Next gigs


News item Hello. Quick Update.

Written Thursday 14 August 2014 4:36pm
Hello there. Quick update. Playing in Dalston at a place called Birthdays on 27th August, with a band called Olympians. They sound really good. So looking forward to that. Me and Tim played at Wandle Park the other week, in the bandstand on a sunny Sunday afternoon. It quickly dawned on me how inappropriate my songs are when performed in front of families having their lunch on a sunny Sunday afternoon. I mention being sick quite a bit don't I? Played "Been a private detective for 17 months" for the first time in ages - again, quite inappropriate lyrically. An older gentleman in the audience asked if what we were doing was "rap music" apparently - I got the impression he wasn't very keen on rap music so didn't mean this as a compliment. Been toying with some new songs, so they might see the light of day sometime soon.


News item Played in Croydon Library

Written Sunday 11 May 2014 1:51pm
Me and Tim were asked to play at the cafe in the library in Croydon yesterday afternoon. And we did. And it was a grand afternoon. The two bands that played before us were called June Madrona and Months of indecision - they were great and had come all the way from America to play. I had come all the way from up the road. I like anything that can fool a passer-by into thinking that Croydon is a little bit bohemian. Played "Losing Yourself to Stadium Rock" for the first time in years. Seemed to go down okay.

News item Leicester

Written Friday 28 March 2014 6:36pm
Made a trip up to Leicester on the train last Saturday to open the Indie-pop All-dayer that Simon (that runs the Sweeping the Nation site) puts on every year. It didn't bode well initially as I had a really rotten cold for the week leading up to the gig, but luckily the cold had subsided somewhat by the time Saturday came along. I lemsipped myself into a fit state and played some songs, and people seemed to like them. Tim joined me again on harmonium, and also joined me in eating a truly huge burger in the bar downstairs after we played.

There was a lovely atmosphere in the place, and we enjoyed Hilary and the Democrats, who were the band that played after us, and the mountains of crisps that were laid out for the bands in the backstage band room area. It was a day of quality indie-pop and plenty of eating, so a good day indeed.


News item Union Chapel

Written Sunday 09 March 2014 5:52am
Loved playing at the Union Chapel yesterday. I was joined by Tim on the harmonium again, and it sounded great in there. People all said it was the best sound I've ever had and they could actually make out all of the lyrics. Hoorah! I'm getting quite into playing the Superman Revenge Squad songs again. Might arrange some more gigs...

News item Played at the Oval the other night

Written Saturday 01 March 2014 3:32pm
So, I returned to playing songs in front of people again on Thursday, after a little break, and it was a grand evening. It was at the Freedom of Expression night in Croydon, which is now situated in the Oval Tavern - a lovely little pub that is really near East Croydon station but that feels like it's in the middle of the countryside for some reason. My brother Adam joined me on drums, and my friend Tim Eveleigh played harmonium and sang a bit on the angriest dog. Here are the songs we played - I played the first two and the last one on my own, but Adam and Tim played on all the others (and did a grand job with them):

Lately I've Found Myself Regressing

Paulie in Rocky 3

Idiot Food

A Funny Thing You Said

I'm Gonna Go To Bed and when I Wake up I'm Gonna Be Someone else

Flavor Flav

I'm afraid of Flying

The Angriest Dog In the World

Been a private detective for 17 months

Next gig is this Saturday at the union Chapel - Tim's playing on some songs again - should be good!