Airplay, gigs, parties and an album launch…

There’s a lot happening this week!

Jez Nelson, Jazz on 3Tonight (October 26th) at 11pm, BBC Radio 3’s Jazz on 3 will feature a track from the upcoming Family Band album, using it to open the show no less!

You can listen live or on catch-up on the BBC website.

Tomorrow (Tuesday 27th October), Family Band will get a bit more airplay when they are featured on Scott Murphy’s Fresh Jam UK radio show. This time, Bring Lulu will be played in the middle of the show which airs at 8pm and is then repeated several times in the coming weeks. Full information on the Fresh Jam UK website.

Riley Stone-LonerganRiley Stone-Lonergan will be at Ronnie Scott’s in London this week for three nights, supporting pianist Michel Legrand. We believe all three nights are sold out so those who have tickets are in for a treat!

Ronnie Scott’s website.

RecordingOn Thursday 29th October, Leeds Fold are holding a Studio Party to celebrate their new recording studio/rehearsal space. There will be a set by Kim Macari, Jamil Sheriff, Will Howard, Kathy Dyson, Sam Quintana and Jordan Dinsdale, a jam, the recording of a new original christmas tune by the Honeybirds complete with handbell orchestra and a lot of beer from Leeds Brewery. Tickets are all but sold out so move quick if you want to attend. Studio Party eventbrite.

And finally to round off the week, Sunday November 1st sees the launch of the new Family Band album! Taking place at Seven Arts in Leeds at 1.30pm, the band will play music from the album plus a whole set of brand new music then you can rush home and buy a copy of the album!

Event information can be found on the Seven Jazz website.

Photo by Maria Alzamora

Join us on the airwaves or at gigs, help spread the word by sharing the info on facebook and twitter – every little helps!

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NEWS: Family Band Album Launch, November 1st

Photo by Maria Alzamora

Photo by Maria Alzamora

It’s official – Family Band will release their debut album on November 1st 2015!

The release will be launched at Family Band’s performance at Seven Arts in Leeds and will be available to purchase on Bandcamp on a Pay-What-You-Feel basis. The material was recorded in March and is predominantly original material with a little nod to Ornette Coleman thrown in, too.

The teaser they released recently has received lots of positive reviews already and the band are looking forward to sharing the full album in a month’s time.

There is also a whole set of new material ready to go, which will be premiered for the first time at the gig.

Listen out for Family Band on the airwaves, too!