With the album due out on 27th March, we’ve booked some gigs to celebrate – here they are (with more to be added soon!)

25th March – Birmingham, Actress and Bishop
5th April      – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
6th May       – Northampton, Three Horse Shoes
13th May      – London, Spice of Life
See you there!

Good News Part 2

So, two bits of fantastic news.  Firstly, Black Sky Thinking is going to be released on CD in the USA by The Kool Kat Music label.  It’s the first Captain Wilberforce album to get an official release in the US – in fact until now all our albums and EPs have been self released through our Blue Tuxedo label, so it’s a really positive step.


Secondly, we have the marvellous Paddy Forwood doing the press for the new album again. Paddy has done the PR for pretty much all my musical heros – Mark Kozelek, Ryan Adams, Paul Westerberg, Bob Mould, and Frank Black amongst many others.  Paddy was instrumental in getting us some great national press for Ghost Written Confessions, so fingers and toes are crossed for this album.

We’re currently looking to book some gigs around March for the album launch.  If you want us to play near you, please get in touch.

Merry Christmas all!

Good news – part one

(Apart from the website being functional again, which it is!)

The new album “Black Sky Thinking” is now mastered and the artwork is nearly ready.  It will be officially released in  March 2017, which isn’t the schedule we were hoping for, but hey, that’s the way it goes sometimes!  We’re all really excited that the two re-mastered  EPs hang together so well as an album with the five newly recorded songs.

“Black Sky Thinking” will be released both as a CD and a download via BandCamp and we’ll be playing a select few gigs across the UK as part of the launch.  There’s more really good news (part 2!) about this that you’ll hear soon; suffice to say we’re pretty chuffed about something!

Thanks again for being patient – it could have been worse, I mean look how long you have to wait for Guns’n’Roses albums to come along!



Back at the Cavern

Hopefully if you’ve liked the Captain Wilberforce Facebook page (course you have!) you’ll have seen that we’re playing the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool tomorrow evening (Monday 23rd May).  We’re actually playing 2 gigs tomorrow evening – the first at about 6:30pm and the second about 9pm across the road at the Cavern Pub.  As the gigs are part of the annual IPO festival, entrance is free and there are bands on from about 5pm at both venues til late.

Hope some of you can make it along – if you do you’ll hear the première performance of a new song that’s going to be on the upcoming album – Stickleback Toffee.

As always, if you do make it along, come up and say hi after the gigs!



Say hello…

…to Max, our new bass player.  Or Massimiliano if we’re being precise – we had to import him all the way from Italy!

So along with me, and completing our live line-up is the irrepressible Carl, who’s been with me since before recording “Everyone Loves a Villain” and Rob who’s on his second stint with me on guitar.

You’ll get your first chance to see us at the Cavern on May 23rd as part of the International Pop Overthrow festival – we’ll be playing twice that evening, so you’ll get to hear some unreleased songs and a couple of older songs I’m not sure we’ve ever played live before.  And it’s free entry!

More info as it happens.