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 >>


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 >>

Culture Vultures

This new video was created by Andy Squiff from his ever expanding sale library, its all fast edits and frenetic modernism. The song is my Led Zep homage [in my head] and its taken from the new album WHILE YOU STILL CAN, its available here and now – if you like loud guitars and old school guitar solos this might well resonate, lyrically it’s a rant against the Populists…or should that be Popularists? It was posted a few weeks … Read More >>

York Micklegate Social

Friends in the north I play  Micklegate Social in York with the fabulous Pelico on Fri 20th March this one is going to be special tickets available right here n now… 

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Rock n Reel Review

This fabulous new review from R&R Magazine just in, penned by Boff Whalley and much appreciated, the album is available right now to buy on 12 ‘ Vinyl, CD and all via the usual download formats including iTunes, Amazon, streaming via Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music your support is very much appreciated…VPx


Gigs & in store SALE

New Years greetings all.

I’ve extended the sale in store until the end of Jan 2020 so grab a bargain while you can, selected CDs are just £3.00 UK and £5.00. Overseas includes postage.

I have a few gigs coming up including a London date in Camden at The Green Note, a Bushwick Bookclub show, note 2pm – 4pm time slot] on Sat Jan 25th. Tickets here. Performers are invited to read a book [in this case Cull by Read More >>

End of Year Review 2019

Well that was the year that is almost over that was and I’d like to thank everyone here for engaging and supporting my musical endeavours throughout the last year, thanks for subscribing, sharing and spreading the word, its really very much appreciated. My new album ‘While You Still Can’ released in Oct is the first album I’ve consciously set in the here and now amidst the depressive stalemate of Brexit. I tried to reflect some of the issues, political opportunism, … Read More >>

Seasons Greetings & Christmas Sale

Hello everyone and seasons greetings all, thanks for continuing to subscribe to the website updates, here’s some good news, from 1st Dec all CDs in the VP Store [excluding the new album While You Still Can] will be priced at just £3.00 including postage [UK] and £5.00 [overseas]. If you’re looking for gifts, stocking fillers or to add to your collection please do while you still can. The offer ends end of 31st Dec 2019. In addition we have the … Read More >>

Small Acts of Unforgetting

The striking artwork for ‘While You Still Can’ was created by Manchester photographer  and long term VP collaborator Paul Cliff. The images come from a series entitled ‘Small Acts of Unforgetting’ The six pinhole camera images depict the present locations of addresses held by young men from Bury, Lancashire, killed in the first world war. Each of the young men has a dedication on the sleeve notes. In some small way the record acknowledges their sacrifice. Paul has made … Read More >>

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