We are very pleased to announce the official launch of the pledge campaign for our new CD “Cardington”. This will be our second CD and the follow up to the critically acclaimed “Lifesigns” CD which was launched back in January 2013. Little did we know back in 2013 the epic journey we were embarking upon.
We are privileged to have made so many new friends along the way and the support that you have shown us has been inspirational. We would like to thank every one of you for being with us on this journey, from humble beginnings in small pubs and clubs to playing the Cropredy, Ramblin Man and Lorelei festivals this year.
Sadly, Cropredy was the last gig with guitarist and good friend Niko Tsonev who has decided to move on to new challenges. In this and all things, we wish him well.
So onwards to album number two – Cardington. Not a concept album, but a concept track about some sheds in Bedfordshire ! As with the first album we will be working with a wide range of very talented musicians, in addition to the core of Frosty Beedle, Jon Poole, John Young and Steve Rispin. On guitars we will be joined by our good friends Dave Bainbridge (Celestial Fire, Strawbs, Iona), Menno Gootjes (Focus) and Robin Boult (Fish, Howard Jones, JYB).
The artwork as always comes from the magical talents of Mr Brett Wilde.
We hope that you will join us in making “Cardington” the next step in the world of Lifesigns.
Please feel free to spread the word far and wide !
For those about to pledge….. we salute you.
We are very pleased to announce that we have been invited to play at Progdreams VI at the Cultuurpodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands next March. A wonderful festival with many great bands including some of our old friends Dave Stewart and Steve Vantsis in their new band TILT. Both Dave and Steve were members of the John Young Band so it will be great to meet with them once again. The festival will be held on March 4th and 5th with Lifesigns playing on the 5th. Please support this great festival if you can. The Boerderij is a great venue. Hope to see some of you there.
The Voice In My Head Tour – 2017
Straight after our appearance at Progdreams we will be touring Germany with dates in Hamburg, Berlin, Dortmund, Russelsheim (Frankfurt) and Riffelhoff (Ulm).
After the success of this years shows supporting Marillion, it is a welcome opportunity to revisit our German friends and build on those previous shows. The German Tour will be promoted by MFP Concerts, Eventim and Eclipsed Magazine.
We will have a special guest for these shows on guitar.
Please spread the word and we look forward to seeing you soon !
The Gig Guide – 2017
• Sun, 5th March – Progdreams VI Festival – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
• Tue, 7th March – Knust, Hamburg, Germany
• Wed, 8th March – Privatclub, Berlin, Germany
• Thu, 9th March – Musiktheater Piano, Dortmund, Germany
• Fri, 10th March – Das Rind, Russelsheim, Germany
• Sat, 11th March – Riffelhoff, Burgreiden, Germany
Full details available on the website and facebook page.
Although we take a fair amount of CDs, vinyl, t-shirts, posters etc., out on the road with us, you can find a lot more items by browsing at the store on the website. We are also introducing solo back catalogue at present. There are a number of JY CDs, and two from Niko, and we hope to add Dowling Poole shortly. Back catalogue wise the pre-band to Lifesigns was the John Young Band, and the live CD is available, although Significance and Life Underground, the two singer songwriter CDs, are now out of stock.T-shirts are always popular and the Under the Bridge T-shirts are sold out in some sizes, so best to order now, while you can, as there will be no reprint on this design.
The Lifesigns Live in London DVD is of course available to order
Please be aware that because some gigs/festivals charge the band a percentage on merch we may not be selling at certain shows, as it is just uneconomical for us.
Love and best to you all
JY and the boys