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When Reality Street was live...

Posted by Ken Edwards on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : Reality Street 
I'm so pleased and relieved Reality Street Live 2 (Sunday 10 May) went off almost without a hitch, and that the readings, the music and even the weather were so enjoyable and enjoyed by all.

I suppose I wish I could replay it all now, because I was a bit too wound up - having to cater for guests, deal with the venue (the staff of The Crown were great), work out the scheduling, do the publicity (designing and printing flyers, doing online stuff), practise my bass so as to at least give a passab...
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Big(gish) in Wales

Posted by Ken Edwards on Friday, June 21, 2013, In : music 
Today, Midsummer Day, The Moors play their first gig of this year in Hastings Old Town, at the Jenny Lind Inn, where we've performed eight times previously (the last being 28 December). I hope the sound balance will be improved from that occasion, when we were plagued by problems: our current drummer, Russell, will be taking charge of the PA and mixing this time, as he did in Brecon, Wales, at the beginning of this month.

That was kind of interesting. It was the furthest the band had ever been...

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The Moors at the Standard

Posted by Ken Edwards on Monday, September 24, 2012, In : music 

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The Moors at the Stag, August 2012

Posted by Ken Edwards on Monday, August 13, 2012, In : music 

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The Moors launch (part 2)

Posted by Ken Edwards on Friday, May 11, 2012, In : music 
It's taken me a week to recover from the launch of The Moors' album, called, imaginatively enough (as John Peel would have said) The Moors.

Two really uplifting gigs: first, last Friday, opening the Hastings Jack-in-the-Green festival in the cavernous St Mary in the Castle. I don't know how many were there, maybe 200 (?) - anyway, it was a joyous occasion, all ages from kiddies to seniors, many of them bopping and a few of them buying the CD. Roland, who had engineered our album, mixed the sou...
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The Moors launch

Posted by Ken Edwards on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : music 
The Moors - the band I co-founded with Elaine - releases its first album today. You can listen to all 12 tracks online and buy the CD or download here. And there's more info here. And here.

 

We're launching it at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, where the band plays the opening concert of the Hastings Jack-in-the-Green weekend this Friday 4 May, and in the Brighton Fringe Festival at the Brunswick pub on Sunday 6 May. It's going to be an exhausting weekend, but I'm looking forward to it.
 
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Reality Street update

Posted by Ken Edwards on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Reality Street 
Sorry for the longish silence. The truth is, I've been pretty busy since January: one thing and another and well, you know....

Since putting the finishing touches to Down With Beauty, my collection of prose fictions, I've not been doing much new writing, but music and publishing have taken up an extraordinary amount of my time.

Some of that has been taking part in the recording and mixing sessions for The Moors' new recording, our band's first full-length album. This has been an utterly fascina...
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The Moors - sound & vision

Posted by Ken Edwards on Saturday, June 4, 2011, In : music 


The band I play in - The Moors - did a festival gig in Sedlescombe, East Sussex, on Sunday 29 May, and a friend of ours videoed it. There are four videos on YouTube now, encompassing five of our numbers.

And the band has just succumbed to the Facebook plague, so do visit us there.

Please "like" us if you can - we only had eleven fans as of this morning, and we definitely have more than that!

And/or find out more about us on our website.

I'm going to be away from this blog for about a week, but wi...
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Carol and James launch videos

Posted by Ken Edwards on Saturday, May 14, 2011, In : Reality Street 
Knackered today after last night's gig by The Moors at the Jenny Lind, Hastings. Sound problems in the first half, resolved by replacing a mic. I thought we played really well in the second half, boosted by the appearance of the Iceni Belly Dancers, but boy was it intense. Nice that we packed out the pub despite Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick performing just down the road!

OK, I've posted short videos on YouTube, not of The Moors this time but of Carol Watts' and James Davies' readings to la...
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Manchester and Hastings

Posted by Ken Edwards on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, In : writing 
Busy week next. Up to Manchester a week from today to read at The Other Room. Here's the announcement:

The next Other Room is a week away, on 1st December 2010. We are back at our usual venue of The Old Abbey Inn, 61 Pencroft Way, Manchester, M15 6AY (on Manchester Science Park). Start time is 7 PM and admission is, as always, free. The performers are Neil Addison, Ken Edwards and Louise Woodcock.
Please note that this is a change to the earlier billing for this event.
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unparalysed

Posted by Ken Edwards on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, In : undetermined 
Suddenly another August is almost over, and there are signs the strange and beautiful paralysis of summer is coming to an end. It's been my first summer in many years without a job, and without the prospect of one for the autumn. Redundancy has led to some novel outcomes. I could never have predicted a year ago that I would have spent much of this season playing bass guitar and singing with an Eastern-European-influenced band (founded by Elaine and myself), in front of local audiences ranging...
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Moors on record

Posted by Ken Edwards on Monday, July 27, 2009, In : music 
This week I take delivery of a limited run of a seven-track CD which the Moors - the band I co-founded with Elaine - will use to promote themselves. The CD will be launched at our forthcoming gig as part of the free Hastings Beach Concerts, where it will be on sale at £5,  £1 of which goes to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The concerts, attracting thousands of people, are an annual event, marking the beginning of Hastings Old Town Week, and benefiting the RNLI locally.

We're on a...
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Hazy in Hastings

Posted by Ken Edwards on Friday, June 12, 2009, In : undetermined 
Hazy morning in Hastings Old Town; emails ping into my inbox. Tony Frazer has sent me the proofs of my next Shearsman book - Songbook - which collects lyrical poems as well as scores of textmusic pieces done with Elaine around 10 years ago. After lying around undisturbed all this time, they will suddenly be published this October. And Fanny Howe has sent me the ms of her next Reality Street book, set for next year, also short poems, and most excellent ones too. Hooray. And an email from Emily...
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The Moors have arrived!

Posted by Ken Edwards on Monday, May 18, 2009, In : music 


Goodness, that was really something. The Moors had an enjoyable debut at the Hastings Motor Boat & Yacht Club last Saturday (16 May). At least, we enjoyed it and we believe the audience did so too.

What started ten months or so ago as Elaine and I jamming with a few friends on some klezmer and Balkan tunes has turned into a real, live band with a distinctive style. I'm really proud of what Andy (drums), Richard (guitar), Jenny (fiddle), Elaine (sax/flute/fife) and I (bass guitar/vocals) have a...
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Ken Edwards This blog is written by Ken Edwards, co-founder and editor/publisher of Reality Street, and it's mainly about the press. Ken's personal blog can now be found at http://www.kenedwards.eu/