We are delighted to announce a funding boost to Demerara Records from the Arts Council of England to support a programme of live events including the existing Vanishing Point @ The Ivy House monthly gigs and a number of additional ones. We will also be launching a new one-day festival of new music in London at the world-famous Amersham Arms in New Cross using the Trust The Doc brand taking place all day and evening on Saturday 4th April 2020. A Trust The Doc gig will also take place at the Amersham Arms on 16th January 2020. More news soon so watch this space ………
A limited edition CDR version of the new EP Solo Figure Melting Down The Strydby Jaffro is available to buy from Bandcamp. It accompanies the download which went on sale on 4th October. The EP will be available from all digital platforms from 8th November.
As of our next release, Jaffro‘s 6-track EP Solo Figure Melting Down The Stryd (out on Bandcamp from 4th October & available on all digital platforms from 8th November), Demerara Records will be using CD Baby for all digital releases.
Pic: Jaffro’s Solo Figure Melting Down The Stryd EP
Demerara Records head Neil March explains: ‘We have been happy with the service from Tunecore over the past couple of years but their renewal price is a disincentive to retain releases on digital platforms once they are a year old. CD Baby’s upfront charges are significantly higher than Tunecore’s but there are no renewal costs, making theirs a better deal in the longer term. That is the only reason for the switch. In reality these are the two best and most reliable digital distributors so it is purely an economic decision. Tunecore will continue to distribute existing titles that are less than a year old’.
There are no current plans for any other new releases in 2019 although a date has yet to be confirmed for the forthcoming single by Josie.
Only days left now to get advance discounted tickets for the awesome Vanishing Point on Thursday 5th September at the beautiful Ivy House in Nunhead, Peckham in South East London. And it’s going to be a night to remember.
Headlining Alternative Post-Soul mash-up specialists Environmental Sound Foundation follow their 2-set performance at the historic first ever Fresh On The Net Live festival by inviting two esteemed guests to join them on stage in the form of Project Blackbird/The Specials trumpet King Jon Read on flugelhorn (for the second time in 3 months) plus young Viola star Sergina Sergio.
Meanwhile the amazing Satin Beige is bringing a hot band down from Liverpool including Operation Lightfoot‘s Luke Moore and ESF’s Neil March is doing his Jools Holland impression by playing piano on two tracks by awesome Hollie Findlay including her new single Querencia.
Read about the gig, listen to tracks by all three acts and buy tickets here.
Three Demerara Records artists have new material ready for mastering and release. Joshan Mahmud and Jaffro have an album and EP respectively which will be released in the near future. Josie has a new single being mastered by Rothko‘s Mark L Beazley. Look out for news.