Saturday 15 July 2017

Reactions to "Bonjour" the debut album by Francis Macdonald & Harry Pye

"A thoughtful collaboration with Macdonald providing the elegant soundtrack to Pye's lyrics on art appreciation, nostalgic reminisces and the simple pleasures." Fiona Shepherd, The Scotsman Newspaper. “Punky vignettes, fusing spoken word with classic pop, easy listening and more” - Robin Murray (CLASH magazine) “Old fashioned, poignant, likeable and offbeat. Macdonald is a dab hand with sweet melodic easy-listening indie numbers, while Pye contributes spoken word anecdotes that are perfectly written, clumsily delivered and gripping” – Thomas H. Green (The Arts Desk) Sympathy For Jean-Luc Godard is “shimmering and radiating feel good vibes” Mark Barton (God Is In The TV website) “Delightful stuff.” Roland Monger (Listen with Monger website) "Odd but good" **** (Jenny Bulley Mojo Magazine) “I Feel Like a Record That’s Scratched is pure catchy power pop... a work of art.” Calum Craig (Is This Music? Website) “Wonderfully quirky” – Flux magazine “The results of their collaboration will make you want to smile” – Carlos Benito (El Correo website). Bonjour the art pop album that everyone is talking about is available on i-tunes, Spotify, Amazon, Rough Trade in London, Monorail Music in Glasgow and all good record shops in UK/Europe. For signed copies visit:
The photo below of Francis and Harry at Tate Britain standing under "Forms in Space…by Light (in Time)" by Cerith Wyn Evans was taken by Gordon Beswick.

Monday 10 July 2017

Bonjour Vauxhall

Yesterday art fans flocked to Vauxhall in south London to see The Art Car Boot Fair. The ACBF began in 2004. The founders of the event are Karen Ashton and Helen Hayward. Find out more by visiting here: Every artist The Rebel magazine spoke to was excited about "Bonjour" the debut album by Francis Macdonald and Harry Pye - and who can blame them?
Above: Sir Peter Blake CBE R.A.
Above: The fantastic Jessie Voorsanger
Above: The outrageous, the controversial, the provocative Marcus Harvey
Above: Glasgow's Godfather of Pose: Bruce Mclean
Above: Bob & Roberta Smith OBE R.A.
Above: Britain's Top light Entertainer and rising art star: Vic Reeves
Above:The fantastic and wonderful Geraldine Swayne
Above:The lovely Dan Coombs
Above: The irresistible Raul Pina Perez
Above: The artist Darren Coffield who is also the author of "Factual Nonsense: The Art & Death of Joshua Compton"
Above: amazing Australian artist and Artlyst contributor Martin Brown
Bonjour the art pop album that everyone is talking about is avavilable on i-tunes, Spotify, Amazon, Rough Trade in London, Monorail Music in Glasgow and all good record shops in UK/Europe.

Thursday 6 July 2017

"It's A Friendly, Friendly World With Team Beswick and Pye"

Gordon Beswick and Harry Pye have been collaborating with Jonas Ranson (of Blacklisted Editions) on a set of prints. "It's A Friendly, Friendly World with Team Beswick & Pye" opens on Tuesday the 18th of July at Gallery Below. The private view will be short and sweet - it will start at 5.30pm and end at 6.30pm! However the prints will stay up on the walls for at least a month. The cafe is open for breakfast (Monday to Friday) from 7.30am until 10am and open for lunch (Monday to Friday) from 11.30am until 2.30pm). Cafe below is situated in the 1,000 year old crypt of St Mary Le Bow Church which houses the famous Bow Bells that are mentioned in the story of Dick Whittington.
To find out more about Jonas & Blacklisted editions visit: To find out more about Galley Below visit: To find out more about Cafe Below visit: The address of the gallery is: St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, EC2V 6AU It's a very short walk from Bank tube station. Below is a print Jonas made of Beswick & Pye's painting "The Life Drawing Class" (After Matisse).