All albums, EPs and tracks by Mister Hughes & the Crow Bone Chorus and/or Craig Hughes are now deleted on all physical formats and from all digital download and streaming services. It might take a while for them to disappear completely but wheels are in motion.
This was the first stage of a long-standing plan – sort of – and it had been my intention to re-release much of this material in a different form over the next year or two although, post-COVID, plans are looking a lot less certain. So please bear with me as I ponder these things alone in a darkened room while developing a nervous tic and a drink problem.
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THERE WILL BE NO GIGS IN THE NEAR FUTURE. DUH. EXPECT SOLO AND BAND DATES TO BE BOOKED AS SOON AS IS PRACTICAL. PROBABLY IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE BIG METEOR STRIKE.
I’ll be sticking some videos up soon and there’s Other Stuff in the works, so there’s that.
I’m sad to report that Ally has had to bow out of the Crow Bone Chorus due to unforseen circumstances/life being a bitch/musical similarities. Bryan and I will soldier on but oor lanky drummist will be sorely missed.
Ally, Bryan and I started playing together in the ’90s as Smother Party before regrouping about eight years ago as Dog Moon Howl, gigging around Scotland and releasing a well-received album and EP, while Ally and I also kicked about as the Craig Hughes Two. When Dog Moon Howl seemed to have run its course, we all kept working together as Mister Hughes & the Crow Bone Chorus. We recorded an album, Seeing Ghosts, which has been in something of a state of limbo after a limited launch at the end of last year. We were all rather pleased with it though, eh.
It’s been a gas and I wish Ally all the best. I’m proud of the work we did together – I’m sure we’ll do it all again sometime. Whether he likes it or not.
The new album recording is nearly complete. It’ll be the first using the “Mister Hughes” moniker and the first with the full band, Mister Hughes & The Crow Bone Chorus. Album launch will be at The 13th Note, Glasgow on November 25th.
There’s a bunch of photos and updates coming soon (once the teething problems with this furshlugginer website are ironed out).
Apologies for the lack of news etc. since last year – I’m afraid life rather got in the way. This site will be being updated regularly (at least weekly) again as of now. There will be news about gigs, releases and new sounds coming soon. In the meantime …
I’ll be playing a showcase gig with new band The Crow Bone Chorus at The Audio Lounge in Glasgow on Saturday afternoon, May 5th. More details to follow.