ARTIST ONLY limited edition VINYL is available now

After some considerable delays ARTISTS ONLY is now available on 12inch Vinyl through the store here or via BANDCAMP. If you’ve not heard it yet theres a listening option here or via Bandcamp. I  hope you enjoy, VPx




Diary Diary

Coming up soon we play a duo show [feat Rob Steadman on keys] at Claptrap 108a High St, Stourbridge DY8 1EE with Lost Wave Music and The Vanilla Pods. Its a triple header, we’re on in the middle of two fabulous West Midlands artists. Lost Wave Music played a local gig here with us in Worcester a year ago and I absolutely love their anarchic literary decadence, like the Velvets meet the Fall. Vanilla Pods are also suitably quirky … Read More >>

Vinyl Visions

The drama of the never ending vinyl release date of ARTISTS ONLY continues here with the pressing company advising yet further delays. I’ve made a quick film regarding it, shot by  Paul Tsanos at Smithdown Road Media, pre orders are now being taken from the STORE here. I will update this with more concrete information as soon as I can. Meanwhile I’ve been writing a recording new songs here which I may well put out as an EP before … Read More >>

Shock of the New

Hello all, hope you’re keeping cool in all this heat…

I’ve had some more news on the ARTISTS ONLY vinyl pressing, in complete contradiction to past news updates, apologies but  it looks like it could take up to nine months before the records are finally here, thats nine months from the date order! I’m still not quite sure why the delay time has gone up from six to nine months but given this new information it will be a longer … Read More >>

Post Edit

After what seems like an age of diary silence, silent ages to silent pages no less, the diary comes a calling. New album reviews continue and new plaudits emerge when they’re least expected to. Most of the new reviews are on the reviews pages here. The vinyl editions of ‘ARTISTS ONLY’ are due back from pressing in October, but might be slightly earlier [apologies just this minute been informed availability date to follow]. I’ll be doing what I can … Read More >>

Gigs Features and Good Luck Mr B

Hello all

Gigs over the next few months include band solo and duo shows, details and ticket details links can be found here.

I just did a lovely little interview with Simon Warner for his Rock and The Beat Generation site, it was a lot of fun, link here,  The site is well worth checking out. I was a huge consumer of beatific literature in my most impressionable years and still revisit the works on an … Read More >>

Thornton Hough Rescheduled

We’ve moved the Thornton Hough gig to Saturday 18th June due to positive Covid test. I do hope those people who bought tickets for the 26th Mar can make the rescheduled date, 18th JUNE 2022 tickets remain valid so hopefully see you all there. V xRead More >>

Here there and everywhere

Played a couple of lovely shows this last week, Worcester Mars bar and The Castle in Manchester, both emotional affairs with various friends and relatives showing up out of the woodwork after such a long lay off from live music, we are so pleased to be back playing regular gigs again thanks to all who came along. Here’s a beautifully constrructed review of our Castle Hotel gig from Simon Warner, Simon runs  Rock and the Beat Generation, and has … Read More >>

Gigs and Reviews

More gigs are being added as we go on, here are the current dates and ticket links  with more to come. I hope some of you can make it along. All band shows unless stated.

11/3/22 Worcester Mars Bar Tickets

18/3/22 Manchester Castle Hotel Tickets

26/3/22 Wirral Thornton Hough Village Club Tickets

21/4/22 Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe Tickets [duo show]

28/4/22 Stoke on Trent Artisan Tap Tickets

6/5/22 Hyde, Pop ticket link coming soon

8/5/22 Sheffield Dorothy Pax [Matinee duo …

Thanks Everyone

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has bought the new record ARTISTS ONLY from here or elsewhere, it means a lot. Thanks also if you’ve taken advantage of the Shadrack and Duxbury winter sale which is running on into February 2022, its a great way to discover the back catalogue with CDs £3.00 UK £6.00 overseas and Vinyl £15.00 UK & £25.00 overseas, cheap as chips really. The offer ends end of Feb. The vinyl pressing of ARTISTS … Read More >>

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