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?!
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.
A couple weeks back Talking Naturally’s Charlie Moores caught up with Jimi and Ceri Levy at the Bird Fair to chat about the Ghosts of Gone Birds and Bird Effect projects. Its an interesting listen, again they expand upon what the projects are about, how they started and where they are going with them.
To listen to the interview, fast forward to 40 minutes in.
For more info on the Ghost of Gone Birds project and its upcoming events, visit their facebook page. There is to be a music night at the next Ghosts of Gone Birds show in Shoreditch at the Rochelle school, which Jimi mentioned he would be taking part in. More as I get it!
With big thanks to John for the heads up!
An interview with Jimi on 6 Music news. Jimi again talks about the Bird Effect project and his solo record. What’s new from this interview is jimi talking about his collaboration with Guy Garvey and that it would be on the solo record he is working on.
On Monday Jimi was the special guest on the new Mary Anne Hobbs Xfm show Music: Response. The show is available to listen to at Xfm on demand here.
During the interview Jimi spoke at length about his work on the Bird Effect with Ceri Levy. There is to be another Bird Effect performance for Ghosts of Gone Birds, this time in Shoreditch sometime in November. More on that as I get it!
Jimi also spoke about his ‘solo’ record which he hopes will sound like some mad mix tape! He has been working with Simon Dine, who is probably most known for producing the last couple Paul Weller records.
Of Course Mary Anne Hobbs asked Jimi about the status of Doves, again Jimi reiterated they are taking a break/hiatus whatever you want to call it. Jimi compiled a rather eccentric mix for the show which you can listen to below. The mix includes some of Jimi’s demos, spot them if you can!
This coming Monday, September 5th Mary Anne Hobbs re-launches Xfm’s classic evening show Music:
For more info visit the official Mary Anne Hobbs website.
Some more news on what Jimi is currently up to. Taken from an interview posted at hitfix.com.
I’m currently collaborating with Jimmy Goodwin from Doves
Guy Garvey also mentioned on his 6 Music show last week that he & Jimi had been working together at Real World Studios. All sounds very cool! Hope to hear more on this.
If you missed out on hearing Jimi’s Bird Effect track on 6 Music the other week. A different version, which sounds like the track intro was aired on Domino Radio last week on a show presented by the good folks at Caught By The River. The show is archived online here, well worth checking out to hear more new music from Jimi! Listen to the full show, some great music on it including Dave Rofe’s brilliant Richard Burton-King Tubby –Under Dub Wood mash up.