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By headoncreativedesign 12 Dec, 2017
A very special Christmas gift for friends of Musical Bear Records

It’s very nearly Christmas and we couldn’t let this most special times of year go without giving you all at least one special festive present.
We’re very excited to announce that legendary all round entertainer and personal friend of Valerie Singleton, Lenny Beige, will be releasing his truly special cover version of Greg Lake’s "I Believe in Father Christmas" as a free download single via Musical Bear Records on Christmas Eve!

Keep an eye out on our twitter and Facebook pages for more details as the big day draws near.
By Musical Bear Records 06 Dec, 2017

It's the end of year Musical Bear Records Roundup! 

It's been an exciting year at MBR, and we've seen new additions to the label (more of that in 2018), new faces on the team (Mark and Oli) and several releases getting some attention nationwide. 

Kodiak Island
 Congratulations to Kodiak Island who have been receiving national airplay on 6Music’s Gideon Coe show with their ‘Orange E.P’. He’s already played two of the tracks….fingers crossed he lets the nation hear the other two soon.

If you couldn’t make the show at the After Dark on Saturday and buy a copy on CD, it’ll be available on our soon to open online store….or you can buy it digitally at all the usual sites right now.
 
H.A.T.Y.M & Uncle Peanut
 Against all odds, Musical Bear’s very own ‘anti pop star’ duo have been picking up some excellent reviews for their second long player ‘This is the Standard Life’.
 
'A n album that explores all manner of malcontent, from the personal and political, to the musical –all with a kind of self-awareness that delivers the residual humour  of the survivor .   For their latest album we award Here Are The Young Men & Uncle Peanut one half-pint of Cider and Black to throw at the jukebox when Ed Sheeran comes on.'  – POPBOLLOCKS.COM
 
A glorious 22 minutes of spiky guitars, stuttering drum machines and venom-tongued rants . – JOYZINE
 
It’s nothing short of fucking brilliant, short and anything but sweet. The use of swearing alone is commendable. A sort of vitriolic, generation X middle-aged series of rants on what we’ve lost, what we are set to lose and what we could do without.  (Album of the year) – MONOLITH COCKTAIL
 
Find out the inside take on the album from the twisted mind of Uncle Peanut here

Again, a limited edition CD copy will be available via our store, or you can buy it digitally today.

Kill Committee

After two years, a false start (seeing the band record, then abandon the first attempt), and a bunch of live performances that are gaining them a loyal crowd, the debut album 'The Things We Nearly Saw' will be released in the first part of 2018. 

This is the first vinyl release on MBR, and the band and label are very proud of it, and excited to get it out in the world for all to hear - and hold the record.


The Musical Bear Records Live Revue at The After Dark Club

We'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone who turned up Saturday, we had an amazing evening at the After Dark!

Thank you to all artists who made our revue a success! The After Dark has already asked MBR to return in the new year, so look out for our next night come 2018!!

We raised £150.00 to Launchpad helping homelessness in Reading. If you would like to donate, it's not too late as you can do it easily, just CLICK  HERE to find out how.

You can find out more about the great work they do here

Read the review from The Whitley Pump


Thank you's
Ed Morrison - Doors
Oliver Gatherer - Merch
Steve Reynolds - DJ
PA - Nico and Crew

Bands:
Kill Committee
Nobodies Birthday
H.A.T.Y.M & Uncle Peanut
Kodiak Island
Doops.

Zahid/Marie - The After Dark

All ticket holders! THANK YOU!

See you all soon... Musical Bear 'records'

By headoncreativedesign 07 Aug, 2017
We have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to the new MBR site. We wanted an easy way to share information with you and we're excited to start this journey. Keep coming back to my site and check for updates right here on the blog.
By headoncreativedesign 07 Aug, 2017
Its time we got noticed, and we think you'll agree

We've had a great couple of years releasing records, putting on events and generally having a lot of fun being Musical Bear Records, but now is the time to shout a bit louder, let people hear who we are, and have a bit of a party.

Party with us at a legendary venue on 2nd December

The words 'legendary' and 'venue' can only mean one thing in Reading ... The After Dark.
Yes you heard it, we are taking over the After Dark for one night to celebrate with you, some of our acts and music to bring you all into the MBR family. 


Confirmed so far from the label are Kill Committee, playing songs from debut album The Things We Nearly Saw (and you can buy your limited edition vinyl copy at the gig), HATYM and Uncle Peanut, and Kodiak Island.
We also have local favourites Nobodies Birthday, and while they are not on the Musical Bear label, they are friends and we are very happy to have them join the party.

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