Facebook Album/Single/Book Offer…


Here is an online offer for both my albums, CD single, and book.

🙂 x


Liverpool Lomax Videos…


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.

Chia Seeds – Breakfast Of Champions For Breakfast Skippers…

As bad as it may seem for a personal trainer to say this…I am not a breakfast person. The most important meal of the day, and it is often a battle not to skip past it.

Whether it be the lack of time because I’m flying out the door while desperately trying to get my other shoe on, or simply not feeling hungry, I have often found it difficult to get a decent breakfast in my tummy before the day begins.

Recently I was sent some Chia Seeds by a Nottingham based nutrition company called The Natural Health Market. Now I confess, I knew very little about Chia seeds. I knew they were from South America, had something to do with the Incas, and that’s about it.

I did a fair bit of reading up on them, and looked at several recipes and ways in which to eat them.

They are tasteless and odourless, and while that might seem a bit pointless, it is actually one of their finest qualities. It means you can add them to anything. Add them to your protein shake, pop them in a smoothie, mix them in humus, or even stir them into mashed potato. Easy.

Nutritionally (See the values at the bottom) they can turn any basic meal into a massive fat burning, muscle building banquet.

For me, I found a very simple solution to my morning breakfast issue. Normally I skull a large glass of milk as I frantically grab my coat. While milk is a great source of protein and calcium, nutritionally, there are many black holes in which a glass of milk doesn’t fill. Throw in 15g of Chia seeds and you have yourself a breakfast of breakfast avoiders. Simply spoon in the Chia seeds and after a minute or two, they have dissolved. Give them a stir as they do go a little gloopy, then get it down the hatchet!

Quick, easy, and packed with nutrients, anti-oxidants, Omega 3, 6, & 9, and fibre by the bucket load.

The seeds expand in the stomach too, which makes you feel fuller for longer. Exactly what you want from a breakfast.

Just make sure you drink plenty of water as they are a fibre machine!

Oh, did I mention they are cheap as chips?!


They recommend that you have 15g a day of Chia seeds. Here is the nutritional values:

  • Energy – 79 Kcal
  • Protien – 2.8g
  • Carbohydrates – 6.5g
    of which;

  • saturated – 4.7g
  • monounsaturated – 0.4g
  • omega 9 – 0.3g
  • polyunsaturated – 3.9g
  • omega 3 LNA – 3.0g
  • omega 6 LA – 0.9g
  • trans fat – 0.00g
  • Fibre – 5.6g
  • Sodium – 0.00mg
  • Calcium – 92mg
  • Iron – 1mg
  • Zinc – 1mg
  • Magnesium – 50mg
  • Selenium – 8mcg
  • Folate (Folic Acid) – 7mcg

Wednesday Night Music Show…


My good friend Richie Allen has asked me if I would like to produce a weekly music show, every Wednesday, after his show. Obviously I leapt at the chance.

The show will go out at 10pm GMT on richieallenshow.com.

The show also goes out across Talk Radio Europe, and Fab Radio International.

There are no rules in terms of music, so if you wish to make a request, or send in a demo, please contact us through Richie’s website, or on Twitter.



Czech Dates In March…


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.


Personal Training Page…

Hi all,

I am now a fully qualified Personal Trainer, and Fitness Instructor.


My main goal is to get into injury rehabilitation so I can help people, that like myself, have suffered horrible injuries.

At the moment I am confined to the sporting environment, but in the future, with further qualifications, I would like to be able to go into war zones, and help injured people get back to fitness.

My Personal Training page is www.garethickefitness.com.

Football Shirt Donation…

Hi folks,

I am gathering up as many football shirts as I can, so I can post out to Gaza, and the West Bank.

There are several kids and teenagers in Palestine, that love football, but don’t have access to football shirts, and equipment.

One bonus of Football Clubs ripping off fans by changing their kits every year, it that we all have plenty of old shirts we rarely wear.

I am sending out a bag full of Derby County shirts, but would love to send out shirts from as many other clubs as possible. If it is sat in a drawer, unworn, it should be being enjoyed by someone else. That’s my think anyway.

Contact me on Twitter, or email me through the contact page and we will arrange to get the shirts sent out, Or you can send to me, and I will happily pick up the tab to send them out to Occupied Territories.

Our address is: Gaza Football Shirts, Suite 4, 185a High Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2PN.

Thank you. 🙂


Christmas Sale.

Merry Christmas, and all that.

I have whacked down the prices of both my albums, and my book, as a Happy Christmas treat. So as to not insult your intelligence, it is also so I can hopefully shift a few more copies!

Simply click on the images below, and you can pay via card, or paypal.

A Brand New Battle is now a mere FIVE POUNDS.

A Brand New Battle

It Gets Worse At Night is now a mere FOUR POUNDS.

It Gets Worse At Night

And my book, How NOT To Be A Rockstar, is only FIVE POUNDS.

How NOT to be a Rock Star

All the music, including my latest single Get Your Love On (All money to Gaza) are available to download here.

Have a good one. x