Via Igino Gini, 01021 Acquapendente
392 613 7952
Via Igino Gini, 01021 Acquapendente
392 613 7952
Via Vicenza, 15, 35138 Padova PD, Italie
Live music should start around 8pm
Music Starts about 8pm
Località Prosecco, 162 (SP1 n.162) (436.96 mi)
Prosecco, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 34151
SP1, 162, 34151 Prosecco – Contovello, Trieste TS, Italy
This is a Festival happening at the beautiful and scenic castle/fortress accessible from Piazza Cahen.
The Festival takes place over the 12th 13th and 14th Aug.
I will perform in the Early Evening of the 14th at about 8pm.
This will be a totally acoustic show So no loops. But expect guests.
It’s been over 3 years since I last released something new.
However 3 albums were made available for the first time by other artists who had asked me to contribute to their work.
November 26th saw the 1st full length album of Electro group from Italy ‘Zero Call‘. We had collaborated back in 2012 with a track called ‘This College Year’. https://stuartoconnor.bandcamp.com/track/this-college-year-feat-zero-call
Now as 2015 wraps up it’s a pleasure to share this new collaboration.
The song is called ‘Vertebrae’ and was recorded early in 2015.
It is taken from the album ‘Soft Power’. Released through Future City Records.
It can be bought in it’s entirety from these links digitally but hold off if you’re a physical music fan because it will see the light of day in a couple of weeks on 12″ Vinyl.
I had discovered Haco’s music around the time I became professional. It became a soundtrack to my earliest touring memories and in 2010 I was lucky enough to collaborate with her at a concert in Kobe.
This led to a distance collaboration where she reworked and sampled four of my songs into her own album ‘Secret Garden’ Released through Nuovo Immigrato Label. Earlier this year she returned to the UK and we performed tracks from the record.
This is one of the tracks from Secret Garden with a beautiful video by Karen Vanderborght.
Stevie Jones and the Wildfires
Also 2015 saw the release of a long awaited album by UK group Stevie Jones and the Wildfires. I have known Stevie through years of gigging and he remains one of the hardest working musicians. I stopped by in the studio with him and his band back in 2014. Completion of the album occurred in 2015 and it saw it’s release back in October.
His album is called ‘Stratigraphic Heart’ and I play on 2 tracks either on guitar or chimes.
Also the album was co produced by Russ Russell who has worked with bands such as Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, The Wildhearts, The Exploited, The Ga Ga’s, Sikth, Amorphis & New Model Army to name a few.
Here’s a video of some of the making of the album as a part of a pledge campaign Stevie started last year:
You can buy and listen to that album here – http://www.steviejones.com/purchase-new-album-merch
As for my solo work I did re-release 2 albums which had sold out in 2013. They were parts 1 & 3 of the 4 album project – ‘Go Forth Bright Scenic‘.
The Electronic album ‘Go’ was originally on a USB Pen stick and is now out on CD and the more singer acoustic ‘Bright’ was originally released on tape cassette but now also sees the light of day on CD.
Get in touch to find out how to order these or you can download them from here: https://stuartoconnor.bandcamp.com/
Following the completion of the Swiss leg of the tour it was back to France for one final show before Italy.
The drive was long and winding as the journey travelled over mountains and through valleys.
It was out to West France to play an english run pub in the small town of Charroux.
It was surprising to find the audience was 95% English. Wonderful and friendly but very weird at the same time. What was a pleasure was to see some familiar faces from the UK who were now living out there. Familiar faces on the road is almost always a bonus.
The Show was chance to try some very new and untested songs. Amongst the full set 6 songs were unreleased.
Following this we begun the trip towards Italy. Stopping at many places along the way including the Lot Valley, Ariege, Aude, Carcasson and finally in the far South West where my brother and his wife were staying.
Asmara took some further shots of our journey:
Now going back to what I was saying about familiar faces. To see your own family in the middle of a tour which has taken you round many new and unknown places for me was the best example of this. We chilled and chatted as well as ate and were merry. Just a perfect break from the transience and random.
Every once in a while we would stop and try to take a dip in a river. Sadly this one was PRETTY DAMN COLD!!!
Live and Learn.
Next stop is my First show in Italy – Vicenza
The Italian tour has taken me to Vicenza, Lake Garda, Venice, Maser, Polcenigo, Trebaseleghe, Bergamo & Longobardi.
Next will see me return to the North of Italy for shows in Ravenna and the Parco Rurale di Floriano.
Following this I will return for my 2nd Austrian tour before heading onto Czech Rep & Poland.
The next couple of weeks as they stand:
August 27, 2015
August 28, 2015
August 29, 2015
August 30, 2015
September 4, 2015
September 5, 2015
September 6, 2015
September 8, 2015
Monastero di Astino
Via Astino Bergamo BG
Via Barbaro, 4, 31010 Maser Treviso, Włochy
+39 0423 565603
Live music from about 8pm.
I am overjoyed to add a show to my North Italy schedule.
I will return to the City of Bergamo for the 2nd time ever to perform at the Monastero di Astino.
This adds to the concert schedule the which includes shows already played in Vicenza and Lake Garda.
Following these shows I plan to drive south to Rome area and then Calabria to perform before heading onwards to Austria.
Now back to the monastery thing. The last time I played in Bergamo I was given a beer which was made by monks. I had half a glass and felt drunk.
Fingers crossed for another devine beverage coming my way 🙂