Bermondsey Art Trail

Jul 07, 2015Tour0 Comments

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Get yer walking boots on and join me on the Bermondsey Art Trail

Arrows Down and I will be performing at the Underdog Gallery to kick off the End Of Trail Party :-)

Saturday 11/7/15 at 5pm

Underdog Gallery Arch 6, Crucifix Lane, SE1 3JW

Full details about the trail here

London Folkfest & Folk On The Water Festival

Jun 29, 2015Tour0 Comments

Confined Space

I am about to venture out of my usual boat and house concert environment :-)

3/7/15 – Friday I am playing the London Folkfest

3/7/15 – Saturday I will be up in Napton for the Folk On The Water Festival

5/7/15 – Sunday I am back for the final night of London Folkfest.

I am offering out a few 3-day passes for the London Folkfest to the mailing list subscribers. If you are on the list and want a pass, let me know.

Be well

Bloch Eyot

Rings In Water

Jun 09, 2015Tour0 Comments

Rings in water

I get asked quite often how I go about booking the concerts. I hope this explains it. 

It is half coincidence I am playing boat and house concerts. I was booked to play my very first show at a floating Guy Fawkes event on a large barge by tower bridge. A week before the concert I wrote to a bunch of boat living people and asked if I could come to their boat that coming week and play a concert. I needed the practice :-)

That week, when the Friday came I had played seven different boats. Some of the boat-owners had invited friends over but at one concert I played to just one person. Talk about vulnerability, it doesn’t really get more intimate than that. It was nerve wrecking but also amazingly rewarding. I had never experienced this level of close connection with an audience.

The following weeks and months the word seemed to spread like rings in water and by March I had had the joy of playing over 40 concerts. Every single one of them was an experience I treasure and will remember for years to come. I had met some engaging, kind and generous people.

Since then the rings in the water have spread a little further and have brought me on a four week tour in Scandinavia, as well as more boats and houses in the UK, an asylum center, a high security prison, and a charity concert for oxfam.

A couple of days ago I was responding to requests for me to play in Lebanon and USA. 

A while back I started recording the concerts. The main idea behind this is to be able to give away downloads to people on the mailing list but I am now also considering putting together a more official live album. But first I need to find time to get the recordings organised and mixed into full stereo colour sound :-)

Click on Join up in the menu on my website if you would like to get on the list. 

Be well

The journey of a song

Jun 01, 2015Music0 Comments

Photo Guy Massey

the fish that caught my hook when I was 7
the girl I kissed before I had a beard
the failing macerator
the mud that lays bare between tides
my soul mates and the woman that referenced my existence to that of a rotten apple
songs are drifters and so are writers
sad songs heal.

The biggest barrier is the desire to write something good.