Jul 18

Bolton Bash For The Diggers – All Day Free Mini Festival (Sat 19 July)

boltonbashI’ll be playing this fabulous FREE all day mini festival in Bolton tomorrow (Saturday).

You’ll love it. It’s a curtain raiser for the Wigan Diggers Festival and it’s got a great range of music, poetry and comedy from 2pm til 10pm.

Jul 17

Two Dates Gone: Only Four Left – Book Me ASAP

time-running-outI wrote a few days ago to let you know that I had six gig dates available for the rest of the year.

Two of those have already been snapped up leaving just 4 left.

Jul 13

Six Dates Remaining in 2014 – Book Me Now

gigdiary2014I have six dates remaining for 2014.

It’s been a great year so far and I want to finish on a high.

So get in touch for your house gig, concert, benefit, union gig, folk club or festival.

Jul 07

Why I Am Playing For Refugee Week

refugee_weekOn Saturday 12th July I will be proudly performing a free gig as part of Festival 31. This is a festival that celebrates refugees, and the concert I’m playing at takes place in Refugee Week.

Jul 07

New Song For Coal Miners: Dig Boys Dig

MinerFaceFollowing my recent blog post, delicately titled Cut The Bullshit and Create, I’ve been making efforts to do just that myself.

The song is inspired by a coal miner from Salford who I’ve been hearing a lot about of late. I’ve never met him, but hearing about him sparked something within me.

Jul 07

The Internationale: Listen Now

INTERNATAs I travel the country doing gigs, I will often end my shows with a stirring rendition of The Internationale.

It’s a wonderful song. Whenever I’m in the doldrums, I find that a brisk walk while belting out The Internationale not only arouses some odd looks from passers by, but lifts my mood into the bargain.

Jun 25

5 Key Myths Of The Music Industry – applying the lessons of successful indie fiction writers

writepublishrepeatI’m going to let you into a secret. I want to write a novel. I’ve got an idea for it and everything. If I tell it well I think you’ll really like it.

So I’m currently exploring all sorts of stuff on writing. 

Jun 23

Cut The Bullshit And Create

the-beatles-1963130912Being a musician is really sexy.

Just imagine it. 

Picture yourself sat behind a computer sending emails out to bookers and festivals, while the sun is shining outside and your guitar is getting all dusty and lonely.

Jun 23

A Life Enriched And Enriching?

RaftTylerFor a couple of months I’ve lacked a bit of direction. It’s not like me. I get out of bed each morning looking forward to the day. But not so much recently.

Jun 16

Trades Unionists: TUC Conference, Liverpool – Book Me For A Conference Gig

Congress2014Are you planning anything for TUC Conference? It’s here on my doorstep in Liverpool this year.

It would be mad not to get me to play for you.

I know many of you will be attending TUC Conference, and organising events around it.

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