Diary


LOOT

A brand new live Vinny Peculiar mini album LOOT comes out Nov 6th 2020, a cause for celebration here at Peculiar towers as its the first live record I’ve ever put out. It still feels a bit odd to have spent three hours in a recording studio and to emerge with a fully formed record.  LOOT was recorded at The Old Cider Press Studio in Evesham by Pershore rock guru in chief Dave Draper on a Sunday morning in September … Read More >>

PECULIARITIES

After sitting on the idea for longer than I expected to the PECULIARITIES compilation is now available exclusively via BANDCAMP. The nineteen tracks include selected home demos, alternative versions of songs and unreleased tracks some of which were originally recorded under various guises including  First Real Targets, GGG, Vinny Peculiar & Parlour Flames. This is my second retrospective release and it feels good to be able to share music from another time. The oldest of the songs here ‘Shock … Read More >>

New Band Debut

Live band performance here with Loz Ruston [guitar] Joe Singh [drums] & Pete Mann [bass] from our Wedding Present curated Edge of the Sofa festival filmed at Paradiddles Cafe in Worcester.  ‘A Bigger Splash’ [the title stolen from a David Hockney’s classic series of paintings] will feature on the new Vinny Peculiar album More Songs About Music & Art due March 2021.

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The Edge of the Sofa

In August 2018 I played The Edge of the Sea festival in Brighton, curated by David Gedge of The Wedding Present, it was a lovely little gig and the Wedding Present Fans were fabulous. I’ve maintained contact with many of them since and opened for the band on a number of occasions including a gig in a cave which I’m prone to witter on about with a sense of wonder. This year the festival is happening virtually as The Edge Read More >>

At The Edge of the Sofa

Thrilled to be invited by the Wedding Present’s David Gedge to submit a performance for his viral festival, At The Edge of the Sofa, which takes place 14th/15th August 2020. I’ll be doing this with the new band featuring Joe Singh [drums] Pete Mann [bass] and Loz Ruston [guitar]. Its great have a performance lined up in what will be our first gig. Song choices include a  ‘A Bigger Splash’ and ‘Grayson’ both from the forthcoming VP album of … Read More >>

New Website

Hello and welcome to the new website re modelled by Ross at Electric Kiwi with a simpler navigational brief, shop links and multi-listening options gathered into one place,  plus new pics taken in Worcester’s Gheluvelt Park by ace local photographer Joe Singh.

Joe is also playing drums in the new VP band, our rehearsals were suspended over lock down but we’re hoping to get going again as soon as it’s safe to do so.

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Isolation Communication #2

Hello everyone, thanks for checking in here, apologies for the lack of updates , in truth I’ve felt a little out of it these last few weeks, and kind of overwhelmed by the virus and its implications. Feeling better now and today I played football with my Grandson in the park, our first kick about in eight weeks, maintained social distance, and it felt so good. In the meantime I’ve been taking requests for live performances of songs from my … Read More >>

Isolation Communication #1

Things have clearly moved on since my last post here now it looks like the June 19th band gig at The Castle Manchester is under threat. I have October shows on hold too but it looks like very little will go ahead this year in terms of live venue gigs. I’ve updated the gigs pages accordingly, I’ve left the Castle gig on the page and ones afterwards but as I say thats probably a tad over optimistic. Over the coming … Read More >>

March gigs cancelled

Sadly Vinny Peculiar shows in York, Micklegate Social (20th Mar) & Thornton Hough Village Club Wirral (27th Mar) have been cancelled amidst the virus uncertainty. Rescheduled dates will be announced shortly, tickets remain valid or refundable, expect a promoters email advising soon, thanks as ever for the support, apologies all stay safe x

On the brighter side new band rehearsals continue at pace here so future shows are most likely to be full on rock n roll noise affairs which … Read More >>

SCARECROWS

Here’s the video for ‘Scarecrows‘ made by long term VP collaborator Andy Squiff of Squiff Media, a little urban funk workout from the new album WHILE YOU STILL CAN, available from the store here and to download, stream through all the usual platforms.  Please do share it with friends, every little helps, huge thanks, VPx… Read More >>

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