06 February 2018
Hello! It’s been another embarrassingly long gap between updates on this website… Sorry!
The end of 2017 saw another fun Christmas tour, and 2018 is shaping up to be a good one - I’m making a new album! Really excited about these songs. We’re recording in February, with a release planned for later in the year.
I’ll be doing some festivals over the summer, and hopefully some dates in the autumn - looking forward to seeing some friendly faces and singing for you all.
10 May 2017
Hello friends. As ever my website updates are coming neither thick, nor fast… but I did want to make sure you knew about a few gigs in the diary. I’m really excited to be playing again at Big Church Day Out this year, as it goes to two sites, North and South. Details and tickets are on their website..
It’s a fantastic line up, a really special gathering of the whole church. I’m going to be playing an afternoon set on the CSW Airstream stage, and providing a musical interlude in the comedy tent alongside Tim Vine and John Archer each evening.
If you’re planning to be there, do come and say “hi”.
Also this year I’m returning to Le Pas Opton - Spring Harvest’s holiday complex in France. I’ll be leading some worship there in the week beginning 3rd July. There will likely be a fun gig in the bar too one evening.
There is a bit of a lull, gigs-wise while I regroup and look ahead to the future, but I have a few things in the diary. After the success of last year’s Christmas tour, I plan to do some more dates this year - if you are interested in hosting something, do get in touch.
07 November 2016
Hello friends… I’ve been busy working on some new music - my first in 3 years. For three days in October, I headed to a studio on the south coast with producers Dan and Matt Weeks and we recorded some Christmas songs. I think you’re gonna like them.
A couple of tracks are recordings of songs I wrote last year for Christmas, and are a lighthearted reflections on the Christmas season. They discuss the ineffectiveness of men when it comes to organising Christmas, and the relative merits of the Bounty and the Snickers in Celebrations.
Then I wrote two songs for the festive season with a little more reflection on the mystery of the incarnation, reflecting on the words to old carols, and the Christmas story itself.
We finished the project off with our take on “Joy to the World”. These songs took shape as I sat at the piano for a change, and I’m really excited by how they sound.
I also have a number of concerts in November and December and I’m looking forward to sharing the new songs then, as well as some old and festive favourites.
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