10620592_10150431467739946_162055812174695403_nDelighted to say that I’ll be heading out with Alessi’s Ark again, playing on a short UK tour supporting Jenny Lewis.

Jenny is a American singer-songwriter who used to be on vocal duties for the much-loved band Rilo Kiley, so I’m very excited about going on tour with her.

You can find the links to tickets here, and list of dates are:

London – Islington Assembly Hall (5th Sept)
Bristol – The Lantern (6th Sept)
London – Islington Assembly Hall (11th Sept)
Manchester – The Ritz (12th Sept)
Birmingham – The Library (13th Sept)

In a moment of ambitious scheduling, we’re also playing a free acoustic show at the Thames Festival Boatshed Stage on Saturday 13th as well. We’ll be onstage at 2:30pm, then straight off to soundcheck in Birmingham!

Have a listen to a few tracks off Jenny’s new album ‘The Voyager’, and a classic Rilo Kiley track (I listened to this A LOT at the time…) and a few Alessi’s Ark tracks that will feature in our set too:


20140715_221557In other news, we also supported M Ward last month for a show in London. All the way from Portland, Matt has been making music for over 15 years and perhaps best known for being the male half of the duo She & Him with actress Zoey Deschanel. We joined him for the encore to play ‘Poison Cup’ which was quite a thrill – partly because of the reaction from the crowd, but also because I only really heard the song for the first time in soundcheck, minutes before doors opened!