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UK Spring Tour 2007

In Spring 2007 we put on a record breaking FOUR acts on our showcase tour in the UK : Ebony Tay from Canada, Transport from Australia, Brother Big Bad from Minneapolis and Fluttr Effect from Boston

Ebony Tay

Ebony Tay: Writer, musician, producer, Ebony Tay (Canada) is a one woman phenomenon that took the rare choice to ditch major label signing to pursue her own career defined in the way she wanted – and she hasn’t looked back since.

In 2005, Tay hit the Top 20 Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play Chart with New York DJ Mike Cruz's explosive remix of "Jesus By 45", the unforgettable and controversial end theme to director Tommy Stovall's critically acclaimed, award winning independent film Hate Crime that Tay also helped to produce. Billboard DJs began describing her voice as "the soul machine".

Brother Big Bad

Brother Big Bad: (Minneapolis, USA) are defined by searing guitar licks, witty lyrics and memorable pop hooks, the Brother Big Bad’s huge funk sound grooves superbly – and is immensely fun. With an original song in the top 25 on the CMJ charts, opening for national touring act Jump Little Children, and a theatrical background in such productions as, The Lovely Liebowitz Sisters, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, The Medora Musical, Honky Tonk Angels, and Beehive, this is a band big on both their sound and their live show. The band make a triumphant return to the UK after their successful 2006 tour (also with Fluttr Effect) and will be promoting their new CD


Transport: (Brisbane, Australia) one of their tour posters may well state “Possibly the best band ever – (lead singer’s girlfriend)” and the website might be “” but there’s nothing usual about this powerful three piece. A first listen to the first single off their EP, "Sunday Driver" and you’re hooked. And you’re not the only one:

• High rotation on Australia's Triple J "Hit list" for 6 weeks.
• Breaks the record for the most downloaded track in the history of Triple J with 23,556 downloads.
• Currently on the UK playlist of Kerrang Radio

The second single off the EP "Shallow" was added to the Triple J playlist and reached number #1 on the Net 50

During their UK tour they will also be performing a Kerrang showcase as well as a London gig at the Wimbledon Walkabout (well they'd have to wouldn't they) and a "tent gig in Birmingham".

Fluttr Effect

Fluttr Effect: (Boston, USA) defeated over 600 bands to win the U.S. finals of the 2004 Emergenza International Music Contest, earning the chance to play for an audience of 30,000 in Germany and placing 4th overall in the festival. They have played by invitation at events such as NEMO, Mid-Point Music Fest, the International Music Conference, and the WBCN Rumble. FLUTTR EFFECT has shared the stage with such notable acts as King’s X, Rasputina, Dresden Dolls, and Ozric Tentacles. The band was recently signed to 10T records ( out of Atlanta.

Reviews & Testimonials

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Cheers and hello brother soul Ben, Hope this day finds you well and all is good back in Lancaster. Just got into Paris a few days ago and Scott and Claire visited and hung out.
Thank you so much for having us come.
I realized after watching the tapes how fortunate we all are to have come together. Hats off to you for giving us this experience.

I have been receiving countless emails about how impressed everyone was and how much they loved the EP. The lady at the Dance for Life thanked us endlessly for giving money to cancer... I will continue to pray and chant for your mother and dad and I know she looks out for ya.. because the tour was a SMASH... people are starving for SOUL in the North... which I was not really expecting. I will be coming back and will let ya know so we can jam again.

The recording at Aspinall came out
SUPER COOL can't wait to put it all together this fall in the dreadful but sunshine lovely LAAA .. LA! Talk soon, cheers with soul mate... I got convulsions, ebony!

Ebony Tay

What a year!! Scotty stayed in Europe post CMEAS and not coming back to Australia until 2008. Steve & Keir have been touring oz with Kate Miller-Heidke and her career just keeps building so all really busy here.

The tour made some great fans & friends and will definitely be an experience for songs in the future!!

Thank you so much for having them on board and good luck with your next endeavors.
Kind regards,

Leanne de Souza
BUZZ Office
Manager (Transport)

Wowowowow! Last nite at the old duke was ace. Thanx a billion for setting it up. Im an old fartt pushin on 50 and dragged 4 reluctant mates along. We all like different music yet we all loved all the musicians and went home happilly armed with a variety of CDs and T shirts. Hope to see the Convulsions down here soon. Keep up the great work - you're all true stars.
All the very best

Phil Brown, Punter

"This tour was one of the best weeks of my life- visiting a beautiful country, meeting unbelievably hospitable and entertaining new people, touring with incredible musical acts- becoming their new biggest fan and playing music every night- what could be better??"

DJ Philips, Brother Big Bad

"I just wanted to thank you again for the experience of a lifetime. I will never forget you or our 10 days in East Anglia.

You're not welcome in America unless I can spend some time with you. Bring your harp...we'll hit some blues jams and I think I owe you a beer."

Marcus Bohn, Brother Big Bad

"England was absolutely fabulous!

A deep and heartfelt thanks to Ben, Tim, Derrick and Candy and all of our new British friends who made it a tour for the ages."

Vessela, Fluttr Effect

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The UK Spring 2006 Tour List

18-May-07 Fri. Mariners, Windermere (English Lake District)

19-May-07 Sat. Fletcher Christian, Cockermouth

20-May-07 Sun. Black Horse Hotel, Otley

21-May-07 Mon. The Bell, Bath

22-May-07 Tue. Queen Head, Box, Wiltshire

23-May-07 Wed. Old Duke, Bristol

24-May-07 Thu. Patriot's MC, Crumlin, Newport, S. Wales

25-May-07 Fri. Palladium Club, Bideford, Devon

26-May-07 Sat. Hilltop Farm Festival, Colchester

27-May-07 Sun. Attic, Accrington, Lancashire

28-May-07 Mon. The Pub, Lancaster

29-May-07 Tue. Dickie Doodles, Kendal, Cumbria

30-May-07 Wed. Anderson's Hotel, Isle of Arran

31-May-07 Thu. Aldersyde Hotel, Isle of Arran

1-Jun-07 Fri. Gregson Institute, Lancaster

2-Jun-07 Sat. Cartmel College Bar, Lancaster University

3-Jun-07 Sun. Aspinall Arms Hotel, Mitton, Nr. Whalley