John Illsley's new album isn't out until next month, but he's giving fans an early hint of what to expect with the release of a low-key live video.
When God Made Time is the first single from John Illsley’s new the album Testing The Water, which is out on June 16. It’s the former Dire Straits bassist’s first full-length release since 2010. The album will be launched with a show at London’s Jazz Cafe on June 19.
“I was missing being in the studio and playing music seriously,” says Illsley. “This record was an important one for me to make. The last few years have been so turbulent politically, militarily and personally, and I wanted to try and create some songs that reflected these strange times and perhaps were worthy of sharing with others.”
The video, which features a live performance of the song filmed at British Grove studios in West London, is a Classic Rock exclusive.
John Illsley tours the UK in September and October.
Sept 24: Milton Keynes The Stables
Sept 26: Skegness Embassy
Sept 27: Derby Flower Pot
Oct 2: Wolverhampton Robin 2
Oct 3: Fletching Trading Boundaries
Oct 4: Southampton The Brook
Oct 5: Watford Colosseum
Oct 7: Cardiff St David’s Hall
Oct 9: Isle of Wight Shanklin Theatre
Oct 10: Exeter Corn Exchange
Oct 11: Ipswich Cameo Hotel
Oct 12: Horsham Capitol Theatre