details of future Gigs

posted 5/4/2023

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.

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.

posted 31/10/2022

I’m doing 2 gigs at opposite ends of town this month.   They’re both 40 odd minute spots and I’m doing them with Wendy Lanchin who is a lovely Jazz and blues singer.
On wednesday week, 9th November 
 playing at the Sound Lounge, Sutton.  It starts at 8.00 and I think we’ll be on at around 8.40.  It’s at  Sutton Sound Lounge      216 – 220 High Street, Sutton, SM1 1NU.  It’s  free entry and you can eat there (and drink).  That’s not free!  You can book seats at
The venue is run by a couple of performers.  Kevin (‘Doc’)  and I did a gig there when they were based in Tooting and it was a nice place.  Incidentally, I still play with Kevin but not on these 2 gigs.
On monday 28th November we’re at the Cellar Downstairs near Kentish Town.  It’s at
MAP Studio Cafe, 46 Grafton Road,London NW5 3DU.  Apparently it’s actually upstairs.  Don’t ask.  It says £2 – 5 which is probably out of date but anyway it’s cheap.
The evening starts at 7.30 and we’re probably on around 9.00pm.  It looks as if you can eat there up to 8.00pm.
It would be spiffing to see you at one of these.
posted 1/8/2022
A long time since I last posted.  I am well.  I’ve had covid but in my quadruple jabbed state it was fairly mild. 
Kevin ‘Doc’ Stenson and I are doing a gig at the Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills on August bank holiday sunday 28th august 2022.  This gig is threatening to become annual.  We’re doing it with Wendy Lanchin.  She is a lovely singer who appeared with us last year and went down very well.
Here are the details:
It would be lovely to see you there!
I am still selling copies of the 4CD and booklet set of British blues tracks from the late 60s and early 70s.  There are 18 tracks of Steve Rye and myself on the set and a chapter in the booklet with lots of photos.  It’s been well received and I’m selling them for £20 or £25 by post.  They’re normally £45


posted 8/7/2021

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:

 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.