Joe Beard has signed a five year publishing deal for his songs with legendary folk supremo Joe Boyd's Carthage publishing house.
Joe Beard has written a biography of his band: The Purple Gang – the extraordinary story of the The Purple Ganng – Granny Takes a Trip . . . and all that! The first edition sold out within weeks of publication. A second edition is currently with the printers – available from firstname.lastname@example.org or go online for a Kindle version at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Taking-Purple-extraordinary-story-Granny-ebook/dp/B00KLOEOIO
There will be two versions of Legends of The Edge released on CD in the coming months on the Epona Record Label. The first recording, featuring Harry Boardman as the Wizard, Pat and Jamie Knowles, Harry Ogden (narrator) and Gerry Robinson amongst others is currently being prepared for release.
Joe Beard publishes his life story - Taking the Purple now sold out but a second edition is in the planning stage.
Also available soon from the Radnor shop will be the new album by "ROBINSON BEARD" called We meant no harm. The album also includes top young Russian electric mandolinist Olga Egorova ...all original songs/ instrumentals by Joe Beard and Bowyer/Beard. Robinson and Beard are a duo still performing Purple Gang material and doing live book readings/concerts under the "Taking The Purple" -Robinson Beard banner.
Also available is the solo album by Mike Billington. Sol Invictus, including Bide Awhile and Button Up Your Overcoat from the Radnor set, is available from The Poynton Legion on the last Friday of the month gigs and also at the shop at www.eponarecords.com