Michael Weston King

The Good Life Experience Festival

06 Sep, 2018

Michael will be making a rare solo appearance on Saturday 15th September at The Good Life Experience Festival in Hawarden near Chester.

Festival details here.

MWK stage times and details here.

My Darling Clementine Autumn Newsletter

05 Sep, 2018

Hi everyone

Welcome to the Autumn newsletter.

Around our way, the long hot summer of 2018 is fading from view and a chill can be felt in the air. Perfect time then to take to the road and play some shows


THE TOUR

All the Autumn tour dates are listed below with live ticket links.

So friends in England, Wales and Scotland, and Germany, France and The Netherlands …. you are just one click away from booking your tickets.

If possible, can we ask that you PLEASE book your tickets in advance. It is certainly cheaper but it also helps re-assure the promoters. Leaving until the last minute can sometime lead to promoters getting cold feet and wanting to cancel if advance sales are low.

Given these maybe our last shows in the UK for quite a while, we want them all to be great and busy nights. Thank you.


YOUR CALL – WHAT DO YOU WANT TO HEAR?

If there are certain songs you would like us to play, maybe a favourite you have never heard us play before, please let us know, and we will do our best to include it.

We are also working on a few of our favourite songs by other writers for this tour so if you fancy hearing us do a cover of your choice, we’d love to hear your suggestion. No promises though!


ARETHA

Like everyone, we were heartbroken to hear of the passing of Aretha Franklin. What can you say about an extraordinary talent and an extraordinary life? As Elvis Costello wrote in his post about her on Twitter “No words worthy”.

She was always an influence on My Darling Clementine, which some may find hard to believe given the country origins of what we do, especially our first album. But take a listen to Yours Is The Cross from Still Testifying (via Soundcloud OR on YouTube).

At around 1 min, 44 sec, those backing vocals. Sound familiar?

Blessings to Queen Aretha and thanks to Angie Pollock, and Oliver Darling for being our very own soul sisters on this song


FUNDRAISERS

Two projects we are currently supporting are:

1. MUSIC MINDS: An album and a concert to raise funds and awareness for mental health issues. More details about the album and the project in general here, while tickets for the London concert available here. We will be on stage for approx 20 minutes. Other acts include Chris Difford, Andy Fairweather-Low, Thomas Lang and many more

2. SINGING THROUGH THE WALL – Songs for Western Sahara: Also an album, a very beautifully packaged double album, which can be bought, or downloaded and streamed here.

Please check them out when you can and if feel so inclined to buy an album or a ticket, that would be brilliant

 


 

My Darling Clementine – England, Wales, Scotland – Autumn 2018

Friday Sept 7
Bath – Chapel Arts 

St James Memorial Hall Avon, Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR
Tel; 01225 461700
TICKETS // INFO

Saturday Sept 8
South Molton – The George Hotel

The George Hotel, 1 Broad St, EX36 3AB South Molton
Promoted by The Plough Torrington
Tel: 01769 572514 (The George) 01805 624624 (The Plough)
TICKETS

Sunday Sept 9
Penzance – Acorn Arts  

Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BU
Tel: 01736 363545
TICKETS // INFO

Friday Sept 21
Cardiff – Acapela Studio

Heol Y Pentre, Pentyrch, Cardiff CF15 9QD
Tel: 02920 890862
BOOKING & INFO

Sunday Sept 23
Edinburgh – Voodoo Rooms

19a W Register St, Edinburgh EH2 2AA
Tel: 0131 556 7060
TICKETS // INFO

Sunday Oct 7th
Shrewsbury –  Henry Tudor 

Henry Tudor House, Barracks Passage, Shrewsbury SY1 1XA
Tel. 01743 361666
TICKETS // INFO

Wednesday Oct 10th
London – Islington Academy – Music Minds Fundraiser
TICKETS // INFO

Thurs Oct 11
Crawley – Hawth Theatre

Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ
Tel:  01293 553636
INFO & TICKETS

Saturday Oct 13th
Liverpool – The Music Room @ The Phil

Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BP
Tel: 0151 709 3789
INFO & TICKETS

Weds Oct 17th
Birmingham – The Rep

Library of Birmingham,  Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EP
Tel: 0121 236 4455
INFO & TICKETS

Thursday Oct 18th
Manchester – Night People

105-107 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD
Tel 0161 236 9266
TICKETS

Friday Oct 19th
Whitby – Musicport Festival  (The Other Half with Mark Billingham)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff
Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN
Tel: 01947 603475
TICKETS // INFO

Saturday Oct 20th
Bedford – The Ent Shed

The Gordon Arms, Castle Road, Bedford, MK40 3QY
Tel: 07923 621140
TICKETS // INFO

Weds Oct 31st
London – St Pancras Old Church

Pancras Rd, Camden Town NW1 1UL
Tel; 020 7424 0724
TICKETS // INFO

Saturday Nov 10th
Retford – St Saviours C.C. (‘Pies, Peas & Performance’)

Pelham Road, Retford, Notts, DN22 6QW
TICKETS

My Darling Clementine – Netherlands, France Germany – Autumn 2018

Tuesday Nov 13th
Oentsjerk (NL) – Folk in de Walden

INFO

Thursday Nov 15th
Ede  (NL) – Live Stage Marnix

INFO

Friday Nov 16th
Amen (NL) – Cafe
De Amer
INFO

Saturday Nov 17th
Steinfeld (D) – Di Kleine Gallery

INFO // TICKETS from kontakt@old-and-new.com

Sunday Nov 18th
Arnhem (NL) – Luxor Live

TICKETS // INFO

Tuesday Nov  20th
Meximieux, Lyon (Fr) – CARIOCA

TICKETS from chrislabonne@orange.fr

Weds Nov 21st
Kusterdingen (D) – Kino METROPOL

TICKETS from info@horsemountain.de

Full details and tickets links at
http://mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk/shows/

 


Thanks everyone, as ever we appreciate your support and we we look forward to singing for you, and seeing you at a show in the next few weeks
Respect,
Lou & Michael