Monday, 19 August 2019

Simfonica's "Letters In Time" on eBay...

A quick plug for Simfonica’s “Letters In Time” DVD, available from eBay (amongst other sources). 

To quote The Sunday Experience’s 2017 review, “…the vivid beauty of Debussy and the gravitas of John Tavener...”.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Simfonica - "De Profundis"...

I’m giving a little belated attention to Simfonica… 

This is “De Profundis” from the DVD “Letters In Time”

Like I’ve said, it’s best experienced on a huge screen and through the biggest speakers you can find (or headphones!).


Saturday, 10 August 2019

Help required- "1917 Revolution" on CBS label?

Now here’s a thing – help required! DJ Chris Bent has been in touch with a query.

On his Radio Seagull and Carillon Radio 1476 shows, Chris plays all single releases from fifty years ago, week by week.

Four weeks ago, on 18th July, he played “1917 Revolution” on its official release-anniversary day. However, he’s now discovered that the single was also listed as being a CBS RELEASE ON 15th AUGUST and he’s asking if I ever came across a version on the old orange CBS label. And my answer is, no, I never did.

Can anyone help?

These weird things do occur, and “1917 Rev” did come out on the “CBS-orange” Dandelion label in the Netherlands. But that was a year later…

Anyway, bless ’im, Chris will be playing both “1917 Revolution” and first, the B-side “Sleeping Town”, on next Friday’s show. The podcast is already up online – do give it a listen. “Sleeping Town” is a real rarity for airplay (it starts at 24.36).

Any thoughts on this anomaly appreciated!

Simfonica - better late than never...

I’ve been a bit busy of late, so haven’t really had much time to be looking after Simfonica!

Just a quick reminder the Simfonica CDs and DVD are still available through Bandcamp, Discogs and various other outlets.

Here’s a sample – “From A Birmingham Jail” from the “Letters In Time” DVD…

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Beau at Reverbnation...

A quick reminder for folks who don’t know (or might have forgotten!) that there’s a Beau feature page at Reverbnation

All sorts of samples and goodies...

Friday, 26 July 2019

The relevance of “Gerrymander Street Blockade”...

So much of this week’s shenanigans in UK politics remind me of why I wrote “Gerrymander Street Blockade” (on the “When Butterflies Scream” set). 

I’m sure no one else will pick up on the association, but hey ho…

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Beau on South Leeds Radio...

Big shout-out for Nick Briggs' show on the relatively-new South Leeds Radio.

Nick was kind enough to open his show last evening with "Welcome" from the first "Beau" album. If you missed the programme, it'll get repeat airings tonight, Saturday and Sunday, and will then go up on Mixcloud. Give it your support!

Many thanks, Nick! My first-ever broadcast was on BBC Radio Leeds back in '68!

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

"Strangers in the Room - A Journey Through the British Folk Rock Scene 1967-73" - new(ish) release...

Rather nice little item that includes “1917 Revolution” just been flagged up to me! 

The three-CD “Strangers In The Room” came out in March on Grapefruit, apparently! No one tells me anything… 

Looks good, though!

Sunday, 2 June 2019


Three albums of mine that have had two different covers. Is this a record (boom, boom!)?

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

"Men Of The World" on Rocker show...

Just catching up on Rocker’s April Dandelion Radio show last night on the old Smart TV, and what do I come across but “Men Of The World” from “Damascus Road” – about half way through, I think. 

Many thanks to the big man!

Sunday, 12 May 2019

"Lacey Fayre" on "Alternative Roots"...

Just had the chance to listen to Mike Davies’ excellent “Alternative Roots” show from this lunchtime, now up on Mixcloud. 

Many thanks indeed Mike for playing “Lacey Fayre”, the longest track on the “Damascus Road” album; and also – surprise, surprise! – my station ident for “Alternative Roots” as an intro to the song. 

Do check out the whole show if you get the chance. However, if you’re shortcutting, the Beau bit kicks off around 59.20. Enjoy!

Friday, 10 May 2019

"Silence Returns" on "Uneasy Listening"...

Many thanks to Rachel C for featuring "Silence Returns" on her "Surprise Fuzz" edition of "Uneasy Listening" (WPRB Princeton) a couple of weeks back. 

AND, it opened the show (straight after her Bay City Rollers sig tune...!)

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

"Damascus Road" lyrics on Musixmatch...

Grateful thanks to Vincas Stepankevicius for making the lyrics for the "Damascus Road" album available on Musixmatch!

Much appreciated!

Saturday, 4 May 2019

"Damascus Road" in Macedonia...

Well, I knew "Damascus Road" was out in Russia (distributed through Yandex), but this is a first for me; Macedonia!

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Beau station idents...

Just recorded a couple of station idents for UneasyListening on WPRB Princeton! 

Go, Rachel!