I will be joining the Bully Wee tour this weekend for four shows
Friday 17th. South Petherton.
Sat 18th. Matthews Hall Topsham
Sun 19th. Bishops Cleeve Tithe Barn.
Mon 20th. Nettlebed village club.
I will play a short solo opener and join them at the end of the night. Always a pleasure to do this and looking forward to it.
Next solo show in the theatre next friday with Maggie Duffy and Mike Weed.
Looking forward to it. A lovely Theatre and a great town with serious maritime history. See you there.
Not only was it a lovely packed gig at Bedale on sunday but the huge advantage of it being a late afternoon show got the thumbs up from everyone I spoke to. People travelled from further away because they could easily get home early evening. I was having a quiet coffee in the lovely little Belgian style restaurant around the corner beforehand when folks coming to the gig dropped in for lunch . It made for a very relaxed and enjoyable afternoon and Jon and I still got to go out with mates for an evening meal afterwards. It was a brilliant and civilised day and actually a model for other people to seriously consider .
Thanks Paul and Wendy and the team.
Sunjay Brayne was on before me and was excellent. Check him out.
Probably one of the best albums I was ever involved in is the Ashley Hutchings solo project ‘By Gloucester docks’ which has just been re-released by Talking Elephant.
If you do nothing more this festive season, please check it out. Its an old fashioned concept album that tells a story and contains some of Ashleys finest writing.
The dream team band were, myself, Christine Collister, Polly Bolton, Dave Mattacks, Graeme Taylor, Steve Ashley and many others and it was recorded at Millstream studios in Cheltenham in 1986.
Robin Denselow has just given it the thumbs up!!
Happy new year.
Always under the radar this one. An annual duo show from Steve and I. A great night which we recorded. Tracks to follow. A very special night and a very different version of Cousin Jack dedicated to the memory of Trevor Grills. Thats’s it folks. Merry Xmas.