Indie Britannia Undergrowth

Performance

Saturday 12th May, Coombe Bissett Village Hall

William D Drake in his ‘Lake of Puppies’ guise with Mrs Sharron Fortnam.

“A day-long musical celebration, in a beautiful location overlooking the Chalke Valley. Come and join us for fun and frolics – there will be a bar selling local ales and such like, and a cafeteria with vegetarian treats and cake.

The hall is five miles from Salisbury, and camping is available at Summerlands Campsite, which is less than a mile from the venue, up a leafy lane. You can call them on 01722 718259 or visit www.summerlandscaravanpark.co.uk to book.

The line-up is as follows:

LAKE OF PUPPIES

Lake of Puppies was formed from the dust that settled after a tiny meteorite hit Balham and Tooting in the year of 1995. William D Drake and Sharron Saddington played in that dust ’til their eyes were sore and weeping, but they didn’t stop until their findings had been documented in full. Inspired by their glad reception at the Alphabet Business Convention last year, they have reformed to write a new album to delight you with.

CRAYOLA LECTERN

Crayola Lectern is Chris Anderson with Al Strachan and Damo Waters. Pastoral, psychedelic, piano-based, heartfelt, dramatic songs and tunes is what they do. Other times they get together with a couple of others and do ZOFFF. Crayola Lectern’s second album, Happy Endings, will be out on Onomatopoeia Records in May. www.crayolalectern.com  www.facebook.com/crayolalectern

ARCH GARRISON

North Sea Radio Orchestra’s Craig Fortnam and James Larcombe perform songs about old roads, green lanes, barrows and mounds, mental instability etc etc all wrapped up in a psych-folk haze. www.archgarrison.co.uk . www.facebook.com/Arch-Garrison

BOB DRAKE

Bob Drake played many instruments in lots of bands and engineered many a record in the 70’s-present, but let’s cut to to the chase: since 1994 he has written and recorded 9 solo albums released on Chris Cutler’s Recommended Records label, on which he sings and plays all the instruments himself so it sounds like a band, and in 2015 began doing solo shows just playing guitar and singing. He is currently working on solo album #10. www.bdrak.com  . www.facebook.com/Bob-Drake

KEMPER NORTON

Kemper Norton uses digital and analogue hardware and software, acoustic instruments, field recordings, and traditional song to explore neglected or original ideas of landscape and folklore. Their sound has been mistakenly referred to as “coastal slurtonic folk”. music.kempernorton.com  .

LIBERTINE VALE

The Libbertine sings uncomfortable songs about death, acapella squawking that will kill or heal your ears, dependent on your disposition.

EMILY JONES

Emily Jones lives high up on a hill in Wiltshire, among chalk and chickens. She writes strange, melodic pop songs that are no better than they ought to be.  www.owltextures.co.uk  .  http://www.facebook.com/Owltextures owltextures.bandcamp.com   .

*THERE MAY OR MAY NOT BE OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS MAKING AN APPEARANCE TOO.*

*Some money might go to Tim Smith if he is a good boy*…..”

 

Saturday 12th May 2018 . 14.00-23.00

Coombe Bissett Village Hall, Shutts Lane, Homington Road, Coombe Bissett, Salisbury. Wilts. SP5 4LU

Tickets £15+£1.50 booking fee, from We Got Tickets.

Open to all ages.

 

 

 


Saturday 19th May. St Pauls, Worthing

“A Very Special Evening By The Seaside” with William D Drake – Crayola Lectern – Drones for Tim – …more to be announced

Profits for this show will be donated to Tim Smith’s ongoing care.  https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/timsmith

William D Drake will headline on the splendid grand piano in the beautiful, magical  surroundings of St Pauls, Worthing.

Crayola Lectern launches his new album entitled Happy Endings.

A one off ‘supergroup’ of Cardiacs and relations will play a specially commissioned drone piece, never to be performed again!

….further acts and DJs to be added to the bill

Saturday 19th May 2018. 19.00pm-23.59

Tickets: £10+£1 booking fee buy at We Got Tickets

Admission: age 14 years and over

St Paul’s. 55B Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1EE


Saturday 16th September. New Cross Inn, London

Onomatopoeia Records 10th Birthday celebrations, an all day event with performances from Onomatopoeia bands past and present.

‘Mr William D Drake and his full band of so called friends’ headline the event.

New Cross Inn is a modest size venue, for such an event, therefore purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

The line-up: William D Drake : Barringtone : Stephen EvEns : A.J.Holmes : Magic Brother : cassettes : Sculpture (Dan Hayhurst solo) : DJ sets from The Gasman and Horton Jupiter

Saturday 16th September 2017 – doors open 3pm

Tickets £5  buy See Tickets here

New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Road, London SE14 6AS

 

 

Save

Save

Save


‘Peoples Day’ festival reminder!

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!


London – St Anne and St Agnes. 26th November

stagnesandstannes

*Re-scheduled show – Please note this is an afternoon event 14.30-18.00*

William D Drake will perform a selection of his tunes at the pianoforte in St Anne and St Agnes Church – a Sir Christopher Wren (1680) church in the City of London; he will be accompanied by Miss Baigent on clarinet and Mr James Larcombe with his hurdy-gurdy.  Mr Drake is supporting the estimable North Sea Radio Orchestra presenting music from their new album ‘Dronne’.

Gresham Centre – St Anne and St Agnes Church, Gresham Street. London Ec2V 7BX

Tickets £10 + £1 booking fee buy here We Got Tickets

Doors: 2.30pm-6pm

Sunday 26th November 2017

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save


People’s Day, Mountsfield Park, London. July 8th

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)

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save


Sacred Trinity Church, Salford, 15th July

A guest performance by William D Drake, supporting the glorious North Sea Radio Orchestra in the churchy acoustics of Sacred Trinity Church, Salford.

Mr Drake will be playing a selection of bewitching, curious and elegant melodies from his five albums and Sea Nymphs. He will be accompanied by Miss Baigent on clarinet and Mr James Larcombe with his hurdy-gurdy.

North Sea Orchestra  present music from their new album ‘Dronne’.

*Note this is an early evening concert*

Saturday 15th July 2017

Doors: 4.30pm

Music Finishes: 8pm

Sacred Trinity Church, Chapel Street Salford. M3 5DW

Tickets: £10 + £1 booking fee We Got Tickets

Save

Save

Save