Set times for the Manchester Peer Hat gig this Saturday: 7.50pm The Earls of No King 8.30 Michael Seal and the Be Positives 9.15 China Pig 10.15 Boz Hayward
Joining me on Saturday will be: Phil Robinson: guitarron bass; Mark Greer: slide guitar/keyboards/golckenspiel; Rick Burrows: trumpet/melodica/keyboards/glockenspiel; Rob Haynes: drums; Pat Clarke: harmonica
Please put Saturday May 19th in yer diaries! I’m playing my first Manchester city centre gig as a singer-songwriter for over 3 years at the Peer Hat, 14-16 Faraday St, Manchester M1 1BE. Other acts playing will be The Earls of No King (aka Mark Greer), China Pig and Michael Seal and the Be Positvies.
I will be joined by bozchestrians Phil Robinson (bass), Rob Haynes (drums), Rick Burrows (trumpet) and Mark Greer (Slide/glockenspiel) and maybe one or two others depending on their availability and what we have selected to play. We will be playing a number of Tennessee Ten songs and some classics
It promises to be a great evening. It’s a fiver in. Doors open 7.30. Curfew is 11.
I’m playing the featured artist slot at the Strange Brew open mic on Monday 18th December with my long term accomplices Phil Robinson (guitarron bass) and Mark Greer (lap slide guitar). I think we’ll be on around 9pm. Strange Brew is on Barlow Moor Road in Chorlton, Manchester. All welcome! (If I remember, I’ll play a seasonal song, too!) x
Louder Than War has given us a fab review for Tennessee Ten. It was written before its recent release and can be found here: Louder Than War review
And here’s a screenshot of half of it:
The new album Tennessee Ten is now available from Manchester’s legendary Piccadilly Records shop. Pop in or order on line. More info here
‘Love Shines Through’ from the 2011 LP ReCaffeinated, is included in the ‘Manchester with Love’ compilation for the I MCR Red Cross Emergency Fund. It has been a terrible month for Manchester and London. It’s nice to be able to contribute musically with a song of love and hope that’s close to my heart. Although, originally it was written about someone struggling with severe mental health episodes, the message of love, hope, togetherness and resilience applies to us all – and our collective mental health – in the face of the tragic events that have occurred. Manchester With Love by Manchester With Love
I’m delighted to announce that German Shepherd records – who have assisted me with promoting my material over the past year – are now to release the long awaited ‘Tennessee Ten’! The release date is July 7th. It will be available via bandcamp and CDs and merchandise will be also available. I must thank Massimo Gugliucciello for his permission to use his magical fireflies photograph.
See us play a selection of my singer-songwriter numbers and film score stuff at this wonderful little free community festival in Manley Park, Whalley Range, Manchester on May Day (Bank Holiday Monday). Expect to hear some material from the upcoming album ‘Tennessee Ten’. We’re on at 5.15 – so, headlining that particular stage, I guess! Thank you for inviting us again, Whalley Range Celebrate Festival, we’re very much looking forward to it…