Our best to you for 2017 and to quote the ‘great’ Johnny Logan (Google him!), “What’s another year?” Well, lets hope, in many ways, it as a vast improvement on the last one.
One thing you can be assured of is that our new album is on it’s way. At last! Those of you who saw the shows in October will have heard some of the new songs, and we are really excited to share them with you all.
We are closing in on the final draft of the new album art work. There are just under 2 weeks left before it is signed off so, if any of you still wish to be part of the album, by pledging towards it and in doing so, have your name, or that of loved one credited on the sleeve, just click here to do so. THANK YOU.
There are free concert tickets too for all who get involved and everyone who does will also go into a draw for a free house concert. Yes, MDC in your living room!
While on tour in Holland in October we did a photo session for the album with the renowned Dutch photographer Marco Bakker. You can see one of his shots at the top of the website, and here is Marco in action.
From Massachusetts to North Yorkshire
Two videos clips we thought you may enjoy, from a couple of live shows last year
1 – Recorded in Natick, Massachusetts, when opening for Graham Parker:
Our Race Is Run
2 – Recorded at the Harrogate Festival, North Yorkshire, in the fine surrounds of The Spiegeltent. Also features a very special guest:
The first shows of the new year will be in America. We are back on the east coast plus shows in and around Chicago – the first time for MDC in Illinois and Michigan.
Meanwhile back home, these shows are confirmed. Yes we know, ALL but one in the north but more are being added right now.
Thursday 11th May – Sheffield
Friday 12th May – Durham
Friday 2nd June – Euston, Suffolk
Saturday 3rd June – Liverpool
Thursday 29th June – Dundee
Friday 30th June – Edinburgh
Saturday 1st July – Carlisle
If you want us to come and play a show in your town or city, or at a venue you really like OR even come a play a show JUST for you, then send a message via the website.
So far we have made 2 videos for songs from the new album, and the shooting of a 3rd gets underway in 2 weeks time. We will start to share these with everyone very soon. Meanwhile here a couple of stills from one of them:
Prices have been kept low in the MDC emporium until the end of the month, so, if you need that perfect something to brighten up a dark January, click here.
Two items to bring to your attention:
Michael Weston King Guitar String Bracelet
The good people at Basement Tapes design very stylish bracelets incorporating used guitar strings. If you want a little bit of MDC/MWK around your wrist, check this out. Vintage brass clasp and warm 1970’s brown leather. Something that certainly would have been worn by the main character in I No Longer Take Pride… before his downfall!
Copies are also now available of the MWK compilation CD Handpicked.
It was released to tie-in with the European solo tour last November/December. 13 songs taken from 13 different albums from over the past 20 years . You can order via the MDC site or the MWK site. The album includes 3 My Darling Clementine songs, and all are signed and personalised.
A message to members old and new, and those yet to join, we are now taking membership for 2017.
Just some of things DL members have received in the past include;
– Private demos of brand new songs
– Signed photos and art prints – a number of which only available by being a member
– Free CDs
– Backstage passes to MDC shows
With the new album coming too, there will be lots of new merch (shirts, posters etc) – some of this will also find it’s way into future members packs, plus there will be discounts too on MDC products;
We look forward to seeing you at a forthcoming show, or drop us a line. We love hearing from you with any feedback on songs, shows etc.
Yours in music,
Michael & Lou