Here it Comes Live From March 2000

Here is a belter from March 2000. Never seen it before myself, so a nice gift from soulbrotherjimmy!

Talk Talk

If you like Talk Talk (who doesn’t?!) there is a book coming out next year featuring a contribution from Jimi! Other contributors include Richard Wright, Guy Garvey and Alan Wilder among many others.   For more info visit the book website. Something to look forward!

Probably not the only thing to be looking forward to in 2012. With mention of Jimi putting out an album next year, and no doubt we will hear from both Andy & Jez in some form it should be an interesting year. Thanks for all the support this year, take care and enjoy Christmas and we will see you back here in the new year! Until then…

Other Voices Media Reviews

Jimi with Cherry Ghost. Photograph: James Goulden

Jimi made an appearance at the Other Voices festival in Dingle on the west coast of Ireland with Cherry Ghost.   Here are a couple media reviews found so far:

The Guardian

Finishing the third of Other Voices’ four nights were Cherry Ghost, from the north-west of England, who’d been encouraged to come to Dingle by previous festival attendees Elbow. Like Guy Garvey’s band, Simon Aldred’s outfit make sensitive, literate rock music; they can do epic, but not at the expense of thought (this is a band whose debut single was called Mathematics). Then they were joined by their friend Jimi Goodwin of Doves, who battled a cold he was suffering heroically and who played two similarly brooding new songs, one a homage to his own part of the world, Didsbury Girl. But better was a song sung by the guesting harpist Esther Swift called Stillness of the Night Time.

Their best the ensemble saved for last, a beguiling cover of Jim Pepper’s Witchi Tia To, a song also covered by Harpers Bizarre and Jan Garbarek. It took on the quality of a mantra – you could imagine Spiritualized, who are playing on the final night of Other Voices, also essaying it – which in the context of the church made compelling sense.

Finally a review from the Other Voices website:

The night finishes with an ensemble cast. Cherry Ghost are a Bolton band of folk musicians who have been playing together since 2005. You may know their ‘People Help The People’ single which was most recently covered by up and coming singer Birdy. Tonight’s performance has a collective feel. They are joined by close friend and collaborator Jimi Goodwin of Doves. Both are good friends with Elbow who recommended that the band play here (even ringing our host Philip King on the night to see how things were going). The set was a pleasant one of gentle symphonic songs adorned with bluesy slide guitar, harp and synths including early hit ‘Mathematics’, the church-suitable ‘My God Betrays’ and songs from the band’s second LP Beneath This Burning Shoreline. Doves’ singer Goodwin joins the band for the remainder of the set and they play works in progress from his own solo forthcoming LP with ‘The Panic Tree’ and ‘Mystery Girl’ being the standouts. There’s still time though for an edifying solo song from the harpist Esther Swift called ‘Stillness Of The Night Time’ and a cover of saxophonist Jim Pepper’s ‘Witchi-Tai-To’ to finish.

Signed 2002 Tour Poster Charity Auction

Fancy winning this signed and framed 2002 tour poster? Its being auctioned off on ebay as part of the annual Music Beats Mines auctions.

After only a few days the bidding currently sits at £155!

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Other Voices

Been an odd year this, didn’t expect a great deal to be happening around these parts to be honest. Though its been a bit busier than expected! Probably more so than had Doves been in the studio recording! Jimi has been kept busy in the public eye mainly thanks to 6 Music and the Bird Effect project. To think they almost shut down 6 Music too! Jimi said he hopes to put something out next Spring, seems rather soon! So we wont keep him to that, but definitely looking forward to hearing what he’s been up to besides the Bird Effect theme which is stunning btw! Hope we can purchase that on a CD or vinyl someday soon!

Jimi has another live performance lined up, this time in Dingle Ireland early December as part of the Other Voices Festival. Good luck getting a ticket, they are not easy to get! If you want to try then check out the Other Voices website for info on the various competitions! I’ve been told Jimi will some tracks himself then also some with Simon Aldred of Cherry Ghost. They usually broadcast the Other Voices performances on RTE in Ireland, which inevitably ends up on youtube so will keep an eye on that!

Finally, if you are based in the US then have a great turkey day on Thursday. Eat lots and drink even more!

Lost Sides Guitar Tabs

With thanks to Nick Yates (aka Substance) we have added Lost Sides to the tablature section of the blog. Nick has been working his way through Doves catalogue, we previously brought you all the studio albums and the Places Between. Next up will be tracks from the Places Between second disc not yet covered.

The tabs are designed so that you can strum along to Doves tracks. The tabs may not reflect exactly how Doves play the songs as some of the recordings are detuned and they are designed so that you don’t have to be Jez or play a right-handed guitar upside down to enjoy them!

We invite you to submit any corrections where necessary.

Lost Sides guitar tabs

Liz Kershaw Interview

Jimi’s tour of 6 Music continues.. this time on Saturday past Jimi spoke to 6 Music’s Liz Kershaw. Jimi’s bit starts around 2 hours 5 minutes in which starts with a airing of the theme for the Bird Effect.

To listen to the track and full interview at 6 Music click here.

Ghosts Night Out Videos

Jimi and his Bird Effect Ensemble playing a new track called Didsbury Girl. Lovely track, hope to hear more of that!

Another new Jimi track, this one The Panic Tree which was played on the Jo Whiley BBC show the other week.

Videos by Kenny a regular at the forum. Kenny also went along advertising Doves music blog, which apparently got the thumbs up from Jimi! Cheers Kenny!

Sounds like Ghosts Night Out was a great success. Of course the Ensemble also performed the Bird Effect theme in full, probably a bit too much to expect anyone recorded all 12 minutes of that on their camera!! has a couple shots up here.

For those who got in early enough were treated to a performance by Phil Daniels! Thanks to Mila for the info, who took her 14 year old son along to the performance, which ties in with something he is doing for his arts award and music scheme. Good luck with that!

Looking forward to hearing more bird music and of course more from Jimi’s solo record which sounds promising at this early stage.

Cherry Ghost

Looking on You Tube, its hard to believe   Birdy’s cover of Cherry Ghost’s People Help The People has had almost had over a million views if you combine the two videos she has up. More than three times the views the Cherry Ghost original version has! crazy stuff.

Cherry Ghost have got a trio of acoustic shows lined up for December, the first Manchester date is sold out. So you probably shouldn’t hang around getting tix for the other shows in Manchester & London.

Again, if you get the chance on Thursday head to Shoreditch to see Jimi and the Bird Effect Ensemble perform the Bird Effect theme in full. Tix are 6 quid in advance or 8 on the night at Rich Mix. Support comes from blog favourites and fellow Heavenly Records signed Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, who will also be supporting Cherry Ghost in December!


Jimi on 6 Music this Sunday

You know the drill by now.. Jimi is sitting in for Guy on 6 Music Sunday night from 10.   Listen online on the night, or on demand whenever you get a spare couple hours! Playlist is already up on the show website, some interesting selections as always!

Some of you have asked about the possibility of more guitar tabs being added to the site! Nick recently finished off the Lost Sides tabs and these will be up on the site shortly!