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OWL "HAPPYNESS" ALBUM LAUNCH VIDEO RELEASED FEATURING JOEL WHITAKER AND EPILOGUES

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We already posted the photos a few weeks back, but here's some video documenting the wonderful night that was the Happyness album launch in All Saints Church in York. The event featured acoustic musical performances from Owl, Joel Whitaker and Epilogues, and that also featured some beautiful short film work from Sam Boullier, Tom Leatherbarrow and Oli Knight, live visuals by Mike Knight, and an exhibition of art from Liz Collier. Keep a look out for more from Owl in 2018, and plenty more live events from us...    

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JOEL WHITAKER LAUNCH WITH CHARLIE SWAINSTON AND AMY MAY ELLIS AT THE CITADEL, YORK

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A packed Citadel audience turned out to enjoy Joel Whitaker's EP launch for "Ascent of the Flightless Bird" at the end of November, with a ten-piece headline band performance supported by Charlie Swainston's seven piece line up and Amy May Ellis playing full band. Much love to all the musicians for a stunning night in a great feeling room, here's a few pics...

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JOEL WHITAKER EP LAUNCH AT THE CITADEL, YORK, TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

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Buy low cost advance tickets from Young Thugs here. We're delighted to announce that tickets are now available for Joel Whitaker's new jazz-infused 7-track EP "Ascent of the Flightless Bird" launch night, with a huge 10-piece live band performance at The Citadel on Gillygate, York on the 24th November. It's a collection of music bringing together some of the best musicians from the York scene mixing up a big hot pot of world and jazz inspired tracks, liberally sprinkled with fairy lights, projections and sensible Young Thugs bar prices. With support on the night coming from Charlie Swainston who launched his...

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OWL LAUNCH WITH EPILOGUES AND JOEL WHITAKER AT ALL SAINTS YORK

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Much love to Owl. and everyone involved in putting together a stunning launch night for the album "Happyness" at the weekend. Fine art, short films, video projections and a pile of stunning acoustic guitar music mixed with All Saints' spectacular stained glass for a beautifully chilled night and packed performances. You can check out a bunch of previous releases from Owl. on Bandcamp, it's ambient, minimal and totally transfixing instrumental guitar music and it's been wonderful to help give the Happyness album the launch it deserved. Thanks so much to everyone who made it happen, particularly the varied artists; Owl.,...

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NEW MUSIC: OWL AND JOEL WHITAKER CONFIRM 2017 ALBUM RELEASES

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Massive excitement in The Hovel this week as we confirmed working with two wonderful artists on their new album releases before the end of the year. Owl.'s October launch (dates TBC shortly) will combine live, improvised, acoustic guitar music and short films with exhibitions of paintings, drawings and photographs all inspired by the new instrumental guitar album Happyness. Meanwhile Joel Whitaker's jazz and world music tinged album is in the final stages of mixing and we're looking towards a launch event in late November complete with a ten (or possibly more) piece band performance. After our meeting the boys hung...

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