Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Autumn update

Well, the summer, such as it was, has been and gone and here we are in mid-November!
I have had quite a few weeks without gigs but a few weeks ago I went down to Liverpool to the Baltic Social, where my friends Shakedown Street had organised a Halloween gig. I played a long acoustic set, sat in with Jay (Shakedown Street singer) on 3 tunes, then sat in with Shakedown Street themselves on most of their second set.
Everybody seemed to have a good time, and I will hopefully be returning in March next year for more of the same!

My acoustic set was recorded from the audience, and on first listen it is pretty good - once I've listened again I will probably post it for people to download for free.

I was very pleased to be asked by Big Boy Bloater to play the support slot at his One Man Show gig at The Cluny2 on Thursday 11th December. I am looking forward to this and it would be great to see some folks there!

Before that I am at The Cluny on Sunday 23rd November, as MC and performer, on another Blues All Dayer - also on the bill are The Groovamatics feat Johnny Whitehill, The Lyndon Anderson Band and George Shovlin & the Radars - all for £5!

And next year I am playing at this new venue:

Thursday, 10 July 2014


Well I think I have recovered from my weekend in Kent at SolParty - some great music from all of the acts. I started the show off on Friday afternoon at 2pm, in the glorious sunshine.
I also finished the show off on Saturday night, a little before midnight, when I sat in on guitar for a few tunes with Shakedown Street. Great fun!

I between times I enjoyed the sun and the music - with great sets from everybody but I particularly enjoyed Martin Simpson's acoustic set - guitar mastery!

There'll be pictures and video to follow soon - check back!

Friday, 20 June 2014

Great French Review of First Takes & Mistakes

Just received a great review of my CD "First Takes & Mistakes" from French magazine Autrement Blues - read it on the PRESS page here

Thursday, 12 June 2014

British Blues Awards - please vote!

Don't forget guys voting is still open at the British Blues Awards
and I am nominated in 2 categories - Independent Blues Broadcaster of The Year and Emerging Artist of the Year. It is an honour to be even considered in the Emerging Artist category, and of course I am honoured to be nominated again in the Blues Broadcaster category - I was runner up last year and in 2011 - and in 2012, I won the award!

I'd appreciate it if you could find the time to vote for me - and some of my buddies in the other categories too.

Monday, 9 June 2014

New festival booking confirmed!

I will be opening the Acoustic Stage at The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Colne, at 2pm on Saturday 23rd August.
I am very pleased about this - it is a great festival. I was there last year as presenter of the British Blues Awards and I also got to perform on the Bulmer's British Stage.
I will also be presenting the British Blues Awards again this year - on the afternoon of Sunday 24th August.
If you are going to Colne, come say Hi! I will, of course, be wearing a tie dye t-shirt!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Gig List updated

I've just updated the gig list - take a look and see if I am playing near to you.
If not, maybe you can suggest some venues that will like my music!

Thursday, 29 May 2014


Photo by Tony Winfield
I've decided that I need a separate web presence for my musical endeavours, so this is it. Up the top there are loads of links to different pages where you'll be able to see my gig list, watch some performance videos of me, listen to some of my music and buy a download or a CD.