While and MatthNews

July 2015

08 July 2015

As well as the Duo Autumn tour and St Agnes Fountain dates now up on the website, there are a couple of extras gone in so please keep checking in for updates. Three fabulous festivals to come over the next few weeks; Music on the Marr in Cumbria which features not only a duo performance but a very rare 'All Along the Wall' performance too. Unfortunately, Rory is unable to be there and as Ruth was not available at the time of booking, Chris is taking her place alongside, Boo Hewerdine, Jez Lowe, Kate Bramley, Kate Fox, Elvis McGonagal and myself. This will be very special indeed. This is followed by Saltburn Festival, an old favourite of ours and following that, we make our debut at Towersy Festival, something we're so excited about and looking forward to, not only playing but seeing the wealth of talent on the bill.

Other exciting news, for those of you that haven't managed to catch Chris and Kellie on any of their dates so far, there's still a few left so get along and treat your ears to some glorious Mother / Daughter harmonies. You might want to pick up a copy of their brand new album 'Indigo' while you're there! For those of you not able to see them live, you can order your copy of 'Indigo' at www.chrisandkelliewhile.co.uk

Have a great Summer and hopefully see you out there folks

Tour Dates

01 July 2015

While and Matthews Autumn tour and St Agnes Fountain tour dates are now up on the Tour page. Always worth booking early as many venues tend to sell out so get your tickets while you can folks!

New Single 'I Don't Know' Out Now

22 April 2015

Chris and Julie's new single 'I Don't Know' is out now!

Please follow the links below to download and keep While and Matthews on the radio!!

Downloads are available from iTunes or Amazon

Welcome!

20 January 2015

Now you're here, why not join our mailing list? Click on the contacts tab at the top of the page and follow the link.

To download the single, 'If this were your last day' from iTunes here.

You can buy the CD in our shop here.

For regular updates follow us on facebook.

Busy week!

05 January 2015

Hey everybody. So we have a busy week this week with the Radio 2 playlist happening (3 plays over the weekend on Alex Lester, Bob Harris and Richard Madeley standing in for Wogan) and our live session on the Mark Radcliffe Show on Wednesday evening at 7pm. During the show (before or after wont go to the folk show) you can text 88291 with your feedback and comments. Mark loves that, especially if loads come in for him to read out so fingers at the ready folks please! We'll also give you the hashtag for the Twitter feed if any of you do that kind of thing and all other social networking feeds nearer the time so please keep checking in here.

Remember to let us know if you hear the single on the Radio! It's great to be sharing this adventure with you.

We're also delighted to announce that we have now made all our UK orders on CDs free p+p in the While and Matthews shop.

WHILE AND MATTHEWS NEWSLETTER - January 2015

31 December 2014

Happy New Year everybody! We wish you all that you wish for yourselves. Speaking of wishes, a few of ours are being granted over the next few weeks and we hope you can hop on this roller coaster of a start to 2015 with us.

'IF THIS WERE YOUR LAST DAY' - single download release

Firstly, we are releasing a single from our album, Who We Are. It is 'If This Were Your Last Day' (appropriate for this time of year considering it's all about not putting off the bucket list). It's download only and the release date is 12th January. We are kindly asking each and every one of you if you will buy it. What would be even better is if you could get your friends and family to download it too. Here are the links to pre-order it on both Amazon and iTunes. It costs 79p.

For iTunes go to https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/if-this-were-your-last-day/id950429244?uo=4&at=10l9qC

For Amazon go to http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00QUN4HQ4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B00QUN4HQ4&linkCode=as2&tag=propemusicd05-21&linkId=4DAGCZ6FVJAM6PMF

Please note, in order for this to count in any charts, you have to download the single, not the album track. The above links take you to the single.

BBC RADIO 2 PLAYLIST AND LIVE SESSIONS

We are also delighted to announce that we've made it onto the Radio 2 playlist the week commencing the 3rd of January so you will hopefully be hearing us on daytime Radio 2. This is something very rare for our genre of music and if we can capitalise on this with getting the single download to chart in the independent category this could potentially set us on a new and exciting path, making our music more visible and accessible to mainstream listeners. In conjunction with this, Stuart Maconie did a piece on us in the New Year's Radio Times - again, a fantastic way of raising our profile to the mainstream. The piece mentioned our live session on the Mark Radcliffe Radio 2 show on the 7th January at 7pm. Please listen in if you can. If not, listen again. Just a couple of weeks later and we'll be heading to London to do another live session on Weekend Wogan on the 1st February. With over 3 million listeners, let's hope a few of them follow your lead and buy the single too.

AND FINALLY...

Phew! What a start to the year it's going to be...singles, sessions and who knows where all of this could lead. What we hope above all else that you'll take this journey with us. We couldn't do any of this without your fantastic support. Happy New Year.

With love and heartfelt thanks,

Chris and Julie

Bob Harris 'Country Nights' featuring Chris While

14 October 2014

Last year Chris performed in a special house concert hosted by Beth Nielsen Chapman at her home in Nashville alongside Beth, Gretchen Peters, Kim Carnes, Suzy Boggus and a host of other amazing musicians.

It was filmed as part of Bob Harris' 'Country Nights' season and will be shown on BBC's red button on the 14th November at 11.30pm and looped though the night.

New Album 'Who We Are' for sale now!

01 October 2014

The new Album is now for sale in the shop. Just click on the shop tab at the top of the page..

The tour is upon us!

22 September 2014

Woohoo....the tour starts in two days and we're all psyched up here at W&M headquarters. So let's see what lovely things we're bringing out with us to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. Well top of the list of course is our brand new album 'Who We Are', we've been banging on about it for so long now that it's time you judged for yourselves what all the fuss is about! Next of course are our limited edition poster prints of Julie's original artwork. We also have a newly packaged double CD of two back-catalogue albums (Higher Potential and Stage 2) in a new sleeve at a bargain price of 10.

Then there all our offers and giveaways; bring a friend for the first time and we will give them a complimentary copy of The Best of While and Matthews. But what about rewards for our loyal fans? Well, you asked for it and we delivered the W&M loyalty card, six stamps and you get a free back catalogue CD or songbook of your choice. We're also still taking online requests, just put your request and venue you're coming to on a PM on here and we will pick one a night to do. We've already had loads of really great ones. We're also really pleased to announce that we are finally able to take all major debit/credit cards on our merch desk again.

So good people....COME ON DOWN....and help us celebrate our 20th anniversary and make this the best While and Matthews tour EVER!

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New Sheffield gig just in!

19 September 2014

Woohoo....a lovely intimate house concert has just been added in our home town of Sheffield on 13th October. People in the area, this is going to be very up close and personal and totally unique so get yourself a place reserved, tickets are very limited. http://www.liveatsams.co.uk/events

The 2015 BBC Radio 2

We are delighted to announce that Chris & Julie have once again been nominated in the BEST DUO category in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

New Album release

Who Are We cd

Chris & Julie's new album, Who We Are, is available to buy online now from our CD shop.

Upcoming tour dates

Chris While and Julie Matthews playing live
While & Matthews Spring and Summer Concerts & Festivals
Sat 15th Aug Seahouses
Sun 16th Aug Saltburn
Mon 31st Aug Oxfordshire
Chris & Kellie While
Sat 5th Sep Llanwddyn
Sun 13th Sep Swanage
While & Matthews Autumn Tour
Sat 19th Sep Peel
Thu 1st Oct Stony Stratford
Fri 2nd Oct Ulverston
Sat 3rd Oct Wigton
Thu 8th Oct Southport

Go to the tour dates page for full details.