Today we have for your entertainment and edification an actual photograph of Craig Hughes & The Crow Bone Chorus in all our hoary glory plus a poster for the upcoming Glasgow showcase with Jim Dead at The Audio Lounge. Enjoy.
The Crow Bone Chorus
With our first rehearsal under our belts (and a good one at that) , I’m happy to say that my erstwhile band mates in Dog Moon Howl, Bryan Campbell and Ally Tennick, are joining me in a new project: Craig Hughes & The Crow Bone Chorus. We’ll soon be bringing new music to a venue near you, by which I mean a venue near us, as well as selections from my studio releases and more besides. The plan is now to record and release my next album, which I’ve mentioned here before, under the Craig Hughes & The Crow Bone Chorus banner. The album is unlikely to be underway before early 2018 but we should be playing our first gigs before the end of this year.
The Craig Hughes Two
The Craig Hughes Two is about to be resurrected on the live scene after a year’s layoff for heavy rocking purposes. We’ll be gigging again from Sept/Oct with our new mini-album to flog.
I’ll be posting regular “work in progress” updates here from now on, so do watch this space.
So, the Dog Moon Howl EP launch came and went – and even though it was a Sunday gig (not traditionally the best suited evening to rock), it was a grand night, a good time was had by all and so on. This despite a piss poor showing on the Friday from Parcel Force who decided they couldn’t be arsed delivering a box of CDs because was a nice day or whatever, and my main guitar having a breakdown on the day of the gig. So, the EP’s out. Dog Moon Howl at Bandcamp – fill yer boots (also available from iTunes, Amazon blah blah blah).
Since then, I’ve been doing a bit of writing and that, including updates to the Ritual Objects blog. I’ve been revisiting a modern favourite album of mine, Amanda Palmer’s Theatre is Evil (check out the write up HERE) and if you’re partial to some musings on movies/VHS obscurities, I have a look at The Dark Power HERE.
We’re booking new live dates at the moment for both The Craig Hughes Two and Dog Moon Howl (contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for gig enquiries) and we’ve already got a couple of choice Dog Moon Howl dates in Glasgow for your diaries:
On Mon 01 Aug we’re at The ABC 2 for a return engagement with the mighty Lionize. Also playing will be Mantis Taboggan and The Last Gasp. We’ll have tickets for sale at crazy-knock-down-blow-out-how-do-they-do-it discounts very soon. Watch this space.
Sun 08 Oct sees us back at Nice’N’Sleazy with Serpent Kings, as part of their UK tour (+ Warhead + TBC).
There’ll be more gig announcements soon as The Craig Hughes Two gears up to release our live-in-the-studio mini album, Off the Cuff. I’ll keep you updated.