Recording Updates & Local Shows

Things are moving on with the new album and I have a couple of local shows to showcase the new songs here in Worcester. The first on Thursday 2nd March, a solo show at THE PLOUGH closely followed by a full band show on Sat 11th March at The Mars Bar. Do come along if you can, a couple of posters here with details. THE MARS BAR tickets are best bought early to save a few quid but you can … Read More >>

David Swan Riverman

I just added another demo to the WR3 collection, ‘David Swan- Riverman’ [track 9]. The song was inspired by a chance encounter with a local ornathologist on the banks of the River Severn here in Worcester…hope you like it, sharing and comments welcomed.

Just confirmed a local gig here at The Plough in Worcester, its a very small space in a lovely old pub, heres the poster, pop the date in the diary do…VPxRead More >>

Singing Schoolteacher

‘The Singing Schoolteacher’ is a little tribute to Clifford T Ward, the English Teacher turned pop star who taught at North Bromsgrove High School in the early 1970s. Here’s an after the rehearsal home version, the song will feature on the forthcoming album WR3, all the songs set in or against a backdrop of the midlands, inspired by my return to these parts…hope you enjoy do feel free to share.

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Detroitwich

A couple more demos for the new album WR3 added in the last few days, ‘Detroitwich’  tells the story of a perilous trip to the Worcestershire heartlands for US rap superstar EMINEM. ‘On Rainbow Hill’ reflects on a love beyond all reasonable doubt, if such a thing exists… Both songs will feature on the new VP record WR3 and the recording of will be properly underway end of Jan 2017. I will advise where and when and with whom shortly. … Read More >>

Earthumming

After the weekends return to Widnes Ring O Bells, where I first performed in 2004, my good friend Greg Oldfield, host and class A soul rebel mentioned he had a video of that very gig and here it is. Many thanks Greg for sending it on. Its twelve years old, the between song stuff is a little cringey, the performances are definitely more punky, more angular, and  less tuneful if you want to get picky, the hair in face thing … Read More >>

Debut Band Show Silver Meadows

Rob and I just did a couple of lovely intimate shows, one in Widnes the other in Chester, if you were there or there about thanks for the support, we really enjoyed them. Shame the English Motorway System was in total meltdown, a five hour drive to Widnes and a 5 hour drive home from Chester on Saturday didn’t help but I’m not about to start moaning here. The good news is we are playing all of the SILVER MEADOWS … Read More >>

More from WR3

The latest  demos for the new album are being added to Soundcloud, I’ll probably end up re recording these in the new year once the new band has a had a chance to play them live,  the new band is very much in embryo, once its all sorted I’ll be making announcements, so to speak and hopefully putting shows together for next year as well as a few local dates sooner than that. The new album is very much themed … Read More >>

Scotland Liverpool Blackpole

Rob and I just played a lovely show at The Stables in Cricklade,  a great little venue if you’re ever passing. Coming up we have a couple of gigs in Scotland, Glasgow and Edinburgh then back to Liverpool for a gig at Naked Lunch Cafe on Smithdown Road. The cafe formerly known as Ate Days a Week or Geds Cafe has had a total refurbishment. Ged died earlier in the year and the transformation of the cafe is tribute to … Read More >>

New VP September Dates added

New dates added for September 16 – more details here all shows with Rob Steadman on keys…hope to see you there or there abouts x

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WR3 & The Singing Schoolteacher

I’ve not long finished a series of songs that reflect my return to the Midlands, its been a cathartic August writing and recording demos and I hope to have the album ready for next years release. I’m just planning the recording proper, I’ll update everyone when I know and try and film and share something of the process [which I always mean to do but never seem to get around to]. Heres a song from the new collection [working title … Read More >>

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