Yippee Ki Yay People of Earth, and any of those from beyond…..
Myself, Ross and Andrea are currently pinging about the UK doing a few wee gigs to promote the release of our new album, SYMBIOSIS 2 – the sequel. We began our adventure down in Southport, in the Atkinson theatre, then on to FIBfest in Canterbury. We had the lovely Jimi Troup on Sound for these 2. Both venues we’ve played before with Treacherous Orchestra. In fact last time time we were in Southport with TO, we were so RAJJJJJ that the PA exploded into flames. Then there was Padgate in Canterbury, which I won’t go into. So, I’m overwhelmed that we were even allowed back to these lovely venues. For this, we are much appreciative!! On the first leg (if two gigs amount to a whole leg???), we were joined by the mighty Owen Sinclair of Tannara and Inyal. Not only is he a mega musician, he also moonlights as Connor Macgregors stunt double. We all know it’s not really Connor taking those blows!! He’s a big pussy cat.
Check out Owens music here……https://tannaramusic.com
This week we belted it down to LANDAN TAN. We began this substantially meatier leg (3 gigs), in Kings Place, London. This was the official debut of some material from the new album, and I have to say, it wisnae shite. It’s put us in good stead for the big band gig, album launch, oh ya hoor ye, extravaganza on the 28th. We then went onto Belper where we played a gig that was put on by Andy Inns of Black dog radio. Andy hosts a brilliant internet radio show promoting a wide range of brilliant folk music. http://black-dog-radio.com. Thanks a million to Andy, Lynne, Bob, and Mia for arranging a rocking gig, and putting us up, well, putting up with us. We had a great night! Next stop was Kendal Brewery Arts Centre. This was another lovely gig. We’re very luck that we have had such amazing, warm, welcoming audiences. All that turned out have made it incredibly comfortable and a lot of fun to play. During this chunk we were joined by the Queen of Garlic, the most organised person on the folk scene…..Jenn Butterworth……honorary member of the SYMBIOSIS band. Jenn is a very talented, and hard working folky. She teaches full time at the RCS, and also plays in several mighty musical outfits. You can check Jenn’s music here …….http://www.jennandlb.com
http://www.kinnarisquintet.com …….keep an 👁 out for this album. It’s gonna be a thing of great beauty!!!
We’re now all in a secret bunker somewhere in Glasgow, in submerged regeneration pods. They will be unlocked and we’ll be hatched again on Thursday, just in time for our next hefty burst of 4 gigs. We’ll be heading to Stornaway, Glenbuchat, Isle of Man, and Perth. Then the last gigs will be Skye, and back home to Glasgow for the BIG album launch. The official fling will be held on the 28th of April in the Drygate, Glasgow. We’ll be joined by the full band, consisting of Duncan Lyall, Steve ‘the Shtickleback’ Byrnes, Martin o’ Neill, Jenn Butterworth, Gus Sicard, and a string section led by Patsy Reid. There will also be support from the incredible Project Smok. https://projectsmok.com
Check out our dates at https://m.facebook.com/rossandali/?locale2=en_GB
We also have special Drygate ticket bundles here …..https://rossandali.bandcamp.com
Tix can also be bought here ….https://www.drygate.com
We’d love to see you along the way……if you have nothing better to do!!