Well heavens.. anyone would think I'd hibernated and gone to sleep since the last update in 2014. Not a bit of it! Let's see if I can remember what I've been up to..:-)
During 2014.. I did do six (yes six !!!) live gigs, two of which were at the lovely WM Jazz club in the WaterMargin restaurant in the surrounds of the O2 in Greenwich. We recorded one of the sessions which became an album 'Live At WMJazz, which was self funded with Alistair Murphy and self-released in August 2014 by us both.
And the day after the Trader Horne appearance at Green Man Festival, I will be joining the Band of Perfect Strangers at the wonderful Half Moon pub in Putney on the 21st August. Jackie McAuley and his friends will be supporting us so there may just be a bit of crossover between us :-)
Tickets are available from here
Yes I know I said the Trader Horne reunion was a one off and never to be repeated thing but we couldn't resist this. Just an hour slot in the Walled Garden.in the Brecon Beacons Jackie and me plus his brother Brendan McAuleyand his friend Pierluigi and Mark Fletcher the bass player and Phil Toms on keyboards from my Perfect Strangers Band Tickets are still available . Go on... look at all these lovely people playing there
Last week the very fine Neslon Brothers Simon and Steve, came to visit to natter and film a bit of singing with me. We sang one of my songs (See What Your Words) and one of theirs (Sacred River) and it was jolly fine. I do pull strange faces when I sing though..
Anyway you can read and watch it here
This is the next outing for me and the Perfect Strangers, we are co-headlining the bill with William D Drake and his band and several other fabulous artists Go to this link to buy tickets http://eppyfest.co.uk/
And here is the poster....
Will Hodgkinson -The Times
Darius Drewe - New Untouchables Magazine
In four days time I shall be flying (ooooh!) up to Glasgow to join Trembling Bells and their guests, at Oran Mor as part of the Celtic Connections Festival. It feels a bit strange because I will be without my safety net of The Perfect Strangers, but it should be an interesting and entertaining couple of days