Hope this finds you all well and happy.
What a busy little bee I've been, zzub, zzub, zzubing for weeks now. (Those of you who listen to lyrics will get that one) Latest in the line of amazing experiences was the Jane Siberry gig in Portobello where I did a short opening slot. What a fantastic night it was. The only other time I've seen Jane perform was in the Queen's Hall four years ago and it counts as one of my top three gigs ever. Last night she enthralled a packed salon to take us to another world of her (and our) imagination. A truly special night. Thank you Jane for your magic. Come back soon.
To add to my (already too high) levels of adrenalin, this Friday sees me and my band doing the support for Eric Bibb in the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh. Another of my favourite musicians, I'm really looking forward to starting the night for him. 'Who's in the band'? I hear you ask - well we've got Tommy on bass, Marc Pilley on percussion and Stuart Allardyce on lead guitar. A great combo which you might remember played at the Lucy Wainwright-Roche gig in March.
Marc is also hosting and playing (as Hobotalk with Ali Petrie) at a charity bash in Portobello on 22nd May and has asked me play there too. Details on gigs page.
That should keep you all going for a wee while.
Catch you soon.'