Amy & Otis – album & tour news


Amy Lashley’s excellent debut album featured on Beat Surrender back in 2011, now she’s back with a new one, co-produced by partner Otis Gibbs and Thomm Jutz, I not had a listen to the whole album just yet but with these folks involved it’s going to be a keeper for sure, here’s the video for Blame The Wind from the album

Otis himself has just finished a new album, with the release date to be announced soon, he’s on tour in the UK and Europe in September and October.

Otis Gibbs Tour Dates
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09/29/16 London -Green Note
09/30/16 Torquay -The Crown and Sceptre
10/01/16 Brosely -The Birchmeadow Centre
10/02/16 Sheffield -The Greystones
10/04/16 Norwich -The Bicycle Shop
10/05/16 London -Leytonstone Ex-servicemens Club
10/06/16 Pocklington -Pocklington Arts Centre U
10/07/16 Gateshead -Caedmon Hall
10/08/16 Glasgow -Glasgow Americana Festival
10/09/16 Glasgow -Glasgow Americana Festival
10/11/16 Birmingham -The Kitchen Garden Cafe
10/12/16 Nottingham -The Maze
10/14/16 Basingstoke -The Forge At The Anvil
10/15/16 Plaxtol -Plaxtol Memorial Hall
10/17/16 Groningen -De Spieghel
10/18/16 Amsterdam -Paradiso Noord, Tuinzaal

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Otis Gibbs – July UK Tour Dates

Otis Gibs

Beat Surrender favourite Otis Gibbs is in the UK touring this summer with gigs across England and one in Cardiff, the tour includes dates in Shropshire, Staffordshire and Birmingham and follows the successful funding, via Kickstarter, of Otis’ latest album Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth – the tour kicks of on the 9th of July.

9th Fyfield, The Garret Sessions at The Queens Head
10th Cardiff, The Full Moon
11th Liverpool, Americana-UK @ Acoustic Dustbowl
14th Birmingham, The Kitchen Garden Cafe
15th Hove, The Palmeira
16th Norwich, The Bicycle Shop
18th Steventon, Truck Festival
20th Milton Keynes, The Stables
22nd Islington, (London) Pull Up The Roots, The Old Queen’s Head
23rd Biddulph, The Biddulph Arms
24th Bury, The Met
25th Doncaster The Roots Music Club, Ukrainian Centre
26th Broseley, The Birchmeadow
27th The Maze, Nottingham

If you not familiar please be sure to check out Otis’ excellent podcast Thanks for Giving a Damn, click here to get the iTunes link for the shows.

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What’s Kickin’ – Volume 5


The What’s Kickin’ series of CD’s reached number five last year and the quintet are all in my collection, they are wonderful representation of the music collectively called Americana and the eclectic compilations feature music performed by artists associated with the What’s Kickin’ club nights that have been at the forefront of the UK roots music scene in London for a number of years, the CD’s were produced to act as an companion to the live show that have now being re-established at The Crown in Leytonstone, not only are there some great tracks (often exclusives) from familiar and favorite artists but also some fantastic below-the-radar ones too which always get me digging around to find out more and invariably making a purchase or three.

The events themselves have established a reputation for hosting early gigs for a number of well-known acts including Pete Molinari, Damien Jurado, Southern Tenant Folk Union, Smoke Fairies, The Broken Family Band, John Murray and She Keeps Bees as well as a number of Beat Surrender favourites including The Lucky Strikes, Cusack, Leeroy Stagger, Redlands Palomino Co, Cam Penner, Old Lost John and Quiet Loner amongst others.

Volume 5 of the series has being re-launched to coincide with the return of What’s Cookin’ to the London music scene and acts as a great introduction to what you can expect at the live shows and will open-the-door to some great new music for the discerning listener.

1. Phillious Williams – Old Black Bell
2. Society – Fools End
3. Benjamin Folke Thomas – Another Day Of Being Lonesome (Another Day Of Being Blue)
03 Another Day Of Being Lonesome (Another Day Of Being Blue)
4. The Singing Adams – Brothers And Sisters
5. Treetop Flyers – Long Cold Winter
6. Hightown Crows – Stumbledown Stairs
7. Charlie Parr – Mastodon
8. Yngve & The Innocent – Pretending I Had Faith
9. Darrell Bath – Clinging On
10. The Nightingales – Ghost
11. Molly’s Daggers – Turn To Stone
11 Molly’s Daggers
12. Cowbell – All In Good Time
13. Lucas Renney – She Gives Me The Chills
14. Ian Thomas – Before The Sun Goes Down
15. The Whispering Pines – The Branches!
16. Lowlands – Gotta Be (Something Out There)
17. Otis Gibbs – Cross Country
18. The Lucky Strikes – Blood On The Estuary
19. Los Chicos – What’s Cookin’

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Otis Gibbs – UK / Ireland Tour – Update

Otis Gibbs UK / Ireland tour kicks of next week in Belfast and he’s over this side of the pond through to August, loved his last couple of albums and recommend you catch a show if you can.


Sunday 24 Belfast The Open House Festival @ The John Hewitt

02890 941 341 / 2pm, £10

Monday 25 Ballymore Eustace Mick Murphy’s Bar

Co. Kildare +353 (0) 86 3270780 or +353 (0) 45 864161 €12, 8.30pm

Tuesday 26 Dublin Whelan’s

+353 1 478 0776 / €15, 8pm
Thursday 28 Clonakilty De Barras Pub

Co. Cork 023 8833381 / €10, 9pm

Friday 29 Kilkenny Cleere’s

+353 5 6 7762573 / €12, 9.30pm
Saturday 30 Easton Maverick Festival 2012 – The Peacock Stage

Nr. Woodbridge, Suffolk 01728 746411 /

Sunday 1 Cirencester Winterwell Festival

Gloucestershire 0844 870 0000 /

Tuesday 3 Bristol The Hen & Chicken

07766 741 417 / £10, 7.30pm

Wednesday 4 Brighton The Prince Albert

01273 730 499 / £8, 8pm
Thursday 5 London The Boogaloo

Highgate 020 8340 2928 / £8, 8pm
Friday 6 Tingewick Tingewick Village Hall

Buckingham 01296 748268 / £12, 7.30pm
Saturday 7 Broseley The Birchmeadow Community Centre

Shropshire 07890 057832 / £8, 7.30pm
Sunday 8 Cottingham The Back Room

Nr. Hull 01482 847007 / £10, 8pm

Tuesday 10 Manchester 2022NQ

0161 761 2216 / £10, 7pm

Wednesday 11 Sheffield The Greystones

0114 266 5599 / £8, 7.30pm
Thursday 12 Wakefield Henry Boons Yard Bar

01924 378126 / £9, 7.30pm
Friday 13 Newcastle The Cluny 2

0191 230 4474 / £12, 7.30pm
Saturday 14 Sevenoaks The Rock Plaza, Stag Community Arts Centre

Kent 01732 450175 / £10, 7.30pm
Sunday 15 Salisbury Larmer Tree Festival

023 8071 1820 /

Monday 16 Birmingham The Kitchen Garden Café, King’s Heath

0121 443 4725 / £TBC, 7.30pm

Wednesday 18 Bury The Met – Studio Theatre

0161 761 2216 / £12, 8pm
Thursday 19 Nottingham The Maze @ The Forest Tavern

0115 947 5650 / £8, 7.30pm


Thursday 2 Plymouth The B-Bar

Devon 01752 242021 / £8, 8pm
Friday 3 Pilton Pilton Village Hall

Nr. Barnstaple 01271 373392 / £7, 8pm

Saturday 4 Sidmouth Sidmouth Folk Festival

Devon 01395 577952 /

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