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I'll be playing at Cafe Oto April 16th with Bob Theil, whom I look forward to hearing.
That's Easter Sunday, by the way, so we can hopefully soften the blow for those that found no eggs.
I will be doing a show in Rome, March 16th at "The Flying Donkey"
This concert is a fund raiser for The Italian Insider ,
one of the few remaining papers still being sent to print. And also one
of the few remaining papers that have things of any relevance to
say. For reservations and concert details go to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Good way to end the year:
Thanks to Michal Porwet in Gdansk & Marcin Barski
in Krakow for looking after me so well. It was wonderful to see both
cities again, though one day I must arrange to be there in summer. It
was very chilly.
Thanks also to John Philips for
his unexpectedly in depth review of the show for the Italian
Insider. It lent my songs a rather more generous political bent
than they've usually received, but I understand he's mainly a political
correspondent for the Times & Independent. That said, I've never
felt more political in my life than at the present time, so he was
likely interpreting my unconscious.
I should correct one detail in John's review - Though I would
have been ecstatic to have been "mentored" by Leonard Cohen, I love his
work, but in truth other than once delivering and helping him lay a
Persian rug in his Montreal apt. we only spent one night together; in
the 80s with a mutual friend and poet Bill Fury, who'd introduced us.
He was both delightful, and delightfully intelligent, qualities we
could use a lot more of in the world at the moment.
I will play at the Gdansk Art Centre, on the 27th,
Address: Jaskółcza 1, 80-767 Gdańsk, Poland
Tel: +48 58 305 40 50
and in Krakow on the 28th at Baza, 15 Florianska Str., Krakow
We will be playing at Cafe Oto: March 14th
We will also play the Colchester Arts Centre, June 30th 2016.
A huge thanks to everyone who arranged and made playing in Denmark such a pleasure:
at The Jazz House: Mads Pedersen, Rasmus Steffensen, & Andreas
Korsgaard Rasmussen, & Anders Feerup for the most amazing sound
with his collection of strategically placed & magical microphones.
A real thrill to play acoustic guitar into. As it once was before the
world of pick-ups intruded.
In Aarlborg, The Northern Winter Beat Festival at the Huset
Thanks to Michael Marino, who it gradually became clear to me not only
runs the whole festival, books it, did our sound, and ten other things,
but also has a relationship and children. And astonishingly was always
smiling!. Thanks, Michael for everything. An inspiration.
And of course, as always, Sarah & Mikkel, Blood on a Feather, who
made the both the practices & traveling as enjoyable as the shows.
And the shows were really great! We will do others!
I will be playing two shows in Denmark in January which I am very much looking forward to; both shows will be as a group with the inventive sounds and percussion of Sarah Hepburn and Mikkel Elzer of Blood on a Feather.
Friday Jan 29th at: Jazzhouse, Copenhagen
Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10, 1153 Copenhagen K
Saturday Jan 30th at: Northern Winter Beat Festival, Aalborg
25th Oct: Colchester Arts Centre 12 noon.
l'll be hosting an evening celebrating The Beatles album Revolver at the Colchester Arts Centre this sunday (25th Oct).
Playing it recently induced many eidetic and surprisingly pleasant
memories for me. I should probably play a couple of other albums
some time. The original vinyl album will be played in entirety.
17th April: Colchester Arts Centre 7.30pm
Joolie (Wood) will be singing and playing at the Colchester Arts Centre
on April 17th. Mark Kluzek (The Doomed Birds of Providence) and I will
be joining her on stage, Mark on accordion myself on electric guitar.
Joolie's voice has always held for me a special quality of unflinching
vulnerability and I always look forward to hearing it.
I think this will be the first time Joolie's had an accordion player in
her group, it works wonderfully; and Mark is real pleasure to rehearse
9th Feb: Cafe Oto 8pm
We are very much looking forward to playing again at the wonderful Cafe Oto. This set will be with Joolie Wood on violin & various things that are blown into & Ian Hothersall
on drums. It will be both electric and acoustic. I realize that it will
in fact be the first time I've played in London with a drummer since
1970. Time flies. Grimm Grimm has been kind enough to open which I am also really looking forward t.o
Another bit of Cafe Oto news. David Toop will be joining us on a couple of songs from Pass the Distance.
David and I haven't played together live for 45 years! We met up
recently to try and work out what key, if any, we'd played them in.
Once that was sorted it all seemed to fall into place wondrously
Cafe OTO, 18 - 22 Ashwin street, London. E8 3DL. Details and directions
can be found at www.cafeoto.co.uk
Dec 2nd, 2014: Colchester Arts Centre - The Arts Centre is always a luxury to play. It has lovely people and fabulous sound. This show will be with Joolie Wood & Ian Hothersal on Drums, and I will be playing a mix of electric and acoustic.
Also playing will be Fishclaw, a group I heard for the first time two months ago and loved.
Leigh-on-Sea folk festival: June 30th.
I understand there are a number of venues. I will be playing in the church at 5pm on Sunday.
Colchester Arts Centre: August 21st.
This will be with United Bible Studies & Dead Rat Orchestra
Copenhagen: Sept 5th. at Huset, with Blood on a Feather and The Great Park
I will be back in Canada Sept 17th.
Colchester Arts Centre: 12th Sept
Before I leave I will be doing a "plugged" experimental set at the Colchester Arts Centre opening for United Bible Studies. Whom I look forward to hearing. I haven't seen Alison since Nidge's birthdays party.
By "experimental" I mean only that I will be playing an electric
guitar and be playing a some songs I've not previously used mixec with
some longer and different versions of songs I have used.
I will be arriving in Montreal, Sept 24th. It will be really wonderful to see everyone again.
The Fano festival was a wonderful experience in every way; as part of the show, part of the audience, and part tourist.
Thank you Rasmus (Steffensen) for a really enjoyable and unique few
days. It was wonderful to spend as relaxed a time with so much
music and energy. The festival seemed to have worked as a very
succesful human filter. Virtually all the people attending,
either as players or audience, were talented and/or interesting and/or
delightful to be around.
I also want to thank Blood on a Feather,
(Sarah & Mikkel) for being kind enough to join Joolie and I, on top
of doing their own set. Thank you!! It worked very well and with your
permission we will do it again!
Fano Festival July 27th - 29th
Joolie and I will be playing at the Fano Festival on Fano Island, in Denmark. I am not sure which day yet.
Joolie will also be doing her own set! And Sarah Loraine Hepburn
will be playing with us. Both on my own set and on Joolie's.
Sarah played and sang with me last time I came to Copenhagen and is
We all had a really fabulous time in Spain thanks to so many people's
effort. A really big thank you to Edu at Girodisco for putting
everyone together as well as aranging the Madrid show.
Marta & Alfredo, the dinner you took us all too afterwards in
Vitorio we are still talking about. Alex thank you for an amazing
lunch, we loved your bar (and John!). Ivan thank you for
Santiago, and Brandan for his kindness, everything was so perfect. My
only sadness is that I should have stayed a little longer!
And thanks too to Nidge, for being the world's best road manager, and keeping us all sane and on-board.
May 09th - Colchester Arts Centre
Joolie, Maja and I will be doing a show at the Colchester Arts Centre.
It is one of the loveliest venues in the UK and the sound is always
wonderful there. If I'm lucky there will also be someone with one of my
favourite voices playing.
Lille and Copenhagen were both really wonderful shows and lovely places to play.
In Copenhagen: thank you
to Mads & Lasse and to Klaus at the Studenterhuset, it is the 3rd
time playing there and it has been perfect each time. And a very big
thank you to Sarah Hepburn for being kind enough to add her lovely
voice and instraments to brighten some of my songs . And thanks to Aron
and Blood on a Feather for playing.
In Lille: Thanks to
Arthur for arranging everything, and Guillaume, "Radio" Charles (I'm a
terrible interviewee!) and Le Malterie for hosting the show, Thanks to
Raphaelle for doing sound. And the incredible audience for their
warmth; your encores used up all the songs I'd rehearsed. So a
big thank you to the person who saved my life by suggesting I repeat a
In a couple of
weeks I will be heading off to Spain with Joolie (Wood), Maja (Elliott)
for the below shows. Nidge Ince will be accompanying us as our, badly
needed, tour manager.
Mar 14th - Vitorio,
Spain. Vitoria-Gasteiz's University
Mar 15th - Bermeo,
Spain. Ateneo Cultural Beleza Malandra
Mar 16th - Madrid,
Spain. Club Ganimedes "Nasti" Calle de San Vicente Ferrer, 33, 28004 Madrid
Mar 18th - Santiago, Spain Theatre Principal Compostella.
Feb 22nd - Lille, France.
La Malterie, 42 rue Kuhlmann 59000, Lille
Sam Nolin will also play. And I'm hoping he will play "Her Marshmallows were Grey" - one of my favourites
Feb 2nd - Copenhagen, Dnmrk Studenterhuset
also playing at this show will be Aron and Blood on a Feather
which I very much look forward to hearing
thank you from Joolie, Maja and myself to everyone who made the London
show what it was. That magic combination where the sound, venue, and
audience were all wonderful. Thank you James for doing such an amazing
job on sound, everyone after the show mentioned it. (I'm seldom aware
Thanks Jenna for your work, and Rich for arranging Cafe Oto. And as
always special thanks to Joolie & Maja whose voices and playing
were truly amazing.
London show: Café Oto. Saturday Dec 10th
will be with the wonderful Joolie Wood & Maja Elliott
Black Carrot will be
opening the evening
Cafe OTO, 18 - 22 Ashwin street, London. E8 3DL. Details and directions
can be found at www.cafeoto.co.uk
A 3rd night in Tokyo has now been
All dates & details are
Fri. Jan 28th - Mandra-RA2 Kichijoji, Tokyo
Sat. Jan 29th - U.F.O. Club
Sun. Jan 30th - TRAUMARIS, Nadiff,
Thur. Feb 17th - Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester
Thur. Nov 25th - Studenterhuset, Copenhagen
Also playing at this show will be: Kloster + Of the Wand &
Sept 23rd, Casa,
London: HMV Forum May 28th
Single for HMV show
Festival Toto, Musee de la
France (Faust will play on the 12th)