CRACKLING VINYL present SILENT SLEEP + VERA VAN HEERINGENTuesday, 7th. October 2014, in Telford’s Warehouse, Chester.On Tuesday, 7th. October 2014, Crackling Vinyl is proud to present another night of brilliant live music and superlative vinyl excellence at Telford’s Warehouse in Chester. Tickets for Silent Sleep + Vera Van Heeringen are £6 in advance from the venue itself (01244 390090) / £6+ booking fee from SeeTickets.com, or £7 on the door.SeeTickets link - http://www.seetickets.com/event/silent-sleep-vera-van-heeringen/telford-s-warehouse/812711More information on this event’s artists follows:SILENT SLEEPDebut album ‘Walk Me To The Sea’ available now on vinyl / download from link below.http://silentsleep.bandcamp.comhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT4A2D9_C9Y - Silent Sleep ‘You Can Colour Me In’Silent Sleep is the current music project of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter / producer Christopher McIntosh, who played in Liverpool bands 28 Costumes and Hallo…I Love You!Silent Sleep started whilst he was living in Berlin, Germany in 2010, writing a handful of  heartbreakingly beautiful songs during the long, bleak winter. In that time he gained a loyal fan base by playing gigs in the dive bars and cafes of Neukolln.  He also self-released 3 EPs entitled  ‘This Scissor Disaster Parts 1, 2 and 3’, each of them selling out of their limited-edition handmade runs.In 2012, Chris decided to return to his hometown of Liverpool to make his first proper record. A PledgeMusic campaign was launched to fund the recording sessions and 3 months later he was in the studio with long-time collaborator / producer Robert Whiteley (Clinic, The Wombats, Mugstar) recording his debut album, Walk Me To The Sea. The songs written in Berlin were fleshed out and coloured in using a heavy artillery of instruments including trumpets, violin, cello, harmonium, euphonium, vibraphone, glockenspiel and percussion and layers upon layers of rich harmonies. The album was released on a small run of vinyl (250 copies) through a label Chris ran with two friends in Liverpool, Rekordmeister, in May 2013.Although the release was small, it was picked up by a handful of  websites and blogs. The Guardian (UK) said, “Beautiful yet melancholic, Silent Sleep take you on an autobiographical journey of love and loss, through honest, heartfelt melodies.”Radio play from Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music soon followed, with Bethan Elfyn, Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins / Bella Union), Gary Crowley and Gill Mills all giving the record spins on Amazing Radio – with Bethan Elfyn twice making Silent  Sleep her artist of the week.Since the release of Walk Me To The Sea, Chris has been busy generating new fans across the globe by playing shows in Australia, where he was joined for a song by Alan Fletcher (a.k.a Dr. Karl Kennedy of the hit Australian TV show Neighbours); The States, where he played a series of shows at the Sundance Film Festival and most recently in Brazil, where he was invited by Daniel Hunt of Ladytron to play several shows with Dan Croll and Dave McCabe of The Zutons during the 2014 World Cup.In Spring 2014, Chris returned to the studio to record his second full length record. An all-star cast of friends and musicians borrowed from some of Liverpool’s finest bands was assembled including members of Wave Machines, Dan Croll, Bird, Voo, The Wombats, Vasco da Gama, Puzzle and Kill The Young and two months later the album was complete.An even richer buffet of instrumentation was used and the songs, in Chris’ own words, have taken on a “more accomplished, more coherent form, written for the purpose of the album as opposed to the first record, which was more of a compilation of songs written over a long period of time. It sounds huge and intricate – although there are a lot of instruments being used, they are never used just for the sake of it…everything is accounted for.”http://facebook.com/silentsleepbandhttp://twitter.com/silentsleepband http://youtube.com/silentsleepband QUOTES ABOUT SILENT SLEEP“Beautiful yet melancholic, Silent Sleep take you on an autobiographical journey of love and loss, through honest, heartfelt melodies.”The Guardian"Silent Sleep produce heartfelt, weighty songs like a super 8 film…clearly a talented musician”Bido LitoVERA VAN HEERINGENhttp://www.veravanheeringen.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbsrgynorrk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=417NBX1RTIM Multi-instrumentalist Vera van Heeringen combines traditional Appalachian styles with folk and contemporary songwriting. Her clear, expressive voice delivers emotionally intelligent lyrics with an assured yet graceful feel.Vera’s guitar playing is that of a fine and assured bluegrass player, but with her own twist. Gutsy and compelling– every note counts.Her debut album ‘Standing Tall’ is receiving great reviews. It marks a change of direction from her work with The New Rope String Band and immediately establishes her as a figure to be reckoned with.Vera’s original songs and tunes are rapidly gaining new fans far and wide – this is the time to go and see her play live.QUOTES ABOUT VERA VAN HEERINGEN“She can play anything with strings, write fine songs and sing them too.”Tim O’Brien”The songs and tunes she writes are first class.”John Atkins, fRoots”Vera Van Heeringen has spent far too long away from the spotlight.”David Hughes, FATEACRACKLING VINYLhttp://facebook.com/cracklingvinylhttp://tumblr.com/cracklingvinylhttp://twitter.com/cracklingvinyl”pretty cool… loads of interesting sounding musicians”Cerys Matthews, 6Music“a set of evenings dedicated to genuinely brilliant  music.”Ian Hughes, Daily PostCrackling Vinyl began in November 2011 as an excuse for music enthusiasts, Adam Walton, Ben ‘Soundhog’ Hayes and Elin Bach to play their favourite records in their favourite music venue (Telford’s Warehouse, Chester) far away from the weekend madness of endless requests for the kind of R&B that wasn’t pressed on Chess Records.Crackling Vinyl evolved to encompass live music. They would bring unique and acclaimed artists to Chester for the first time, at a very affordable price: a high quality watermark in a city keen to experience the best, upcoming touring artists.Crackling Vinyl have DJ’d and compered the Walled Garden stage at Green Man Festival for the last 3 years. Previous live guests at Crackling Vinyl have included: Sweet Baboo, Gallops, Paper Aeroplanes, Katell Keineg, Alun Tan Lan, Gulp, Zervas & Pepper, Euros Childs, Cate Le Bon, Laura J. Martin, Y Niwl, Colorama, Richard James, H. Hawkline, Mowbird, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Toy Horses, T.G. Elias, Georgia Ruth, Chris T-T, Sex Hands, Irma Vep, She Makes War, Sam Airey, Houdini Dax, The Gentle Good, Trwbador, Golden Fable, The Wellgreen, Pulco, Harry Keyworth, Greta Isaac, Atlas Twins, Jessica Ball, Sophie Ballamy, Bright Young People – a fascinating selection of artists who have graced Radio 1, 6Music, Radio 2 and Radio Wales.FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS:Tue 23rd September        Trwbador / Dan AmorTue 7th October        Silent Sleep / Vera Van HeeringenTue 4th November        R. Seiliog / SpectralateTue 11th November        Tender Prey / Heavy Petting ZooTue 2nd December        Golden Fable / The Great Outdoors

CRACKLING VINYL present SILENT SLEEP + VERA VAN HEERINGEN
Tuesday, 7th. October 2014, in Telford’s Warehouse, Chester.

On Tuesday, 7th. October 2014, Crackling Vinyl is proud to present another night of brilliant live music and superlative vinyl excellence at Telford’s Warehouse in Chester.

Tickets for Silent Sleep + Vera Van Heeringen are £6 in advance from the venue itself (01244 390090) / £6+ booking fee from SeeTickets.com, or £7 on the door.

SeeTickets link - http://www.seetickets.com/event/silent-sleep-vera-van-heeringen/telford-s-warehouse/812711

More information on this event’s artists follows:


SILENT SLEEP
Debut album ‘Walk Me To The Sea’ available now on vinyl / download from link below.
http://silentsleep.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT4A2D9_C9Y - Silent Sleep ‘You Can Colour Me In’

Silent Sleep is the current music project of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter / producer Christopher McIntosh, who played in Liverpool bands 28 Costumes and Hallo…I Love You!

Silent Sleep started whilst he was living in Berlin, Germany in 2010, writing a handful of  heartbreakingly beautiful songs during the long, bleak winter. In that time he gained a loyal fan base by playing gigs in the dive bars and cafes of Neukolln.  He also self-released 3 EPs entitled  ‘This Scissor Disaster Parts 1, 2 and 3’, each of them selling out of their limited-edition handmade runs.

In 2012, Chris decided to return to his hometown of Liverpool to make his first proper record. A PledgeMusic campaign was launched to fund the recording sessions and 3 months later he was in the studio with long-time collaborator / producer Robert Whiteley (Clinic, The Wombats, Mugstar) recording his debut album, Walk Me To The Sea. The songs written in Berlin were fleshed out and coloured in using a heavy artillery of instruments including trumpets, violin, cello, harmonium, euphonium, vibraphone, glockenspiel and percussion and layers upon layers of rich harmonies. The album was released on a small run of vinyl (250 copies) through a label Chris ran with two friends in Liverpool, Rekordmeister, in May 2013.

Although the release was small, it was picked up by a handful of  websites and blogs. The Guardian (UK) said, “Beautiful yet melancholic, Silent Sleep take you on an autobiographical journey of love and loss, through honest, heartfelt melodies.

Radio play from Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music soon followed, with Bethan Elfyn, Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins / Bella Union), Gary Crowley and Gill Mills all giving the record spins on Amazing Radio – with Bethan Elfyn twice making Silent  Sleep her artist of the week.

Since the release of Walk Me To The Sea, Chris has been busy generating new fans across the globe by playing shows in Australia, where he was joined for a song by Alan Fletcher (a.k.a Dr. Karl Kennedy of the hit Australian TV show Neighbours); The States, where he played a series of shows at the Sundance Film Festival and most recently in Brazil, where he was invited by Daniel Hunt of Ladytron to play several shows with Dan Croll and Dave McCabe of The Zutons during the 2014 World Cup.

In Spring 2014, Chris returned to the studio to record his second full length record. An all-star cast of friends and musicians borrowed from some of Liverpool’s finest bands was assembled including members of Wave Machines, Dan Croll, Bird, Voo, The Wombats, Vasco da Gama, Puzzle and Kill The Young and two months later the album was complete.

An even richer buffet of instrumentation was used and the songs, in Chris’ own words, have taken on a “more accomplished, more coherent form, written for the purpose of the album as opposed to the first record, which was more of a compilation of songs written over a long period of time. It sounds huge and intricate – although there are a lot of instruments being used, they are never used just for the sake of it…everything is accounted for.”

http://facebook.com/silentsleepband
http://twitter.com/silentsleepband
http://youtube.com/silentsleepband

QUOTES ABOUT SILENT SLEEP

“Beautiful yet melancholic, Silent Sleep take you on an autobiographical journey of love and loss, through honest, heartfelt melodies.”
The Guardian

"Silent Sleep produce heartfelt, weighty songs like a super 8 film…clearly a talented musician
Bido Lito


VERA VAN HEERINGEN
http://www.veravanheeringen.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbsrgynorrk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=417NBX1RTIM

Multi-instrumentalist Vera van Heeringen combines traditional Appalachian styles with folk and contemporary songwriting. Her clear, expressive voice delivers emotionally intelligent lyrics with an assured yet graceful feel.

Vera’s guitar playing is that of a fine and assured bluegrass player, but with her own twist. Gutsy and compelling– every note counts.
Her debut album ‘Standing Tall’ is receiving great reviews. It marks a change of direction from her work with The New Rope String Band and immediately establishes her as a figure to be reckoned with.

Vera’s original songs and tunes are rapidly gaining new fans far and wide – this is the time to go and see her play live.

QUOTES ABOUT VERA VAN HEERINGEN

She can play anything with strings, write fine songs and sing them too.
Tim O’Brien

The songs and tunes she writes are first class.
John Atkins, fRoots

Vera Van Heeringen has spent far too long away from the spotlight.
David Hughes, FATEA

CRACKLING VINYL
http://facebook.com/cracklingvinyl
http://tumblr.com/cracklingvinyl
http://twitter.com/cracklingvinyl

pretty cool… loads of interesting sounding musicians
Cerys Matthews, 6Music

a set of evenings dedicated to genuinely brilliant  music.
Ian Hughes, Daily Post

Crackling Vinyl began in November 2011 as an excuse for music enthusiasts, Adam Walton, Ben ‘Soundhog’ Hayes and Elin Bach to play their favourite records in their favourite music venue (Telford’s Warehouse, Chester) far away from the weekend madness of endless requests for the kind of R&B that wasn’t pressed on Chess Records.
Crackling Vinyl evolved to encompass live music. They would bring unique and acclaimed artists to Chester for the first time, at a very affordable price: a high quality watermark in a city keen to experience the best, upcoming touring artists.

Crackling Vinyl have DJ’d and compered the Walled Garden stage at Green Man Festival for the last 3 years.

Previous live guests at Crackling Vinyl have included: Sweet Baboo, Gallops, Paper Aeroplanes, Katell Keineg, Alun Tan Lan, Gulp, Zervas & Pepper, Euros Childs, Cate Le Bon, Laura J. Martin, Y Niwl, Colorama, Richard James, H. Hawkline, Mowbird, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Toy Horses, T.G. Elias, Georgia Ruth, Chris T-T, Sex Hands, Irma Vep, She Makes War, Sam Airey, Houdini Dax, The Gentle Good, Trwbador, Golden Fable, The Wellgreen, Pulco, Harry Keyworth, Greta Isaac, Atlas Twins, Jessica Ball, Sophie Ballamy, Bright Young People – a fascinating selection of artists who have graced Radio 1, 6Music, Radio 2 and Radio Wales.

FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS:
Tue 23rd September        Trwbador / Dan Amor
Tue 7th October        Silent Sleep / Vera Van Heeringen
Tue 4th November        R. Seiliog / Spectralate
Tue 11th November        Tender Prey / Heavy Petting Zoo
Tue 2nd December        Golden Fable / The Great Outdoors

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CRACKLING VINYL present TRWBADOR + DAN AMOR
Tuesday, 23rd. September 2014, Telford’s Warehouse, Chester

On Tuesday, 23rd. September 2014, Crackling Vinyl is proud to present another night of brilliant live music and superlative vinyl excellence at Telford’s Warehouse in Chester.

Tickets for Trwbador + Dan Amor are £6 in advance from the venue itself (01244 390090) / £6+ booking fee from SeeTickets.com, or £7 on the door.

SeeTickets link - http://www.seetickets.com/Event/crackling-vinyl-presents-trwbador-dan-amor/telford-s-warehouse/808426

There will also be a record stall (focusing on new vinyl releases / reissues)  provided by Vod Music, Mold. The first 25 people through the door will get ‘Petroleum Welly' an exclusive compilation CD recorded by the Crackling Vinyl DJ's.

More information on this event’s artists follows:

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TRWBADOR

2nd Album Several Wolves released 11th August 2014 on Owlet Music

http://trwbador.co.uk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqchoWhRDEM

Trwbador are Angharad and Owain, an electro - folk - rave duo from West Wales.  Half Welsh / half Dutch, their eponymous debut album was shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize and they have earned airplay on BBC Radio 1, 6Music and Radio Wales.

The Manic Street Preachers cited Trwbador as the key influence behind one of the songs on their most recent album (Builder of Routines on Futurology).

Their second album, the recently released ‘Several Wolves’, was Album of the Day on BBC 6Music and has received glowing reviews from such authoritative sources as Mixmag, The Quietus and ‘QMagazine.

Trwbador know how to construct a full-on listening experience.
The Quietus

It’s grand, deep and melancholic, and it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to see them as A Welsh Little Dragon or SBTRKT.” 8/10
Mixmag

A stunning record.” ****
Q Magazine

An absolute beauty of an album.” 8/10
Artrocker



Their music is unfettered in its adventurousness, blurring influences from a disparate palette of Broadcast, Pentangle, Cornelius and Diplo. It’s wonderful, experimental pop music that, like the best pop music, combines immediacy with convention-warping innovation and technological curiosity.
Apart from a couple of notable collaborations (with the legendary Cornershop and rising UK hip hop star Essa), the band are resolutely DIY, releasing all of their records on their own label, Owlet Music.

They share all songwriting and producing duties equally and have been catching the attention of journalists, DJs and musos alike since 2010.


QUOTES ABOUT THEIR DEBUT ALBUM

A thing of real beauty.”
Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1)

A Magic Debut.” * * * *
Q Magazine

An Actual Unique Piece Of Work.” * * * *
Buzz Magazine

Magic and irresistibly beautiful!
Folk Radio UK

When they get it right, Trwbador are enrapturing.”
ThisIsFakeDIY

A Splendid LP.”
Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music)

A Stunning debut album.
Adam Walton (BBC Radio Wales)

Beautiful, delicate, enchanting, magical.
A Musical Priority



DAN AMOR

http://recordiaucaegwyn.com
http://danamor.bandcamp.com/track/dusk-bird-2

Dan Amor grew up and lives in deepest Snowdonia. His understated music is a blend of folk, Americana and 60’s pop.  His songs have received airplay on BBC Radio 1, 2, 3 and 6Music. Support slots have included Aqualung, The Proclaimers and Billy Bragg. A song he penned for former band Gabrielle 25 (named after a typewriter), ‘Every Little Thing I Say Gets You Down’, was played by John Peel.

Dan enjoyed a brief stint as bassist for Infinity Chimps – John Lawrence’s band (founder member of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci), before setting up independent label Recordiau Cae Gwyn in 2008.

Current album, the Welsh and English language ‘Rainhill Trials’, is receiving regular airplay on BBC 6Music, Radio 3, Radio Wales and Radio Cymru. His mum, Yvonne, who produces all artwork for the label, painted album covers for The Kinks and Long John Baldry during the 70’s.

Atmospheric Welsh language contemporary folk.”
Lothar Kopari, BBC Radio 3

There’s a frailty to his work, with Dan Amor recalling Syd Barrett’s fractured solo years or even the incessant introspection which John Lennon found in the ashram.
Clash Magazine

Bardic Americana. ‘Celticana’, anyone?
Folk Radio UK

CRACKLING VINYL
http://facebook.com/cracklingvinyl
http://tumblr.com/cracklingvinyl
http://twitter.com/cracklingvinyl

pretty cool… loads of interesting sounding musicians.
Cerys Matthews, 6Music

a set of evenings dedicated to genuinely brilliant  music.
Ian Hughes, Daily Post

Crackling Vinyl began in November 2011 as an excuse for music enthusiasts, Adam Walton, Ben ‘Soundhog’ Hayes and Elin Bach to play their favourite records in their favourite music venue (Telford’s Warehouse, Chester) far away from the weekend madness of endless requests for the kind of R&B that wasn’t pressed on Chess Records.

Crackling Vinyl evolved to encompass live music. They would bring unique and acclaimed artists to Chester for the first time, at a very affordable price: a high quality watermark in a city keen to experience the best, upcoming touring artists.

Crackling Vinyl have DJ’d and compered the Walled Garden stage at Green Man Festival for the last 3 years.

Previous live guests at Crackling Vinyl have included: Sweet Baboo, Gallops, Paper Aeroplanes, Katell Keineg, Alun Tan Lan, Gulp, Zervas & Pepper, Euros Childs, Cate Le Bon, Laura J. Martin, Y Niwl, Colorama, Richard James, H. Hawkline, Mowbird, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Toy Horses, T.G. Elias, Georgia Ruth, Chris T-T, Sex Hands, Irma Vep, She Makes War, Sam Airey, Houdini Dax, The Gentle Good, Trwbador, Golden Fable, The Wellgreen, Pulco, Harry Keyworth, Greta Isaac, Atlas Twins, Jessica Ball, Sophie Ballamy, Bright Young People – a fascinating selection of artists who have graced Radio 1, 6Music, Radio 2 and Radio Wales.

FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS:
Tue 23rd September        Trwbador / Dan Amor
Tue 7th October        Silent Sleep / Vera Van Heeringen
Tue 4th November        R. Seiliog / Spectralate
Tue 11th November        Tender Prey / Heavy Petting Zoo
Tue 2nd December        Golden Fable / The Great Outdoors

Crackling Vinyl presents Trwbador + Dan Amor, Telford’s Warehouse, Chester - Tue 23rd Sep 2014

Crackling Vinyl presents Trwbador + Dan Amor, Telford’s Warehouse, Chester - Tue 23rd Sep 2014

‘Lord of the Manor’ by The Everly BrothersIt’s my dad’s 70th birthday tomorrow. It was his records that got me bit. Particularly his early Ray Charles, Buddy Holly & Everly Brothers 7”s. 

Happy birthday dad.

I didn’t hear this one courtesy of you, but what a strange and wonderful record. If you had this one, I would definitely have nicked it.

‘Lord of the Manor’ by The Everly Brothers
It’s my dad’s 70th birthday tomorrow. It was his records that got me bit. Particularly his early Ray Charles, Buddy Holly & Everly Brothers 7”s. Happy birthday dad. I didn’t hear this one courtesy of you, but what a strange and wonderful record. If you had this one, I would definitely have nicked it.

‘Send Me A Postcard’ by Shocking BlueBlow-Out @telfords this Friday: vintage ace for modern tastes: Hammond grooves, Northern soul stompers, lysergic fuzz & 60’s girl pop. Like this…

‘Send Me A Postcard’ by Shocking Blue
Blow-Out @telfords this Friday: vintage ace for modern tastes: Hammond grooves, Northern soul stompers, lysergic fuzz & 60’s girl pop. Like this…

‘Sausalito (Is The Place To Go)’ by Ohio ExpressThis is what Graham Gouldman could do in his sleep. Shame it’s not the greatest quality. It’s definitely one of the greatest bubblegum songs.

‘Sausalito (Is The Place To Go)’ by Ohio Express
This is what Graham Gouldman could do in his sleep. Shame it’s not the greatest quality. It’s definitely one of the greatest bubblegum songs.

‘I’ll Hold You’ by Frankie & JohnnyOh my! What a song. And that intro… Love this!

‘I’ll Hold You’ by Frankie & Johnny
Oh my! What a song. And that intro… Love this!

‘Keep On Keepin’ On’ by Nolan PorterWhat a record. Love the tremelo guitar and the strings.

‘Keep On Keepin’ On’ by Nolan Porter
What a record. Love the tremelo guitar and the strings.