28 musicians from around the world have collaborated on an album in support of Wales' homeless charity "Shelter Cymru", Listen here.
Released on Jan 6th 2020
Listen to all 14 tracks (in full) here:
Spotify - Apple Music - iTunes - Amazon
"Serious points disguised in pretty tunes and arresting imagery... music I want to share with everyone who'll listen."
(Dai Jeffries - R2 magazine)
"If music was a box of chocolates, this would be the quality selection of hard and soft centres. Sputnik has converted this reviewer into a fan."
(Ron D Bowes - folking.org)
Some recent history:
Armed with a ukulele and a lot of cutting-edge new songs, Sputnik had embarked on a "Live & Ukelear" busking/gigging tour, using public transport (whenever possible) - accompanied by Dan Matterhorn (trumpet) & R.Mary (bass).
That was then, this is now, but the band are still booking festivals & gigs for 2020/21.
From 2011-2015 Sputnik performed with The Men They Couldn't Hang (playing drums & piano on their acclaimed album The Defiant). In 2018 he released a 12" music & spoken word vinyl LP in collaboration with the seminal American author Luke Rhinehart - "The Dice Man Speaks". As a session musician Sputnik has busked with Eddie Izzard, jammed with Jools Holland, recorded for Sony BMG & played at 1000's of venues & festivals across Europe.
Sputnik has released numerous original albums (250+ songs to date) and remains one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation.
Sputnik's archives (videos, previous albums, and info) can be found here.
|March 13th||Book Club, Bridgend|
|April 10th||Vista Lounge, Llanelli|
|May 1st||CWRW, Carmarthen|
|May 8th||The Sal, Llandeilo|
|May 15th||White Lion, Ferryside|
|June 19th||Elysium Gallery, Swansea|
|July 19th||Hiraeth Festival, Newport|
(dates to be confirmed)