Well here we all are again after another highlight in my musical career to date. Said highlight was the gig supporting Lucy Wainwright Roche in Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms last Monday. My trusty band of men were there creating the musical background and support for my part. So a big thank you to Marc, Stuart and Tommy on percussion/bv’s, lead guitar and bass guitar respectively.
Lucy herself was just a delight; so natural and unaffected with a pure voice and great songs. And a great line in stand-up too. What more could we ask for?
Another local musician was playing support for her and I really liked what she did too. Why not check her out – Emily Scott – singing and playing solo on ukulele and guitar. I’m now sold on the idea of acquiring a ukulele although I’m still in banjo learning mode at the moment.
Some of the Radio Scotland shows have been playing my songs on their shows again so, thanks to Iain Anderson and team, Archie Fisher and team and the gang at the Jazz House. I also know that my album has been playlisted on Radio 6 International and went out on their big show on Saturday night. Oh, and here’s another first – sold an album direct from my website to someone in Australia last week. Strewth, cheers mate.
As usual, there are some irons in the fire regarding festivals, radio shows and foreign gigs. More will be revealed in the near future. For now, there is one gig confirmed for France in April. Details on the gigs page.
I’ve also a huge thank you to say to Belinda for taking some incredible photos of me; some of which are now on my gallery pages. Thanks to Martin too, for keeping you all updated on the website, although he is soon passing that over to me, so it might not be as seamless as it’s been up till now.
Marc and I continue to develop the second album and are having huge, creative fun in the process. Win, win.
PS Don’t think I’ve trumpeted this enough from the rooftops but my first single which is a double A side of Spider and Fly and (a re-recorded) Girl on a Bicycle is due for release on 23rd March. Contact me for further information.
STOP PRESS: Looks like there's a gig coming up at the Wickerman Festival which runs from 23/24th July. Details to follow. Hurrah!