December 8, 2014

O Come All Ye Barricades – Free Christmas EP

Tis the season to be downloading the annual Barricades Rise Christmas EP!
It may have been a slow year for the band but it wouldn’t feel like Christmas for us if we didn’t record a Christmas classic for you to enjoy and this year we have chosen ‘When A Child Is Born’ which was made a classic by Johnny Mathis. Get your FREE download here


Like previous years we have included all our other Christmas covers on the EP so you can get the full BR Christmas experience 🙂

The tracklisting for the FREE EP is
1. When A Child Is Born
2. Stop The Cavalry
3. Fairytale Of New York
4. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
5. Driving Home For Christmas
6. Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy
7. Do They Know It’s Christmas?
8. Merry Christmas Everybody

If you already have our other festive tunes from previous years, you can just download the new one.

The EP is FREE to download from here and we really hope you enjoy it

Merry Christmas
Jonathan & Michael

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October 16, 2014

The Last Gig of the Year

As avid readers and band followers will know, we are on a bit of a live break at the moment whilst Michael’s shop is in its infancy and our new bigger families get some well-deserved attention. We haven’t gigged for a couple of months and are not booking anymore until the New Year. That said, we had one more gig left to play that had been booked for about a year. That gig was last Saturday

It was a rather special night organised by Mark and Maggie who have had us over for house gigs a couple of times before. The evening had a tinge of ‘Later With Jools Holland’ about it as there were 7 acts all set up on a single stage ready to perform a few songs each. Alongside ourselves there was a Metal band, a couple of soloists, a Swing band, a Choir,  a Celtic/Roots/Rock band and even a Morris Dancing troop. It was a fantastic mixture of musical genres and the audience (of I believe 250 ish) loved it.


We felt we played a storming set and the audiences reaction seem to confirm that. Our CDs flew off the merch table and the kind words we received made us pine for the stage once more. A massive thank you for Mark and Maggie for choosing us and we hope to see you back in Bedford next year



Christmas Update
For the last few years we have released our collection of Christmas covers to you all on December 1st. We always record a new cover and bundle it with all the others we have done and put them out for a free download for the month of December. We are checking our schedules and doing all we can to get another one done this year too but at the very least, we will put out the all we have done so far as many of you lovely people may not have heard these before. Stay tuned for more information closer to December




ps, Whilst we are on our gigging break, we have toyed with the idea of sending our eldest sons out on the road in our place. Alex (my 2 year old) has mastered vocal duties on Row, Row, Row Your Boat and Horsey Horsey whilst Oscar (Michaels 2 year old) is focusing on guitar duties (see below)


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