We would like to let you know about a fundraising campaign to help Tim Smith, of Cardiacs, with specialist healthcare costs. Nearly 10 years ago he suffered a cardiac arrest that left him unable to move or speak and a condition called dystonia, but his mind is as sharp as ever. Funding shortfalls and bureaucracy have seen his rehabilitation grind to a halt….
Even the smallest donation will help and please do share news of this campaign if you can. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/timsmith?utm_id=108&utm_term=V5j9KPB5k
As you may know William D Drake was a member of Cardiacs and in Sea Nymphs with Tim Smith. Tim also produced the ‘William D Drake’ album.
During Mr Drake’s annual inspection of the attics, he came upon the long missing box of Briny Hooves CD’s. These last remaining copies go on sale on Bandcamp today, and a small number available to buy at the next William D Drake concert on 26th November 2017
Briny Hooves reviews:
24 hours to go until William D Drake and his band grace the Big Top Stage (5.30pm) at Peoples Day free festival in SE London. A rare full band show!
‘Peoples Day’. Mountsfield Park. London SE6 1AN
Less than 2 weeks until ‘Peoples Day’ FREE festival in Lewisham, South East London. Look how happy Mr Drake is to be one of the the headliners!
Hurrah, the first full band William D Drake concert of this year! They are one of the headliners at ‘Peoples Day’ festival in Mountsfield Park, SE London, on Saturday 8th July. It’s an annual FREE festival attracting 25,000 people, with music on six stages, international food, refreshment tents, children’s activities, craft, sports, fun fair…
Mr Drake and his band are greatly looking forward to playing lots of very jolly songs on The Big Top stage, in the late afternoon ….. following a day of merry larks and a scrumptious picnic!
17.30 – 18.15 The Big Top Stage
Saturday 8th July 2017. 12.00-20.00
Admission – FREE
Mountsfield Park. Brownhill Road. London SE6 1AN
Nearest rail stations Catford Bridge, Catford, Hither Green and lots of bus routes. (Parking near the festival is very difficult on the day)
A reminder about the rather special show at The Old Chapel, St Johns School Leatherhead on Wednesday 22nd March. Accompanied by Miss Baigent on clarinet, Mr William D Drake will regale with exquisite music from his albums and from Sea Nymphs. A rare performance from Arch Garrison, should not be missed, and Mr Stephen EvEns will play tunes from his recent ‘Bonjour Poulet’ album (recently heard on BBC 6 Music -Tom Robinson, Stuart Maconie, Gideon Coe…)… more info here
The Old Chapel, St. Johns School, Epsom Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8SP
Tickets £10 on the door
William D Drake is playing at The Prince of Greenwich in Greenwich London tomorrow night (admission FREE). He will be accompanied by Miss Nicola Baigent on clarinet and also Mr James Larcombe with his hurdy-gurdy. (more info)
Friday 17th March 2017 – On stage:8pm
The Prince of Greenwich, 72 Royal Hill, Greenwich, London. SE10 8RT