Tag: live music

New Album ‘Songs of the River Rea’ nearly finished

Hi folks,

I’m excited to reveal that the new album, entitled Songs of the River Rea, is  nearly ready. The album will feature 11 original songs including ‘Driving Home‘ and ‘Cold November Day‘ (see below for Youtube clips). Thanks Gordon Dipple for filming!


I’ve been recording the new album with my brother Joe Bennett (of The Dreaming Spires and Co-Pilgrim) at Truck Studios on occasional weekends over the last 18 months.

Once finished, we hope to release the album in Spring 2016 and will be having a little UK tour to promote the release. If you’ve got any ideas of venues or festivals I could play (either solo, duo or with a band), drop me a line (email: katyrosebennett @ gmail.com or twitter @ktbennett ) or if you’d like me to come and play a house concert, let me know!

I know it’s been a long time coming but it’s very nearly there – Thank you for your patience!

Over and out.

Katy Rose x

 

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Birmingham gig this Wednesday 2nd October 2013 with Kirsty McGee

Hi all,

I’m just learning a few harmonies to sing with the lovely Kirsty McGee at The Kitchen Garden Cafe this Wednesday 2nd October 2013. It should be a good’un, 7.30pm doors, 8pm music.

For more info: http://www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk/events.php?pid=main

Check out Kirsty’s music here: http://www.kirstymcgee.com/

Wednesday 2nd October 2013
8pm (Doors 7.30pm)
Tickets: £9 adv
Kitchen Garden cafe
York Rd, Kings Heath, B14 7SA
Tel: 0121 443 4725
www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk

Over and out!

x

 

Wood Festival – keep the fire burning

It’s been a week and a half since the utopian bubble that is the Wood Festival. On the way home back to Birmingham by train on the Sunday night, I could still feel the warm glow of belonging to the (albeit temporary) Wood community: people brought together by love of music, of the earth, of creativity, of shared experience. Then I reached the cold, sterile surroundings of the ‘new’ New Street station and gradually that feeling was replaced by the need to get home without any of my belongings going missing.

This was one of my musical highlights of the weekend – the wonderful Wood Brothers, headlining on the Saturday night:

I’m always a little disappointed that the real world isn’t the same as the Wood world. That people don’t say hello as you walk past. That people don’t burst in to spontaneous song round campfires. That people don’t let their kids run around in fields barefoot, chasing bubbles with wooden swords.

And it got me thinking that, maybe, a little bit of that Wood spirit can continue through our lives in the months between Woods and we can refuel it each year when we return. And, maybe, that’s the point.

So, wherever you are, say ‘Hello’ to the people that walk down your road.

Find a green space that you can lie or dance or sing in. (This is mine).

Learn how to make felt flowers.

And give yourself a day every so often with your phone switched off.

Keep the Wood fire burning until the next time.