Last Gig of 2019!!
We could not have ended our gigging year any more joyously! Fabulous packed out standing room only gig in Whitstable yesterday. HUGE thanks to all of you xxx
Ooo, Double header gigs
We had the ENORMOUS pleasure of sharing a run of gigs with the wonderful Yvonne Lyon and David Lyon this month. Hoping to do so again in 2020!
Our new EP release!
We had a fabulous launch gig in London at The Cinema Museum for our EP "Pick Up the Pieces" now available on iTunes, Amazon, at live gigs or by post :))
BBC Contains Strong Language Festiva
How splendid to have been part of this line up - Kathryn Williams, Michele Stodart, David Ford, Paul Smith, Georgia Ruth, Adem Ilhan, Astrid Williamson, Marry Waterson, Sylvie Lewis, Martin Carr, Kerry Shale for this wonderful Leonard Cohen concert!
Truly lovely setting for this Sus4 Session gig in a beautiful Kent woodland, packed with music loving glampers
Gorgeous Norfolk gig
Wonderful full line up gig in lovely Starston, Norfolk where we wallowed in the kindness and generosity of strangers
Dreamy Kent launch!!
We were greedy and had TWO album launch gigs ( London & Canterbury) both were truly wonderful, packed nights of JOY
AMAZING album launch gig!!
WOW, this was a night to remember - a packed out Old Queens Head for our London Building on the Land album launch
Building on the Land
Over the moon with the response to the release of Building on the Land, our second album Such great reviews!!
Boo Hewerdine support Lewes Con Club
What a treat to support the incredible Boo Hewerdine in this smashing venue! At to top it off, Boo called Simon up to join him for a song :)
Shrewsbury Folk Festival!!!
A pic of our fabulous audience with Chris Difford at The Shrewsbury Festival main stage. What an amazing day :) :)
It's proving to be a gorgeous summer of festivals for us - Joy Festival, Create, Wymondham, Reepham, Rye International, Shrewsbury, - PHEEEW!! :)
MICHELE STODART SUPPORT
A fab time was had supporting Michele Stodart + her wonderful band ( Matt Skipper, Kate Stevenson, John Steele) and joining them on a couple of their songs!!
Here we are snuggled in amongst a stellar line up for the beautiful JOY Festival on June 17th!!
Wow, we're finalists in the Kent Creative Awards 2017! Winners will be announced on 19th May. Congrats to all nominees :)
Artree Live with Chris Difford
A gorgeous night at the Wilde Theatre, Bracknell back with our pal Chris for Artree Live
Workhouse lyrics on display!
Chuffed to bits to see our Workhouse lyrics on display at Gressenhall Museum's Collaborate Exhibition next to the listening chair where visitors sit and hear the song!
Supporting Michele Stodart
The trio was asked to support Michele Stodart ( Magic Numbers) & Raevennan Husbandes ( Moulettes) at The Quarterhouse, Folkestone. They were both WONDERFUL!
All 5 of us took to the road and did a weeny tour of Norfolk and it was FABULOUS! Here's a pic of us at the gorgeous Chapel at Gressenhall Museum
Live video shoot
We had a fabulous day working with Pilgrim Prods & Astra Sound recording our LIVE videos in Kingston's beautiful barn, Kent. Can't wait to show you when it's edited!
WIX MUSIC Launch!
Well chuffed that Wix have chosen our Long Man video as part of the launch of Wix Music from 4 - 11 November on YOUTUBE!! To celebrate the launch of Wix Music, they're taking over YouTube for one week. Starting Nov. 4th, you’ll see videos from Wix Music users before YouTube’s biggest music hits.
Wonderful Tipi / House Gig!
After hearing Arcelia at The Pheasantry in London earlier this year, Amy booked us to play at her beautiful home in Norfolk. What a wonderfully intimate gig inside a tipi with most of the audience lying down on big cushions. Small IS beautiful :)
We do so many gigs in our wonderful county of Kent, there are some really brilliant, supportive venues here, check them out. LOVE Local :)
Faversham Hop Festival
We were treated to a huge crowd at this popular festival, loved it!
Main stage, Local & Live 2015
So spoilt! We had 2 excellent slots at this gorgeous festival, one on the main stage followed by another in town. Brilliant day.
Poppy & Pint, Nottingham
At last Arcelia makes it north of Watford! We felt so lucky to join Chris Difford on 2 sell out nights in Nottingham
Martin Elliot joins us on bass
How lucky can you get?? Joining Arcelia as a regular in our full line up... the amazing bass guitarist Martin Elliott ( Michael Nyman Band) What a player
Brand new video for 'Petal'
Tribe Films have made a truly gorgeous video for our track 'Petal' featuring the beautiful Izabella Malewska. You can watch it on our You Tube channel :)
Sold Out Difford gig
Our first time at the wonderful Astor Theatre, Deal is in a sold out gig supporting our wonderful chum Chris Difford and then singing bv's on a whole load of his wonderful Squeeze hits. True to say, it was a real cracker of a night. We feel so lucky.
Our first House Gig!
This was a wonderful night, our very first House Gig hosted by Christine & Trevor in their gorgeous home in Faversham. More of those please!!
Mojo Magazine CD cover album
Oh good golly! Our track 'All My Loving' with Chris Difford arrangement by Simon Foster made it onto the August edition MOJO MAGAZINE cover CD! Beyond thrilled.
Backstage at NYE gig
Our feet have finally touched the ground after a dream gig with an amazing band on NYE.... A full set of Squeeze hits with this superb line up. Left to Right...... Simon Little ( bass) Matt Deighton ( guitar & vocals) Tim Weller ( drums) Gavin Alexander ( guitar & vocals) Chris Difford ( vocals & guitar) Simon Foster ( vocals) Teresa Gallagher ( vocals) Missing from the photo who also played with us that night is GILSON LAVIS. What a fabulous start to the year!!!
100 Club, London
We've been lucky enough to play at the legendary 100 Club afew times now. Just breathing in that atmosphere built up over the decades is enough to make you giddy!
Ben Trigg - cellist
What can we say other than Ben is a truly outstanding cellist and we thank our lucky stars when he's able to gig with us.
Gav at The Luxe, London
Gav loves his Lag guitar but is scouting around for a second guitar to have too. Decisions decisions!
The Bedford, Balham
What a great venue this is. Superb sound engineer and always a full, appreciative audience.
We have 2 cajon's now. One is a big heavy beast of a thing - gorgeous, hand made - and the other lends itself far more to touring and is a 'laptop' cajon. Each have their own sound. They are originally from Peru.
Perry White - pianist
Imagine longing for a superb pianist to join your line up only to find the very man living just 45 mins away! Perry White sprinkles his magic all over our songs and we absolutely love working with him, he's such a gifted player
What a huge honour to sing 'Love Me Do' in the church at the wedding of Chris and Louise Difford in Sussex. They are a truly gorgeous couple and a tremendous time was had by all.
Simon at the Rewind Festival
Some of you might not know that Simon often disappears off around the world with The Flying Pickets. So it was great when they were invited to play at the last Rewind Festival in the UK.
The Pheasantry, Kings Road
Have had 2 TOP sell out nights playing here. Great sound, amazing historic building on the Kings Road and ... it's a Pizza Express!
The Regal Room, London
Lovely intimate venue with a friendly listening crowd. Like to go back there one day.
The Ballroom, Canterbury
Beautiful Town Music, Kent often invite us to play at this lovely local venue
Long Man video shoot
We're slowly but surely working on a video for our Long Man track. Here are Jon Yallop ( cameraman) and Tree's brother Mike who features in the video, shooting on location.
Songwriting day in The Barn
We're lucky enough to have our own special place to rehearse, write and generally chill out. A beautiful old barn that Simon has lovingly restored.
Home House, London
What a stunning building this is! The London member's club Home House.
Supporting Mark Nevin & band
Chuffed to bits to have supported the wonderful songwriter Mark Nevin and his excellent band. We also sang bv's on one of his hit songs 'Perfect'!
First gig with cellist Ben Trigg
Never forget the first time the amazing cellist, Ben Trigg, came to play a set with us at The Barge, Gillingham. He is a truly stunning player, lovely chap and ads so much to our set.