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28th March 2016

Last chance to view our Convent gig at home.

Gigspanner's gig at the Convent was beautifully filmed, and the sound was superb. A huge thanks to Dave and Ian for the sound, and I'm not sure who was operating the cameras, but friends who watched the gig in France said it looked superb. "Gobsmacking" was the word.

The gig was streamed live, which is what the Convent is all about really. Our gig was being shown in the bar after the gig, and I had no idea that the result was going to be so good. I would certainly watch a gig from The Convent at home now I know the quality involved. Check out all the gigs they have coming up. Fantastic.

I think our gig is still up on the website for a couple more days if you fancy spending £7.50, grabbing a drink or two and getting the chip pan on. No driving involved. If technology carries on advancing like this, I won't need to leave home to go on tour.

Also, I have a new friend. His name is Tony Hazzard and he performed the night before. I watched all the artists, and was particularly moved by his songs. Turns out he's written songs for all sorts of famous people.

We drank till quite late, including a few Jagerbombs, and even got complaints from some young musicians who were sleeping in rooms above the bar. I love it. A couple of pensioners keeping the younguns up. Rock n roll. Actually, there were four of us. I think.

Finally, huge thanks to Matthew Roberts and Charlotte, plus all the team for an out of this world experience. Get well soon, Matthew.

Here is the link to our concert

https://theconvent.netgig.co.uk/event/gigspanner/

Best wishes from Sunny Cornwall.

Peter.


24th March 2016

Live On-Line Streaming from The Convent

Our concert at The Convent, Stroud, will be available to watch via online streaming, and for one week afterwards.

Peter Knights Gigspanner, Live From The Convent, Stroud.

Special Concert To Be Streamed Live on Thursday the 24th of March. Available To View For Seven Days.

Tickets Available At This Link:

https://theconvent.netgig.co.uk/event/gigspanner/

Please join us...we would love you to be part of what for us is a 'first'.

Even better, come and join us at The Convent for the real-deal experience.

http://theconvent.net/

https://theconvent.netgig.co.uk/event/gigspanner/

Netgig has been created to bring you intimate, world class, live performance

Start watching live now:

1. Browse the shows
2. Make your choice
3. Buy your ticket (we accept credit/debit cards or paypal)
3b. Keep an eye on the countdown to the live broadcast
4. Watch and enjoy!

Once the live performance has finished you’ll be able to watch it as many times as you like for another 7 days, making it a performance you’ll never forget.

All gigs are filmed in front of a live audience using the world’s most innovative film and music technology. This gives you a live experience of unequaled quality however you’re viewing, from cinema screen to mobile.

Netgig performances take place at The Convent, one of the UK’s most inspiring, artistic and historic locations.

 


2nd March 2016

A second 'Musician of the Year' Award for Peter Knight

The year got off to a fantastic start in January when Peter was awarded the 'Musician of the Year' Award by Fatea magazine, and yesterday it got even better when Folking.com announced that Peter had also won their inaugural 'Best Musician' Award as voted for by the general public.

Gigspanner also received a nomination in the 'Best Album' category.

http://folking.com/the-folking-winners/


29th February 2016

First Video Recording of the
Gigspanner 'Big Band' with Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

In the lead up to our forthcoming tour with special guests Phil and Hannah, we will be releasing a few videos that were recorded last summer during our 'Layers of Ages' launch tour.

Once we had all experienced the music we made together, we knew that two gigs just wasn't enough and we were delighted when Bristol Folk Festival offered us a headline slot this year. It was all the excuse we needed...

For tour dates head to this link:
http://www.gigspanner.com/live.html#bigband

 


2nd of February 2016

Nominations for Gigspanner and Peter Knight

Folking.com has announced its shortlisted nominees in the annual 'Folkies' Awards.

'Layers of Ages' is listed in the 'Best Album' category, and Peter in the 'Best Musician' category.

There are eight categories in total, all open to public voting.

http://folking.com/welcome-to-the-folkies/


13th January 2016

R2 Magazine Recognition

We were very happy at the news that 'Layers of Ages' has been featured in R2 Magazine's feature 'The Best of the Year 2015'.

Thanks to them and to Dai Jeffries.


9th January 2016

Fatea Magazine Award

Peter has won Fatea's 'Instrumentalist Of The Year Award for achievement in 2015'.

A list of all the nominees and winners of the various categories can be found here:

http://www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/Nominations2015.html


28th December 2015

'Layers of Ages' Receives 'Best of 2015' Pick from America.

"British psychedelic folk rocker Peter Knight and his band Gigspanner, whose album Layers Of Ages – heavy, earthy, haunting and hollow with drones and drum – isn’t beautiful, and isn’t meant to be. A rich field for the traditional set, indeed"

http://coverlaydown.com/2015/12/the-years-best-coverfolk-albums-2015-tributes-tradfolk-covers-compilations-and-more/


26th December 2015

Layers of Ages included in 'Shooting Roots' list of Best Folk Albums of 2015.

Perrine Nouvier's incredible 'Death and the Lady' video features in Shooting Roots 'Best of 2015' Album edit.


26th December 2015

'Layers of Ages' included in BBC radio 'Best of 2015' listings

BBC Liverpool's 'FolkScene' has included 'Layers of Ages' in its Best Albums of 2015 list. Our thanks to them.


23rd December 2015

'Layers of Ages': Another 'Best of 2015' Pick

Thanks to UTMA Folk Show for choosing 'Layers of Ages' as their Best Album of 2015.


22nd December 2015

More 2016 Festivals Announced

May 6th Folk on the Pier, Cromer http://www.folkonthepier.co.uk/

May 8th Hastings Folk Festival *** http://hastingsfolkfest.org/

July 9th Ely Folk Festival http://elyfolkfestival.co.uk/

*** With special guests Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin


10th December 2015

Bring a Gigspanner concert into your home this Christmas.

Our first DVD is now available from the online shop, and at concerts from February 2016.

Recorded this year at The Cut, Halesworth, there are 70 minutes of listening time.

Watch the trailer at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np5t2lR8wYo

Buy Here: Online Shop


10th December 2015

'Layers of Ages' Makes it into a 'Top Ten Albums 2015' List

It isn't often we find ourselves mentioned in the same breath as Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Steve Hackett or even The Pope, but our 'Layers of Ages' Album was listed with these and others in an overview of Best Albums of 2015...actually making it into the top ten.

"Layers of Ages sees imaginative arrangements of traditional folk numbers. Though not an instrumental record, Knight’s evocative and lyrical violin playing is the heart of the sound, full of melody and emotion. Much like contemporary jazz, some modern folk has a lot of appeal for fans of progressive rock wanting to venture out of their comfort zone, and this record is a very good place to start"

http://www.kalyr.com/weblog/music/record-reviews/2015-albums-of-the-year-part-three/


9th December 2015

Special Gigspanner line-up with
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin:

Tour Dates Announced


 

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