New format: DEEMER + 1

We are looking forward to doing a support set tonight for inventive trio Taupe‘s album launch at The Vortex. For this gig we’re trying a new format and inviting a guest (Ed Riches on guitar) to join the duo. In our rehearsal yesterday we tried out a series of permutations, each lasting 5 minutes, exploring the different roles each of us could take on. This resulted in short pieces that were contrasting and focused. It will be great to try this out in front of an unsuspecting audience tonight!



This Autumn is shaping up! We’ve got a new HQ for a start which is perfect for us to rehearse and try out new things. Also some great gigs coming up starting with a set at FlimFlam on Wednesday 28th September (as part of a monster triple bill). On Saturday 22nd October we’re playing a live set on Resonance FM (Hello Goodbye Show), then on Tuesday 25th, were off to Derby to play at THE WEEK, an ambitious 5 day festival of cutting edge music curated by Out Front. December 8th we’re playing at the Noise Upstairs, a long running improv-night in Manchester. December also marks the release of our cassette on Luminous Label. Launch date and location will be disclosed nearer the time.

Gig at Arch1 on 14th June

Looking forward to a great evening of improv and experimental music making on 14th June at Arch1. It’s a TRIPLE BILL no less, with Cath Roberts doing a solo set & Pyne/Riches/Ward with the first outing of their new trio. From 8pm.

deemer arch

Taster video

This thursday 14th April we’ll be playing at the Foley Street Improvised Music Concert Series – sharing the bill with Caroline Kraabel & Daniel Thompson. Doors 8pm. Here’s a preview of what to expect…

The Jamestown Road Sessions

On Friday 28th we spent an enjoyable day capturing the essence of what we’ve been exploring in a disused house in Camden (what they exist?!) since the beginning of September this year. The Jamestown Road Sessions will be released next year as an audio/visual document.

Here’s a few photos taken by Tom Ward to give you an idea of what went on…

Dee Byrne + Merijn Royaards

Dee Byrne + Merijn Royaards


Dee Byrne + Merijn Royaards

DSC_9142_tweaked_b&wDee Byrne + Merijn Royaards