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New EP coming 6th October 2014 – here’s a track

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Hi everyone,

It’s been a long time coming, but I have a new EP being released on 6th October 2014. It’s been great fun recording it down in London. Here’s one of the tracks – Flowers, Fevers & Dreams. Enjoy, and do let me know what you think in the comments!

Tom

Gig tonight at The Old Dancer, Wilmslow

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Hi everyone,

I’m playing tonight at The Old Dancer in Wilmslow. Stage time 8.30pm, and I’m playing in the upstairs bar. It’s a free gig. I’ll be playing loads of new stuff… Venue details here.

Coming up this Friday – A gig with Ivan Campo in Macclesfield

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Ivan-campo-jpg
I’m playing a gig in Macclesfield this Friday, 21st June 2013 at the Acoustic Sanctuary event at the King Edward St Chapel in Macclesfield. The lineup features:

  • Ivan Campo
  • Hugo Kensdale
  • Helen Walford
  • Tom Kerswill

I’m really looking forward to it — it’ll be my first gig for quite a few months, and a chance to play some new songs too!

You can find the Facebook event for it here

New EP

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Hi

Hope everyone’s having a great 2013 so far! I’ve got lots of new songs — I’ve been spending time writing rather than gigging or recording. In April, I’m off to London to record a new EP. I’ll keep you updated on progress!

Tom

Happy 2013!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Happy New Year everyone! Looking forward to a great year of music. I’ll be updating the Manchester open mic guide soon… It’s becoming a little dated!

Also looking forward to doing more pa hire and sound engineering out and about in Manchester this year. The main PA system powered last night’s New Year’s Eve show at the Bay Horse….

Whatever you were doing on New Year’s Eve – hope you had a great night!

Tom

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Just a quick one to say – Merry Christmas everyone, and all the best for 2013!

Tom K

Spotify

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

I’m a bit late catching on to this, but I’ve finally begun to really “get” spotify. Absolutely great to have pretty much unlimited access to music on the move. Looking forward to getting into listening to other people’s Spotify playlists…

In the City, 2010

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

I’m starting to get excited about this year’s in the city. The Fugitive Motel blog have a really good preview of some of the artists playing at this year’s festival. I’m having a listen to that now, and beginning to plan out which acts to catch.

I’m excited to have a delegate pass this year, courtesy of All FM and Ursula Pabish’s Monday drivetime show on the station.

As always, it’ll be a mad rush trying to fit in as many talks and bands as possible!

Myspace

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Myspace - Turn My Visitors On
I just logged into Myspace for the first time in ages, to see a message saying they’ve changed the privacy settings. Well, I suppose Facebook did that recently, so they’ve had to follow suit…. Anyway, so I clicked through to check the settings. This takes you to a load of options. The first is a tickbox which asks me whether I want to “Turn my visitors on”. It’s ticked at the moment.

SoundCloud dropbox

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Hi

I now have a SoundCloud dropbox, which you can use to send me any tracks you think would work for the Unsigned Show on All FM 96.9…

Here’s the dropbox — feel free to upload anything you’d like us to listen to!

Send me your track

Tim & Sam Band + Josephine Oniyama at Oddest tonight

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Recommended gig tonight… “With a Little Help” at Oddest bar from 7.30pm. Features Josephine Oniyama, Admiral Fallow, and Tim and Sam Band. A really unmissable line-up.

It’s a free gig — and is in aid of the Nordof-Robins music therapy charity. There will be donation boxes, and they’re aiming to raise £1,000 after the series of gigs.

It should be an excellent night… With A Little Help is every 2nd Sunday of the month at Oddest Bar, Chorlton.

Tom

New open mic at the Bay Horse tonight and every Tuesday

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Really excited to announce a new open mic every Tuesday at the Bay Horse, Northern Qt, Manchester.

The night will begin at 8.30pm… Three slots each. Just turn up and sign your name up to play. It’s in the area downstairs.

The Bay Horse is an excellent venue for gigs and open mics, so I’m really looking forward to seeing how this night turns out. Hopefully see you there later on this evening!

Recommended gig in Bristol tomorrow: Lisa Redford

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Really enjoyed doing the radio show on All FM last night with Danny. We managed to fit a lot of tracks in, and we had Manchester legends I Am Kloot playing live in the studio. We chatted to them about touring, their forthcoming album, and, well, lots of other random stuff.

For anybody who’s in the Bristol area tomorrow night, go down to the Prom on Wednesday. NYC-based Lisa Redford has returned to the UK and is doing a mini-tour. She’s on around 9.30pm.

Live music this weekend – including Anna Kashfi album launch

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

I enjoyed playing at Art Rumble earlier today. It’s a really nice event at Contact Theatre, Manchester, on the last Saturday of every month – and is worth checking out for Manchester Art and Craft, and live music performances.

Talking of live music — tonight, also at Contact, is the launch of Kirsty McGee & the Hobopop Collective’s new album “Number 5″. The event is completely sold out, but we’ve got tickets and I’ll do a blog post about it after the event.

And another album launch for you this weekend. This time it’s the fantastic Anna Kashfi, launching their album Survival. It’s a free gig (donations welcome), and will take place at Fuel Cafe Bar in Withington tomorrow (Sunday). I’ll be there helping to run things and doing the sound engineering. Come down if you can.

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New open mic finder

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Martin Joiner’s been in touch via the blog, to promote a new open mic finder that he’s put together, using info from more regional blogs like mine. It looks pretty good, and allows you to track down open mics in a range of cities. You can also add / suggest new open mics.

Currently it includes open mics in Bristol, Bath, Newquay, Taunton, Leeds, Manchester and loads of others — there’s a bias towards South West towns at the moment but I think it’ll expand more nationally. Useful for bands who are on tour and have a few evenings free!

You can check out his open mic finder here.

Trof NQ open mic tonight

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Hi everyone

I’m running the Trof Northern Quarter open mic night tonight… sign up is from 8pm, and the whole thing kicks off at 8.30….

Tom

Open mic in Up Holland, near Skelmersdale

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Just heard from Ian and Phil of the Huers, about an open mic that is happening on Sunday 31st January, from 8.30pm, near Up Holland, the other side of Wigan from Manchester. It’s a little bit far from Manchester, but could be a good night out from the city. Here’s the address and contact details:

The Fox Inn
24 Roby Mill
Skelmersdale, WN8 0QF
01695 622 449

You can also vist the Fox Inn website for more info.

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All FM Radio last night

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Hope everyone’s enjoying the show!

I helped present Danny McTague’s show on All Fm last night. It was great fun (though not qute so fun cycling there in the snow!)… Here’s the playlist. I’m back on air 11pm-1am next Monday (allfm.org):

# April Maybe May – An open book
# Jesca Hoop – Hunting my dress
# Charlotte Martin – Stromata
# Nancy Elizabeth – Corriander
# Robin Mukherjee – Morning Chorus
# Diamond Knights – Destination Diamonds (Once we were diamonds EP)
# Explosions in the Sky – The Birth and Death of the Day
# Nic Chapman – Vasal Song
# Emma Burgess – Massachusetts
# Explosions in the Sky – Jesu Mix (14)
# The Huers – In My Dream
# Neko Case – Star Witness
# Jesca Hoop – Murder of Birds
# Alexis McClean – Ride On (Christie Moore)
# Alexis McClean – Make it Snow
# Alexis McClean – Summer rain
# Alexis McClean – Only You (Yazu)
# Delta Wade – Any way I want to
# Denis Jones – Paper
# Delta Maid – Any way I want to

All Fm – Vicky Richardson’s Night Moves

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Really enjoyed beinig a guest on Vicky Richardson’s Night Moves show last Tuesday. It was great fun playing on the show, and also hearing all the other tracks she played.

You can catch Vicky’s show every Tuesay night (Wednesday morning) 1am-3am. Here is the playlist:

STEVE FORBERT
Romeos Tune(1979)
JUKEBOX EXPLOSION LP
RONCO 1979

INXS
Elegantly Wasted(1997)
NUMBER 1 DRIVE ALBUM CD
POLYGRAM 1997

THE KINKS
I Wish I Could Fly Like Superman
JUKEBOX EXPLOSION LP
RONCO 1979

TOM KERSWILL LIVE IN SESSION
Wash Away
LIVE SESSION TRACK
ALL FM 2009

TOM KERSWILL LIVE IN SESSION
Flowers Fevers And Dreams
LIVE SESSION TRACK
ALL FM 2009

TOM KERSWILL LIVE IN SESSION
Sometimes These Words
LIVE SESSION TRACK
ALL FM 2009

BEN FOLDS
Landed
YOUTUBE TRACK
YOUTUBE 2007

SERGIO MENDES AND BRASIL 66
*(HERES 1 I MADE EARLIER)
Scarborough Fair(1969)
NAUGHTY BUT NICE CD
FAMILY 2005

SIMON AND GARFUNKEL (HERES ! I MADE EARLIER)
Scarborough Fair/Canticle(1966)
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL COLLECTION
CBS 1980

LEDDRA CHAPMAN(MYSPACE SPOTLIGHT)
Story
TELLING TALES CD
MYSPACE 2009

WALTER EGAN
Magnet And Steel(1979)
STARTIME LP
RONCO 1979

TOM PETTY
Free Falling(1989)
THROUGH THE YEARS – ANTHOLOGY CD
MCA 2000

THE LEVELLERS
Pour
GREEN BLADE RISING CD
HAG 2002

TOM KERSWILL LIVE IN SESSION
Gravity
LIVE STUDIO TRACK
ALL FM 2009

NANCY ELIZABETH
Coriander
BATTLE AND VICTORY CD
THE LEAF LABEL 2007

TOM KERSWILL LIVE IN SESSION
My Minds Eye
LIVE SESSION TRACK
ALL FM 2009

GIGOLO AUNTS
Where I Find My Heaven(1995)
NUMBER 1 DRIVE ALBUM CD
POLYGRAM 1997

GIN BLOSSOMS
Hey Jealousy(1993)
NUMBER 1 DRIVE ALBUM CD
POLYGRAM 1997

AMERICA
Ventura Highway(1972)
NAUGHTY BUT NICE CD
FAMILY 2005

PETER SKELLERN
You’re A Lady(1972)
NUMBER 1 DRIVE ALBUM CD
POLYGRAM 1997

On All FM / 96.9FM / AllFM.org tonight

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

I’m on Vicki Richardson’s Night Moves show from 1am-3am this morning. I’ll be playing a few of my tracks, chatting, and hopefully playing live, although I managed to drop a PA system on my finger the other day, so not 100% sure about that.

So, yup – on air in 10 minutes’ time. You can listen online at allfm.org…. or on 96.9 FM near Manchester, UK!

Tom