Tour of The Balkans

Nisville Jazz Festival Nis Serbia

We’re most excited to be venturing east in mid-August, for a 6-date tour of jazz festivals and venues in Bulgaria and Serbia

Songlines, London Shows and Radio 3!

Songlines Music Awards

A nomination for the Songlines Music Awards, forthcoming London shows, a play on BBC Radio 3, plus news of a project with EMI and tour to the Balkans!

Sunday Times review + new live shots

Joelle Barker TG Collective

Release The Penguins reviewed in The Sunday Times, plus a new gallery of live photography from our mac Birmingham gig shot by Garry Corbett

How to make Penguins (Part I)

Suzy papercut 3

The first in several photo-blog posts about the making of Release The Penguins. Part 1 features the amazing paper-cut cover art of Suzy Taylor.

Russ Escritt

Russ Escritt with Andy Hamilton

We were all terribly sad to read the news this week that the great photographer, jazz supporter and all round lovely man – Russ Escritt – has passed away.

The Big Feastival

This Sunday we scurry south to play at The Big Feastival – a splendid looking food and music festival founded by Jamie Oliver and Blur’s Alex James …