I’m very excited to be performing after nearly four years the album If? in it’s entirety on Thursday 31 May 2018 doors are at 7.30pm at the Finborough Arms, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED (nearest tubes West Brompton 5 minutes / Earls Court – 7 minutes).
Mark with whom I co-wrote the album and is performing has had a long career in the music business as a manager and managed some of the finest artist I have known including John Cale and the wonderful BJ Cole. Richard an exceptionally talented and versatile violinist and future star in his own right has performed with Nigel Kennedy and does extensive work at Abbey Road along with his own excellent band The Lost Revellers.
This is a one off performance of the album If? The album tells a story and it covers a period of my life which is now over. It’s my most personal album and it’s only 30 minutes long. Amazingly and finally I have some copies of the album for sale! If anyone has bought one and wants one posted for free please let me know.
I asked John Crampton to headline the night. Without a doubt he is perhaps the most underrated guitarist performing in the UK right now as well as a terrific blues proponent. I was looking for Ry Cooder and Davey Graham and I got a little bit of them both in John Crampton.
The night is a night of the blues seeping into indigo it will be a little unusual.
I think it’s going to be busy so get there early. In the meantime I have some postcards of Earls Court when it hosted The Naval, Shipping and Fisheries Exhibition in Earls Court in 1905 with the Hiram Maxim Captive Flying Machine and The Imperial Austrian Exhibition in 1906. It’s amazing to think Earls Court where this gig is being held was host to such marvels xxx