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    The Melting Vinyl and Willkommen Foxtrot at Stanmer House

    Thursday, August 5th, 2010
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    Following on from the great success of 2009’s event, which saw The Leisure SocietyPeggy SueAlessi’s Ark and more delight a sold out crowd, Brighton’s premier folk collective Willkommen Records and co-conspirators and renowned South Coast independent music promoters Melting Vinyl are very pleased to announce our second all day show at Stanmer House.

    The venue is in a nature reserve on the outskirts of Brighton, a mere stroll from the University of Sussex campus and at the heart of the Sussex Countryside. Stanmer House is a beautifully restored, Grade I listed stately home built in 1722. It’s regal but inviting and warm – the perfect environment.

    This year’s event takes place on September 12th, and we’ve given it a name: FOXTROT.

    We also have a VERY special guest headliner – we have booked a truly stunning artist, but we just know it will sell out as soon as we announce them and we want to give the Willkommen and Melting Vinyl faithful a chance to get the tickets before this happens.

    From outside of the Collective we are delighted and honoured to have Anna CalviFrancois & The Atlas MountainsRachael Dadd and Rayon Breed join us for and suffuse our celebrations with their unique, folk-flecked talents.

    A range of fantastic artists from the Collective and the extended family will be playing. We have an increasingly rare performance from Willkommen’s mother band, Shoreline, who deal in sublime sea shanties.  FOXTROT will see the first full set in Brighton from Willkommen’s very own super group, The Climbers (featuring Nick Hemming and Christian Hardy from The Leisure Society), who will be playing songs from their debut, The Good Ship , an album which has won over pundits as diverse as Mark Radcliff, Bob Harris and Don Letts.  Hot on the heels of the success of their recent sophomore outing, Of Flight and Fury, The Miserable Rich will be wooing one and all with their string adorned pure-pop. So at one with the folk tradition is Mary Hampton‘s stark beauty that no less an icon as Eliza Carthy was inspired to praise her My Mother’s Children album in fRoots magazine. Perennial festival favourites, Sons of Noel and Adrian, will be serving up their heady, psychedelic -folk stew. Laish, who will be releasing their debut album on Willkommen later in the year, specialise in lovably scuffed, singer-songwriter confessionals. Kristin McClement is hard at work on her debut too with Christian Hardy at the helm. Her winsome, whispy, wonder-folk is the reason she’s a rising star. Also about to release his first Willkommen music is Rowan Coupland who will dazzle with his post-modern take upon the troubadour tradition.

    We have a lot of very special surprise extras still to announce so stay posted.

    Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton BN1 9QA. Doors open at 2pm.

    Tickets are priced at just £20 plus booking fee and, to give Brightonians the best chance of getting tickets, for a week tickets will only be available from Resident and Rounder Records – from their stores in Brighton or on 01273 606312 or  01273 325440 respectively.

    There is a limited free return  Bus from Old Stiene, Brighton on a first come first served basis or take the train to Falmer, Number 25 bus to Stanmer or Number 78 bus to the House.

    All Ages Welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Alcohol not to be brought in, bar and food will be available.
    www.willkommenrecords.co.uk www.meltingvinyl.co.uk www.stanmerhouse.co.uk www.thebiglemon.com www.resident-music.com www.rounderbrighton.co.uk

    Willkommen Orchestra live: 20 piece band playing songs of The Miserable Rich, Sons of Noel and Adrian, Shoreline and The Climbers

    Sunday, January 10th, 2010

    In February the Willkommen Collective embark on a special project. We’ve assembled a twenty piece band and called it The Willkommen Orchestra. We will be playing songs from the Shoreline, Sons of Noel and Adrian, The Miserable Rich and The Climbers repertoires all arranged especially for the occasion. It’ll be the first time any of The Climbers songs have been played live, ahead of the debut album release this Spring.

    This is a one off project and we’ll be performing just twice:

    Friday 19th February at Brighton Unitarian Church
    Saturday 27th February at London Kings Place

    The London show is part of the Arctic Circle’s The Bubbly Blue and Green - a four-day festival of eclectic ‘water music’ influenced by shipwrecks, rivers, waves and lighthouses.

    Housed in the halls of Kings Place, the festival runs from the 24th to 27th February 2010 and features Philip Jeck, Janek Schaefer, Hauschka, Hildur Gudnadottir, ISAN, Samphire Band, The Sleeping Years, Iarla O’Lionaird, The London Snorkelling Team, Paper Cinema and The Willkommen Orchestra.

    Tickets are on sale with very limited SAVER SEATS available online at £9.50 for all concerts. Prices (unless stated otherwise): £24.50, £19.50, £15.50 Premium seats available.

    Tickets & more information available here.

    New Willkommen release: Volume 1, a fourteen track compilation

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

    Lovingly compiled and packaged, Willkommen Collective: Volume 1 is a broad cross section of the many faces of the Willkommen Collective. The fourteen tracks include exclusives from our more well known acts (The Leisure Society, Sons of Noel and Adrian etc.) as well as the wonderful selections from our lesser known bands, all in beautiful silkscreened card digipacks for a very low price. The CD is available in shops now as well as directly from us.

    Union Chapel tonight!

    Friday, June 12th, 2009

    Everyone involved in The Leisure Society, Sons of Noel and Adrian, Shoreline, Laish, The Miserable Rich and Kopek is unbelievably excited about tonight’s show at the Union Chapel. This is just a last minute reminder: you can still buy tickets here or there will be some on the door. It’s going to be very memorable.

    The Miserable Rich added to the Willkommen Union Chapel show

    Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

    The Miserable Rich join the fantastic lineup for our special show at The Union Chapel on June 12th – including The Leisure Society, Shoreline, Sons of Noel and Adrian, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Laish, Rowan Coupland and Kopek.

    On top of the surplus of amazing music, the whole chapel will be decorated like a forest and there will be plenty of surprises. Tickets are available here.

    We’ll also soon be announcing further details and putting tickets on sale for two other very special “Willkommen takeover…” events this summer, at Charleston House and De La Warr Pavilion in Sussex.