Both Sides was the name of our old band in the 1980s. We did have a song called Both Sides but it was never released. This is another song which I wrote recently about humanity and the human condition. I thought I’d stick it up on bandcamp so now there’s a Boz Hayward Bandcamp page. I will make it available for download elsewhere too from March 3rd. In these uncertain times and with a new ‘leader of the free world’ I thought it appropriate to release a version now. Old stalwart Rob Haynes is on drums and Karl Sweinsson did a good job mastering it. Click here.
SHORTSCORES, the bozchestra Video Jam album is now available to stream and buy via Bandcamp. The timing couldn’t be better – on the back of the follow-up instrumental scores album FILMS IN MUSIC and almost exactly on Video Jam’s 5th birthday – It’s already 5 years since the original bozchestra performance at the Video Jam launch event at Antwerp Mansion in Manchester (Jan 29th 2012). Listen to >>> SHORTSCORES
‘Originally released on CD in 2013, Shortscores is the first body of work created soley for Video Jam to be recognised and released as an album. Boz has been associated with the Video Jam project (an ongoing series of unique experimental events that seek to explore and re-examine the relationship between moving image and sound) since it was conceived in 2011. From the launch at Antwerp Mansion in Manchester (29.01.12) onwards, bozchestra were invited to play at many early VJ events over the first two years. Boz wrote so much material it amassed an album! This was released originally in November 2013 as a CD. Now (from 17.1.17), it is released on the popular Bandcamp platform for streaming and purchasing. Enjoy.’
Check out Video Jam at videojam.co.uk
Films in Music is now available to stream and buy via Bandcamp. It seems like an important step to giving the album as much exposure as possible. Bandcamp is now a well-used platform giving people easy access to the music. SO HERE IT IS, FOLKS!
I have made a few cds up for people who don’t fancy downloading and want an artefact. They have all been individually handcrafted! You can get them at the legendary Piccadilly Records store in Manchester or order online via their website.Link to ‘Films in Music’ cd at Piccadilly Records
At last, Films in Music is now officially digitally released. You can buy it here… https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/films-in-music/id1140141723
Very pleased to announce that German Shepherd Records have teamed up with Bert Weill Productions to promote my work: the work of Boz Hayward and bozchestra. The first thing on the agenda is the new bozchestra album ‘Films in Music’ which is released on September 9th and is available now on iTunes and other download sites to pre-order.
Films in Music, the long awaited bozchestra instrumental follow-up to Shortscores is available for preorder from iTunes as of August 12th, 2016. It will shortly be available from most other regular download sites. The actual release date is September 9th, 2016. There will be a number of bozchestra shows in the autumn to promote FIM. So, preorder from today and make films in your mind!
One week from now I’ve got a further announcement to make relating to the whole Boz Hayward and bozchestra back catalogue and future albums – so continue to watch this space. In the meantime here is a link to a brief tour of FIM
Happy listening! Boz x
Watch this space for an announcement regarding the long-awaited bozchestra instrumental album. To help wet your appetite here is the main artwork. This is a photo I took from the back of a car down a country lane in March.
There’s rare chance to see bozchestra play on July 16th. This is a wonderful, free community festival in Whalley Range, Manchester in Manley Park on Clarendon Road – and we are on at 1.45 pm. The line-up is me, Mark Greer (slide guitar), Phil Robinson (guitarron bass), Rob haynes (drums) and Rick Burrows (trumpet).