Looking back quite a lot seemed to go down since my last blog post. A trip to Brighton for the Great Escape, finally getting a band together and now a European tour on the horizon. But first what happened in Brighton... For those who don't know 'The Great Escape' is a three day music festival and conference that takes place in Brighton, and what a experience it turned out to be. Hunter S. Thompson famously said: "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long
Summer seams just around the corner, even if the weather in London has been terrible of late (how very British of me to bring up the weather) But summer is always an exciting time of the year for me, not only because the of sun being out and the positive effect is has on people, but because summer for me means time to take my music on the road.
Because of the success of last years European tour and the fan-base I'm starting to establish there, it's with fond memories I've d
Happy Easter! While your chilling over the bank holiday I'd thought I'd let you know what I've been up to for the last month or so... March has been a pretty hectic month for me with some exciting new developments and news on the horizon.
I've finally sat down to work on a new album, and I'm really excited about the direction that it's taking! If you enjoyed my last album 'City of Streets' I just know your gonna love this one. So far the working title is 'The Devil Beside M
October has been a month of gigs, meetings, and rehearsing for me. In other words pretty busy in a funny sort of way. And a month that seems to have lasted for ever, but productive never the less. It all kicked off with a last minute gig at Folking Around. This monthly Folk night has built up a quite a reputation for putting on great live acts in kingston upon Thames, and it's always a pleasure to be invited to play there. Woody's bar who host the night are always very welcom
And so I return to London... As soon as I stepped off the plane from Lisbon I was greeted with a heavy downpour, the typical British summer. But things aren't all that bad. The sun has now returned to London and although it's not quite as hot as Portugal I return with a new resolve for the challenges ahead, and a few more contacts in the little black book. It's been a rewarding experience this tour, and I can't help but feel that I've stepped up to another level on my journey
So much has happened since my last blog post that I think it's gonna be hard to fit it all in, but here goes nothing… The first stop on my 'City of Streets' European tour was Copenhagen. I've never been to this city before so I was unsure about what to expect, but I did know it was expensive. And I wasn’t wrong! It's taken me a little while to curve my spending and to adjust from 'holiday' mode to 'tour' mode. In this regards perhaps Copenhagen wasn't such a great place to st
I write this, sat in a hostel in Copenhagen on the first day of my tour filled with anticipation for the journey ahead. The run up to the tour has been different than previous years, I must admit. I was so busy with promoting my new album (City of Streets) that I left booking the tour till quite late. In fact it seems only yesterday I was walking through the snowy streets of Oslo on my way to a mixing session. I've also had a lot of unsingersongwritery things going on, in the
And so with summer just around the corner it only seems right that I should get out of London for a couple of months and head off to Europe, especially with all this Brexit and snap election business going on. This will be my second foray into the EU on tour. Back in 2015 I spent a career defining couple of months there and came down with a serious case of the travel bug! You can read all about that adventure in my previous blog post: 'What happens on Tour stays on tour' This
I'm proud to announce that my new album 'City of Streets' is finally released! Whenever you embark on such a massive project like recording an album, the reality of actually seeing it complete and holding the physical finished article in your hands can seem like a very abstract concept indeed, especially when wrapped up in the throes of recording, but that moment is finally here. Listening back to the recording now, at home in London seemingly a million years ago from when I