About Alan Whittaker

A storyteller like no other. Weaving traditional storytelling with madcap posing and stand up comedy riffing. Taking the listener from here to there and back again at break neck speed; with panache and a fine sense of the ridiculous.For more information about Alan, read his biography.

The Pint In The Sky, Stainsby Festival Taster

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A taster of what’s to come at Stainsby Festival 2013 Jack Payne and Leslie Sarony – Mucking About In The Garden FOS Brothers – Tipping It Up To Nancy Merry Hell – Crooked Man Jack Hodges – Everything Is Fresh Today Wizardmarra – Periwig The Hut People Jiggery Pipery Elbow Jane – The Devils Hand Tim O’Connor – Following Swans Chas Ambler – My City Home First off apologies for the quality on one or two tracks they are YouTube conversions and not studio quality, though the music is good. I’ll not say much about the acts that will be Continue reading The Pint In The Sky, Stainsby Festival Taster

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The River, new video from Sean Taylor

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Here is the latest video from the always excellent Sean Taylor, apart from headlining his own tours Sean has played support to such luminaries as The Neville Brothers, Creedence Clearwater Revivals John Fogerty, Southside Johnny and the Ashbury Dukes and Eric Bibb. His 2011 Glastonbury appearence on the Bourbon St Jazz and Blues stage was regarded as one of the highlights of the festival. As were his slots on the Drystone stage at Solfest 2010 and the Jack In the Green stage at Nuts In May in 2012. He was also featured in session on The Bob Harris Show on Continue reading The River, new video from Sean Taylor

Who Needs A Pyramid!!? (when you have a Melodrome or a Barn)

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Here we are just a little later than intended, but I held fire on so I could combine acts from Off The Tracks with those from The Dock of the Bay minifest (the second smallest festival in the world, I have no idea which one is the smallest) and that Laurence my esteemed webmaster and I have been uploading all my podcast from past years since I started putting them together in 2008 (I’ve also enjoyed listening to them again myself, there is a hell of a lot of good stuff on there) you can find them all here. On Continue reading Who Needs A Pyramid!!? (when you have a Melodrome or a Barn)

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“Hooky” – New Album by This Frontier Needs Heroes — Kickstarter

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 Kickstarter – “Hooky” – New Album by This Frontier Needs Heroes. “We recorded our third album at Loveland Recording in Philly on 2″ tape with a full band and are raising money for its distribution.” They are raising $10,000 on kickstarter to self release their new album Hooky.  Operating as an independent record label they will be using the money to: Make CDs / Vinyl / Cassettes / T-shirts / Tote Bags / Buttons + Stickers Hire a Publicist to promote the album and do a radio campaign Book a US / European tour + beyond! Hire Artists to Make Album Artwork / Press Photos / Music Videos Related Continue reading “Hooky” – New Album by This Frontier Needs Heroes — Kickstarter

This Frontier Needs Heroes – 2012 – Video

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Until they release their new album “Hooky” you can enjoy This Frontier Needs Heroes’ latest official music video “2012”. This Frontier Needs Heroes – “2012” Official Video Related posts: “Hooky” – New Album by This Frontier Needs Heroes — Kickstarter The River, new video from Sean Taylor Who Needs A Pyramid!!? (when you have a Melodrome or a Barn) What are they doing now?