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Return of the Native 1.6.1830/05/2018

Excited to announce that the new album ‘Return of the Native’ comes out on 1st June 2018. The release date was set back a month on the advice of my press agents Piranha in an attempt to synchronise dates and timings regarding magazine reviews. I guess we’ll see how much of an impact it has as we go on. The record can be bought on CD from the VP store or downloaded from the usual iTunes, amazon and the likes. Bandcamp also have the CD and a download/streaming option, they also have a digital discounted package of all the releases. The album is also streaming via Spotify too if you’re that way inclined. I just did a nice little pre release interview with Sean from SayItWithGarageFlowers, he’s called the piece Worcester Source which tickled me no end. Heres a link if you have a few seconds to spare, feel free to leave feedback and share.

We have a local album launch gig at Paradiddles Cafe on Saturday 9th June, its a free event all are welcome.  We also play Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on Sunday 3rd June on the Spoken Word/Poetry Stage at 3pm, if you’re going do come see us x

All Kinds Of Everything04/05/2018

Dearest blog/diary readers the new album Return of the Native is coming of age June 1st 2018. We’ve been playing songs from it at recent gigs and they are going down really well. Reviews are starting to trickle in including a cover image and some lovely words from Will Munn in SLAP MAGAZINE  


So here’s another gentle pitch to remind anyone who hasn’t yet to buy it. Its available on a rather plush digi -pack CD from the VP store and to download from all the usual places including iTunes & Amazon. if you’re a vinyl only consumer please let me know so I can judge the demand but please do buy the CD in the meantime, after all you can’t play the vinyl in the car.

Heres the new video for ‘The Grove & The Ditch’ which opens the record. The video was shot in Redditch by David Yarnell and features regular VP band associates Rob Steadman [keys], Rooney Wooster [bass] and Dan Bramhall [drums]. It was great fun to make.

We have more  shows coming up

Wednesday 9th May Gulliver’s, Oldham Street Manchester [opening for Wreckless Eric]
Thursday 10th May The Plough, Worcester [a lovely intimate friendly pub gig, be early if you want a seat – free admission]
Saturday 9th June Paradidles Music Cafe, Worcester [Album Launch Party – free admission]

More dates tbc

Return of the Native31/03/2018

New album ‘Return of the Native‘ is now here in the physical sense , you can listen stream and pre order via the Bandcamp link, or pre order the CD directly via the site –  pre ordered CDs will be released end of April. Please do support  and share with friends and of course spreading the word on social media is always appreciated. The band on the album are the same band I’ve used for the last three releases. Paul Tsanos on Drums, Bobby Kewley on Bass, Rob Steadman on keys, and Leah Walch makes a welcome return on backing vocals. Worcester musicians Dan Bramhall & Wes Dance also contributed percussion and guitar. The album was produced and mastered quite brilliantly I like to think by  Dave Draper at UNIT 31 in PershoreI really hope you enjoy the album. I’m really pleased with it and after a shaky start its now comfortably holding its own alongside the others. Rob and I are playing shows over the summer incorporating the new songs, we’d love to see you there, the GIG page has the details. Thanks ever so for supporting it means a lot, best wishes all, VPx