Newsletter – December 2015
Festive Greetings to all of our Friends !
We hope that you have all had a great festive season and are now looking forward to the New Year. This is perhaps the ideal moment to reflect on the year that has nearly run its course. We hope that 2015 has been a kind year for each of you, but more importantly that 2016 is going to be even better.
The first thing that we as a band would like to do is thank each and every one of you. Your support and encouragement is what has really made this a stand out year for all of us in the band. Whether it has been by attending gigs, buying merch or commenting on social media you have encouraged and supported us at every twist and turn. You have helped spread the word far and wide, and we hope that you will continue to do so in 2016.
It was also so fantastic to be able to meet so many of you personally during the course of the year and to convey that thanks in person.
In a year of many, many highlights I wanted to reflect on a few of them, but also to look forward to what is to come in 2016.
1. Lifesigns – Under The Bridge DVD Shoot
2015 got off to a real flyer. Thanks to your support through our Crowd Funding Campaign at Pledge Music we were able to put a dream into action. We were very aware that there were many people who wanted to partake in the Lifesigns Live experience but who were unable to attend any of the live shows. UTB will be a way of helping Lifesigns play live all over the world. On the 22nd and 23rd January we were able to record shows that are now the core of the DVD. It was a magical couple of evenings and I think all that were there will remember it for a few years to come.
2. A Studio of our very own
In September 2015 we were fortunate to be able to take on a studio of our very own in Liscombe Park Studios. It had already become a home from home for us with much of the first album being recorded there..This is a huge investment for us but one we felt was all part of the Big Plan and an opportunity we could not miss. It has already paid dividends with the majority of the vision and sound mixing for the DVD being completed in the studio. We look forward to using our new HQ in the New Year.
3. Cruise To The Edge
In November we were delighted to be asked to perform as part of the CTTE extravaganza onboard the Norweigan Pearl. There was also a great opportunity to perform for the first time to the general public in the US as we opened the CTTE Pre-Party in Miami.
We had a fantastic time playing for everyone and it gave us an opportunity to meet some of our many US friends. It also gave us a chance to meet some of our heroes such as Caravan’s Pye Hastings who we can safely say enjoyed his first Lifesigns experience.
4. Release of Live Under The Bridge DVD
November also saw the culmination of a true labour of love in the release of our Live in London, Under The Bridge DVD (inc 2 audio CD’s). As previously mentioned thanks to your generosity and support through crowd funding, what had begun in January finally saw the light of day. With wonderful artwork once again from Brett Wilde we are proud to have delivered a product that is everything that we wanted it to be. It took a lot of hard work and dedication, and lots of lessons were learnt along the way. If you are reading this and either have not as yet got a copy, or need additional copies, they can be obtained through the website at www.lifesigns.me/shop
All pre-order pledge copies have been delivered so if you are still waiting please let us know.
5. Lexington, London
What a way to end the year ! The last date of our winter tour and it was great to be performing in front of so many of our friends. It turned out to be possibly one of our most enjoyable performances….so far.
Having looked back on a few top moments from 2015 we would like to look forward and to some of the moments in 2016 that are already filling us with much anticipation.
1. Ramblin Man Festival
Following on from an excellent inaugural festival last year, we have been invited to perform at this years festival. The festival takes place on 23rd July in Maidstone and we will be playing the Prog stage. On stage at approx 15:00. This promises to be a great event with some excellent bands across several stages
2. Cropredy Festival
We are delighted to have been invited to perform at the Internationally renowned Cropredy Festival on August 12th. This is an incredible opportunity to bring Lifesigns music to a wider audience.It will be our biggest gig to date playing to 20,000 plus people.
3. Trading Boundaries
Probably one of the best venues in the UK. We are delighted to have been invited to perform at Trading Boundaries once again this year on 17th June. This intimate venue offers the music lover a chance to combine listening to some wonderful progressive music whilst also enjoying an excellent meal (optional). We look forward to seeing many of you at the Trading Boundaries in June.
4. New CD
Possibly one of the most important events for Lifesigns in 2016 will be the opportunity to record our second album in our very own studio. This will give us the chance to develop and record some of the tracks that appeared on the live DVD plus some additional previously unheard material. Once again we hope to fund this through the same crowd funding process as we used for the live DVD, but more about this in the new year.
5. On tour with Marillion
Lifesigns are proud to announce that they will be supporting the mighty Marillion on their upcoming German tour (2016). Dates as detailed below:
14th July – Munich Muffathalle
15th July – Erfurt Gewerkschaftshaus
16th July – Wertheim Burg
18th July – Stuttgart LKA Longhorn
19th July – Berlin Huxleys neue Welt
See you there !!
News From the Merch Desk
We now have in stock a range of T-Shirts and other merchandise, including the beautiful new Brett Wilde Designed Under the Bridge DVD T-Shirt a multi-coloured design that really does his artwork proud.
We will also have the T-Shirt, DVD/CD’s and a range of other band related goodies at any of our Live shows for your perusal. Thank you for your continued support it really helps in our efforts to achieve our goals.
For Your Diary
17th January Talking Heads, Southampton Information/Tickets
22nd January King Tuts, Glasgow Information/Tickets
23rd January Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh Information/Tickets
24th January Robin 2, Bilston Information/Tickets
17th June Trading Boundaries, Uckfield Information/Tickets
23rd July Ramblin Man Festival Information/Tickets
14th July (With Marillion) Munich Muffathalle Information/Tickets
15th July (With Marillion) Erfurt Gewerkschaftshaus Information/Tickets
16th July (With Marillion) Wertheim Burg Information/Tickets
18th July (With Marillion) Stuttgart LKA Longhorn Information/Tickets
19th July (With Marillion) Berlin Huxleys neue Welt Information/Tickets
23rd July Ramblin Man Festival Information/Tickets
12th August Cropredy Festival Information/Tickets