Sunday, 19 February 2017

SJI - Pitmatic Painters Exhibition, Ashington. 18th February 2017.

SJI Played a set at the Pitmatic Painters' Exhibition in Ashington, on Saturday 18th February (NOT the 17th as stated on the poster).

1) Uncommon People
2) Living Beneath The Blue Star
3) Gregg's Sausage Roll
4) Eight For A Fiver
5) The Pigeonmen
6) Yet Another Ashington Song

g.w.lang (Organ, Guitar, Vocals, Various).

Here is some video of Yet Another Ashington Song (Facebook video, so I'm not sure if this will work), filmed by Wendy Dunn.

Photos by Simon Foster

Friday, 3 February 2017

SJI - EW#18. Cumberland Arms, Newcastle. 3rd February 2017.

Endless Window #18.

1) Careful With That Axe, Hinny

gw lang

Photo Credit: Andrea Woodyer

SJI - Almanac 5.01 (2017)

Aaaand we're off!
Almanac returns for Volume 5 of the EP-every-month-for-year extravaganza.
Those on the Almanac distribution list get a CD in return for a donation towards ink, discs and postage, and some kind of feedback. These are limited editions of around 50 copies. Once physical copies are out it gets uploaded to Bandcamp for free streaming and download.

1) Oh Lord (Hear My Prayer)
2) Whilst Watching N.3
3) It'll Be All Right
4) Oh Lord (The Torments of Job)
5) Untitled

gw lang, mark oliver, tony bennett, simon foster & bing bongo.

All songs by gwl.

Recorded by Jimmy Buxton for Mario's Recording Services, Ashington, Northumberland.

SJI - Mal-Fest, Featherstone Castle, Haltwhistle. 27th January 2017

St James Infirmary were honoured to be asked to play at the 50th birthday celebration of SJI member Steve Malley.

1) An Invocation of the Feather Stone

gw lang (Vocals, apps, drones), Cath Tyler (Violin), Joanne Burke (Violin), Jason Thompson (Drums), C Joynes (Guitar), Simon Foster (Guitar), Mark Oliver (Guitar, Percussion), Andrea Woodyer (Saxophone), Bing Bongo (Bass).

Group Photo - Debbie Armour
Close-up Photo - Unknown
Video Footage - Rebecca De'Wessington
Live Audio - Mark Oliver
Video Editing - Jason Thompson

Thursday, 19 January 2017

SJI: Assholopocolypse (2017)

Two track digital single, now available through Bandcamp:

1) Bad Hombres
2) Take The Baby (And Rip The Baby)

g.w.lang (Vocals, Guitar, Organ, Various), Donald J Trump (Vocals).

Produced by Jimmy Buxton for Mario's Recording Services, Ashington, Northumberland.

SJI: Prohibition Bar, Gateshead. 12th January 2017

A tremendous night at the Prohibition Bar featuring alternating sets by SJI and Nev Clay, and ending with a combined runthrough of Cuddy's Cave.

Set 1
The Cover of NARC
Young and Miserable
I'm Funny That Way
Eight For A Fiver

Set 2
Uncommon People
It'll Be Alright
Living Beneath The Blue Star

Set 3
Cuddy's Cave

g.w.lang (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards), Nev Clay (Guitar, Vocals).

Absolutely tons of photos on the Facebook events page HERE.

Watch Cuddy's Cave below:


Thanks to Lee Fisher for this great review in NARC.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Next gig - Prohibition Bar, Gateshead. 12th January 2017

This should be a goodie - st james infirmary in solo gwl guise and the genius of Nev Clay.

Here's a lovely write-up by Lee Fisher for NARC:

"Two ludicrously talented and ludicrously overlooked musicians make for one special show

By Lee Fisher on Monday, January 9th, 2017

You don’t have to have been around the Tyneside music scene for long to realise that both Nev Clay and St James Infirmary are both ludicrously talented and ludicrously overlooked – taken for granted even. They’ve notched up the best part of 50 years of playing between them, and hundreds of gigs (including a few together) and are both spoken of in hushed tones by the likes of Richard Dawson, Cath & Phil Tyler and Kathryn Williams. The next of their gigs sees them both set to play Prohibition Cabaret Bar on Thursday 12th January.

Nev Clay trades in gentle, poignant, insightful acoustic music that he’d probably hesitate to call folk (although his love for metal shines through in the occasional bursts of shredding). Unassuming and modest to a fault, nonetheless his honesty and his ability to throw a spotlight on small moments of sadness or delight get you right in the feels. The man is a master.

St James Infirmary is primarily Gary Lang, the ‘Ashington Brian Wilson’ (although depending on the night, he could equally be the Ashington Steven O’Malley, the Ashington Klaus Wunderlich or the Ashington Father Yod). A veritable cottage industry, he self-releases a bewildering stream of music from his secret bunker at Mario’s Recording Services: everything from lush electro-pop to psychedelic jams, neighbour-sampling doom to baroque covers of Richard Dawson songs. It’s fair to say you never know what to expect from an SJI gig except something to remember. So this Tyneside titan, double-header, no-holds-barred, (no)-grudge match seems pretty unmissable, especially since all proceeds are being donated to the mental health charity MIND – particularly appropriate since both artists have had long careers in that field."


Full details HERE

Buy your tickets direct from HERE

And check out Nev Clay HERE