Peacock Angell Record Label

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Hello, this is where you can find out all the latest news to do with Peacock Angell Records and associated artists.

22/6/2012

Well hello there :-)

Sid and Ruth were delighted to be involved with a very exciting collaboration this month with the Jasmine Moon Chinese Ensemble from Birmingham at Henrys Cantonese Restaurant in the Jewellery Quarter. This is the first time that the two groups have worked together and the fusion of the traditional chinese melodies and celtic songs and tunes is one that worked really well. Based on the success of this concert we feel sure there will more projects like this in the pipe line.

 

This concert was put on during the Celebrating Sanctuary World Music Festival thats been happening in Birmingham all this month. There are still some events left for you to enjoy just go to this link Celebrating Sanctuary for full events listings and details.

 

All sorts bubbling away here a Peacock Angell Records headquarters, will keep you posted as and when things are about to happen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/4/2012

Hello all and happy April! Just a quick update, we have some lovely reviews of our latest release ‘Love Forgiven’ on our new reviews page! Do check them out and if you’d like to add yours to the page send us a message at peacockangellrecords@gmail.com.

All sorts bubbling away here at Peacock Angell Records headquarters.

Our multiple trips to Northern Ireland last month were excellent. Sid and Ruth were working on a community music project with Moving on Music involving four schools from in and around Belfast. Sid did an initial workshop with the students from each school writing and improvising a piece of music. Then Ruth and Rob Anstey from SURGE (trombone) went over with Sid and did another workshop with each school finalising the pieces and supporting the students. Then we were honoured to be asked to go with St Patricks college group to perform at Stormont for the Arts and Culture minister and associates.

All the four schools then came and shared their pieces at The Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast the morning of our concert there with SURGE Big Band. SURGE played to a full audience and we had a fantastic time in Northern Ireland. Many thanks to moving on Music for their support and amazing organising skills! (Getting 17 musicians and all their instruments including an orchestral Marimba on flights and in the right place at the right time is no mean feat!).

Next up is Ruth and Sid’s trip to the Isle of Wight in May (check our gigs page for further information). We are very much looking forward to our mini tour of 3 concerts and maybe we’ll see some of you there!

That’s all for now. Bye!

12/3/2012

Today we officially release ‘Love Forgiven’ our newest cd from Peacock Angell Records. Please tell your friends, it would make a great Mothers Day present or just any day present :-)

We have done some concerts already promoting the new album and it’s selling really well, we are very pleased with the reception we’ve had and are looking forward to our upcoming concerts and gigs this year. Check our gigs page.

If you know anyone who would like to do a review of ‘Love Forgiven’ give us a shout.

Other news: Things are brewing over here at Peacock Angell Records, all sorts of irons in the fire, China, Ireland, poetry, music, workshops and lots of other things which we’ll fill you in on as and when they become more concrete. We are hoping to develop a new website soon as well so there may a period of time when we are out of online action but won’t be long.

Thank you as ever for your support!

6/1/2012

Happy New Year! So our cd’s arrived a couple of days before Christmas! Thank you to all of you who pre-ordered your copies in 2011, it’s down to you that we were able to do this.

We are waiting for an official release date from Proper Distribution which we are hoping will be sometime in March 2012.

You can purchase the new album ‘Love Forgiven’ here and in the meantime please check our gig’s page as we are starting to get a few dates in for this year. Some really special gig’s coming up and if you can come along to one it would be great to see you.

If you are interested in having us come and play at your venue/house/garden etc please send us a message via the contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

More to follow soon.

7/12/11

Hello and Happy Advent!

Here are some of the bespoke cd cases that Ruth has been busy sewing. They are patiently waiting (as are those of you who have pre-ordered) for their filling. CD’s are being printed at the moment and as soon as we receive them they will be posted out, before Christmas.

Sid was nominated for the BASCA 2011 awards, British Composer of the Year Award in the Jazz category in association with PRS for Music and BBC radio 3. We would like to congratulate Tommy Evans for scooping the prize and we hope Sid will win next year!

The fire is lit and leg warmers and wrist warmers and thermals have all come out to play. Keep warm this winter!

17/11/11

Hello all,

A little November update on the album. Mixing has occurred and mastering is this weekend! Hurray! Artwork is 99% finished and we are 50% on the way to raising enough funds to print them in the next few weeks.

Thank you  to all of you who are waiting patiently for your copies, you will have them really soon!!!

At the moment Ruth is busy working in Essex on a project with the great guitarist Ken Nicol. The show is called The Glass Chronicles and premiered last night with a run of 5 shows at the High Barn. You can come and watch this spectacular evening for free! Just let us know.

Sid is busy finishing his Phd.

3/11/11

If you missed Sid Peacock and Surge on BBC Radio Jazz on 3, don’t worry! You can listen again, click here BBC Radio 3 it’s available for another 5 days.

26/10/11

Breaking News!!! Sid has been nominated for BASCA The British Composer Awards! Congratulations and salutations are coming through for Sid for this well deserved recognition of his work. The piece that has been nominated is Hallucinogenic Garden from his latest release ‘La Fete’. Fingers crossed for the 30th November when the winners will be decided, 4th December winners will be announced on BBC radio 3.

31st October 2011, 11pm!BBC radio jazz on 3.

Please listen to BBC radio 3 Sid has an hours concert of his music with SURGE and his SURGE saxophone quartet. If you’re too busy doing halloween things you can listen again on BBC iplayer for 7 days afterwards. We’ll post a link when we have one.

Love Forgiven The new album from Ruth Angell and Sid Peacock on Peacock Angell Records.

Our final day of mixing has been and gone and now we are waiting to master! All sounding great, we’re very excited.  Please pre-order your copy if you haven’t already done so, you don’t know how helpful you are being when you do!!

Ruth did a solo performance at Cecil Sharp House,Camden,London last night for Park Records. Harmonium, fender guitar, violin and vocals were all featured! Great night, thank you to all the lovely people who came and chatted to her afterwards and took flyers for ‘Love Forgiven’.

That’s all for now! :-)

3/9/11

Just a quick THANK YOU to all of you who are buying our CD ‘Love Forgiven’ as a pre-order. It means we can actually get it printed and released. Thank you.

We did a day’s mixing at Rooksmere Studios last week and are getting very excited about how it all sounds a couple more days and then it’s down to finalizing artwork. Hooray!

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19/8/11

Dear all.

Well a lot has happened in two months. Sid and Ruth went to the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig in County Monaghan, Ireland to record their debut album as a duo. ‘Love Forgiven’ will be released in late Autumn on Peacock Angell Records label and distributed by Proper Music Distribution.

This image is being used to advertise our pre-order copies of ‘Love Forgiven’ it may also be used for the final cover but that decision is yet to be finalised!

During our time at Tyrone Guthrie Centre we met with some fantastic people, please check them out:

Sudeep Sen : Poet and writer. We have the great honour of his permission to use one of his poems on our cd. The Kiss.

Mary Dorcey : Irish short story writer, poet and novelist.

Mario Danneels :  Journalist and author.

Janet Pierce : Spiritual artist on canvas, paper and tapestry.

Zhanhong Liao : Chinese visual artist living in the Netherlands.

….and many more.

We are also very grateful to world renowned artist Elspeth Owen for the use of her studio in Grantchester for images for our new album. All the photo’s were taken by our friend, pianist and ‘secret artist’ Melissa Morris and her partner Henry Uyeme. Thank you all for helping to make this happen! Lot’s to come….

Next big news!!!

Sid has been asked to do an hours recording for BBC Radio Jazz on 3 !! This is excellent news and we are very excited as you can imagine. The recording will take place in London on the 3rd October and will be broadcast on 31st October. He will be recording some of his works for Surge his 16 piece Jazz Ensemble and some pieces from his Saxophone Quartet as well as some new works to be premiered in this broadcast.

We’ll let you know what time etc when we know.

That’s it for now.

8/6/11

Sid Peacock and Ruth Angell have recently returned from the Isle of Wight where they played two concerts. One in an 11th Century church in Bonchurch and the other in Dimbola Lodge at Freshwater Bay. You can read a review of their performance by clicking on this link REVIEW.

Ruth and Sid will be going to Ireland next week to receive the Sir James Kilfedder award which enables artists to stay for 2 weeks at the Tyrone Guthrie centre in Annaghmakerrig in County Monaghan, Ireland. They will be recording their debut duo album during this time so we’ll keep you posted!