Welcome one and all to the brand new MWK web site. Huge thanks to Ross Barber for doing such a great job with the design and layout (just like he did with My Darling Clementine) This site will be updated on a regular basis (yes, I promise), with all manner of stuff…new songs, musings, writing, videos, live clips, news of album releases, re-issues, and all concert updates for anything I am involved in. In fact, all the news that’s fit to print.
My Darling Clementine – May Newsletter
Welcome to the May 2015 newsletter. Lots to tell you so lets get started;
THE OTHER HALF:
The album of “The Other Half” is now pressed and the official release date set for May 21st. However, if you can’t wait for a new dose of heartache, we have 50 ‘advanced copies’ ready to dispatch, so you can order now to receive one sooner…. and signed too, by Lou, Michael & Mark. Just click HERE.
The album features guest appearances from David Morrissey, Graham Parker and the actress Florence King, Michael’s daughter, and as always, with any MDC release, it has fabulous packaging. The Other Half comes in a 6 panel digi-pack sleeve with a 32 page booklet. For you digital consumers, you can also pre-order the audio book / download via Amazon if you prefer.
On May 18th there will be a press/industry launch taking place in London at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden. Some free tickets for this will be available to all members of The Departure Lounge. Those wishing to attend, simply email us HERE.
Not subscribed to The Departure Lounge yet? There is another reason join the club, click HERE.
MDC BAND SHOWS;
It is not all The Other Half this year – the band will be appearing at Port Elliot, Headlander and other festivals (including a big one) this summer, and there will be more MDC shows announced for later in the year both in the UK and also Sweden, Germany and The Netherlands.
Full date and venue details with ticket links for all live performances, in whatever format, can be found HERE and also HERE.
Here’s a photo taken in Vienna from the recent tour of Austria back in February:
The My Darling Clementine DVD compilation “Matinee Idle” is getting closer. Release is scheduled for June. It will contain all the promo videos to date plus a selection of live footage recorded in Europe and N. America over the past 2 years.
THE NEXT ALBUM:
Thanks to all of you who have been emailing and asking when the next album, the new studio album will be out. We are working on it. Lots of new songs written and great plans in store for who will be involved in making it. It will be worth the wait. Quality not quantity is our motto.
SPRING CLEANING – THE MDC EARLY SUMMER SALE:
OK, a wave of generosity and kind spiritedness has swept over us. A pre-summer sale is happening right now at the MDC store – reduced prices on vinyl, shirts. posters and even bundles. Go grab a bargain HERE.
THE KING’S SPEECH:
Away from MDC for a moment – Michael will be playing 2 shows in July by way of tribute to two old friends who were also two of the greatest songwriters. The Songs of Jackie Leven & Townes Van Zandt shows take place in Winchester and Birmingham. Details HERE.
THE ENGLISH PATIENT:
Thanks to all who wrote, posted and sent messages to Lou while she was stricken down in the USA. For those asking, she contractyed a nasty virus called Erysipelas. Google it!! After some seriously strong ant-biotics and 4 days re-cooperation by the seaside (thanks to Gary and Vicky for the cottage in Long Beach, Washington) she was able to play the last 2 American shows in Santa Cruz and Eugene, and then hit the ground running once back home.
LIKE & FOLLOW:
If not doing so already, please head over to the MDC Facebook and Twitter accounts;
Facebook / Twitter and go like / follow us. Lots of things get posted on there that don’t make the official web site or into newsletters, especially tour photos and blogs. It’s the best way to keep in touch and bang up-to-date for the latest news on all things My Darling Clementine. Bring your friends too!
Michael & Lou
The Other Half: Pre-Order Available Now
On-line shoppers everywhere, delighted and thrilled to announce that the album of “The Other Half”, the My Darling Clementine collaboration with Mark Billingham, and featuring guest appearances from David Morrissey, Graham Parker and The Brodsky Quratet, is now available for pre-order.
For more traditional luddite shoppers like me, it WILL be coming to a record store near you soon. We may even have a few advanced copies (official release date May 21st) at our next 2 performances of The Other Half ;
Sunday 19th April
Glasgow Mitchell Theatre (“Aye Write – Glasgow Literature Festival”)
7pm | www.ayewrite.com
Saturday 9th May
Belfast Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
3pm | www.cqaf.com
You will have to be there to find out.