Interviews

Christmas Single Now Available on iTunes! Headline Christmas Show, New Column and New Covers

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Hey everyone, I’m really excited that my original Christmas single ‘St Benedict’s Christmas Fair’ is now available on iTunes!

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Christmas video 

Here’s the music video for the single, some of it filmed around, where else, St Benedict’s Street!

I’ll also be sharing some live performances of the song so do keep an eye on my YouTube channel

To celebrate the release, I will be playing a special headline gig at The Bicycle Shop on Wednesday December 10th. Those attending the gig will also have the chance to get a special Christmas EP featuring two Christmas covers!

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Tickets and info here.

Thanks to Iceni Magazine for this feature about the upcoming show and also to Vanilla Magazine for this article:

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Latest Columns  - Covers

My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is now online and this time I’m discussing the popularity of artists doing cover versions as well as sharing some tips on how to cover a song more creatively as well as looking at some of the most enduring covers. I’ve also started writing a regular column for All Things Norfolk where I share my musical adventures in the area. Here’s the latest one

Free Downloads at SoundCloud

Talking of cover songs, there are some new ones I’ve recorded that are free to download at my SoundCloud page. Recent songs include those by Ryan Adams, The Supremes, Lucinda Williams and many more.

New Video

Performing a live acoustic cover of this beautiful Kris Kristofferson song that I love to sing: ‘Help Me Make It Make It Through The Night’

French Interview 

Interview with this cool French music site all about my songwriting, favourite artists and more. Huge thanks to Claude.

 

Festival Videos & Review, New Covers, Seeing Kate Bush!

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Thanks so much to Festivals for All for this lovely mention of my performance at Brownstock Festival thanks also to Tracy Morter Photography for this cool shot

Here’s also some videos from my sets at Weyfest and Brownstock

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Plus ‘Carolina Rain’ thanks to Mick for filming this and a Tom Petty cover ‘I Won’t Back Down’

Had an amazing week last week getting to see two of my all-time favourite songwriters. Saw Ryan Adams at the iTunes Festival and even managed to get a set list from the amazing gig!  Been enjoying his latest record and just tried an acoustic cover of Gimme Something Good

Also, it was a dream come true getting to see Kate Bush live. Incredible to see ‘The Ninth Wave’ in its entirely and to hear Kate sounding so beautiful!

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Plus, here’s a free download for you! live acoustic cover of ‘Start Again’ by another favourite Teenage Fanclub. 

 

Festival Weekend! New Feature, Latest Column

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Thanks so much to everyone for the kind words on the latest video! really means a lot.

Had a great festival weekend last weekend playing The Saloon Stage at Brownstock Festival and then returning to the Rustic Stage for Weyfest. The fun weekend was topped off by an excellent set by closing headliners Squeeze, bringing back fond memories from one of my first major gigs, supporting Glenn Tilbrook!

Thanks to Tomodo Photography for these great photos, more photos from the weekend at Facebook

New feature! Spotlight on ‘When You Come Home’ from the ‘Clouds with Silver’ album, recently reissued by propermusic.com Thanks to For the Country Record.

My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is also now online. For any songwriters out there who are thinking of embarking on co-writing, here’s some tips.

Amazing Radio Live Session and Interview Now Available!

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My live session and interview for Amazing Radio and Baylen Leonard’s excellent show ‘The Front Porch’ was aired this weekend and if you missed it, you can listen again here. Baylen’s show showcases the finest Americana, country, roots and folk and he has been very supportive, playing ‘Carolina Rain’ and ‘Dreaming in Crowds’

Check out the interview here:

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AMA UK Conference, Amazing Radio Session, ‘Clouds with Silver’ Reissued with Proper Distribution

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Had an excellent day at the second The Americana Music Association UK conference and Maverick Festival It was inspiring to hear Mary Gauthier’s keynote speech about the art of song writing, very inspirational to an artist like myself.  It’s also always lovely catching up with Bob Harris!

After my debut album ‘Slipstream’ was reissued recently, I’m now excited that ‘Clouds with Silver’ has also been reissued with Proper Distribution. Described by Maverick Magazine as “a fantastic insight into a world of love, loss and changes” and Bob Harris as “a beautiful album” Check it out on iTunes

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This week I had a a great time recording a live session and interview for Amazing Radio and Baylen Leonard’s excellent show ‘The Front Porch’ which showcases the finest Americana, country, roots and folk. Baylen has been very supportive, playing ‘Carolina Rain’ and ‘Dreaming in Crowds’ and the session should be aired Saturday July 26th between 6 and 8pm.  Check out the show here

New Video Preview, Podcast Special, Latest Column and Free Downloads!

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Hi everyone! Had a beautiful day last week on the coast filming a brand new music video. Excited to share a little preview

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My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is now online! Discussing some great duets, who they were written for and some of my personal favourites. What are your favourite duet songs?

Featured Artist Podcast

Was lovely to be the featured artist on a recent Journey of Discovery podcast. Also includes music by some of my favourite artists and inspirations including Ryan Adams, Neal Casal, Kathleen Edwards, Hem, Mindy Smith, Tift Merritt and Josh Rouse. Big thanks to Linda Conway.

Free Downloads!

Just recorded a live acoustic cover of this lovely Elbow song from the latest album.

Also, a free download of an Arctic Monkeys song, ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ from ‘AM’

Slipstream Reissued on Proper

My debut album ‘Slipstream’ described by Bob Harris as a ‘beautiful debut album’ has been reissued, now available on iTunes with Proper Music Distribution.

 

Record Store Day – New Videos and Great Review

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Hope you had a wonderful Record Store Day and went out to support your local independent record shops (as well as purchasing some cool music!). Had a great time playing at David’s Music. I was given such a warm welcome and thanks to everyone who came out. With owner Andy:

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Big thanks especially to country music blog 4000 Miles to Nashville for this great review and also for filming ‘Wildfire’. Check out the review here

I also put together this fun highlights video of my day behind the scenes:

As you all know, I love talking about songwriting and thanks to Ben Williams for interviewing me for his cool songwriting blog. Talking about my writing process as well as my favourite songs and writers here

Exciting also to have more airplay on Amazing Radio. ‘Carolina Rain’ from latest compilation ‘The Sweetest Dream’ was played on excellent show ‘The Front Porch’ this weekend. Playlist here

 

New videos Under The Apple Tree with Bob Harris! Latest Column, TV Appearance

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Photos above by Claudia Taveira Photography from a recent shoot. More photos at Facebook

Really excited to share the new videos from my recent session Under the Apple Tree with Bob Harris and WBBC. Here is the first song I played, ‘Music and the Mountains’ with Bob introducing me.

And here’s the second video from the session. Chatting more with Bob and performing two bonus songs, new song ‘Another Place and Time’ and a special Ryan Adams cover!

Plus you can listen and download the podcast on iTunes

I also had fun meeting the guys at Mustard TV this week. Here is the link to my interview am on in part 2.

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My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is also now online. Writing to a music brief, my experiences so far of writing music for TV, film and top-line melodies.

It was also great to get more airplay on Amazing Radio at the weekend. Thanks so much to Baylen Leonard for playing ‘Dreaming in Crowds’  on his excellent show The Front Porch.

 

 

New videos from C2C Country to Country, first airplay on Amazing Radio!

Hope you enjoy these two new videos from C2C Country to Country Festival at The O2. Here’s me performing ‘Love Won’t Let Me Go’at the Armadillo Stage

Here’s also a fun video I’ve put together, highlights of my weekend at C2c. Thanks to those who filmed my performances. I’m also adding fan photos to my C2C album at Facebook

It was also exciting to get my first airplay on Amazing Radio at the weekend. Thanks so much to Baylen Leonard for playing ‘Dreaming in Crowds’  on his excellent show The Front Porch.

If you missed my airplay on Bob Harris’s Radio 2 show, here’s ‘The Boy Who’ which features on my latest compilation ‘The Sweetest Dream’ available here

Plus my music has been used for a documentary about charity The Benjamin Foundation which will be broadcast  on new TV channel Mustard TV. Thanks to Appletree Media Norwich Freeview channel 8 (check the website for transmission area)

 

 

 

Recording a Session for WBBC Under the Apple Tree!

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Such a great day this week recording an Under the Apple Tree session for Bob Harris and WBBC. It was so lovely catching up with Bob again. Videos coming soon. Photo below taken by the great man himself!

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