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 >>

Return of the Flames

Meanwhile in Manchester’s Lever Street Studios Ollie Collins [bass] and Che Beresford [drums] have been laying down their parts for a new Parlour Flames album [although we’re not sure we’ll call ourselves that again this time around], we need to weigh up the pros n cons. I’ve written and recorded all the songs here in my own studio but we aim to go posh to finish it off in a more sonically swanky setting come the new year. Details will … Read More >>

Irish Dates Announced

Thrilled to announce I’ll be supporting the fabulously talented Duke Special in Dublin on Sat 1st December at Liberty Hall Theatre, ticket link HERE and at Elmwood Hall Belfast on Sat 8th Dec ticket link HERE. These will be duo shows with Rob Steadman [back in action after mat leave] on keys. It’ll be touch n go whether I’ll be fit enough to play guitar but either way we’ll adapt the gigs to suit. Its been a good … Read More >>

New Review – Whisperin n Hollerin

Later than anticipated heres a really well put together Review by Marin Raybould at Whisperin n Hollerin  of ‘Return Of The Native’  –  Label: ‘Shadrack & Duxbury –  Genre: ‘Indie’ –  Release Date: ‘Ist June 2018’-  Catalogue No: ‘SADCD013’

Our Rating:   8/10

Vinny Peculiar’s quirky pseudonym is likely to give a false impression. Although clearly a square peg in a round hole, when it comes to fitting in with ‘ordinary’ life, there’s no studied eccentricity or attempted exaggeration of his … Read More >>

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