NOT AFRAID

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Screengrab – Marcia Ball & BP Fallon & Irma Thomas in the ‘We Are Not Afraid’ video

BP Fallon joins Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck D, Iggy Pop, Nile Rodgers, Debbie Harry, Bob Gruen, Robert De Niro, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Steve Earle, Dr John, Elvis Costello, Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye and many many more to pledge support for a project aiding the refugee crisis.

Says BP “I’m honoured to be a part of this initiative”. Fallon met Nigerian artist Majek Fashek – whose song ‘We Are Not Afraid’ soundtracks the campaign – in 1991, when he traveled to Nigeria to spend time with the mythical singer they called ‘The Rainmaker’.

Video directed by Kevin Godley and produced by Ned O’Hanlon and soundtracked by Nigerian singer Majek Fashek’s song ‘We Are Not Afraid’.

All proceeds generated from the ‘We Are Not Afraid’ campaign will benefit the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and International Rescue Committee (IRC)

See the ‘We Are Not Afraid’ site for full details.

What Rolling Stone Magazine says about ‘We Are Not Afraid’

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BP Fallon & Henry McCullough, RTE Dublin, 1980s. Henry was recording music for the award-winning RTE radio programme The BP Fallon Orchestra – fondly referred to as The BPFO

We are honoured to announce that BP Fallon features on the new album helmed by David Holmes in the celebrated ‘Late Night Tales’ series – with BP’s tribute to his friend the great Irish musician Henry McCullough, who died in June.

BP Fallon & David Holmes – Henry McCullough
(Words BP Fallon/Music David Holmes)

BP Fallon – vocals
Noel Gallagher – guitar
David Holmes – keyboards/drum programming
Emre Ramazanoglu – additional drums
Nina Holmes & Lisa Di Lucia – backing vocals

Engineered, arranged & produced by David Holmes
Mixed by Emre Ramazanoglu

Speaking from Belfast, David Holmes says “I received a phone call from BP Fallon the day before Henry McCullough’s funeral. He was heart-broken having lost his dear friend and asked could he stay at mine after he returned from the funeral. After I picked him up from the train station he asked me if he returned early enough could we record something. I started working on the music that day and then I had an idea which was to record something about Henry and their relationship. When BP returned that evening I sat him down in front of the microphone and this happened in one take! We both knew we captured a very special moment that couldn’t have been created at any other moment - magic”.

Above, a snippet of the Fallon/Holmes ‘Henry McCullough’ track alongside other artist’s on David’s album – like Jeff Bridges with David’s Unloved compardre Keefus Ciancia, Buddy Holly’s mystical ‘Love Is Strange’ and David Holmes & Jon Hopkins featuring Stephen Rea reading Seamus Heaney’s superb ‘Elsewhere Achises’. David’s ‘Late Night Tales’ is released on Oct 21st on two 12″ records, CD and download David Holmes – Late Night Tales pre-order

Meanwhile… BP Fallon wrote the lyrics of ‘This Is The Time’ – the current single by David Holmes’ collective Unloved:

“Thanking God I’m not His son nailed up there on the cross…” Unloved – This Is The Time – Lyrics by BP Fallon. Music by David Holmes/Keefus Ciancia/Jade Vincent, from the Unloved album ‘Guilty Of Love’.

Holmes says of ‘This Is The Time’: “While living in LA I had an unexpected but welcome visit by the legend who is BP Fallon. I’ve always thought of BP as a wordsmith so I asked him would be interested in trying to write something for the album. ‘This Is The Time’ was one of his ideas that we recorded in Vox studios in LA but instead of a lead vocal we decided to get all five girls including Jade Vincent that were contributing to sing it in unison.”

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BP Fallon & Blondie/Bandits drummer Clem Burke & David Holmes, Silverlake, LA

THIS IS THE TIME lyrics by BP Fallon

This is the time to give you a reason
This is the time to bare my soul
This is the time to tell you the real truth
Do what thou wilt is the whole of the law

I have to say that sometimes it hurt me
I have to tell you that often I cried
Need I remind you it’s not always easy
The part that killed me has already died

Walking in a shadow of a dream that I once lost
Looking all around me trying not to count the cost
Thanking God I’m not His son nailed up there on the cross
I’m doing no less than my best
It’s not easy
It’s not easy
It’s not easy

These are the days when life feels much stranger
These are the times when it becomes clear
I bow to you, The Great Arranger
Used to be so far, now it feels near

This is the time to give you a reason
This is the time to bare my soul
This is the time to tell you the real truth
Do what thou wilt is the whole of the law

Time no longer matters
I’ve left behind the past

– BP Fallon

What the Unloved fans are saying:

“This smouldering girl group noir comes to you via the immeasurable talents of our soul brother David Holmes and his partner Keefus Ciancia. Dark star Californian sirens who’ll destroy you with sweet narcosis. Get ready to die” – Bobby Gillespie

“Like all truly great music it kicks open a portal to a parallel universe” – Andrew Weatherall

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– Allan Jones in Uncut Magazine July 2016 – thank you Allan 🙂

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Uncut Magazine July 2016 on sale now

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BP Fallon – Hot Tongue – the video

Created by the Lenz Twinz – the multi-faceted duo of Sloane & Felix Lenz – the video was filmed in Austin at venues such as Hotel Vegas, Swan Dive, Guero’s, San Jose Hotel, The Saxon and Red Horse Ranch during SXSW, at which BP Fallon & the exemplary musicians played eleven rousing shows.

Hot Tongue lead singers – BP Fallon & Carley Wolf & Annie Marie Lewis with guitar aces Danny B Harvey & Joe King Carrasco & Aaron Lee Tasjan plus Jonas Wilson on bass guitar & Jonny Wolf on good vibes 🙂

Buy the Hot Tongue limited edition of 100 180gm LP hand-numbered & signed by BP plus four pages of inserts $55 + p&p on Bandcamp & CD Baby. Also available there for download $5.50

Here are a bunch of screengrabs from the video:

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BP Fallon & Annie Marie Lewis & Joe King Carrasco & Jonas Wilson’s bass guitar

Twangin'!
BP Fallon & Danny B Harvey

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Danny B Harvey’s guitar & Annie Marie Lewis & Jonny Wolf & BP Fallon & Carley Wolf & Joe King Carrasco & Jonas Wilson

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Annie Marie Lewis & Joe King Carrasco & Jonas Wilson & Aaron Lee Tasjan & BP Fallon & Danny B Harvey

“Someone told me something
I’d like to tell you now
But I can’t remember what it is
Not right now anyhow…”
– Hot Tongue lyrics by BP Fallon – music by BP Fallon/Danny B Harvey

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BPF & The Hot Tongue Gang: Carley Wolf lead vocals & Joe King Carrasco electric guitar & BP Fallon lead vocals & Annie Marie Lewis lead vocals & Danny B Harvey electric guitar & Clem Burke drums. Photographed in Austin by Theresa DiMenno

We are thrilled to announce the surprise release of the new BP Fallon album ‘Hot Tongue’ – a Limited Edition of 100 180gm 12″ LPs, each hand-numbered & signed by BP.

Presented by Vibrosonic Records as Test Pressings, this quirky collectors item plays at 45rpm on the ‘A’ side & at 331/3rd on the ‘B’ side.

The six-track album is available as a vinyl LP & also as a download on BP Fallon’s Bandcamp & his CD Baby

Hot Togue by BP Fallon

Hear the title track ‘Hot Tongue’

Lyrics by BP Fallon
Music by BP Fallon/Danny B Harvey

BP Fallon – lead vocals
Carley Wolf – lead vocals
Annie Marie Lewis – lead vocals
Danny B Harvey – electric guitar
Joe King Carrasco – electric guitar
Jonas Wilson – Hammond organ
Nigel Harrison – bass guitar
Clem Burke – drums
Hector Muñoz – percussion
John Sheahan – fiddle
On ‘Aural Sects Mix’ add Nigel Harrison – Wurlitzer

Produced by BP Fallon

Mixed by Gavin Glass/BP Fallon at Orphan Studio, Dublin
‘Aural Sects Mix’ by Barry Murphy/BP Fallon at NuMu, Dublin

Recorded at Red Horse Ranch Studio, Austin, Texas
Additional recording at Orphan Studio, Dublin, Ireland
Engineers: Mark Younger-Smith/Jonas Wilson/Gavin Glass/Peter Ashmore

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The ‘Hot Tongue’ voices: Annie Marie Lewis & BP Fallon & Carley Wolf. Photographed at Red Horse Ranch Studio ATX by Radek

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