New Years News

Happy New Year everyone – Firstly I want to say a big thank you to those who supported my music in any way this past year, posting, sharing, coming to gigs, streaming, liking it all helps. We are relatively small in number but growing subscriber-by-subscriber, always growing. It’s been a busy year. My relationship ended and I moved back to the midlands after many years in the north. I’m still adjusting as you do but all is good. I have … Read More >>

Postures New

I’m in the new kitchen of my new house ordering a 1970s german table lamp and perusing a draft press release for the new Silver Meadows album [below], a concept collection rooted in 80s long stay psychiatric/learning disability hospital culture. I have a very good press agent editor friend who will carve it all up for me as and when, its become something of a ritual for us both. The album isn’t out until April next year, parts are tracked … Read More >>

Alternative Versions Older & Unreleased Songs

Hello everyone – I’ve just added a new playlist to SOUNDCLOUD, some older songs, unreleased home demos and the likes. I have a mountain of stuff here so there will be more historical sharing to come. I hope you enjoy. Track listing… 1 Imagine [2009] 2Welfare Statement [alt version 2009]3 The End [Parlour Flames work in progress 2012] 4 Bad Dad [home demo] 2004 My Father The Organist [alternative version 2002] 5 Too Soon The Darkness [Parlour Flames work … Read More >>

Generals and Major Sevenths

The mailing list recipients will be vaguely familiar with the following…

The current album ‘Down The Bright Stream is out now and available through the Vinny Peculiar website as well as iTunes Amazon and other digital sites. It can also be streamed here and there. The reviews have been uniformally wonderful, people who get what I do seem to like writing about the records. I’m most grateful to them for that. Tom Robinson has also played tracks from … Read More >>

Bright Streaming

Morning all

Hope this finds you well

The new album ‘DOWN THE BRIGHT STREAM’ is out there now and reviews have been great so far with more to come, if you haven’t got hold of one yet and plan to please go to the website shop first, for downloads try… Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon. Either way thanks in anticipation of your support and for staying on this list. The videos are here, please do share and comment if … Read More >>

New Drummer

It’s always nice when a record is finally released after all the faffing around, recording, procrastinating, pressing, mixing and gigging. Promotions wise we continue with duo shows, Rob Steadman [piano] and I and have various dates coming up. We’ve also got full band shows later in the summer and will be auditioning drummers in the next few weeks, so if you’re a drummer and fancy some decent festival slots over the summer do get in touch. You don’t have … Read More >>

English Village

Its new Video Time – ‘English Village’ is taken from the new album ‘Down The Bright Stream’ – had a great old time filming this in Newnham with The Forest of Dean Morrismen directed by Andy Squiff at Squiff Media  Andy also directed ‘Pop Music Football & Girls’. Good times. The album is available to buy on CD now from the site  iTunes  Bandcamp [CD plus download] – Read More >>

Down The Bright Stream

Hooo bloody rah! The new Vinny Peculiar album ‘Down The Bright Stream’ is all ready to go. There’s pre order ink on the site, the iTunes link will follow shortly, and it all looks and sounds rather splendid. The lovely sleeve images were taken by acclaimed Manchester photographer Paul Cliff. The album was recorded in various locations including Gadgets Lab with Jonathan Hurst, Whitby Studios with Ian Lewis, Project 9 with Andrew Spence and the VP home studio. The musicians … Read More >>

Down The Bright Stream

And so it came to pass, finally, a new album. Its a mixed up collection in many ways, songs of young optimism, songs of adult despair, songs of experimental thinking and songs of dumb obstinacy. Nothing new there then. I’ve called it ‘Down The Bright Stream’, it comes out March 30th 2015. The name is taken from the BB Last Knome in England series, they were favourite books when I was a lad and read to us at primary school … Read More >>

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