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!


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

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!

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

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 performer4starsBroadway 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 witha return fromAndy Farquhar on drums and Jules Philip on vocals I have a new bassist in my band mate fromAdam 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

Quadrennial posting

It’s not often I get to blog on Feb 29th so I thought I’d take the time to tell you about some gigs I’ve got coming up in March!

I’m particularly excited about finally headlining Acoustic Edinburgh (with my new band) after 10 years of running the club on it’s anniversary. I’m also very honoured to be supporting the legendary Nick Harper!


Thursday 1st – Acacity, City Cafe, Edinburgh – 7pm,3 (solo gig)

Tuesday 6th – Acoustic Edinburgh, The Third Door, Edinburgh – 7:30pm, FREE (band headline gig)

Wednesday 7th – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh – 7:15pm, 6 (solo gig – supporting Adam Holmes)

Friday 9th – Berits & Brown, Coatbridge – 8pm, 10 (solo gig – supporting Nick Harper)

All gig details, as ever on my Gigs Page

Since it’s a leap year – here’s a photo of a carp, leaping out of the water at Le Brevedent in France taken during a tour with one of my bands Gecko 3.

Pic of Dave the carp leaping.OK, so you can’t actually see (Dave) the carp but having stared at the lake for around 3 hours through my camera this was the best I could do…