Diary


All Back To Matts Place

Well its taken forever but I’m finally back at Future Primate Studio end of the week to finish the new album currently titled ‘Artists Only’ [like the Talking Heads song I hear you say and you’d be right]. I have done some of the work on this album remotely but I wanted to wait and do the more hands on stuff with Matt for these final mixes. Under normal circumstances this record would have come out by now but I’m … Read More >>

GONE – 2021 re release

Some good news…after some twenty three years GONE, the debut Vinny Peculiar album from 1998 gets a digital re release, initially via BAND-CAMP and coming to all the major platforms including Spotify April 9th. It took awhile to track down a copy as it sold out many years ago but luckily my good friend Pete Doyle found a copy in his loft and dutifully forwarded. Thanks Pete. Its been a little odd listening to it once again after such … Read More >>

Happy New Year Sale

The Vinny Peculiar New Years merchandise sale rolls on until 31st of Jan so if you fancy discovering the back catalogue or finally acquiring the new album on Vinyl now the time, please do feel free to investigate. On the new album front things have been understandably delayed by lockdown and I’m expecting to return to the Future Primate Studio mixing desk once we are able to do so. Some tracks I can do remotely but others I really … Read More >>

Christmas Sale

Seasons greetings everyone I hope you’re all set for a memorable one and this horrendous pandemic will be well and truly beaten by this time next year, lets hope we can get back to something like normal in the not too distant future. In the meantime, once again we are having a Christmas sale here at Peculiar Towers with super cheap CDs Vinyl and postcards, the sale runs until 31st Jan so please feel free to investigate. On the … Read More >>

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.

There are free MP3 tracks … Read More >>

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