BJ COLE live dates / news

BJ has recently been touring with Peter Bruntnell. He and Emily Burridge play a one off date this month:

17.11 NOTTINGHAM ‘The Hill’ at East Bridgford Hill with EMILY BURRIDGE

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

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,

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

– BJ won the ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ award at the 2016 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.
– 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

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.