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Richard Barbieri - Following on from successful appearances at the Seventh Wave electroic music festival in Birmingham, Richard's new album "Planets + Persona" will be released on March 3rd 2017 on KScope. Richard plans a series of concerts throughout 2017 with different guest musicians, culminating in a full band show towards the end of the year. Tickets for Richard's appearances in Exeter, Birmingham and London are on sale now.

March 16th Exeter Phoenix - with Grice

March 25th Masterclass/Talk Birmingham Institute

March 25th Electronic Music Conference with Martyn Ware, Chris Payne and Rusty Egan, Birmingham Institute (note that this is not a concert it is a speaking engagement)

March 26th Birmingham Blue Orange Theatre - with Grice (Afternoon show)

March 26th Birmingham Blue Orange Theatre - with Grice (Evening show)

March 28th Hoxton Hall, with guests Lisen Rylander and Grice

Steve Jansen - "Tender Extinction" album released this year on vinyl, CD and download. Steve played live with Yukihiro Takahashi and MetaFive as well as with the Alma Project in Japan in August and September 2016. Steve continues to work on his new band project Exit North.

David Sylvian has been recording new material in 2016 and is expected to announce a release date soon. The material is rumoured to be song-based but he has also recorded improvisational sessions, so some commentators think that there is more than one project happening.

Mick Karn's solo back catalogue from the 1990s and 2000s has been re-released on vinyl and CD during the last year. Every year fans pay tribute to Mick on his birthday (24th July)
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