|The Bookshop Band|
And now for something completely different – er, read all about it…
We are delighted to welcome The Book Shop Band to the Festival, who will be entertaining us in Dartmouth Library.
Formed in late September 2010, The Bookshop Band write songs inspired by books, and play them in bookshops.
Most of the songs come from when their local bookshop in Bath, Mr B‘s Emporium Of Reading Delights, hosts an author evening. The band read the book and write two songs inspired by it, to be performed at the start of the evening – with the author in the audience.
After the first year of events they had recorded four albums, and quietly released a boxed set with them all in. Supported by VINTAGE BOOKS the band went on a tour of independent bookshops around the UK in 2012, also coinciding with Independent Bookseller’s Week
Over this period they have been featured on 6Music / The Today Program / Front Row / BBC 1 News / The Guardian among others.
During 2012 the band have written a further three albums and hope to record them for release in early 2013. For a complete list of books that have inspired the band and to read comments by authors, publishers, bookshops and the general public, please visit their website.
The Band are looking forward to meeting us as much as we are looking forward to meeting them, and tell us:
“Our latest news is that we’ve just come out of Realworld Studios where we’ve recorded our next two albums (due for release in 2013), and we’re embarking on a UK wide tour, as well as Ireland and Paris, playing in independent bookshops”
Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? We can’t wait…
More info on the Band can be found at www.thebookshopband.co.uk
Dart Music Festival 10th/11th/12th May 2013