So, hope you’re all well. That’s me got the first festival with my own material under my belt now, having played in the Acoustic Village at the Wickerman yesterday. And what a great day it was; just the pared down band of Stuart and me. Think we were both a bit awestruck on our arrival, as neither of us had been to the Wickerman before and there was so much to take in. The setting and weather were fabulous and there was a real buzz about the place with monsters, fairies and a great variety of creatures just strolling about looking pretty happy. Only after we’d done our gig did we discover the merchandising tents selling all sorts of outfits where instant transformations could take place.

Thanks to the organisers for inviting me to play, cheers Nicola, and to the great sound folk on the day, Chris, Beth and the others whose names I didn’t get.

Had the audience singing along to Timeclock and Girl on a Bicycle at the end (including the very funny bunch of guys who came in later and joined in with gusto); what a great way to spend a gloriously sunny Friday afternoon. Once we’d played we got a chance to soak up the atmosphere for a couple of hours before setting off on our long journey home. We’re definitely hoping to play there again next year but will probably stay over next time to make the most of it all.

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My first double A side single (taken from forthcoming album ‘Home’) ‘Moonglow Music’ and ‘The End’ was released yesterday on ITUNES and all other major download stores. You can buy it via the Music page on my website – if you’re so inclined :D

Just confirmed a gig in Avalanche Music Store, Cockburn Street in Edinburgh during the Festival. Details on gigs page.

Tickets for the show in St. Bride’s on 16th August have started to sell so please don’t wait too long if you’re planning to come along; it’s not a big capacity room.

Off to play in the Dundee Blues Bonanza with my merry little blues band now. Until the next time mes amis….

PS The guestbook crashed a few weeks ago and all the existing posts were lost. So if you want to add a comment, or had done so already and it’s disappeared, please do so. It’s dead easy. Honest!

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