I’ve been on tour for a couple of weeks with the Jackie Oates band, which has been enormous fun. Jackie has a new album out, called Saturnine on ECC Records, and the current set contains the album in its entirety. I even get to play childrens’ toy hand bells on stage, and bassist, James Budden has found new skills as a glockenspiel player!
We’ve played so far in Ivybridge, Bristol at the Colston Hall, Nottingham Glee Club, The Sage in Gateshead among other places, and we’re off to Germany and the Isle of Man this weekend and next, respectively.
During a day off, we stayed at the incredible Brancepeth Castle in Durham, and took the opportunity to shoot a low budget music video for the album track, Young Johnson. We don’t expect an Oscar, but it was a lot of fun making none the less. Here’s the video: