Time flies and all that jazz!

January 31, 2012 - Leave a Response

Time to revive this blog? I think so too!

Despite appearances, we were very busy in 2011 (let’s blame the lack of updates on how busy we were yes?) and are now looking forward to a prosperous 2012.

Our upcoming Spring performances of Piccadilly are as follows:

We’re still in the process of booking more performances for the rest of the year – if you know someone or somewhere that might like us to perform, get in touch via http://www.wurlitza.co.uk.

On Sunday we’re heading to Drewsteignton on Dartmoor for our first performance of the year.  For the last few weeks we’ve been working very hard to not only get Piccadilly fresh in our minds, but also preparing the music for a friend’s wedding in early Feb.  It will be so lovely to get back into the performing groove.

Until next time (which will be much sooner than 2013)…  Wurlitza

We’re back!

March 16, 2010 - Leave a Response

Fear not, we are alive!

Despite our silence we’ve  had a rather productive winter creating a brand new soundtrack to a brand new film. Actually, it’s 81 years old, but it’s new to us and you.

So, it’s time to prepare yourselves once again for everything from Bach to 70s Disco. Yes, we’ve gone disco, brace yourselves.

The new film is called Piccadilly and was made in 1929, making it one of the last silent films to ever be made. We debuted it at Liskerrett Hall earlier this month and felt it went really well (despite illness in the group).

We’re now looking forward to our next performance at Menheniot Village Hall on March 27th  at 7.30pm (tickets £7 from Menheniot village shop, or at the door).  After that we’re in Looe at the Barbican Childrens Centre on June 11th. We should also be at the Port Eliot Festival in the summer. We’re in the process of booking/finalising more dates at the moment, so make sure you check back soon for updates.

Our 13 track album is, as always, available at performances for a mere £8. So if you like the music as much as the film don’t hesitate to ask one of us for a copy.

That’s it for now but updates should be more frequent as we get into the performing season.

If you are coming along to a performance, we look forward to seeing you there.

ttfn.

Mirror mirror on the wall…

October 28, 2009 - Leave a Response

It’s been another busy month for Wurlitza, but October saw our last gig for the year. Now as November approaches we’re all stepping back and reflecting on 2009.

This year has seen great things for the band, we’ve ventured into the world of weddings, continued to perform our silent film soundtrack, and really developed ourselves as a professional band.

We’re going to tuck ourselves away for a few months now and work on a new soundtrack to another film. We’re excited and already looking forward to performing it in March for the Liskerret Film Society.

Until then. x

A Month in the Life…

September 25, 2009 - Leave a Response

Sorry it’s been a little while since the last update, but don’t think we’ve been resting on our laurels, i assure you we’ve been busy Wurlitza-ing away for your enjoyment.

At the end of August we played a fantastic gig at St. Germans Quay Sailing Club in honour of the RNLI. Space was at a premium but fortunately we all get on rather well, so it wasn’t a bother.  We had some fantastic dancers as well (thank you if you were one of them) and a fabulous evening was had by all.

Quay Sailing Club - space was at a premium, but we made it work. :D

All set up and ready to go at the Quay Sailing Club

September has been busy with a gig almost every weekend (two in one case) and we’ve been enjoying every second of it.  At the start of the month we played within the grounds of the beautiful Port Eliot Estate for a local fundraiser, the view was possibly the best we’ve had at a gig:

Nice work if you can get it...

Nice work if you can get it...

The very next day we shipped ourselves off to the South Hams for the nuptials of Lil’s sister Glad and other half Richie (Congratulations again guys) and were treated not only to a wonderful day, but a great gig in the evening (again complete with dancers).

Last weekend saw us play at a private party and below is a little video of our rendition of The Cure’s “Lovecats”. We do hope you enjoy (thanks to Ray for filming :D) :

So that brings us back to present day. Tonight we head out to St Ives to perform Sunrise at St Ives Art Club for the St Ives September Festival (just to clarify, it’s in St Ives). We’re really looking forward to playing it once again, it’s been a couple of months since we have and we’ve all missed it.

Until next time.

St. Ives Festival

August 30, 2009 - Leave a Response

Feel free to print this out and/or email to others. Spread the word!

St Ives - Sunrise - Flyer

Port Eliot Festival 2009

August 6, 2009 - Leave a Response

What a weekend! July 24th-26th saw us head to the Port Eliot Festival. We packed up our gear and our tents, our clothes, our food, the sun cream, bedding, foldable chairs, the kitchen sink…. promptly reminded ourselves the festival was about 40ft from home, unpacked a few bits and then we were off.

The Bowling Green tent was our home on both Friday and Sunday. Both performances went really well, the latter was a tad damp, but hey, it was a festival, we embraced it!

Some pictures of our weekend:

Lizzy being interviewed by BBC Radio Cornwall on Friday afternoon.

Lizzy being interviewed by BBC Radio Cornwall on Friday afternoon.

Kath playing guitar in the Saturday sunshine.

Kath playing guitar in the Saturday sunshine.

Ray swears he wasn't a boy scout.

Ray swears he wasn't a boy scout.

Claire strikes a pose. (photo courtesy of J. Strongman)

Claire strikes a pose. (photo courtesy of J. Strongman)

Performing in the Bowling Green tent.

Sunday's performance in the Bowling Green tent.

Performing in the Bowling Green tent.

Sunday's performance in the Bowling Green tent.

2 gigs, 1 day and a 10ft wicker elephant!

July 15, 2009 - One Response

The world of Wurlitza is never dull.

Saturday the 4th of July saw us play 2 gigs, one at St. Germans Carnival and a second at a wedding reception.

I must point out that we in Wurlitza take our responsibilities seriously and dedicate ourselves entirely to our performing commitments. So of course it was only right that we, the members of Wurlitza together with our staff and support team, entered into a silent retreat for 3 days prior to the gigs, thus allowing us to meditate and ponder upon the tasks ahead.

Yeah, ok, maybe we didn’t do that……

Village Life!

June 27, 2009 - Leave a Response

This week in the world of Wurlitza…

We decided to have our practice in the village hall to test HOW LOUD WE COULD BE!! And also learn what it’s like to play in a room that echoes when you breathe. The results were interesting, it was hard work playing in such an environment, but we did it and we learnt from it, which was the point really.

A little video of us practising: