Zervas and Pepper
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Saturday, 03 December, 2011

'Winter Forever' and other stories

'Winter Forever' and other stories

Hello all and thanks for checking in on all the recent happenings in the world of Zervas & Pepper! Here at Z&P towers...Ahem, (well the 'Mansionette' as we like to call it) and with the nights drawing in and xmas fast approaching you'll be pleased to hear that we have another brand new single release called 'Winter Forever'. And it's now available in digital-download only format from Itunes and Amazon mp3. Kath and I co-wrote the song in October and lyrically drew inspiration from old time folk standards and our shared love of the fantastic 'A song of ice and fire' novels by George R R Martin. It was recorded with 'Somewhere' engineer/producer Llion Robertson in Music box Studios in Cardiff and while it's not strictly an xmas song WF is about as close to one we're ever likely to get and sits happily amongst the old favourites that we hear time and time...and time again. So if you're after something new this year we suggest you check it out!

The last 3 months have seen us release our second single from SITC, The albums closer 'Cigar store indian' and we're thrilled to say that so far it's had an amazing response from both the public and radio broadcasters! The track so far has been featured several times on BBC 6 music and also earned us BBC radio Wales much coveted 'Single of the week' status. And a special mention must be given to YLEX National Radio in Finland, in particular the DJ Toni Laaksonen for adding us to his playlist and for championing our music ever since.A big thanks! From that we are picking up several new Finnish fans who seem to be loving the music and spreading the word about us!!!! We really hope that 2012 will see us visit Finland and perform a show or two!


Last October saw us perform an acoustic 3 piece set live for the first time at this years SWN Festival which went down incredibly well as the audience were the perfect mix of friends and fellow talented musicians. Thanks to all who attended and made the evening special. Also as part of the SWN fest, Wales's finest media gurus Walesonline filmed a special live acoustic performance of our single 'Cigar store Indian', Which is now available to view on Youtube at this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoyD7PWETWw Please add your comment and click 'like' if you enjoy the vid and thanks.

In mid Nov Z&P helped raise £1300 for the Welsh Charity 'Bobath' (a wonderful organisation providing help to children with cerebral palsy) by performing an intimate show at Cardiff's plush Marriott Hotel.We had a great night with a brilliant atmosphere thanks to a wonderful audience. So thank you to all who bought tickets and made further donations to this fantastic charity.


And lastly thanks to all who came to last weekends New Sound Wales St Johns Church show with Al Lewis and Ivan Moult. This was by far the most opulent of venues we've ever played and it was great finally getting to meet up with Al and his band and Ivan to share a 'free' glass of plonk :)


Coming up this week we'll be playing as part of the BBC radio wales xmas bash alongside Cardiffs excellent 'The Keys' and 'Colorama'. Tickets are unfortunately now sold out but there will be recorded footage/audio from the night that's destined to be broadcast on BBC wales in the New year so keep a listen out for that. Also on the 28th of Dec be sure to tune in to BBC wales 'Jaime and Louise' show to hear a live Z&P performance that should help you chill after a hopefully brilliant xmas!
So that's it for now, Thanks for stopping in and please do come by again! Have a great xmas! Z&P x