Pilgrimage And Memory is a new ambient album from Paul Statham layering 28 tracks of audio mostly taken from the Camino de Santiago, an 800km Pilgrims walk across Norther Spain. Available to stream/download and with an accompanying video that can be downloaded from this site. A vinyl style CD with original artwork/signed is also available from the Bandcamp link below
From the 22/04/23 to 29/04/23 Paul returned to the remote Scottish peninsula of Knoydart for the 2nd time, again with fellow mentor Shelly McErlaine. It was a sellout and a success being highly enjoyable with some greatsongs written and performed live in the local community hall on the last evening!
Paul joined fellow lecturer and award winning experimental guitarist Dan Pennie with their students for a mash up of Julie Cruises 'Falling" and Nine Inch Nails 'Perfect Drug' at Solent University for the annual anthems night! Paul then returned next day as guest judge for the annual Solent Sounds 'Battle Of The Bands'
Paul and Shelly Poole are the guest mentors at the 2nd Knoydart songwriting retreat from 24th April 2023. As it says, "sold out" !
Paul with the legend that is Stevo, music business terrorist,
owner of the Some Bizzare label
and former manager of Paul's band B-Movie as well as manager
and label boss to Soft Cell and The The amongst others. This was at Rough Trade East where Stevo was interviewed on stage by author Wesley Doyle regarding his new book 'Conform To Deform, the story of Some Bizzare Records
B-Movie played a storming set at Rough Trade East on Tuesday 28th February 2023. This was also the book launch for 'Conform to Deform, the story of Some Bizzare Records by Wesley Doyle where B-Movie first really started with the track 'Moles' on the Some Bizzare album.
SAFO songwriting Workshop in North London on 29th January 2023. Great fun and lovely people. Paul said of the event ' A really talented group of writers and I look forward to doing this again'
Paul was a guest mentor at the sold out SAFO songwriting Workshop in North London on 29th January 2023. Other mentors were Nick Gale aka Digital Farm Animals and Laurence Hobbs.
B-Movie played 2 shows on 16th December at The Salutation in Nottingham (a sold out home show) and supported The Chameleons at Manchester Academy to 3000 people on 17th December