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A Theatre For Dreamers audiobook releases include David Gilmour music

David Gilmour will release his first new song in five years – Yes, I Have Ghosts – via an upcoming audiobook (available from June 25th) for A Theatre for Dreamers, the latest novel by Gilmour's wife and long-time collaborator, Polly Samson. The recording also features music Gilmour wrote for the story to accompany Samson's narration. The wide release of Yes, I Have Ghosts will follow the audiobook, becoming available a week later.David said: Polly's vivid and poetic writing, coupled with her very natural narration voice, made joining forces to produce the audio version of A Theatre for Dreamers a fantastic and fulfilling experience. The two worlds seem to seamlessly link, and music can really help to bring audiobooks to life in unexpected new ways. We were also lucky to have our daughter Romany in lockdown with us to contribute harp and additional vocals. I am really pleased and proud of how Polly's words and my music have entwined in this audio version of A Theatre for Dreamers. Polly noted that We didn't set out to work together on the audiobook, but lockdown meant I had to narrate and I'm grateful to David for stepping into the producer's chair. We wanted to explore the creative possibilities of the format and produce something new, refreshing and innovative. Collaborating with David – as I have done many times over the last 30 years, writing songs for both Pink Floyd and his solo albums – we were able to bring together the worlds of literature and music to enhance the listening experience and connect with audiences in a way which I don't think has been done before. David said on his Facebook page that he was thrilled with how this has worked out. Sad for the actor who had to pull out but Polly Samson's narration surprised us all and it's been a great project for me during lockdown to also add some instrumental passages between chapters and to record the A Theatre for Dreamers inspired song, Yes, I Have Ghosts, with the help of our daughter, Romany. This release will be available in a variety of formats. On June 25th, it will become available via Amazon UK as part of its Audible offering (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B089WJ8PHB/braindamage-21) in an unabridged format, lasting 10 hours and 25 minutes. Coming on September 1st are a few other formats, looking at the publisher's (W. F. Howes Ltd) website – unabridged eAudio, an unabridged 10CD set, and an unabridged 1CD with the audio in MP3 format. Ordering details/links for these other formats aren't yet available, but we will update you when these are known, as indeed we will when details of the separate release of Yes, I Have Ghosts become available.

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INTERVIEW: WD-HAN – Red Sun

WD-Han are back with yet another earworm, this time adopting a mellower tone in their latest single “Red Sun“. Turtle Tempo caught up with the Tampa three-piece to chat all things music on the release of their third of four Spring 2020 singles… Hey guys, how’s life treating you? Spencer: All things considered, we’re doing …

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In Conversation with Inland Murmur

Describing their music as “treading a line from ambient nostalgia to indie crunch”, Inland Murmur is one of the more interesting new bands from London.  Combining the experiences of living in London with the roots of growing up in rural Wales (or at least a couple of them) results in introspective lyrics wrapped in warm …

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In Conversation with Jake Aldridge

Rapper turned country-pop artist, Jake Aldridge has released his first single for 2020.  We chat with him about ‘Partners In Crime’, his inspiration and what prompted the change from rap to country.   Why did you decide to become a musician? Were there any other career ideas? I’ve always been ambitious and I’m not one …

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Beneath The Surface with Juliet July.

On todays edition of Beneath The Surface, we got to chatting with the wonderful Juliet July. So grab yourself a cup of tea…or perhaps a refreshing G&T/ ice cold beer (it’s 5pm somewhere and whose even keeping track of days anymore?), sit back and sink your teeth into this juicy segment… What first got you …

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Polly Samson & David Gilmour free live stream Thursday

Some of you will have had tickets for launch events to mark the release of Polly Samson's new book, A Theatre For Dreamers, which were scheduled for this week in Manchester, Birmingham and London. Due to the current pandemic, understandably these events (which were to feature, alongside Polly, David Gilmour and guests performing some music, including a new song) have moved to September.However, Polly and David both still wished to mark the book's release on its publication date, and so have decided to host a live stream via David's official Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/DavidGilmour) tomorrow evening.As yet, there are no details of what the stream will include, although a video has been shared of them getting ready for this in a studio space. Apart from Polly reading passages from the book, to give watchers a flavour of it, chances are also that at the very least an acoustic guitar might be picked up by David, to accompany her.Make sure you tune in tomorrow (Thursday, April 2nd) at 8pm BST/3pm EST at www.facebook.com/DavidGilmour (http://www.facebook.com/DavidGilmour) to see what occurs. The stream may well also be available to watch on demand after the event.

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Polly Samson & David Gilmour free live stream on Thursdays

Some of you will have had tickets for launch events to mark the release of Polly Samson's new book, A Theatre For Dreamers, which were scheduled for this week in Manchester, Birmingham and London. Due to the current pandemic, understandably these events (which were to feature, alongside Polly, David Gilmour and guests performing some music, including a new song) have moved to September.However, Polly and David both still wished to mark the book's release on its publication date, and so have decided to host a live stream via David's official Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/DavidGilmour) tomorrow evening.As yet, there are no details of what the stream will include, although a video has been shared of them getting ready for this in a studio space. Apart from Polly reading passages from the book, to give watchers a flavour of it, chances are also that at the very least an acoustic guitar might be picked up by David, to accompany her.Make sure you tune in tomorrow (Thursday, April 2nd) at 8pm BST/3pm EST at www.facebook.com/DavidGilmour (http://www.facebook.com/DavidGilmour) to see what occurs. The stream may well also be available to watch on demand after the event.UPDATE, 2nd APRIL: due to the weekly public applause from windows and doorways in the UK for NHS and other care workers, which takes place at 8pm on a Thursday, the stream has been changed to 8:30pm BST/3:30pm EST. Further update: it can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE47uvIF5Zc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE47uvIF5Zc)FURTHER UPDATE, 9th APRIL: Due to the popularity of the first event, further Thursday evening streams are taking place (thanks in part to the family being in lockdown) at 8:30pm BST, over at David's or Polly's Facebook pages, and available online on demand after the event. There's also the occasional rehearsal clip or revised (higher quality) versions posted after the event.

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Polly Samson & David Gilmour – A Theatre For Dreamers book & music events moved

A month ago, a special set of three evenings featuring Polly Samson, David Gilmour and guests, to celebrate Polly's new novel A Theatre For Dreamers (latest/polly-samson-and-david-gilmour-a-theatre-for-dreamers-book-and-music-e.html) was announced. Tonight, inevitably, due to the current COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, these evenings have been rescheduled to later in the year, when hopefully the situation will be more stable.These special events will feature Polly in conversation with journalist Rosie Boycott, readings, film and live music, including a new song Yes, I Have Ghosts written by David and Polly. On his social media channels, David noted that he'll be performing a few songs, including [the] new one. The rescheduled events (dates and locations are shown below) take place in September, and all tickets are valid for the new shows; ticket holders will be sent their signed first edition of the book and the exclusive portrait of Polly Samson and David Gilmour taken on Hydra and signed by them both, in the week commencing Monday, March 30th. For details of refunds, visit PollySamson.com (http://www.pollysamson.com/). The book itself is published on April 2nd by Bloomsbury.Wednesday, September 9th, 7:30pm: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester – Eventbrite Tickets (https://www.rncm.ac.uk/production/a-theatre-for-dreamers/)Thursday, September 10th, 7:30pm: Town Hall, Birmingham – Eventbrite Tickets (https://www.thsh.co.uk/event/a-theatre-for-dreamers-an-evening-of-words-and-music-featuring-polly-samson-and-david-gilmour)Friday, September 11th, 7:30pm: Central Hall, Westminster, London – Eventbrite Tickets (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/5×15-presents-a-theatre-for-dreamers-tickets-93935177645)

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Polly Samson and David Gilmour – A Theatre For Dreamers book and music events

Just announced by Polly Samson are a set of three evenings of words and music to celebrate [her] new novel, A Theatre For Dreamers, with Polly Samson, David Gilmour and guests .This special event will feature Polly in conversation with journalist Rosie Boycott, readings, film and live music, including a new song Yes, I Have Ghosts written by David and Polly. On his social media channels, David notes that he'll be performing a few songs, including [the] new one. The event description notes that The audience will be transported to the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, and a world dancing on the edge of revolution, where a circle of poets, painters, writers and musicians live tangled lives. It’s a story of utopian dreams and innocence lost, of the troubled King and Queen of Bohemia, Charmian Clift and George Johnson, of a young poet named Leonard Cohen, and his Marianne; and of Erica Hart, an 18-year-old in search of answers. Tickets for the events (dates and locations are shown below) go on sale this coming Friday (February 14th) at 10am UK, through the links alongside them. Tickets include includes a signed first edition of A Theatre For Dreamers and an exclusive portrait of Polly Samson and David Gilmour taken on Hydra and signed by them both.March 30th, 7:30pm: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester – Eventbrite Tickets (https://www.rncm.ac.uk/production/a-theatre-for-dreamers/)March 31st, 7:30pm: Town Hall, Birmingham – Eventbrite Tickets (https://www.thsh.co.uk/event/a-theatre-for-dreamers-an-evening-of-words-and-music-featuring-polly-samson-and-david-gilmour)April 2nd, 7:30pm: Central Hall, Westminster, London – Eventbrite Tickets (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/5×15-presents-a-theatre-for-dreamers-tickets-93935177645)