As always I thank you for supporting my last release, “Barfly” it was very well received and I have had a lot of fun promoting it.
I am currently in the process of working on a music video for an amazing musician and a very good friend Sara Creeney. Her track is a beautiful love song and I have had a great time filming it for her. Hopefully once it is done I can share it on here or links at the very least.
Playing Penwortham Live this weekend, so if you are Lancashire way and want to see lots of live music for only £5 then click HERE for more info on the event.
I am also heading up to the Lake District next weekend and I am working on doing a one off night near to Windermere or Ambleside. I will post on my Facebook page if this is going to happen. I would really like it too as I am already up there playing a private concert for Music In Hospitals.
Also I am working on a new project with a really legendary musician and I can’t wait to tell you all about it when I can let it out of the bag!
Thanks again for all your help and support in getting my music out into the world and if you haven’t yet bought Barfly you can do it now by clicking HERE ……
see you soon
New single is Barfly is eventually out on iTunes now and has broken the top 40 iTunes Chart and you can buy it by clicking HERE and by visiting many more of your electronic superstores. I have started off on my merry way playing round a bit, with a great gig in Hartlepool, I would like to thank all who came to the Raby Arms pub in Hart. It was a great night and great to see so many people supporting my music. The next stop is Penwortham in April where we will be playing at a couple of different venues over two nights, I shall post on here as soon as we have definite venues confirmed.
I would also like to say a massive thank you to Sally Naden of BBC Lancashire for having me on the show today and letting me play “Barfly” and my next new song “To Be Loved” .
And an extra special thank you to Spike and Christine of “The Black Bull” in Chatburn, a lovely country pub in a lovely village. They very kindly let me film my new video there free of charge so if you are ever in that neck of the woods pop in and buy a pint!
Hopefully see you all at some point soon and thanks for your support as always!
I will be releasing a brand new track with a special one off Live gig in my hometown of Hartlepool. I have always loved my heritage and my hometown and it’s great to be heading back to Hart Village and the wonderful Raby Arms Pub, with Jane and the team kindly welcoming me in for a night of folkelry ( I just made that word up!) I shall be playing all kinds of tunes from inside my head and from the minds of some of the artists who have shaped my music.
I would love to see you all there and look forward to making some exciting new announcements about live dates in the coming few months.
I have also got involved with an amazing organisation called Music In Hospitals. Its such a joy to go into wards and play to people and see just how powerful music can be. I am revisiting some of my heroes music when playing and seeing just how powerful their music can be. You can help the organisation by supporting them at :https://www.facebook.com/MusicinHospitalsNW?fref=ts.
Thanks again for all of your support and see you all soon!
I am starting my music making for 2013 with a Music in Hospitals Gig in Crewe next week. Playing to people who have no means of escape, has always been one of my dreams and I would like to thank Jip and Sid of MIH North West for giving me this chance and also a chance to try out some new covers I have been working on for my new set.
I am also planning a tour of Republic of Ireland in the near future whilst also working on my long time coming Debut Album. Its also very exciting on the composing front as I have just been asked to score my second feature film for LEM Films, starring my amazing penny whistle player Janet “Hotlips” Bamford.
The film is a called “Celluloid” and is a dark tale of abuse and the effects of abuse on a family. Its a wonderful script and I am very excited about working on Lloyd Eyre Morgans second feature. This will hopefully tie in with the release of “Dream On” Soundtrack later in the year ….more info to follow.
I have also decided to start playing some cover gigs, putting my folky depressing spin on some classics from my heroes. Including Nirvana, REM, The Velvet Underground, Don Mclean and Simon and Garfunkel to name but a few. So if you know someone who wants to book a folky covers band then do get in touch. I will be mixing in some of my original material into each set so its a chance to play some of my favourite tunes as well as bring my music to a new audience.
Thanks again for all of your help in getting “Old Fashioned Christmas” to number 22 in the iTunes charts in December and I will hopefully have much more gig news in the coming few weeks.