his hard work this year. He must be sick of hearing the EP by now, I know I am!

I have another Blog coming before the years out with more news, video ETA and shows to announce for next year but last week I was working on some very exciting projects for 2014. Friends Georg and Heike from Son of the Velvet Rat have been coming through to LA from their place in Yucca Valley. We are planning on doing a special ‘Mad For Sadness’ event out that way at the beginning of next year which Georg is doing most of the organizing and preparation for. More news on that and full line up to be announced soon. We will be keeping the first event small so as we can ‘figure it all out’ and maybe look at doing it again shortly after that. ‘Mad For Sadness’, in the desert, makes sense to me.

Georg & Heike

Georg & Heike

Next week I’ll be going into the studio to do some vocals for Hélène Renaut‘ new record. She is recording with my long time musical collaborator, Yohei Shikano. I’ve known Hélène for sometime now and I’m a big fan of her material so it’s very nice to be asked to work on this project.

Hélène Renaut

Hélène Renaut

I’m also happy to announce that from the beginning of next year I will be working with my buddy, DJ Sean Patrick and the lovely folks at Harvard and Stone to book bands for their Monday nights.

DJ Sean Patrick

DJ Sean Patrick

Sean has established the night for sometime now and is the resident DJ for Mondays. It’s a really good vibe not to mention a solid venue to see live music in. My mind is already overloading with thoughts of who I’d like to see playing there over the coming months. A good start to 2014.

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Desert Nights

Charlie Clark & Brandi Emma

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and the rain has finally come. I’ve spent much of the last 48 hours eating turkey, pumpkin pie and listening to Townes Van Zandt. I suppose I’ll be rehearsing with Brandi later on today and getting our set together for the final LA show this year. Next Wednesday night (12/4) we’ll be performing as part of the Desert Nights series at The Standard Hotel in Hollywood. Desert Nights is hosted by our friend and long time supporter KCRW DJ, Valida Carroll. It’s a free, all ages show and Brandi, Matthew and I will be doing our thing at around 7.30pm so if you’re around come along!

I’ll be doing one more solo show on the 15th Dec at Hillbilly Hip in Topanga. I love going out that way as it’s lush, green and beautiful, so playing is a bonus as well as getting to meet and hang out with some colorful rural folks!

This week I’ll also be getting together with filmmaker Paul Orehovec to view a cut of the ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ video, so hopefully we’ll finally be putting that out to the world as soon as we can. There is even rumblings of shooting a video for ‘Grateful’ before the years out so more news on that soon. Happy Holidays!

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This Afternoon’s Number One Day Dream

It’s November 14th, the clocks have changed, the days are shorter and I may be coming down with a cold yet the sun is shining and it’s 75 degrees outside. It’s been a few years now since I moved to Southern California but as each year goes by I feel like understand the seasons a little better and I love this time of year. It’s hot outside but the colors are different and days like today are just perfect. My wife and I just recently celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary and this week I played my first headline show since moving to Los Angeles so I’m pretty accepting of my cold/flu symptoms as life has been pretty good to me recently.

Last month Eric McCann and I played an acoustic show at Malo in Silverlake which is where I saw Joseph Gárate play for the first time.

Joseph Gárate

Joseph Gárate

Joseph was kind enough to ask us to perform at his show and I have to say how much my friends and I were taken in by his incredible voice and how each song in his set was just beautifully written and performed. It kind of goes without saying that afterwards we all hung out, ate some delicious Mexican food and planted the seed for another show together. FYI, there is a very famous Los Angeles landmark next door to Malo and I couldn’t resist getting the photo below taken! * Elliot Smith (R.I.P)

I don’t think the universe was too happy with me doing this and I immediately got pounced upon by this motley crew of unsavoury characters!

It was about this time I got contacted to do the show at The Bootleg so it made total sense to ask Joseph and his band and I also knew my Austrian friends, Son of the Velvet Rat, were back in town so that seemed like a pretty good line up to me for an important show.

Son of the Velvet Rat

Son of the Velvet Rat

In the run up to the show at The Bootleg I shot a live performance video for new song Lemon, Water and Ginger. It was filmed and edited by Alex Kinnan and you can watch it here. I also put the hours in rehearsing with Brandi Emma, Eric McCann, Joel Patterson and Matt Van Winkle. We played a house party in Highland Park as a nice warm up to the show. My damned Mexican food weakness kicked in again as this house party was a ‘Taco night’ so after the show I ate to the point of hating myself but all in all it was a really fun night and there were great solo performances by Hélène Renaut and Matt Van Winkle.

Matt & Brandi

Matt & Brandi

Tuesday nights are historically a tough night to play anywhere in LA so I was a little nervous about The Bootleg show in advance. When the night of the show came and the doors of the venue opened I sat and watched Son of the Velvet Rat’s set followed by Joseph’s set and enjoyed both performances so much I genuinely forgot what day of the week it was anyway and by that point the room looked pretty good to me.

I think I can speak for all the members of my band and say that was one of, if not the most memorable shows we’ve played together in Los Angeles. It was a riot! So special thanks go out to everyone who made it to the show and everyone who performed.

I’ll be announcing more shows over the next couple of days and on Monday night at 9pm the feature we shot for SoCal Beat is scheduled to air exclusively on Time Warner Cable in Southern California on SoCal101 (Ch. 354). You can watch the preview here.

SoCal Beat

SoCal Beat

I’ve also been writing a piece, I’m very excited to be doing, for a well known LA Magazine website! More news on that stuff soon as well as an official ETA on the release of ‘Don’t Let Me Down’.

For regular updates you can click on my FB page here.

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Windy: A Ruthann Friedman Blog

In 2011 at some point I was playing a solo show at The Standard in West Hollywood when my friend Ryan Fuller (Fort King) introduced me to Ruthann Friedman for the first time. I didn’t know much about Ruthann other than she penned the song ‘Windy’ which was a hit record for The Association in 1967. Ryan then introduced me to her music through the album ‘Hurried Life’ and I immediately became a huge fan of her writing style and started working my way through her back catalog.

I listened to songs like ‘Silver Bird‘ and ‘I’m Asking’, amongst others, and as a songwriter I could only hope and aspire to write poetry and music that perfect. As much as I love ‘Windy’ as a pop song, it does not show the depth and complexity to Ruthann’s songwriting that I really connected with on ‘Hurried Life’ & ‘Constant Companion’, her first solo record.

Ruthann was playing shows round Echo Park at this time so I eventually asked her to play at the first ‘Mad For Sadness’ night I ran at Taix. She graciously obliged. That evening she played almost all new material, that material would later become her ‘Chinatown’ album.

Since then Ruthann and I have become very close friends and she’s been a constant companion in my life in many ways since we first met. She’s incredibly supportive of my music career, nights that I put on round town and the lady shows up and does not mince her words when it comes to music, which is one of the things I love the most about her. It’s also been an experience seeing the ‘young folks’ on the eastside discover her and over a period of time see her fan base grow and her music reach a new generation of music fans and musicians alike.

Earlier this year Steve Stanley from Cherry Red Records finally convinced Ruthann (after a fashion) to release ‘Windy: A Ruthann Friedman Songbook’ which consists of 18 remastered tracks from 1966-1970.

Here’s what the label had to say about these recordings….

Having written The Association’s ‘Windy’ while living in David Crosby’s basement, RUTHANN FRIEDMAN remained an intriguing and mysterious figure of ‘60s pop for decades. Until recently her released output consisted of a lone folk album issued in 1970. Unbelievably, many fascinating recordings she created with some of the most revered names in West Coast pop have remained locked away in the vaults… until NOW!
Featuring productions by CURT BOETTCHER, TOMMY LiPUMA, and VAN DYKE PARKS, Windy: A Ruthann Friedman Songbook contains 18 tracks from 1966-1970, focusing on Ruthann’s pop/rock efforts from this era. Musicians include RANDY NEWMAN, RON ELLIOTT of The Beau Brummels, and RUSS GIGUERE from The Association!

This record became the soundtrack to my summer this year. The tracks “High Coin”, “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today” and my favorite, “When You’re Near” really show that Ruthann has great pop sensibility but was probably a bit ahead of the game for major labels at that time in terms of her writing style and her incredible ability to write a dark, psychedelic tearjerker like “Don’t Say No”. There are also some beautiful pop songs on there too like “Burning House” and of course “Windy”.

It’s been a real pleasure getting to know Ruthann and to keep discovering all the wonderful music she has written over the years. Her voice sounds as beautiful now as it did then. Do yourselves a favor and get a copy of ‘Windy: A Ruthann Friedman Songbook’ and you will not be disappointed.

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The Bootleg, The Satellite & SoCal Beat

It’s a Tuesday night, (10/1) and I’m winding down after an insanely busy couple of weeks of rehearsals, shows and promotion for ‘Feel Something‘ and I have to say there’s always that weird sense of “what now?” when I come to the end of a promo run. It’s been such a great experience though and it was made even more enjoyable by my band members including new member Matt Van Winkle and the much welcomed return of Brandi Emma after her European adventure.

Matt Van Winkle & Brandi Emma by Carl Pocket Johnson

Matt Van Winkle & Brandi Emma by Carl Pocket Johnson

Eric McCann and I performed at The Bootleg Theater on 9/21 as a duo which was a show that very nearly didn’t happen. We were led to believe that the show had been cancelled as the headliner, Juliette Commagere, was unable to perform that evening so I spread the word via social media that it was off, I then get a call at 8.30am the day of the show telling me it’s on.

The Bootleg Theater by Alex Kinnan

The Bootleg Theater by Alex Kinnan

Long story short, I was not looking forward to it at all but it turned out perfect in the end. There was a really nice, attentive audience and all the bands we played with, including Ian Ball’s (Gomez) new project, were fantastic so Eric and I had a blast. We always do.

The Bootleg Theater by Alex Kinnan

The Bootleg Theater by Alex Kinnan

The following day Eric and I took to the stage again, this time at a barbeque in a very nice backyard in Silverlake. The event was for my friend Kevin McGarry who is leaving LA to go to school in London. Kevin is a very talented musician who I met through my night at Taix and has just recorded an album with my longtime collaborator and dear friend Yohei Shikano. Best of luck Kevin!

SoCal Beat Shoot by Alex Kinnan

SoCal Beat Shoot by Alex Kinnan

On 9/25 the gang gathered at Moss and Ginger in Pasadena which is a beautiful vintage clothes shop run by my drummer Joel Patterson and his wife Kim. The gathering was to pre-record a performance and interview for the SoCal Beat show on Time Warner Cable which will be aired in the next few weeks so I’ll let you all know as soon as I get the details of when it’s on!

SoCal Beat Shoot by Alex Kinnan

SoCal Beat Shoot by Alex Kinnan

We performed ‘Don’t Let Me Down‘ and Brandi and I spoke nonsense for a bit. I have to say Joel’s shop looked amazing and it was hard not to buy some of the many nice items whilst we were there. A big thank you to Julia Garcia for making the whole thing come together.

SoCal Beat Shoot by Alex Kinnan

SoCal Beat Shoot by Alex Kinnan

After many nights of rehearsal in very different formations we finally put all 5 pieces together last Friday at the Buzz Bands LA 5th Anniversary Bash at The Satellite in Silverlake. This was the first time I’d played this venue since I came here on tour in 2008 with my old band.

The Satellite by Carl Pocket Johnson

The Satellite by Carl Pocket Johnson

Kevin Bronson and Seraphina Lotkhamnga at Buzz Bands LA have been so supportive to me on this record and organize great events anyway so I didn’t think twice about doing this show when asked to do so. The line up was great and included Dream Boys, who are fronted by another fellow Scot, Army Navy and Beat Club. Marion Hodges from KCRW was spinning between bands also.

The Satellite by Carl Pocket Johnson

The Satellite by Carl Pocket Johnson

In the meantime I’m continuing to write songs for the new record and I’m also writing for some other new projects which I’m excited about whilst the ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ video is being completed. The next run of promotional work is getting put together for the end of the month so stay tuned for more details.

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