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Top  Upcoming Gigs
DATE | TIME
VENUE | ADDRESS
August 18th Fri
8:00pm - 10:30pm
Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra
The Hawthorns Hotel, Glastonbury
August 20th Sun
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra
The Bell Inn, Walcott Street, Bath.
August 24th Thu
8:30pm - 11:00pm
Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra
Jam in a Jar, 599 Green Lanes, Haringey, London.
 

Top  A pallet load of jammy goodness...

Many thanks to all who have pre-ordered a copy (or even multiple copies) of our fantastic new live album, D’rect from the Shire, and to all the delightful audiences who’ve come to hear The Djukella Orchestra play around Kent, Sussex, London, Hampshire and Dorset these past couple of weeks.

I’m very excited to say that the physical copies of the album have now arrived, neatly stacked on a pallet of jammy goodness, and are both looking and sounding marvellous. I’m just sealing up envelopes for the first batch of lucky recipients and heading to the post office. (For those of you who think CDs are old hat, it will be available to download to your favoured device shortly.) Now we just need to pay £3000+ of invoices in the next 28 days… Eeek!

It will be released officially to the general public with a run of concerts in the cool winds of autumn, but YOU CAN GET YOUR HANDS ON ONE RIGHT NOW (or as soon as the Royal Mail can oblige), and help save us from going bankrupt in the meantime.

So if you’ve been thinking “I’d like to get myself one of those” but have forgotten to click the link and initiate its arrival, now’s the time to act!

If you have friends who like music, jam, poetry, wit, wisdom, singing and/or dancing, get them a copy, or tell them to buy their own (depends on the friend, I suppose). If you don’t like music, songs, jam or people, then buy several copies for people you don’t like. Everyone’s a winner…

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been lucky enough to wallow a little in the sights and sounds of the south coast, from the Isle of Thanet to the Isle of Purbeck (both are in fact peninsulae if you want to be picky) and back, taking in a touch of East London, with plenty of Hampshire downs and a good chunk of the High Weald thrown in for good measure; singing to a catholic selection of sailors, hipsters, gentlefolk and geomancers, ramblers, gamblers, musos and mermaids. It has been an absolute pleasure play for, sing to and chat with you all along the way.

Thanks to Kevin & Jean at The Square and Compass, Paul, Retta, Charlie and the Cheriton Sessions team, Andrew, Doug, Tony and all at Kipp’s, the incredibly hardworking Laura at Jamboree, Michelle and the crew in Wingham (not to mention Steafan, Saskia and Clan Hannigan… what a coincidence!), Chris Basford for saving our bacon at short notice and Nye Parsons, James Gavin and Alastair Caplin for being so darned brilliant.

Now to hit the streets and busk until I’ve got three grand to pay these bills, or my fingers fall off.

Much love to all of you.

Posted: 18th Jul 2017 | Contact