Tag Archive: liverpool

Jan 29

A Tribute to Pop, my Granddad


I 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. “You’d best get off now Pop” says Mum. Pop waves her …

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Apr 02

My Very First Shakespeare – Really!

I’ve never seen Shakespeare before. Really! I’m not even messing. I didn’t get him at school. Maybe because Shakespeare at school was getting a 14 year old shy lad to stumble through the verse. I tried reading him myself. It still didn’t work. I confessed as much to a social enterprise leader who I was …

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Mar 13

Radical Folk Gig For The 96


I am proud to be performing an hours set at the radical folk gig for the 96 on Saturday March 30th at The Casa. The National Union of Teachers is sponsoring this fundraising gig. The event is fringe event of the NUT’s National Conference and is open to the public. Click here to get your …

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Jul 06

New Liverpool Gig Announced


For those of you keen to see me playing in Liverpool again, I’ve just confirmed a booking with Barry Briercliffe at Liverpool’s Studio Two in August. Every year the outstanding Italian guitarist Adriano Arena flies over to Liverpool to do a series of UK shows with Barry and this show is the Liverpool date. Also …

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Dec 02

I Am Santa On Sunday

Well I’ve got my Santa suit and yes I look very silly in it. I’ll be running 5k in it on Sunday too, so I’ll be sweaty and silly. But all in a good cause, so please sponsor me. The idea is to donate 1% of your monthly pay Or if you’ve not got it …

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Sep 28

New Liverpool Venue Launches Tomorrow With A Twist

A couple of weeks ago I accepted an invite to have a sneak preview of a brand new Liverpool venue that launches tomorrow and is open for business from Friday night onwards. The venue is called The Brink and is located at the heart of Liverpool’s music scene, in trendy Parr Street. They are actively …

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Sep 02

Otis Gibbs Playing In Liverpool

Fans of left wing music are in for a treat on Tue 20th September when Otis Gibbs comes to The Phil. If you thought that the days of rambling folk artists akin to Woody Guthrie, Jack Elliott or Bob Dylan were as dead as the American dream they we’re out searching for, then Otis Gibbs …

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Aug 09

Singing At Liverpool Bloody Tuesday Commemoration

On Monday (August 15th) I’ll be singing as part of the Liverpool Bloody Tuesday Commemoration. This is the 100th anniversary of the day that two unarmed Liverpool men were shot dead by soldiers on Vauxhall Road during the 1911 Transport Strike. The soldiers had been sent onto the streets to help put down the strike …

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May 29

Calling All Kopites: Help Needed

This one is off topic in terms of music, but I’m involved in a social history project surrounding Liverpool Football Club. I’m wanting your photos (and vids if you have them) that relate to supporting Liverpool Football Club in the 1960s. You can upload any pictures and files by clicking the link here and using …

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Apr 18

My Fifties Liverpool Film At FACT (Mon 25 April)

As well as my usual stuff of writing songs and singing my little head off, I’ve also been doing some film making this past year as part of social enterprise Great Stories. The result is the film “My Fifties Liverpool” which will be shown at FACT on Monday April 25th at 6.30pm The project has …

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