The pair's joint effort is called 'Message For Jojo'...

BERNARD BUTLER and EDWYN COLLINS’ joint single ‘MESSAGE FOR JOJO’ will be released on April 20 via SETANTA RECORDS.

‘Message For Jojo’ was recorded at the end of last year and was written, produced and performed by the pair. The single is backed by two new songs, ‘Can’t Do That (The Hoover)’ and ‘Clean’.

The band have constructed a website to coincide with the single, which can be found at



Collins and Butler have been friends for some time, with Collins guesting on tracks for Butler’s first single ‘Stay’ in 1998. Since then, the pair have also acted together on a sitcom put together by Collins for Channel 4 television called ‘West Heath Yard’.

In addition, both Collins and Butler have also been writing new material for future solo albums, although no release date for either project is confirmed.

In other news, Butler is confirmed to appear with folk legend Bert Jansch at his show at the London Jazz Cafe on March 5.