Hello! Thought it was about time I posted something, so you know I’m still alive. So here is Wonky Face for your ears:
I recently did a lovely version of this song with ace harpist Katie Brett which I’m hoping you might get to hear sometime.
Lou and Llamas are still beavering away. We should have some recordings to share with you soon. We’re also excited to be performing at the launch of the first ever Levenshulme Food and Drink Frestival on Friday 21st June. Let’s hope this sunshine lasts!
A little spring thing for you. Written on Easter Sunday, recorded on Easter Monday. Featuring my brother, Oscar Armer on bass.
Look what I found on Youtube! Playing for The Mainstream live on ALL FM in April 2012, if memory serves.
So, weâ€™ve been beavering away in the rehearsal room. Not long now until Lou and the Llamas are unleashed into the world! Upcoming dates:
Saturday 27th October – Levy Market, midday (this will be a stripped back set, a mere taster of what you can expect to see and hear at the Levy Jamboree)
Sunday 4th November – live session on Night Moves, 11pm-1am on ALL FM 96.9 or listen online http://allfm.org/
Friday 9th November – Levy Jamboree, 8pm til late at the Klondyke Club, Levenshulme https://www.facebook.com/events/196157217184697/
Lou and the Llamas: http://www.louarmer.com/
Already dubbed as “Levenshulme’s own super-group”, Lou and the Llamas showcase the songwriting talents of Lou Armer and play a unique blend of idiosyncratic jazz, folk and blues. With a line-up that features ukulele, guitar, double bass and drums as well as Lou’s spellbinding vocals, for the Jamboree they will also be joined by several guest musicians, all found on her hunt for Levy music makers, so expect a few surprises!
Paddy Steer: http://www.myspace.com/paddysteer
Paddy Steer is a Manchester music legend who should need no introduction. King of the leftfield, he’s played with a wide range of music and artists over the years, including his own Homelife and Graham Massey’s Toolshed, be it as a bass player, drummer, Hawaiian slide guitarist or all of these at the same time! Expect synths, electric octave fuzz glockenspiel, electrified drum kit, electric shakers, vocoder, lap steel and bass pedals… Mayhem and calm in an 80/20 ratio.
Little Sparrow: http://www.littlesparrow.org/
Local songbird Little Sparrow AKA Katie Ware plays a mix of acoustic folk with a line-up that includes cello, violin, percussion, guitars and an abundance of harmonies. â€œShe has a singularly beautiful voice, complimented by the delicate vocal and instrumental talents of her fellow musicians. Her growing repertoire of songs, packed with genuine emotion and warmth mark her out as someone very special to listen out for and not under any circumstances to be missed live.”Â Â Â – Shay Rowan
Levy Uke Up: http://levenshulmeukeup.tumblr.com/
Levy Uke Up is a ukulele jam that takes place twice a month at Pod Deli, Levenshulme, Manchester. Every second Sunday and last Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome, just bring your ukulele and join in! Download the songbooks and sign up to the mailing list at the website. Expect an eclectic mix of songs performed by an eclectic bunch of people!
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If you missed my performance and interview last night on BBC Radio Manchester, you can listen to it right here. My bit starts 8.08 minutes in.
It’s only up for seven days though so be quick!
I haven’t listened to it myself yet so let me know what you think. Thanks to everyone who tuned in and got in touch during and after the show last night.