A new chapter begins! After 3+ years living full time in the motorhome – travelling 35,000 miles through 20 countries around Europe – we’ve moved into a house with no wheels! This has been 4 years in the making – Bev was already dreaming of running a smallholding when she finished work back in 2018! […]
Felt so good to be back on the road in Europe after lockdown in the UK. Two fantastic shows to banish the corona blues in Sweden, following local guidelines for live music of course – 50 people max, social distancing, etc. Can’t beat live music 😊 A warm welcome at Strandkompaniet near Ystad in southern
Good afternoon at Ginger Music studio yesterday, things moving along with the new album. The title is…. Brass Neck! There are 10 tracks…4 we play in our live set, but I promise you’ve never heard them like this!2 are from my secret stash – it’s 17 years since I last recorded anything and I’m always
New Album! It’s been a long, long time coming, but I’m very pleased to say a new album is on the way. 10 original songs, arranged in styles loosely inspired by various shades of the blues over the last century. It starts off with echoes of the Mississippi delta – stomping resonator slide guitar and
On our last night in Sweden, I played the opening set for the Wild West night at the Bison Farm at Gate, near Hjo on lake Vättern. We stayed there a few days before the event and I saw the poster – listing the headline bands ‘plus ???’. I asked if they’d sorted the ???
“Can anyone remember what they were doing 100 days ago?” I started into my story at the Västervik Live Songs and Stories event, to a friendly crowd of Swedes in the historic and picturesque Båtmansgränd (the old boatmen’s houses). April 9th was ‘day 1’, when we left Newcastle and started our new life in the
I spent one rainy day looking ahead at our possible route and googling for cool bars and venues to approach for gigs. I really liked the look of Nostalgija vintage cafe bar in Ljubljana. We only had the one possible free night – the 23rd May, a Thursday. They normally have live music on Fridays
As we were nearing Slovenia, I tried a facebook message to a bar – Caffe Galeria – in Piran that has live music. I’d messaged once already, in English, with a bit of a wordy intro, links to a few videos and some vague dates. No reply, but now we’d got more exact dates, I