It’s been a mad couple of months, exhausting but incredibly rewarding with some great gigs, new friends and stunning moments.
It was great to hear at the start of April that UCB were adding me to the playlist on their wireless station. I did an interview and also had an interview on BBC 3 Counties Radio on the run up to the show in Princes Risborough. It was great to get back there and see some old friends.
Then there was the southern leg of the spring tour taking in Shaftesbury, Burgess Hill and Portsmouth. In Burgess Hill we raised a bunch of cash for Hope, a local charity which was grand.
I also got to play at the Quiz Night we ran at our drop-in centre and had a great little living room gig in Cambridge.
Then it was up to Scotland for a show on Arran and I must say, never have i been so blown away by the beauty of a place. Wow! I took my mate Jimmy with me who had his flying camera so there should be some good shots on there way soon. The show was raising money for Casa Allianza and I just heard we topped the £400 mark which is great.
Then it was off to record at the Foundry – yup, the next album is underway. Had a good day with the masterful Sandy Jones as we settled into the new songs.
The Bothwell Bridge hotel gig was ok – booked last minute and unsure of what it was but it went well and I made some new friends.
Saturday I hung out with J.J.Gilmore as we discussed how to put the world to rights and then headed down to Saltcoats for an evening show at the SBBC in front of a fantastic crowd. The hospitality in Scotland is 2nd to none and worth the 6 hour drive.
Now I’m immersed in Coventry Motofest as stage manager for the Radio Plus stage on 30th – 31st May. I’ll be playing a full band gig that day and then looking at the Big Comfey gig in Coventry on the 5th June, a house concert the following week and then a festival on Trafalgar Square which will be excellent. I’ve written and recorded a special song for that with my mate chris Hunt. You can download it free