Steven Adams of The Broken Family Band is set to release his new solo record 'Everybody Friends Now' on 4th April 2011 under the name Singing Adams; the release is preceded by the single Bird On The Wing which is released on 28th March through Records Records Records records.
Speaking about his debut in film making Steven alleges: "I never made a video before and suddenly had an idea for just filming the group hanging out, with a vague storyline about me turning up, getting drunk and ending up on the roof at 7am. I had to learn to edit and whatnot over a weekend, and our friend Mike Wendling (who's normal job is as a Radio 4 producer) helped with some camera work. The budget for the video was £85. That's £65 on a takeaway curry (from The Tiffin Tin in Hornsey) and £20 on wine. The outdoor shots were done near Abergavenny in South Wales and the rest was shot in a flat in North London. There's a very brief shot of my stuffed fox, and I was delighted to finally find a use for the Terrible Dog Painting that I bought from a car boot near Oxford. Nikki Kolk from Factory Floor once expressed an interest in purchasing it from me, but I'm glad I hung onto it. Now that I've done this I intend to move into feature films, and expect to be very successful at it."
Though Singing Adams predominately remains Steven's project, he's now joined by bassist Michael Wood (Michaelmas), drummer Melinda Bronstein (Absentee, Wet Paint) and guitar player Matthew Ashton (The Leaf Library, Saloon).
The band will be on tour throughout the UK in April:
19/04/11 The Lexington, London
17/04/11 Deaf Institute, Manchester
16/04/11 Brudenell Soc. Club, Leeds
15/04/11 Cumberland Arms, Newcastle
14/04/11 Puzzle Hall, Sowerby Bridge
12/04/11 The Musician, Leicester
11/04/11 The Louisiana, Bristol
10/04/11 10 Feet Tall, Cardiff
09/04/11 The Haymakers, Cambridge
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