Pigbag gigs – quick round up
As well as the Hyde Park event mentioned previously, Pigbag currently have the following gigs lined up:
Bristol Harbour Festival - Sat 27th July approx. 8.00pm
Birmingham Jam House. – Thurs 1st August
Pizza Express Soho Jazz Club, London – Thurs 22nd August 7.00pm
Banbury Mill Arts Centre – Fri 13th September
The previously mentioned Leeds (Brudenell Social Club) and European gigs have been postponed for the time being.
Update: The Banbury Mill Arts Centre gig is no longer happening.
Pigbag in the Park – Sunday 14th July 2013
Pigbag will be playing on the Band Stand in Hyde Park, London on Sunday as part of the “Heart in the Park” event.
They’ll be on from 14:15 to 15:30, which means they won’t clash with Chic
Tickets from £59.50 – click here
My apologies for the late notice on this, I’ve been a bit busy and hadn’t got around to posting.
European gigs announced for Pigbag
As well as the upcoming Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, Pigbag have announced some more gigs for later this year:
Bristol Harbour Festival ……………….. 27th July
Banbury Mill Arts Centre ……………… 13th September
Then in October they are heading over to Europe, with two dates currently booked and more on the way.
Purmered, Netherlands ……………….. 16th October
Rockeril, Belgium ……………………….. 17th October
More Pigbag gigs announced – ** Updated **
As well as the Easter Monday gig in Bristol (see below), the band have announced 3 more gigs.
Fri 10th May at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury
- Sat 22nd June at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
- Sat 13th July at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds - Doors 7.30pm
PLEASE NOTE – the gig in Banbury May 10th – Mill Arts Centre has been rescheduled for SEPTEMBER. Sorry if anyone has bought tickets – I’m sure the venue will refund or reallocate your tickets to the new date.
Pigbag to play East-Fest in Bristol on Easter Monday 2013
Pigbag will be playing on Easter Monday (1st April) at East-Fest.
The event is spread over two days (Musical Youth are headlining the Sunday) on an open-air stage. East-Fest is presented by The Full Moon & Attic Bar.
Support on the Monday is from:
- SMERINS ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB
- THE DAMN BUSTERS
- GUY CALHOUN
- NUALA HONAN
Day – £8/£10 + bf
Weekend – £14/£16 + bf
Available from The Bristol Ticket Shop 0117 9299008
Update: This is now indoors at The Full Moon & Attic Bar, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS7 8RB. Pigbag are playing at approx 10.00pm
Reminder: Pigbag playing London on 25th Jan, Birmingham on 16th Feb 2013
Just a quick reminder that Pigbag will be playing two gigs in the next month.
First up is the “Back to the Phuture” gig at The Half Moon in Putney on Friday 25th January. The gig is free entry, but as the venue has a capacity of 200, it’s advisable to reserve a space (reservation costs 50p). Support is from Perhaps Contraption with Mark Jones (head honcho at Wall of Sound) Chris Sullivan (Blue Rondo A La Turk) doing a DJ set.
Next up is the band’s appearance at the Mostly Jazz festival launch party at the Hare & Hounds in Birmingham on Saturday 16th February. Details are on the flyer above, and tickets (£8+booking fee) can be had from MostlyJazz.co.uk.
There’s a chance to win tickets to the Mostly Jazz festival if you buy tickets in advance.
New Pigbag album – “Year of the Pigbag” – release details
Pigbag have announced details of their new album, to be titled “Year of the Pigbag”.
The album will be released on Monday 25th March 2013 as both a physical CD and a digital download.
See the Sugar Shack Records site for more details and a preview of one of the album tracks.
TITLE: Year of the Pigbag
RELEASE DATE: 25th March 2013
LABEL: Sugar Shack Records
FORMAT: CD and Digital Download
CAT NO: FOD095CD
GENRE: Funk, Jazz, Afro, Dance
Photos and setlist from 1983 German TV appearance
Roger Freeman has kindly sent me a link to a webpage detailing Pigbag’s 1983 appearance on the German TV show “Rockpalast”.
The page says the show was filmed at the Markthalle in Hamburg on 19th February 1983, which would have meant a short jaunt to Germany while the band were touring the UK.
The web page has a number of small still images taken form the TV show, a few of which I’ve included here. There’s also a setlist and a line-up.
The page is at http://rockpalastarchiv.de/concert/pigbag.html and it’s part of a site listing all the bands who appeared on the TV show.
Roger has also sent me a link to a scan of a ticket for the RockPalast gig.
New Pigbag Album for 2013
News from Pigbag’s Facebook page:
“Exciting News – our new album is now mixed and finished and is to be released next spring on Sugarshack Records.”
Birmingham and London gigs confirmed for 2013 and line-up changes
Pigbag have confirmed more gigs to follow on from their Newcastle gig this weekend.
First up, they’ll be playing at the Half Moon in Putney, London on Friday 25th January 2013.
Also they will be playing at the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath, Birmingham on Saturday 16th February 2013. Tickets are available here.
The band line-up has also changed over the past couple of years. Sven Atterton (pictured above) is the bass player and has been with the band since the Mostly Jazz festival in July 2011, John Sam (drums) has played at the Bristol and Amsterdam gigs.
On the forthcoming album, Max O’Donnell (guitar) and Karme Caruso (keys) join the band and also played the recent gig in Newcastle. Also at the Newcastle gig, Oliver Nelkin stood in for Annie Whitehead on trombone.