Since my last blog in April I’ve been a bit remiss. My planned August blog never transpired due to a mix of business and family losses – sorry!
Summer proved to be fun with a number of ‘Standouts’: St Neots and Cambridge Folk Festival slots, having my songs put on a comparable level to that of the great Clive Gregson and JJ Cale by ‘Louder than War’, appearing at the Cambridge Folk Club (with the amazing Claudia McKenzie & Jody Swanborough), appearing live on the Cambridge Folk Show with Sue Marchant & Nicky Stockman, sharing the floor with the likes of Jez Lowe, Clive Gregson and Steve Tilston, playing a full electric show (thanks to Joel Mason Lead Guitar and James Burke Drums), making a video for ‘U’ from the album with the amazing Matthew Rix … I could go on!
The latter part of the year has seen me explore a trio format more with my old mate Keith Hagger on Bass and Jody Swanborough on drums – more next year I think as those who know me will not be surprised to learn I’ve been writing new material, which I’d also love to record fairly soon too!
There are loads of people I should thank for supporting me over the last year, thank you all. I would however like to single out Patti and Roger at St Neots Folk Club for allowing me the frequent opportunities to play my brand of folk music to visitors to the club and Festival. And also the amazingly kind and talented Stella Hensley and Chris Newman for the opportunities they have put my way (and the words in other people’s ears on my part), bless you, you are much loved. (Go see their band The Barefoot Doctors they’re fab)!
Finally best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful Christmas and I hope 2019 brings you good things. See you on the other side … and yes I will get the online stuff sorted next year!