Had an amazing time in Slovenia. Audience in Ljubljana were lovely.
I had the pleasure of staying on the shore of Lake Bled. I would recommend that place to anyone! Beautiful.
Was great to spend some quality time with my Dad and Brother, too.
Hope you all have a fabulous Christmas, and a wonderful new year.
While I don’t subscribe to any religion, I do love getting to spend time with my family. Living so far away means I don’t see them often.
I look forward to seeing a lot of you next year, as the touring will be taken up a notch, and I will get to travel and perform a lot more.
Here’s to a special 2017.
Many years ago, I became a musician in a bar called The Royal Squadron, on the Isle of Wight. A legend called Dan Damage gave the kids somewhere to play, and it became a Mecca for Isle of Wight talent, and Isle of Wight pissheads.
On Wednesday the 21st December, there will be a reunion, with several bands getting back together to perform again for the first time in something like 15 years.
I will be performing an acoustic set, but will also be joining a ‘super band’ to perform a couple of covers that I played all those years ago.
I have to confess that these particular tracks were easier to sing before my balls dropped, but I will give it my best!
If you are Isle of Wight based and fancy a laugh, come along!
Am packing up the old guitar, and heading over to Holland in the morning.
Dead excited to play to a whole new audience. Was in Estonia last week and had a real blast.
Next year is looking even bigger with shows all over the Globe. As soon as I confirm exact venues, I will post them on the shows page.
Tomorrow I am in the studio recording a track I wrote as part of the ‘Lives & Lyrics’ project here in Derby.
5 songwriters from the county have been put with different social groups, to try and bring their stories to life. I was placed in a young offenders institution with kids between the ages of 14 and 17.
It was quite an eye opening experience and one that I hope I have done justice to.
As part of the project, the 5 songwriters will be performing their tracks for free, to the public.
Below are a list of dates…
Wednesday 22nd November @ The Brewery Tap, Derby, England.
Thursday 23rd November (2:30pm) @ Baby People Studios, Derby, England.
Saturday 26th November (Midday) @ Mackworth Community and Youth Centre, Derby, England.
Wednesday 30th November (4pm) @ The Quad, Derby, England.
As you may know, I am a major fan of the city of Prague. I’m lucky enough to visit twice a year.
This weekend I am performing in the city twice.
Friday 7th October @ Soma Bar, Budecska 28, Prague, Czech Republic.
Saturday 8th October @ The Lucerna, Prague, Czech Republic.
If you are around, come say hello and we’ll have a beer!
I have spent the last two Fridays in a young offenders institute just outside Derby. I am lucky enough to be involved in a musical project called ‘Lives and Lyrics’.
The idea of the project is to take stories from different areas of society, and put them into song. Other musicians are with different communities across the County. At the end of the project, we will release an album and tour the songs around the local area.
It has been an eye opening experience, and now I need to put pen to paper and do these kids justice.
I will post updates and samples as they come!
I have released three albums, and all three have had a nightmare with iTunes. All the other outlets have been prompt but apple must not like me. 🙁
It is finally available now though.
Click here – Itunes
I just got back from playing the Blue Balls Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland.
It has to be the greatest festival I have ever played. The organisers, the sound, the location, the crowds, all top notch.
I urge any musician out there to get on to their website, and ask for a slot! x
(Photos courtesy of Cynthia Hanimann)