Archive for June, 2008

Enterprise Gig Videos

 The man Ledlin does it again. My new favourite Crimea fan was at The Enterprise on May 8th to video the whole thing, and Davey’s just upped the majority to his Youtube page. Long gone are the days when you just got a shitty cassette recording using some old headphones as a mic, or even my poor attempts at minidisc recording with excess base levels. Hell this guy even makes my dad’s MP4 recording digital camera redundant. It’s like there’s no use for me in the world no more :( Oh well, quality vid time 8) Check the rest out at

And don’t forget, if you wanna see them there’s no better place than at Sister Ray records in London on this coming Monday (30th June). Not only will you get a chance to buy a hard copy of the new single and a special instore apperance but you’ll also get access to the evening’s secret gig with non other than old skool Crimea guitar goddess Julz Parker featuring one way or another. Meanwhile I’ll be stuck here praying to god the J meister’s doing his thing again as it’s the only way I’m gonna get to see owt. O spare room where for art thou?

Prospecting for UK Gold

Dear all those who are concerned

THe CRimea are trying to reach gold in the next week or so,, so we can put out a new press release next week,,, when our single comes out,,, I know that begging letters are a worrying thing

but if anyone hasnt downloaded “secrets of the witching hour” could you possibly go to and download, its free

and if you are gifted with your tongue please tell anyone you see, and if you only communicate by computer like Stephen Hawkins, please email anyone you should wish asking them to download it

it’s free

thank you very much


“Jellyfish” video

Davey just posted a live performance of ‘Jellyfish’ from The Crimea’s Enterprise gig on 06 May 08. Check it out at his YouTube Channel.

Distractions from the daily toils of life

You want ‘em, you need ‘em, we got ‘em…  

  • As of this midnight GMT,  The Crimea’s video for 48a Waiting Steps is #12 on the Top 20 most watched video list at e-music TV.  Let’s help it move up the charts, whaddya say?   Click on the link, watch, repeat. 
  • Originally posted 30 May, it’ll be new to you if you haven’t read it yet - story on the upcoming single. 
  • interview with Andrew and Davey 
  • The press release over at Mi2N, a music industry website

By the way – clarification over the Glasgow gig…It’s actually Saturday, 05 July.  Not on the seventh as I erroneously reported.  Sorry for the confusion!    

A nickel’s worth of free advice

If you’re thinking about going to a show and wondering who else will be there — come on over to the official Crimea forum and just ask!  It’s a great way to connect with like-minded folks from at least three or four continents.  I promise we’re friendly, although there is a strange fascination with thongs that you may find puzzling, if not slightly disturbing depending on your tolerance level.  Nevertheless, we’re having fun so consider this your formal invitation to join us.  

Mo’ SoCal Shows & other Delights

West Coasters, sync your iCals with these 2 new Crimea shows :

  • July 18th - Epicenter in San Diego  (8pm) Advanced tix are $7/ $9 day of show
  • July 19th – Venice Beach, Los Angeles (7pm) Free show, the West Coast version of the Official SOTWH release party. 

Also, you’ll want to check back here on a regular basis because there’s a LOT of press and other stuff in the pipeline.   In the meantime, check out this interview here,  see Davey’s little promo blurb for 7-Digital here,’s review of 48a Waiting Steps here, and by the way, did you people forget there’s a competition going on?  This guy didn’t - he’s the first entry in the “make your own video for the 48a Waiting Steps” thing.  (Maybe a winner will actually be declared, unlike the ‘remix Loop-A-Loop’ thing…)  

London, Wales, & Scotland Gigs!

If you’re looking for something to do in London Thursday night (05 June), might I suggest popping down to the North London Tavern around 7:30-ish, which should give you enough time to gather a fine spirit from the bar before Davey and Joe take the stage at 8pm. Davey said this is a warm-up gig for the *free* Proud Gallery solo set on Sunday afternoon (08 June) and the full Crimea gig at the Enterprise on Monday (09 June). It’s only 5 quid to get in and there are two other acts on after Davey and Joe. (Burning Leaves at 9pm, Rodney Fisher & the rest).The Crimea are bringing their candle-lit shows to Cardiff and Glasgow next month. Catch them at The Gate in Cardiff on Wednesday, 02 July and at the Barfly upstairs in Glasgow on Monday, 07 July.Finally – one more new London gig – Bush Hall on Wednesday 09 July.  Crimea by candle light in an Edwardian- era music hall…if you haven’t been to this venue check out the website.  Chandeliers, fancy millwork…stunning.   All I can say is they better play there again when I move back to London!Watch this space – there are probably more shows in the pipeline!

The hidden Tripwire Interview

A few posts ago I mentioned the Tripwire Podcost (#037) that featured the ‘Always on My Mind’ mash-up and Loop-A-Loop.  Well the blackbirds’ best friend (otherwise known as Davey to you and me) let me know that at 50-ish minutes into the podcast there’s an interview he did with the DJ. Granted, the DJ gets a tad few more words in than Davey did but bless him, at least he was enthusiastic about the band.  So follow this link,  scroll down the page until you find the embedded player, and just fast forward to the 50-ish minute point

And a quick update about the Playground at the Proud solo gig happening this Sunday — Davey goes on at 4pm.