27th April 2014
Sorry for taking so long to update the site. The last three months I've been very busy writing new material and rehearsing some of my favourite songs by a certain UFO.
A few months ago I was invited to guest at one of Slagbank’s gigs over in Workington, Cumbria.
The guys, Buzz, Mark and Tony put together an Easter show with lots of guests at the Vine Bar, these comprised of: AWOL, 13 Stars, Andy Dodds, Dave Burn, Mike Dodd, Kieran Skully Bell & Paul Raymond.
Paul Raymond, Andy Dodds and myself would join Slagbank to do a set of UFO classics. We met up at 2pm and started the soundcheck at 3.15, We went through the set once then agreed to meet up around 8pm as Slagbank were starting their set at 8.30 and we would hit the stage at 9pm.
This is the set we played: Natural Thing, Out In The Street, Only You Can Rock Me, Try Me, Rock Bottom, Lights Out, Just Another Suicide, Love to Love, Shoot Shoot and Doctor Doctor.
Here are a couple of shots of me with the band and the great man himself! Many thanks to Kath Goodwin for the great photos!
Considering we had only played together once before, the set went extremely well. There were some very nice things said and everyone seemed to have a ball - no one more than myself! Last year I had the pleasure of playing a couple of numbers with these guys, and this year a full set of some of my fav UFO tracks. It’s a week later and I’m still trying to take it all in! A huge thanks from me to Buzz, Tony, Mark, Andy and Paul, top drawer musos and genuinely lovely guys. It’s a pleasure to know them. I also want to thank the other bands and guests from the event - the atmosphere was superb and you all did a fantastic job - not forgetting Sandra who runs the Vine Bar. I can honestly say that the hospitality was unsurpassed in my experience and I can’t wait to go back there, and that’s with or without the VIP experience that Sandra put together for us, treating like stars. Nice one Sandra! I said it last year but I’ll say it again, if I do nothing musically ever again I’d still be a happy guy!
There are some more photos from that wonderful day HERE.
So, I have a new album, Face Down In The Dirt, out on April 30th.
It's available for download here - and at £3 it’s a bargain!
What next? Well, I’m currently still writing new material and hope to have it finished by the end of the year and I’m hoping to be doing some shows in the late summer. I’ll post when I get more info.
I’ll leave you with a link to my Facebook page where you can see some video footage from the gig and some photos.
Thanks for your continued support and Keep on Rockin!