24/11/2012 - November News!

A very warm HELLO from The Toy Hearts HQ! Since our return from Texas we have been keeping busy with five UK shows already under our belt and more dates to see us through the rest of November/December 2012. Be sure to check out our Annual Christmas Special at The Hare and Hounds in Birmingham, and our NYE Hootenanny Show at The All Saints Centre in Lewes (dates and details listed below).

2013 looks set to be a VERY exciting year for The Toy Hearts as we embark on another tour of Germany in February that will see us travelling round the country for majority of the month. As always we are working with the fantastic Rainer Zellner @ Music Contact and whilst our schedule is still being finalised, anyone interested booking us for this tour should do so at: http://www.musiccontact.com. We always have a great time touring Germany, last year we performed 19 consecutive dates and we only hope to keep just as busy this time around!

As some of you may know Hannah, Sophia and Stewart were granted year long USA Visas, back in October 2012. As a result of our recent trip to Texas we have, as a band and family, had much discussion over how best to plan the year ahead. Although 2012 saw The Toy Hearts playing some great UK festivals and shows, we recognise that we are at an important stage for our musical development. We are therefore, very pleased to finally announce 'officially' that we have made the decision to relocate to Austin, Texas in May 2013 for six months. The band are currently in discussion with various booking agents and although based in Austin, where we have built a reputation and following, we intend to work as many of the major festivals during this time frame, both bluegrass and western swing, that we possibly can. The current opportunities arising for the time we intend to spend in the States look both promising and exciting, as we consider offers from influential producers in both music and film. It has been a big step for us to take, but we over the moon to have finally made it and very much look forward to the year ahead!!!

We would like to stress that we are taking UK bookings for January, March and April 2013 and commit to all shows currently in the diary. Anyone wishing to arrange a show during that period can do so through the booking form on our website, but note that we will not be taking any further bookings after 18th May 2013.

Remaining UK Tour Dates November/December 2012

Saturday 24th November 2012
The Playhouse 2 - Shaw, Oldham
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £10.00
Website: http://playhouse2.org

Thursday 29th November 2012
The Musician - Leicester
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £7.00
Website: www.themusicianpub.co.uk

Wednesday 5th December 2012
David Murphy's - Stourbridge
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £10.00
Website: www.davidmurphys.co.uk

Saturday 15th December 2012
The Wheelhouse - Barnsley
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £10.00
Website: http://barnsleyhouseconcerts.moonfruit.com

Thursday 20th December 2012
The Toy Hearts Christmas Special @ The Hare and Hounds - Birmingham
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £7.00 Adv/£8.00 On the Door
Website: http://hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk/event-listings/event/?eventID=10024161

Monday 31st December 2012
New Years Eve Hootenanny @ All Saints - Lewes
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £16.00
Website: www.unionmusicstore.com/new-years-eve-hootennanny