Peacock Angell Band – Castle on the Hill

November 27th, 2014 by Ruth

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It’s been a while….

May 1st, 2013 by Ruth

Well hello there….anyone there? ahh it’s been a while but I think I’m back now :-)

So, I have a new hair cut! My little son has made his presence felt with sticky fingers pulling out my lovely long tresses so I decided to go for the Amelie, Louise Brooks look. Much easier.

There should be lots to report! But I can’t remember the order in which I should report it so I’ll just list a few things incase you were wondering.

SURGE played at London Jazz Festival at the end of last year and we had a fabulous time with a brilliant audience. Rainbow Chasers have been gigging quietly away with sell out gigs on all our latest Live and Local gigs which we just love! Peacock Angell did a concert at the MAC Birmingham at which Steve Tromans and Max Gittings joined us on piano and chinese gourd, such a perfectly formed audience and a lovely time had by all. I have also been doing some fun string recording sessions lately for a Rock album at Priory studios, Canwell and Kate Double Day’s new album at Red Kite Studios in Wales.

Coming up are more Rainbow Chasers gigs (check my gigs page) and Peacock Angell are gearing up for a full band gig at Symphony Hall Musical Picnic on 24th August! Bring yourselves, your children and an instrument if you wish :-)

So that’s all for now, I’m sure there’s loads missing but I’ll do my level best to keep up with myself now and keep updating this blog as life moves on, ever on.

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Celtic Chinese gig, fashion etc.

June 22nd, 2012 by Ruth

Well I may be a little late with this but here it is now. We did a great gig at Henrys Cantonese restaurant in the Jewellery Quarter on the 11th June, thanks to all of you who came and supported us even though the footy was on!! Fusing the traditional chinese music with celtic folk songs and tunes is something we are just exploring and after the success of this concert I feel sure there will more of this in the future.


Coming up,


Celebrating Sanctuary World Music Festival has been occurring this month with some fantastic concerts and events across the city. There are still a few left if you wish to catch them go to this link Celebrating Sanctuary for full details of all the events, times, and prices.



Grandma Chic and Andrea Bonnell are doing a fashion show at the wonderful ORT cafe in Birmingham on the 27th June 2012 from 8pm. There will live music from Abie’s Miracle Tonic, LIttle Sister, The Brave Sons of Elijah Perry and Mellow Peaches and all of this for just £4!!!  I will be doing just tiny bit of modelling for this show and there will lots of exciting things going on and yummy food from ORT cafe to keep you sustained.

Check out my lovely friend Sam’s Grandma Chic blog about her up-cycling exploits and her shop where you can buy some of these fab garments (modelled by me!). Click on this link to find some of her clothes Storebeez.

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Isle Of Wight

May 22nd, 2012 by Ruth

Sid and I had a great time on the Isle of Wight this weekend. Such a warm and friendly place it makes it hard to leave! Thank you to all who came to our gigs at the Quay Arts Centre, Whitwell Parish Church and Brading Town Hall. We appreciate your support and love playing for you. Whitwell Parish Church fundraiser made over £700 so an excellent result for Whitwell with huge thanks going to John and Selina Hepworth for organising and facilitating the event.

We walked on Ventnor beach to finish our weekend and had an ice cream over looking the sea front, where we discovered a huge poster of us! We finally made it :-)

Date for your diary: 27th June, there will be a fashion show and live music at ORT cafe in Balsall Heath/Moseley. I hope to be taking part to support this event so come along and have a great evening.

Enjoy the beautiful weather this week!


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MBF, IOW, Chinese Celtic Music Concert!

May 7th, 2012 by Ruth

Dear all and a happy May bank holiday!

I am pleased to announce that I have been awarded some funding from the Musicians Benevolent Fund. This is so exciting as it means I can continue working on project I’ve wanted to do for years involving my settings and arrangements of poems. I’ll keep you posted with up dates on my progress and hope to have a performance sometime in the next year.


Next week Sid and I are off to the Isle of Wight for our mini tour. Such a beautiful place to visit and we can’t wait. Here’s a link to the Quay Arts Centre where we’ll be playing on the 18th May. For more information on our Isle of Wight concerts please click on this link to Vaguely Sunny or go to my gigs page.

I will be doing a very special concert with Sid on the 11th June. We are collaborating with Birmingham Chinese group ‘The Jasmine Moon Ensemble’ for a very special concert of Chinese and Celtic music.

The concert will be at Henrys Cantonese Restaurant in St Pauls Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. Tickets are £8/£6 students and can be purchased from Henrys directly on 0121 200 1136 or on the door or via Please come and support this special event, we think it will be a great evening of beautiful music.


Incase you think I’ve been rather quiet recently, well I have! Things are brewing though :-)

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