This particular corner of Sheffield is having a little Record Store Day party this Saturday, hosted by Walkley’s own independent record shop Tonearm Vinyl and the sit-down off licence across the road, Walkley Beer Co. I’ll be joining in, playing an unplugged set in Walkley Beer Co. accompanied by Katherine & Oliver. See further down for more details!
To help new visitors to Walkley find their way around, here’s a little map showing a few favourite spots (with apologies to Vito’s, Rowsha etc – couldn’t fit all of you on!) Click and zoom for a slightly bigger version:
Saturday 18 April, 12-5
Walkley Beer Co & Tonearm Vinyl
South Road, Walkley, Sheffield S6 (95 and 52 buses)
Robberie – 1pm
John T Angle and the Spirit Levels – 2pm
Me! – 3pm
Neil McSweeney – 4pm
Last night we played at the Old Sharrow Junior School as part of the For the Common Good festival in a double headliner with The Big Eyes Family Players. Here are a couple of vids (they’re a bit dark mind, but you know what we look like). First is ‘January’, one of my Figureheads songs that we’ve slightly reworked, then there’s our version of the folk song ‘Green, Green Rocky Road’, on which we were joined by Heather and Sharron from Big Eyes.
On 12th June 2014, The Sun delivered 20 million free special issues to homes across England (everywhere except Liverpool).
When I got home yesterday and found a copy had been pushed through my letterbox, my first thought was for the trees. I felt a pang of terrible sadness for all the beautiful trees that had grown so slowly and gracefully, only to be turned into copies of this awful ‘news’paper.
So I decided to ‘edit’ the front page and give it back to the trees. This is an acrylic painting, measuring 26 x 28cm. I will frame it as part of the price. Postage is included. All proceeds will go to the Woodland Trust.