December 5, 2014 in News, Videos

‘Ringle All The Way’: Christmas single and video out now!

‘Ringle All The Way’ is a new take on an old festive favourite. It tells a tale of hopes, symbols, and one girl’s dream of a traditional Christmas in a modern world… It’s also our first song recorded wholly at Ringlefinch Studios!

In addition to our usual rich blend of musical ingredients the song features guest trumpet and accordion by the mega talented Angie from Patch and the Giant! Check out the video on YouTube, made by our very own Graham, and please tell your friends about it – they’ll thank you by getting you even better presents…

You’ll be able to buy the single at any of our Christmas gigs (see the list on the Shows page!),and you can also can get it now on CDBaby!. It’ll be on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and the rest shortly. You can also hear it on Spotify and our SoundCloud page!

As a special Christmas thank you, all orders of our debut CD ‘Mass Trespass’ placed before Christmas will come with a limited edition song card containing a code for a free download of our Christmas single. CD orders can be placed through the link at the top right of the page!

Much love,
Andy, Anna, Arun, Chris, Graham and Philip

November 28, 2014 in News

Ringle All The Way…

Next Friday 5th December, Ringlefinch take on a Christmas classic with our new single ‘Jingle Bells (Ringle All The Way)’ – tune in next week to find out who wins!

Featuring the multi-instrumental talents of Angie from Patch & The Giant, ‘Ringle All The Way’ is a tale of hopes, symbols, and one girl’s dream of a traditional Christmas in a modern world… Here’s a sneak preview of the cover photo:

Ringle All The Way - cover art - small

‘Mass Trespass’ – special offer on CD orders placed before Christmas

Thanks again to everyone who has bought our EP ‘Mass Trespass’ – which we’re sure includes all of you! But if you’re stuck for a present for your friends and family then this would make a perfect gift!

And as it’s the season of good will, all CD orders placed before Christmas will come with a picture card containing a code for a free download of our Christmas single. CD orders can be placed through the link at the top right, or on the Our Music page.

‘Mass Trespass’ is also available digitally through iTunes, Amazon or your digital distributor of choice.

Christmas gigs

We also have a bunch of festive gigs during December. See the listing on the right for full details. We hope to see you there!

Much love,
Andy, Anna, Arun, Chris, Graham and Philip

October 4, 2014 in News

Oxjams, Phenomenal Cats, and some very exciting news!

Hello! October at last, and everything seems to have gone a bit autumnal of a sudden. Never mind, we’ve got some stomping good times planned to keep you warm!

Welcome Anna!
There’s lots going on in Ringlefinch HQ at the moment – loads of gigs coming up, including two showcase gigs for Oxfam’s ‘Oxjam Takeover’ festival in October, and a super secret project for later in the year… But first of all we have some extremely exciting news! Our dear friend and viola player Gilian has stepped back from the band for a while to go and have her baby (congratulations Gillian, and good luck!), and we’re delighted to announce that we’ve been joined by the supremely talented Anna Menzies on cello! Anna brings a wealth of experience playing in many different styles to the Ringlefinch experience (ask her about The Who some time!), and we’re absolutely delighted to welcome her to the family. What’s that? You’d like to know when you can come and hear her in action with us?

October shows
We’re thrilled to have been invited back to headline the Folk Stage at Oxjam Chiswick at the The Tabard Pub by Turnham Green again this year, next Saturday 11th October! Then the following Sunday 19th we’re kicking things off with Rick Jakubowski’s Phenomenal Cats at the Boogaloo in Highgate, before ambling down to headline Paper Dress Vintage for Oxjam Shoreditch Takeover later on. Then on Wednesday 22nd we’re playing good old The Harrison at Kings Cross with our friend The Kat Healy Music Club and The Jellyman’s Daughter as part of Kat’s tour for her recent EP launch. Hope to see you there!

And of course… keep your eyes open for a surprise as we get towards Christmas…

11 Oct – Oxjam Chiswick:
https://www.facebook.com/events/298252733710713

19 Oct – Oxjam Shoreditch:
https://www.facebook.com/events/854890951195878

22 Oct – with Kat Healy at the Harrison:
https://www.facebook.com/events/712084138884190

Ringlefinch - October 14 gigs

September 4, 2014 in News

September gigs, and a Mass Trespass pilgrimage…

Hello!

Holiday seasons is more or less over, and we can report first-hand that some of the trees in the Peak District are starting to go a very autumnal shade… But help is at hand! To help the summer last as long as possible, we’re playing gigs throughout September for you. We hope to see you there, to help us see it out with a bang!

– Sunday 7 Sept, 5pm: Acoustic Sundays at St Peter’s Crypt, Northchurch Terrace, N1 4DA.
https://www.facebook.com/events/618797511568029

– Weds 10 Sept, 7.30pm: Songwriters & Wordsmiths at Brixton Hootananny, 95 Effra Road, London SW2 1DF
https://www.facebook.com/events/283104325218718

– Sat 27 Sept, 7.30pm: Before the Gold Rush at The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DX
https://www.facebook.com/events/273843472807393

In the meantime, we went on a small pilgrimage at the weekend to Kinder Scout – the site of the original mass trespass, inspiration for the EP title…

Mass Trespass plaque

August 18, 2014 in News

Playing The Fringe

A tired and very happy Ringlefinch is heading home from the Edinburgh Fringe… What a weekend!

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We played 8 shows in two and a half days, and loved every minute (so much fun!) – but more than that, we met so many fantastic people and heard so much fantastic music that we’ll always remember this with a smile.

Some incredible highs – getting a church-full of 400+ people jumping, in particular! And some bittersweet moments too – our beloved Gillian has stepped back from the band to go and have her baby. Good luck Gillian, we will miss you!

Thank you to everyone who saw us, who danced and sang along, who came up for a chat, who bought a cd or put into the hat, who raised a glass with us, or who was in any way a part of making this one of the best weekends of our lives. We couldn’t do this without you.

Photos soon!