Archive for May, 2005

Exmouth gig tonight

Monday, May 30th, 2005

Flew back from Bratislava / Slovakia today. Left behind a hot, sunny day and arrived in Heathrow to rain 🙁 I had a fantastic time though, and met loads of really cool people. Also sold a few copies of the EP.. I’ll write loads more about the trip a bit later on. I’m scribbling this at Paddington waiting for a train towards Exeter…

Come to Exmouth tonight if you’re in the area – for a nice relaxed gig in Exmouth: GWRSA Club, Victoria Rd at 7:00pm

Bratislava

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Hello! I’m away until Monday… writing this on a German keyboard in Munich airport. Off to Slovakia shortly to play at a wedding there. My most exotic gig to date…. and it’s in a castle. Can’t wait! … So I won’t be able to respond to emails as quickly as normal. See ya soon… Tom

Ottery St. Mary music

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Any musicians out there in the Devon area want to go to a new open mic night? Ade in Ottery St. Mary is organising one this Thursday (26th May) that sounds amazing. It’s an intimate candlelit basement venue with a good variety of music. If you’re interested drop me a line and I’ll forward you his contact details. I won’t be able to make it this time as I’ll by flying off to Slovakia to play the most interesting gig I’ve ever been asked to play – at a wedding in a castle. Can’t wait!

The new design evolves..

Friday, May 20th, 2005

Hi again! We’re busy updating the site at the moment… it’s a new look to coincide with the launch of the new EP, called Mind’s Eye. The graphics and EP packaging have been designed by Tom Stephens at Funk4You.co.uk. I have a stack of EPs sitting in front of me now and they look really cool (there’s a few pics up on the site if you’d like to have a look). We’ve gone for a nice textured card feel, rather than those boring jewel cases. One guy at the Angel last night bought a copy without having heard any of my music – just because he liked the look of the box!

9th June 2005 20:00 – Exeter Phoenix

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

This event will be held in the main auditorium of the Exeter Phoenix arts centre. The line up features:

  • Westcott and Rodway
  • Tom Kerswill
  • Steve Morgan
  • Very special guest

The Exeter Phoenix is a lovely venue, and there are some top quality acoustic acts playing. Should be a great night. Tickets are £6 and are now available from the Exter Phoenix box office on 01392 667080. Or you can get them direct from us at tomkerswill.co.uk – get in contact here. Gig is promoted by The Music Angel.

Faceometer

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

Faceometer, who often plays at the Angel open mic in Exeter has got a blog which I’ve just run into on the net, including
this little insight into the open mic. The Angel open mic is well worth a look if you’re in the area – it’s every Thursday and there’s always a good selection of music.

Plymouth Phoenix, Monday 16th

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

Catch Tom at the Plymouth Phoenix on Monday, playing with Peter Farrie (keys), Adrian Heyfron (guitars) and Gavin Tilstone (djembe). £2 entry, 7pm start!

Mind’s Eye EP

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

I’ve listened to the final mixes of the Mind’s Eye EP. Peter has done a fantastic job on the production, and it’s been really exciting to hear the EP as a whole. The launch date has been put back to Monday, 16th May to enable us to actually press the CDs 😉 Also on the 16th, catch a live set from us at the Plymouth Phoenix, supporting Midori. Keep checking here for more news on the EP and forthcoming gigs!

Nitin and the Angel

Friday, May 6th, 2005

Sounds like an intriguing title… isn’t really! Saw a magical gig at the Lemongrove in Exeter. Nitin Sawhney, complete with an array of guest vocalists. Absolutely brilliant. Then we travelled along to the Angel, were I did a quick slot on stage – played Believing the News, My Mind’s Eye (both on the forthcoming EP, plug plug 😉 ) and a very new song, only just finished and provisionally entitled Wash Away Your Fear.

After that, I stayed up all night watching the election.

Which reminds me – great VJ at the Nitin Sawhney gig. Some crazy visuals, but the funiest were of Tony Blair / Michael Howard / George Bush….

Nitin Sawhney’s new album – Philtre – sounds like it will be good – although at the gig I instead opted to buy his album Human. Have a look at the other albums here: Nitin Sawhney Albums

Turn down the garage music!

Thursday, May 5th, 2005

Looks like Birmingham needs to turn down its garage scene. According to Robert Gale:

British police have moved to swiftly shut down a pirate radio station after pilots complained that thumping dance music was drowning out instructions from air traffic controllers as they landed at a nearby airport, a report said on Tuesday.

Pilots landing passenger jets at Birmingham airport in central England reported hearing loud bursts of “garage”, a cutting-edged form of dance music characterised by frantic beats and prominent, repetitive baselines.

… So there you have it. Not sure I’d describe garage as “cutting edge” anymore though!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

Went to Fat Catz in Torquay tonight, and played a couple of songs. Everyone seemed to like it… Fat Catz is a nice venue too!

Tomorrow I’m heading to the Lemongrove to see Nitin Sawhney, before going to the Angel in Exeter for 11.00 to play at the open mic. Should be a fun evening.

I’ve been featured as “Artist of the Month” on Skidmark.org – head along there for an interview, plus a chance to win a signed copy of the new EP, to be released Monday…

Nitin Sawhney

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

Nitin Sawhney is playing at the Lemon Grove in Exeter this Thursday, 5th May. Should be an amazing gig. He’s released the new album – Philtre – this week. Highly recommended…

The new EP

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

Next Monday, 9th May, sees the launch of my new EP in conjunction with TuneRise. I’ll be launching a re-designed website too – and you’ll be able to listen to loads of new music. Erm…. as they say, watch this space!