Live music in 2022.
In 2022 I've played live 38 times


Six Bells - 22/11/22 Photo: Heather
22/11/22 - 683
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

2 songs at Open mic night

    • With or without you
    • The English way
Irish song night, so I plugged my accoustic through an old echo pedal for my best (not very good) U2 impression.
18/11/22 - 682
Blacksmith's Arms

Halland

3 songs at Open mic night

    • Wreckage
    • Insomniac's dream
    • The English way
Another lovely evening with Heather at the wheel - some great music and a relaxed vibe.
Blacksmith's Arms - 18/11/22 Photo: Heather
Six Bells - 25/10/22 Photo: Heather
25/10/22 - 681
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

3 songs at Open mic night

  • Cry
  • Acoustic blues and me
  • Toast for one
Heather was on MC duties and I was back on the sound desk. A really good evening featuring 13 different acts. See Facebook video (right) for a bit of crazy fun on Toast.
Hailsham FM - 22/10/22 Photo: Heather
22/10/22 - 680
95.9 Hailsham FM

with Des Parker

7 songs on the radio

Heather and I stood in at short notice and played four songs each live and Des also played three of mine from CD. We chatted and it was all a bit crazy, but we both enjoyed it. See Facebook, 'Acoustic blues and me' video above and Diary for song details.
20/10/22 - 679
Blacksmith's Arms

Halland

3 songs at Open mic night

    • Tree
    • Acoustic blues and me
    • Funked up country
More fun and music with Heather and the team. See 'Tree' video above - with thanks to Frank Tube.
Blacksmith's Arms - 20/10/22 Photo: Heather
Six Bells with Heather - 11/10/22 Photo: Jason
11/10/22 - 678
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

3 songs at Open mic night

  • Ghosts
  • Little red car
  • Mum song
I closed my solo set with my song, 'My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home', it was the first time my brother had heard me play it live.
11/10/22 - 678
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

3 songs at Open mic night

  • Spiders and snakes
  • Back in the USSR
  • House of the rising sun
A chance to share the stage with my brother, Ian (on vocals) - great fun. See Facebook video above, featuring: 'Spiders and snakes'.
Six Bells with Ian - 11/10/22 Photo: Jason
Six Bells - 27/09/22 Photo: Heather
27/09/22 - 677
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

3 songs at Open mic night

  • Get yourself a good time
  • Guardian angel
  • Life ain't been easy
It was 'vintage / good-time' songs night, so I dug out three of my old songs from the late 1980's - good fun revisiting them.
15/09/22 - 676
Blacksmith's Arms

Halland

3 songs at Open mic night

    • Wreckage
    • On paper wings
    • Diary
Another enjoyable and relaxed evening run by Heather and a rare outing for my song, 'Diary'.
It goes like this - Blacksmith's Arms - 15/09/22 Photo: Heather
Six Bells - 13/09/22 Photo: Heather
13/09/22 - 675
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

3 songs at Open mic night

  • Insomniac's dream
  • Routine
  • Wreckage
Back from hols and exploring a couple of diffent songs. A nice listening audience, very different from last time out.
31/08/22 - 674
The Runt in Tun

Heathfield

2 songs at Open mic night

  • I like to be sad
  • Toast for one
A new night and probably the loudest audience of talkers I've played up against. A battle to get the songs across, but sort of fun in a perverse kind of way.
The Runt in Tun - 32/08/22 Photo: Heather
Six Bells with Helga - 30/08/22 Photo: Jason
30/08/22 - 673
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

3 songs at Open mic night

  • What's in a life
  • Acoustic blues and me
  • Sanity
A new song (Acoustic blues and me) and I closed with Helga on flute on 'Sanity'.
22/08/22 - 672
The White Horse Folk Club

Deanlands

2 songs at Open mic night

  • Ghosts
  • I like to be sad
A full house for the last night at Deanlands, hopefully the club will find a new venue and continue. I wrote and performed, 'I like to be sad' on 2/12/13 for a comedy songs theme night at the original White Horse.
White Horse - 22/08/22 Photo: Heather
The audience - 21/08/22 Photo: Heather
21/08/22 - 671
Our garden party

Heathfield

2 songs at Open mic night

  • Ghosts
  • Toast for one
Our annual garden party with lots of music friends giving us some great songs.
18/08/22 - 670
Blacksmith's Arms

Halland

3 songs at Open mic night

    • Ghosts
    • Toast for one
    • I like to be sad
A lovely relaxed evening of music and chat. I helped Heather out on Bread's, 'Make it with you' and finished off with, 'I like to be sad'.
Blacksmith's Arms - 18/08/22 Photo: Heather
Six Bells - 16/08/22 Photo: Jason
16/08/22 - 669
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

2 songs at Open mic night

  • The English way
  • Little red car
We'd both been out of action with Covid and Heather was still recovering from her broken wrist. I joined her on a couple of 'Bread songs' and she then helped me out with some flute on 'The English way'.
21/07/22 - 668
Blacksmith's Arms

Halland

4 songs at Open mic night

    • Life's a race
    • Journey
    • Funked up country
    • Little red car
Our second night at Halland and a busy one for me, as I was also accompanying Heather on guitar, as she has a broken arm.
Blacksmith's Arms - 21/07/22 Photo: Heather
Six Bells - 19/06/22 Photo: Heather
19/07/22 - 667
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

3 songs at Open mic night

  • It's all over now baby blue
  • Xeroxed armies
  • Unwanted fruit
The hottest day ever in the UK and it was Dylan night at the Bells, so I opened with a bit of Bob and then slid back into my own catalogue.
17/07/22 - 666
The Green Man

Ringmer

4 songs at Open mic night

    • I want to sing along
    • Unwanted fruit
    • Funked up country
    • Take my hand
It's been a while, back at the Green Man and it's hot & blurry.
Green Man - 17/07/22 Photo: Heather
23/06/22 - 665
Blacksmith's Arms
Halland

3 songs at Open mic night

                • Unwanted fruit
                • I want to sing along
                • Take my hand
With the May Garland closing, Heather was looking for a new venue for her acoustic night and the Blacksmith's Arms invited us to give their pub a go. Good first evening, a little cramped and it's a public bar, but we enjoyed it and will return next month for another go on 21/07.
Blacksmith's Arms - 23/06/22 Photo: Heather
95.6 Hailsham FM - 18/06/22 Photo: Des Parker
18/06/22 - 664
95.9 Hailsham FM

with Des Parker

11 songs on the radio

I performed 7 of my songs with just guitar and voice and Des played a further 4 of my songs from CD and we chatted. Great fun - see Diary for more pics and song details.
11/06/22 - 663
Beky & Terry's Garden Party

3 songs in Eastbourne

    • Journey
    • Ghosts
    • Toast for one
Good food, company and music with friends.
Garden Party - 11/06/22 Photo: Heather
Six Bells - 7/06/22 Photo: Heather
07/06/22 - 662
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

3 songs at Open mic night

    • Journey
    • Ghosts
    • Another journey
Back at the Bells - Really enjoyed my set and felt good putting the songs across.
02/06/22 - 661
Punnetts Town Jubilee Night

6 song medley

  • Blue suede shoes - Toast blues
  • Spiders & snakes - Bad moon rising
  • The young ones - Toast for one
We were invited to play at the Jubilee celebrations at Punnetts Town. I played a medley of covers interspersed with a couple of my own. Something different, but an enjoyable challenge.
Punnetts Town - 2/06/22 Photo: Heather
26/05/22 - 660
The May Garland Acoustic Nights

Horam

4 songs at Open mic night

          • Ghosts
          • Funked up country
          • The man
          • Little red car
Sadly, this was the last night at the May Garland, as it looks like the pub is shutting - I first played there on 13/03/13. It was a lovely evening on which to finish, with great music and banter. I did an updated version of 'Funked up country', challenging our PM to step down!
May Garland - 26/05/22 Photo: Heather
Hare & Hounds - 12/05/22 Photo: Heather
12/05/22 - 659
Hare & Hounds

Framfield

3 songs at Open mic night

    • Take my hand
    • My only hero
    • Insomniac's dream
Busy and enjoyable night, with some great performers.
10/05/22 - 658
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

2 songs at Open mic night

    • It's only my time
    • Take my hand
Full room and PA, with some new face and I enjoyed playing my two songs. 'It's only my time' had been played on the radio last week.
Six Bells - 10/05/22 Photo: Jason
White Horse - 02/05/22 Photo: Heather
02/05/22 - 657
The White Horse Folk Club

Deanlands

3 songs at Open mic night

    • Take my hand
    • Cry
    • Toast for one
A couple of serious songs and then Monica & Heather joined me for a bit of fun with Toast!
28/04/22 - 656
The May Garland Acoustic Nights

Horam

3 songs at Open mic night

    • Take my hand
    • Dangerous moonlight
    • Zero Fahrenheit
Heather was away, so I ran the night - nice chats and good music.
May Garland - 28/04/22 Photo: Jayne Ingles
Six Bells - 12/04/22 Photo: Heather
12/04/22 - 655
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

4 songs at Open mic night

    • The future'so vague
    • Insomniac's dream
    • Unwanted fruit
    • What's in a life
After a little break from the local live scene, it was nice to be back out and playing.
24/03/22 - 654
The May Garland Acoustic Nights

Horam

3 songs at Open mic night

  • Cry
  • My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home
  • Dangerous moonlight
Remembering my mum, as it's nearly Mother's Day. Some lovely music and all very relaxed - what's not to like.
May Garland - 24/03/22 Photo: Heather
Six Bells - 13/03/22 Photo: Heather
15/03/22 - 653
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

4 songs at Open mic night

    • Don't look back
    • My only hero
    • On paper wings
    • Little red car
A quiet night and a chance to explore four more of my songs.
10/03/22 - 652
Hare & Hounds

Framfield

3 songs at Open mic night

    • I like to be sad
    • Ghosts
    • Toast for one
Thought we'd try somewhere different - enjoyable evening and Paul helped me out with some fab harmonica on Toast.
Hare and Hounds - 10/03/22 Photo: Heather
Six Bells - 1/03/22 Photo: Heather
01/03/22 - 651
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

3 songs at Open mic night

    • The only problem is
    • Sugar monkey and nut pig
    • All of the time
Another relaxed evening and a chance to revisit three of my old songs.
15/02/22 - 650
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

4 songs at Open mic night

    • I want to learn
    • The English way
    • Excuse me
    • Take my hand
Open mic night number 650.
Six Bells - 15/02/22 Photo: Heather
Six Bells - 1/02/22 Photo: Heather
01/02/22 - 649
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

3 songs at Open mic night

    • Unwanted fruit
    • Take my hand
    • Me and my uncle
A first outing for my newest song, 'Take my hand' and I finished with a cover! Another lovely night of shared music.
27/01/22 - 648
The May Garland Acoustic Nights

Horam

4 songs at Open mic night

    • Get yourself a good time
    • Guardian angel
    • What happened to our love
    • Little red car
I'd been hard at work all day on my latest song (Emotional clickbait) and video, so decided to play four of my older songs, all composed in the 1980's - lovely evening.
May Garland - 27/01/22 Photo: Heather
Six Bells - 18/01/22 Photo: Heather
18/01/22 - 647
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

3 songs at Open mic night

    • Journey
    • Another journey
    • I want to sing along
Back at the Bells for another chilled evening of unplugged songs.
04/01/22 - 646
The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club

Chiddingly

4 songs at Open mic night

    • Cry
    • Clearly opaque
    • Dangerous moonlight
    • Life's a race
A new year and it's great to be out playing despite all the uncertainty in this Covid world. A first outing for a brand new song, 'Clearly opaque', which was fun - next stop, get it into the studio.
Six Bells - 4/01/22 Photo: Heather
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