Category Archive: Social History

Mar 07

Freddie Matthews – Free Download

This song is not mine, only the performance and the recording. It’s a traditional tune, and the words are by Ron Elliott.

It tells the true story of Hatfield miner Freddie Matthews who was killed on the picket line in 1972.

Feb 20

New Song Release: Until Midnight Tonight Only – Listen Now

DON’T WAIT. This song disappears at midnight on the 20th February 2015 as it will feature on my next album.

Jan 29

A Tribute to Pop, my Granddad


LiverpoolDockersI always thought that Pop knew the bus drivers.

Mum and I would be sat at the Walton depot on the number 46 bus, and Pop would be sat with us, chatting away carefree, as the driver got on and revved up the engine.

Aug 10

Still Ragged Film – The Casa Tomorrow (Monday)


10338551_693350400736931_2041913352906497799_oThe gang at Shut Out The Light films have produced a star studded cast for this film celebrating 100 years since the publication of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.

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.

Jun 16

The Dirty Thirty – performed by the Red Leicester Choir


10773It is more than appropriate that in the 30th anniversary year of the Miner’s Strike, the Red Leicester choir have decided to perform my song The Dirty Thirty.

Feb 14

Liverpool Love Song


p1030625It’s Liverpool in the late 1930s. A time when the life of the city is locked to the river and the sea beyond it. When half of the menfolk are dockworkers, and the other half sailors.

Aug 29

Chile: 40 Years On


Allende ChileI am deeply proud to be playing this event at the Valparaiso Restaurant in Liverpool. It takes place on Friday 6 September 2013 from 7pm.

Apr 21

Presentation of Hillsborough Cheque to the HJC


379957_10151329673461981_131547182_nI spent this afternoon with my friend Gary Kaye, the Leeds based singer, in a visit to the Hillsborough Justice Campaign shop opposite the Anfield ground.

Jan 30

The Limerick Soviet To Be Played At Limerick Soviet Exhibition

The Limerick SovietI’m delighted that my song The Limerick Soviet will be part of the forthcoming anti Austerity march in Limerick, as well as at the Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition on workers resistance on the 9th February.

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