Happy New Year to Everyone!
The Summer of 2018 was mostly spent writing, rehearsing and performing a show at The Edinburgh Festival as well as doing several previews in London theatres. It was some years since I’d performed at the festival. The last time being in 1990- I think - when John Otway and myself did a show at The Assembly Rooms for a week. I remember on one gig falling off his shoulders whilst playing the guitar, and being unable to move the right side of my body for a few hours. It was a bit worrying for a while until I was ale to walk again, but you’ve got to expect that sort of thing when you’re creating great art.
This time the show was a play with music based around a couple of blokes trying to do something constructive with their lives - like robbing a venue at The Edinburgh Festival in fact. I wrote some songs for the show and it went really well.
I’m presently working on another show for the Edinburgh Festival in 2020.
Click HERE to listen to our segment on the show
Played some great gigs with some wonderful musicians in 2018. Pete Pritchard, Preben Raunsbjerg, Neil Bullock, Richard Sadler, Martin Belmont, Kevin Foster, Alan Cook, Eric Ranzoni, Jimmy Russell to name but a few, and I once more rejoined My Darling Clementine for some London dates. I did quite a few online sessions too which I really enjoy doing, and finished off an album project in my studio with a good friend of mine Colin Little, I also completed a couple of new tracks of my own.
I think 2019 will be interesting for lots of reasons!