Bestival, Book, & Full Band Rehearsals…

Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

I’m feeling somewhat fragile myself. I fear I’m getting too old for Festivals! The Bestival just about finished me off.

Was great to see Stevie Wonder though. A frighteningly talented gentleman.

I performed myself. It was only one tune before my Dad gave a speech. It was all a bit of a set up with a girl, obviously a plant, climbing onto the stage and spouting nonsense. I hope she spends her 30 peices of silver wisely. I would recommend a less generic ‘punk’ haircut. 🙂

I enjoyed my performance though, and the crowd seemed to get on board.

 

My book was released on Friday, but for some reason, there was some glitch on the postage. Basically it works out the weight automatically, and it was working it out as £6.90. That’s extortionate I know. I’ve managed to sort it now and it’s gone down to £3 odd. That’s what it costs to send so there is no profit in the postage.

If you want to order the book, How NOT to be a Rock Star, click here.

Tonight I’m rehearsing for the first time with the full band. I’ve been doing the acoustic thing for a couple of years now, and can’t wait to get back to making a racket. It’s the reason I started playing. I can’t wait for that.

The album is out on MONDAY!!! Eeeeek! I really hope you like it!  It’s only available on CD. The downloads aren’t available until October. You can’t beat the real thing anyway!!! 🙂

Take care folks! x

 

Live @ Troon Festival…

Hello folks/folkettes.

I’ve been lucky enough, to be invited to perform, at this years Live @ Troon Festival.

The Festival, in Ayrshire, Scotland is in it’s third year. It’s growing and growing with so many wicked acts performing this year. I think I might actually be the only non Scottish act, which is pretty flattering.

Unless of course, they just want to kidnap an English guy as a sacrifice. Maybe I’m the hog roast?

I brought my England shirt. Just to stoke the fire.

If I don’t end up on a spit, with an apple in my mouth, I’ll be performing these two slots at the Festival.

Tonight (Friday 31st Aug) at Fullertons. I’m on at 9pm, supporting my good friend Jono.

Sunday (2nd September) I’m performing in the SuCasa Tent on Troon beach. I’m on at about 2pm.

If you’re about, come on down! x

Geeks Unleashed Interview, & Big Bike Bash…

Hello everyone,

Just a quick note to say an interview I did for Geeks Unleashed, is available here.

You can follow them on Twitter @unleashedgeeks.

This weekend I’m back down South playing The Big Bike Bash. Its a weekend festival is the New Forest, dedicated to mountain biking. I personally couldn’t give a monkeys about the bikes. I’m there to sing, drink, and be merry.

Check out Big Bike Bash for more details.

Hope you’re well. x

Album Release.

Hey everyone,

Just got off the phone with the label and it looks like the release date for the album is September 17th.

It will be available for download and on CD at outlets across the UK. It’s just a UK CD release at the moment but you’ll be able to download Worldwide. I’m guessing you’ll be able to buy a hard copy from here or from the label at some point.

I’m just waiting for the documents to arrive so I can go through and sign on the dotted line. Only took me 12 years of being a musician to get noticed eh? 🙂

Sorry if I’m sounding a bit vague but until it’s all signed, sealed, delivered, I’m not divulging too much.

There will be a release party in London on Friday 21st September. I’ll let you know all the details as soon as I have them.

To celebrate being offered a contract, I’m going for a swim.

x

Live @ Troon Festival.

Hello Everyone,

I have been confirmed to perform at this years Live @ Troon Festival in Scotland.

The Festival takes place from the 31st August to September 2nd in Troon, Ayrshire.

I am not sure of my venue and slots yet, but will let you know asap.

Check out the festival at www.liveattroon.com.

x

Isle of Wight Festival…

Hey all,

I’m lucky enough to have been handed 3 slots at this years Isle of Wight Festival.

I’m playing the Zebra Bar at 18:00 on Thursday (21st June) evening, and 16:00 on Sunday (24th) afternoon.

Plus I’m playing the Life’s a Beach Stage at 16:30 on Friday (22nd).

Hopefully see you there.

x

Next weeks recording and Isle of Wight shows…

Oi.

Next week I am down in Surrey to record a couple of acoustic tracks. It’s part of a friends project, so I’ll get to try some new stuff out.

Obviously I’ve just finished the album so it seems like poor timing for a spot of free recording. I would say that’s ‘Ironic’ but thanks to Alanis Morrisette, we all know it’s not ironic at all.

I’m going to record a couple of acoustic tracks, ‘This Ones Love’ & ‘Nothing lasts forever’. I’ll use them as B sides for the next two singles. Whatever they may be!

I’m back on the Isle of Wight next week for a couple of shows. When I left last week, I didn’t get to say a lot of good byes. Hopefully we’ll be able to have a few jars at the shows next week.

Monday 21st – Quay Arts Centre, Newport – 8pm.

Thursday 24th – Wight Rock Bar, Ryde – 9:30pm.

Tell your friends! Then kiss them. With tongues. While naked. Covered in peanut butter.

I have a head ache. x