Gig updates / Spinal Tap?

With a week to go til the new album is officially released, it’s typical of us that we’ve run into a hiccup.  Carl is currently hospitalised, possibly as a tribute to Spinal Tap, but more likely as he’s waiting for a major operation.

This has obviously had an impact on our gig schedule – we’re going to postpone the Northampton and London shows til later in the year when Carl is back on his feet, however, the Birmingham and Leeds gigs are a bit close to call off and so will be going ahead, albeit more acoustically.

Having done a secret warm up gig in Bradford as an acoustic 3 piece, we know it’s still going to be fun.  The positives are that the audience get to hear the words a bit more and not go home with their ears ringing too much; the negatives are that you don’t get to experience Carl’s amazing drumming skills and we don’t rock half as much.

Anyway, click here for the Facebook events for Birmingham on Sat 25th March at the Actress and Bishop and Leeds on Wed 5th April at The Brudenell Social Club and let us know if you’re coming!

Entry to both gigs comes with a free download of the new album!


Psst… Want a sneak preview of the album?


Seeing as it’s a month before the official launch of the album, here’s a treat for you – you can now stream the full album on Soundcloud here.

We’d love to hear what you think, so add your comments to the tracks – and of course, tell as many people as possible using the magical powers of social media!

Remember the only way to get the CD and full artwork will be to buy from Kool Kat Musik from 27th March.

We’ve also got Facebook events for all of the upcoming gigs  (click on the city / town below)- please let us know if you’re coming!







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!