The last two weeks have been great for the Russell's teapot ep. The hometown show was a great success, Phil Jackson from BBC Southern Counties has been showing his support on the radio and Charlene Soraia at the wedgewood rooms was a cracker. I'd like to thank all the people that have bought the EP and interacted with me online it means a lot and it's fundamentally why I do it. It's nice to meet people who quote lyrics and say the music has affected them in some way. Last Saturday I played at the new Pie &Vinyl shop that's opened in Southsea completely unplugged. Phil Jupitus came in moments after and the store was busy all day. Congrats to them guys for bringing something that was greatly needed to the city. Here's some pics from the last two weeks. More dates and news soon. A new track called "Lucky" is being recorded this week....x
I Alone featuring Leonie Tremain TREMAIN has been selected for a play by Phil Jackson on BBC Southern Counties this week as you can listen HERE at about 1hr 42 mins into the show. Many thanks to Phil for that hes always supported what I do and it doesn't go unnoticed and is appreciated.
Im going to be playing this years Nick Drake Gathering In Tanworth-In-Arden again this year more news on that soon. Always a pleasure and an honor...
A big shout out to a new cafe/shop that has just opened in Southsea called Pie & Vinyl HERE a small record shop with good food and its great. Just what Southsea needed I urge you to check it out. They are having a record day this Saturday the 21st April and I will be playing at 2pm to celebrate the opening.
Various exciting things have been added to the gigs page with a lot more dates to be added soon :-)
Two songs are already written for the next EP with a surprise in mind if i can pull it off its going to be quite something....Im aiming for a summer release of that as i want a trilogy of EP's out this year, so get on Russell's Teapot whilst its still fresh! Gotta keep those wheels turning!
And last but not least this weeks CHARLENE SORAIA support at the Wedgewood Rooms on Thursday 19th April (this Thursday!) message me for cheap tickets. Its a sit down acoustic event that should be special.
Id like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to the Spring Arts Centre in Havant on Thursday night. It was a fantastic audience as ever in that venue, and a real joy to play. Its rare as a songwriter you get to play gigs with such an attentive audience and its always a pleasure to play at the Spring.
Hope your enjoying the new EP "Russell's Teapot"
An Introduction to CHARLENE SORAIA
CHARLENE SORAIA @ The Wedgewood Rooms 19th April( £7 through me)
Im supporting the lovely Charlene Soraia at the Wedgewood Rooms this Thursday. It wasn't in the gig list as its been a late billing but I do have cheaper tickets so please message me for them If you would like to go.
Ive played with Charlene a couple of times and I can honestly say she is astonishing. She recently has been thrust into the public eye with her cover for the Twinnings tea advert, but she is so much more than that. I dont want to be-little the success she has had with the cover but her own material is leagues above it and "Moonchild" her album, is a fantastic piece of work. I urge you to come and see her perform as she is a fantastic player too.