On Stage there’s No Place to Hide! –Cropredy Festival

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  I returned tired and sore last night from a weekend with a fair share of drama. As you should know by now I don’t shy away from dealing with awkward moments and on reading this blog you may be wincing a little and reaching for the mind bleach. I’d arrived on Thursday night from a flight down to Brum … Read More

‘Man with a Stick’ new lyric from ‘Weltschmerz’

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New Lyric – “Man with a Stick” Here’s another one of the new lyrics I discussed during interviews at Rambling Man.I had taken notes about my feelings in the months after my Dad died as I found it difficult to look at any old man with a walking stick as it kept reminding me of him. I also kept seeing … Read More

Weltschmerz update -The Double Album and the Cunning Plan

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Some of you may have already picked up from the interviews conducted at Rambling Man that a cunning plan is afoot and that the  release strategy has changed. The original intended release date was to be in September 2017 but “the best plans of mice and men aft gang aglae”. To be honest my father’s death in May 2016 affected … Read More

The Rambling Man

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Well it was a mixed bag of experiences over the weekend but the balance overall was positive. A delayed flight down on Saturday night got us into Gatwick and eventually to the hotel around midnight where the bar due to the influx of aftershow musos was still open. I’d come down with my wife Simone and her son Liam who … Read More

‘Weltschmerz’ updates and ‘Waverley Steps’ lyric section

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Working away in the relatively chilled Studio while the World melts outside. 35 Degrees in the Orangery and I look back on this photo taken by #KaiRJoachim at the #PrestongrangeIndustrialMuseum back in the Winter and remember the other extreme. Foss Paterson came in to the Studio the last couple of days to help out with writing and joined Steve Vantsis … Read More

‘Rip it Up’ exhibition National Museum Edinburgh

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Last night I attended the opening night of the new ‘Rip it Up’  exhibition at the Scottish National Museum. It’s features a history of Scottish Pop and I am now proud to be an official “museum piece” 🙂 I loaned the museum a number of pieces of memorabilia including my old custom made titanium mike stand, the long tartan jacket … Read More