It’s no good giving invites that are too pretty to open! x
vance joy - emmylou
better known for his single “riptide” (which is also a very good song), this has to be my favourite song from his EP “god loves you when you’re dancing”, which you can listen to for free here.
Week 46 with Breakfast@9: worship, delicious butties, great talk (keep those Veggie Tales references coming!) and the BEST Jonah craft I’ve ever seen :-) Beautiful blessed morning together!
Beautiful time at the All Saints Craft and Coffee morning earlier! Talented bunch of friends :-)
Elikah - Hope
This is a beautiful song and video from a group of talented musicians! Here is their Kickstarter appeal for more infos…
Flower Model at The Mustard Tree :-) #thespeaknetwork #prayer #campaigns
The King’s Parade - Vagabond
The King’s Parade began as covers band The Poubelle Booms (roughly translated as a rubbish children’s party), the duo of Sam Rooney and Olly Corpe. Their cover of Shaggy’s ‘It Wasn’t Me’ was particularly celebrated in York, the city where they met, and you can still hear their old sound in their cover of ‘Valerie’ by The Zutons here. After attracting more talent in the form of Tom English and Chris Brent, the band grew to its current four man line up.
From small beginnings, The King’s Parade have consistently delivered rich and exciting music, with the band now moving away from covers and writing their own songs. Their loyal fans and strong friendship prove a solid base for the band’s progress, but their strong support of one another is not without its competition, as Sam is quick to point out.
"Olly takes more of the lead and I normally do some harmonies, then take an occasional lead when we think it’s appropriate. I’ve got a higher range than him though, so I win there!" (Read their past interviews here and here).
While the band’s sound has been described as ‘bluesy’ with soulful vocals by some, and by the group themselves as a four piece soul/indie group, The King’s Parade aren’t one to be compartmentalised. What’s clear to see is that they are a talented bunch with a lot more to give. Their recent single ‘Vagabond' will be released later this month.
Check out the The King’s Parade on Soundcloud here.
Day 12. Tom Selleck Mo.
The cover’s taken from a split EP that we released together in 2010, which you can hear on SoundCloud.
This is lovely! Another fantastic reason why prioritising Made In Chelsea on Monday nights (straight after housegroup - all 5 members of my fam - complete with running commentary from Dad) is perfectly acceptable behaviour.
Finally, we can show you what we have been up to…
Do have a look… there is a stop motion surprise
I had a great couple of weeks on the English Stamp Co stand at The Country Living and Spirit of Christmas fairs - big exhibitions jam packed with hand-crafted and much-loved foods, accessories, decorations, crafts, dapper outfits and, of course, the best demo table this side of Blue Peter studios with my friend Findlay Farmer cracking out embossed rubber stamp designs 10-6pm all day, every day. My absolute favourite thing about the show though was the conversations we had with entrepreneurs approaching the stall about getting logo stamps made up for their new businesses. It reminded me of a face-to-face Kickstarter session, a chance to hear people’s talents and plans. I met card designers, upcyclers, honey beekeepers, christmas pud bakers and my favourite idea - a girl called Parker setting up an ‘OUTDOOR THINGS TO ACCOMPANY ADVENTURERS WHEREVER THEY MAYBE’ backpack business. Watch the Kickstarter, it’s really fun :-)
Day 10. The “welcome home” mo.
One happy @SpiritFairs shopper! Looking forward to a busy weekend ahead :-) #olympialondon @englishstamp