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31st  March 2020

Milton Hide in Lockdown

Our album recording has sadly ground to a halt in the current lockdown but we will be getting on with what we can. It's looking increasingly unlikely that our launch date will be 18th July, but we're not throwing in the towel just yet.
The album WILL happen, sooner or later, so please bear with us.
In the meantime we are writing new songs and have recorded a single at home which we'll be releasing very soon.

The Milton Hide Slipper Sessions have started - our next one is due on Saturday 4th April at 8pm. Go to our facebook page (Facebook.com/miltonhide) and you should be able to watch even if you don't have a facebook account. 
The videos stay on there so you can watch later and we'll try to get them up on our YOUTUBE channel too. 

Jim has included the piano into our set now, as we don't have to cart it around to gigs, so that's a new departure!

Stay strong, keep singing, keep dancing and we'll see you soon.

Love from Milton Hide

xx

You can watch our Facebook Live videos (either live or after the event) on our Facebook page. Here's the one we did on 18th March in place of the Leytonstone gig at What's Cookin'
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18th March 2020

Milton Hide Slipper Sessions

Due to the current situation with regard to the virus, all of our forthcoming gigs have been cancelled. On all gig dates we will be doing an online concert instead - go to our Facebook page to watch!

Our own forthcoming events - the birdsong tour in May, the Album Launch in July and the Garden Concert in August are all scheduled to go ahead for now. 

This was out first attempt at a Facebook Live video to trial a new song.
Watch our future Milton Hide Slipper Sessions on Facebook

25th February 2020

We did it!!

Thank you  - we raised over £1700 on Crowdfunder, an amazing figure. We have had such wonderful support, financially and morally, that we know we're on the right track (pun intended). 'Temperature's Rising', the album is on schedule for the launch on 18th July!!

Anyone who has chosen a Reward on the Crowdfunder page, we will be in touch soon to let you know when to expect your reward.

What's next?
We have some other events lined up to help raise the extra cash needed for the album project:

Dinner with Milton Hide - Friday 6th March, 7pm - £40
Bluebell Farmhouse Kitchen, Bates Green, Arlington, East Sussex
Enjoy a wonderful 2 course meal and canapes made by the amazing Philippa Vine at the Bluebell farmhouse Kitchen.
Book tickets www.bluebellfarmhousekitchen.co.uk

Birdsong Tour of Milton Hide (the place) - Thus 21st May, 8pm - £15
Join local bird enthusiast, Charlie Peverett, on a guided 2 hour group walk to Milton Hide in Wilmington Wood (East Sussex, UK). Learn to identify the many sounds of birds including, hopefully, nightingalesJoin local bird enthusiast, Charlie Peverett, on a guided 2 hour group walk to Milton Hide in Wilmington Wood (East Sussex, UK). Learn to identify the many sounds of birds including, hopefully, nightingales. 
Book tickets by emailing info@miltonhide.com

Garden Party Concert at Pickhams - Sat 22nd August, 2pm - £10
Join us in the beautiful gardens of Pickhams in Wilmington, East Sussex, for a Milton Hide concert with a support. Bring a picnic and your own drinks.
Book tickets by emailing info@miltonhide.com

Here's a a video of our latest session in the studio, filmed by Alex Thomas - www.iamalexthomas.com

24th February 2020

Over £300 raised for CALM

We are really pleased to be able to donate over £300 to the charity CALM from sale of our single, Say It All The time.

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day.

£8 can answer one potentially life-saving call
£20 can put CALM materials in the hands of campaigners
£80 can run our website for a day
£170 keeps one phone line open from 5pm to midnight for an evening

www.thecalmzone.net

Thank you to everyone who has downloaded the single.
This is an ongoing fundraiser with all proceeds from the single being donated to CALM. Visit miltonhide.bandcamp.com/track/say-it-all-the-time to download your copy.

14th February 2020

Feeling the love!

Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far - we're doing really well with the album fund

We've got another week to run so there is still time to choose from the great selection of rewards on offer.

You can book us for a House Concert in your own home! Go to the Crowdfunder Page – click SUPPORT US and then choose the reward you want. 

12th February 2020

Progress on the album...

11th February 2020

And the winner is....

We've finally come up with a title for our debut album:

Temperature's Rising

It seemed appropriate in the current climate (pun intended) and fits well with some of the tracks that feature on the album.

It also goes really well with the painting created by Helen Bryant as the cover illustration. Here's a little bit of it as a teaser - we'll show you the whole thing when the design is finished, including lettering by carol Kemp.

We are lucky to know so many creative people!

You can pre-order your copy of the album, Temperature's Rising, now by  going to the Crowdfunder Page – click SUPPORT US and then choose the reward you want. 

8th February 2020

Milton Hide's First Album

Our Crowdfunder project is to help us raise funds to record our first full album. It's an incredibly exciting project and we have lots of wonderful and talented people involved.
The end product will be an album available as a tangible and rather beautiful CD. And for those who no longer use CD players, you can buy a digital download. 

You can pre-order your copy now by  going to the Crowdfunder Page – click SUPPORT US and then choose the reward you want. 

By the way, before you check out you can change the optional 'tip' to Crowdfunder to £0 if you wish - it comes up as an automatic 15% for some reason, please don't be put off. We do appreciate the Crowdfunder site and it is helping us raise funds, but they do get a percentage of the funds raised via the site so a tip isn't essential. 

Here's a video of us performing our song, Christmas Lite

I know it's not Christmas, but it's not REALLY about Christmas, it's about being happy with the simple things in life. We're really pleased with this video created Andrew Nicholls of Agony Inc.

7th February 2020

Milton Hide's First Album

One of my favourite rewards that we are offering for supporters of our Crowdfunder Project is a Birdsong Tour of Milton Hide (the place).
Join local bird enthusiast, Charlie Peverett, on a guided 2 hour group walk to Milton Hide in Wilmington Wood (East Sussex, UK). Learn to identify the many sounds of birds including, hopefully, nightingales. Thursday 21st May, 2020. 8pm - 10pm.

The project ends on 20th February so don't miss out on booking your ticket to this lovely event. Charlie came to Pickhams in Wilmington last Spring and helped to identify an incredible number of songbirds in the gardens and local area to a large (but quiet ssssh) group. 

Here's a video of us performing our song, A Little Bit Alike

This show was at what was the Underground Theatre in Eastbourne, but is now The Grove Theatre, the venue where we will be holding our Album Launch in July!

5th February 2020

Milton Hide's First Album

Another reward we are offering to help raise funds for our First Album Project is a Milton Hide Appearance at Your Event
We'll join you at your event - birthday party, private dining, celebration, etc - and perform up to a 60 minute concert of our own songs. For venues further than 20 miles from Wilmington, East Sussex we would need to charge extra travel expenses (ask us for details)

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/milton-hide-first-album

Here's a video (on Facebook) of us at a recent practice...

Milton Hide in Sunflower Field

4th February 2020

Milton Hide's First Album

We are delighted by, and grateful for the support that we have received by so many people for our Crowdfunder project.
The project, Milton Hide's First Album, runs until 20th February and we are already a quarter of the way to achieving our target. We now just need a push to get us over the line and realise the full potential of the project.

We have set up lots of Rewards for people to choose from on the Crowdfunder page - we don't expect something for nothing. You can buy special T shirts (not available on our shop page yet), buy other merchandise, get tickets to events and lots more.

Of course, you can pre-order a copy of the album on CD! This is what we are working towards - recording our very first album and releasing it on CD.  Head over to the Crowdfunder page and reserve your copy now! 
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/milton-hide-first-album

When you visit the page, be sure to click the orange SUPPORT US button to see the full list of rewards on offer

Here's a video of us performing our song, Pull The wool