This. Is. Me.


I feel somewhat compelled to write a blog. Partly out of guilt, partly out of counter insurgence (I learnt that term from Sky News).

I said some things over the last few days about the Isle of Wight, and took some flack for it. I grew up on the island, and for all it’s beauty, beaches and ‘old schoolness’, it’s a place that fills me with nothing but horrible memories.

A childhood spent getting abuse for being in a wheelchair, then abuse for having an outspoken father. So much to the point that my parents were told to remove me from a school because I was becoming a problem (smacking twats for calling me names). Yet these are the ‘ADULTS’ that I should be happy brushing shoulders with and smiling in the beautiful island scenery.

This looks like its turning into a me me me blog, and who gives a fuck about my opinion? Well, you’re on my website, so you must care a little.

I’ve spent my adult life writing songs. All full of anger and pain. It’s my release. It’s how a man with as much darkness in his soul as me, is still alive.

He’s being miserable to be cool! Trust me, being dark ain’t cool. Skinny brats that watch 90210, hate their parents (while letting Dad pay for their Uni tuition) and want to kill (be popular) themselves, aren’t cool. And I want nothing more than to smile…a lot.

But I don’t. I’m not a happy person, and I harbour fuck loads of anger. But that works for me. It made me an international beach soccer goalkeeper, and it makes me write meaningful songs.

For those of you that like my songs, I am iternally grateful. But please accept that every now and then, I will snap.

I had/have band mates. They take the plaudits for those songs, and rightly so, because without them, they would NEVER have been expressed in the way they were. But they go home to their wives, to their children, and to their happiness. I go home to the very bile, the very inner torment that CREATED those songs.

So don’t hate me when I outburst.

I apologise if I offend, because offending is never my goal, but I don’t apologise for being honest, because that, as humans, is the only freedom we have left.

The Isle of Wight, the Island I grew up on, is being murdered, and YOU the locals are doing NOTHING to stop it.

You accept a ferry company that charges £166 for a car to travel FOUR miles to go on holiday (KILLING THE TOURISM) and YOU elected an MP that stands vehemently AGAINST gay marriage.

YOU did that.

Again, I apologise for offence, but…




This Weekends Shows…


I’m playing at the V Dub Festival tomorrow night. Will be on the main stage about 9pm.

Really looking forward to getting back up on stage here on the Isle of Wight.

For more details, click onto

On Saturday I’m playing an acoustic show at Appley Beach. The show is to celebrate 125 years of the carnival in Ryde. It’s the oldest carnival in the UK.

I’ll be on stage about 9:15.

Much love.



The Peoples Voice.

Hey folks,

I have been given an email address for The Peoples Voice television channel.

I’ll be hosting a music and arts show, on the station, from October/November this year.

The show is called The Banned, and will feature everyone, and everything, as long as it’s good, and interesting. There are no mainstream “You’re too old/fat/outspoken” rules on my show.

To get yourself considered for the show, email


Free York Show…

Hey folks,

I have a show in York on Wednesday, at Fulford Arms.

It’s totally free, so if you want some live music, just pop down.

Last Friday in Manchester was my first show with the new band, and it went amazingly. We’re playing a few free shows, just to get our eyes in, before heading off across the UK and Europe, at the end of the year.

Fulford Arms



This Weekends Shows…

Hey folks,

I have a couple of Manchester shows this weekend.

On Friday I’m playing at The Castle. It’s an invite only event, and I think it’s sold out. Although, if you email, there maybe a ticket or two available.

On Sunday I’m playing at the Antwerp Mansion, just off the Curry Mile, Manchester.

I am playing a solo acoustic set as part of the Storytime Festival.

For tickets, click on to

Take it easy. x


Czech Republic Tour

Hello all,

Hope you’re all good and happy and stuff.

My label are currently putting together a tour of the Czech Republic.

The dates will be confirmed as soon as possible, but they’re planned for October this year.

Exciting. x

Secret Garden Party Festival

Hey guys,

Hope you’re well.

This weekend I am performing at The Secret Garden Party Festival in Cambridgeshire. My Dad is giving a speech and I’ve kindly been asked to get up and play a few tunes before he comes on.

It’s a difficult set up sometimes, as it isn’t a designated acoustic stage. Mind you, if I can win over an audience in the Outer Hebrides, I can win over an audience at a festival. In theory.

I’ve been rehearsing with the band in Manchester over the last couple of days. On the whole it’s sounding great. Obviously my touring has hampered rehearsals, but we’ll get there in the end.

On Tuesday I drove down south to hang out with my Dad, Steven Tyler, and friends. Had a really good time going around Avebury and Stonehenge. I was rather random, but lovely. Was nice to be in the company of like minded people for an afternoon!



If you’re at the Secret Garden Party, come say hey. We’ll have a beer.





On Home Soil…And Back To Busy…

Hello folks,

What an incredible tour.

It had its ups and downs, but it was a once in a lifetime experience.

We played to some lovely lovely people, in some of the most beautiful places I have ever been.

I went there as an Englishman, and played original material to audiences only used to traditional Gaelic music. I confess, I was nervous about how I’d be received as I had had a couple of problems with racism while trying to book shows.

One venue stated “We have our own musicians thanks” before slamming the phone down on me.

But my fears where completely without foundation, and I can’t wait to get myself back to the Islands again.

Jono is putting together a feature length tour documentary over the next few weeks. I really think you’ll enjoy it.

Tomorrow I’m filming with Derby County FC as part of their DNA (Derby. Now. Always) campaign.

I have been a die hard fan since I was 8 years old, and it’s an honour to put my personal Derby experiences in part of their campaign.

On Thursday I am off to Manchester to rehearse for the first time, with my Manchester band. I’ve heard amazing things about the lads, so I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to it.

I now have some awesome musicians on the Isle of Wight, and in Manchester. Obviously Guy, Claydon, and Tippers, on the Island, have their own careers, and I can’t expect them to drop that to tour with me regularly.

I’m waiting on lots of tour confirmations that I’m really stoked about. Particularly some Festival dates in the Czech Republic, in September.

On Saturday, I’m off to London to meet with The Peoples Voice TV channel, to discuss my show, The Banned. Touch wood, I should have my team sorted by the end of the day.

The show is going to be amazing. It’ll be going out prime time in the UK, then repeated midweek, at a prime time for the USA.

The show will feature anything and everything. Music, Comedians, Jugglers, I don’t care. If you’re good at something, you’re on the show.

Boundaries are  for pussies.

Much love. x