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So we played Shacklewell Arms with Puma Rosa and A Dead Forest Index. The great and the good were there and we all sweated it out together. From here on in we have decided to call the band(me, Sarah Anderson and Jenny Moore) BAS JAN instead of SERAFINA STEER – for the sake of clarity.BAS JAN played at How The Light Gets In Festival in Hay-On-Wye and had a great time despite sound ‘issues’. Still we could have had no finer consolation than Helen Lederer saying how we’ve all been there, in the bar afterwards. Including Michael Crick who wasn’t so sure if he had been there since it was his birthday and he had enjoyed a few glasses of white wine. And anyway, that made it all seem much more desirable and rite of passage.We have not been able to get a gig at Supernormal despite someone in the band actually knowing someone who works there and us asking directly which I guess is how all bands get to play at festivals rightI have done a classical harp recital for the first time in ages, at Chiswick House. Which is where the Duchess of Devonshire, who played the harp a bit , lived , a bit . Now that I have done all this practice, I am arranging some more recitals to raise funds for Nepal. One will be at a round tower church in Suffolk in July with my friend Catherine Carter. So that’s it. BAS JAN (i feel the capitals are necessary) pretty much have an album ready and we are going to go in the studio over summer. Then I think I will go walkabout.

I am very pleased to announce that for the London, Brighton and European dates supporting the Decemberists, I shall be playing with Sarah Flossy  and Jenny Moore . Both incredible artists and good company for the road.

Feb tour! Supporting The Decembrists UK and Europe

We are supporting THE DECEMBRISTS in February 2015
UK and Europe. We can’t wait and are looking forward to everything about it. M *= with band more details to follow
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The Decemberists Tour Dates-

Date Venue Location

Feb 13, 2015 O2 Academy Glasgow, United Kingdom
Feb 14, 2015 O2 Academy Leeds, United Kingdom
Feb 16, 2015 O2 Academy Bristol, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
Feb 17, 2015 Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 18, 2015 The Institute Birmingham, United Kingdom
Feb 20, 2015 Brighton Dome Brighton, United Kingdom* SOLD OUT
Feb 21, 2015 O2 Brixton Academy London, United Kingdom* SOLD OUT
Feb 23, 2015 Paradiso Grote Zaal Amsterdam,Netherlands*
Feb 24, 2015 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium*
Feb 25, 2015 DOORNROOSJE Nijmegen, Netherlands*
Feb 26, 2015 Astra Berlin, Germany* SOLD OUT
Feb 28, 2015 Kaufleuten Zurich, Switzerland*
Mar 01, 2015 Magazzini Generali Milan, Italy*

13th Dec at The Dentist with Seamus Fogarty and Player Piano

Saturday, December 13
at 7:00pm
Next Week

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33 Chatsworth Rd
33 Chatsworth Rd, E5 0LH London, United Kingdom

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SEAMUS FOGARTY (Lost Map Records) presents HOT CHESTNUTS, saying as he does so the following words…

“The inaugural Hot Chestnuts Christmas Jamboree featuring a selection of acts whom I’ve been lucky to hear and perform with over the years.”

“I first encountered Player Piano in the small hours of the morning in a town hall in East Fife in 2009 where I drunkenly insisted he stop playing the piano and let me sing a song, at which point everyone left. He was amazing then and is still amazing now.”

“I’ve known Serafina Steer since I moved to London back in the 70s. Every one of her albums is a uniquely beautiful thing and having shared a few festival bills over the years, I can say her live show is similarly so, oh yes…”

“For my own set, Emma Smith will be joining in on Jaw Harp and Aram Zarakian will be getting his bongos out. These guys are amazing and there’s even been talk of some rehearsals so it could be spectacular, a real hot chestnut”

“If this event had been on last year it would definitely have sold out so be sure and grab your tickets quick to avoid disappointment…also tickets are limited to 50…”


Seamus Fogarty grew up in Co Mayo in the west of Ireland and spent his early years writing songs about mountains that steal t-shirts, women who look like dinosaurs and various other unfortunate incidents. Based in London, his debut album God Damn You Mountain was released by Scottish indie label Fence Records on 2012. Hailed by the Irish Times as ‘one of the best Irish albums of recent years’, it was critically acclaimed on its release, leading to a slot on the main stage of The Green Man festival in Wales and extensive UK tours with the likes of James Yorkston, Pictish Trail and Malcolm Middleton (Arab Strap). Selling out its initial run of 100,000 albums, God Damn You Mountain was given the deluxe treatment earlier this year by new label Lost Map Records where it is available to buy for yourself, or as a great Christmas present for a loved one.

Player Piano:
“Player Piano is the musical vessel of Jeremy Radway, a refugee from the Midwest of America. He brings merriment and cheer in the form of songs about Entropy, Love and the End of the World from his forthcoming LP Radio Love out on State51 records in Feb 2015.”

Serafina Steer: