There have been some exciting things happening in the world of Joacob and Martha.
Firstly; author Ant Ravenwood and his songwriting partner Andy Johnson have been enjoying taking the story out to the public, performing some of the songs and telling the story at libraries and other outlets in and around Northamptonshire. Ant has been visiting more Watermills and other venues for future storytelling events, so keep checking our ‘Events’ page for details.
The Breathing Wheel Live Show has a new date; 24th January 2015 at the same venue. It was felt that more time was needed to work on the music and effects for the show, and the team are working hard to pull everything together for this special one-off event.
Filnally for now; Ant and Andy (aka 2OAK) are working hard on the concept album and have been recording tracks with former bandmate Richard Morris, and will soon be laying tracks down with Charleigh Riche on flute and vocals, and Lara Selmassi on vocals. The double album is hoped to be completed by January 2015 in time for the Live Show.
Also, Ant is looking at an audio version of ‘The Breathing Wheel’ which will take the fantasy story into new and exciting realms! – More news next time.
Thank you to everyone for their support and feedback – Very much appreciated.
In July ‘The Breathing Wheel’ will be performed in its entirety as a piece of musical theatre.
This is a huge undertaking by author Anthony Ravenwood, but is being created as a preview show with plans to take it to other venues in 2015.
The story originally began life as an idea in Anthony’s head for a few songs that were demo’d way back in 1987. A full story was developed and it grew into the children’s fantasy book we see today, published by Magic Oxygen Publishing.
The songs sat on a shelf for many years while the story was being developed, but are now being dusted down and developed to create a musical journey that takes the listener through the original, darker side of the tale.
Ant has been super busy making a noise about the release of the book.
With special thanks to Simon and Tracey at Magic Oxygen Publishing, the book is now available to order on Amazon, and links to the e-book will be available soon.
Ant has been enjoying some special events to promote the book; Performing a few songs from the forthcoming music soundtrack to ‘The Breathing Wheel’ with fellow musician Andy Johnson, and chatting to children and parents about the story.
on the 18th December, Ant and Andy will be doing a special event at Ant’s former primary school, which will be a very special moment for the author, and a real trip down ‘Memory Lane’.
There are also 2 public library events just announced in Northamptonshire – children and parents all welcome:
Sat 14th Dec – Kingsthorpe Library, Harborough Road, Northampton NN2 8AG – 12.00
Sat 21st Dec – Wellingborough Library, Pebble Lane, Wellingborough NN8 1AS – 10.30am
As well as more dates soon to be added for January 2014, Ant is working hard on the music for the Live Show which is scheduled for Summer 2014; More information coming soon.