The Wonky EP ~ OUT NOW!

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The Wonky EP: coming 1st June 2015!

It’s true – we finally recorded our debut EP! We did it in the stunning surroundings of St Mark’s church in Levenshulme and we were joined on drums by the amazing Phil Howley – read more about it and see the photos on our shiny new website.

It is currently being pressed and will be available to buy on CD and download from 1st June. We are doing a very limited run of the CD so if you want one, don’t hang about.

We are officially launching The Wonky EP on Saturday 6th June at the Klondyke in Levenshulme, Manchester. Phil Howley will be joining us once again on drums so it proves to be very special. Hope to see you there.

Lou and the Llamas website

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Artwork by Laurie Pink.

Supper Club Speakeasy

speakeasy-supperclubI’m ridiculously excited about this event! I’ve put together a very special little combo to play some red hot and filthy songs from the 1920’s. The rest of the line up is pretty swell too and there’ll be some surprises on the night. Supper Club is always a good night out and all the money raised goes to the Solomon Project to feed children in Kenya. COME!

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Levy Uke Up is a year old!

levy-uke-up-1st-birthday-cakeOn March 25th, Levy Uke Up will be a year old. Yesterday was Part One of our birthday celebrations. We had a fantastic workshop with Phil Doleman, beautiful handmade ukes by Robert Collins and news of a Grand Northern Ukulele Festival from Mary Agnes Krell. Oh and this amazing birthday cake made by Jane! Thanks to everyone involved.

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Part Two of our birthday celebrations will be our regular Uke Up this Sunday 24th March, 7pm at the Blue Bell Inn, Barlow Road (note the new venue). We’ve even compiled a songbook of our greatest hits from the past year. These are songs that always go down well at Uke Ups and they’re all fairly easy to play. I’ve updated some of the arrangements and amended the lyrics for Sister Kate.

Lou and the Llamas ~ Wonky Face/Spiderman

Recorded at Travelling Man, Manchester, Dec 2nd 2012, featuring live drawing by Laurie Pink.

Thanks to Wombat for filming it. He also namechecks us in his magnificent Ukulele Babes post.

Princess Poo-Poo-Ly

Look what I found on Youtube! Playing for The Mainstream live on ALL FM in April 2012, if memory serves.

This Saturday

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Looking forward to our first gig of the year this Saturday at Fuel! Entry is free but we’ll be passing a hat round for donations.

The Llamas are getting quite busy now. Gig offers are coming thick and fast (check the live page which I do keep up to date, even when I’m being crap at blogging). Hit me up if you’d like us to play for you. More Llama news soon!

Levy Jamboree ~ The Second Coming

We had such a blast at the last Levy Jamboree that we’ve decided to do it all again on Friday 8th February at the Klondyke. If it goes anywhere near as well as the last one, we’re thinking about doing them every few months or so.

It’s a fresh new line-up, apart from t’ Llamas of course but we’ll be doing some brand new songs, and everyone on the bill is still from lovely Levenshulme.

Advance tickets are now on sale for £5 and are available to buy from Trove Foods, from Pod Deli or directly from me. Do buy them in advance if you can as it will be £6 on the door. All the money goes directly to the music makers and everyone who helps to put on the night.

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Lou and the Llamas

The original Levenshulme supergroup, playing some brand new songs so don’t expect the same as last time. No, siree!

“Melodic folk/blues with a wry intelligence. Annoyingly catchy songs, too.“ -@essers

“Knee-trembling, witty, heart-warming songs.“ – @wombat37

Monkeys in Love

Original, best & only proponents of Yes Wave, Monkeys in Love could be described as a strange canned-cocktail of forgotten film soundtracks, junk shop glam, lead-footed library funk, early eighties British indie, sludge metal or maybe just a drunken, surly Stereolab.

Monkeys in Love will be filming their set for their forthcoming Owl With Hands video, ahead of their new album Will Pet & Cuddle You, out 28 Feb 2013.

Phil Davies and the ninjasmokebombs

Check out their Bandcamp page and you will find songs taking in cinematic space reggae, laidback funk, jangly guitars, melodic, rhythmic vocals and good old fashioned grooves with twenty-first century lyrics. This is a rare opportunity to experience them live – do not miss it!

Love Levenshulme Interview

Adam Parry interviews me about the Levy Jamboree for Love Levenshulme.

Lou and the Llamas ~ upcoming dates!

So, we’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/

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