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 >>

Radio, Gigs and Reviews update

Finally the new album ARTISTS ONLY is out, pre ordered CD’s posted, download links unlocked, streaming options available and it feels so good to finally share the songs with everyone, especially with people here who remain supporters, mailing list subscribers and website checkers, thanks as ever.

On the Radio front Radcliffe and Maconie played A Bigger Splash today 15th January and Mark praised and plugged enthusiastically. I felt really chuffed as I listened along on catch up. Heres a link. Read More >>

Happy New Year subscribers & beyond

The warmest of seasons greetings subscribers old and new, I hope this finds you safe and well in these most challenging of times, thanks as ever for hanging on in there… The new Vinny Peculiar album ‘ARTISTS ONLY’ comes out Jan 10th, 2022, it’s been awhile in the making, it was primarily recorded at home and features ten new songs most of which have an ART theme. I’ve written about artists before; I blame Robert Hughes’s ‘Shock of the New’ … Read More >>

Heavy Metal live video

Heres the first of a series of videos we shot at The Mars Bar here in Worcester, Heavy Metal was written for return of the n Native but didn’t quite sit right. I re recorded it for ARTISTS ONLY, new drums [by Joe Singh], and new guitars [my White Japanese Strat to be specific]. The band feature Simon Grove on bass, Rob Steadman on keys and Joe Singh on drums. The video cameras/editing were overseen by Joe, audio was recorded … Read More >>

Castle Hotel plus

Christmas is coming and the ARTISTS ONLY release date gets closer [10.1.22]. Huge thanks you everyone for pre ordering so far but if you haven’t yet its available on most of the streaming platforms and on CD via the website store. I’ll be posting the CDs just after Christmas, any mention on social media on receipt would be most appreciated but mostly I hope you just enjoy it. Its been a little longer in the making than previous albums. … Read More >>

Features and Streams

I’ve just had a lovely chat with Tony Clayton-Lea from The Irish Times who’s been kind enough to take an interest in my work over the last few years,  he’s such an eloquent writer, and he’s been at it as long as I have so to speak, possibly even longer. We feel the generational connections, and he loves Billy Liar almost as much as I do. We talked about working in an imaginary  undertakers and the naming of my record … Read More >>

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