News of Malaya Blue's collaboration on the forthcoming third album is resonating across the music world. None other than the world famous Memphis Blues Society have got fully behind the project and the accompanying Pledge campaign. Malaya and Steve are also be interviewed on Memphis Radio. The momentum is building at a pace.
PLEDGE HERE !!After a long wait we are finally able to share the amazing news ! I am working with the incredible 3 x Grammy Winning Songwriter Dennis Walker ( BB King , Robert Cray) IT IS TOOOO EXCITING ! to be able to make this incredible opportunity happen I have launched a Pledge Campaign with Pledge Music! Pledge music help independent artists like me raise money for a music project. Basically I sell you the album in advance ! And lots of other super goodies. By buying these lovely gifts for yourselves, friends and family ( see what I did there ) the money goes into the Pledge Piggy Pot ! I then pay for my recording expenses by using the money in the pledge pot. If ( and I pray this doesn’t happen) the project doesn’t come together everyone gets their money back. Because pledge hold it, and I am told a post from Barbados to say the album isn’t coming, doesn’t go down well !! So by buying lovely stuff I can book and pay musicians to record x and all the other stuff that goes with producing a record.
So Dennis Walker is an MB fan !! (Pauses to read that last line typed and sighs ) he is helping me write these songs ! Which is simply amazing ! But even with his Midas touch it is little old me that has to find the money to make this dream come true ! And so enters pledge x
So your money is totally safe , I will write for you the best album I possibly can and your support will make make me smile ear to ear !!!
So follow the link. Search for me in the search bar and you will see all the lovely bits you can buy. You can also make an donation out of pure love !! And you can choose the amount !
Malaya Blue is returning to the gorgeous Stowblues Festival in the beautiful grounds of The Museum of East Anglian Life on June 9th. We're onstage at 7.00pm but there are lots of great music from 2.00pm onwards so get there early.
Tickets are only £8.00 for the day via https://shop.eastanglianlife.org.uk/collections/events-and-activities/products/stowblues-festival.
We're all looking forward to our first performance of the year, and our first time at the highly respected Tring Blues Bar in Hertfordshire. As usual a top class band in tow and two full blistering sets prepared. Love to seeing as many faces old and new as possible. Come and say hello.
Wow! What a fantastic Friday we had. 14th of July we headed off to Chiddingly Festival to take the main stage! And what a great festival is was! Great crowd, brilliant sound, a complimentary brandy ( part of the vocal warm-up) from the incredible touring bus that was owned by the organiser Mark Prentice! ( renamed the MB bus !!) Mark took great care of us with plentiful supplies and a great meal cooked for us as soon as we came off stage and served in a green room tent with wine!
A wonderful gig! thank you to Paul Jobson, Andrew McGuiness, Roger Inniss and Ash Wilson for bringing it ! And of course to the Big Boss ! Mr Y for getting us all in one place at the same time! Hahah herding cats n' all that !! Lovely to see Roy Cano, who took these great photos ! xx
A massive thank you to all the wonderful venues and their staff who have hosted us in 2015 ! it could not be done without the time and effort that goes into the Live Scene, a big thank you to the sound engineers, the coffee makers and the spirit pourers.... for keeping us on the road ! A big thank you to...
Skegness Great British Rock & Blues Festival;
Harbour Rooms Blakeney;
Walnut Tree Shades Norwich;
Seagull Theatre Lowestoft;
The Jazz Cafe Camden;
100 Club Oxford Street;
Uckfield Civic Centre;
The New Crawdaddy Club Billericay;
Blues on the Farm Festival Chichester;
Feathersfest Wymondham (Headline);
Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival;
Apex Theatre Bury St Eds;
Dereham Blues Festival;
The Chambers Folkestone;
The Platform Southampton;
White Cliffs Blues Festival Dover;
Three Horse Shoes Kent;
The Bulls Head Barnes;
Noel Arms Melton Mowbray;
Great British Blues Fest. Colne;
Big Blast Fest. Brighouse (Headline);
Blues in the City. Chelmsford (Headline);
Tuesday Blues Club Coulsdon;
Wrotham Arms Broadstairs;
European Blues Challenge ( Boom Boom Club);
Pizza Express Music Lounge Maidstone;