Festival season has started!
2nd March 2017
So, Eurosonic was a busy one for Elle Exxe and apart from a packed main room at Huize Maas Elle played a beautiful piano version of Lie To Me on a Dutch rooftop in Groningen... http://www.balconytv.com/videos/elle-exxe-lie-to-me Also a short interview in Danish, by Carsten Holm. It's around 41 minutes into the show http://www.dr.dk/radio/ondemand/p6beat/weekend-med-carsten-holm-6#!/ And came back to the UK to front page news....
Its been an action packed 2015 here at Dawson Breed Music HQ with some very exciting events, and some not so exciting (like the website being down). We had Common Tongues playing various festivals including The Great Escape, and released their single New Moon. Rachael Sage returned for another summer of festivals, European gigs and a tour support with the legendary Judy Collins. Canadian artiste Jill Barber came over for a couple of special UK shows as part of her European tour, and the latest news that Elle Exxe will be playing The Great Escape 2016 which we're all very excited READ MORE
In the last three weeks we've had Liverpool Sound City, Music Week Awards, Great Escape, and the Ivor Novello Awards with Common Tongues playing at fabulous venue Zanzibar for Liverpool Sound CIty on the same bill as Rae Morris, We Were Evergreen, Syd Arthur & Sunshine Underground. As always, LSC had some great panels with a couple of excellent sync panels. Networking with other delegates is always highly important at conferences and LSC is a great facilitator of networking. LSC always programmes great grass-roots music, as well READ MORE
Pre orders are now available on iTunes for Common Tongues brand new EP Tether & Twine due for release April 15 2013. We've had a very busy start to the year here at DBM. Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) in January is always a fantastic way to start the year, kicking off with the European Border Breaker Awards (EBBAs) and the European Festival Awards. And in February we had Rachael Sage playing with Sadie & The Hotheads and a special performance by Common Tongues at the Apple Store, Regents Street, London to launch their single Solitary Thinker. The ILMC early March was great fun as READ MORE
It was a fabulous kick off to 2013 by the river Thames for the New Year celebrations and a good opportunity for a winter update of all things going on in the DBM camp! We had Rachael Sage back in the UK for a Caffe Nero tour and playing some European dates, including a very special appearance and signing at the Apple Store on Regents Street, London and a support slot at the fabulous London venue The Troubadour supporting the brilliant Sadie and The Hotheads ( the READ MORE
Summer 2012 has been a busy one here at DBM with Caffe Nero tours, festivals and the Olympics in London, 2012 has been pretty full on. Common Tongues have had a particularly busy year with very successful trips playing Hasenschaukel at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Norwich Sound & Vision festival & conference and Sligo Live Festival in Ireland where they played 3 gigs at Fureys, Chapters and The Model, and 3 live radio sessions on RTE1's John Murray READ MORE
We are delighted to announce that Common Tongues have been selected to play at Reeperbahn Festival this year. On Friday 10pm September 21st 2012 at Hasenschaukel Silbersackstr. 1720359 Hamburg as part of the annual showcase event, so for all our European friends we hope to see you there!
It's been a busy time here at DBM HQ with barely the time to talk about it! We've had Felix Fables doing the Station Sessions at St. Pancras http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxIaBwyibmc launching their new video to The Inventor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBMzDxNlz5s and going out on a Caffe Nero tour, with all gig dates listed on their website so catch a gig near you! We've also had Common Tongues selected to play at Colston Hall in Bristol as one of 5 finalists (over 100 entries were received) for the Isambard Folk Awards. The finalists were bands Evening Chorus (from Cardiff), Brightonians Common Tongues (Brighton) READ MORE
Always enjoyable with great panels, fantastic bands to see, and plenty of drinks parties, as usual we headed off to Groningen to Noorderslag/Eurosonic arriving early for the EBBAs with live performances from the 10 winners, which included the fantastic Irishman James Vincent McMorrow, Belgian Selah Sue and the Netherlands very own Afrojack. Followed swifly by the European Festival awards, with an excellent live performance from Selah Sue and a lifetime achievement ward for Michael Eavis, it was a busy first night!