Hi all, Firstly a big thanks must go to all those who've already purchased the new album, We've had some great feedback so far from many of you and a further thanks must go to those who've spread the word, introduced our music to friends, tweeted, facebooked and tuned in to our radio appearences, attended a show etc your continued support is greatly appreciated, And please keep up the good work!
Since the albums release at the beginning of this month those great people at BBC Radio Wales have continued to feature several tracks from 'Somewhere' on many of their shows and currently playlisting 'It's a Sleepless night' , Which is also (At the time of writing) BBC Radio Wales's 'Single of the week' and will be played on rotation as such.We'll be giving an interview with some live acoustic tracks on the 'Roy Noble Show' to promote 'Sleepless' and the new album this week on 26/05/11 at 2pm, Please tune in for that one!
Last weekend Z&P played a support slot for one of our personal favourite bands,'The High Llamas' at The Globe theatre, Cardiff and what a terrific night it was! Attendance at the gig was excellent (with many die-hard Z&P fans turning up.....you know who you are! :) and the evening was chock-full of musical diversity that would keep the most discerning music fan satisfied. The show was also our first proper live outing as an acoustic 3-piece featuring our new singer/guitarist David Sivell, And by the reaction to our set the audience clearly approved! Our slot was soon followed by a great performance by the superb 'Spencer McGarry Season' and then the Llamas cranked out an incredible set of which we joined the latter on stage adding backing vocals for 2 songs. Video's from the night are surfacing on Youtube as I speak, So do a Zervas &Pepper search and check 'em out while they're still available.
The coming month of June sees Z&P providing further support-slots for some a number of bands and artists we both admire and are in similar genres to ourselves musically, One of which is 'US folk legend' Judy Collins @ Globe theatre,Cardiff. Judy created some of the very finest American folk music of the last century so we're very excited and honored to be invited to perform at this concert and tickets are certain to sell out, So book ahead! (check out our 'Events' page for more details)
Another support show coming up is our gig with 'The Chapin Sisters' at one of Cardiff hippest clubs '10 Feet Tall', With their brand of California Country-folk and our brand of er...um...California Country-folk, This will be a 'woody' harmonius concert that's for sure!
And just around the corner is our support slot for 'The Sparrow and the Workshop' in Cardiff's most popular live music club 'Clwb Ifor Bach' , This band is making some serious waves in the industry with their brand of killer electric 'indie' country. Not to be missed!
Also be sure to book your weekend tickets for this years 'Rheola Festival' in Neath near Swansea, We were there as spectators last year, This year we'll be joining the line-up of quite simply some of the country's best Psych Rock/ 60's pop /Country Folk acts there are, Wale's own mini Woodstock. It's gonna be incredible.
Z&P also this month got to be guest vocalists again on a further 3 tracks on the forthcoming Christiaan Webb ('The Webb Brothers') album taking the current tally up to 5. Again, the more we hear it, The more we love it and can't wait for it's release and we're certain fans of Z&P are gonna love this record.
That's it for now, But we'll be back for more news etc in a shortwhile. Please check us out on our new Twitter account @zervaspepper for the latest updates and thanks.
Paul Z + Kath P