News

10th September 2017

 

Many thanks to Stu Who? and Steven Clark for a great benefit show at Dram last night. Thanks to the audience's generosity, we raised £400 for The Re-Tune project.

 

20th November 2017

 

I've started to record a new album of songs - to be called 'It Takes All Kinds'.

 

I'm working with Patrick Bullen who is not only an extremely accomplished musician, but also an inspiration and a great sound engineer. So far, we've got the bones of four tracks down and fairly clear ideas about the rest.

 

The songs included are . . .

 

It Takes All Kinds, title track, which is a reflection on social media during campagns about issues like referenda.

 

Duncan And Brady. This is based on real events and provides insights into a distant place and time. I've arranged a traditional song and created additional verses to get closer to the truth.

 

Attitudes Of Men. When the disaffected and oppressed become imprisoned in our peripheral vision.

 

Little Posh Kids. 99.5% of all politicians give the rest a bad name. The colour is mostly irrelevant.

 

The Badger And The Cow. Based on a real event shared with me som forty years ago.

 

Chernobyl (Fukushima). Dating back to 1986, I have extended the song in light of more recent events.

 

God In A Petrol Station. This was inspired by a friend being stood up on a date.

 

Castles By The Shore. The body of Aylan Alkurdi, a three year old Syrian child was washed up on a Turkish beach in September 2015.

 

The Gathering. Picking on minorities is easy - until they join hands together. This is also a song I have updated.

 

Bowling Green Massacre. When lies first become propoganda and then 'alternative truth'.

 

27th November 2017

 

Today, following an avalanche of requests (well, three people asked) I added a couple of videos to the home page.

 

1st December 2017

 

That's it, all lyrics for current albums now available, just click on the albums and scroll down to find.

Shows

 

20th March 2018 at 8pm

Quarter Acoustic Music Club

Quarter Booling Club

Limekilnburn Road

Quarter

Sth Lanarkshire

Ml3 7XA

 

then...

 

25th March 2018 at 8pm

The Wee Folk Club

The Royal Oak,

1 Infirmary St

Edinburgh

EH1 1LT