21 films featuring live performances from 2020

  • 20/12/20: Home
  • 21/09/20: Insomniac's dream
  • 31/05/20: Stranger
  • 23/04/20: My old normality
  • 17/04/20: Sanity
  • 17/04/20: Insomniac's dream
  • 17/04/20: All of the time
  • 17/04/20: Life's a race
  • 15/04/20: Tick tock
  • 13/04/20: It's only my time
  • 13/04/20: You're gone
  • 11/04/20: Another journey
  • 11/04/20: Journey
  • 05/04/20: Cry
  • 03/04/20: On paper wings
  • 28/03/20: Ghosts
  • 21/03/20: Coronavirus
  • 19/03/20: My mum song
  • 24/01/20: The last song
  • 24/01/20: Routine
  • 24/01/20: Simple message
  • In 2020 I played live 24 times
    plus 2 private parties & 3 Zoom sessions


    A very strange, but yet, productive year

    See Diary for the full story


    22/12/20 - 599
    The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

    3 songs at Zoom Open night

    • Home
    • Sugar monkey and nut pig
    • All of the time
    I set up and ran my first Zoom night. A chance to try out two new songs. It was nice to chat, play a bit and wish everyone all the best for 2021. Let's hope for some good news soon. x
    14/12/20 - 598
    The White Horse Folk Club

    2 songs at Zoom Open night

      • Journey
      • Cry
    A second go at the White Horse Zoom night. Live from in front of our Christmas tree! Not sure about the sound quality, but it's good to see some friendly faces and have a chat between songs.
    09/12/20 - 597
    The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

    Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Journey
      • Cry
    After Lockdown 2 it was great to get out and play again. Heaters on in the Village Hall and an evening of acoustic music. I was last on and was commissioned to write the Blog
    Chiddingly Village Hall - 09/12/20 Photo: Heather
    16/11/20 - 596
    The White Horse Folk Club

    2 songs at Zoom Open night

        • My old normality
        • Xeroxed armies
    Something different: with Lockdown in place the White Horse are running their night on Zoom. A new experience for me, with the uncertainty of not knowing what people are seeing and hearing (sound & pic quality) their end. All good my end and quite relaxed sitting in the kitchen watching (and listening) on a mobile phone.
    02/11/20 - 595
    The White Horse Folk Club

    Deanlands

    2 songs at unplugged Open night

    • Ghosts
    • My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home
    A final live outing before Lockdown 2 - I wonder if we'll get to perform again this year? Two plaintive songs to suit the mood and a chance to remember my mum, who's been gone for 9-years now! Hopefully, I'll see you on the other side. x
    White Horse before lockdown 2 - 02/11/20 Photo: Heather
    Chiddingly Village Hall - 27/10/20 Photo: Heather
    27/10/20 - 594
    The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

    Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

    • My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home
    • The only problem is
    With the changing of the seasons we have moved into Chiddingly Village Hall and we met all the Covid rules - actually, it's a nice venue. I started with my song in memory of my mum and then gave my latest number a second out as I'm preparing to go back into the studio and record it. It saves studio time if I'm confident with how I want it to sound.
    19/10/20 - 593
    The White Horse Folk Club

    Deanlands

    2 songs at unplugged Open night

    • It's only my time
    • The only problem is
    A new song, finished today and a chance to try it live before recording it.
    White Horse and a new song - 19/10/20 Photo: Heather
    05/10/20 - 592
    The White Horse Folk Club

    Deanlands

    2 songs at unplugged Open night

    • Remember
    • Excuse me
    Nice to get out and a chance to revisit these two songs in prep for recording them on 'Then & Now 4'.
    Keeping warm - Six Bells - 15/09/20 Photo: Heather
    29/09/20 - 591
    The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

    Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • Wreckage
    • Routine
    • It's only my time
    Still playing and enjoying it - with a few extra layers, plus hat & gloves
    Ask not for whom the bell tolls - Six Bells - 29/09/20 Photo: Heather
    Follow the rules - still playing at Deanlands - 21/09/20 Photo: Heather
    21/09/20 - 590
    The White Horse Folk Club

    Deanlands

    3 songs at unplugged Open night

    The rules are getting tighter, but we still got to play and enjoy an evening out. Click on song title for live performance video.
    15/09/20 - 589
    The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

    Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • The man
    • Xeroxed armies
    • Standing room only
    A beautiful clear warm evening and we're still playing. Blog
    Follow the rules - Six Bells - 15/09/20 Photo: Heather
    12/09/20 - 588
    Garden Party No. 2

    Eastbourne

    3 songs at private party

    • Unwanted fruit
    • Little red car
    • Spiders and snakes
    Another enjoyable (social distancing) meet up with some music friends.
    07/09/20 - 587
    The White Horse Folk Club

    Deanlands

    2 songs at unplugged Open night

    • Unwanted fruit
    • Little red car
    Lots of rules, but a return to indoors. Heather on flute and then BVs.
    01/09/20 - 586
    The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

    Chiddingly

    4 songs at Open mic night

    • Unwanted fruit
    • Ghosts
    • Insomniac's dream
    • Sanity
    Food and music outdoors at the Bells in September - great. Blog
    Outdoor at the Six Bells - 1/09/20 Photo: Heather
    Outdoor at the Six Bells - 18/08/20 Photo: Heather
    18/08/20 - 585
    The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

    Chiddingly

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • I like to be sad
      • Journey
      • Little red car
      • Toast for one
    Another lovely evening outside at the Bells. Blog
    16/08/20 - 584
    Garden Party

    Eastbourne

    5 songs at private party

      • I like to be sad
      • Journey
      • Little red car
      • Toast for one
      • Spiders and snakes
    It was nice to meet up outdoors (at a distance) with some old friends and a play a few tunes.
    Private Party - Eastbourne - 16/08/20 Photo: Heather
    Outdoor at the Six Bells - 4/08/20 Photo: Heather
    04/08/20 - 583
    The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

    Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • Ghosts
    • Insomniac's dream
    • Cry
    A second outdoor outing at the Bells. I felt nice and relaxed and really enjoyed playing my set. Enjoy it whilst we can! Blog
    21/07/20 - 582
    The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

    Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Coronavirus
      • My old normality
      • Stranger
    After 4 months & 11 days, a return to live action outside at the Bells. We're still someway off from playing indoors! Gave all 3 of my Covid inspired songs a first live outing. Good fun and a chance to catch up with old friends. Blog
    Post Covid - Six Bells - 21/07/20 Photo: Heather
    March 2020: Live music came to crunching halt with the coronavirus restrictions. During lockdown I recorded some live performances (just me and my guitar) for You Tube from my red chair. I also produced a further 8 official Videos for my recordings.
    Chalk Farm Hotel - 10/03/20 Photo: Heather
    10/03/20 - 581
    Chalk Farm Hotel

    Eastbourne

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Dangerous moonlight
      • Tell me
      • Born grumpy
    A new night to replace the Wheatsheaf. Three songs from the soon to be released, 'Then & Now 2'. I finished with the world premiere of 'Born grumpy', featuring Heather on Djembe.
    05/03/20 - 580
    The Bay Hotel

    Pevensey

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • I want to make it with you
      • Little red car
      • Toast for one
    Heather joined me on all three songs and Del added harmonica on Toast.
    Bay Hotel with Heather - 5/03/20 Photo: Jane
    Six Bells - 3/031/20 Photo: Heather
    03/03/20 - 579
    The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

    Chiddingly

    4 songs at Open mic night

    • My mum, Alzheiemer's and the care home
    • Tell me
    • I want to make it with you
    • Little red car
    First live outing in over 5-weeks, partly due to a nasty cold that lasted for yonks. Opened with my mum song in memory of my uncle, who had died the previous week and had suffered with dementia. I followed that with a new song, 'Tell me', that features on my next EP, Then & Now 2. I accompanied Heather on the Bread, song, 'I want to make it with you' and closed with Heather helping me out on 'Little red car', which also features on the new EP. Blog
    Six Bells - 3/031/20 Photo: Heather
    May Garland - 23/01/20 Photo: Heather
    23/01/20 - 578
    The May Garland

    Horam

    3 songs at Open night

    A nice relaxed evening and a chance to perform unplugged, which I enjoy. Click on song title for live performance videos.
    21/01/20 - 577
    The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

    Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Journey
      • Tree
      • Another journey
    A good evening and a chance to enjoy my performance and revisit the songs. Blog
    Six Bells - 21/01/20 Photo: Heather
    Bay Hotel with Del on harmonica & Terry on bass - 16/01/20 Photo: Heather
    16/01/20 - 576
    The Bay Hotel
    , Pevensey

    4 songs at Open mic night

    • Fun of the fayre
    • Funked up country
    • Mendacious cowboy
    • Cry
    Two on my own. Terry (bass) & Del (harmonica) on 'Mendacious cowboy'. Closed the evening with Heather doing vocals on 'Cry'.
    08/01/20 - 575
    The Stage Door
    , Eastbourne

    5 songs at Open mic night

      • Music of the road
      • Ghosts
      • Life's a race
      • King of the flies
      • Guardian angel
    Noisy night, but a chance to play a few songs. Del added some nice harmonica on 'Guardian angel'.
    The Stage Door with Del on harmonica - 8/01/20 Photo: Heather
    Six Bells - 7/01/20 Photo: Heather
    07/01/20 - 574
    The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

    Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • On paper wings
    • Dangerous moonlight
    • Little red car
    I'm back in the studio tomorrow to start recording 'Then & Now 2' - which will feature, 'Dangerous moonlight'. Blog
    Six Bells - 7/01/20 Photo: Heather
    06/01/20 - 573
    The White Horse Folk Club

    Deanlands

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Cry
      • Chocolate
    The opening and closing numbers from, 'Then & Now' - yes, including another fun version of 'Chocolate' with Heather.
    White Horse Folk Club - 6/01/20 Photo: Heather
    Green Man - 5/01/20 Photo: Heather
    05/01/20 - 572
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

      • It's only my time
      • Standing room only
      • Xeroxed armies
    A return to the Green Man and a chance to play a trio of songs from my album, 'Standing Room Only'. An extraordinary ending to the evening, not for publication!
    Bay Hotel - 2/01/20 Photo: Heather
    02/01/20 - 571
    The Bay Hotel
    , Pevensey

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • Insomniac's dream
      • Sanity
      • Little red car
      • Chocolate
    Another year and off we go again. Some new interpretations for the first three songs and I closed with another rousing version of 'Chocolate' accompanied by Heather.
    Chocolate with Heather - 2/01/20 Photo: Paul Watson
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