Culturepool played a big part in The Trestles. They put us on at the Working Class Music Festival in 2009 and our last major gig in Liverpool was to headline their 5th birthday bash at ‘Above the Beaten Track’ last August. A book has been published to celebrate their achievements and Al O’Hare is featured with a double page spread talking about his feelings for Culturepool.
Have a look here on pages 44-45.
- Laura McKinlay & Alan O’Hare, Liverpool, December 2011.
A brief update from Al: I’ve been in Crosstown Studios in Liverpool to record demos for our next move. All will be revealed in 2012, suffice it to say that we will be a new band, with a new name, brand new songs and a new sound. The first tentative steps could not have gone better. You will hear new music and see us live, early in the New Year. And I’d like to welcome Laura McKinlay (from Denny, Scotland) on the fiddle, as our newest recruit. Keep the faith and have a great Christmas and New Year… Al.
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The Trestles released ‘What Do You See?’ to critical acclaim earlier this year – and the last few physical copies (CD only) are now going on-sale at a very special price of just £4.99 (including p&p) for Christmas. The 12-song record has been lauded by the likes of Bido Lito and The End and can now be yours for under a fiver… treat your friends and family too if you already have it!
Al O’Hare has recently been in the studio putting down demos for a new project in the new year, so stay tuned to Al’s Twitter for all the latest.
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Al O’Hare was a special guest on journalist Ian Hall’s Liverpool Student Media radio show recently. We’ve got the Listen Again here now – with Al talking about the end of The Trestles, a new direction and exclusive solo acoustic performances of new songs ‘The Grave’ (listen at 12.40) and ‘Michael’ (listen at 28.50). The interview is a revealing one and touches on what’s happening with all members of the band right now. Al says: “Take it for what it is. Everything is a work in progress at the minute – including these two tunes. We’ve got massive changes in the pipeline and things have already started happening. The Trestles were the river – where we’re going next is the sea…” Enjoy! And keep your eye on Al’s Twitter for developments.
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A message from Al O’Hare:
Hiya everyone. The Trestles are changing. I’m planning the next move (night and day!) as we speak. As soon as something tangible happens, you’ll know about it here first. Excited? We ain’t even started yet…
Have a listen to our very latest recording on the SoundCloud player now – and, go on then, we’ll even let you download it for free! Enjoy ‘The Ache’ – recorded, mixed and mastered in September 2011 at Crash, Liverpool with engineer Andy Ferniough. Dedicated to Paul Hill and inspired by his book, ‘Stolen Years’.
Al O’Hare, October 2011.
Just a month or so after ‘Oscar Wilde (Stole My Morning)’ – our next single is ready for release. More details will follow very soon – but have an exclusive listen thanks to our friends at Liverpool Bands
Click here to listen to ‘The Ache’ now