Dear Friends and Fans,
Before we wax poetic about Friday's 15th anniversary show - "a last-minute
triumph to rival any staged in New York this year" (New York Music Daily) -
we must talk turkey.
We are trying to finish our next record, English Dream,
and we need your help!
A few weeks ago
we launched a fundraising campaign. Then we were interrupted by a hurricane and
two show cancellations. Now the campaign has only two more weeks to go!
To read more and watch a video about the campaign please
go to our Indiegogo page where a donation can be made:
There are a variety of rewards. For a free pre-release download of the CD
it's now just $10 - what you would pay anyway but we would receive the money directly
when we really need it. Rewards at higher levels include signed CDs, album credits,
tracks, a print
of the New Yorker illustration of the band, our wedding album, art by Kevin Cordt
our trumpeter, house concerts and commissioned songs.
It is hard to convey how difficult
it is to hold a 7-piece band together for 15 years and to create new work. We rely,
to a greater degree than you may think, on your support.
Talking of which our twice rescheduled
15th anniversary show at St. John's Lutheran Church was a huge success thanks to
so many people's help! The church was packed, stacks of clothing were donated to
hurricane relief, our volunteers were amazing, Axel Schwendt provided a magnificent
baroque organ introduction to the opening song from the balcony, and our dear friend
Freddie Katz supplied miraculous sound. We played two long celebratory sets and
earned a stellar review from New York Music Daily. Read it here: newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/spottiswoode/
Huge thanks to everyone who came
out, to everyone who helped and to everyone who has supported us over the last 15
Spottiswoode & His Enemies
WILD GOOSECHASE EXPEDITION
can be purchased at www.cdbaby.com/cd/spott7 or downloaded at iTunes.
"Nothing short of transportive." Steve LaBate, Paste Magazine
only one of the best albums of 2011 but one of the best of the decade." (Wild Goosechase
Expedition) Lucid Culture
"Nothing short of remarkable
and after a dozen or more spins guaranteed on my year-end list of favorite albums.”
(Wild Goosechase Expedition) Jeffrey Sisk, In Tune
is a musical tightrope walker, hovering between styles without a safety net. A wordsmith
with an immaculate sense of timing, this set of his songs can stand up against Randy
Newman and open the ears of fans of Rufus Wainwright." (Piano 45) Here Comes The Flood
septet Spottiswoode & His Enemies is a swirling cocktail of indie-rock, folk,
country and even big band music. The real entertainment, however, lies in the songs
and their clever arrangements." (That's What I Like) WNYC, Soundcheck with John Schaefer