Join Mr Drake and his so called friends for a super Spring weekend in Italy! They are thrilled to be returning to Musica Continua at Hotel Bologna in Mestre (Venice), performing the old favourites plus the odd new song or two destined for the next album (currently being recorded).
Mestre is the mainland part of Venice, popular with visitors because it’s only a short train,bus or boat ride from the old city.
For more information- http://www.musicacontinua.com/
Hotel Bologna. Via Piave 214. 30171 Mestre. Venice.Italy.
Fond memories of Musica Continua 2012
Mr Drake and his so called friends cordially invite you to a cosy musical evening at Schott’s Music Shop in London. Please purchase tickets in advance as space is very limited. A glass of wine and mince pies provided with Mr Drake’s compliments.
Thursday 13th December 2012. 8-10 pm. Tickets £10
Schott’s Music Shop. 48 Great Marlborough Street. London. W1F 7BB
Tickets available direct from the shop, in person or telephone 0207 5340710.
William D Drake performs his composition “The Moth Surrenders to the Flame” in the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris during rehearsals for Pop’pea. June 2012.
A rare solo piano performance by William D Drake, as a guest of Gamine on Saturday 30th June 2012 at St Mary’s Church on Paddington Green, London W2 1LG. Thom Carter will also be playing. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £8 on the door.
William D.Drake and his band are looking forward to a smashing day at the seaside. Join him at the Komedia (Studio Bar) 44-47 Gardner Street Brighton BN1 1UN and be sure to see Crayola Lectern supporting.
Doors 7.30-10.30. Tickets £5 buy here.
Bill heads West for a mid-summer soirée at Lansdown Hall Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BR.
Limited tickets on the door or buy in advance from Kane Records in Stroud – no charge for cash sales, £1 booking fee for phone or credit card bookings. Tickets can be posted or collected on the door.
William D. Drake and So-Called Friends have been invited back to the Hotel Bologna in Mestre, to perform at the Musica Continua festival on 31st March of this year. James and Richard Larcombe will be performing as Stars in Battledress earlier in the evening and then joining Mr Drake alongside Duggie Parker and Nicky Baigent for a collection of songs old and pretty brand new. More details may be found at http://www.musicacontinua.com/calendario.htm
Presenting a special DOUBLE HEADLINER!
THE MEN THAT WILL NOT BE BLAMED FOR NOTHING
with special guests
WILLIAM D.DRAKE AND FRIENDS
New Cross Inn : Friday 24th February 2012
Doors 7pm, Bands will be finished by 11.30 if you need to catch trains etc, then the bar and ridiculous Indie/Rock/Prog/Punk/Classic DJ antics will carry on until 2am. This gig is a techno-free-zone!
Bill and his so called friends join Barringtone, Ham Legion, Bug Prentice and Claire Lemon for the benefit of Tim Smith.
For more info call venue 020 8671 0700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
156 Pentonville Road
Tel: 020 7713 6262
Doors: 8.00 pm
Come and see William D Drake promoting his latest album ‘The Rising of the Lights’ at a couple of performances this autumn ..
This coincides with an LP release “A central element” featuring material from many of the above mentioned artists.
Then on Saturday December 10th 2pm Bill joins Left With Pictures + Oliver Ralfe for Daylight Sessions at Union Chapel in Islington, London..
Video from the event can be seen on youtube.
William D Drake his so called friends – James Larcombe (hurdy gurdy/television organ/harmonium/vocals) , Gaz Williams (bass guitar), , Richard Larcombe (electric and acoustic guitar/vocals), Stephen Gilchrist (drums), Nicola Baigent (clarinet) and Dug Parker (miniature tambourine/toy glockenspiel/vocals).
performed a session for the Marc Riley radio6 show which was played live on Monday July 11th which you can now listen back to via the BBC website or here via our quick edit. They also recorded a song for Gideon Coe to play at his leisure. Hurrah! which we don’t have a recording of just yet.. bah!
Just to remind everyone that William D. Drake and his band will be performing The Rising of the Lights at Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street Brighton BN11UN this Friday June 17th.
Support comes from another piano psychedelicist Crayola Lectern.
For those who missed the Arnolds show or whom wish to have another look , try the youtube playlist !
Hooray! William’s new album ‘The Rising of the Lights’ is to be released on May 16th 2011, and there is to be a party at Arnold’s, 24 Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8DT on Tuesday May 17th. There will be special guests! Please put in your diaries – more info to follow soon!
William D. Drake has been invited to play as part of the Musica Continua series at the Hotel Bologna, Mestre, Italy. He will be accompanied by James Larcombe, Dug Parker and Nicola Baigent. They will be performing songs from the forthcoming album ‘The Rising of the Lights’ - and expect some surprises!
at Brixton Windmill (London)
WILLIAM D DRAKE + THE MYSTERY FAX MACHINE ORCHESTRA + Foster & Gilvan
Fri 30th Oct 2009
The Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra presents
WILLIAM D DRAKE + THE MYSTERY FAX MACHINE ORCHESTRA
+ Foster & Gilvan
311 Kilburn High Road
NW6 7JR Doors 7.30
£8 at WeGotTickets
at Arnolds, Bride Lane, London EC4.
Bill will be playing songs old and new, accompanied by James Larcombe (hurdygurdy, harmonium and voice), Duggie Parker (voice, miniature tambourine and glockenspiel) and Nicola Baigent (clarinet).
Further details: http://www.arnolds-venue.co.uk/william-d-drake/
Tickets £8 online (via http://www.arnolds-venue.co.uk/tickets/ or £10 on the door.
at Brixton Library, London.
Bill is playing at Brixton Library as part of the Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival 2010. More details can be found here: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/ReadersWritersFestival.htm.
Doors: 7.30pm, for tickets please call 020 7926 1075 or email email@example.com.
Also playing: Arch Garrison.
at The 12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, London.
Doors 8pm, tickets £6 on the door.
Also playing: Arch Garrison and Crayola Lectern.
at Musica Continua, Hotel Bologna, Mestre, Venice, Italy.
Time / cost: tbc
For more details please go to http://www.musicacontinua.com