Also playing this gig, supporting the Wave Pictures in Wakefield, next Friday.
Written out the set for the Withered @witheredhand show. Put a few Hefner songs in. Bringing my fuzz pedal.
Recently with all the Occupation shows and odd train gigs and the like it’s been rare that I’ve got on stager with the band and just kicked out the jams. This is the only time for a while that I will.
In September 2014 I held an online raffle to win a song written by a dog of your choosing.
The raffle was in aid of the Manchester and Chester Dog Home, we raised over £1000.
John won the raffle and here is the song about his Harrier Beagle, Dandy.
This is a charity raffle for a song written about a dog by Darren Hayman. The bloke that used to be in Hefner.
As some of you may know, one of my favourite bands at the moment is Papernut Cambridge. I’ll admit they are friends and I also do get to play with them. I play drums live and on the record I contribute saxophone and synths.
They really are strangely familiar but also completely unique. Like all the best bands they create a magical world where only they exist.
They are about to launch their new record on a 3 seven inch boxset with free download. That’s the type of band they are.
The album is called ‘There’s No Underground’ and will be launched at a special show on a disused underground train in Walthamstow on the afternoon of Saturday 18th October. There are two different times you can book for due to the restricted nature of the venue.
I’ll be there, playing drums, singing my socks off.
Show 1: 1.30pm
Show 2: 4.30pm
Darren will play a rare Stateside show at Chicago’s Chopin Theatre (tiny, but equipped with a grand piano!) at the Pregnant Buffalo Lounge, on Tuesday August 5th at 8pm. Also featuring a DJ set from Coltrane Motion.
Tickets available here ($8 in advance, $10 on the door).
I really don’t know what to expect of my first NY, USA show in 15 years.
Next Saturday. Come. Be kind.