New Video – Quicksand, live at the Edinburgh Fringe


I’m very excited to be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe with the latest line-up of my all-star 6-piece band.

This year I’m joined by:

Tickets available at the Fringe Box Office

To whet your appetite, here’s a chilled-out video from last year’s show.

Have a great Fringe!


June Tunes

Wow – June already.  I’ve been beavering away on a new EP which I’m aiming to have ready for my Edinburgh Fringe gig with the full band.  (Sat 13th Aug since you asked 🙂

This Sunday, I’m very happy to be supporting 2 stunning singer songwriters at the Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh – Lorna Brooks & Jennifer John.

Lorna Brooks and Jennifer John

Lorna Brooks is a revered name in the Edinburgh singer songwriter world having released 3 stunning albums and worked with the likes of John Martyn, Janis Ian,  Loudon Wainwright III,  Jimmy Sommerville,  Candi Staton and Eric Bibb

I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer John on a series of gigs with Big Big Sing last year and not only is she one of the UK’s most respected singers, she has also written and worked with an enviable catalog of music legends (Brian Eno, Damon Albarn, Paco Pena and Imogen Heap)

This will be a rare collaboration show, with yours truly opening up!  You should give yourself the gift of an extended weekend with a Sunday night of amazing live music.

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Finally, tonight I’m performing with local heroes Douglas Kay and Alan R Davison as part of “A Songwriter’s Circle” for the Corstorphine Festival at Lucy’s Cafe.  Doors 7:30

New Year, New Video

Happy 2016!

I was recently reminded by my pal Steve Richer of a video I hadn’t uploaded from the Jan 2014 live shoot he did with Bradley Steenkamp.  This was possibly my favourite of the four recordings, despite a guitar fluff due to cold hands and (mainly) ineptitude.

Steve also shot some lovely footage during my full band show at the Edinburgh Fringe last August so please subscribe to my YouTube channel and expect some up of that up in the near future too!

Here is the final video of the Jan session – Magnets Have Souls.

A live version of this was previously released on the very limited physical CD version of my 3-track Ricochet single.  So if you missed out, you’ll have to make do with the title track only stream of Ricochet on Spotify.

I have very good vibes about 2016.  Hope it’s a good one for you too!

European Tour with Adam Holmes

Currently on tour with Adam Holmes.  Lovely gig at The Slaughtered Lamb in London on Sunday, now arriving in France heading for the Tönder Festival in Denmark.

I’m doing as many support slots as I can along with fellow band mate Colin Train.

Tonight we’re in Germany.  Bring on the Brauhaus!

Adam Holmes band

Gig Listings:

August 25th – Hasselbacher Brauhaus, Hagen, Germany

August 27th to 30th – Tonder Festival, Tonder, Denmark
with Richard Thompson, John Prine, Sturgill Simpson and many others!

September 2nd – Vera, Groningen, Holland

September 4th – The Old Cinema Launderette, Durham

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

PG Fringe Flyer 2015
Edinburgh Fringe is here again and I’m very excited to bring a rare chance to see me with a full band.
One night only, this is a 90min set featuring some very special guest musicians.
To save me thrusting a flyer into your face on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, here it is in digital form!
Tickets from Fringe Box Office, or probably a few left on the door!
Right – better get practicing…

Kirsten Adamson EP Launch

One of my many music projects is playing electric bass and singing for the very talented Kirsten Adamson.  This Saturday is the Edinburgh launch of her debut EP “Impossibilities” and I’m looking forward to opening up the show with a solo set.

Also billed are a streamlined version of The OK Social Club.

Get yourself down there and check out Kirsten’s music which has already been sneaking around the airwaves.Kirsten Adamson poster

A Songwriter’s Circle

I’m currently on tour with acclaimed singer-songwriter Adam Holmes and very chuffed to be opening up as one of the support acts (along with fellow Adam Holmes & the Embers band mate Colin Train).

Tonight we return to the lovely Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin.

I’m also proud to be participating in a couple of A Songwriter’s Circle events. Conceived by singer-songwriter Douglas Kay and inspired by the BBC Songwriter’s Circle Series these involve a group of us performing our songs, discussing the writing process them and possibly a wee bit of collaboration.

A Songwriter's Circle flyer

The first of these is at The Steeple, Newburgh featuring Douglas Kay, Alan R Davison, John Sloan and myself.

On August 9th we’re together again with another pal, the supremely talented Kirsten Adamson at House Concerts Moffat.

More gigs on the gigs page including a return to the Edinburgh Fringe with my band and a few very special guests.

Tickets on sale at the Fringe Box Office from June 4th but if you’re on my mailing list you may get a wee special deal…

Reviews and more UK Dates

UK dates with Alex Cornish & Adam Holmes have been going well and met lots oflovely people at the gigs.

Adam Holmes with Paul Gilbody at The Convent Club

Back to London this week playing at Green Note in Camden, London supporting Adam Holmes again on Dec 2nd

Final leg of the tour with Alex begins at the Bush Hall on Dec 8th.



Here’s a couple of wee reviews from the tours, kindly reviewing my solo support set as well:

First from the gig at the amazing Convent Clubwith Adam Holmes

Next from the Aberdeen date on the Alex Cornish tour:

Also, we had a day off during the last week of the Alex Cornish tour so we went into a studio and did this:

Roll on the next dates!

New Alex Cornish Album & UK Tour

The 4th studio album by my pal Alex Cornishhas just been releasedand it’s truly a work of sublime excellence. Fans of his work will hear yet further evolution of songwriting mastery and stunning arrangements. Buy your ears an early Christmas present exclusively from
Did I mention that I’m playing bass again on this album and also a cheeky bit of Moog?

Alex Cornish album cover

Press quotes from his previous 3 albums:

“A voice to stand comparison to Thom Yorke” – The Scotsman

“4am strings and monster choruses” – The Times

“A beautiful album that has Mercury Music Prize shortlist written all over it” – The Sunday Times

Thisalso means a UK tour and I’m very happyto once again be the support act on each date as well as playing in Alex’s band.

Here’s some video of pre-tour rehearsal:

Hope to see you at one of the shows!

Tour Dates

4th Nov – Cluny 2 – Newcastle

5th Nov – The Caves – Edinburgh

6th Nov – Glad Cafe – Glasgow

7th Nov – The Tunnels – Aberdeen

17th Nov – Band on the Wall – Manchester

18th – The Musician – Leicester

19th Nov – Studio 2 – Liverpool

20th Nov – Jericho Tavern – Oxford

21st Nov – Komedia – Brighton

8th Dec – The Bush Hall – London

9th Dec – The Portland Arms – Cambridge

10th Dec – Totnes Arts Centre – Totnes

11th Dec – The Railway – Winchester

12th Dec – The Louisiana – Bristol

13th Dec – College of Music – Leeds