Thanks to everybody who made it along to see me playing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August, it was fantastic to see so many folk out. Between solo gigs, A Songwriters’ Circle and The Sorries shows I ended up doing about 25 performances over the month – which was very hectic but thoroughly rewarding.
I’m having a little break from live stuff just now, but the arrival of a new digital piano has seen me writing some little things which may well make it on to the next album. In the meantime, you can still get all the other albums – including the latest, Lift – through iTunes or on CD here on the site.
After making my first solo appearance of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe last Sunday, I’m now gearing up for two more shows this week.
I am particularly excited about the first of the two (this Thursday, 11th Aug) as it will see me sharing the stage with my frequent collaborator & chum Alan R Davison, and also with the fantastic Edwina Hayes (of whom I have long been an admirer). The three of us will take the stage together as part of A Songwriters’ Circle, and then take turns to perform our songs and chat a little about how they were written. These nights are always special and this one promises to be no different.
For tickets, visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Box Office or use the link below:
The second show of the week (Sunday 14th) will see me return to the Edinburgh Gin stage in St Andrew’s Square Gardens to perform a solo set of songs. And the good thing is, with this being Edinburgh and it being an outdoor show, it’s BOUND to be sunny…
Hey folks. I’m playing a gig in Edinburgh this week (Wednesday 27th August) at Electric Circus on Market Street. The concert also features Plum Duff and is in aid of the Joshua Nolan Foundation, which is working to reduce the number of suicides in Scotland.
Entry to the gig is £7, doors open at 7pm and I’ll be on stage at 7.30pm
Here’s a video of one of the tracks I played at A Songwriters’ Circle at the 3 Harbours Arts Festival in early June. The song, Volcanoes, originally appeared on the mini-album Late, but may well feature on an upcoming release…
I’m afraid the scheduled performance at The Bedford in South London tomorrow night (13th June) has had to be cancelled. I hope to reschedule soon though and will obviously keep you posted.
Next gig is Wednesday 27th July in Edinburgh, a benefit for the Joshua Nolan Foundation at Electric Circus.
With spring in full swing I thought I’d give you a quick update about some gigs I have coming up over the next while.
I’m really pleased to be part of more Songwriters’ Circle shows over the upcoming months and there are some cracking acts lined up to join me including Edwina Hayes, Alan R Davison, Paul Gilbody & John Sloan. At these shows I’ll be talking a little about the songs I’m playing, describing how they were written & the inspirations behind them, and collaborating with the other songwriters with whom I’ll share the stage. Full details of all dates are on the LIVE DATES page.
Friday 27th May – The Steeple, Newburgh, Fife. (Songwriters’ Circle show with Alan R Davison, Paul Gilbody & John Sloan)
Friday 3rd June – Corstorphine Festival, Lucy’s Cafe, Edinburgh. (Songwriters’ Circle show with Alan R Davison & Paul Gilbody)
Saturday 11th June – Three Harbours Festival, Lighthouse Hub, Prestonpans, East Lothian. (Songwriters’ Circle show with Alan R Davison, John Sloan & Caroline Gilmour)
Monday 13th June – The Bedford, Balham, London.
Thursday 11th August – Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh. (Songwriters’ Circle show with Edwina Hayes & Alan R Davison)
Hope to see you at some of the gigs!
Hi all, hope you had a good festive period and that this year has started well for you.
2015 was musically very productive and enjoyable for me with some great shows across the UK, the launch of the album Lift, radio airplay on the BBC and some writing too. It was lovely to finish off the year with The 12 Downloads of Christmas (the 5th year of them) so thanks to everybody who took the chance to download the rare tracks I made available. Recording some new ideas for the 12 Downloads… has also got me back into studio mode so watch this space for new album developments later in the year…
Thanks for your continued support (moral and retail!), hope to see you live soon.