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Photo: Judith Burrows
Welcome to Oysterband's official website...
...where we're very pleased to say the LYRICS section of this website is now up and running at last. Our thanks to Giolla Decair and Caz White, who did most of the work by far. At 150+ songs (so far!) it was no small task. Now we can resolve those dressing-room arguments about "How did that one go??".....though possibly not the ones about which key it was in.
However we're very SORRY to say we've had to cancel our show at Hugh's Room in Toronto on July 30th. Our apologies to the people at Hugh's and to everyone who bought tickets already - the rest of our trip will be in Alberta and British Columbia, and we were simply unable to make the flights work without bankrupting ourselves (only a slight exaggeration). Hope to see you at Hugh's on the next trip. More western dates soon.
Return of THE BIG SESSION!
May 2nd at Buxton Opera House, with Oysterband, June Tabor, Blair Dunlop etc, also tune sessions with Simon Care and others on the 2nd and 3rd (bring an instrument) and a walk with John Jones round scenic Buxton.
We're approaching the last 10% of tickets (Tuesday 28 April)....
Here's a little studio clip of "A Clown's Heart", the first track on the current album Diamonds On The Water:
The trip to AUSTRIA and nearby places in May is now complete (see details under Tour Dates in the column to the right). We haven't been there (or Switzerland, or Italy) for quite some time, so we're greatly looking forward to it.
Please note the venue for May 19 has changed to Generalmusikdirektion in Graz.
The new Oysterband studio album Diamonds On The Water is our first collection of entirely new material in (gulp!) 7 years.
Naturally CDs are available from our website shop as well as from Navigator Records www.navigatorrecords.co.uk/artists/oysterband and your usual retail outlets. Buy early, buy often!
Downloads are available at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/diamonds-on-the-water/id771969865?uo=4&at=10l9qC (whole album only). And you can view the CD booklet and digipak images here.
"From beginning to end, Diamonds On The Water is quite, quite brilliant." Folk Radio
"You know this will become one of the Oysters' best-loved albums..." fRoots
"Gefühlvoll und äußerst melodiös" Musikansich.de
"...unglaublich eindrucksvoll und schön." Legacy
""Revamped and revitalised Oysterband produce their best CD in years...song- writing, playing and arranging out of the top drawer" Maverick ***** (5-stars)
- and who are we to disagree?
A Clown's Heart
A River Runs
Spirit Of Dust
Lay Your Dreams Down Gently
Diamonds On The Water
Palace Of Memory
Once I Had A Sweetheart
No Ordinary Girl
Call You Friend
Like A Swimmer In The Ocean
You can hear most of these new songs live at any of our upcoming gigs, so get your tickets now!
THE OYSTERBAND PHONE APP
-- available free in Android and iPhone versions from the relevant App Stores, also via the button second down on the right on this page --
-- brought to you by the fine folks at ReverbNation, ever on the lookout for ways to help bands promote their music online.
It's a cunning little device, including songs, videos, reviews, contacts to buy tickets, gig-list, map, and more. It's designed to be easily copied, shared, posted and passed on, as you'll see if you hit the "Share" button below.
So you can put it on your own website or blog or social networking page and convert your friends to Oystermusic. When they say "What's the band like, then?" you now have a snappy answer!
And best of all, the widget is "live". So when we change the songs or add new live dates, that automatically updates every copy of the widget that has been posted anywhere else - how smart is that?
It's all in there - go on, have a play with it........