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
of the half dozen best albums of 2014 so far." (English Dream) Delarue,
New York Music Daily
great arrangements, so many delicious nuances in each track. A gloriously lush album."
(English Dream) Rob Ross, Popdose
"Not only one of the best
albums of 2011 but one of the best of the decade." (Wild Goosechase Expedition) Lucid Culture
"A showman with the
soul of a poet. Spottiswoode, enabled by his diamond sharp Enemies, zeroes in on
the truth with wit, heart and humor. Michael Walsh, Charlotte Creative Loafing