Lantern Theatre show

Tickets are now on sale (click here!) for my Christmas Eve Eve Eve show at the beautiful Lantern Theatre in Sheffield’s Nether Edge on Sunday Dec 22nd.

I’ll be accompanied by Katherine and Hannah, and we’ll have support in the form of our brilliant birdy friends Sootytern. The Lantern is small and cosy, so book soon to avoid disappointment; last year’s Figureheads show sold out well in advance. (For those of you who were there, let’s all have another winter ginterval.)

Nat Johnson Lantern Theatre

Brass lass

In what was definitely the highlight of recording this album so far, I’ve had Stannington Brass Band in the studio recently.

Stannington at 2fly

This lovely bunch have been adding their immense talents to what I think will be the album’s opening song, ‘Not Now, Horse’. Here’s a six second preview (that’s all you’re getting for now!):

Having never worked with a brass band before I suddenly have two in my life, as I’m going to be accompanied by Cornerstone Brass at Sheffield City Hall, one of the many bands playing for free that night to raise money for the Women of Steel fund. They’ve written an arrangement for Sheffield Shanty, one of the two songs I’ll be performing at the event. Tickets here!

I’ll be back shortly with another gig announcement…

You say goodbye, you say hello

We bid the fondest of farewells to Emma Kupa, who has moved so far across the country that I can’t keep asking her to come to rehearsal without buying her a helicopter. She also has a new band, Mammoth Penguins, who are brilliant.


Joining Katherine and me to complete the trio on our ‘Nat, John and Son’ outings, is the very bloody talented Hannah Browne. Hannah sings like a boid and plays the flute, accordian and horn and we are very pleased to have her. Here’s Hannah in her other band, Early Cartographers:

pic by Cristina Simcea,

pic by Cristina Simcea,