The more observant of you will have noticed a slow down in my creative output since things took off with
Three Acres And A Cow.
I’m looking forward to redressing the balance this year and here is the first fruits of that; a recording of ‘Woodman, Spare That Tree’ which will be on my forthcoming album ‘From The Ground Up’.
I am going to ease myself musically into the new year with a gig in Walthamstow on Thursday 19th January at
The Hornbeam, my local community centre. A place brimming with excellent people, tasty seasonal locally grown food, ale, cake and art.
The plan is to do an early set for young families and then a second one later for everyone else. I think Basia and Caitlin are free which means violin and accordion. If anyone could nudge Candy to see if she can come and sing, I’d be grateful!
5.30-6.30pm kids’ kitchen family food time
6.30-7.30pm music family friendly set
8.30-9.30pm music 2nd set for grown ups!
After all the excitement of the last few weeks three chord political punkelele madness, here is a little something to reminding myself and the world that I have subtler days too…
I have just come back from a lovely weekend in Bath rehearsing with
Tim Graham and Chance Kellner for the next Pedal Folk tour in April.
We are going to be retracing the London to Somerset route taken by the brilliant wordsmith
Edward Thomas in his 1913 cycling trip which he documented in one of his last books ‘ In Pursuit Of Spring‘.
Gigs will be in Hackney, Farnham, Winchester, Salisbury, Trowbridge, Glastonbury, and Crowcombe. You can see the map below and the full gig listing here –
View In Pursuit Of Spring in a larger map
***STOP PRESS*** as of 3rd February, this event is now sold out.
To mark the completion of my fourth album ‘
More Than Today‘, I have gathered the musicians I worked with recording the album together for a special one-off show at Green Note in Camden next month.
I have asked
Effra and The Heartlands to join me for the evening, both are excellent bands who I am looking forward to sharing a stage with muchly.
The venue is quite small so please buy tickets in advance – it would make me super sad to have anyone turned away on the night.
Tickets link –
Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/events/444836018950346/
Venue event page – http://www.greennote.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2347
We did a lovely little gig for Steve at Redbridge Green Fair Music Club in Ilford last Friday.
The venue literally looked like it was the set of a horror flick from the outside but was utterly charming inside as were the audience…
My entry for the band hipster photography competition
On stage with Candy and Chance
Another bid for the hipster photography prize
Robin and Candy pre show
Not quite our names in lights….
Venue looks like it has come out of a Hitchcock movie…
Chance’s entry for the competition
Candy’s entry for the hipster photo competition
Candy’s husband Dan was on snack duties