|The Impossible Gentlemen L-R: Gwilym Simcock,
Steve Rodby, Mike Walker, Adam Nussbaum
Guitarist Mike Walker talks about his upcoming tour as part of The Impossible Gentlemen:
Very excited to be touring and recording these next 2 months. We’re all over the UK in Jan and Feb, squeezing in a couple of gigs abroad, Munich and Budapest, as well as a recording for our third album. Then we concentrate on Europe in March.
Gwilym Simcock and I have been scribbling away together and come up with some fun stuff, about 15 new tunes in all. When we get together, initially at my house, then a few days at his, it’s very productive.
We work hard, laugh hard, have posh mince pies and good wine and curries with good people. It’s a very creative process. Improvisation underpins the whole affair, and we’re getting better at fashioning pieces, working them into interesting vehicles for improvisational interplay, specifically with the other members of the group Adam Nussbaum on drums and Steve Rodby on bass in mind. Gwil has new keys he’ll play alongside Piano, and I have a new beautiful guitar I just acquired. We also have surprises in store for the new album, so it’s all way too exciting. I’m getting hot flushes just thinking about it.
2015 TOUR DATES
Fri 23 7.00 p.m. Maidstone Pizza Express
Sun 25 12.30 p.m. Pizza Express, Dean Street, London
Mon 26 7.30 p.m. Pizza Express, Dean Street, London
Tue 27 7.30 p.m. Pizza Express, Dean Street, London
Wed 28 8.00 p.m. Leicester Y Centre, 7 East Street, Leicester LE1 6EY Box Office: 0116 255 7066
Thu 29 9.00 p.m. Munich (D) Unterfahrt
Fri 30 7.30 p.m. Reading, Progress Theatre The Mount, Off Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL SOLD OUT RETURNS ONLY
Sat 31 8.00 p.m. Wolverhampton, Arena Arts Arena Theatre, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1SE
Tue 3 7.30 p.m. Manchester, Band on the Wall 25 Swan St, The Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JZ
Wed 4 8.00 p.m. Halifax, Dean Clough The Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX
Thurs 5 8.00 p.m. Nottingham, Bonington Theatre, 161 Front Street, Arnold, NG5 7EE.
Mon 9 7.00 p.m. Budapest (HU) Franz Liszt Music Academy- Sir Georg Solti Chamber Hall
Tue 10 8.00 p.m. Brighton, The Old Market
Thu 12 8.00 p.m. Kendal Arts Centre