Hope you are all feeling great and not too stressed with the run up to Christmas! As promised, I haven’t bombarded you this year with blog after blog. It has been a very busy year for me with lots of gigs, festivals and recording projects. Keeping head above water!
This pic was taken during the Polish tour earlier in the year. Still rockin’ after all these years!
On the recording front, as well as commissioned recordings I have been working on new material. I started off recording as many of my songs as I could.
I ended up with 50+ songs, but what seemed to be emerging was
an acoustic blues/rock album to follow on from my earlier release,
“Steel Strings And Bruised Reed”. So I whittled it down to 15 tracks and “Two Minutes To Midnight” is the result. I played most of the instruments myself; guitars, piano, drums, percussion, bass, ukulele, blues harp…just whatever I felt it needed at the time. It isn’t officially on release in the UK until March 2017 but I am offering physical copies ahead of the release date to all supporters of mine. Just click on the link:
Live stuff!? Yep….I am about to go off on a short European tour. It is a solo acoustic venture which ties in well with the material going around my head at the moment. Here are the dates:
Thurs 10th. Katie Fitzgerald’s, Stourbridge, UK
Wed 23rd Alte Muhle, Scharnitz, Austria
Thurs 24th 8304.bar, Wallisellen, Switzerland
Fri 25th Dolder 2, Feuerthanlen, Switzerland
Sat 26th Chlini Buni, Sumizwald, Switzerland
Sun 27th Esse Music bar, Winterthur, Switzerland
Mon 28th Cafe-Museum, Passau, Germany
Tues 29th Alphonso’s Live Music Club, Franz-Str. 5 Freiheit,Munich, Germany
Ahead of this is an EP containing my Christmas single, “Christmas Time Again“.
It is totally free to download but you can tip me as the title suggests! Here is the link:
I have thrown in a few new songs for good measure. All songs are self-penned and every instrument except the violin on “Innocence” is played by myself and recorded in Gloucestershire UK. I did drag in my old mate Gary Hunt to do backing vocals on, “Transcendence” and “In For The Kill”. The violin is played by Nick Gibbs. I deliberately chose songs that were a little bit away from my usual blues box. Feel free to let me know what you think.
Also I have been selling bundles CD’s at a discount rate in the run up to Christmas so I will mention it again here.
|Catch the Fire & Steel Strings £16.00 GBP
Catch the Fire & Snapshot £16.00 GBP
Steel Strings & Snapshot £16.00 GBP
Finally……had a bit of fun with this video for the Christmas single!
I probably won’t be communicating again now until 2017 so all that remains if for me to wish you all an amazing Christmas and a successful, happy and prosperous New Year!