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I’ll be doing a gig at Chesterfield Folk Club, on November 11th. Doors at 7:30pm.
Sometimes a book can be such a revelation that only clichés can do it justice – un-put-down-able, riveting, unique, tragic, triumphant… they all apply. Dave Cartwright, Cliff Ward and I were all West Midland men who travelled parallel journeys in the 1970’s. We all secured recording contracts with big companies; we all acquired the soubriquet […]
Spring approaches and I’m wondering if anybody would like a “Glad to be Grey” show April-October 2015? I’m happy to consider anything within 100 or so miles of Shrewsbury. Village hall, folk club, WI etc. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org. Audience feedback on “Glad to be Grey” gigs Absolutely fantastic! I have not enjoyed an evening so […]
Sad news today of the death of Jim McPhee. Jim was my agent for many years and also ran the Red Lion club in Kings Heath Birmingham, where I had some of my best and most enjoyable gigs with always packed houses. Jim also looked after Vin Garbutt and Jake Thackray. He kept a welcoming […]
In response to demand at my Glad to be Grey gigs we’re releasing “Life!” It’s a CD compilation of tracks from 6 albums issued over the last 25 years, a sort of “Greatest Hits”. Order Life!
Well, here’s a surprise for you, and for me too. I didn’t think I’d record again but Wendy wouldn’t let it lie so I contacted my friend Bruce Davies in Scotland and asked if he would be willing to co-operate on a new CD. We communicated via the internet with Bruce sending me his ideas […]
Here are my Autumn “Glad to be Grey” fundraiser gigs. Saturday September 14th Hargrave Church Hall (near Chester) CH3 7RN Tickets: email email@example.com or call 01829 781 275 Various local charities will benefit Saturday September 21st The Cube, Albert Road North, Malvern WR14 2YF Tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org For Community Action Transport Saturday October 5th Eccleshall Community […]
Here is the first track from the forthcoming album – details coming soon!
After three months of blessed inactivity, no motorways, and many books read, those of you who said I would miss the life are half right! I am missing performance and have been thinking of ways to keep my hand in. So here’s the plan. I have a one man show I’m calling “Glad to be […]
Clive Dunn was a personal favourite of mine and I enjoyed his work before he became Corporal Jones. When I was recording “Writer of songs” in London my producer, Johnny Worth, was working with Dunn on songs for a Dad’s Army record. Dunn came into the studio and watched me recording for a while. I […]