Wedding Presents

I’m very pleased to announce that Rob and I will be playing a couple of support slots with The Wedding Present on Thursday July 25th at The Mars Bar in Worcester and on Sat July 27th at Waterloo Music Bar in Blackpool. Its lovely to be asked, I played David Gedge’s Edge of the Sea Festival in Brighton last year and can honestly say that WP fans are some of the nicest most engaging people I have had the pleasure … Read More >>

London with Eric & Warwick with Duke Special

I’m five dates into the Wreckless Eric tour and happy to report alls well, some great little gigs and a pleasure to watch Eric and Ian do their thing, all I need to do now is blag a  record ha. Interesting conversations with Eric in passing as ever regarding the do’s and dont’s of effects pedals [I’m using my ancient Electro Harmonix Memory Man for a couple of songs] and how to turn a Gibson J45 into a Les Paul…or … Read More >>

Wreckless

Next up is run of tour dates opening for acclaimed stiff legend Wreckless Eric in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. I hope some of you manage to get along, please do email me regarding ticket/guest options if you fancy it. Ticket venue details on the gigs page.  Hope to see you there VPxRead More >>

All Over The Show

Rob and I are looking forward to opening for stiff legend Wreckless Eric on eight of his UK dates including Scottish dates, we have a further support slot with the fabulous Duke Special on 18th May. It would be really lovely to see some of you at the shows. The full schedule is here below and ticket details and venue information is on the gig pagesRead More >>

April Gigs and Recording Update

I spent last week in Dave Drapers Pershore Studio fine tuning tweaking and mixing the new band album featuring former Parlour Flames musicians, it was good week, editing and reworking key parts. The band were present very much in terms of what we had on tape, but Che is away with Black Grape and Ollie with Nearly Dan so I’ve maintained the vigil with Dave and things are seriously getting there, we’ve mixed seven of the ten songs, three days … Read More >>

Vinny Peculiar UK Gigs Spring 2019

Springtime greetings all here’s a quick update on forthcoming UK gigs, if you fancy coming along to a show let me know just mail/message/text me. I have  guest list options for the Wreckless Eric shows and a reduced price list for the remainder. It would lovely to see you there as ever. More news on the new album is coming soon, bare with me it’ll be worth it, – here are the dates and thanks again for subscribing,

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Gigs coming up March/April 19

Gigs in March n April some are solo, most with hyper talented keys man Rob Steadman.  Especially looking forward to the trio of shows  with American friends Rogers and Butler and  Simon Love [Worcester, Box, London]  In London the fabulous John Howard headlines. We’re at the Mars Bar in Worcester on 11th April, The Queens Head in Box [near Bath] and The Lexington on the 13th. Next up is Davenham Theatre in Northwich on Saturday 16th March, the show will … Read More >>

January

Reader…I’ve spent much of January in the studio tweaking and fiddling and messing around as you do, the rhythm section of the new record is more or less boxed off until next phase of studio editing [the Dave Draper weaves his magic sessions]  the rest I’ve been sweating over, percussion half way there, backing vocals from the band again half way there with more to come. The usual internalised drama I have every time I make a record prevails over … Read More >>

A Shiny Happy New Year All

Hello all friends & subscribers, excuse the REM reference, Michale Stipe isn’t keen on Shiny Happy People apparently, but I digress…here’s to a better fairer kinder new year, bring on 2019…

Political madness aside 2018 was the year of ‘Return of the Native’, the Worcestershire themed the album came out in June, picked some great reviews from the Daily Mirror to the Irish Times and across many of the online review sites including Whispering & Hollerin & R&R Magazine; … Read More >>

Belfast Show

Rob Steadman and I head across the channel to Belfast ELMWOOD HALL, part of the University Halls, for a gig on Sat 8th December. I was last there supporting 4 Men and A Dog [I think they were called] back in 2004 when I worked as an Artist in Residence at the Cathedral Arts Festival. Its a beautiful hall as I recall. This will be our second show with Duke Special, last weeks was such a joy to … Read More >>

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