It was a cold cold Sunday evening and the cycle there was epic but what a warm welcome we got on arrival at Whipps Cross Hospital Radio station.
Ian and Terry have a lovely little empire of buttons and dials and toys and microphones and other wonderful things. Candy and I sang three songs live on air and I did an interview which you can now hear online here – www.wxhr.org.uk/listenagain.php#rgib.
Candy and I had a stab at recording a new old song yesterday called Joanna. Have a little listen below and let us know what you think of it. Might be time to get in the brass section perhaps or maybe just leave it naked as is… #whoknows
Ok, so in a couple of weeks time I am going to be touring around the south of England in the van pictured below with my brilliant poet genius of a friend Ryan Van Winkle and some other joyous people such as Garance Louis.
I am joining the bus from Leeds.
This is all in the name of some ‘Gorilla Perfume‘ mischief organised by Lush who make ethical cosmetics and whose soap I often used before I moved onto a boat, became a smelly hippy and generally stopped washing (too much information, ed.)
No idea what exactly I have let myself in for but we are going to be doing loads of gigs in venues around the country and in the tiny van below… and I genuinely approve of Lush a company and always say yes to anything Ryan asks me to do (do you really mean that? ed.)
iLicenseMusic provides royalty free music can be reuse and distribute in pretty much any project. A £89 monthly fee gives complete access to the entire catalog, which seems like a good deal to me and John always makes sure a good chunk of that money gets to the creators and musicians.
I don’t use the word ‘love’ often about venues but I can whole heartedly use it to describe the Southbank Centre. It is one of my favourite places in London and the scene of some of the best gigs I have done.
I am delighted that I have been asked back again to play a free lunchtime concert 1pm on Friday 28th September in The Front Room @ QEH – do come with sandwiches!
I will be joined by Basia Bartz on violin, Candy Parfitt on vocals and Caitlin Roberts on accordion.