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 of†lovely 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 Club†with 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 Cornish†has just been released†and 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 alexcornish.com.
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

This†also means a UK tour and I’m very happy†to 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

Adam Holmes tour support

I’m up in the Scottish highlands this week playing guitar and singing backing for the awesome Adam Holmes. †I’m also opening up the shows with a back to basics solo set of just voice & guitar. †No loops, no harmoniser, no beat-boxing. †I even left my nuts at home.

Adam’s album was long-listed for the Scottish Album of the Year awards and is currently bobbing around the iTunes charts with 5 star reviews. †You should check it out, your ears will love you for it.

Adam Holmes tour poster

Five Star Review!

I’m very humbled to receive this lovely review of my Edinburgh Fringe band gig by top review site Broadway Baby!

Paul Gilbody

Broadway Baby review of Paul Gilbody

Since my laptop†is the extent of my “marketing machine”, exposure like this is a massive boost – huge thanks to Jenni Ajderian for taking the time to come and review.

“With a tight band behind him and an arsenal of fantastic songs, Gilbody will be returning to the Jazz Bar on the 24th, and I urge you to join him there”

Hope to see some of you on Sunday after you’ve had your roast chicken – 2:30pm at The Jazz Bar.


Meanwhile, here’s a youtube link to 80’s pop sensation Five Star performing their ground-breaking “System Addict”…

Paul Gilbody at The Edinburgh Fringe 2014

A rare chance to see the Paul Gilbody full band show exclusively at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014

“a magical evening of hearty tunes”5 starsBroadway Baby, 2013

an excellent performer4†starsBroadway Baby, 2012

Buy Tickets HERE

Fringe FlyerI’m looking forward to a return to the Edinburgh Fringe with a new band line-up!

Only 2 chances to see us:

Fri Aug 8th, 20:30 – The Jazz Bar

Sun Aug 24th, 14:30 – The Jazz Bar

Along with†a return from†Andy Farquhar on drums and Jules Philip on vocals I have a new bassist in my band mate from†Adam Holmes & the Embers – Mr. Alex Hunter. † Each gig will also feature a special guest appearance from my long time collaborator Miss Tracey Braithwaite.

Fringe Flyer backThere are no current plans for any more band gigs in 2014 so catch us while you can!

Tickets available from Fringe Box Office

Kat Healy EP Launch

So a few months back I played some double-bass on my pal Kat Healy‘s new EP “When You Are Gone“.

The EP launch is this week and tonight is the Glasgow launch at the Beresford Lounge where I’ll be opening up with a solo set and then playing bass for Kat.

You should check out all hKat Healy picer lovely music HERE.

Here’s a photo of her staring directly into the sun which proves that she’s not afraid to break the rules…


World’s shortest UK Tour

Having just finished the shortest UK tour in the world where I drove from Edinburgh to Manchester & back to play a lovely wee gig at The Odd Bar, I thought I’d do another one:

This Thursday, Saturday and Sunday see me in London, Beaconsfield and Leeds! †(I’ve heard that it’s important to have rest days on tour). †Hopefully see some of you there:

Tour Dates

Thursday 24th April – The 12 Bar Club, London

Saturday 26th April – The Hat Club, Beaconsfield

Monday 28th April – The Gaslight Club, Leeds

NOTE – Discount tickets for The 12 Bar Club †if you print off this flyer!


12 Bar Club Flyer


The last tour, despite an 8 hour round trip, did facilitate 2 stops at the legendary Tebay Services where I acquired a rider for my 4am unwind…