Click the picture below to check out our tour info, with details on all the venues we'll be playing.
It's been a little while since I sat down and wrote something on here, partly because I've mostly been tour planning (which isn't very interesting) and partly because I haven't played any shows for a month or so. A few days after the show at The Barge, I came down with something horrible, and had to pull out of a gig the following week at The Rafters. I spent the first half of September feeling under the weather and sorry for myself, and It took a good 3 weeks for my voice to fully recover.
Anyway, that's all done with now, and there are exciting things coming up, so lets get started. Firstly, I'm playing at a lovely intimate live music night in London this Thursday. The Icarus Club has been running at various venues since 2003. They have a unique format of quick 10 minute sets, so each act plays a couple of songs in the first half, and a couple in the second. I've never played a 2 song set before, let alone two of them at the same gig, but I suspect it'll be an excellent warm up for my inevitable appearances on Jools Holland in the future.. Things kick off at 8pm, follow THIS LINK to find out about all the acts playing.
Next up, let me share the final tour poster with you, including a new date we've added at P5 in Ashford.
As you can imagine, I'm desperately excited to get on the road and play in all these new places, especially with someone as talented as Kate Wintie. There's a lot to look forward to here for me, I've not been back to Bath since I was studying at University there. I've always wanted to play in Liverpool with it's rich history of quality bands and venues. I've got some very dear friends in Notts, and can't wait to come and play right on their doorstep. Ladyface's brother lives down in Southampton, another place I've always wanted to play, and the Brighton show clashes with one of my Brighton friends birthday, a problem she's resolved by turning the gig into her birthday party. I'm proper excited, I think you get the picture..
We've got lots of interesting stuff planned for the tour, the first of which is an interactive map, with information on all the venues, and our route around the country. Right now we're trying to book ourselves busy in each city during the day, getting onto Uni radio stations and early shows little coffee shops, to peddle ourselves to the locals before our shows in the evenings. No doubt I'll pepper you with details of all these things over the coming days, as well as info about all the exciting artists Kate and I will be playing with around the country.
I hope this bumper edition has made up for the frankly heinous levels of slacking, needless to say I have lots to talk about over the next few weeks, so expect all sorts of updates.
Very excited to be heading out on my first ever national tour this November, with the wonderful Kate Wintie. Kate recently signed to Engineer records, and we've played several shows together this summer. We've almost finished booking venues, details coming soon. Not sure I'm supposed to say this, but winter can't come soon enough!
I'm not just bigging it up, this really is my biggest ever show. Proud Camden is a cracking venue, the bill is wonderful, Alt-J are DJing after Fossa, plus special guests you're gonna wanna be about for. All this for less than 6 quid is not to be sniffed at (It's a tenner after 10pm). This night also happens to be LadyFace's birthday party, I can't bloody wait.
Get your tickets in advance here: http://hotvox.co.uk/events/nick-oshea-plus-support
I also want to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to everybody who watched my shows over the weekend. I started out at Herofest on Saturday, and lots of money was raised. On Sunday I had an absolute ball at Create Festival, it chucked it down and nobody cared, made some new friends and got to see the mighty One Day Elliott play a full band set for the first time since i was 17! Thanks too to the crew, the organisers, and the lovely people at Revelation St Mary.
I have a big old announcement coming soon, which I've no interest in discussing right now so stop asking about it. Catch you soon.
Another weekend, another couple of shows. This weekend it's all about Festivals, and I'm hugely excited to be involved in a great cause, and then one of the biggest festivals in the South-East.
On Saturday you can catch me at The Red Lion in Gravesend, for Herofest 2014. Great music all day, lots of stages, only £6 to get in and all the money goes to Help For Heroes. I'm on the acoustic stage at 6:30pm, but I'll be down way earlier than that to catch some cracking acts like Escucha, Delorean Mode and Kate Wintie. Stick around after me for the always wonderful Sirens and Shelter, and loads more. Great cause, great venue, great bands.
Following that on Sunday afternoon, I'm heading down to Victoria Park in Ashford for this year's Create Festival. This will be my first appearance at Create, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the line up almost as much as I am playing my set. You can catch me on the Revelation St Mary Stage at 3:20pm, and stick around later on for great bands like One Day Elliott, The Standard Lamps and Nizlopi (of JCB song fame). This is a free festival, should be a lovely old day.
That'll do for now, there'll be lots more from me over the next couple of weeks, including all the details about my very very exciting show at Proud Camden, courtesy of Hot Vox, and another quite mammoth announcement about what I'll be getting up to going into the winter months. Thanks to all for your continuing likes, plays, shares and trips out to see me. See you at the weekend!
After the bitter disappointment of having to pull out of my hometown show at The Barge, I'm nobbling this flu thingy, my voice is coming back, and I'm very excited about all the shows I'm playing in the next week or two.
First up on Saturday early evening, I'll be down at Platform 5 in Ashford for James Vince's charity event "For Luca". I'm on about 6ish, but will be kicking about earlier to catch some of my favourite biches like Kate Wintie. Then it's off to Folkestone for a 8ish, another wonderful charity event, this time in the street outside Chambers. Finally, on Sunday afternoon I'm making an appearance the Dover Festival, on the Live in the Living Room stage at about 4pm. Then it's back to the Hollywood of Medway for M&S Meal for 2 with Ladyface, and a well deserved poncy beer like Peroni or Pilsner Urquell.
Here are some pretty posters with the full line ups for this weekend:
I've got plenty of shows over the coming weeks, playing some brand new places like Chambers in Folkestone, and Proud Camden in London. Here's a load of my dates next to a picture of my face, plus a brand new song because I love you.
My new song is out now. Huge thanks to Charlie at Magpie Studios Kent, who helped create a delicate recording where there could have just been mess.
Also thanks once again to Matt Cahill Photography. This photo was taken during an adventure to find a cover shot for my last EP "I Lost Every One Of You".
Head to one of the links to download for free, or just listen below: