Huge thanks to everyone involved in making our recent tour of Japan so wonderful – Rachael Dadd, ICHI, Rob Pemberton and Marcus Hamblett for their musical skills, Cow and Mouse for organising everything so well, Bunsho for great sound engineering and the people of Osaka, Tokyo, Kanazawa, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Matsuyama, Kumamoto and Fukuoka for coming to the shows! I CANNOT WAIT to come back as soon as possible. Arigato gozaimasu, matane! Osukalesamadeshita! xxx
Yesterday I handmade an EP just for the Japan tour with Rachael Dadd and ICHI. It’s a linocut and ink stamp on recycled brown card and each one includes a separate linocut tracklisting card and unique ink drawing! Three tracks, three colour options. The tracks were recorded live at Brewpub De Kromme Haring in the beautiful city of Utrecht for Onder Invloed / The Influences. We’re at on the plane now, about to fly to Helsinki then on to Osaka!
An amazing video blog called Onder Invloed / The Influences asked to film me playing a couple of covers of songs that influenced me. I chose a song by Emiliana Torrini and one by Björk – two amazing and inspirational Icelandic women! 🇮🇸
They were filmed at the wonderful Brewpub De Kromme Haring in Utrecht. You can watch them in full now, as well as a new live version of my own song Space, here:
Extremely excited to be playing Moseley Folk Festival this September along with my tour families This Is The Kit and Willy Mason!
Tickets are available here from 10am Friday 23rd March.
Had a chat with the lads at Contemporary Classical last week about 2018.
You can have a read here:
I’m playing in Willy Mason’s band for his UK and IRE tour!
If you have tickets to any of the shows, let us know and come say hello!
FEB 10 – Bristol, Cube Microplex (Matinee + Evening)
FEB 11 – Cardiff, Buffalo Bar (Matinee + Evening)
FEB 12 – Oxford, The Jericho
FEB 13 – Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
FEB 14 – Liverpool, 81 Renshaw Street
FEB 15 – Manchester, Deaf Institute
FEB 16 – Manchester, The Castle Hotel
FEB 17 – Glasgow, Glad Cafe
FEB 18 – Glasgow, Glad Cafe
FEB 19 – Newcastle, Cumberland Arms
FEB 20 – Farndale, The Band Room
FEB 21 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
FEB 22 – London, Moth Club
FEB 23 – London, Moth Club
FEB 24 – London, Moth Club
MAR 1 – Cork, Coughlands
MAR 2 – Cork, Coughlands
MAR 3 – Leap, Connolloy’s
MAR 4 – Galway, Roisin Dubh
MAR 5 – Navan, Joey Procida’s Folk Club
MAR 7 – Bangor, Studio Theatre
MAR 8 – Derry, Sandino’s
MAR 9 – Dublin, The Grand Social
MAR 10 – Limerick, Dolan’s