Weʼre raising £5,000 to Like many bands we have seen a huge decrease in live gigs this year due to Covid-19 so we would like to make a new album instead!!
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With all the free time we have due to Covid-19 we are getting the creative juices flowing and keeping ourselves busy by writing lots of new music!! We would like to record an album with the hopes of releasing it by the end of this year (Covid permitting) but we could use your help.
About the new album
Our new album is going under the working title of ‘Edge of the World’ and it is inspired by the local area where we live in the far west of Cornwall. Think smuggling, mining and coastal towns and you get a pretty good idea of what we like to write about. It also explores the sense of missing home when we are far away and thinking of Cornwall and (most importantly) returning. Writing most of the songs for this album is Anthony Power who has lived and worked at the edge of the world for 10 years. We are also excited to introduce the debut music written by our native Cornishwoman and intrepid explorer Lucy Osborne.
About Du Glas
It all began in 2016 when Du Glas (Cornish for ‘black’ and ‘blue’) began their adventure with Lucy Osborne (lead singer) and Anthony Power (guitarist and song writer) performing at open mic nights and jam sessions in West Cornwall. With Lucy’s background in theatre and Anthony’s catchy tunes, the duo captured audiences’ hearts with their emotional and dynamic performances. Teaming up with various local talent it wasn’t long before they were playing regular gigs and festivals. The group has since grown to include the rhythm master Kevin Cook on drums, the groove machine David Gourley on bass and the sweet sounds of Lou Peixinha on flute and violin.
Together this spirited group mould their different musical tastes to create a diverse set of country rock/folk. In December 2018 Du Glas released their debut album ‘Too Many Ghosts’ and have since been playing music festivals across the west country including Cornwall Folk Festival and the main stage at Wonder Fields, Exeter. Over the last 6 months the band have released a number of singles including ‘I Can Buddy’ which was described by The Mail on Sunday as an ‘anthem of the fierce Cornish women’.
‘[Too Many Ghosts] is such a beautiful song, we absolutely loved the strong folk instrumentation and the lovely vocal harmonies’ - Maisonneuve Music
‘Excellent, absolutely fantastic’ Craig Freeman, WKS on Coast FM
Why the album?
Since completing our first album we just couldn’t wait to get back in the studio and do it all again. We already had a few ideas for songs we wanted to record so in September 2019 we spent 3 intensive days recording our latest 3 singles. The original plan was to pace the recording process and fit it into our touring schedule which is getting busier and busier each year.
Then international disaster struck!! COVID-19!!
In a blink of an eye almost all of the gigs and festivals we were due to play went out the window. As regular gigging musicians it would have been very easy to let this get us down but, in true British (and Cornish) spirit we are flatly refusing to sit idly by. We decided to put all this free time to good creative use and focus on the album we had been talking about for months. And so here we are……
How would we spend the money?
We like to keep the whole process as local as possible so we use a studio in Penzance for recording, producing and mastering. The next step is putting together the artwork which is done by a friend in the St Austell area. Unfortunately, we do cross the Tamar to Plymouth to have our CDs printed. Last of all there’s nothing like a good old launch concert to celebrate the whole thing coming together which in the past we have held at The Acorn Theatre in Penzance.
So how much do we need all together? Let me break it down for you:
£2700 – 9 days in the recording studio to get 9 more songs recorded
£900 – mastering of the tracks for the great sound standards we like to keep
£1000 – printing costs for 1000 CDs
As you can see, we have a way to go but with your help I am sure we can get this project off the ground. We don’t expect you to donate huge amounts of money (although if you did, we wouldn’t say no) but as a certain supermarket chain likes to say ‘every little helps’.
Last of all please stay well, wash your hands and heed government advice amidst Covid-19. As much as we love making music the whole process would be nothing without our audiences, you mean the world to us and we can’t wait to see you on the other side. But for now, let’s do our best to make contamination low, our spirits high and kick Covid-19’s A**!!!
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Du Glas offer their own brand of country rock combining influences from Americana and folk music. Born out of the vibrant Cornish music scene their unique sound is inventive and energetic. ‘Excellent, absolutely fantastic’ Craig Freeman, WKS on Coast FM