OCH hit the Edinburgh Fringe Festival again at Bannerman’s
Orange Claw Hammer are playing at the Zappanale festival in northern Germany on the 14th & 15th July ’23!
NEW ALBUM NEWS!
We are excited to share that our new album Wine of Life will be released on January 20th 2023 and is available for pre-order now! Today, ‘Tango Mafioso’, the first single from the album, is available to stream and download. Pre-order Wine of Life and listen to Tango Mafioso here: https://sssk.lnk.to/wineoflife
And 2nd single, “Gamelan”, released on 17th December!
My club Click Clack is starting again after a two and a half year hiatus, at a new venue! I’ve put together a fantastic 8-piece band to pay tribute to recently departed, legendary saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, one of my all time heroes. We will be called The Master Planners. Plus guitar duo Gomboc, and songs and improv from Noah and the Chomskys.
The two Cauld Blast Orchestra albums, long out of print, are now available as digital downloads on Bandcamp. Both have previously unreleased bonus tracks – three tunes recorded for the abandoned third CD, and two for an unfinished compilation album on Eclectic Records. The latter includes a wonderful collaboration with the great Dundonian singer-songwriter Michael Marra, on his “The Homeless Do Not Seem to Drink in Here”.
Here’s a track from Orange Claw Hammer’s 2nd CD “New Beef Dreams”. Available mid to late February 2021 on Bandcamp.
I’ve been recording videos and posting them on my Facebook page every Thursday during lockdown. Very low-tech, using an effects pedal, loop station and my phone. Mainly my own stuff, but also covers of Beefheart, Soft Machine, Caravan and Ken Dodd! They’re now up on YouTube – look up “Steve Kettley entertains at home”. Here’s #5 – my version of a Henry Cow tune.