MAY '13 Summer Festival Season
Beginning the season at Scrumpy Dubbers VW jam in the West Country then Maidstone fringe festival, Small World,Faversham Hop Festival, Tribal Earth and Broadstairs Folk Week.
Glastonbury festival of music and arts will see King Size Slim debut at the festival as featured artist at The Cockmills Bar located in the Acoustic Field playing a nightly residency throughout the festival.
Later on in the year King Size Slim will headline Boxstock '13 in Leicester , a unique event celebrating Cigar box guitars , slide playing and all things rootsy.
January 2013 ....a long time coming.....
The new studio album 'Milk Drunk' is at the final mixing and mastering stage with promotional dates set for February 2013.
The full album will be available on general release in February 2013 on Treehouse44 records. Featuring guest musicians Roger Hubbard, whos beautiful Mandolin playing is featured on the pre-release track 'Rising Spring' and also Aimee Grintner who provides a wonderful feminine vocal counterpart to Toby Barelli's vocal on one track and Drummer legend Andy Newmark adding his trademark style to two tracks. This new album has been a long time coming, but it is very nearly complete.
2013 is going to be a busy year for all at Camp King Size Slim, with some choice shows for the early part of the year including The Hootananny in Brixton, Concorde II in Brighton and two support shows for New Orleans legend Zigaboo Modeliste. A full UK tour is planned for April.
King Size Slim recording sessions and continued touring
Amongst a run of successful summer festival performances Toby Barelli has been busily laying down tracks at Rimshot Studio for the forthcoming King Size Slim album. Using a more varied palate of sound than on previous King Size Slim recordings full production began in August. An 19th century pump organ rescued from a deconsecrated church has become the centre piece of some sessions alongside some rare percussion instruments, resonator guitars and marching drums.
Work continues into autumn to complete the album for a scheduled November completion date with promotional tour dates planned for early 2013 supported by a distribution deal with Europes largest independent distributor Proper Music Distribution.
Live support slots for 'Marcus Bonfanti', the acclaimed 'Groanbox' , and Pentangle's 'John Renbourn' in advance of the new release have seen Toby Barelli well received by new audiences across the UK.Other live highlights of the summer include Chilli Petes Fiery Food Festival in Brighton and ,the souths best kept secret, Small World Festival.