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ALBUM LAUNCH St Matthias Church, Dalston

We're delighted to announce our official ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW at St Matthias Church, Dalston on Friday 4th October 2019. We'll be playing the entire album with an 8 piece orchestrated band, providing the soundtrack to our film which will be projected simultaneously on a cinema-sized screen behind us. Support comes from the wonderful Alexander Carson.


On the night we'll have our LIMITED EDITION VINYL for sale, packaged in a heavy weight green and gold sleeve - stunning artwork designed by our good friend Dylan Kendle. It's limited to just 300 copies so If you'd like to pre-order and collect at the gig (or have it sent direct to your door) you can buy a ticket + vinyl bundle offer here www.musicglue.com/skylarkandthescorpion

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Fresh off the back of our Festival Number 6 performance we've decided to head to one of London's most beautiful landmarks for our next one. Come and join us for a very special screening and orchestrated soundtrack performance at St Pancras Old Church on Thursday 4th October. Support from Alexander Carson and JAEVA. TICKETS: www.weatherthestormtickets.eventbrite.com

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WEATHER THE STORM Featuring Skylark and the Scorpion at THE IVY HOUSE / £8 Early Bird / £10 on the door

TICKETS HERE  (very limited availability)

The very first London screening of Nick J. Webb's magnificent music film featuring a live 8 piece orchestrated band. This will be a one-off opportunity to see this very powerful performance and screening in such a beautiful and intimate space.

"Cool, ethereal, innovative, strange, beautiful. Like a magical dream..." STEVE COOGAN

WEATHER THE STORM Featuring Skylark and the Scorpion

A musical odyssey of two haunted souls in search of re-connection set against the breathtaking backdrop of Shetland's wild and ancient landscape. Performed and soundtracked by Skylark and the Scorpion (aka Nick J. Webb and Petra Jean Phillipson).

Director: Finlay Mackay / Producer and Editor: Nick J. Webb / Director of Photography: Peter Bathurst / Featuring Skylark and the Scorpion / Duration: 40 Minutes


Nick J. Webb is the songwriter, producer and creative force behind musical duo ‘Skylark and the Scorpion’ alongside vocalist Petra Jean Phillipson. Having completed their debut record 'Weather The Storm', Nick invited internationally acclaimed photographer Finlay Mackay to direct a film to accompany the music featuring both band members. Returning to the remote island on which Mackay was born, the result is a stunning visual album set against the dramatic and Jurassic aspect of Shetland in winter.

"From the conception of this simple idea, through capture and edit this is a quiet masterpiece. It's what you would wish for in the best modern opera or ballet. It leaves just enough space for you to create your own personal story whilst carrying you with a perfect blend of music and cinematography to another more poetic world." HENRY NORMAL

"In an age where the art of the album and attention spans are compromised, this film forces us to listen from start to finish. It is a total thing of beauty". NADINE SHAH

"A musical odyssey beautifully filmed against a breathtaking jurassic coastline." PAUL KELLY Heavenly Films


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CINECITY Festival, Brighton

We're very excited to announce that we've been selected for this year's CINECITY film festival in Brighton. The festival has invited us to screen our film Weather The Storm whilst performing the album soundtrack live with a full band. This will take place at FABRICA, a magnificent church gallery / exhibition space in the heart of Brighton on Thursday 23rd November at 7.30pm. The event will start with an introduction by Henry Normal who will also be leading a Q&A afterwards.


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FESTIVAL NO. 6 Portmerion

Following a hugely successful screening of Weather The Storm for the SCREENPLAY film festival at Mareel in Shetland this year, we are now delighted to announce that we've been invited to show Weather The Storm at this year's Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion. Our film will be shown at 2pm this coming Saturday 9th September in the CINEMA TENT, followed by a Q&A. Can't wait to share our film and music with all the amazing folk at this incredible event. x Festival Number 6, Portmerion, Wales.

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SCREENPLAY Film Festival. Mareel, Shetland

We are thrilled that our film Weather The Storm has been selected for Mark Kermode's SCREENPLAY FILM FESTIVAL this year. There will be a very special screening on Sunday 27th August at Mareel in Shetland followed by a Q&A with us both. Our music film, set in Shetland was shot in two main locations on the remote isles, Eshaness and The Hams of Muckle Row. The island is also the birth-place of our director Finlay Niall MacKay who was born in Lerwick. Director of photography: Peter Bathurst. Much respect to Simon Webb and stylist Andie Redman who were instrumental in making the shoot possible. A huge thanks also to Neil Henderson at Shetland Islands Council and the fantastic Kathy Hubbard at Shetland Arts for your support.

Petra Jean Phillipson & Nick J. Webb x

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