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Mid-Tour Update: Dave Smyth’s Timecraft

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We asked mid-tour Dave Smyth for an update….

“We’re now halfway through our first UK tour with this band.  Despite some of the pre-tour set backs with venues pulling out, it’s safe to say that the tour is going well and we’ve been having a great time!  We’ve been absolutely knocked out by the amount of people who’ve come out to the gigs, bought CDs and the support that the promoters and venues have given us along the way – so thanks everyone!

We’ve got three more dates left for the diaries. The first is tonight (25/6/13) at Charlie Wright’s in London and then we hit the road again playing at Dempsey’s in Cardiff on Wednesday 26th before finishing up at Soundcellar on Thursday 27th.  If you’re local to London tonight will be only date on the tour with the whole octet, featuring the last minute addition of mega-dep guitarist Alex Munk.  For those who cannot make tonight, we have another London gig next month appearing at the 606 Club on Tuesday 23rd July. Thanks again to everyone who has come out and supported the gigs and we’ll hopefully see more people over the next couple of days!”

You can read all about the tour here.

Thanks Dave!



Dave Smyth’s TIMECRAFT on Tour…

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Coming to a venue near you: Dave Smyth’s fabulous octet ON TOUR!

Featuring: Matthew Herd (sax), Sam Rapley (sax), Tom Green (trombone), James Copus (trumpet), John Armon (guitar), Sam Watts (piano), Sandy Suchodolski (bass), Dave Smyth (drums/compositions).

“Drawing influence from contemporary British jazz greats, the group explores improvisation within the context of captivating and melodic tunes”


Mon 17th: Sela Bar, 20 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU, 01132 429442, 21:30 FREE

Tue 18th: Parr Studio, Parr St, Liverpool, L1 4JN, 01517 073727 , 22:30 £3/FREE (NUS)

Wed 19th: The Lescar, Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield, S11 8ZF, 0774 020 1939, 21:00 £6

Mon 25th: Charlie Wright’s, 45 Pitfield St, London, N1 6DA, 0207 490 8345, 22:30 £4

Wed 26th: Dempsey’s, 15 Castle St, Cardiff, CF10 1BS, 02920 239253, 21:00 £7/£5

Thu 27th: The Blue Boar, 29 Market Close, Poole, BH15 1NE, 01202 682247, 22:30 £7

Go check it out!

And if you’ve got a review of one of the gigs – drop us a note and we’ll post it! ~BF