So it’s been a while since the Fringe which was as fun and hectic as ever with some stunning acts at Acoustic Edinburgh (even though I somehow managed to play with one of the acts every night). It was great to sit in with Rosie Brown again and hear tunes from their beautiful 3rd album. If you aren’t aware of Rosie’s music, I strongly suggest you check it out. All of her albums are regularly on my iTunes playlist.
In Sept it was straight off to France for a mini tour with Gecko 3 where we had an amazing weekend at the incredible Le Brevedent Chateau Campsite. We played their end of season music festival which embodied all that I love about France – great food, wine, (cider), a ferocious passion for music and not least a camaraderie, friendship and hospitality that is second to none.
October saw me join Andi Neate at a weekend music festival in Ullapool which was 2 gigs a night, then to the Arch Inn for an evening of live music, then back to the house where we were staying which was full of fine musicians jamming into the morning.
During all this I’ve been helping Douglas Kay to mix his long awaited 2nd album which is finally launched tomorrow night at The Voodoo Rooms (see gig listings). I do some double bass and vocals on the album and I’ll be doing a solo support set and then sitting with the DKB. This event is as significant to the Edinburgh music scene as a visible passing comet so don’t miss it!
Tonight I play with Andi Neate at The Lot and on Saturday I’m performing solo at the last ever Fondoo – the finest music showcase in the Scottish Borders which will be sadly missed. I’m also very excited to be sitting in with the incredible Hoochie Fig on their long awaited return to the live circuit. If you can make the journey another event not to pass up.
A couple of gigs in December and then I’m getting stuck into my album in earnest.
Catch you soon!