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The Immenence of John Murry: UK & Ireland Tour Jan/Feb 2013

8 Jan

John MurryTour 2013

In just under two weeks John Murry begins his first solo headline UK tour. This follows the release last summer of The Graceless Age; an extraordinary collection of personal, soul-baring songs and performances assembled with the support and assistance of Tim Mooney, once of American Music Club, whose untimely death coincided with the release of the record.

The Graceless Age is a barbed album; once it has its hooks in a listener it won’t let go, and they can’t let go. Over the last six months it has infiltrated its way into many lives, and the consequence is that Murry is here shortly for the first of what will be a series of visits to Europe in the coming period.

But 2013 is the year when John Murry comes into his kingdom and this is the one sure chance of seeing him in relative intimacy, in small venues. Its an opportunity not to be spurned, to grasp the moment of watching these songs as they grow and transmute in live performance.

It’s a short tour, a little toes in the water, and this time some parts of the country are better served than others but if you can find yourself anywhere in the vicinity these are the shows that are not to be missed.

And though a Southern bias is quite deplorable if you’re anywhere near the Home Counties you could actually do four of them (Brighton, Oxford, Winchester, and London).

COMPLETE TOUR DATES

Mon 21st Jan : BRIGHTON: Sticky Mike’s
Info and tickets

Wed 23rd Jan:  GLASGOW: Celtic Connection,
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Thurs 24th Jan: EDINBURGH: The Voodoo Rooms,
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Sat 26th Jan: BELFAST: The Green Room at The Black Box,  (3.00pm show)
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Sun 27th Jan: DUBLIN: Whelans,
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Tues 29th Jan: LONDON: The Borderline
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Wed 30th Jan: WINCHESTER:  The Railway
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Thurs 31st Jan: OXFORD: The Bullingdon
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Fri 1st Feb: HOLMFIRTH: The Picturedrome,
with Steve Cropper and The Animals
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Sat 2nd Feb: NEWCASTLE: The Cluny
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John Murry UK Tour: January 2013

26 Oct

We are very pleased to announce John Murry’s debut solo tour of the UK in January 2013; tickets are now on sale for all shows.

Wed Jan 23:   Celtic Connections at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
Appearing as special guest of The Cowboy Junkies
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Thurs Jan 24: The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Info & tickets

Sat Jan 26: Open House at The Green Room at The Black Box, Belfast (3.00pm show)
Info & tickets

Sun Jan 27: Whelans,  Dublin
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Tues Jan 29: The Borderline, London
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Wed Jan 30: The Railway, Winchester
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Thurs Jan 31:  The Bullingdon,  Oxford
Info & tickets

Photo by Amoreena Berg

Band Of Outsiders play CBGB Festival in NYC – Thurs 5th July

3 Jul

CBGB Festival

A bit of history: Marc Jeffrey, David Lee and James McCarthy first climbed up on the CBGB stage in 1978. The group was called The Limit. When their set was over Joey Ramone said they were ‘really good’. They were also really young, still in their teens, and really still in school. In 1981 Marc and David returned to CBGB with Richard Maurer, in the newly formed Band of Outsiders. Many nights at CBGB followed; one of which has turned up in the library archives of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In 1983 James took David’s place. In November 1988 the band played a farewell show at CBGB with friend Nikki Sudden sitting in; that became the album Armistice Day. In 1999, for the CBGB 25th Anniversary series of shows, Band of Outsiders reformed for one night, with Marc, David, James and Richard. And that was the last chapter in this band’s CBGB story.

Until now. Reformed and recharged, the band is delighted to be playing the CBGB festival on Thursday July 5; and sharing The Delancey stage with Gods and Monsters, former Captain Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas’ longtime ensemble that once included Jeff Buckley, and whose regular members include Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers) and Billy Ficca (Television). Rolling Stone’s David Fricke wrote: “Gary Lucas is one of the best and most original guitarists in America…a modern guitar miracle”. CBGB was itself a modern miracle for our generation of guitarists and our bands. So we look forward to celebrating that miracle again on July 5. Come on down and join us!

From NY Music Daily (June 13, 2012)

“Band of Outsiders, another group that called CB’s home in a previous life, were amazingly good at Local 269… even better now than they were at the peak of their popularity almost thirty years ago. The twin guitars of Jim McCarthy and Marc Jeffrey jangled and clanged and intertwined with a psychedelic chemistry akin to Richard Lloyd and Tom Verlaine in Television, a band they get compared to a lot and deservedly so. Mixing up older songs with new ones from their excellent new Sound Beach Quartet mini-album, they evoked other great guitar bands from years past: the artsy catchiness of the Church; the menacing improvisational stomp of True West; the hypnotic but hooky jangle of The Feelies, and then closed with a rampaging, uncharacteristically loose cover of ‘Shakin’ All Over’. But the best songs of the night were the new ones. McCarthy sang the bittersweet, Grateful Dead-tinged ‘Gods of Happenstance’ as Jeffrey hit his envelope pedal for some terse Jerry Garcia textures; Jeffrey took over vocals on the backbeat-driven, unexpectedly crescendoing ‘One Life Is Not Enough’.”

Band of Outsiders will play at 11pm, following Gods and Monsters’ set at 10pm. Full evening line-up here

The Delancey
168 Delancey Street
New York, NY, 10002
P: 212- 254-9920  F: 212-254-0782

James and Marc of the Band Of Outsiders were interviewed in BoB#78/79. Purchase here