Lots of fun filming the video for my Christmas single. Here a sneaky peek and a little video teaser
As well as SoundCloud, the song is also available at my Bandcamp page Thanks to all the radio stations who have played the track so far. It’s also being played on BBC Radio Suffolk tonight around 6.45pm on the Stephen Foster show.
Had a great time this weekend playing a headline slot at Norwich Sound and Vision Conference at the Bicycle Shop. Also saw lots of terrific showcases including a fantastic night hosted by the excellent music blog Alphabet Bands. It featured Wayfarers, Strangers and Curxes who I really enjoyed. Here’s me with the wonderful Tom Robinson after his set. I also saw some interesting panels and Tom gave great advice during his sessions on making money from music and funding rock n roll.
Honoured that my songs ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘So Many Words’ have been chosen for the annual promotional and fundraising video for this summer camp in Michigan. Camp Michitanki is for children who have received organ transplants and really makes a difference in their lives. Thank you guys for this beautiful video!
My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is now online. This month I discuss the songwriting process itself – with some insights into my own songwriting, plus some tips from some of my favourite writers like Dolly Parton, Burt Bacharach, Paul Simon and Neil Young! Thanks everyone for reading it and all the kind words. Any ideas for topics for future columns always appreciated.
Excited to play 2 festivals last weekend. First up was the lovely boutique music and poetry festival Gypsy In The Field which was absolutely lovely with a great friendly vibe. Then on Sunday it was Homegrown Music Festival, a great new festival supporting talented artists in the Eastern region. Again, everyone was so welcoming and up for a fun time. Roll on next summer!
Rocking the main stage at Gypsy (above) and on the acoustic stage for Homegrown (below).
Here’s a new interview I did to promote the Homegrown Music Festival. Talking about Bob Harris, New York and more. Big thanks to InSuffolk
Brand new video! Singing one of my favourite songs on ukulele. Thanks to the brilliant Claudia Taveira Photography for filming:
Photo from on the way to film the video with my lovely Luna ukulele
Plus here’s my latest column for Songwriting Magazine, tips on face-to-face networking for aspiring songwriters. My experience of going to the recent Americana Music UK conference made me think about how nerve wracking it can be for artists to network so here’s some tips which I hope help. Link here
Have had a great time performing at some big music events and festivals including Ipswich Music Day, one of the largest free one day music festivals in the UK. As well as enjoying some great music, I also ended up doing sets at Maverick Festival and Latitude Festival. I was also part of a panel during the Americana Music Association UK conference that went really well and I gained some great feedback after discussing the use of social media.
Above: Really fun day singing in the sunshine at the Royal Norfolk Show.Thanks so much to Epic Studios for having me play on the Epic Studios stage.
Playing Maverick Festival. Thanks to Thira for the pic below.
Below, enjoying the sun at Latitude!
Above, playing Ipswich Arts Festival, Ipswich Music Day on the Grapevine Live acoustic stage. Thanks to Grapevine Live for having me play and Bunny Tan for the photo
Special treat for my French fans! Original acoustic song recorded in French. Enjoy!