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The Progresive Aspect says…

Jez Rowden – December 2019 (follow the link for the full list of albums)

theprogressiveaspect.net/blog/2019/12/13/the-decade-in-review


Anchors Away/ On The Dry Land

February 2017 at Sutton House – Anchors Away/On The Dry Land and King Charles. Where are the rest of the clips of this show?

(Filmed by Ashley Jones. Sound by James Larcombe)


Progressive Aspect says…

Progressive Aspect December 2017 – by Phil Lively

http://theprogressiveaspect.net/blog/2017/12/07/north-sea-radio-orchestra-william-d-drake/


Pitter patter of Briny Hooves…

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

Bandcamp shop

Briny Hooves reviews:

The Guardian

Playlouder

 

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Prog Magazine says…

Prog Magazine October 2019 – Malcolm Dome

Live Review – Onomatopoeia Records 10th Birthday – New Cross Inn, London 16/09/2017

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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

 

 

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‘Black Blooded Clam’ filmed at Sutton House…

‘The Black Blooded Clam’ performed at Sutton House(London) in February, by Mr William D Drake, Miss Nicola Baigent and Mr James Larcombe.

(Filmed by Ashley Jones, Sound recorded by James Larcommbe).


Open Magazine (Italy) says…

Open Magazine – September 2017

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***Peoples Day FREE festival show tomorrow***

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

more info: www.lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/events/peoples-day


‘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

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*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

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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)

 

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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

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Gig reminder…. Leatherhead on Wednesday 22nd March

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
Doors 7:30pm
Tickets £10 on the door

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ABC, Salisbury Arts Centre 26th August

Tickets £25 (£20 concessions) from Salisbury Arts Centre.co.uk

Telephone bookings 01722 321744.

£1 booking fee (per transaction)

Doors open 5.30pm, performance starts 6pm

“A musical extravaganza to celebrate the legendary cult musician, composer and producer Tim Smith. Formed in the late ’70s, his band Cardiacs were a thrilling combination of punk rock and psychedelic pop. The Alphabet Business Convention is a gathering of affectionate friends, fans and ex-members of Cardiacs performing music to bend and reshape your brain – in a good way!

By extra special request, the evening is headlined by extraordinarily diverse American musician Rob Crow. His band features members of Gong, Knifeworld, Scritti Politti and North Sea Radio Orchestra. This is a rare UK performance.

William D Drake (ex-Cardiacs) performs an eclectic set on his harmonium, drawing songs from Sea Nymphs as well as his own solo work.

Shrubbies , featuring Dominic Luckman (ex-Cardiacs) on drums, re-form especially for the event.

The evening is drawn to a close by legendary snooker player and DJ Steve Davis playing a set of interesting alternative music.

But it doesn’t end there! All proceeds go to Tim Smith who suffered a heart attack and two strokes in 2008.”

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Gig reminder – Greenwich tomorrow

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

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CANCELLED! – St Anne and St Agnes London. 28th April

stagnesandstannes***DUE TO AN NSRO MEDICAL EMERGENCY THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED***

VISIT WE GOT TICKETS FOR TICKET REIMBURSEMENTS.

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.  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 We Got Tickets

Doors: 7.30pm

Friday 28th April 2017

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Gig reminders…

A busy week for Mr William D Drake – tomorrow (9th March) he’s performing at the celebrations for the release of Mr Stephen EvEns first album ‘Bonjour Poulet’ at The Windmill, Brixton.  … Then jumping into the car for shows in Preston on Saturday 11th and Gateshead on Sunday 12th (also featuring Stephen EvEns).

These are intimate solo shows, Mr Drake will be singing a rousing selection of tunes from the William D Drake/Sea Nymphs repertoire – you are invited to gather around the piano for a jolly sing-a-long to a few of the old favourites.

Thursday 9th March – The Windmill, Brixton, London. Tickets £3 on the door only

Saturday 11th March – The Ferret, Preston.FREE

Sunday 12th March – The Prohibition Bar, Gateshead. Tickets £5 advance tickets available

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The Windmill Brixton London 9th March

Mr Drake will be performing a short solo set during the Onomatopoeia Records night at The Windmill Brixton, to celebrate the release of  ‘Bonjour Poulet’ the debut album from Stephen EvEns (aka Mr Stephen Gilchrist – William D Drake band drummer).

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Stephen EvEns (with a FULL band)
Barringtone
William D. Drake
Rofl & Sam – voice & piano.

Tickets: £3 on the door – FREE entry to those sporting a shirt and tie

Thursday 9th March 2017

The Windmill, 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, London, SW2 5BZ


St Johns School Leatherhead 22 March

stjohnsschoo2St. John’s School Music Department & Onomatopoeia Records present an evening of music from:

William D. Drake
Arch Garrison
Stephen EvEns

Mr William D Drake will be performing an array of marvellous melodies at this beautiful old chapel, accompanied by Miss Nicola Baigent on clarinet.

The Old Chapel, St. Johns School, Epsom Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8SP
Doors 7:30pm
Tickets £10 on the door

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Arch Garrison – Leader of the North Sea Radio Orchestra, Craig Fortnam writes songs about the Mighty Thames, Roman Roads, ditches & mounds, vapour trails & mental un-health with Arch Garrison. Fans of North Sea Radio Orchestra have come to expect beautiful melodies, quality arrangements & chord progressions that make your insides go funny. These elements are all in abundance in Arch Garrison but this is a much sparser sound, with Craig’s instantly recognisable classical guitar playing combined with his trusty Philicorda organ.

Stephen EvEns (aka Stephen Gilchrist) has toured the world as an auxiliary cog in the machinery of major “indie-stardom” with the likes of Graham Coxon, The Damned & Charlotte Hatherley. Armed with a battered guitar & a casiotone, he has decided to take a walk through his own songbook for a change. His debut album “Bonjour Poulet” has been coaxed out by the sympathetic ears of Onomatopoeia records. It is a 43 minute song book mixing the spirit of Yo La Tengo & Ivor Cutler with broken friendships & human error.

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Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th February 2017. Sutton House, London.

suttonharpsichord3webTwo truly special William D Drake events at Sutton House, this coming Saturday and Sunday. Performing new arrangements of music from his albums, including Sea Nymphs and tracks not performed live before, Mr Drake will be playing a beautiful 16th century style harpsichord, accompanied by Miss Nicola Baigent on clarinet and crumhorn, and Mr James Larcombe with his hurdy-gurdy. On both nights Mr Larcombe will open proceedings with a solo set on melodeon.

The concerts will take place in a wood panelled chamber in the Tudor part of the house; it is a very intimate space with only a small number of seats available for each night.

By way of a taster, see Mr Drake play ‘The Black Blooded Clam’ on the harpsichord at Sutton House (recorded last week) www.facebook.com/careinthecommunityrecordings

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Saturday 4th Sunday 5th February 2017

Tickets: £20 + £2 booking fee = £22 Saturday 4th February 7pm , Sunday 5th February 7pm

Doors 7pm – 11.00pm –  Bar available during the Interval.

Sutton House, 2-4 Homerton High St, London E9 6JQ

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Sunday 12th March, Prohibition Cabaret Bar, Gateshead

Mr Drake is immensely pleased to be performing in Gateshead for the first time. An intimate solo show at the Prohibition Cabaret Bar, he’ll be singing a selection of tunes from the William D Drake/Sea Nymphs repertoire, you are invited to gather around the piano for a jolly sing-a-long to a few of the old favourites.

prohibitionbarwddwebEarlier in the evening Mr Gilchrist (William D Drake band drummer) aka Stephen EvEns will perform tunes from his new album Bonjour Poulet. www.facebook.com /stephenevensmusic

Sunday 12th March 2017 : 19.30-22.00

Tickets: £5 (over 18’s only) See Tickets

Prohibition Cabaret Bar, Arch 3, Brandling Street, Gateshead, NE3 2 BA

 

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Preston, The Ferret – Saturday 11 March 2017

Mr Drake is exceedingly pleased to be returning to Preston, for a cosy solo show at The Ferret. Singing a rousing selection of tunes from the William D Drake/Sea Nymphs repertoire, you are invited to gather around the piano for a sing-a-long to a few of the old favourites.

ferretsignwddweb Earlier in the evening Mr Gilchrist (William D Drake band drummer) aka Stephen EvEns will perform music and songs from his new album Bonjour Poulet (release February 17th 2017).

Support: Stephen EvEvns www.facebook.com/stephenevensmusic ; Firstname Frank www.facebook.com/FirstnameFrank

Saturday 11th March 2017 ; Doors: 19.30 –  Midnight

Entrance FREE

The Ferret, 55 Fylde Road, Preston. PR1 2XQ

 

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William D Drake Flummery, rare CD’s and vinyl now on Bandcamp…

During some rummaging and tidying in Mr Drake’s stock cupboard, we discovered a couple of boxes of rare CD’s – the first album William D Drake and the single Melancholy World, plus the vinyl 7″ Earthy Shrine. These treasures can be purchased from the William D Drake Bandcamp shop in the Flummery & Whatnots section.

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