Hello everyone. Wow. What a month it has been so far. Just as I was getting ready for the release of Dorothea's Boat, as well as my trip back from California to England, I was hit hard by the flu. Aches, shivers, coughs, sneezes, sore throat, the list goes on. Suffices to say, it couldn't have happened at a less opportune time (as if there is ever a good time for flu), and it made the release of Dorothea's Boat a rather disjointed one.
Alas. Dorothea's Boat is out. After years of setbacks, management changes (and finally becoming completely independent), talks with labels (and subsequent disappointments) etc. it was your generosity that meant the album could actually be release. I had always had reservations with regards to crowdfunding, but I am staggered by the support I was afforded. My mind is changed!
Thank you all so much.
If you haven't heard it yet, you can do so here!
Whilst releasing Dorothea's Boat I have also been spending a lot of time in London producing Eleni Skarpari/EchoWants her VoiceBack's debut EP. So far the sessions have been going really, really well, and we are hoping to have everything recorded by the end of March. I will be taking the recordings back home to California, and the it should all be mixed by mid-April. Keep checking back to find out more details as they are unveiled.
And finally. This Friday (20th March) will see the official launch of Ishikawa Records. In keeping with the community nature of the label, Mikey and I are hosting an evening at Harlequin's in our town of birth, York. Head down if you are in the area. There will be performances from Rory Welbrock and Epilogues, and it will also be the launch show for Dorothea's Boat. We will be discussing what Ishikawa is, and how you can all get involved.
That's all for now!