12 films featuring live performances from 2016

  • 08/12/16: Toast for one
  • 08/12/16: Unwanted fruit
  • 08/12/16: Cry
  • 20/11/16: Mendacious cowboy
  • 10/11/16: Ghosts
  • 10/11/16: My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home
  • 30/10/16: I like to be sad
  • 18/10/16: Life's a race
  • 13/10/16: Tree
  • 13/10/16: Leaf
  • 10/03/16: Zero Fahrenheit
  • 10/03/16: On paper wings
  • Thanks to all the great friends/musicians who played live with me in 2016, it was a blast. x

    In 2015, I'd set myself a mission to do a live performance of every song I'd ever written & recorded. I completed the challenge and ended up performing 75 different songs. In 2016 I only played 55 different songs from my catalogue, these included 'Xeroxed armies', which was the final composition for my album, 'Standing Room Only'. Towards the end of the year I introduced two new numbers, 'Cry' & 'Unwanted fruit' - they will feature on my next album.

    In 2016 I played live 100 times

    Blues at the Crown & Anchor - 26/05/16 - Photo: Little Red


    Blackboys Inn with John Oddie on 20.12.16 - Photo by: Emma Gearing
    Blackboys Inn with John Oddie on 20.12.16 - Photo by: Emma Gearing
    28/12/16 - 349
    May Garland
    , Horam

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • Unwanted fruit
      • Cry
      • Ghosts
      • Sanity

    The final live performance of 2016.
    20/12/16 - 348
    The Blackboys Inn

    2 songs at Open mic night

            • I like to be sad
            • Toast for one

    Two Worlds Collide (again): It was the Lewes Wanderers annual Christmas Pub Night crawl on bikes. We started at the Six Bells at 6:00pm and progressed via the two pubs in East Hoathly to the Blackboys, where it was also open mic night! The arrival of 20+ lycra clad cyclists filled the bar and somewhat changed the dynamic. I borrowed Dave's guitar and did a couple of my up-tempo songs with John helping out with some great slide and Paul doing a top job with his harmonica - and then it was time to leave and head to the Star for the big final shift. I got home at 1:15am - an excellent night.
    18/12/16 - 347
    The Roebuck
    , Laughton

    3 songs at Open night

    • I like to be sad
    • Sanity
    • Toast for one

    Lots of friends (including: Bart, Lisa, Helga, Ella, Vince & Chris Mansell) joined me on my set and I helped out with some acoustic bass on various other songs - great fun.
    15/12/16 - 346
    Ringles Cross Hotel
    , Uckfield

    5 songs at Open mic night

    • Sanity
    • Insomniac's dream
    • Toast for one
    • On paper wings
    • Tick tock

    Bart played Cajon on my set, Frank joined us on 'Toast' and I helped Frank out with some of his.
    13/12/16 - 345
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Cry
      • Unwanted fruit

    It was our Christmas party night, so after the regulars had done a couple of songs each we were entertained by The Conspirators - good fun and free food.
    12/12/16 - 344
    The Duke of York
    , Tunbridge Wells

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Sanity
      • Unwanted fruit
      • Insomniac's dream

    Another outing for the Christmas hat & red shirt
    11/12/16 - 343
    Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    3 songs at Open night

      • Unwanted fruit
      • Cry
      • All of the time

    A quiet night, so after we'd all done our set we sat round the fire, chatted and played songs together - very relaxed.
    08/12/16 - 342
    Uckfield Folk & Blues
    , Ringles Cross

    3 songs at Open night

      • Cry
      • Unwanted fruit
      • Toast for one

    I was running the night with Frank Zerox and finished the evening with Monica, Dave & Frank helping me out on 'Toast for one'. Thanks to Ray for filming Cry, Unwanted fruit & Toast for one and putting them on his You Tube site.
    Christmas hat time at UF&B on 08.12.16 - Photo by: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    07/12/16 - 341
    Buskers
    , Crowborough

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • Unwanted fruit
      • Cry
      • Ghosts
      • Toast for one

    I took the Martin and played unplugged.
    06/12/16 - 340
    The Blackboys Inn

    7 songs at Open mic night

      • Ghosts
      • The last song
      • Unwanted fruit
      • Tick tock
      • Xeroxed armies
      • Cry
      • Toast for one

    A first outing for my new song, 'Unwanted fruit'. John joined me on part of my set and played some great acoustic lead.
    04/12/16 - 339
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

      • Zero Fahrenheit
      • Ghosts
      • Little red car

    I was the only one in a Christmas hat! Dave joined me with some great BVs.
    01/12/16 - 338
    Ringles Cross Hotel
    , Uckfield

    5 songs at Open mic night

      • I like to be sad
      • Ghosts
      • Mendacious cowboy
      • The man
      • Toast for one

    29/11/16 - 337
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Tick tock
      • Xeroxed armies
      • Toast for one

    I was on the desk for another successful night of Bells music. John: lead guitar & Lisa BVs helped me out with my set. Six Bells Blog.
    28/11/16 - 336
    The Duke of York
    , Tunbridge Wells

    5 songs at Open mic night

      • The man
      • Ghosts
      • Tick tock
      • Mendacious cowboy
      • Cry

    27/11/16 - 335
    The Roebuck
    , Laughton

    3 songs at Open night

      • I went to America
      • Xeroxed armies
      • Sanity

    Thanks to, John: lead guitar, Helga: flute and Lisa & Dave: BVs who all helped me out on various parts of my set.
    23/11/16 - 334
    The May Garland
    , Horam

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • Zero Fahrenheit
    • Insomniac's dream
    • All of the time

    Just me and the Martin tonight, along with plenty of good music to listen to and enjoy.
    22/11/16 - 333
    The Blackboys Inn

    6 songs at Open mic night

    • I like to be sad
    • Mendacious cowboy
    • On paper wings
    • Cry
    • Standing room only
    • Xeroxed armies

    John on slide, Paul on harmonica & Dudley on bass all helped me out on various parts of my set - good fun.
    20/11/16 - 332
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

  • Mendacious cowboy
  • Cry
  • Going down the road feelling bad

    A really enjoyable evening. Dave joined me with his banjo on 'Going down the road feeling bad' and I played some rhythm guitar for Frank on one of his songs. Thanks to Ray for filming Mendacious cowboy and putting it on his You Tube site.
  • The Green Man on 20.11.16 - Photo by: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    329 - Uckfield Folk & Blues, Ringles Cross on 10.11.16
    Uckfield Folk & Blues on 10.11.16 - Photo by: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    Uckfield Folk & Blues with Lisa Jackson on 10.11.16 - Photo by: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    Thanks to Ray Whiteway-Roberts for filming my two songs and putting them on his You Tube site. Click to view: My mum, Alzheimer's and the Care Home - Ghosts with Lisa Jackson.
    14/11/16 - 331
    Duke of York

    Tunbridge Wells

    4 songs at Open mic night

    • I like to be sad
    • It's only my time
    • Little red car
    • Toast for one

    A different demographic to a lot of my regular open mic nights, with a mix of old and younger players. It's good to hear the different material and interpretation, but in the end it's still about the song.
    13/11/16 - 330
    Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    2 songs at Open night

    • Dream
    • Wrong place wrong time

    Some good music - It was a year since the terrorist attacks in Paris and it was also Remembrance Sunday. I opened with Dream which was written about the attacks in Paris and Helga played flute on Wrong place wrong time, my WW1 song.
    10/11/16 - 329
    Uckfield Folk & Blues
    , Ringles Cross

    2 songs at Open night

    • My mum, Alzheimer's and the Care Home
    • Ghosts

    It was Tony Parry's last night at the helm, as he's relocating to the West Country. He'd got a special guest artist, David Massengill and there was a full house. Lisa joined me with some great BVs on Ghosts; I then joined Frank on rhythm guitar for a couple of songs. A really good evening and we are hoping to keep it going under new management.
    06/11/16 - 328
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

  • My mum, Alzheimer's and the Care Home
  • Life's a race
  • Cry

    A really good night at the Green Man
  • 01/11/16 - 327
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

  • My mum, Alzheimer's and the Care Home
  • Cry
  • I like to be sad

    I took the Martin along to play the new song, 'Cry' and perform my mum song - it'll be four years since she died on 4/11/16.
  • 30/10/16 - 326
    The Wheel Inn

    Burwash Weald

    3 songs at Open mic night

  • I like to be sad
  • My mum, Alzheimer's and the Care Home
  • Cry

    Tried a new song, 'Cry', which I'd finished writting earlier in the day. See Facebook for the live version of 'I like to be sad'.
  • The Wheel on 30.10.16

    321 - Thanks to Ray for filming one of my song at the Six Bells on 18/10/16 and putting it on his You Tube site. Click to view: Life's a race.
    26/10/16 - 325
    The May Garland
    , Horam

    4 songs at Open mic night

    • Right for me
    • Mr Preacher man
    • Remember
    • Run

    A very rare outing on piano doing 'Right for me'.
    25/10/16 - 324
    The Blackboys Inn

    6 songs at Open mic night

    • What happened to our love
    • Get yourself a good time
    • Guardian angel
    • Mr Preacher man
    • Little red car
    • Toast for one

    I played a song from each of my first five demos, recorded between 1988-91. I was then joined on 'Toast for one' by Dudley on bass and Paul on harmonica.
    Wrong place wrong time at the Roebuck on 23.10.16 - Photo by: Monica Ross
    The Six Bells on 18.10.16 - Photo by: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    Leaf with Helga at the Green Man on 16.10.16 - Photo by: Banjo Dave
    24/10/16 - 323
    The White Horse
    , Bodle Street Green

    2 songs at Open mic night

  • My mum, Alzheimer's and the Care Home
  • I like to be sad

    A full house and I was on last
  • The White Horse on 24.10.16 Photo by Simon Joslin
    23/10/16 - 322
    The Roebuck
    , Laughton

    2 songs at Open night

      • Little red car
      • Wrong place wrong time

    I was joined on Wrong place wrong time by Bart (Cajon), John (slide), Helga (flute) & Lisa (ad-lib BVs), which was great fun, as they'd all featured on the original studio recording.
    18/10/16 - 321
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

    • Tree
    • Life's a race

    Read Ella's Blog on the Six Bells Folk & Blues Club website.
    16/10/16 - 320
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

      • Tree
      • Leaf
      • It's all over now, baby blue

    Helga joined me playing the flute part on Leaf
    13/10/16 - 319
    Uckfield Folk & Blues
    , Ringles Cross

    2 songs at Open night

        • Leaf
        • Tree

    Thanks to Ray Whiteway-Roberts for filming my two songs and putting them on his You Tube site. Click to view: Leaf - Tree
    Ringles Cross on 13.10.16 - Photo by: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    11/10/16 - 318
    The Blackboys Inn

    8 songs at Open mic night

      • Life's a race
      • Tree
      • Diary
      • Funked up country
      • Insomniac's dream
      • Xeroxed armies
      • Sorry
      • Toast for one

    John Oddie joined me with a bit of great slide work on my last three songs.
    10/10/16 - 317
    Duke of York
    , Tunbridge Wells

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • Ghosts
      • Sanity
      • On paper wings
      • Insomniac's dream

    My first time at the Duke of York
    05/10/16 - 316
    Buskers
    , Crowborough

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • The future's so vague
      • Always there
      • Music of the road
      • Toast for one

    Clive Woodman had asked me to take an electric guitar along. I dug out the old Shadow and had some fun.
    04/10/16 - 315
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • I like to be sad
      • Paul
      • Zero Fahrenheit

    02/10/16 - 314
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    5 songs at Open night

      • Inside of you
      • You're gone
      • The man
      • Scrapheap blues
      • Hesitation blues

    28/09/16 - 313
    The May Garland
    , Horam

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • The future's so vague
      • The last song
      • On paper wings

    27/09/16 - 312
    The Blackboys Inn

    4 songs at Open mic night

    • The man
    • Music of the road
    • You're gone
    • Do you see the future

    26/09/16 - 311
    The White Horse

    Bodle Street Green

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Life's a race
      • The man

    Tim joined me on cajon
    A new music night run by my friends, John Oddie and Chris Mansell. Lots of musical collaborations and I was joined by Bart on cajon, Helga on flute, John on guitar, Lisa on BV, Annie on double bass and Mike on electric piano. Great fun x
    25/09/16 - 310
    The Roebuck
    , Laughton

    3 songs at Open night

      • Hesitation blues
      • All of the time
      • Sanity

    The Six Bells - 20.09.16 Photo by: Simon Watt
    20/09/16 - 309
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

        • Ghosts
        • Music of the road

    Read Simon Watt's Blog on the Six Bells Folk & Blues Club website.
    18/09/16 - 308
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    4 songs at Open night

      • Music of the road
      • Insomniac's dream
      • On paper wings
      • All of the time

    12/09/16 - 307
    The White Horse

    Bodle Street Green

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • All of the time
      • On paper wings

    11/09/16 - 306
    The Wheel Inn

    Burwash Weald

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Life's a race
      • All of the time

    A first visit to this pub and their open mic night.
    06/09/16 - 305
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Insomniac's dream
      • On paper wings

    I was MC. Read my Blog on the Six Bells Folk & Blues Club website.
    04/09/16 - 304
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

      • The future's so vague
      • Something to believe
      • I want to learn

    29/08/16 - 303
    The White Horse

    Bodle Street Green

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Ghosts
      • Zero Fahrenheit

    24/08/16 - 302
    The May Garland
    , Horam

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • Ghosts
      • Zero Fahrenheit
      • It's only my time
      • Little red car

    23/08/16 - 301
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Quiet man
      • Johnny B. Goode

    Simon Watt was running a 1950's themed night, so I did one of mine that mentions 1958 and a classic Chuck Berry, both played on my Gordon Smith electric guitar.
    21/08/16 - 300
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

      • Guardian angel
      • Little red car
      • Sanity

    John had headed home to France and I headed down the Green Man for a bit of solo music and open mic night number 300!
    The Green Man - 21.08.16 Photo by: Monica Ross
    The Blackboys Inn Beer Festival with John Cratchley - 21.08.16 Photo by: Elizabeth Shepherd
    The Blackboys Inn Beer Festival with John Cratchley - 21.08.16 Photo by: Clara Cratchley
    The Blackboys Inn Beer Festival with John Cratchley - 21.08.16 Photo by: Elizabeth Shepherd
    21/08/16 - 299
    The Blackboys Inn

    8 songs at Beer Festival

      • Little red car
      • It's only my time
      • Sanity
      • Guardian Angel
      • Lost my mind
      • Me and my uncle
      • Life ain't been easy
      • Toast for one
    With John Cratchley and Ella Moonbridge at Helga's birthday party - 20.08.16 Photo by: Monica Ross
    With John Cratchley at Helga's birthday party - 20.08.16 Photo by: Monica Ross
    20/08/16 - 298
    Helga's Birthday Party
    , Ringmer

    My old friend John Cratchley was visiting and we had a chance to play some live music together for the first time since 1991. The evening was full of music, with numerous impromptu line-ups performing a wide range of material. I did five or six of my songs from across the years with John, along with various bits with Helga and others. It was a great evening. John and I played 'Lost my mind' the first song that Live Evil (our first band) composed. Click for a version on You Tube from 1976.
    15/08/16 - 297
    The White Horse

    Bodle Street Green

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • It's only my time
      • Xeroxed armies

    First time at the White Horse since January
    09/08/16 - 296
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Tick tock
      • Sanity
      • The young ones

    It started quiet and suddenly we had a full house - good fun. Helga played flute on 'Sanity' and I joined her on guitar on her set and we closed the evening with an all star jam version led by MC Clive of 'On the road again', which included Rupert on trumpet and Helga on flute.
    07/08/16 - 295
    Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

      • Tick tock
      • View from a window
      • The young ones

    We played in the bar with a lot of background noise, which is far from ideal for unplugged acoustic music. I played guitar for Monica on her version of Norwegian Wood by The Beatles.
    03/08/16 - 294
    Buskers
    , All Saints Church Hall, Crowborough

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • Tick tock
      • Funked up country
      • The man
      • The young ones
    I hadn't played any of my first three songs live this year and enjoyed revisiting them. I closed to great applause with a bit of hammed up Cliff!
    02/08/16 - 293
    The Blackboys Inn

    6 songs at Open mic night

      • Life's a race
      • The last song
      • Standing room only
      • Me and my uncle
      • Ghosts
      • It's only my time

    New PA speakers sounded great - A nice chilled evening of good music.
    14/07/16 - 292
    Uckfield Folk & Blues
    , Ringles Cross

    4 songs at Open night

  • Little red car
  • My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home
  • Spiders and snakes
  • I like to be sad

    A small group and a relaxed evening with lots of daft banter between songs. Frank did a bit of lead on my final song.
  • 12/07/16 - 291
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Life ain't been easy
      • Sanity
      • Johnny B. Goode

    It was reggae night, so I did a couple of my own songs reggae style. Helga played reggae flute on 'Sanity' and later in the evening I led a big band of players on 'Johnny B. Goode'.
    05/07/16 - 290
    The Blackboys Inn

    5 songs at Open mic night

      • Sorry
      • Sanity
      • Life ain't been easy
      • Xeroxed armies
      • Going down the road feeling bad

    John joined me on 'Sorry' and then I tried out a couple of my songs reggae style. To close the evening, I did a couple more songs with bass, harmonica and John on lead. Good fun.
    03/07/16 - 289
    Green Man
    , Ringmer

    2 songs at Open night

      • Xeroxed armies
      • Toast for one

    It was a quiet night at the Elephant and Castle, so three of us headed over to the Green Man and they let us do a couple of songs each. Dave joined me on BVs on my two. A great evening.
    03/07/16 - 288
    Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    3 songs at Open night

    • My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home
    • It's only my time
    • Zero Fahrenheit

    I decided to play my Mum song and followed it with a couple off the new album.
    28/06/16 - 287
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • Ghosts
      • It's only my time
      • I like to be sad
      • House of the rising sun

    I was MC again and opened with a couple of my own songs and at the end of the evening, John Oddie helped me out on 'I like to be sad'. We finished with a mass participation version of 'House of the rising sun'. My Blog
    14/06/16 - 286
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • King of the flies
      • Road song
      • Right for me

    I was MC for the evening and opened with a couple of songs off the new album with Lisa helping me on BVs. Later in the evening I played 'Right for me' on the house piano and must admit to feeling nervous! My Blog
    09/06/16 - 285
    Uckfield Folk & Blues
    , Ringles Cross

    2 songs at Open night

        • Life's a race
        • Road song

    Earlier in the evening I'd been involved in running a bike race and there'd been a nasty crash, so I didn't arrive for my music fix until 9:45. My cycling song seemed a good one to open with followed by a driving song.
    07/06/16 - 284
    The Blackboys Inn

    5 songs at Open mic night

      • It's only my time
      • Road song
      • Xeroxed armies
      • Spiders and snakes
      • Toast for one

    John did some lead work on Xeroxed and Toast
    Sanity with Helga at the Six Bells - 31.05.16 Photo by: Simon Watt
    05/06/16 - 283
    Green Man
    , Ringmer

    2 songs at Open night

        • Leaf
        • Sanity
    I hadn't played 'Leaf' in a long time and got Helga to recreate her flute part used on the original recording. Helga also joined me on 'Sanity' and then I played guitar for her on a German version of 'Where have all the flowers gone'.
    01/06/16 - 282
    Buskers
    , All Saints Church Hall, Crowborough

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • I like to be sad
      • Zero Fahrenheit
      • Spiders and snakes
    Took the Martin along and played unplugged.
    31/05/16 - 281
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Xeroxed armies
      • Toast for one
      • Sanity
    John Oddie joined me on my first two songs and then Helga played flute on Sanity. See the Six Bells Folk and Blues Club Blog for Simon Watt's report.
    Crown and Anchor - 26.05.16 Photo by: Little Red
    26/05/16 - 280
    Crown and Anchor
    , Eastbourne

    4 songs at Open mic night

    • Little red car
    • Toast for one
    • Spiders and snakes
    • The young ones
    Rowdy pub, so used the Takamine and kept the material up-tempo. Was joined by Derek on harmonica for a bit of 'Toast for one'.
    26/05/16 - 279
    Underground Theatre
    , Eastbourne

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Zero Fahrenheit
      • It's only my time
    Off the stage night with ambient room mics. A chance to play a couple of mellow songs from the new album to a quiet and respectful room on the old Martin.
    25/05/16 - 278
    The May Garland
    , Horam

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Zero Fahrenheit
      • It's only my time
      • Xeroxed armies
    During the day I'd collected the CD copies of the new album. John joined me on 'Xeroxed armies', recreating his Dobro lead part featured on the album.
    24/05/16 - 277
    The Blackboys Inn

    5 songs at Open mic night

      • Life's a race
      • Ghosts
      • Life ain't been easy
      • It's only my time
      • Toast for one
    A quiet night - Paul joined me on harmonica for my last song.
    15/05/16 - 276
    Green Man
    , Ringmer

    4 songs at Open night

        • Life ain't been easy
        • Little red car
        • Knockin' on heaven's door
        • Ghosts
    I played a ukulele for the first time, accompanying Helga's flute on 'Knockin' on heaven's door'. During the day, I'd been in the studio with Rupert & Andrea finishing off the new album and they'd popped down to the Green Man and Rupert played some lovely trumpet with me on Ghosts.
    01/05/16 - 275
    Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

      • Mr Songwriter
      • Zero Fahrenheit
      • Life's a race
    Jayne joined me on 'Mr Songwriter' and 'Zero Fahrenheit'. Another chilled and fun evening at the Green Man.
    28/04/16 - 274
    Uckfield Folk & Blues
    , Ringles Cross

    4 songs at Open night

      • It's only my time
      • Sanity
      • Toast for one
      • Me and my uncle
    A quiet evening with lots of chat and banter, interspersed with some songs.
    The Green Man - 17.04.16 Photo by: Dave Moore
    17/04/16 - 273
    Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

    • Life's a race
    • Me and my uncle
    • Ghosts
    We played in the bar - I do enjoy the Green Man evenings, very chilled with some good music friends.
    06/04/16 - 272
    Buskers
    , All Saints Church Hall, Crowborough

    5 songs at Open mic night

      • It's only my time
      • King of the flies
      • Standing room only
      • Xeroxed armies
      • Toast for one
    I played five songs from my new album, 'Standing Room Only'.
    05/04/16 - 271
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • The young ones
      • Toast for one
    It was 'funny song' night at the Six Bells - funny is not really my music bag, but I did my best Rik Mayall impression on 'The Young Ones'. Helga got 10+ of us up to sing 'Ten green bottles', we sang a verse each, I got number 5.
    03/04/16 - 270
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    4 songs at Open night

      • All of the time
      • Dream
      • Toast for one
      • Little red car

    Another fun night at the Green Man with Lisa & Dave helping me out with some entertaining backing vocals.
    Ringles Cross - 10.03.16 Photo by: Adin Aludos
    22/03/16 - 269
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Inside of you
      • All of the time
      • Sanity
    I was running the desk and it was a full night with plenty of work getting everything sounding good. Helga played flute on 'All of the time' and asked me to play 'Sanity' with her during her set and Ella joined us on acoustic bass.
    20/03/16 - 268
    Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

      • Life Sentence Part 2
      • Zero Fahrenheit
      • Xeroxed armies
    Another relaxed & fun evening with my friends at the Green Man. I played 'Life Sentence Part 2' live for the first time and was then joined by Lisa & Dave who did some great BVs on 'Zero'. Something different: I asked Dave to sing the lead vocal on 'Xeroxed' and he did a great job.
    10/03/16 - 267
    Uckfield Folk & Blues
    , Ringles Cross

    3 songs at Open night

      • On paper wings
      • Zero Fahrenheit
      • I like to be sad
    Tony Parry joined me on harmonica on 'I like to be sad'. Ray filmed these two You Tube videos: On paper wings - Zero Fahrenheit.
    08/03/16 - 266
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 song at Open mic night

      • Zero Fahrenheit
      • On paper wings
    Mike Alldridge was MC and I did the sound.
    06/03/16 - 265
    Helga's House
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at invitation night

  • My mum, Alzheimer's and the Care Home
  • Spiders and snakes
  • It's only my time

    We'd been invited to Helga's to chat, eat, drink and play some music. There were eight of us and it was a really relaxed and enjoyable evening. I played my mum song, as it was Mother's Day.
  • 23/02/16 - 264
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

        • I like to be sad
        • Xeroxed armies
    It was Singer Songwriter night and I was MC. John Oddie joined me on my two songs. Click for my Six Bells Folk and Blues Club Blog report. See Facebook for more info and photos. See the Six Bells Folk and Blues Club Blog.
    MC in the Bowler Hat - Six Bells - 23.02.16 Photo by: Simon Watt
    21/02/16 - 263
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    2 songs at Open night

      • My son, from baby, child to man
      • Many ways to pay
    09/02/16 - 262
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Xeroxed armies
      • Scrapheap blues
    A full night with plenty of great music and I was on PA duties. John the slide joined me for my set, with Jayne & Lisa adding some fun BVs on Scrapheap - and I din't roll out for home until after midnight!
    07/02/16 - 261
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    1 song at Open night

      • Toast for one
    The Elephant and Castle finished a little early and as I headed home past the Green Man, I noticed they were still playing - so I popped in and did a version of 'Toast', with Dave and Lisa on BVs, Chris Mansell on lead guitar and Monica on Kazoo - a great laugh!
    07/02/16 - 260
    The Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    3 songs at Open night

      • Run
      • The future's so vague
      • You're gone
    I started with couple of songs written in 1995 and then Jayne joined me on 'You're gone' with some great BVs.
    03/02/16 - 259
    Buskers
    , All Saints Church Hall, Crowborough

    5 songs at Open mic night

      • Diary
      • The last song
      • Music of the road
      • On paper wings
      • Toast for one
    Four songs from The Last Song, free sandwiches & cake and Pauline joined me on Cajon for Toast.
    02/02/16 - 258
    The Blackboys Inn

    14 songs at Open mic night

      • The question
      • House of the rising sun
      • Toast for one
      • The young ones
    It was a quiet night on the performer front, so I got to play 14-songs - almost a full gigs worth.
    • Xeroxed armies
    • Little red car
    • Life ain't been easy
    • Guardian angel
    • Spiders and snakes
    • King of the flies
    • I like to be sad
    • Ghosts
    • All of the time
    • Going down the road feeling bad
    Crown and Anchor - 28.01.16 Photo by: Little Red
    Xeroxed armies at the May Garland with John & Ben - 27.01.16 Photo by: Meya Rein
    Ringles Cross - 14.01.16 Photo by: Adin Aludos
    28/01/16 - 257
    Crown and Anchor
    , Eastbourne

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • Spiders and snakes
      • Toast for one
      • Mr Songwriter
      • The young ones
    Noisy pub, so I kept it up-tempo and light hearted - not my normal style! Jayne Ingles had been in the studio earlier in the week and had recorded her vocal on Mr Songwriter, so it made sense to give it a live outing.
    27/01/16 - 256
    The May Garland
    , Horam

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • What happened to our love
      • Little red car
      • Life ain't been easy
      • Xeroxed armies
    I'd written a new song during the day, 'Xeroxed Armies' and I gave it a go at the end of my set, with John Oddie on electric slide and Ben Armstrong on Cajon.
    26/01/16 - 255
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Do you see the future
      • The last song
    21/01/16 - 254
    Deanland
    , Golden Cross

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Life's a race
      • All of the time
      • King of the flies

    My first visit to play at this venue, although I did attend a cycling club awards evening there on 31/01/03!
    Deanland - 21.01.16 Photo by: Steve Alder
    14/01/16 - 253
    Uckfield Folk & Blues
    , Uckfield

    5 songs at Open night

        • Hesitation blues
        • House of the rising sun
        • I like to be sad
        • Johnny B. Goode
        • Hotel California
    A quiet night, so we played in a circle with plenty of jamming, not really my thing but I took the lead on the above collection of songs and in the end it was a nice evening and a good laugh.
    07/01/16 - 252
    The Ringles Cross Hotel
    , Uckfield

    6 songs at Open mic night

      • Ghosts
      • Standing room only
      • Toast for one
      • Little red car
      • Sanity
      • The young ones
    Jayne did some great BVs on my first 3 songs
    04/01/16 - 251
    The White Horse
    , Bodle Street Green

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • It's only my time
      • The Question

    Tim played Cajon on The Question
    03/01/16 - 250
    Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    3 songs at Open night

      • Insomniac's dream
      • On paper wings
      • Guardian Angel

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