Pakistan Part One: The Squagel

20th January 2014

I arrived in Karachi yesterday after a long flight, my lasting memory of which was ordering something called a Squagel whilst in transit in Dubai* airport. How I decided on ordering this particular culinary marvel I’ve no idea. I was tired and hungry and there were flashing neon lights with pictures of food on them. 'It's a square bagel. Makes sense when READ MORE

The Enigma Of Nic Jones

29th September 2013

It's a huge thrill to finally get to see Michael Proudfoot's excellent Nic Jones documentary, which had its TV premier on BBC4 on Friday night. A bit of talking and playing from me in there and it's a real honour to have been involved. It's wonderful to see how the life of this great storyteller has itself become a great READ MORE

Celebrating Sanctuary

17th June 2013

I had a great time yesterday playing with Lucky Moyo, a Zimbabwean singer who I've been collaborating with as part of Celebrating Sanctuary, itself an event that forms part of Refugee Week, a week-long series of events to promote the cause of refugees within the UK. The day kicked off for me at 6am making my way to New READ MORE

Free guitar tab!

12th April 2013

Calling guitar players: I get lots of interest in and questions about my guitar arrangements and so I've decided to start transcribing the stuff for you. Kicking off with 'Dreams Are Made Of Money' available here. Enjoy!

March Tour: Thanks!

1st April 2013

As the March section of my tour draws to a close I'd just like to say a big thank you to everyone who came out to the shows. I've been all over from Lancashire to Dorset this time, and it isn't really over yet; I have plenty more shows coming up in April and May. Keep an eye on the READ MORE

Canadian Tour Blog: Part Three

3rd October 2012

After a few days of songwriting and the showcase on Sunday night, Monday brings a welcome day of rest and relaxation for me. But while I'm out wandering around Charlottetown and taking in the sites, my agent Terry O'Brien - along with many other international agents -  is busy having meetings here with Canadian promoters as part of the READ MORE

Canadian Tour Blog: Part Two

23rd September 2012

After a productive first day writing Catherine and I were raring get stuck in on day two, but not before a morning of interviews including a stint on the radio; CBC 1, the 'Mainstreet PEI' show with Karen Mair.   We chat about Music PEI and the exchange project, and I even get to spin some tunes on 'SpinTime' (sort of READ MORE

Canadian Tour Blog: Part One

20th September 2012

So I made it across the pond safely, Air Canada even allowed me to take my guitar in the cabin on the first flight - from Heathrow to Halifax, Nova Scotia - which saved an anxious wait at baggage reclaim. I then had a 4-hour wait in Halifax for the short flight over to Prince Edward Island, my destination. I READ MORE