Firstly, my new years resolution is to get organised. It is impossible but the good people at lost map are helping.
I’ve some how got locked out of the basjan.co.uk website so I can’t update it. lol
The album Yes I Jan is coming out digitally on Feb 9th. It will be available for pre-order at some point TBC. The physical release date is hopefully Feb 23rd
If you would like to be notified of when presales go up then best follow me or lost map on twitter (@serafinasteer) or the bas jan band page on face book.
There will be an amazing infinite megamix tape that will be for the first 100 pre-orders of the album. I will post a list of contributors soon.
We have a gig in Bristol on 14th Feb (yes THAT DAY) and Edinburgh 24th Feb. We’ll be doing a live session on Marc Riley on Feb 7th
LONG LIVE THE JAN
IN WHATEVER WAY IS MOST MEANINGFUL TO YOU
Very belated news! I won a Paul Hamlyn award (as well as these other 9 artists)
This coincided with my old laptop finally expiring so I haven’t been able to update my website. So that was one of the first things I spent some money on and now I am able to write about all the things that have already happened.
I did an interview about the Paul Hamlyn award on the FreakZone with Stuart Maconie. Listen here . They also play ‘Argument’ from the forthcoming Bas Jan album. That’s the first airplay I believe!
You can buy this single for £1 as part of the Lost Map Postcard series and with that you get an exclusive remix of No Sign by JP Buckle (All Seeing I/ Relaxed Muscle)Bas Jan are performing at the Union Chapel AND Dalston Boys Club on Saturday 9th December
I’ve been performing solo a bit. Mainly in Scotland for some reason. Most recently at Tae Sup Wi’ A Fifer alongside Alasdair Roberts, Scott H(Frightened Rabbit) and James Yorkston (who programmes the concert series)
Also myself and Catherine Carter (vocalist) have formed an experimental voice and harp duo called Extext. We made our debut at Sonic Imperfections in New Cross earlier this month.
And I performed alongside lots of very interesting and clever speakers for Sally O’Reilly’s ‘The Doubting Colloquy’ at The Whitechapel Art Gallery. I wrote a new song with some words by Sally. The event was about DOUBT, a in Sally’s novel ‘Crude’. Again I will upload a recording if one transpires.
For those of you that have read this far! I will be a couple of tunes with Patrick Wolf at his Bush Hall gig 18.12/17
Sonic Imperfections is an experimental music night at The Montague Arms in New Cross.
Catherine Carter and myself are performing under the name EXTEXT at Sonic Imperfections, Montegue Arms in New Cross, on Tuesday 14th November.
It’ll be so NEW and REAL you won’t believe what it is.
We can’t believe what it is.
But there it will be.
It will begin happening on Tuesday 13th November right there and then.
I played with John T.Gast at Wysing Music Festival yesterday. Here is a picture.
I have just put this up on Bandcamp. it’s my first album from 2007, originally released on Static Caravan. You can have it for free or pay.
I’ll be playing with amazing Rachel Horwood. and THEN Rozi Plain will play with her band. to raise money for these amazing initiatives
The ‘Kids Kino Project’ was set up in response to the Haitian earthquake and they provide film screenings and workshops to children who have been displaced by crises. Subsequently they’ve been out to Nepal and Dunkirk, and are currently preparing to send a team to a refugee camp in Greece.
The ‘South Street Kids Radio Project’ works with children from disadvantaged backgrounds living in Ipswich and is fundraising to help support and further their participation in the arts, dance, music and theatre.