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

Lou and the Llamas at Levy Jamboree #2

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Lou and the Llamas at Levy Jamboree #2 ~ Photo credit: Ed Sprake

See the complete set here.

I’ve also added a few new pics to the Photos page.

Thanks again to ace photographer Ed Sprake.

Lou and the Llamas at Levenshulme Market

We’ve been hard at work, getting ready for the Levy Jamboree on Friday 9th November. Yesterday we did our first EVER gig at Levenshulme Market! As first gigs go, it wasn’t half bad despite the nerves, wind and cold. Take a look for yourself! (Thanks to Ed Sprake for the videos.)

Lou and the Llamas – Stuck

Lou and the Llamas – Get Your Spirits High (Lou’s Blues)

There’s a lot more to come at the Klondyke on 9th November – yesterday’s set is just one side of the Llamas. We also have a few surprises in store… Advance tickets are now on sale at Pod Deli and they are selling quite fast so get yours quick!

If you’re not able to get to Manchester, you can hear us live in session on ALL FM next Sunday 4th November 11pm-1am GMT (you can listen online).

Lou and the Llamas are:

Lou Armer (ukulele/guitar/vocals)
Kate Bowes (trumpet/vocals)
Matt Verrill (guitar/keyboards)
Phil Hardy (upright bass)

We’ve also just joined the Twitters!

 

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/

Listen to me on the BBC iPlayer!

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.

LISTEN: BBC iPlayer – Matt White: 31/08/2012

BBC Radio Manchester ~ tomorrow!

News just in: I will be singing and playing my ukulele on BBC Radio Manchester tomorrow night, just after 10pm. There will be talky bits too!

Tune in on 95.1 FM or listen live via the interwebs.

I’ll let you know if a Listen Again thingy goes up.

 

Ed Sprake Photography

At the last Levy Uke Up, we were lucky enough to be joined by local photographer Ed Sprake. Ed specialises in photographing music and people, amongst other things and he has a great eye. As some of you know, I get quite self conscious having my picture taken but Ed seems to guage just the right moment to capture people at their natural best without you even knowing he is doing it.

The above shot was taken on a Zorki 4 – Ed has a range of both film and digital cameras to choose from. Check out the full photo set here. You can also read Ed’s blog post about it: Zorki 4 and the Unfocused Ukelele Invasion

There’s also a full colour set of photos from the last Uke Up, which this shot is taken from. If you’ve ever wondered what a Uke Up is like, these photos really bring it to life!

Check out more of Ed’s work on his website, like him on Facebook or follow him on the Twitters.

Whatever Lola Wants [Free Download]

Whatever Lola Wants – Lou Armer and Craig Robertson

Here’s our take on a classic song. If you like it, you can download it!

Lou Armer – voice and baritone ukulele
Craig Robertson – bass, guitar, slide, programming and production

 

The Big Fat Stupid Quiz ~ this Tuesday

So, I seem to playing at this on Tuesday. I’d better get practising as it’s not my usual kind of gig..! There is talk of a couple of proper tunes at half time, maybe. And there’s free chips!

(Coming soon: Life After Beantown – The Aftermath + a surprise track that will be up for free download later this week!)

Messing With My Head

Lou Armer – Messing With My Head

This is a brand new tune I’ve been working on. It’s not the final mix but I thought I’d share it for those of you that missed it on The Mainstream this morning. And to prove I’m not just living the high life here in Boston!

Featuring Craig Robertson on guitar who also recorded and mixed it.

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