Malvern Winter Gardener
Heres the ‘Malvern Winter Gardener’ video shot by regular VP associate Andy Squiff in a lovely garden in The Forest of Dean. We did approach Malvern Council but they wanted exorbitant fees to film the hills so we made some pragmatic choices. The song looks back at the iconic venue Malvern Wintergardens where I saw many of my early gigs, the song unfolds through the eyes of a faded old rock star gently reminding the listener of former glories. … Read More >>
Return of the Native
Warmest greetings all it’s a real pleasure to be able to announce that the new Vinny Peculiar album ‘Return of the Native’ will be released on 4th May 2018 on Shadrack & Duxbury. Its been something of a labour of love this one, having had a few technical hiccups along the way I finished mixing and editing it appropriately at a local Studio in Pershore, just a few miles from Worcester with Dave Draper, who’s attention to detail was impeccable. … Read More >>
Seasons greetings everyone subscribers, website readers, social media trackers, I hope you all have a grand old Christmas time and New Year. … Heres an update on things Vinny Peculiar. Its a been a rather stop-start year for me in terms of making new music, back here in Worcester I found a young band played a few gigs which were fun but ultimately not sustainable. I played a few solo shows here and there too but the majority of the … Read More >>
100 Club Gig with Matt Deighton & Kevin Rowland
.Rob and I play legendary 100 Club in London Town on Thursday 30th November, we’ll be onstage early ash in support to Mat Deighton and a Kevin Rowland DJ Set, really looking forward to this one. Its a fundraiser for TONIC MUSIC for Mental Health, the fabulous music charity and closest to my heart so if you’re in and around London do come along, tickets here..
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Hay Festival New Album Gigs Update
The session/interview Rob and I did at Hay Festival for BBC Introducing is now online, we played ‘I Came Back As A Girl’, Pop Music Football & Girls’ English Village’ & ‘The Saviour Of Challenging Behaviour’ – you can listen again here. I just had a quick check, it sounds pretty good. I witter on about Silver Meadows, Clifford T Ward, and an imaginary life in the opposite gender. We followed Brian May onto the stage and Rob grabbed … Read More >>
Silver Meadows & Hay Festival
A couple of dates of note coming up. On Tuesday 23rd May SILVER MEADOWS the musical gets its stage debut, an initial dress rehearsal run through trialling the play with live band. If you fancy coming along please do, its a free event at The Joe. H. Makin Drama Centre, Liverpool L1 9BG in collaboration with the Liverpool University Drama Team. The play starts at 4pm with doors at 3.45pm. I realise this is quite a difficult time for people … Read More >>
The Fairer Sex EP
Hello everyone, here’s some good news, there’s new music on the way ‘THE FAIRER SEX EP’ comes out 17th Feb 2017. After some time spent in the analogue vaults I’ve remixed three tracks from a session I did at Whitby Studios in March 2016, with Paul Tsanos [Drums,Backing Vocals] Bobby Kewley [Bass, Backing Vocals] Rob Steadman [Keys, Backing Vocals] and Maaike Ghijsels [Vocals] – at the time I was planning a new album [post Silver Meadows] but the direction of … Read More >>
Recording Updates & Local Shows
Things are moving on with the new album and I have a couple of local shows to showcase the new songs here in Worcester. The first on Thursday 2nd March, a solo show at THE PLOUGH closely followed by a full band show on Sat 11th March at The Mars Bar. Do come along if you can, a couple of posters here with details. THE MARS BAR tickets are best bought early to save a few quid but you can … Read More >>
David Swan Riverman
I just added another demo to the WR3 collection, ‘David Swan- Riverman’ [track 9]. The song was inspired by a chance encounter with a local ornathologist on the banks of the River Severn here in Worcester…hope you like it, sharing and comments welcomed.
Just confirmed a local gig here at The Plough in Worcester, its a very small space in a lovely old pub, heres the poster, pop the date in the diary do…VPx… Read More >>
‘The Singing Schoolteacher’ is a little tribute to Clifford T Ward, the English Teacher turned pop star who taught at North Bromsgrove High School in the early 1970s. Here’s an after the rehearsal home version, the song will feature on the forthcoming album WR3, all the songs set in or against a backdrop of the midlands, inspired by my return to these parts…hope you enjoy do feel free to share.
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