Bug Prentice


Nicholas Ray / Spoons – OUT NOW
March 16, 2015, 8:02 am
Filed under: Downloads

Our new single, Nicholas Ray / Spoons, is now available to download on bandcamp. Stick it on your computer, then in your ears. Then tell your friends to stick it on their computers and in their ears too. Or if you hate it, tell your enemies. It all helps.

Also, Tom Robinson very kindly played Nicholas Ray on his BBC Introducing Mixtape on 6Music. That’s twice we’ve been on BBC 6Music now, both times thanks to DJs called Tom. It’s fast becoming our favourite name. Tom.



Single Launch – 12th March 2015 @ The Bullingdon

We are celebrating the release of Nicholas Ray / Spoons with a headlining spot at the Bullingdon in Oxford. Unfortunately Stephen is unavailable for this gig, so Ally and Ruth will be joined on drums by James Maddren. Support acts include David Tudor, with more to be announced. Further info on facebook.



Nicholas Ray music video

Ahead of next month’s download single release, here’s the new music video for Nicholas Ray. It was directed in suitably noir-ish fashion by Liam Martin, starring Shan Sriharan and a cast of Awkward Actors.

We are also reviewed and ‘introduced’ in the March 2015 edition of Oxford’s music paper, Nightshift.



Nicholas Ray / Spoons preview
February 9, 2015, 5:58 pm
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Nicholas Ray / Spoons is our new double A-side single. It will be available to download via Bandcamp in March, and is taken from our forthcoming debut album, The Way It Crumbles.



Childish Things 10

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Next month, Ally will once again be appearing at Childish Things. The charity concerts will be held at Oxford’s New Theatre on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th March 2014. Raising money for Helen and Douglas House respite care centres, Childish Things is in its tenth and final year. Tickets Acts confirmed so far include:

Monday 24th March
Jimmy Carr
John Lloyd
Matt Richardson
Hal Cruttenden
Morgan and West
Out of the Blue
Ally Craig
Grace Savage
House band

Tuesday 25th March
Jimmy Carr
Jo Brand
John Lloyd
Rob Brydon
Alastair Barrie
Morgan and West
Out of the Blue
Ally Craig
Kevin Eldon
House band

For more information, check the Helen and Douglas House website, or follow them on facebook or twitter. Buy tickets via ATG Tickets — book soon to avoid disappointment!



Liberty Festival – 7th September @ Olympic Park

Ally Craig is playing a set at Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival, part of National Paralympic Day at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 7th September 2013. He will be joined by Ben Bastin on double bass, and fellow Bug Prentice member Stephen Gilchrist on drums.

For the first time at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the Liberty Festival presents an exciting programme of Deaf and disability arts including street theatre, dance, live music, film, installations and children’s activities. Don’t miss the new dance performance commissioned exclusively for Liberty Festival entitled Cube of Curiosity, prepare to be amazed by Graeae’s inspiring performance ‘The Limbless Knight’, plus there’ll be a special appearance from singer Andrea Begley, winner of the BBC’s ‘The Voice’.

Liberty Festival runs from 1-6pm, with Ally’s set starting at 2:25. Entry is free, no ticket required.

If you want to see some amazing disability sporting events, you need to register for free tickets from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.



Cover Me Do

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We appeared on BBC Oxford in October 2012 to perform our version of “Only a Northern Song” for Beatles Day, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Beatles single. Now our song is available on iTunes as part of Cover Me Do, an EP featuring five Oxfordshire artists’ interpretations of Beatles songs. The full track list is:

  1. Bug Prentice – “Only a Northern Song” (Harrison)
  2. To Liesel – “Dear Prudence” (Lennon, McCartney)
  3. The Dreaming Spires – “It’s All Too Much” (Harrison)
  4. Greg Stuart – “Across the Universe” (Lennon, McCartney)
  5. Fixers – “Free as a Bird” (Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Starkey)

Money can’t buy you love, but it can buy you some fine music. All proceeds go to Children In Need, so please please us and buy it.

Cover Me Do EP on iTunes: UK (£3.95) / US ($4.95)




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