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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....

Raising the Circus Tent

Raising the Circus Tent

And so it begins. With my Mum now living here at the studio we are woefully short of accomodation and so had to look at alternate living space. Steve Vantsis volunteered to live under canvas in the garden and we pulled out my old...

UK tour March 2020 - 'Weltschmerz/Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors'

UK tour March 2020 - 'Weltschmerz/Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors'

Roll Up Roll Up!! The circus is heading back out on the road again from next March starting off with a clutch of UK dates before heading out to Europe in April for a 6 week tour. I deliberately chose smaller more relatively intimate...

Feed the Birds tuppence a bag....

Feed the Birds tuppence a bag....

The other day I was in the front room of the studio and a small shape hurtled past my shoulder and crashed into the french doors.It turned out to be a young finch that had flown through the open kitchen door and in a panic flew to the closest...

Stand up, Walk out

Stand up, Walk out

My sister was up this weekend visiting our mum here at the Studio which gave my wife Simone and I an opportunity for a rare night of R and R in Edinburgh. I’d come across a fabulous review of #JonRonson in the Independent...

The Hairless Cyclist on Planet Rock

The Hairless Cyclist on Planet Rock

In all the maelstrom that’s been 2019 so far I forgot to post a photo of the award I got for ‘Man with a Stick’ as best UK single on Planet Rock. Thought this was a good opportunity to post as I’ve returned to the...

Craigie Hill Festival 31st August

Craigie Hill Festival 31st August

Just announced. I will be headlining Craigie Hill Festival near Perth on the 31st August. It’s my only Scottish show this year and I’m on in the evening for an hour long set. The venue is Craigie Hill Golf Club just to the South of...