Netherlands tour starts tomorrow! 

Hi folks,

Firstly a quick thank you to everyone who came to see me in Kent last week – I had a brilliant few days and all three gigs were an absolute pleasure! Special thanks to John Spooner, Sue Revell and Geoff Pine for making it all happen…we’re already talking about a return trip…

Now I’m making final preparations for my next adventure to the Netherlands! An extra date in ‘s-Hertogenbosch has recently been added to the start of the tour, which means I’ll now be playing 8 shows in total. So for my Dutch friends here’s the full list of where I’ll be…

27/06 – Tapperij Het Veulen, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

29/06 – Podium Café Peter en Leni, Steendam

30/06 – Clubhuis TC Bargeres, Emmen

01/07 – Grandcafé Rue de la Gare, Emmen (solo & band sets)

05/07 – Mulligans, Amsterdam 06/07 – Strandpaviljoen It Soal, Workum

07/07 – Grand Café Zuidlaren, Zuidlaren

08/07 – ‘Tiki Hut Sessions’ @ Blue Collar Hotel, Eindhoven

(Full details at the website)

These will all be solo acoustic shows, except for Sunday 1st July at Rue de la Gare in Emmen where I’ll be finishing the show with a full band set featuring Koos Wiltenburg on bass and Arno van Nieuwenhuize on drums.

Better get packing!

All the best,


Kent 'mini-tour' this week 

Hi folks,

Just a quick reminder for those of you in and around Kent that I’ll be in the area this week for a mini-tour of some of your finest blues clubs…

Tuesday 19th June – Wrotham Arms Blues & Roots Club, Broadstairs, 8.45pm

Wednesday 20th June – Blues with Bottle Club, The Anchor, Sevenoaks, 8.30pm

Thursday 21st June – Spooner’s Blues Club, The Alma, Deal, 8.00pm

(Full details at the website)

These will all be solo acoustic shows, featuring material from my last 2 releases as well as some brand new tracks and some old favourites too…really looking forward to it!

Hope to see some of you out there.



Gearing up for the summer 

Hi folks, I’m gearing up for a busy summer ahead, so thought I’d give you a quick rundown of what’s coming up, which includes a mini-tour of Kent, a tour of the Netherlands, my first gigs in Yorkshire, full-band and solo-acoustic sets at Upton Blues Festival and much more. I’m also very much looking forward to my first appearance at Elmslie House in Malvern this Friday, which you can still get tickets for here

Fri 8th June – MALVERN, Elmslie House

Sat 9th June – SOUTHAMPTON, Beer Festival, St Mary’s Stadium

Sun 10th June – PLYMPTON, The Brook

Thu 14th June – PLYMOUTH, The B-Bar

Sat 16th June – LYME REGIS, Guitars on the Beach

Tue 19th June – BROADSTAIRS, Wrotham Arms Blues & Roots Club

Wed 20th June – SEVENOAKS, Blues with Bottle Club, The Anchor

Thu 21st June – DEAL, Spooner’s Blues Club, The Alma

Sun 24th June – AXMINSTER, Axe Vale Festival

Fri 29th June – STEENDAM (NL), Podium Café Peter en Leni

Sat 30th June – EMMEN (NL), Clubhuis TC Bargeres

Sun 1st July – EMMEN (NL), Rue de la Gare

Thu 5th July – AMSTERDAM (NL), Mulligans

Fri 6th July – WORKUM (NL), Strandpaviljoen It Soal

Sat 7th July – ZUIDLAREN (NL), Grand Café Zuidlaren

Sun 8th July – EINDHOVEN (NL), ‘Tiki Hut Sessions’ at the Blue Collar Hotel

Fri 13th July – EXETER, Venezia

Fri 20th July – UPTON BLUES FESTIVAL, Upton upon Severn (Big Top Stage - band, Acoustic stage - solo)

Sat 21st July – SALTBURN BLUES CLUB, Saltburn (supporting Doug MacLeod)

Sun 22nd July – HARROGATE, The Blues Bar

Mon 23rd July – GLOUCESTER BLUES FESTIVAL, The Fountain Inn, Gloucester

Sat 28th July – EXMOUTH, Manor Gardens Free Festival

Mon 6th August – SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL, The Volunteer Inn

Tue 7th August – SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL, The Anchor Stage (band)

Fri 17th August – PLYMPTON, The Brook

Sat 18th August – LUDLOW, The Wheatsheaf

Sun 19th August – OLD BUSH BLUES FESTIVAL, nr Worcester             

The full detailed gig list can be found at Feel free to check in regularly as new dates are being added all the time.

The twice monthly residency at Colyford’s White Hart with Alan West & Steve Black is also still going strong – we’re there every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month. I’ll have to miss a couple on 21st June and 5th July, but the shows will go on of course, and I’ll rejoin them there on 19th July.

Also on Friday 15th June I have the great pleasure of guesting with the Barrelhouse Blues Band for a special show at The Exchange in Sturminster Newton. The band have invited me and my Les Paul guitar to join them on some Peter Green numbers to help mark 10 years since Barrelhouse Blues Orchestra founder-member (and Greeny fan!) Paul Hart passed away. Tickets for this show can be found at Take care and I’ll see you out there somewhere…



Gig news: Full band show at ‘Winchcombe Live’ - Friday 16th March 

Hi folks, 

Just a quick note to let you know about a full-band show coming up on 16th March at ‘Winchcombe Live’ at the White Hart in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. This will be the first outing for a new band line-up featuring Ian Jennings on bass and Garry Kroll on drums…I’m really excited to be working with these guys and we’re looking forward to getting this first gig under our belts! If you’re in or around that part of the world we’d love to see you there:

In other news for March I’ll be playing solo gigs at the Thomas Tripp in Christchurch on Wednesday 7th, the Rum and Crab Shack in Exeter on the 17th, the Eyre Court in Seaton on the 18th, Café René in Gloucester on the 28th and the Blues Bar in Plymouth on the 29th.  

And after the first of our ‘1st & 3rd Thursday’ shows at the White Hart in Colyford had to be cancelled due to the snow, it’ll be back to business as usual there with Alan West & Steve Black on Thursday 15th. 

Full listings and all the details can be found on the website as always…keep in touch and I hope to see you out there somewhere soon! 

All the best, 


Live at Momentum Studios - Part 3 - 'Take Your Time' 

Hi folks, 

The third and final video from the live session recorded at Momentum Studios last month is now available:

In this final instalment I’m taking on the slow-burning title track from my ‘Take Your Time’ EP, featuring a rare live appearance of the Höfner resonator guitar…I hope you enjoy it!  

I’ve just a handful of gigs left before Christmas, details of which can be found on the website here…so if I don’t see you before Christmas I hope you have a good one!! 

All the best, 


Live at Momentum Studios – part 2 – ‘These Days’  

Hi folks, 

Just a quick note to let you know that the second live video from the recent session at Momentum Studios is available to watch now:

In this video I’m playing Jackson Browne’s classic ‘These Days’. As many of you know I’ve always had a soft spot for this song…so much so that it made it on to my latest EP. 

Hope you enjoy this live version. Please feel free to share, and you can subscribe to the YouTube channel here

The third and final instalment from the session will be along soon! 

All the best, 



Hi folks, 

After a superb time at Tenby Blues Festival last weekend (thanks to all of you came to one, or both of the shows!!), I’m sorry to have to bring you news of some cancellations… 

First up this Sunday I was due to be bringing the full band to the Cellars Bar in Teignmouth as part of the Jazz & Blues Fringe Festival. Sadly the venue has recently closed and despite our best efforts we have been unable to find another venue to stage the gig, so it’s not to be. Hopefully we’ll be seeing you at the 2018 festival instead!   

Secondly, it seems the twice-monthly residency at The Wheelwright in Colyford alongside Alan West & Steve Black has come to an end. There may be more gigs happening here in future, but for now the new management are unable to host these regular music nights. Thanks to all of you who have supported this gig so loyally over the last couple of years…we’ve had some really great nights. My next gig with these guys will be at Chettle Hall near Blandford on Friday 1st December - contact Jan on 07776 323198 for tickets 

In the meantime you can still catch me playing in Devon this weekend – I’ll be out with The Perfect Strangers doing the classic-rock thing at The Sorry Head in Exeter tonight (Friday) and at the Axminster Inn (in Axminster!) on Saturday, both from 9:30pm. And on Monday 20th I’ll be playing solo at Kingskerswell Church nr Newton Abbot supporting Winter Mountain – doors 7pm, tickets at 

Hope to see you out there somewhere soon. 



P.S. thanks for all the kind words about the new live video - the next one will be on the way soon! 

New Video - Live at Momentum Studios – ‘New Friend’ 

Hi folks, 

On Monday of this week I had the pleasure of spending the day in the company of Josiah Manning at his awesome studio in Plymouth. The aim of the day was to capture some live acoustic performances on film, and I’m pleased to report it was a successful session…and a lot of fun too! 

So what I’ve got for you is a series of live studio videos recorded, filmed and produced by Josiah at Momentum Studios. The first video is ‘New Friend’, and it’s ready and waiting for you to watch here:

I hope you enjoy it, and if so please feel free to share it. I’ll be in touch with the next instalment soon. 



The set-up at Momentum Studios, Plymouth 6/11/17

November gig news 

Hi folks, 

I hope this reaches you well. Somehow November is almost upon us and there are a few gigs in particular I should let you know about… 

First up on Friday 3rd November I’ll be playing a concert at Chettle Village Hall near Blandford Forum in Dorset (DT11 8DB). This is a gorgeous venue I’ve had the pleasure of playing a couple times alongside Alan West & Steve Black (I’ll be joining them here again on December 1st too!) but this will be my first solo show here…really looking forward to it. Tickets are £10 and can be booked in advance by contacting Jan on 07776 323198…plenty of wine, local beer and food available on the night too! 

On November 11th I’m really excited to be heading to Tenby Blues Festival for the first time. I’ll be playing twice - first up as part of the evening show at Church House on the bill with Bella Collins and Max & Veronica, and then I’m playing again for the late night session back at the Fourcroft Hotel. Head to for tickets and to find out more about the festival…it looks fab! 

Another highlight for November will be a full-band show on Sunday 19th at the Cellars Bar in Teignmouth as part of the Teignmouth Jazz & Blues Fringe Festival. Joining me for this one will be my good friends Simon Garrett on bass and Chris Page (ex Andy Fraser, Chris Spedding) on drums. We’ll be playing from 4-6pm so be sure to come and check it out if you’re heading to the festival that weekend. 

The full list of everything I’m up to over the next couple of months can be found at The twice-monthly Thursday night residency at The Bellows at The Wheelwright Inn in Colyford with Alan West & Steve Black takes a night off for the first week in November whilst the pub is closed for a change in management. We wish Kirstin & Mark well for the future and thank them wholeheartedly for all they have done in building this venue over the last 3 years…we’ve had some really special nights here. The 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month shows will resume from the 16th November.  

In the meantime the bookings for 2018 are rolling in and I’ll start posting these on the website soon…if there’s anywhere you’d like to see me play next year then let me know!  

All the best and hope to catch up soon, 



Upcoming band gigs 

Hi folks, 

Hope you’re all well. Just a quick note from me to let you know about a couple of full-band shows coming up… 

On Thursday 10th August we’ll be playing at The Bronx in Teignmouth, hosted by the Teignmouth Jazz & Blues Club. I’ve had the pleasure of playing a Club Night at this very cool venue once already this year as a member of the band Hucklebuck, so I’m delighted to be returning for a night fronting my own band. Doors are at 7:30 for an 8pm start, £10 on the door, less for club members and students etc.…full details at 

We’ll also be playing at Sidmouth FolkWeek with a return to the Anchor Garden Stage on Sunday 6th August – we’ll be closing the evening, taking to the stage around 9:30pm, and praying it won’t rain (anyone who’s come to see me play here the last 2 years will understand…). 

For these band gigs I’ll be joined once again by my very good friends Simon Garrett (bass) and Dave Sandercock (drums). We’ll be featuring material from the first album as well as some tracks from the recent acoustic EP re-worked into full-band mode!  

Those of you heading to Sidmouth FolkWeek can also catch me playing solo at The Volunteer Inn on the Monday afternoon (7th) from 3pm – always a great afternoon here! 

Don’t forget to check out for the full rundown as there are more solo gigs throughout August, as well as the twice monthly residency at The Bellows in Colyford with Alan West & Steve Black, which continues tomorrow (Thursday) night. 

Hope to see you soon… 

All the best,