I’ve been doing my head in today trying to get my facebook music page to talk to my blog .. and I THINK I might just have sorted it .. it’s taken me all day! And I’m not entirely sure exactly HOW I did it.
Trying a new tuning – low to high D A D D B D Lovely deep resonances ..
I’m really happy to be part of the line-up for the Czech Republic’s best known Open Mic .. there’s always a great bill of artists, and also I get the chance to play my first ever solo gig in Brno 🙂
The shows are in December on Tuesday 2nd in Brno, and Wednesday 3rd in Prague
Click the photos for details.
Today after 7 years, V?ra Martinová and I ended our musical collaboration together. Radek left her band last week.
The Amplified Acoustic Band is now my main concern, but I would be happy to hear from any of my Czech muso friends, if they have projects they would like me to work on .. or even gigs to do.
Thank you for the good times
I now have a Vimeo account and I’m uploading videos to it.
This is a couple of years old .. but it’s a who am I kinda thing .. filmed and edited by my friend Geoff Tyson.
And you get to see me in shorts too 🙂
it’s been a blast … all of it. I have been around the Half Moon for more than 30 years, as a punter seeing the likes of Morrissey Mullen, Flaco Jimenez, The Home Service, Maria Muldaur and most recently Richard and Danny Thompson, and also as a muso.
My wife Zoe and I had our first hug and kiss at the Half Moon, and we returned to the Moon to celebrate the anniversary of that hug … and I even got to play there … lots.
Many of the musicians and friends who I have met through the Half Moon are still in my life .. some have become like family to me. I will always be grateful for having met them
Times change and people move on .. and so it is with music. This next gig at the Half Moon will be my last for a while, maybe my last ever. I don’t plan to play there regularly again.
So huge thanks to ALL of you .. hopefully in the future I will return to do a one-off CD launch gig .. but right now, that’s it.
There will be a support .. 3/4 of my band in Prague (the Amplified Acoustic Band) will give you an insight to where I am now and what I’m doing musically.
I saw this image on a friends facebook wall and was struck by it’s very simple truth.
I can remember as a teenager meeting a girl who was a similar age to me (I think I was 17) in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh .. she was Hungarian and spoke almost no English but she played the recorder
We played music together for about an hour, some songs we both knew Beatles, Dylan that kind of thing, and some we improvised on the spot.
kicking serious arse .. my band and I at The Half Moon in Putney AGES ago .. playing “The Man That I Am” prefaced with me wittering on about buying the CD .. so maybe 1990 (ish)
Bass Guitar -Jon Davie, Electric Guitar – the late Grahame White RIP, Drums – Geoff “Mr Time” Hemsley.
Thanks to John Richard for uploading this and the other clips