December 6th – NICE Bar, The Story, Lancaster, 6PM onwards
December 19th – Grange Christmas Busking, outside ‘Grange Now’
December 22nd – 11am – 12 noon on Lakeland Radio for some festive tunes!
New Year’s Eve – The Punch Bowl at Crossthwaite, Lake District
After a long year of too much work and not enough music, I’m back!
Later this month I’ll be playing at…
- A fundraiser as part of The World Peace Day Celebrations in Ambleside on Saturday 21st of September
- The Plough at Lupton on Sunday 22nd September from 1pm, a lovely spot for a leisurely lunch!
- The Gilded Lily on Saturday 28th September from 9pm, a great live music bar in Ambleside!
Looking forward to getting back into the local music scene!
If you haven’t got it or seen it already this is my album – Purple Lake.
Just bought a new batch of them in after they sold out at the gig in Chipping last Friday!
It’s got 12 tracks on there, all my own stuff, including Purple Lake, Unaffordable Daydreams, Jigsaw and Runaway Man, as well as some exciting new tunes such as Oyster Man and Moving…
If anyone wants one get in touch at email@example.com, they’re just £5!
New Album – Purple Lake
I got and exciting call from Lakeland Radio saying I had won the Pride of Lakeland – Young Musician of the Year Award!
This is a real honour so THANKYOU to the Pride fo Lakeland committee and to Lakeland Radio!
In February I travelled to Shireshead Studios in Forton to record the new album!
It took the whole day from 10AM through until 6PM but I’m really please with results and thanks so much to Martin and everyone at Shireshead Studios for their patience!!
The album, 12 original songs including lots of new material, will be on sale at all the gigs I do over the next year. If you can’t make it to a gig and would like a CD, just drop me an email and I’ll post one to you.
This was me supporting Lotte Mullan in November.
Was a great night and got lots of support,
Thanks to Mr Burt for taking some cool photos, 2 of which made the cover for the new album!
As of Sunday 23rd of October, I am playing at the Plough at Lupton in the afternoons in the run up to Christmas.
All easy listening tunes with mostly covers but of few of mine thrown in there for good measure too!
The Plough is a perfect place for a drink or a meal, the food is amazing, the staff are really friendly and the building itself is gorgeous.
Type in the address below to book a table…or just turn up!
Look forward to seeing you there!
Last Saturday I travelled up to Newcastle again for the Regional finals!
Singing News Flash from the new album and Feelin’ Good by Nina Simone, I managed to bag myself a place in the North East area Finals on December 11th. Open Mic is proving to be such a brilliant experience, loving every minute!
The Area Finals are in Leeds and tickets cost just £8 if you fancy coming along to support in the audience, there’ll be all the best acts in the North East and the competition will be fierce as all acts are now fighting for a place to perform live at the 02 in London next January!
Find the new Youtube video of my last performance in Newcastle at Regionals on my Music page…
This year I decided to enter a brilliant competition called, Open Mic UK. It searches for high and low for singers all over the UK to try and uncover new talent and give someone a chance at “making it big”.
I went to my 1st auditions for it in Newcastle on Saturday 10th September, keyboard in hand and although there was a massive queue and it was hot and noisy, eventually audition time came.
The audition set up fro Open Mic is that 5 people audition together for about a minute each. I was the last in our group of 5 and I played a new song, Thursday Afternoons (coming out in the Christmas Album), which managed to bag me a place in the regional finals on the 22nd of October at the Journal Tyne Theatre in Newcastle!
Came home feeling chuffed to bits!
I have 25 tickets, £8 each for the regionals where there will be professional music industry judges from BBC Introducing, record labels and radio stations, singers all battling it out for a place at the O2 in London where the national live finals will be held, plus a mystery celebrity guest!
If anyone would like to buy a ticket please drop me an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks your support everyone!
Rob from the studio has today announced that the 1st “draft” copy of the new album is ready! Not long now until it’s out there and available…