Congratulations to Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin

The incredible Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin have been awarded Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – so well deserved.

This duo are such fantastic musicians and absolute diamond people.  We are so proud of them and feel blessed that they were willing to play on “This Too Shall Pass.”

We wish them all the luck in the world as their music career goes from strength to strength.  Have a listen to their work, but not before listening to some of Phillip Henry’s work on our album:

One-off album release party

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PLEASE NOTE THAT TICKETS FOR THIS GIG ARE NOW ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR.

We will be celebrating the release of our new album with a very special one-off gig on the evening of Friday 11th October starting at 8pm.  FULL DIRECTIONS AND A MAP ARE AVAILABLE HERE.

This gig will be in a specially put-up and stunning luxury round-house tent similar to the one pictured, there will be hot food and a bar selling proper beer and we be performing a full band set which includes Bethany Porter on cello and vocals, and Dave Power on drums – just like it is on “THIS TOO SHALL PASS.”

There will also be a solo support set from Ami Kaelyn at 8.30pm, who has played with us live at various concerts throughout this year.

The gig will be in a field in the village of Yatton Keynell, North Witshire – that’s 3 miles from Chippenham, 5 miles from Corsham and 11 miles from Malmesbury.  Full directions, a map and details for parking etc are available from the link above and we’ll also email this to you once you’ve bought your ticket.

It’s £7 on the door and it’s going to be a lot of fun! xx

“THIS TOO SHALL PASS” – The Home Fires debut album

The Home Fires are delighted to announce that … it’s ready!  And it looks and sounds great.

“This Too Shall Pass” is now on general release and you can buy your copy here.

Just click on the “Buy now” button below.  It’s Paypal but you don’t need a Paypal account to buy one.  They are £10 plus £1 postage to an address in the UK.

Get in there!



New Rehearsal Video

Thank you Tipi Productions for putting this together for us, and all set to our “Ladybird” demo – lovely. 🙂


Kickstarter success means debut album is a reality

We would like to say and absolutely MASSIVE thank you to all our friends, fans and families that supported us by pledging funds to help us raise the £3500 required to record our debut album.

We will be recording the album live over three days in The Big Room at Real World Studios in Box during late February 2013. The line-up for the album will be as follows:

Nikki Capp – vocals, flute and penny whistle
Will Lawton – vocals, piano and hang
Neil Muttock – guitars
Bethany Porter – cello and vocals
David Power – drums and percussion

We also have a couple of very special guests that are going to feature on the album. However, we’ll keep them a secret for now as we don’t want to give everything away at this stage!!

We are going to aim to record the following 11 songs (in alphabetical order, not track order):

Breathe
Big Brown Shoes
Born And Bred
Celebrity
Cows On The Beach
Dandelions
Ladybird
Life
Song From The Ditch
The Sea
The Tale Of Morgan’s Hill

We are anticipating that the album will be ready for release in late May/early June 2013.

The return of The Home Fires live

The Home Fires took a break during the late summer due to the expected arrival of Nikki’s baby (Henry Capp) who was born healthy in September.  Our return to performing live couldn’t have taken place in a more relaxed setting.  The cellar bar of the Swan Hotel.  Home of the Bradford-on-Avon Folk Club ran by Phil Deverall.

The acoustics in this cellar are really warm and we were surprised at how the set just seemlessly rolled out. We even unleashed a new tune, still to be named. We’re going to take it easy on the live scene for a few months as we are focusing on recording a much needed album. We’ve got the material, just need to work out where and how to record it.

P.S.  Anyone got a Mac Laptop for sale?

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The Home Fires aim to raise £3500 with Kickstarter campaign

Kickstarter Logo

The Home Fires have been given a wonderful opportunity to record a ‘live’ album in three days at the world famous Real World studios in Box, Wiltshire during late Feburary 2013.

We have been saving our gig money over the last couple of years to contribute towards the creation of a debut album but have a shortfall in the funding, which MUST be found by Valentine’s Day in order for the album to come into existence.  So, we have decided to use Kickstarter for our album fundraiser.

The money raised will go towards the studio hire time, the sound engineer, session musicians, mixing, mastering and reproduction.  We are appealing to our fans and audience to help support us through this Kickstarter campaign.  There are various amounts of money that you can pledge for various rewards.  Full details can be found by clicking <here – The Home Fires Kickstarter Campaign>

We have 5 weeks in order to raise £3500.  This is a truly independent project so please support us now and enable the wonderful songs that we have written to be captured for the world to share.

Thank you.

 

Nikki, Will, Neil and Bethany

 

Priddy Folk Festival 2012 gig confirmed

Following our debut in 2011 in the Club Tent at Priddy Folk Festival, the organisers asked us back to perform in one of their main tents in 2012. We are looking forward to our slot on the Saturday night in one of the two main tents at the festival. This is a wonderful folk festival and besides our performance it gives the band a brilliant opportunity to catch up with our other friends performing at the festival as it celebrates its 21st anniversary.

Check it out: www.priddyfolk.org

The Home Fires successfully debut at Trowbridge Village Pump

It was an absolute pleasure for all the band members to discover the Village Pump Folk Club at The Lamb in Trowbridge by supporting the wonderful Rosie Eade.  The Home Fires played a taster session in the lead up to our forthcoming summer performance at The Village Pump Folk Festival and judging by the reaction of the audience went down a storm!!  We can’t wait to return!!

New Music

New demo from The Home Fires – “Song from the Ditch”
A light hearted original folk song about what happens when things go a bit wrong.