bird effect ensemble


The Bird Effect Ensemble pre show – Photo from the Marc Riley facebook

Breath taking! Earlier this evening Jimi and his Bird Effect Ensemble performed the Bird Effect title track in full live on 6 Music’s Marc Riley show. It is a beautiful mesmerizing piece of music, that should be listened to in full. If you have a chance to attend the performance in London next Thursday you should jump at it! Well impressed, Jimi probably should be expecting a call from the National Geographic channel here soon..

Listen to the track in full at the BBC iPlayer here. For Jimi’s section jump to 34 minutes in!

Jimi also briefly talked about the ‘solo’ record, mentioning he hoped it would see light of day next Spring! Exciting times ahead..

Photo from the  Radcliffe and Maconie twitter

Earlier in the day Jimi co-hosted the Radcliffe and Maconie show with Guy Garvey. Haven’t had a chance to listen to it myself yet. You can replay the show on demand using the iPlayer here.

You gotta ask.. how long is it before Jimi gets his own 6 music show?!

The Panic Tree

Of course I take a few days off and I miss a cracker… Jimi was a guest on Jo Wiley’s Radio 2 show last Wednesday which was co-hosted by Guy Garvey.

Jimi was live in session with a couple musicians backing him up on keys & harp.  Noticed the band included Jake Evans… of Bad Lieutenant fame I wonder? They started off with a stunning version of Break Me Gently not heard live since 2000 I believe?

Later on the show Jimi mentioned that he and guy had spent a weekend together working and this was one of the results was a track called The Panic Tree, for which they took a sample from an old gospel tune. The Panic Tree is a lovely folky Josh Ritter like track, well worth listening to..

You can still listen to the tracks on the BBC iPlayer here.   Break Me Gently is about 52 mins in then The Panic Tree around 1.15.

Don’t forget tomorrow Jimi & Guy are co-hosting 6 Music’s Radcliffe & Maconie from 1pm through til 4pm. Then from 8pm Jimi will be presenting the The Bird Effect Ensemble live in session on the Marc Riley show.