Wetsuits (goodbye winter – hello summer)

New things, new things – spring is fullsurfboardy moving into summer here in Cornwall with the sunflowers are pushing up, the beaches are getting a little busier and the surfing wetsuits are no more of the winter variety but smaller thinner summer types (sounds a weird thing but here in Cornwall changing from winter wetsuit to summer wetsuit is a milestone moment in the calendar).

It’s been a year since we lost our friend Naomi, but we’re so glad her song Tulips and Coffee continues to be a real story of community in the face of adversity and we still continue to get emails about the blessing of joy and strength the song gives people.

So here’s the updates of what we’ve done and are doing..

We’re recording our new album in November (no name yet), the material is written and some of it has been aired recently at Chill at the Mill festival and Catalyst event to good reviews

We are doing a few gigs in south west this year with a view to get out and about in the coffee shops and small venues of the wherever we are taken in 2016.

We had the best time playing live for BBC radio 2 again in August 2014 working with Clare Balding.

It was great to have Abide played with DJ Hardeep Singh Kholi on BBC radio 2 also..who tweeted and said ‘it’s a lovely track’ :-).

As a social enterprise band (we are part of Exhale foundation) we continue to work with Macmillan Cancer Support and wrote for them ‘The Cove’ to support fund raising for the new cancer support centre in Truro, which has been played on BBC Introducing and BBC Cornwall’s David White Show.

Lots of fun has been had working with Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in Cornwall and the Cornwall Food Foundation’s ‘FoodWorks’ project for whom we wrote and recorded ‘If I can cook I can do anything’.. can’t believe they made us dress up as fruit and vegetables for the video! So much fun.

It was also great that ‘Love Wins’ was played again on BBC Radio 2 and also to find out recently that Spotify chose it for their Christmas playlist. We also loved that one primary school in Birmingham chose it for their big Christmas choir performance.

It was good to support Food banks again by playing their Spring Ball in Wadebridge Cornwall.

And last but not least  we soooo had a blast at Haywood cider farm in St. Mabyn doing a little film for our song Abide.

The next update will be about some of the new musicians and supporters who help us do the stuff we do.