February 14, 2018 in News

New shows, new cities, new music…

Happy Valentine’s Day, dear reader!

OK, it’s been a little while since we said “Hello!”, but don’t think that means we don’t love you any more… Behind the scenes we’ve been hard at work on the album – writing, arranging, recording, and building a recording studio(!) – and things are shaping up very excitingly! Here’s a snap of William hard at work at our most recent recording session last weekend:

Recording - William!

We’re going to be debuting some of our new material over the next couple of months, and we’ve got some great gigs coming up that we’d love to see you at – including our first ever show in Brighton!

Wednesday 11th AprilFolkroom London at The Harrison, Kings Cross, London (with Jelly Cleaver, Nick Dudek and Matthew Shepherd)
Thursday 12th AprilFolkroom by Sea Brighton at The Village, Brighton (with Martha Bailey and others TBC)
Sunday 13th May (afternoon gig) – Softly Softly at Kiss The Sky, Crouch End

Finally, we were going through the archives recently and stumbled across a gem of a live video from the Magic Garden in Battersea of us performing Nick Edward Harris’ atmospheric classic ‘Angra Mainyu’ with our good friend Emily Mae Winters. Enjoy!

July 26, 2017 in News

Summer gigs!

Hello! We have a couple of special gigs coming up that we’re bursting to tell you about and aching to see you at!
We’re playing one of our more epic gigs on Sunday 30th July when we’ll be performing two 45 minute sets at the Lamb in Surbiton. So if you have a favourite Ringlefinch song, the chances are we’ll be playing it!

Then on Saturday 5th August, the folks behind the legendary Folkroom and Before The Goldrush nights are joining forces to stage a variety show, featuring a pub quiz, live comedy and music, at The Harrison near King’s Cross. We’ll be providing the music and maybe some humour too (some of it possibly even intentional!).

Ringlefinch bandstand

Photo by Liat Wicks Photography

April 14, 2017 in News

SPRINGLEFINCH!

Hello there! Now that winter is over, warblers are warbling, cuckoos are cuckoo-ing and it won’t be long before we hear the first Ringlefinch of the spring. A little bird tells us that this will happen at the monthly Folking Around night at Woodys Bar & Kitchen in Kingston-upon-Thames on Wednesday 3rd May. Alongside old favourites we’ll be giving a first live airing to some new songs from our upcoming debut album which we can’t wait to share with you later this year as it’s sounding epic!

Springlefinch
Spring is in the air! Photo by Liat Wicks Photography

January 31, 2017 in News

NEW YEAR, NEW MUSIC!

Greetings Ringlefriends! Things may appear to have been a tad quiet on the Ringle-front lately but in fact exciting things are afoot. We are busy holed up in a studio recording our debut album! It will appear later this year but in the meantime we are occasionally venturing out, blinking into the daylight, in order to play some gigs.

Ringlefinch recording
On Saturday 28th January we will be playing the Folkroom Faux Croon event, a night devoted to swing classics performed by various acts from the Folkroom roster. So come along and witness the new Rat Pack, London folk-scene style!

Then on Wednesday 1st February we are headlining the Folkroom Fortnightly with amazing support from Sincere Deceivers, Emily Mae Winters and Laura Greaves. We are busy honing a few new songs to debut at this gig and they are sounding pretty damn exciting!

We hope to see you at one or both of these gigs. If you’re there do come up and say hello!

June 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

Summer Festivals!

Ringlefinch seven

Hello there!

Lots of exciting stuff happening at at Ringlefinch Towers right now – here are the top stories…

We are performing with many other wonderful acts at Home Farm Fest 2016 in Yeovil on the Folkroom stage! We’ll be playing main support on Saturday at around 9pm. The festival runs from Friday to Sunday, so please do pop along and support all the other great artists that will be performing throughout the weekend. Tickets can be found on the link below, and it’s all in a good cause:

http://www.schoolinabag.org/homefarmfest/

You may have noticed that there are seven (yep, count ’em, SEVEN) people in the picture above… That’s because our incredibly talented and basically amazing viola player Gillian has decided she can’t resist the lure of the stomping good-time Ringlefinch, and is going to be joining us again for some of our summer shows, possibly more! Starting, of course with Home Farm Festival this weekend. Our new expanded line-up is sounding absolutely epic, and we are beyond excited to be playing with Gillian again! So if you can’t come and see us this weekend you can check out the gigs throughout the summer that we’ll be playing, two of which we can reveal now…

Firstly, on Saturday 16th July we’ll be playing at the last ever Music In Wanstead Park, and then the very next weekend on Saturday 23rd July we’ll be joining some of our favourite acts on the Before The Gold Rush curated Grove Stage at the Alexandra Palace Summer Festival.

More to come over the summer, but you’ll have to make do with that for now. Look forward to seeing you all soon!

Big love
Ringlefinch

[Photo credit: Liat Wicks]