Massive thanks to everyone at the O2 Academy in Brixton on Saturday.
Had a great time, and the audience made us feel welcome, and appreciated.
Can’t wait to see you all again soon. x
After a quiet few months, I am finally back on the road in August, September and October.
I’ll be playing some shows in Islay and Jura with my good pal Jono, before hitting Germany for some shows in and around Munich, before teaming up with Ian McNabb for a few dates across the UK.
The full list is here.
If you are about, lets have a few jars.
The Mrs and her trusty iPhone managed to capture a couple of videos from my show with Ian McNabb, at the Liverpool Lomax.
They are rough but hopefully you will enjoy.
We are fortunate enough to have been invited back to the Czech Republic this March.
We’ll be playing three acoustic shows in Prague.
Thursday 12th March @ TBC, Prague, Czech Republic.
Friday 13th March @ The Globe Bookstore & Cafe, Pštrossova 6, Prague. Czech Republic.
Sunday 15th March @ Bar Number 7, Na struze 1740/7, Prague, Czech Republic.
All the shows are free entry, and as you know, the beer is great.
Come down and say hello if you are in the area.
Here are a few videos from this years Wembley Arena show.
Hope you enjoy. x
Me and my pal Steve are piling over to the Czech Republic this weekend, to play a couple of acoustic shows.
They are totally free, so if you are in the area, pop in for a few beers.
We’ll be at Simply U Kravity on Friday night, and at Bar Number 7 on Sunday night.
On Tuesday I was lucky enough to be involved in a Concert for Gaza in Liverpool.
The show at East Village Arts Centre raised over £3,500 for aid for Gaza.
Incredible amounts of funding is needed to rebuild infrastructure, but every penny counts.
Hopefully I will be asked to perform at various events for Gaza in the coming weeks, and months.
Just got back to Glasgow. Shattered. I am a broken man, but a happy one. I have a coldsore, red eyes, and a sunburned face. I think Vogue might want me for the cover this month…
The Islands were as beautiful and amazing as always. I genuinely feel blessed to be able to visit these places, and get paid for it. Truly blessed.
It’s a hard slog but the plus points are off the scale.
This year we played in Ardfern, Raasay, Skye, Tiree Music Festival, Islay, Jura, and tomorrow, we are down in the borders for the Wickerman Festival.
The biggest killer was last Saturday. Up at 7am, drive 4 hours to Raasay and gig, then back to Skye to play another show. Off stage at 1:30 am, an hours kip, up again at 2:30 am, and then a 4 hour drive to Oban to get the 8am boat to Tiree, where we played that night. Knackered.
However, I did get to share a bill with my hero, which was an incredible honour. He just happened to be a top fella too.
I look off my head, but I swear it was tiredness. I was a bit star struck as well to be fair.
One random thing was that both Tiree, and Wickerman, booked myself an Jono, as one act. We tour together but we perform separately, but they didn’t realise that. It worked quite well as we like each others tunes so it was nice to learn each others and play together. We will do the same at Wickerman tomorrow. It keeps life interesting!
Now, I better go hand wash some underwear. I never pack enough.
I’m off up to Scotland on Tuesday, and will be playing the first date of this years tour, on Friday night.
Me and Jono have been touring together for years now, but last year we embarked on our first Scottish island tour. It was so successful, that we are doing it all over again this year.
Here are the dates…
Friday 18th July @ Galley Gig Fest, Galley of Lorne, Ardfern.
Saturday 19th July (Afternoon) @ Raasay House, Isle of Raasay.
Saturday 19th July (Evening) @ Portree Hotel, Portree, Isle of Skye.
Sunday 20th July @ Tiree Music Festival, Isle of Tiree.
Monday 21st July @ Tiree Music Festival, Isle of Tiree.
Wednesday 23rd July @ Port Charlotte Hotel, Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay.
Thursday 24th July @ Jura Hotel, Craighouse, Isle of Jura.
Friday 25th July @ Wickerman Festival, Dumfries & Galloway.
I can’t wait to get back on the road, and where better than the most lovely hospitable people I have ever met?
Oh, and the finest single malts known to man…
I am playing a free festival on Saturday, in Oxfordshire called Pedstock.
I am on stage at 6:10pm.
Check out their site here pedstock.co.uk.