|The Band of Holy Joy|
Come for an evening of live music at the Watermans
With shades of The Pogues and Dexys Midnight Runners, Watermans and Helen Martin Productions are delighted to welcome The Band of Holy Joy on October 29th the day after they release their latest CD titles "How To Kill A Butterfly" on Exotic Pylon Records.
The night will begin with a set from singer/songwriter Simon Morgan.
The Band of Holy Joy reformed in 2002 with Johny Brown, Alfie Thomas and Chris Brierley, releasing an album, Love Never Fails. In May 2007 the band began playing live again. October 2007 saw the release of Leaves That Fall in Spring.
In 2008, after playing nine warm-up dates in and around London, The Band of Holy Joy set off to the United States for the first time in their 25-year history and embarked on a successful tour of New York. Punklore, a six-track CD was released.
Since 2007, the band have run a Sunday night internet radio show called Radio Joy. "A Lucky Thief in a Careless World" was performed at the The University of London Institute in Paris at the event celebrating the 50th anniversary of William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch, 'Lunch@50'. They recorded the songs from the ‘Lucky Thief’ show and have released them as a mini album CD and booklet on their own Radio Joy label. They are mixing a new set of songs for imminent release on the Radio Joy label. In 2009, they were invited to play the Wire magazine's "Into the Vortex" festival in October, and played a series of shows in Athens at the end of October.
Paramour, the band's eleventh album was released on 8th June 2010. Eight songs that evolved from the song play 'Troubled Sleep' which ran at the Shunt Lounge in London and the Star and Shadow cinema in Newcastle in 2009.
In 2011, the band embarked on another tour of Greece, playing in cities of Athens, Thessaloniki, and Larissa. They also made their first appearance at Glastonbury Festival. A new CD release titled "How To Kill A Butterfly" is due out 28th October 2011 on Exotic Pylon Records.
"Recently reformed London neo-folkies, who featured fiddle and tapped the UK's traditional music past for their perverse pop long before it became fashionable in the early '90s, still led by singer-songwriter Johny Brown and his romantic, red-blooded poeticism" - Time Out August 2011
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October 21, 2011