ANTHONY PHILLIPS: Private Parts IX-Xl released in April

ANTHONY PHILLIPS original guitarist and founder member of GENESIS has released over 30 solo albums since 1977’s ‘The Geese & The Ghost’ which featuring contributions from Genesis members Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford.
Ant is currently recording tracks for a new album.
In April Esoteric/ Cherry Red will be releasing ‘Private Parts IX- XI’expanded with unreleased material.
At the end of last year his 1983 album ‘Invisible Man’ was released by Esoteric in a remastered 5.1 expanded format.


LIVE DATES: Feb/ March/ April 2018

28/2/18 BJ Cole with Anna Lucas & The Wonders.
What’s Cookin’.
Leytonstone Ex Serviceman’s Club.
Harvey Rd, E11 3DB

4/3/18 BJ Cole with Joe Papa and Jonnie Bridgwood.
Chickenshed Theatre.
290 Chase Side, London N14 4PE

7/3/18 ICEBREAKER System Restart ‘Women Composers’ featuring music by Anna Meredith, Jobinna Tinnemans, Kate Moore and more
OXFORD Holywell Music Rooms


11/4 LONDON Putney Half Moon
13/4 HASTINGS Kino
15/4 LEWES venue TBC


07/03/18 OXFORD Holywell Music Rooms (System Restart)


Younger composers with talent and attitude are redefining music, and foremost amongst them an ever greater number of women – and this is being celebrated in Icebreaker’s new programme featuring music by six fantastic, free, unrepressed, uncategorisable women composers of the new generation.

New music by Jobina Tinnemans, whose work includes music for table tennis players and hedge shearers, You Are Wolf’s Kerry Andrew, whose output includes an opera about swimming, Nottingham University’s own Elizabeth Kelly, and Australian Kate Moore is complemented by Linda Buckley’s exquisite, soaring Azure, plus Anna Meredith’s Orlok and Nautilus from her surging, joyful Moshi Moshi EP’s.

5/5/18 LONDON Kings Place performing Louis Andreissen’s ‘De Snelheid’ + music by Michael Gordon, Anna Meredith, Whitley, & Lang
Last year on 11th October at the Barbican Milton Court, the group and pedal-steel guitarist BJ Cole played the live premier of SCOTT WALKER’s 10 minute song ‘Epizootics!’with a special live arrangement by the group’s Audrey Riley overseen by Scott’s long time co-producer Peter Walsh. Guardian Review

The performance also featured works by Steve Martland, Anna Meredith and the entirety of Icebreaker’s production of ‘Kraftwerk Uncovered’. Further performances TBC

KRAFTWERK UNCOVERED arr. J PETER SCHWALM : Following on from the critical success of their live and recorded interpretation of Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois “Apollo” and in collaboration with German composer J. Peter Schwalm (who has previously collaborated  with Eno), Icebreaker have created their own unique orchestral interpretation of the works of Kraftwerk. Commissioned by  The Arts Council, and with additional funding from the Goethe Institute, “Kraftwerk Uncovered” was unveiled on January 24th with two sold out multi media performances at London’s Science Museum IMAX Cinema. These were accompanied by a specially commissioned split screen film assembled by video installation artist Sophie Clements ( Toby Cornish drawing inspiration from the music of Kraftwerk and appropristely filmed in Germany’s industrial heartland – the Ruhr. Further multi-media performances and an album release of the music and film are slated for 2015. These shows will also feature Icebreakers’ unique arrangements of modern composition with music by Barry Adamson (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds/Magazine) Michael Nyman, and Michael Gordon.

Icebreaker have secured funding from Sound and Music for their ‘Recycled’ project. Especially commissioned works written by emerging composers Missy Mazzoli, Matt Wright, Paul Whitty, Ed Bennett, and Roy Carroll will be written then performed for the first time live by the group at a series of live performances later in the year.

Following sell out dates in the UK and Europe in 2011 and 2012, the group are planning further performances of Brian Eno’s, Daniel Lanois, and Roger Eno’s ‘Apollo’ to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landings in 2019. All shows will feature BJ Cole on pedal steel guitarcas well as Al Reinert’s lunar landings film ‘For All Mankind’. Dates TBC

BJ COLE – news and dates

BJ is currently working with Neil Wilkes remastering a 5.1.version of GENE CLARK’s seminal 1974 album ‘No Other’for future release on 4AD. This month he’s recorded tracks with Embasan produced by COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS with (whom he played a session last year on BBC2’s Later with Jools Holland…see below). In early April he will be recording tracks in Wales for a forthcoming album by the legendary guitarist MICHAEL CHAPMAN. Later that month he will be playing some UK dates with PETER BRUNTNELL.

Forthcoming dates:
28/2/18 BJ Cole with Anna Lucas & The Wonders.
What’s Cookin’.
Leytonstone Ex Serviceman’s Club.
Harvey Rd, E11 3DB

4/3/18 BJ Cole with Joe Papa and Jonnie Bridgwood.
Chickenshed Theatre.
290 Chase Side, London N14 4PE

11/4 LONDON Putney Half Moon
13/4 HASTINGS The Kino Theatre
15/4 LEWES The Con Club

BJ’s back in the studio working on a record of Hawaiian flavoured music; he has teamed up with Dave Eastoe, a master of the slack key style of guitar playing, and is busy writing and recording in a style that takes the Pedal Steel back to it’s Hawaiian roots, and him to the beginnings of his career in music.
More info on BJ’s Souncloud,

Last April BJ accompanied Phoenix based songwriter COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS on 2 tracks featured on ‘Later’ with Jools Holland

2016….BJ won the ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ award at the 2 UK Americana Music Association Awards held in London.
– BJ played a run of dates in Norway with Hsrdanger Fiddle player Sigrid Moldestad.
– Earlier in October he also played a set with Emily Burridge on ‘cello at the guitar festival near Zagreb in Croatia.
– In October he also joined contemporary music ensemble Icebreaker on stage for their arrangement of the live world premiere of Scott Walker’s ‘Epizootics’ at London’s Barbican (he also played on the original recording with Scott)
– During the summer BJ played with Robin Hitchcock at the Maverick Festival.
May he and Emily Burridge on ‘cello were top support to Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita at Kings Place London
In May he played A UK tour with Michael Chapman (celebrating MC’s 75th birthday/50 years on the road).
BJ played live and took a central musical rôle in the run of the musical production of ‘The Romford Rose’ a new theatrical piece written by ‘Sweeney Todd’ playwright Christopher Bond. In October