FAI 2017, Kansas City

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Jake Morley at FAI 2017

Next week I’ll be joining hundreds of other songwriters, musicians and artists at the Folk Alliance International in Kansas City. They include heroes like Billy Bragg and Ani DiFranco and friend-eroes like Samantha Whates, Ben Walker and Josienne Clarke, Blair Dunlop and Rachel Sermmani.

We’re going to sit around sharing songs with each other and people in the music industry and see where it leads. Hopefully some touring, recording, and excellent times.

More news on some big Canada tours coming soon!

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To-do list 2017

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My to-do list for the year:
1) writing 2) writing 3) tour north america 4) get married 5) writing.

Only one UK show confirmed so far – a special one-off duo concert with John Parker on March 2nd at the Velo House Music Club, Tunbridge Wells: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/385356

Come along if you can! Anything else I’ve missed off my list?

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Canada Shows 2016

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Toronto 2016

Toronto – what a city to end the year in.
US / Canada touring is now firmly in my sights. I’ll keep you posted.

A brief round-up:
The results are in and – folks – the rumours are true. Canadians are really really nice.

Exhibit A: The guy next to me on the plane randomly gives me a box of Guylian. The king of chocolates! Imagine it. What a hero.

Exhibit B: someone who couldn’t make one of the concerts turned up early, left $20 and then dashed off. Extraordinary.
**full disclaimer – I re-gifted the chocolates but kept the $20**

Plans are taking shape for 2017. Am gunning for all three of the Big Three – more writing, more recording, more touring.

But that’s it for me and concerts this year. Want to thank everyone for their foolish loyalty to the cause, you shall be rewarded many times over

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Real Voices Choir

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It’s been an absolute thrill to perform with the Real Voices choir this year. These photos are from their concert at St Barnabas Church last week.

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Tour Roundup

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This last week has been every bit as fulfilling as I’d dared to hope. The audiences have been so up for it – giving so much to the music. Thank you all!

It’s hard to believe this tour could have ended any better than it did in Bristol and London. What a night. Anyone have any photos?

Here are some of mine from this week…

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Tour Support 2016: The wonderful Kizzy Crawford

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Kizzy Crawford

Absolutely delighted to confirm Kizzy Crawford as support act for the November tour.

She’s a young Welsh / Bajan artist with talent to burn. Get to know her music here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuGD5PUYXck
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5yPNQ2rLG2TDftpNXr1ckY

16th November – Manchester
17th November – Kendal
18th November – Birmingham
19th November – Bristol
23rd November – London

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Postcards for Peace

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Postcards for Peace

In support of international charity Postcards For Peace, whose goal is to end discrimination and violence through education, I’ve joined with twenty five other incredible musicians to contribute a song to this album

The title, A World of Hope, comes from the lyrics to Jo Hamilton’s ‘There It Is’ (one of the first tracks contributed to the project) and it is a fitting name for an album that features 26 songs of war and peace, of hope and of love, of living life to the full, of not giving up and of having the courage to face adversity.

It includes acts that have truly earned the right to be called legends, Grammy award nominees, multiple BBC Folk Award winners, acts that have enjoyed chart success and artists that spend their lives travelling the world to get their music heard. From octogenarian Peggy Seeger to teenager Breeze Redwine, every single one … Read the rest

UK BAND TOUR ANNOUNCED

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Jake Morley | UK Tour Dates 2016
This November I’ll play 5 nights across the UK with a band. I haven’t done that since 2012! Here are the dates:

16th November 2016 – Manchester, Gullivers
17th November 2016 – Kendal, Bootleggers
18th November 2016 – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
19th November 2016 – Bristol, Thekla
23rd November 2016 – London, Bush Hall

Tickets here: http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/jake-morley-tickets
20% off Ticket + Album bundles: http://www.musicglue.com/jakemorley/bundles/

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