While and MatthNews

Thank you!

21 March 2014

A big thank you to Alison for sending me the fabulous new hand shaker to replace the one that broke on last year's Aggie tour, it's absolutely perfect. Unfortunately, you didn't include your address so I'm having to post my thanks here in the hope that it will reach you! Chris.

Party On The lawn While & Matthews 20th Anniversary Saturday 21st June 2014

31 January 2014

5...4...3...2...1... TICKETS ARE NOW LIVE! Book on the tour page....

This year's guest list, in celebration of our 20 years as a duo is a very special one indeed and all with strong connections to us.

The While and Matthews Band - (There will no doubt be other surprise guests take to the stage throughout the night too) By way of tipping our hats to another of our past projects we will be performing a short Blue Tapestry set as well as our own songs and party songs.

St Agnes Fountain (Chris & Julie with David Hughes and Chris Leslie) - How could we not include a band that has been such an intrinsic part of our career for the last 13 years. No bah hum bugs please, get into the spirit and help us make this fun fun fun! All Christmas hats welcome!)

While, Matthews and While. - we've started taking every opportunity we can to sing with Kellie, this is always very special.

Our special guests this year are;

Ashley Hutchings and Blair Dunlop - As Ashley was the person responsible for bringing us together through The Albion Band, it feels very fitting that he be a part of this day. Making it extra special for us, he will be performing a rare concert with his son, Blair Dunlop, a rising star, awesome talent, BBC Folk Award winner, plus we have known him all his life!

Elbow Jane - A favourite of POTL and unsurprisingly as they are BRILLIANT.

Chris Leslie - A rare and unique solo performance.

Edwina Hayes - we've become huge fans of Edwina in the last few years and want you all to hear what we keep banging on about. What a voice!

The Yirdbards - opening the day for us, a very talented local trio.

Tickets this year are 46 each, we have a limited number of free under 16's tickets so first come first serve on these.

Camping is 10 per Pitch (one tent OR one caravan/van) for maximum of two nights (Friday & Saturday).

All tickets will be sold this year through wegottickets (on line).

Please note that your tickets WILL NOT be posted to you, you must print out your conformation email and bring it with you to trade for your wristbands.

Anyone with disabilities, please contact Rob on either rob@prebendal.com or 01793 790485.

All info including maps and how to get there are on the wegottickets 'Party On The Lawn' page.

Please remember that this is an outdoor event and even though it may be summer and lovely weather in the day, it can get very cool in the evening so PLEASE bring warm clothing and maybe a cosy blanket!!!

It has been known to rain in England in the summer (!!!) so a brolly would be a good idea too.

There will be a bar and several food outlets. The local pub is also available for hot food.

To order your tickets, please go to;

http://www.wegottickets.com/partyonthelawn

All indications point toward a sell out this year so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Two Decades of W&M

22 January 2014

Well it's the first month of a brand new year and this is going to be our most exciting year to date. We are celebrating 20 glorious years of While and Matthews and we want YOU to be a part of it. Can you remember the first time you saw us and the way our music / performance made you feel? Why not tell us about it? Even better, why not tell someone else about it? Encourage them to see and hear it for themselves. We have so many plans for this year; regular blogs, session videos from our studio posted regularly on our social networks, new songs, new albums, more new songs for various projects and of course the BEST Anniversary party in the land - Party on the Lawn. (More about that later). Remember, every time you share or like a post on Facebook, all your friends see us too. Thanks for being part of this incredible journey, now let's see where the next decade takes us eh?

Party on the Lawn news

18 November 2013

Party on the Lawn is now confirmed for the 21st June 2014 and we will be announcing the guest list in January. Tickets will go on sale in the new year!!! Hooray what a way to celebrate the our 20th year as a duo!!

New Album release

Infinite Sky cd

Chris & Julie's new album, Infinite Sky, is now available to buy online from our CD shop.

Party on the Lawn 2014

Visit the Party on the Lawn website for more information.

Upcoming tour dates

Chris While and Julie Matthews playing live
Chris & Kellie While
Fri 25th Apr Upwood, Cambs
Sat 26th Apr Faldingworth
Sun 27th Apr Chester
While & Matthews Spring and Summer Concerts & Festivals
Sat 10th May Cromer
Fri 30th May Doncaster
Fri 6th Jun Wentworth, South Yorkshire
Chris & Kellie While
Sun 15th Jun Hitchin
Mon 16th Jun Nettlebed, Near Henley
While & Matthews Spring and Summer Concerts & Festivals
Sat 21st Jun Bishopstone, Nr Swindon
Chris & Kellie While
Fri 27th Jun Alfriston, E. Sussex

Go to the tour dates page for full details.