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The Wife of Urban Law: 2017 Album

Gigspanner returns with a new album for 2017; featuring Peter Knight, Roger Flack, and new member Sacha Trochet.

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His departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span in December 2013, has enabled fiddle player Peter Knight to turn his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process establish their reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene.

Unhindered by the limits of technical ability, they take self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements layered in a wealth of subliminal musical influences “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator”

What makes Gigspanner unique is the variety of musical colours on their palette. What makes them brilliant is how they blend them without ever muddying the landscape ~ Spiral Earth

The captivating nature of their set stems not only from their creative ability and vision, but the eclectic nature of the material chosen. There are eddies and undercurrents drawn from a whole palette of influences which serve to arrest and inspire. Audiences remain engaged and curious to the closing notes….

2016 was a vintage year for the trio, with Peter receiving Fatea Magazine’s ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ Award and ‘Best Musician’ in the inaugural folking. com Awards as voted for by the concert going public. Their album ‘Layers of Ages’ was included in many of the end of year ’Best of ’ lists, including The Telegraph, which gave the album a rare five stars.

Gigspanner will be launching their fourth album ‘The Wife of Urban Law’ in November 2017, and for the first time are inviting their friends and followers to be part of that journey…..

“For our new album, we have taken the route into the music that was encapsulated by Folk Radio UK’s review of ‘Layers of Ages’, "Gigspanner has traditional tunes as a starting point and rearranged, orchestrated, and improvised around them to create fascinating new works”.

The body of work is now complete, and our aim now is to raise the funds to finish the process so that we can release the album by mid-October to our supporters, and general release by the beginning of November.
Ahead of the general release, your support will enable the album to be more widely publicised to those working within the music industry, folk-roots music in particular, and from there reach a wider audience than it would do otherwise.

All musicians will tell you that this is a vital and exciting part of any album release, and we hope that by supporting the project, you too will experience the excitement with us".

Peter Knight’s Gigspanner are: Peter Knight (Fiddle/Mandolin/Keyboards), Roger Flack (Guitar/Bass), Sacha Trochet (Percussion/Bass).

The album is produced by Edward Blakeley

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'The Wife of Urban Law' MP3 Download
£10
10.00
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A digital download MP3 copy only of the new 2017 album, ‘The Wife of Urban Law’.

“Gigspanner work together in musical genius” according to a review of Gigspanner’s 2015 album Layers of Ages, that appeared in the English Folk Dance & Song Society Magazine.

With our latest album The Wife of Urban Law, we are inviting friends and followers to work together with us, and to be part of the team that brings the album to final fruition.

We have taken the same approach that was encapsulated by Folk Radio UK’s review, and have again “taken traditional tunes as a starting point and rearranged, orchestrated and improvised around them to create fascinating new works”. The body of work is almost complete now, and our aim is to raise the funds to finish the process so that we can release the album by mid-October to our supporters, and general release by the beginning of November.

Ahead of the general release, your support will enable the album to be more widely publicised to those working within the music industry, folk-roots music in particular, and from there reach a wider audience than it would do otherwise.

All musicians will tell you that this is a vital and exciting part of any album release, and we hope that by supporting the project, you too will experience the excitement with us.

'The Wife of Urban Law' CD

'The Wife of Urban Law' CD
£12.50
12.50
Available

An audio CD hard-copy of the new 2017 album ‘The Wife of Urban Law’, featuring the fabulous artwork by Tim Marrs. Also includes a digital MP3 copy.

“Gigspanner work together in musical genius” according to a review of Gigspanner’s 2015 album Layers of Ages, that appeared in the English Folk Dance & Song Society Magazine.

With our latest album The Wife of Urban Law, we are inviting friends and followers to work together with us, and to be part of the team that brings the album to final fruition.

We have taken the same approach that was encapsulated by Folk Radio UK’s review, and have again “taken traditional tunes as a starting point and rearranged, orchestrated and improvised around them to create fascinating new works”. The body of work is almost complete now, and our aim is to raise the funds to finish the process so that we can release the album by mid-October to our supporters, and general release by the beginning of November.

Ahead of the general release, your support will enable the album to be more widely publicised to those working within the music industry, folk-roots music in particular, and from there reach a wider audience than it would do otherwise.

All musicians will tell you that this is a vital and exciting part of any album release, and we hope that by supporting the project, you too will experience the excitement with us.

'The Wife of Urban Law' Signed CD

'The Wife of Urban Law' Signed CD
£20
20.00
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An exclusive, signed audio CD hard-copy of the new 2017 album ‘The Wife of Urban Law’, featuring the fabulous artwork by Tim Marrs. Also includes a digital MP3 copy.

“Gigspanner work together in musical genius” according to a review of Gigspanner’s 2015 album Layers of Ages, that appeared in the English Folk Dance & Song Society Magazine.

With our latest album The Wife of Urban Law, we are inviting friends and followers to work together with us, and to be part of the team that brings the album to final fruition.

We have taken the same approach that was encapsulated by Folk Radio UK’s review, and have again “taken traditional tunes as a starting point and rearranged, orchestrated and improvised around them to create fascinating new works”. The body of work is almost complete now, and our aim is to raise the funds to finish the process so that we can release the album by mid-October to our supporters, and general release by the beginning of November.

Ahead of the general release, your support will enable the album to be more widely publicised to those working within the music industry, folk-roots music in particular, and from there reach a wider audience than it would do otherwise.

All musicians will tell you that this is a vital and exciting part of any album release, and we hope that by supporting the project, you too will experience the excitement with us.

The new album on a CD, with the cover, back, or inside signed.

Peter Knight's Gigspanner T-Shirt - Artwork by Tim Marrs

Peter Knight's Gigspanner T-Shirt - Artwork by Tim Marrs
£25
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An exclusive 2017 T-shirt to accompany ‘The Wife of Urban Law’ release.

The motif of the Death’s-head moth first appeared in Gigspanner’s ‘Death and the Lady’ video, and was the inspired idea of French film maker, Perrine Nouvier.

The artwork for The Wife of Urban Law by Tim Marrs has referenced the motif again.

When considering a design for the latest T.shirt, it seemed like an obvious choice of image.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvssANV3Tgc

Available in sizes XS to XXL for men and women.

'Live at Halesworth' Live Video/DVD

'Live at Halesworth' Live Video/DVD
£12.50
12.50
Available

Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=np5t2lR8wYo

The DVD shipped is compatible with PAL DVD players and will only play in region 2 DVD players: Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland. Also included is an optional HD video download.

Premium Bundle: 'The Wife of Urban Law' CD + Live DVD

Premium Bundle: 'The Wife of Urban Law' CD + Live DVD
£20
20.00
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Includes a pre-order copy of the 2017 album ‘The Wife of Urban Law’ on hard copy Audio CD, and a DVD copy and HD download (optional) of the ‘Live at Halesworth’ DVD.

Trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=np5t2lR8wYo

The DVD shipped is compatible with PAL DVD players and will only play in region 2 DVD players: Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland. Also included is an optional HD video download.

VIP Concert Experience

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2 tickets available per-concert.

Meet the band before the soundcheck and watch the soundcheck in progress. Concert ticket also included.

Exclusive Artwork Triptych Print

Exclusive Artwork Triptych Print
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This beautiful print, featuring artwork by Tim Marrs, is exclusive to the Pledgemusic campaign 2017 and has limited availability.

70th Birthday Big Band Show Poster

70th Birthday Big Band Show Poster
£15
15.00
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A poster, signed by the band, designed by renowned illustrator Tim Marrs and commissioned especially for Peter Knight’s 70th Birthday concert.

Mounted 70th Birthday Big Band Show Poster

Mounted 70th Birthday Big Band Show Poster
£25
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A poster, signed by the band, designed by renowned illustrator Tim Marrs and commissioned especially for Peter Knight’s 70th Birthday concert.

The specially produced A3 poster has been printed on heavy 180 gsm paper and mounted onto 1.5mm board, and is suitable for hanging as it is or framing.

Percussion Lesson with Sacha Trochet

Percussion Lesson with Sacha Trochet
£150
150.00
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A two-hour percussion lesson, one-to-one, with the stunning classically-trained Sacha Trochet.

In a UK location of your choosing, date and travel expenses to be agreed.

EXCLUSIVE: Skype Music Lesson with Peter Knight

EXCLUSIVE: Skype Music Lesson with Peter Knight
£150
150.00
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As with Peter’s two day and four day Masterclasses, this is suitable for players of any level, experienced or beginner, professional or amateur. Peter will tailor the 90 minutes lesson according to your own requirements.

Private "House" Concert

Private "House" Concert
£1,500
1500.00
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The ultimate Gigspanner offering: a truly life changing gift, or a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

This highly exclusive offer is extremely limited in its availability.

Gigspanner will come and play at your home, or chosen venue, for a privately attended and seated concert to yourself and a number of guests.

The rules are: you may not sell tickets for the event; the “house” concert must take place in a postal address in the United Kingdom or mainland Europe; travel expenses to the venue will be in addition to the Pledgemusic price and will be communicated to the pledger at Gigspanner’s earliest convenience; the “house” concert must take place at a place of residence of the pledger; the date and time of the “house” concert will be negotiated between the purchaser and Gigspanner after confirmation of the pledge, based on their mutual availability.

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