18 JanClarification

My previous blog post seems to have polarised readers somewhat. While I’m glad that my ranting has got people discussing the issues surround booking gigs, I do feel that there is a thing or two that requires clarification. In the wake of that post, there have people who have contacted me, and believe me to [...]

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15 JanWorst. Venue owner. Ever.

This week, I’ve had my nose to the grindstone booking gigs for 2013. One of my main aims this year was to try and expand the geographical regions in which I play; branch out a bit in the hopes of meeting cool new people, networking, and hopefully learning. I send out a pretty standard first-contact [...]

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23 NovAnd now, for your aural pleasure…

…The initial instalment of ‘For Everybody and No One’: Feel free to share the buggery out these links. Downloads will be made available next week from my Bandcamp page and (should all go according to plan) all major digital distributors. There are still a small number of the limited edition physical EPs (complete with handmade [...]

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02 OctSo Long, Summer, and Thanks for all the Gigs…

I’ve been awfully quiet here of late; I’d like to say that it’s because I’ve been really busy gigging, recording, mixing, promoting and designing… and seeing as I have, I guess I will! Boom! It’s been a wonderful few months: Wilderness Festival was without a doubt the best stage I’ve ever played, and almost certainly [...]

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08 AugFuck Your Jack

Wilderness this weekend! I’m playing the London Folk Guild stage early afternoon on Saturday – hope you can make it! I’m getting quite psyched for my set, and have been practising like a mad thing. I’ve also been reciting a few wee sayings that have helped me get through almost every nerve-wracking gig (read: all [...]

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18 JulK.I.S.S.

First, a quick update: Vocals are down and tracks are being mixed as I type. A week of intensive listening to spot what needs tweaked and it’ll be ready for mastering! Squee! /End. So lately, instead of sleeping, I’ve been reading this and there’s a fantastic sentence right at the start that is both so [...]

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27 JunLess is More

Wise man say: Less is more. When we apply this to having a different live music event every evening in a small locale, pedalling the same artists in rotation over and over ad nauseum – most definitely true. However good the individual acts are, overexposure is a thing. I’m getting bad omens for the vibrancy [...]

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23 JunThe Lurgy, The Lady and The Tramp…?

First: A quick update on the recording: Still no vocal tracks down yet – between the furious backlash of trying to cut down my tobacco intake (the stories about lungs deciding to try and escape through your mouth are not exaggerated) and an apparently endless chain of colds (combo! 5 x bio damage!) I’ve been [...]

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14 JunAlas, poor Riverside…

Hey folks, As you have probably gathered by now, Riverside Free Music Festival has been postponed until the 28th/29th of July (put that in your diaries!) due to the horrific weather predictions. I can’t imagine we’d have much fun if the field got flooded, so it’s for the best. Unfortunately, I can’t make the new [...]

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08 JunAlternative-Folk Pop with Prog influences, aka: Acoustic

I was at a bloody marvellous gig last night at a fantastic local music venue. The four acts playing were each brilliant and yet utterly diverse. It was a treat. Daniel Kilby blew us away with his huge vocals and pop sensibilities. William Healey gave us a dose of folk-blues medicine with a distinctly modern [...]

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