STRUMMERCAMP OFFICIAL: Hi everyone, thought I'd better post information regarding next year, I've spoken with a few of you but need to let everyone know- after thinking long and hard I've made the very difficult decision to have a rest year in 2016 for Strummercamp, with a view to look forward with new ideas, new input for 2017.. Apart from personal reasons I just think that after 10 great years it's time for a break, I really want to get more people on board with fresh ideas etc.. BUT, I will definately be arranging an all day get together/gig over the bank holiday in May, and hope that many of you will make it.. Looking at a few different venues for this at the moment but happy to look at any suggested suitable places anyone may suggest ( thinking maybe a large pub with grounds, not too far from central Manchester, easy access..) I'm hoping this will be an ideal way to keep the spirit alive and share ideas, and start planning for the year after.. Sincere apologies to anyone who may have made plans , I know how much this weekend means to so many of you, hope you can understand the need for a break.. I'll post any updates on here ASAP.. ( p.s. ; I would like to thank every single one of you who contributed to raising the money so successfully, and so quickly to cover this years shortfall- it was overwhelming to say the least, can't thank you enough).. Please share this to anyone who may need/ want to know, many thanks for the continued support.. Phil Fitzpatrick
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We are putting out three albums of spoken word material by Ian "Moet" Moss. Titled "Anything Is Permitted At Any Given Time" the set is being released as "charity" albums with all proceeds going towards three causes dear to Moet's heart:
- Volume One - Segments : supports FC United Of Manchester
- Volume Two - Hammer Blows : supports Emmaus Salford
- Volume Three - We Are From The North : supports Strummercamp
Following his departure from the band Kill Pretty, Moet was frustrated that a lot of lyrics he had written with the band would not see the light of day so he set about, in a mammoth recording session, in laying down all the words he had put together for that band in spoken word format. Working with long time collaborator Space Museum he devised ambient sounds to support the words. The result is three albums worth of material couching the lyrics in a completely new soundscape.
The albums are released at £4 each with purchasers invited to pay more should they wish to more generously support the causes listed. Over the three albums you will hear the lyrics that appeared on the two released albums In 80 Days and Dark Heart, the as yet unreleased Bubblegum Now, plus many more tracks that never made it out of the rehearsal room. The background sounds include electronica, jazz, dub reggae and pop stylings all giving room for the lyrics to be heard in all their glory.
Please find below a link which gives access to a selection of tracks from across the three releases
More info can be found here: