End of year review
So been not the year I imagined it would and we have all had a tough one so won’t dwell on that. I started the year expecting to be promoting my latest album “Come” but after touring in the UK (with L.Don Okami), Italy, Canada (with Dave Rocket, Joey Burke and Chris Walton) and USA I had to come home just before the end of the US and Canada last dates and cancel the whole of the European tour with my friend Greg Rekus. I did get to do a few shows in the summer with my buddy AJ Simmonds (whose’s EP I record and mixed) and a few bits and pieces (including my 2500 solo show!!!) In total I managed 54 shows which was not bad going considering, but for me pretty low. However Lockdown introduced me to the Livestream! It took some getting used to at first I will say and I am not the most tech person so took a while to understand it all. But I managed 33 Livestreams in the end with my last one coming on Patreon on New Years Eve.
Patreon was another new thing to me. A subscription platform where people can support my music and get exclusive content. I made an EP of Original songs, a 25 track covers album, a Christmas album… as well as rarities and interesting material (such as behind the scenes studio including tips on how to home studio and a David Bowie’s Bromley video Tour) as well as tour diaries and my full end of year review.
So I can’t thank my 31 Patreons enough and hope to gain more in 2021!
Having time at home also meant time to work on stuff that had been put on the back burner a bit due to heavy touring schedules. I finished drafting my book quiet (and now it’s in the editing stage after 5 re drafts and maybe 6 years in the works) I also finished off my album lost (which I had started in 2016) a trip hop album, which was a new Avenue of music I had not explored before.
All proceeds go to IMHP (UK) and Brain Aid (USA) mental health Charities.
I also not only learnt how how to make videos (partly due to breaking my YouTube channel) made a video for Numbers Game from Come and Twitch (with my friend Babar Luck) and Lost from Lost.
On top of all that I have demoed 9 new albums (possibly my last ???)Thanks so much to my Patreons, all who bought records and merch etc… and for everybody who has continued to support me through these hard times. You are all most Excellent. Hopefully see you all in person in 2021!!!
So my album lost comes out 13th November. For it I’m doing instead of standard album launch a stream where people chat about mental health issues. For me personally it’s an issue I feel strongly about having been diagnosed as Bi polar a few years back. The support of friends and family through this has been amazing! But also music has really helped me out and I see in a small way as a part for me to give back.
This may not be for everybody and I understand some people may not want to talk about this subject or tune in. That is perfectly fine we all deal with things in our own way. Thank you though to all who have been very brave and come and talk to me. On the night of the stream I will happily try and reply to any comments and DM’s about issues raise.
I would love for people to share the event, buy the album all of which money goes to help @imhp and @brainaidfest
The first video for the album is here
But more importantly than any of my music and album release is that everybody looks after their mental health. If you are struggling with any issues remember you are never alone and never be afraid to seek help it is not a sign of weakness. If we all look after each other this world will be a better place.
Be excellent to each other!!!
So after 15 years of being a solo touring musician I have finally arrived at the amazing total of 2500 shows. I have toured through out the world visiting 41 different countries and playing music in them. I’ve also put out 17 or so albums and numerous other releases splits, EPs and singles.
To Mark this Ian at the wonderful Aaahh!!! Real records who has been releasing my records since 2014 is putting on a special show at the Stroyefields Centre in Cambridge. Due to the current situation we can not have guest so it will be broadcast to world via…
The Live stream starts at 3pm UK time with the amazing Naomi Randall then I am on at 4.20pm uk time.
I want to thank everybody who has helped me get to this point its been an amazing adventure and when things get back to normal I really hope we can get back to some more adventures.
Expect some old, some new and some classics from my back catalogue as I’m going to aim to play at least one song from each released album so far and maybe a couple from upcoming albums too.
Be excellent to each other and tune in Sunday 13th September at 3pm UK time to help me celebrate this land mark in my music career.
I am now on Patreon! You can subscribe now to receive exclusive Audio, Videos, spoken and written word material at… Patreon.com/timholehouse Welcome to the inner workings of my mind! Here on Patreon I will sharing the inner workings of what makes my music and creative process tick. Here you will not only get exclusive music and videos as well as written content, you will get to look at the process of the creation of my music as well as information about what i’m up to. Basically you get to see under the hood of how this machine works!!!
Welcome to Patreon
New Album come available on LP, CD and Download
Making a real departure from Tim Holehouse’s normal material of mutant delta blues to a more alternative country feeling album. Recorded with a string trio, pedal steel guitar and various instruments at Silent City Studio with Robert Hobson who is know for producing more harsh albums; such as those of black metal band A Forest of Stars (of which two members appear on this record). Recorded in August 2017, the album is adventure into new sonic territories for all parties involved. Written over a 5 year period (initial demos started when writing previous albums Odd/Even and Hail) then sculpted (as well as saving to record the album as intended) over the next 5 years or so with arrangements and demos. It was a real labour of love to make this album as perfect as possible. Maybe a little look back to earlier album From the Dawn Chorus to make sure it was not rushed. Patience paid off.
Drawing comparisons from those who have heard the play in early play backs to The National, Leonard Cohen, Smog, Lambchop, Bonnie Prince Billy (who the song Prince of the Palace is a tribute to) and – perhaps rather unusually – Tony Bennett. Almost narrated stories unravel through string laden and various sounding pieces.
All released on Cambridge’s amazing Aaahh!!! Real Records again! On gatefold CD, download and special edition orange sunrise vinyl.
I’ll be doing my first ever stand up Comedy Festival in Bude at the end of August!
Hitting the road for another set of dates with my good friend Tim Loud!
With Tim Loud
28th [email protected] Garage Venue, Swansea
1st [email protected] Le pub, newport
3rd [email protected] Cafe camelot, Nijmegen
4th [email protected] Baachus Cafe, Geel, belgium
5th [email protected] Waggon, offenbach
6th [email protected] Palne,Winnenden
7th [email protected] Mundwerks, Thun
8th [email protected] El Haso Freiburg
9th [email protected] Balcony TV
9th March @ Die backerie, Innsbrucke
10th [email protected] Zatopek, Neukölln
11th [email protected] A, Berlin
12th [email protected] Plansjee, Antwerp
13th [email protected] JC solutions, Hillegom
14th [email protected] Fliuop, Stienhude
15th [email protected] Cafe Amelie, Giesen
16th [email protected] Joe’s Garage, Amsterdam
17th [email protected] diem, hassalet
Yes not one new album by Tim Holehouse but 3 full albums of new material! Its been released again on Aaahh!!!Real Records again.
The album is available in boxset format purchasable from here or reseverved from me via e-mail or facebook
Or the indivdual albums can be purchased from me at a show or via Aaahh!!!Real records bandcamp page on CD or digital download here
Antidote is my weirder songs more leftfield than usual.
Bar is with friends of mine Alien whale and Kevin Gardener a more band type album (kinda like Grit but more garage blues)
Down is me on my own (like fighter but more electric guitars and noises)
All albums where mastered again by mr James Plotkin
Thanks once again to Ian Perry and everybody involved with making these three albums…