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ALBUMS OF THE YEAR

A lovely surprise to find Treasure House in BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Paul Sexton's Top 20 Albums of 2016 in PROG Magazine.

Thank you, Paul! Thanks also to everyone at Bad Elephant Music, District 6 Music Publishing, and all of you out there for supporting the album this year.


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CULTURE MAGAZINERead about five of my favourite books in the Journal Culture Magazine's December 2016/January 2017 issue.



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Many thanks to Nicolle Thompson for her lovely interview in Lifestyle Magazine's March issue above.
Thanks also to Claire Dupree for her interview in NARC. Magazine, which you can read here.


TYNESIDE CINEMA FUNDRAISER PREVIEW
Many thanks to NARC. Magazine for previewing my Tyneside Cinema Fundraiser gig on 30 July.
Read the full article here.


INTERVIEW WITH NEWCASTLE JOURNAL

A pleasure chatting to David Whetstone in the Newcastle Journal about signing to Bad Elephant Music, and upcoming shows at the Tyneside Cinema and with The Enid!

Read the full interview here.


RECORD DEAL WITH BAD ELEPHANT

Delighted to share with you I have signed to Bad Elephant Music. My new album will be released through BEM in early 2016.

I'm over the moon about this news! I really look forward to working with everyone at Bad Elephant. My new solo acoustic album is called Treasure House. I'm very excited about these tunes. I'd like to thank David Elliott and his team for giving me the opportunity to make this album. Thanks to all of you out there for your support too. More music is on the way!

Bad Elephant CEO, David Elliott says: "I'm really happy to welcome Jack to the BEM family. His approach and delivery take me back to my youth, following the acoustic scene in the North East. Jack demonstrates just what one man and his guitar can do, and we're looking forward to releasing his new album next year. I've heard he likes a curry too, which always helps....."

Join me for three live dates in July, which are the first chance to hear material from the new album before I head into the studio. See my Gigs page for full details.

Read the full story and explore the wonderful world of Bad Elephant Music here.


ALBUMS OF THE YEAR

A lovely surprise to find Treasure House in BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Paul Sexton's Albums of the Year in Prog Magazine:

https://twitter.com/JackArthurs/status/806545656672354305

Thank you, Paui! And thanks to all of you for supporting the album this year.

I am working on new music for release in 2018...


TREASURE HOUSE - NEW ALBUM COMING EARLY 2016

I am writing a new acoustic album, Treasure House, for release in early 2016.

The new album will feature eight tracks including Lift Me Up, Soaring, and The Sleeping Sea, which you've heard live at recent gigs.

More news about the Treasure House recording and release date will follow in 2015.

Watch this space for details!


SONG PUBLISHING DEAL

I'm delighted to join District 6 Music Publishing's roster of rock songwriters:

www.district6.co.uk/index.php?page=writers&id=1459

For more info about licensing my music, please contact Paul Vials at District 6.

 



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RESONANCE FESTIVAL REVIEW

Thanks PROG Magazine for your kind words in issue 49 about the Resonance Festival gig. You can read the full festival review here:

http://classicrock.teamrock.com/reviews/2014-09-15/resonance-festival-london


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RESONANCE ROCK FESTIVAL 2014

I'm delighted to be playing at the Resonance Rock Festival at The Bedford, London, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Join me at the Acoustic Stage on 2 August at 1.15pm.

Check out the full line-up and stage times here:

http://prog.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-28/resonance-festival-stage-times-confirmed

For tickets see:

www.resonance-festival.com



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RECORD STORE DAY PREVIEW

Thanks Newcastle Journal for previewing my Record Store Day gig at JG Windows - see you there!


RECORD STORE DAY 2014
On Saturday 19 April, independent record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special releases and products are made exclusively for the day.
I'm playing live at JG Windows, Newcastle Central Arcade, at 2pm.
See you there!
www.jgwindows.com/pages/Record-Store-Day-2014.html


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SONGS AND STORIES SHOW WITH DAVID ALMOND

Join David Almond and me on 28 November for Songs and Stories, a special show launching this year's Books on Tyne Festival at Newcastle City Library.

You can read David-John Mather's preview of the show here:

www.ncl.ac.uk/alumni/news/page.htm?a-special-evening-of-songs-and-stories

You can also hear David and me chatting to BBC Newcastle's Ingrid Hagermann about the show here, 1hr 47 mins in:

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01kn0yt

For tickets, see the Festival website:

www.booksontyne.co.uk


 

FREE GIG AT SAGE GATESHEAD

Join me on Sunday 11 August at Sage Gateshead for a lunchtime performance on the Concourse Stage at 1pm. The bar and cafe are open and it's FREE entry. See you there!

www.thesagegateshead.org/event/sunday-lunchtime-concourse-performances-jack-arthu/



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LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

Many thanks to Nicolle Thompson for this interview in Lifestyle Magazine's August issue.


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GIG PREVIEW IN THE CRACK MAGAZINE

Thanks to The Crack for this lovely gig preview in the August issue.



INTIMATE ACOUSTIC SHOW

Join me on 21 July for a special Prog on the Tyne acoustic show with Sean Urquhart in the intimate cinema space of Quilliam Brothers Tea House, Newcastle. Doors open 8pm and it's just £3 entry. See you there!

www.progrockmag.com/news/prog-on-the-tyne-takes-tea/



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QUENCH YOUR THIRST AT QUILLIAM BROTHERS

Join us on Wednesday 12 June at Quilliam Brothers wonderful Tea House in Newcastle. Delighted to be playing an intimate unplugged acoustic set at Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts new Weekly Brew lit & music event. 5pm, FREE entry. See you there!

www.facebook.com/theweeklybrew

www.kyeo.tv/2013/06/06/quilliam-brothers-tea-house/


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IRON PRESS LITERARY FESTIVAL

Join us at the seaside 15-19 May 2013 at IRON Press's 40th Anniversary festival of words and music in Cullercoats:

www.kyeo.tv/2013/05/10/iron-press-seaside-words-music-festival-in-cullercoats/

I'm looking forward to playing at Cullercoats RNLI Lifeboat Station on 18 May at the IRON in the North East event. See my Gigs page for details and check out the festival programme here:

www.ironpress.co.uk/ironage.html


GALA THEATRE GIG, DURHAM
Thanks to the great audience at Gala Theatre, Durham for a wonderful night at the Polite Room show with Fran Smith, Michael Littlefield and me on 4 April.
Looking forward to playing a Polite Room gig at the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, later this year. Watch this space for details.


INTERVIEW WITH NEWCASTLE JOURNAL

A real pleasure chatting to David Whetstone in the Newcastle Journal, ahead of the Newcastle Winter Book Festival 2012:

http://www.journallive.co.uk/culture-newcastle/music-in-newcastle/2012/11/14/interview-musician-jack-arthurs-61634-32230375/


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HEAR THE ALBUM AT PROGSTREAMING.COM
You can now hear the whole album Only Dreams Are True for a limited time at progstreaming.com. Happy listening!
http://www.progstreaming.com/_wb/pages/play-album.php?activeAlbum=00248%20-%20Jack%20Arthurs%20-%20Only%20Dreams%20Are%20True


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CELEBRATING BRITISH ROCK GUITAR
Delighted to be playing an acoustic set at Mo Foster's event at Newcastle Winter Book Festival, 25 November 2012:
http://www.progrockmag.com/news/jack-arthurs-celebrates-the-story-of-british- rock-guitar/


"PROG" Issue 30 Is Out Now

'MISSING' ON NEW PROG MAGAZINE CD

Missing from the album Only Dreams Are True features on the covermount CD of the September 2012 issue of PROG Magazine - out now.

"Restrained and sharply honest, Jack Arthurs' treatment of heartfelt sentiments in acoustic style are just the ticket for anyone looking for respite from the mind-messing hurly burly that prog can throw up. Jack's one step ahead of the game" says PROG.

www.progrockmag.com


 

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INTERVIEW WITH ARCHES MAGAZINE

A pleasure chatting to Dan Howarth at Newcastle University for the Summer 2012 issue of Arches magazine. Plus a signed Only Dreams Are True album up for grabs:
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/alumni/arches/page.htm?hit-the-road-jack
You can download the iPad edition of Arches, complete with interactive audio content, free from the App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/arches-magazine/id562883860


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'MISSING' TO FEATURE ON NEW PROG MAGAZINE CD

Missing from the album Only Dreams Are True will feature on PROG Magazine's next covermount CD, with new tracks from Marillion, Neal Morse and many more - on sale 26 September 2012. More news about this coming soon.


MUSIC STREET JOURNAL ALBUM REVIEW

Many thanks to Alison Henderson for her lovely review of Only Dreams Are True in the Music Street Journal's August 2012 issue:

http://www.musicstreetjournal.com/index_cdreviews_display.cfm?id=103543


BBC RADIO 3 AIRPLAY: LATE JUNCTION

Many thanks to Fiona Talkington for playing Towards the Sun from the album Only Dreams Are True on Radio 3's Late Junction on 13 June 2012. You can hear the programme again, and see all the music featured, on the Late Junction website here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jrkqz


'THE PEACOCK GARDEN' ON PROG MAGAZINE CD

Here's the cover of PROG Magazine's April 2012 covermount CD, featuring The Peacock Garden from the album Only Dreams Are True. Thrilled to be on this CD, presented with PROG issue 25, which also includes new tracks by Pendragon, Hawkwind and many more. Thanks to all of you for your comments. Delighted you're enjoying this song!


PROG MAGAZINE ALBUM REVIEW

Many thanks to Sid Smith for his enthusiastic album review of Only Dreams Are True in PROG Magazine's March 2012 issue.

Look out for The Peacock Garden track on PROG Magazine's April covermount CD - on sale 18 April 2012.

'The sound is bright, the mood is uplifting and optimistic. It has soul and self-belief, but also a genuine lyrical depth' says PROG.

www.progrockmag.com


GALLERY PHOTOGRAPHS

Many thanks to Alexander Wilson at www.zndr.co.uk for his photographs on this website. Thanks also to Michael Baister at www.michaelbaister.co.uk for his live photographs on the Gallery page. The Peacock image taken from the album artwork is © Anthony Mayatt.


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ALBUM LAUNCH

Only Dreams Are True is released on 1 March 2012 for digital download from iTunes and Amazon.

You can also buy the album as a CD, with beautiful artwork and full lyrics, from cdbaby.com

Join me for the launch of Only Dreams Are True on 16 March 2012 at the Cumberland Arms, Newcastle. Doors 8pm. Starts 8.30pm.