Thursday June 10th 2010 @ Glee Club Birmingham
The Miserable Rich have a wonderful new album ‘Of Flight and Fury’ and they have kindly invited the band and I to perform at the launch show in Birmingham.
NME described their music as “ …so heartbreakingly beautiful, it reduces anyone who hears it to a weeping mess.” andÂ the studio room at TheÂ Glee Club is the perfect, intimate place toÂ watch them live.
I will be playingÂ with a four piece band and doingÂ some new material in addition to songs from the Balloon, the Bubble & the Box (have you claimed your free downloads yet?! – if not get clicking!)
If you live up North, I am also playing a solo support show to TMR at Band On The Wall, Manchester on June 8th.
And finally, Elena Thomas is currently hard at work sewing some very limited CD bags which will be available exclusively at these shows – hope to see you x
I went to the bank this morning and was surprised to find it has been turned into a betting shop!
A similar business model though I guess…
Very happy to announce I have two gigs confirmed supporting The Miserable Rich, a solo show at Band On The Wall in Manchester and with the band at Glee Club Birmingham. Get details on my live page
On Monday I supported Ian Siegal at Robin 2 Wolves, and for his encore he covered a Guy Clark song called The Cape…it’s a wonderful lyric and I am grateful to Ian for introducing me to it and for his powerful big bad blues set that night. You can hear it on this video though I havent watched the footage so have no idea what that is all about.
Tuesday was spent in the company of a whole host of wonderful folk, filming for the ‘Somebody Loves You’ video. Not sure when it will be complete, but will certainly let you know on this blog.
Wednesday and Thursday have been real world working days, (albeit with a bit of a hazy head and vague dreamy thoughts about writing a song for dear friend who passed recently) and rudely interrupted by my car insurance company requesting vast some sums, immediately
Looking forward to a few days off now, hope you can get a break too:)
Were you at Huntingdon Hall last Tuesday? If so – THANK YOU!
Tom and I had a brilliant night supporting Peter Green and Friends. The venue is a converted church which has been lovingly restored, the staff were lovely and cooked us a chilli con carni, and the audience shocked us with their warm response to our music.Â
I am now looking forward to supporting The Miserable Rich this Thursday at Birmingham Glee Club:
March 4th: Supporting The Miserable Rich @ Glee Club Birmingham
They are a breathtaking band from Brighton who have received wide spread critical acclaim and appeared on Radio 4s Loose Ends last weekend.Â I am honoured to have been invited to open up for them at what will be a special night.
Buy tickets here
March 13th: Joint Concert with The Brewood Singers at Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton
We will perform separate sets before joining forces for a finale (which is the really exciting part!) Please book your tickets to guarantee a seat and don’t miss this ‘one-off’ event.
This is the first time I have ever collaborated with a choir and whilst I am sure there’ll be some nerves I am very excited and honoured that David Brookes accepted my request to be involved.
Buy Tickets Here
If you missed the song I wrote for Ray Gosling that was featured in BBC Inside Out Programme, you can watch it here