You read that right! On September 7th, Homeless Shakespeare & The Pigeon Theatre will be releasing their first album as a band. Focused on the Gyp-Hop Sound, Caravan O’Funk sees to partying, romance, masturbating, relationships, depression, wonder and satire in its lyrical content, with the renowned blues-edged gypsy-funk rap-rock churned out so smoothly by the band.
The support acts are marvellous, and you’ll be hearing more about them from me over the coming weeks. For now, stay excited, and don’t forget to catch us at The Soundhouse on 26th July, alongside Timmas, Hayche GriiiM and more, or, at Barefoot Festival on 28th and 29th July!
For now, ta-ta
My sincerest apologies for being quiet on here for the last 2 months! If you follow my other social media accounts, you’ll have seen I’ve been busy with the Pigeon Theatre, whittling down to the brittle bones of the tracks, and it’s going great!
Since my last post in April, we’ve had a photoshoot (with Haz Kirk Photography), started work on new material, been off to Spalding to showcase the gyp-hop sound, nailed a few local shows including supporting Stylite in The Vault, performed on a house boat, and just last night had a sterling headline show at the 2Funky Music Cafe! So yeah, we’ve been busy.
In fact, here’s some snippets of last night’s shenanigans!
It’s an odd experience, going from a long-term solo artist to having a full band to lead – it’s lovely! It really frees you up to play around with the dynamics and arrangements of the music, providing an entirely new dimension! It’s all going well with The Pigeon Theatre; songs are getting tighter and the psychic musicianship is really developing, it’s a beautiful progression!
In case I don’t write again for a while, here’s a list of upcoming shows!
22nd June – The Vault, Leicester, £2 OTD, supporting 94 Gunships (full band)
30th June – Duffy’s Bar, Leicester, T.C. Costello’s Tour Denouement
26th July – The Soundhouse, Leicester, £3 OTD (free if you were born in July), Crabfest
29th July – Barefoot Festival, Leicestershire
Until then, tata
So the months pass quicker than the wind blows, and the progress of the band is no less speedy! With a quartet show on the 6th, where we’ll be blasting out all the up-beat, funky Gyp-Hop madness, alongside Situation Cure and Kafkadiva, and a solo show at The Roundhouse on 14th (both of which are free entry, by the way) you have some great opportunities to catch us in action!
Aside from that, April sees the start of us hitting the studio! Taking full advantage of the access to Echo Factory, we’ll be getting started on a single to launch alongside our headline show at 2Funky Music Cafe in June! It’s all very exciting!
So, just a little update for you all! Hopefully we’ll be seeing you at one of the shows! Until then, live long and prosper
April 6th sees a triumphant return from the Homeless Shakespeare band, with a twist in the line up! This time, Lon will be mastering the funk on the bass, Tom will be back on the pounding beats and we welcome a new member, trumpet player Adam Davison of Not My Good Arm and Brassick Bears, to the troupe!
Alongside us, Pi Bar have Situation Cure, and still more to be announced, coming to entertain the locals! As per usual with Pi Bar, entry is completely free and drinks are pouring!
Hello again guys!
I hope you enjoyed ‘Cake’ and the other tracks so far on my Bandcamp. There’s been a lot of the bluesy, jazzy hip-hop, but at the end of the month, me and George will be taking a trip to Loughborough’s Fearon Hall to perform the more chilled out, jazzy numbers.
Amidst a lineup of raw talent, this is bound to be a great show! We Are The Giant are an acoustic folk duo, with a lot going for them by the looks of their album review! Click their name to be directed to their Facebook page.
The headliners though, well, to see them in such a venue is only going to be a marvellous experience! The artistic noise of pain, joy, love and hate swell at Siobhan Mazzei‘s live shows. The band has this dynamic that just, works. Siobhan, the frontwoman – a powerful singer with equally as powerful lyrics and songs, levitate by the exceptional musicianship of the band. Again, click on the name to be linked to their Facebook page.
So, remember, 8PM on 27th January at Fearon Hall, Loughborough, is definitely the place to be!