cherry ghost

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!


Manchester Music for Kosovo

Manchester Aid to Kosovo today announced details of a compilation album titled Ten which is to be released April 4th on Sideways Saloon. Ten features music from Doves, as well as the likes of Elbow and Cherry Ghost among others. The 18 track album is curated by Jo Dudderidge of the excellent The Travelling Band.

Ten is the follow up to the compilation album Cohesion, which was released 10 years ago which featured the Doves track Valley.

No word on a track listing as yet, will post up more details as I have it. The album will be launched with shows at the Manchester Deaf Institute (April 4th) and London’s Union Chapel (April 7th).

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