Bernard will be announcing more scattered solo shows this week, the first of which goes on sale today in Beverley East Yorkshire at the stunning St. Nicholas' Church with Annie Dressner opening the show. See the /live page for ticket links.
The Manchester RNCM show for 4/3 has unfortunately been rescheduled. We are really sorry that this has been laid on us by promoters at the very last miniute due to circumstances out of our control. Bernard, Norman and James are also considerably inconvenienced by this turn.
Happily a rescheduled date has been announced for 25/3 at Waterside, Sale. All ticket purchases will remain valid for the new date and further details will be communicated in due course. Customers unable to attend the rescheduled event can claim a refund from their original point of purchase up to the 25th March 2023. If you purchased your tickets from Quaytickets, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0300 303 4212 to request a refund.
On Friday 28th January 2022, the much-celebrated record shop Rough Trade East hosted a launch event for the Edsel 4CD and Demon Records 2LP reissue of Bernard Butler’s first solo album “People Move On”. Originally released on the Creation label in 1998, it charted at # 11 in the UK album charts, and was home to three hit singles.
For the bonus material of the reissue, Bernard decided to re-record all his vocals, for the album and the non-album b-sides. Revisiting the songs in this way inspired him to perform some of them again. So after a Q&A session with journalist Pete Paphides, Bernard took to the stage and played six songs to an appreciative audience – one b-side and five album tracks.
The inner sleeve features a new note by Bernard himself about his love of bootleg recordings – here’s an excerpt: The live LP always let me down – well-recorded, staged and sanitised repros. This – my first attempt – is of course ‘off the desk’; but in the spirit of those lost bootlegs, I had no plan for this recording or release, and so it is raw, re-invented... a short but enjoyable set at a London in-store thrown back at you in my tribute to the bootleggers.