Archive for the ‘Festivals’ Category

A gig tomorrow lunch time / afternoon

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Hi everyone

It’s been a while! I’m playing a set tomorrow in Stockport, at a brand new mini-festival called the Teenage Market. We had the organisers in the studio last Monday (for the All FM Unsigned show). Sounds like it’s going to be a great event. Loads of music-related stuff, as well as street performances, lots of film showings, and Mr Scruff’s Tea Tent. It’s from 12pm-4pm, though there may well be street performances and events in the morning too.

Oxjam Huddersfield – tomorrow

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

I’m really excited to be playing the Oxjam Huddersfield gig on Saturday, 23rd October.

It’s a whole afternoon and evening of music, with a total of 42 acts playing – from acoustic solo artists and duos, to full bands.

Tickets can be bought at Oxfam’s shop on New Street, from the venues on the day or online at We Got Tickets.

Complete Lineup for Oxjam Huddersfield 2010

The Graduate (Huddersfield SU):

5.45-6.15pm – The Rise

6.30-7.00pm – The Creeks

7.15-7.45pm – EBGBs

8.15-8.45pm – Ether5

9.00-9.30pm – Ashe Vendetta

9.45-10.30pm – Five Minute Limit

10.45pm Onwards – The Rag Tags

The Parish, Kirkgate:

5.45-6.15pm – Wind Up Mind

6.30-7.00pm – Nicola’s Cage

7.15-7.45pm – Mark of 1000 Evils

8.00-8.45pm – Mr Shiraz

9.15-10.00pm – MinionTV

10.15-10.45 – Cub Club

11.00pm-0.00am – The Scaramanga Six

Bar 1:22, New Street:

5.30-6.00pm – Luva Gunk

6.15-6.45pm – The White Tide

7.00-7.30pm – NAKED

8.00-8.30pm – Keirononon

8.45-9.30pm – Escape Artist

10-10.45pm – King Kananga

11.00pm-0.00am – AuditCONTROL

Sleepers, Viaduct Street:

5.30-6.00pm – The Kitschens

6.15-6.45pm – Last of the Sirens

7.00-7.30pm – Bad Bad Bird

7.45-8.30pm – Feeds

9.00-9.45pm – The Revenues

10.15-11.00pm – Leo Brazil and His Twitch

11.15pm-0.00am – Nu Popes

Little Buddha Bar, Viaduct Street:

5.45-6.15pm – Thomas Armstrong

6.30pm-7.00pm – Aether

7.15-7.45pm – Jack Hopkinson

8.00-8.45pm – Stuart Nolan (psychological experience)

9.00-9.30pm – Harrison Richards (mind reader)

9.45-10.30pm – Owen Phillips

10.45-11.30pm – Liz Mackenzie

The Head of Steam, St George’s Square:

5.30-6.00pm – I am the prize

6.15-6.45pm – Dave Haigh

7.00-7.30pm – Jasmine Kennedy

7.45-8.15pm – Alice Nicholls

8.30-9.00pm – Tom Kerswill

9.15-10.00pm – Ben Marron

10.15-11.00pm – Steph Stephenson

Playing the Yardbird, Birmingham, at 4pm today

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

The Free Love ClubHad a really good, busy week – including a trip to Go Ape yesterday, which is always good fun. We also went to check out Alt Country band Mt. Desolation, who played at the Deaf Institute last night. It was a well-attended show – impressive, because this is the band’s first tour. They’re made up of members from Keene, the Killers and Noah and the Wale. Though in actual fact, the touring band seemed to basically be the two frontmen from Keene, and some other assembled musicians. It was an enjoyable gig though.

This afternoon I’m playing at the Yard Bird in Birmingham. Doors open at 4pm, and I’m on at 4.30. It’ll be good to be doing an afternoon gig. The event is called the Free Love Club, and it runs from 4pm right through to midnight. You can get more details of the event at reverbnation and Facebook.

Glastonbury Festival

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Hi everyone….  I’ve been a little bit lazy updating the blog recently!

Glastonbury festival was great. I worked for a lot of it, but had a really good time. Saw the Levellers headling the Glade on Sunday night, plus The XX, The National, Florence and the Machine and lots of other good performances.

The work part of it involved driving 4x4s across the site – mainly scanning in stewards at different gates on the site, and giving them tea and coffee in the middle of the night. Quite a fun job really!

The weather at Glastonbury was absolutely fantastic – no rain at all for the whole week.

Looking forward to next year’s festival already!

Tom

Ripon Beer Festival 2010

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

I really enjoyed playing the Ripon Beer Festival on Monday. Just heard from the organisers that they raised a total of £6,068.00, which is great news. There was some really good music — and lots of great beer. Enjoyed going out for a quick curry afterwards with the Roosters before rushing back to do the All FM Unsigned show in Manchester!

Next year’s beer festival is Monday, 2nd May 2011…

Chorlton Arts Festival launch event is on 26th November

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Chorlton Arts Festival

Chorlton Arts Festival

The Chorlton Arts Festival is having its launch party on Thursday, 26th November, 8pm, at the Lloyds Hotel in Chorlton. The festival itself is in May 2010. The launch event is open to all promoters / musicians / music industry people who’d like to be involved. There will be application packs available there. Fiona Stewart, festival organiser, says:

Please feel free to pass the flyer on to anyone you know who may be interested in getting involved, we would love to see them there. The launch party is an opportunity for visual/performance artists, venues and volunteers to find out more about the festival by meeting members of the team, picking up an application pack and asking questions. There’s also a jazz band and food.

The launch event is usually pretty fun – so it’s well worth going to if you have an interest in getting involved with the festival.

Tom

Gigs – Hull, Ripon and Atlanta

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Hey! I’m playing in Haworth Park, Hull, this Saturday 3rd May — then at Ripon Beer Festival, Ripon Cathedral, on bank holiday Monday 5th May. Check out my myspace page for more details on these two events!

After that – Kro Bar, Manchester on 10th May with Jon Gomm is going to be a great gig I think – more details on that soon! And straight after that, off to New York and Atlanta, for the Mahoneyfest – can’t wait!

Tom

Not the Manchester International Festival

Friday, July 6th, 2007

As Manchester International Festival (MIF) gets under way, there’s an alternative event happening, featuring tens of events across the next couple of weeks. It’s called Not the Manchester International Festival. Head to their official website for details of all events. One thing we’re getting involved in is a Songs for the Bath Tub on Tuesday, 10th July at Trof in the Northern Quarter. I’m playing there, together with Risa Hall, Feldspar and Ragz. Will be a goodun!

Manchester International Festival – and an alternative

Friday, June 29th, 2007

The Manchester International Festival runs from 28th June to 15th July in Manchester. It features a range of events, from dance, through art to Music.

Brand new this year is a completely unofficial, alternative fringe event. It hosts over 50 gigs, art exhibitions and other events. We’re running a special Songs for the Bath Tub event at Trof in the Northern Quarter. And I’m being interviewed and doing a live set on Manchester’s all fm on monday 9th July, 3-4pm.

Ents 24 voting

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

I’ve been nominated for a competition to play at Guilfest. And, as an added bonus, if you vote you can win a pair of Guilfest tickets yourself….

Vote for Tom Kerswill at Ents24.com

Small World!

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Happy bank holiday! I’m just off to play at the Small World festival in Headcorn, Kent. It’s my favourite small festival in the UK. Here’s some pictures from Small World 2006
Tom

Festival Season Underway…

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Well, looks like the festival season is officially underway. Over the last weekend of April, All Tomorrow’s Parties took place. By all accounts, it was an excellent festival. Blog reports from the Indie Credential and Gill Rickson make me determined to actually try and make it next year – as long as it doesn’t clash with a future MahoneyFest 😉

There’s some fantastic festivals to look forward to this summer, including Small World Festival (which is always lovely), Glastonbury (alas, no tickets 🙁 ) and End of the Road Festival (new last year… rather late, in September)!

Tom

End of the Road Festival

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

One weekend in mid-September, the first End of the road festival took place, deep in rural Dorset. It was a fantastic event, with a lovely crowd of festival-goers. On the bill were Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter, Ed Harcourt, Badly Drawn Boy, Hush the Many, Jeremy Warmsley, to name a few… Here’s some pictures from the festival