Does anyone out there with a camper-van fancy a (free) weekend away to Whirl-y-Fayre 2018 and Sunrise Celebration 2018 in August? Unfortunately one of Orchid Star's drivers has pulled out and we specifically need a camper van, or equivalent, as one of the band currently has some mobility problems that mean sleeping in a tent is impractical so needs somewhere to sleep. So rather than hire something we're wondering if anyone out there would like to fill the gap. Obviously you'll get tickets to both festivals, all your petrol money and a little bit of beer money on top (not for when you're driving!).
We'd need you to pick 2 people up (one's in Crawley, one's in Fulham but both can be picked up from Fulham if necessary) to go to Whirl-Y-Fayre in Somerset on Friday 17th (leaving lunchtime at the latest as we are playing at 7pm and don't want to be rushing around at the last minute). We plan to go from there on Saturday to Sunrise in Herefordshire, where we'll be playing on Sunday. The plan would be to come back on Monday 20th but if you and everyone in your van wants to go home on Sunday night that's up to you! We'll be offstage by 10pm.
Message me (Pete Ardron) asap if you're interested
Thanks so much to everyone who came to the launch and our always lovely hosts Cafe Cairo - what a great night! Hard to express how it felt to be on stage together again after 4 years, and so, so good to finally play all the new tracks we were working on for so long live for the first time. Can't wait for Whirl-y-Fayre 2018 and Sunrise Celebration 2018 in 5 weeks!
Please share! The (very!) long-awaited 3rd Orchid-Star album - Merge - is now out! It's a chilly, dancy, funky, worldy, rocky, dubby, trippy bag of treats and we're all very excited about it!
Available digitally and on CD here:
plus Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and many more
Free launch party at Cafe Cairo Sunday 15th July
with Pete Ardron, Myriam Tocko-salvetti, Samantha Ah, Karl Walinets, Sean Spindrift, Sandra Eveno, Damien Thill, Margy Newens, Hilary Davies
Just a few hours left to pre-order the new Orchid Star album on CD at the reduced price of £7.75 from here:
Price goes up at midnight (or as soon after as I get round to it!
Very sorry to have to announce the release date for our new album Merge has had to be put back to July 13th due to really naff printing job on the CDs - redoing them with another company now.
The launch party will now be Sunday July 15th at Cafe Cairo. Meanwhile if you were planning to come to Cafe Cairo for the launch on Jun 17th there will still be a free Downtime Sunday chillout from 6-11.30 so come along!
Please confirm you would still like to receive emails from Orchid-Star and Pete Ardron - https://mailchi.mp/7c44cfa50023/please-confirm-you-would-still-like-to-receive-emails-from-orchid-star-and-pete-ardron
Just a few days left on the Orchid-Star CD crowdfunder.
We now know the campaign is going to hit the target but if you still want to take advantage of the special offers - bargain prices for this and the other albums, a named thankyou on the back of the CD or anything else, now's the time to do it! (Please share if you want)
And yes, the cover has changed!