What beautiful weather! I hope youâ€™ve had a chance to get outside a little and enjoy it. I had the pleasure of walking to the studio this morningâ€¦a very pleasant reminder of how sunshine feels on the skin.
My gigs have been going well, the frequency of the dates has allowed me to really get into the swing of things, and Iâ€™m loving playing with my band.
Supporting Scott Matthews was an honour and a real highlight, and performing at Paul Murphyâ€™s songwriters cafÃ© was a fantastic experience â€“ a true hidden gem.
The albumâ€™s been picking up a few reviews:
GuitaristÂ â€œa serene and nuanced debutâ€
MaverickÂ â€œreminiscent of Donovan, at his mid 1960s best…likely to achieve the higher profile his talents deserveâ€
R2 Â â€œyou can hear the ghost of Nick Drakeâ€
Music Week â€œlyrics whichÂ involuntarily swerve your gaze to the skyâ€
Chronicle (Danny Farragher) â€œconsumate showmanâ€¦ innovative, and can move from melodic ballad to a harder edge sound with such easeâ€
The touring resumes this week: starting Thursday 24th in Stafford, then Liverpool at View Two Gallery (with a grand piano â€“ exciting!), and onto Oxford on Sunday.
In June the festival season begins with Lunar, a tribute to Nick Drake in Tanworth in Arden June 4th, Iâ€™ll be on stage at 7pm. June 16th i’m at Big Session in South Derbyshire, on stage at 12:15 on the River Stage.
This Saturday May 26th Iâ€™m in session on local radio, BBC WM Introducing 7-8pm.
Iâ€™m playing a couple of interesting dates in London in June too:
June 6th â€“ Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon