With an official tour report by percussionist and scribe Mike Britton still pending, we can at least report that the Bandstands, Caravans and Charabancs tour was a resounding success. Tall tales of giant breakfasts, mating frogs, audience combustion and Tudor kings will soon follow.
Lost Voices bears the full brunt of Boxcar Aldous Huxley
Our next two strongly W-themed shows are Waltz on the Wye, on Friday the 18th May, and Weirdlore, on Sunday 10th June. Both have given us the honour of opening their festivals.
In Chepstow, we’ll be performing on the bandstand on Friday evening, with Gaudy Orde and Rogora Khart to follow. Tickets still appear to be available, start at £10, and include free entry to Chepstow Castle. Bargain! Waltz on the Wye is a celebration of all things steampunk; thus, we have been gluing cogs on to everything and ardently watching Wild Wild West* in anticipation.
On June 8th we’ll be hopping on the cliff railway to play at Lynton & Lynmouth Arts & Music Festival. The sea air will be restorative, and Boxcar Aldous Huxley cannot wait to spend time with each other under canvas.
Weirdlore looks to be an exciting collaboration between all sorts of strange musicians (and it is yet to be determined if we will be the most demented). An ex-NME writer in the Guardian has already turned it into a genre, but it’s in their blood, I suppose. We’ll be playing very soon after the doors open at 1pm, with fourteen other acts to follow, including the incredible Mary Hampton Cotillion. It’s at the very pleasant Folk House on Park St, and the £30 tickets work out at two pounds per band. Incredible value.
*of course it’s a joke, come on.