PAUL MOSLEY and FOLKWIT Records proudly present the world premier of 'The Butcher'
Is it a gig?
Is it a ghost story?
A folk opera featuring Esther Dee, Jack Harris, Bird Radio, Moses and Paul Mosley and the red meat orchestra.
A light house fails, a love is lost, a darkness spreads and whispers 'hey, people are idiots. You should take charge of this place'...
And so the Butcher rises. Keeping his island isolated and every soul under his control, feeding his machines, turning the big wheels round and round, farting out... who knows what?
Will the work of two conflicting scientists, one gazing up into the stars, the other digging down into the past uncover more to life than the Butcher's 'Shadows On The Wall' to bring light - and hope - back to the island?
With a full supporting cast of sentient skeletons, drunken sailors, butcher birds and devil dogs 'the Butcher' is a unique gig experience, bringing together the best talent from London's fantastic folk and roots scene with a junk yard orchestra, a ripping, bloody yarn, some cracking songs and a hell of a lot of instruments...
The album 'The Butcher' is released May 27th on Folkwit records featuring
Jamie Lawson, Esther Dee, Moses, Carolyn Mark and Josienne Clarke.
Praise for Paul Mosley's last project 'A Chattering of Birds'
**** 'A garage orchestra of magic realist folk noir - Excellent' Q Magazine
**** 'This is great modern folk writing' R2 Magazine
**** 'He is not just good, he is magnificent' F.A.M.E. magazine
**** 'Album of the year - We are talking Mercury Prize level good' BBC 6Music Fresh on The Net