We are delighted to announce the release of our third album.


‘The Effervescent Travellers’ will be released digitally on all download/streaming platforms on 14th August.


The track list is as follows

1.) High Rise

2.) Extreme Push Cycle Race

3.) Sur La Dordogne

4.) The Almighty Faff

5.) Mont Blanc

6.) Fred’s Motorhome Extravaganza

7.) Kinky Joe’s Steamboat trip down the River Taff

As can be suggested from the titles, the theme of the album is all about travel in the most vibrant and enthusiastic sense of the word, either inspired from experiences we’ve had or silly scenarios we came up with in our heads!


We look forward to sharing the full album with you.
Additionally, we have a live set all ready to go as soon as shows are allowed to start happening again. Once we are on the road we will also be announcing the release of the physical version of the album.


In the meantime, you can expect to see livestream performances of the new songs after they are released.

Peace!

KW

We are delighted to share our new single with you.

Extreme Push Cycle Race

Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/track/6znIbs8AqStiMMzqFzU604…

Apple Music link: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1519575933

This is definitely one of the silliest and most ridiculous tracks we have done. It was so much fun to put together!

Here are the people involved in the making of this song.

Ryan – Guitars and Brass Arrangement

Miffy – Bass Guitar

Jiffy – Drums

Aled Peter Lloyd – Cameo appearance on the shaker! 😁

Andrew Bishop – Recording and Mixing engineer

AC Brass

Samuel Robertson – Tenor Saxophone
Russel Evans – Trombone
Laurence Collier – Trumpet

Steffan Pringle – Producer/Engineer/Mixer – Mastering

Dale Johnson – Artwork

We look forward to sharing news of the full album release soon.

KW

We are delighted to announce the release of ‘High Rise’, the single from our upcoming 2020 album.

Below are links to the music on Spotify and Apple. (The single is also available on all other streaming services)

Spotify

Apple

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1505748377

Below is a video of the three of us playing through the new track in different locations.

Here is a little information from Ryan about the song

‘High Rise came from a guitar riff I had when I was something like 14 years old. It’s taken about 13 years for me to do something with it and being surrounded by massive skyscrapers in Dubai gave me the inspiration for the title and to finish writing the song. In essence, I wanted the technical scope of what we are doing musically to be reminiscent of some of the amazing post-modern architecture that is appearing in cities, it was great fun putting this together and I cannot wait to do it live when we are able to play live again!’

Here are the credits for ‘High Rise’

Ryan Elliott – Guitars, Moog

Jonathan Griffiths – Drums

Mathew Griffiths – Bass Guitar

Recording and Mixing Engineer – Andrew Bishop

Mastering Engineer – Steffan Pringle

Artwork – Dale Johnson

We look forward to sharing the rest of the album with you.

Kinky Wizzards

We returned to the live scene last Friday with a hometown headline show at Clwb Ifor Bach.

We could not have asked for a more enthusiastic and supportive audience and we were quite literally overwhelmed by the support of those who came along.

It is very much on our agenda to plan future shows around different regions in the U.K. and you can follow us here to keep up to date as we announce them.

In the meantime, here are some photos courtesy of Adam Prosser as well as the set list from the gig. Our encore was ‘Stomp Foot Syndrome’.

A big thank you to our support acts, King Curelean and Tobias Robertson, and Andrew Bishop for doing the sound for the evening.

We are thrilled to share with you the news that we will be doing a live premier for our ‘Kinky Wizzards – Live at Ratio Studios’ on Thursday 24th June.

Link to FB event – https://fb.me/e/1t0A8LGQI

After being unable to play live for such a long period of time, it was an absolute joy to get into a space together to record a live set that we can share with you. It’s the next best thing to us being in an actual venue together during these times.

The set was recorded through once, so the footage is a real and raw live performance…no corrections, no overdubs, nada!

The video will be available to watch for free from YouTube and Vimeo (links will be posted here) but we would like to point you in the direction of ways you can support us and causes we are behind.

1. If you enjoy the live music, you can buy copies of our CDs over at https://kinkywizzards.bandcamp.com/

2. If you also enjoyed the set and want to help us in our next musical endeavours you can also buy us a coffee over at https://ko-fi.com/kwriffmiffjiff3

3. This last year and a half has impacted so many people in a negative way and we want to use this event as an opportunity to encourage donations to charity organisations who are doing good work to help those in need. Here are some useful links.

Unicef – Help protect families in India https://www.unicef.org.uk/

UK Mental Health Foundation https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/donate…

We look forward to seeing you for the premier next Thursday.

Warmest regards from Wales,

KW

I thought it would be a good idea to put together a score of one of our tunes from the latest album.

It took me absolutely ages to put this together and figuring what the hell the brothers were doing let alone myself in written notation was a head spinner! There are probably some discrepancies here and there, and the drums especially are more of a guide as there’s an improvisatory nature to them. I also provided a brass arrangement for a trio of horns that feature as well. It was however very rewarding to see the music in written form and I though I’d share it with you.

There is something very aesthetically pleasing about it and I may put together a book with all of the tracks notated one day.

Ryan

KW Y

ou can buy a CD or digital copy of our album over at https://kinkywizzards.bandcamp.com/

You can also stream our music via:

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/7ESFERoyiSEMzzCu0fc8Rz…

Apple http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1523621618 https://kinky-wizzards.com/

We are still in lockdown in Wales and unable to get together to play which is just rubbish!

Nevertheless we managed to put together a cover of Rush’s ‘Leave that thing alone’ from their 1994 album ‘Counterpoints’.

We recorded ourselves using our phones and after much kicking and screaming with IMovie, Jiff managed to put it altogether! Glad to share something with you during these tough times. Stay safe!

KW

Despite everything negative about 2020, we pressed on with ambition and energy and were determined to not let external factors stop us.

So we are proud that we released our album, and so pleased that it has been received by you in the way that it has. Thank you for tuning in and enjoying ‘The Effervescent Travellers’.

We desperately miss playing live shows but in spite of that, we have gotten together to rehearse when we could, put some videos together and are planning a livestream event in the new year. (which amazingly, anyone, anywhere in the world will be able to watch).

This pandemic is not over yet, and we share our respects to all of you out there who have been and are still being impacted.

With hope for health and peace of mind in 2021, we wish everyone a Happy New Year.

Peace,

Kinky Wizzards