My darling bud of May – BBC CountryFile Festival

Published on: September 13, 2016

Thank you to BBC CountryFile for giving us the opportunity to play the first, of what I’m sure will be many, CountryFile festivals.

From the man who has arguably re-invented himself more than Prince and Bowie combined it was yet another demonstration of his flair & flounce. John Craven has yet again outdone even himself to carry off an impressive & hearty livestock show – somehow primitive yet sophisticated at the same time.

I particularly enjoyed the pointer dog sniffing out explosives, fortunately a demonstration in this case.


BBC Countryfile Live on 7th August

Published on: June 24, 2016

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be playing BBC’s Countryfile LIVE at Blenheim Palace on Sunday 7th August at 2pm.

Hosted by the man that’s re-invented himself more times than David Bowie and Prince combined…yes none other than John Craven!

Showcasing the best of the British Countryside.

More info available here.

Album Release

Published on: January 24, 2016

Exalted to announce the official release date of WATER PAGEANT’s debut album OUTLINES on Glide Records as of 29th April 2016.

We’re honoured to share this date with other notable historical events including:

  • 1770James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.
    Like Cook I was born in glamorous Middlesbrough and my middle name is dedicated to him, but I must confess to being a very fragile traveller.


Shortlisted to play SXSW 2016

Published on: January 24, 2016

photoBuoyant to have been shortlisted from 8,000 artists to play SXSW 2016 in Austin, Texas.

Watch this space spacelets.


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An album review

Published on: December 3, 2015

The first album review of our soon to be released endeavor; OUTLINES courtesy of Nightshift magazine:

Water Pageant’s debut is a very fine album indeed. In common with the best of the genre – Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and Oxford’s own Liu Bei
Rob Langham, Nightshift Magazine

Read the full review here.


‘Layers’ played on
 Radio 3 Late Junction

Published on: November 5, 2015


Buoyed to hear Layers featured on Wednesday’s Late Junction by the legendary and daring Fiona Talkington.

Alot of people seem to be talking about the duo Water Pageant at the moment
Fiona Talkington, LATE JUNCTION, BBC RADIO 3

Honoured to share airtime with a playlist that quite frankly reads like the in-flight menu of a journey into a parallel universe: Tom Waits, Bartok , Jaga Jazzist, Sam Lee, Stephan Micus, Cork Gamelan Ensemble…

Listen again here (30 minutes in).

‘Veils’ featured on 6 Music

Published on: October 12, 2015

FolderThanks to Tom Robinson for featuring ‘Veils’ on his latest 6 Music mix tape.