BJ COLE live dates / news

BJ recently in action with Courtney Marie Andrews on BBC2’s Later

JUNE 30 – JULY 2 MAVERICK FESTIVAL, Easton Farm Suffolk. On July 1st BJ will be playing live with ALBERT LEE and HANK WANGFORD as well as various other acts…

AUGUST 8 – 11 NORWAY BJ will be touring with SIGRID MOLDESTAD the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle player

AUGUST 26TH WOODSTOCK (OXFORD) Live Festival with EMILY BURRIDGE ‘cello TBC

SEPTEMBER 9th LONDON Bush Hall with COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS TBC

SEPTEMBER 13th BRIDPORT Hat Festival with HANK WANGFORD & THE LOST COWBOYS

PETER BRUNTNELL w BJ COLE OCTOBER DATES
BJ will be playing 5 dates with much acclaimed singer songwiter Peter Bruntnell in October with Danny Williams on double bass:
24.10 WINCHESTER Railway Tavern
25.10 LEICESTER Musician
26.10 LONDON Borderline
27.10 BRIGHTON Prince Albert
28.10 TINGEWICK Village Hall

17.11 NOTTINGHAM East Bridgford Hill with EMILY BURRIDGE ‘cello TBC

NEW ALBUM 2018
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, https://soundcloud.com/bjcole-1

RECENT NEWS… On April 11th BJ accompanied Phoenix based songwriter COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS on 2 tracks featured on ‘Later’ with Jools Holland

2016/ RECENT NEWS
– BJ won the ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ award at the 2016 UK Americana Music Association Awards held in London.
www.theamauk.org/the-uk-americana-awards-nominees/
– 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.
– In 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).
– Throughout June BJ played live and took a central musical rĂ´le in the run of the musical production of ‘The Romford Rose’ a new theatrical piece written by ‘Sweeney Todd’ playwright Christopher Bond. In October

2015
A sample of BJ’s is featured on a track on NYC rapper A$AP Rocky’s 2015 No.1 US album ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’produced by Danger Mouse, Mark Ronson and Kanye West among others. Entitled ‘West Side Highway’the track features James Fauntleroy, and a stretched loop of BJ’s sampled pedal steel guitar which appears throughout the backing track.