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

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…

Peebles Arts Festival

First of all a massive thanks to all who came to my Edinburgh Fringe festival shows – sadly I didn’t get any audio or video recordings which was a shame as I was very proud of the band and my special guests Tracey & Mat.

We did, however get a FIVE STAR REVIEWso big thanks to Broadway Baby‘s Stuart McKenzie for taking the time to come and write about us!

Kudos to my underpaid musicians: Andy Farquhar, John Need, Jules Philip, Tracey Braithwaite and Mat Clements.

Peebles Arts Festival logoTomorrow (Sat 24th August) I’m delighted to have been asked to play a special Fondoo event at The Peebles Arts Festival!

It’s FREE and sharing the bill are 3 stunning musicians I know well:

Kat Healy, Alan R Davison and Georgia Gordon.

Beer may also be involved…