The brand new album ‘A Northern Soul’ will be released on Monday 1st February 2021.
It will be available to stream and download from all the main sites, plus as a strictly limited edition CD via my Bandcamp at http://joesolomusic.bandcamp.com
‘A Northern Soul’ is eleven new songs written and recorded over the last 18 months and I can’t wait for you to hear it. My musical partner in crime Rebekah Findlay sprinkles her magic dust over six of the tracks and I’m also joined by the fantastic Jess Silk on ‘Hugs & Handshakes‘, a song dreaming of a post-Covid world where gigs are back and human contact is in 3D once more.
You can stream that, and ‘Music Will Find A Way’, a song about resilience in the face of adversity, and featuring the Rebekah Findlay String Quartet, on the Bandcamp link above.
The album was recorded in T’Shed, Findlay Towers and Silk Central, all remotely, and then mixed here before being mastered by Chris Miley at Strange Reality Studios…..so no lockdown rules were violated in its production.
There will be a ‘Live From T’Shed’ gig to launch it on Saturday March 13th, a date picked because it marks the anniversary of my last REAL gig before Covid kept us all under house arrest. It will be a mini-festival featuring Boss Caine, Jess Silk, Carol Hodge and Matt Hill as well as myself so will be well worth putting in that new diary.
So PLEASE pre-order if you can from http://joesolomusic.bandcamp.com and let’s get this show on the virtual road. You won’t be disappointed.
Oh, and you won’t have long to wait for the next album……I have written it in five manic days and it is ready to be performed on Saturday May 8th to mark the 80th anniversary of the worst days of the bombing of Hull during WW2.
The album should be ready for that day, and is called ‘A Northern Coastal Town: Hull In The Blitz’.
Watch this space.