some photos from july

July was quite the epic musical adventure with over fifteen gigs including a nature reserve, a squat, a farm, a cafe, a theatre, a library, a shopping mall, a canal boat and a floating stage by a pop-up cinema. Here are some of the photos…

Performing at The Big Day Out Festival at The Pleasance… That is none other than the living legend Ronnie Le Drew doing the puppetry! Photograph by Joey Toller.

This was taken at Helen Babbs‘ book launch on the summer solstice at Camley Street Nature Reserve.

These photos were both taken during our Folly For A Flyover show on a floating stage!

Teaching the kids how to hold a protest march at William Pattern Summer Fete with Jane and Basia.

moodmixes and magnatune

I have had my music on the magnatune website for over a year now and they have been awesome, handling all of my music licensing stuff and generally being the most ‘on it’ and accountable crew I work with.

You can hear loads of music on their site which you might not find elsewhere – it is all curated by one guy called John who has great and eclectic taste!

They are currently in the business of starting a website to provide music for businesses and restaurants called moodmixes which you should check out too.

folk at the urban physic garden

My next show is at The Urban Physic Garden in Southwark, sharing a stage with Sam Lee and Dear Winesburg.

The evening is being put on by The Magpie’s Nest and Folie à Deux, my favourite north and south london folk promoters working together for the first time.

The garden is a lovely green spot with table tennis tables, see-saws and a camp fire. Need I say more! Do come – facebook page is here.

Wednesday 10th August, 7pm
The Urban Physic Garden (map)
100 Union Street
Southwark, London, UK SE1 0NL

the floating cinema and the docklands bell

I had a lovely day yesterday collaborating with Sam Lee on a musical commission for ‘A Smaller Sound, A Bigger Crowd:  A Film Installation and Performance by Ian Giles telling the story of The Docklands Bell’

We are both going to be floating about the Thames a week on friday playing the song we wrote to Ian’s lyrics, with Sam singing and me playing some appalachian dulcimer – see here for more info –

It Could Only Happen Here – A Smaller Sound, A Bigger Crowd

folly for a flyover

A last minute show this Sunday at 6.30pm playing before one of my favourite films which being shown in a pop-up cinema in the gap between the East and Westbound traffic of the A12!

Barbara and I will be floating about on the river serenading people as they arrive for the film ‘Reqium For Detroit‘.

Have a peek here for more info –

The show is being organised by Thomas Lindner under the rubric of ‘The Kindest Bard’ –