9 October 2012

Stuart O’Connor releases Go Forth Bright Scenic - November 5th

Stuart O’Connor

Stuart O’Connor releases Go Forth Bright Scenic - November 5th

1300 shows in 6 years and counting as a full time touring musician. 5 tours in Japan, 4 in New Zealand, 3 in Australia aswell as numerous tours in his home country of the UK and one off stints of Thailand, Italy, Holland, Greece and even Colombia.

Stuart has made his living with 4 albums under his belt (the 4th of which was a whopping quadruple album separated across 4 formats - Vinyl, Cassette, CD and USB each running at 44 mins totalling 44songs.) Two of the albums (‘Go’ and ‘Forth’) were Produced by Chris Hollis, and one (‘Bright’) was Produced by Craig Harris. Whilst the final one (‘Scenic’) was self produced. The focus of the themes of the 4 albums is varied and the wonderful cast of musicians involved differ greatly in age nationality and musical background.

As a psychedelic folk singer/songwriter and has attracted attention from record labels but has chosen to remain independent. Sharing the billing with the likes of Ocean Colour Scene, Miles Hunt, Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons The Subways. On the Vinyl release there is a live collaboration with Avant Guard Japanese composer 'Haco' Who garnered attention during the 1980's for being one of the leading figures of the Avant Guard world with her band at the time. 'After Dinner'.

Other recordings oddly enough have involved members of Death metal band Cradle of Filth and even a member of the 'Blue Man Group'. The new album involves contributions from Japanese musicians playing traditional instruments like the Shamisen.

Live Dates:

13/10 - The Victoria - Hitchin (Supporting Gideon Conn)
16/10 - Rattlesnake Live Bar and Kitchen
20/10 Jerusalem Bar  County House 33-34 Rathbone Place, London,
24/10- The Mermaid, 98 Hatfield Road  St. Albans, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Islington 26/10 - The Good Ship, Kilburn

Stuart also has an extensive tour of Italy and Japan details of which can be found on his website /

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