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Production of the new album, ‘RECYCLED’, is well underway.  Hoping to have it available by late November.  Working with my good friends, WychWood, to put together a ‘band’ presentation for some launch gigs.  Watch this space.

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Syria Fundraising Event Sunday 16th July

Wha17311077_1872865782988571_290135316764459279_ot are you doing next weekend?  Sunday 16th July in particular?  We’ll tell you!  There is an excellent day of live music featuring many BTR artists plus special guests.  We’d love you to be there.

This is a fundraising event for Syria.  All proceeds will be donated to Oxfam and will go directly to support the people in Syria.  AS well as live music there will be a raffle, fun games, and various other activities.

The venue is the Oddfellows Hall, Queens Road, Aldershot GU11 3JE.  Music will be playing all day from 12:00-22:00.

Admission is £10 on the door or £8 in advance from  Children under 12 free (but donations welcome).

Please come – and do spread the word!

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Oh yes – it’s that time of year again when the lovely people here at BTR are playing for Oxjam.    “Oxjam” is one of the largest charitable music festivals in the country, a collective of unforgettable gigs happening all over the country each October, and all in aid of Oxfam.

On Saturday 15th October we will be busking around Farnham in the afternoon and playing live at The Cobbett in the evening.   If you see us please say hello – and do give us lots of money for this very worthy cause!!

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LAMBFEST!!! Bank Holiday Monday



Bank Holiday Monday – 30th May – The Lamb Farnham – 1:00-11:00pm

Live Music all day  – BBQ – Free admission

Featuring many BTR artists plus special guests.    Full line up:


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Colin Pocock

Claudia Stark

The Dangerous Brothers

Dave Salsbury

Quiet Wish

The DMs

Louise Coles

Peter Crutchfield

Francis Greene

Celia Barrett

John Bental

John Meriton

The Monteurs

Vernons Friends

The Mark Nelson Trio


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An Evening With Reed Maxfield – Album and EP Launch

After months holed up in the recording studio, Reed Maxfield celebrate the launch of their 3rd album, Songbook Vol. 3 on Friday 22nd April at the Farncombe Music Club.

Alongside their band members Colin Giffin (vocals, guitar) and Phil Lockhart (percussion), Philippa (vocals, bowed psaltery) and Chris (guitars, backing vocal) also celebrate the achievement of being the very first local band to headline their own night at this top Surrey music venue.

It’s not the first time the band have appeared at FMC. Reed Maxfield have opened for British country acts Red Sky July, and My Darling Clementine, and blues band BabaJack, as well as enjoyed stints at the Acoustic Café which was recorded at the venue for radio broadcast.

What can a music lover expect from ‘An Evening with Reed Maxfield’? Ta...

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Oxjam in Farnham

We are back in Farnham on 24th October, running a day of live music to raise money for Oxjam, to help Oxfam combat poverty and suffering around the world.

This year there will be buskers playing all afternoon outside the Oxfam shop in East Street and then a wonderful line up of artists in the William Cobbett pub from 6pm till closing time.

Please come along, enjoy the music and throw a few pounds in the buckets for this great cause.

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Welcome to Delta Tyne

Blue Trouser Records gives a very warm welcome to newly-signed artists, Delta Tyne,

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Delta Tyne are a Farnham based Blues duo who blend Mississippian and Northumbrian influences into their very own Blues melting pot! If you’ve not seen them yet, they are highly recommended.

Dave Salsbury CD now finished!


My debut album ‘Dave Salsbury’s Mothership’ is now available as a CDR with full colour artwork (two different designs – it was hard to choose between them!), and features over 50 minutes of spaced out drones and guitar tones.

Please e-mail me if you’d like a copy:

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Welcome to Lisa, Jon and Dave

BTR is extremely pleased to welcome on board Lisa Von H,
Jon Bental and Dave Salsbury as it’s latest artist signings!

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Lisa is a prolific and highly talented singer/songwriter and guitarist. She is currently performing her acoustic/folk set locally to Woking and London giving outstanding intimate performances that enchant her audience wherever she plays.

Jon plays and sings cover versions of a wide variety of songs, particularly from the 60s and 70s. He draws from diverse influences such of blues, jazz, folk, country, “roots”, and gospel.

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Dave’s improvised live performances create organic guitar & electronic soundscapes, whisking the listener (and the player) on a journey through sound & space. Dave really is one artist that needs to be seen live.

We’re privileged to ha...

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Blue Trouser Records Takes over Farnham for Oxjam, 18th October 2014

Some time ago in a small forest dell surrounded by green trees and with shafts of sunlight glimmering through the foliage, the Blue Trouser Records Committee gathered, dressed in woodland garb and playing pan pipes. After some whispered greetings, the committee assumed silence and to the sound of a slow beating drum fashioned from a tree trunk, Mark Nelson entered the dell wearing a white robe, sporting antlers and followed by a small host of mice, voles and badgers. The committee gathered round and suddenly shouted……… “all hail the blue trouser King!”

Shortly after that strange and, to be honest, somewhat disturbing dream I wasn’t entirely surprised to be invited to a real BTR committee meeting down at The Horns pub. The topic for discussion was Oxjam.

Oxjam, as you probably know, i...

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