details of future Gigs
Just a quick reminder that Wendy and I are at Deptford folk tomorrow night (Thursday)
I’m doing a gig with Wendy Lanchin on Thursday 27th July at 7.30 at Deptford folk underneath a bar called the Endeavour, 39 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PQ. They have a suggested donation of £5.
I am also playing with Wendy and ‘Doc’ Stenson at the Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills on Sunday August bank holiday 27th August.
The following night, monday 28th August, ‘Doc’ Stenson and I are playing at the Midnight Special Blues club at The Cabin, 173-175 London Rd, Camberley, Camberley, United Kingdom.
Intro to the Blues:
- The blues are not about limitless choice.
- The following colors do not belong in the blues:
- You can’t have the blues in an office or mall: the lighting is wrong
- Good places for the blues:
o The highway (the best: a crossroads)
o The jailhouse
o An empty bed
- Bad places:
o Wine tastings
o A weekend in Tuscany
It’s been a while but I am still very much alive and kicking and I have 2 gigs coming up in the first week of May.
Monday May 1st 8.00 I’m playing with Wendy Lanchin at the Cellar Upstairs at The Alpaca,
84-86 Essex Road, Islington N1 8LU. (about 7 minutes from Angel tube). Yes. I know I don’t do many gigs in North London but that’s only because they don’t ask… Wendy is a wonderful Blues, Jazz and Folk singer. We met online during lockdown. The Cellar upstairs is a folk club run by Sheila Miller who has been an absolute stalwart of the London Folk scene for a long time. https://www.folkandhoney.co.uk/london/cellar-upstairs-folk-club-e1293/
It’s £7/9 to get in.
Thursday May 4th I’m playing with ‘Doc’ Stenson at The Rifleman, Twickenham
This one’s in the bar and it’s officially an open mike run by our good friend Chris Hodgson but we’re doing a half hour set. Not sure what time but it’s free.
News of another re-release. Steve Rye, Bob Hall and myself used to go out as the ‘All Star Medicine Show’ and we made a record under that name in 1972 I think. Someone bought the rights (in 1992) and is now planning to re-release it together with 5 tracks that weren’t used at the time. I’m writing the sleeve notes. I don’t know when it’s coming out but I’m pleased that someone is taking notice and I think it’s a good record. I’ll let you know as soon as I do.
Well it’s certainly been a long time but I’m still here! I’ve been entertaining myself during lockdown singing at a few musical zooms, I also bought myself some recording hardware and software and I’ve been trying to teach myself how to be a recording engineer. It’s a long slog. The one thing you can’t do through zoom is to play with other people so I’m really looking forward to doing some live stuff.
On Sunday 29th August, Doc Stenson and I are playing at BBs at the Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills London, SW19 2RD. It starts at 7.00 and admission is £10 or £12 on the door.. Here’s the web site if you want to book ahead. Ignore the price on the site: https://colourhousetheatre.co.uk/blues/
A new friend, Wendy Lanchin may be doing a cameo spot. Wendy is a wonderful singer who I met online through Zoom. In practice, I guess it won’t start till 7.30 but it would be lovely to see you and say hello.
If this screwed up government has miscalculated and we’re all in lockdown at the time, I’ll let you know and we’ll do it on Zoom instead.