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Script For A Jester's Tear Deluxe Editions now available to pre-order!

Script For A Jester's Tear Deluxe Editions now available to pre-order!

Marillion released its studio album debut,  Script for a Jester's Tear,  in March 1983. The record was certified platinum in the band's native U.K. where it reached number seven on the Albums Chart and spawned two Top 40...

'Weltschmerz' update and tour news

'Weltschmerz' update and tour news

The New Year started as the last decade ended with a flurry of studio activity. John Mitchell was up at the start of the week finishing the guitar parts and contributing to the final song to be written the album. I’d been...

'Weltschmerz' recording sessions - First day with Craig Blundell

'Weltschmerz' recording sessions - First day with Craig Blundell

And so it begins. First day of ‘Weltschmerz’ recording and Craig Blundell joins us in the Studio to work on the drum tracks. Hugely productive day with Calum Malcolm and Steve at the ‘coalface’. We’d met up with...

SAS Guidford show Dec 7th

SAS Guidford show Dec 7th

There’s an impressive line up for the Guildford Show on December 7th. Ticket details are on the SAS website and at Guildford G Live.

SAS band - 25 Riff tour 7th December Guildford

SAS band - 25 Riff tour 7th December Guildford

I’ll be back with the SAS band for a special night on the ’25 Riff tour’ at the G Live in Guildford on Saturday December 7th. I’ll be joining Madelleine Bell, Chris Thompson, Tom Robinson and a lot of other special...

Weltschmerz - The writing on the wall

Weltschmerz - The writing on the wall

The board in the Studio control room is starting to fill up and I’m pleased that the ticks indicating ‘completed’ new songs are following the titles. Robin Boult was up for a few days last week adding his thoughts and...

Pat Stanton's 75th Birthday Celebrations at the Usher Hall - a night with living legends

Pat Stanton's 75th Birthday Celebrations at the Usher Hall - a night with living legends

Last night I was at Pat Stanton’s 75th Birthday celebration at the Usher Hall with Simone. It was a night where I reverted to being an overawed kid coming face to face with so many heroes and I had to retrain myself from the...

Dark Clouds and Silver Linings - European tour postponed, UK dates go ahead

Dark Clouds and Silver Linings - European tour postponed, UK dates go ahead

Well a lot of hard thinking after long talks with various advisers has led me to making an executive decision to move the European tour from April/May to the end of the year when I’ll be going out now in October/ November. By that...

Bonn Prog Fest 'A Sair Fecht'

Bonn Prog Fest 'A Sair Fecht'

Back from Bonn and into the Studio writing sessions with Steve V for another creative head to head. Not a bad start as we built the skeleton of another new tune ‘The Grace of God’ which was born from an idea originally named...

Classic Rock Night with Jethro Tull in Bonn 17th August

Classic Rock Night with Jethro Tull in Bonn 17th August

Well it’s been an eventful and interesting time since the New Day festival and the peace and quiet I needed to have a listen to the muse was drowned out by other demands and a couple of left field punches. More of that another time....