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TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR!!

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It's D-Day... Friday 1st March

AND FOR ALL YOU LATECOMERS...

TICKETS WILL NOW BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR FOR TONIGHT'S GIG!

£15.00 STANDING ONLY 

NO EXCUSES NOW PLEASE!  SEE YOU THERE... Doors 7pm NORTH HIDDEN BARN, RG17 0PY

 

 

SAVE THE DATE! Album Launch Party!

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You see, I promised didn't I...  I said I would come back and tell you about a gig, the gig, that was gonna be my album launch, and here it is.  Better late than never some would say (and maybe some wouldn't!) but on FRIDAY 1ST MARCH 2013 it is happening! A very special night, not only for me, but also in order to raise funds for the fantastic Sarah Greene Charity which directly funds research into triple negative breast cancer (and get results).  It feels really good that to know that I can stand up there on that night, and feel proud that my work over the last few years is actually going to benefit someone other than me. That's the way it should be.

That aside, I am totally excited that I now have an answer to that pernnial question 'when is your album gonna be finished' and not only that, I have got the most amazing band who will be there with me on the night making it sound flippin' fantastic.  I wanna see you there! Go buy a ticket and feel good that you're getting and giving at the same time.  See the gig section for details on the 'whens and wheres' of it all.

 

 

Are we there yet...?

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Hey. It's Polly here.  I thought I should say 'Hi'.

Well. This may be the longest album in history!  Not content-wise, fear not, but ain't it funny how time seems to fly...  Let's hope it's given me the time to 'grow as an artist', or something. 

For all those who have noticed it's been rather a while shall we say, since my last News I really have nothing to say in my defence. I've been a bad friend.

Ok, so while the completion of this album has, at times, felt like some kinda 'mirage' the end is finally in now sight and I feel like I might have something to say about it all again!  It's been an really exciting time over the last couple of months with a huge handful of musical talent being thrown at the album from all angles - some amazing Hammond organ from Richard Milner (who took time out from gigging with James Morrison to come and play); the pure joy hoe-down sounds of banjo and fiddle from the legendary Joe Brown, and his son Pete giving it some god-damn funky electric guitar and super soulful pedal steel.  And it feels really incredible to me that these guys are in a studio cabin, playing on my little ol' album. It's Cool.  That's not even mentioning the incredible work Sam Brown continues to do, as a musician, a mentor and a friend.

And now we may have a lauch date! (That's launch, not lunch). An Album Launch/Charity Fundraiser 'Christmas Show' in Berkshire.   But I'll tell you about that in a minute...

 

The Album...

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After a summer of labels and legals Polly is now officially recording her first album release.  Working closely with Sam Brown, we can expect a 'first cut' to be emerging in spring next year. 

Taking some established favourites and a strong collection of new tracks, Polly is working to create an album true to her 'acoustic' heart while layering it up with a 1970's 'country rock and blues' feel, harking back to some of her long time favourites such as Crosby Stills and Nash, Bread, and Creedance Clearwater Revival.  No mean feat!  But with Sam Brown at the helm, we can expect a result full of truth, heart, and soul.  And we can't wait!!

 

Streets Of Heaven Album Tour

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Now fully on board with the John Illsley album tour, Polly will be joining the band over the coming weeks and months as guitarist and vocalist, as they cover Europe and the UK promoting the new album 'Streets of Heaven'.  After a short stint in Germany in mid May, the main dates commence from mid June covering France and the Netherlands, before coming home for a UK wide tour on the 'O2 Academy' circuit.  Check the website or Myspace for dates and times and John Illsley website for tickets and prices.

Upon return....

Polly goes in to the studio to start laying down her album! 

 
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