Gig – Wed 27th July

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…

Bedford Gig cancellation

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.

Upcoming Shows

Hello all.

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.

Omid 20152015 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.


The 12 Downloads of Christmas 2015

Thanks to everyone who has listened to or downloaded this year’s #12DownloadsofChristmas. Hope you’ve enjoyed hearing the new songs, demos, remixes and even a couple of covers too!
They’ll stay up until Hogmanay so still a few days to download them all.

Here’s the full list:

1. Winterland
2. Requiem
3. Stolen Car
4. Buckled
5. A Whole Heap of Trouble
6. Once I’m Gone – BVs & Beats remix
7. Casablanca Face – acoustic mix
8. Take a Little Time
9. Oliver Gray
10. Some Day One Day
11. This Ship – extended mix
12. On Christmas Day

12 Downloads of Christmas – 4 more to go!

We’re two thirds of the way through the #12 DownloadsofChristmas and there’s been a really great response so far. You can listen for free to the tracks as soon as they’re posted and download them at your leisure…or at least until they come down just after Christmas!