100 Club Gig with Matt Deighton & Kevin Rowland
.Rob and I play legendary 100 Club in London Town on Thursday 30th November, we’ll be onstage early ash in support to Mat Deighton and a Kevin Rowland DJ Set, really looking forward to this one. Its a fundraiser for TONIC MUSIC for Mental Health, the fabulous music charity and closest to my heart so if you’re in and around London do come along, tickets here..
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Hay Festival New Album Gigs Update
The session/interview Rob and I did at Hay Festival for BBC Introducing is now online, we played ‘I Came Back As A Girl’, Pop Music Football & Girls’ English Village’ & ‘The Saviour Of Challenging Behaviour’ – you can listen again here. I just had a quick check, it sounds pretty good. I witter on about Silver Meadows, Clifford T Ward, and an imaginary life in the opposite gender. We followed Brian May onto the stage and Rob grabbed … Read More >>
Silver Meadows & Hay Festival
A couple of dates of note coming up. On Tuesday 23rd May SILVER MEADOWS the musical gets its stage debut, an initial dress rehearsal run through trialling the play with live band. If you fancy coming along please do, its a free event at The Joe. H. Makin Drama Centre, Liverpool L1 9BG in collaboration with the Liverpool University Drama Team. The play starts at 4pm with doors at 3.45pm. I realise this is quite a difficult time for people … Read More >>
The Fairer Sex EP
Hello everyone, here’s some good news, there’s new music on the way ‘THE FAIRER SEX EP’ comes out 17th Feb 2017. After some time spent in the analogue vaults I’ve remixed three tracks from a session I did at Whitby Studios in March 2016, with Paul Tsanos [Drums,Backing Vocals] Bobby Kewley [Bass, Backing Vocals] Rob Steadman [Keys, Backing Vocals] and Maaike Ghijsels [Vocals] – at the time I was planning a new album [post Silver Meadows] but the direction of … Read More >>
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…VPx… Read More >>
‘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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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 >>
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 >>