27 Films featuring live performances from 2017

Journey Part 1 - Live performances

  • 13/12/17: Hanging on
  • 08/11/17: Routine
  • 08/11/17: Journey
  • 11/10/17: Another journey
  • 09/03/17: What's in a life



    Dngerous Moonlight
    Live performances with Dave Moore

  • 02/06/17: Excuse me
  • 02/06/17: Unwanted fruit
  • 02/06/17: Cry
  • 13/04/17: Excuse me
  • 13/04/17: Dangerous moonlight
  • 13/04/17: Unwanted fruit
  • 13/04/17: Cry

  • 13/12/17: It's only my time
  • 13/12/17: Guardian angel
  • 08/11/17: Insomniac's dream
  • 11/10/17: All of the time
  • 04/06/17: Going down the road feeling bad
  • 04/06/17: Life's a race
  • 04/06/17: My mum
  • 02/06/17: Toast for one
  • 02/05/17: The man
  • 02/05/17: Mr Songwriter
  • 09/03/17: Little red car
  • 09/03/17: Spiders and snakes
  • 09/03/17: Excuse me
  • 09/02/17: All of the time
  • In 2017 I played live 87 times

    Durring the year I played 62 different songs from my catalogue. Thanks to Dave Moore for joining me on Dangerous Moonlight and all the other friends and musicians who shared a stage with me.

    Dangerous Moonlight launch party - 2/06/17 - Photo: Joseph Peters

    Blackboys with Martin Passauer on sax - 19/12/17 Photo: Simon Farmer
    Laughs at the Green Man - 17/12/17 Photo: Jem Bardin
    Green Man - 17/12/17 Photo: Jem Bardin
    19/12/17 - 436
    The Blackboys

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • I like to be sad
      • Ghosts
    The cyclists meet the musicians - oil & water! Thanks to Martin for some great sax. See film (above) and Facebook for the full story.
    17/12/17 - 435
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

      • The last song
      • Sorry
      • Life's a race
    Relaxed Christmas cheer, good fun and too much free food!
    Christmas fun at Cross in Hand - 13/12/17 Photo: Ray
    13/12/17 - 434
    Cross in Hand

    3 songs at Open night

    A fun evening with a mince pie and chocs. Click on the song titles to see Ray's films.
    12/12/17 - 433
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • It's only my time
      • Little red car
    Christamas Party night, free food and we were entertained by Buckler's Light. See Clive's Six Bells Blog.
    10/12/17 - 432
    The Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    2 songs at Open night

      • Insomniac's dream
      • Panyan
    I'd written 'Panyan' earlier in the day and asked Ro Bodley to join me on it - see Diary for more. Insomniac's dream was filmed by Ray.
    Inaugural performance of Panyan with Ro Bodley - E&C - 10/12/17 Photo: Ray
    06/12/17 - 431
    Buskers
    , Crowborough

    4 songs at Open night

      • Journey
      • Another Journey
      • Routine
      • Hanging on
    A chance to play all four of my new songs.
    03/12/17 - 430
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

      • Journey
      • Hanging on
      • Another Journey
    Focused on the new songs.
    28/11/17 - 429
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

    • My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home
    • Paul
    It was story songs night, so I picked a couple of my true story songs. See Six Bells Blog.
    21/11/17 - 428
    The Blackboys

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Journey
      • Another Journey
      • Hanging on
    Played three of my new songs, including 'Hanging on', which I'd only finished writting earlier in the day.
    Thank you very much and goodnight - Green Man - 19/11/17 - Photo: Dave Moore
    A bit of fun at Cross in Hand - 8/11/17
    19/11/17 - 427
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

      • King of the flies
      • Zero Fahrenheit
      • Toast for one
    Everyone joined in on Toast - cajon, bass, guitars, flute, kazoo and backing vocals - good fun.
    14/11/17 - 426
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • I like to be sad
      • Journey
      • What's in a life
      • Toast for one
    I was MC - See Blog for the full story
    12/11/17 - 425
    The Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    2 songs at Open night

    • Paul
    • Wrong place wrong time
    Thanks to Lisa (BV) and Joseph (cajon) for helping me out on my song for Remembrance Sunday. x
    Remembrance Sunday at the Elephant and Castle - 12/11/17
    08/11/17 - 424
    The Cross in Hand

    2 songs at Open night

    Uckfield Folk & Blues lives on at Cross in Hand - run by Frank Zerox. Another outing for my new songs and both were filmed by UK Ray, click on the song titles to view. See Diary for more.
    Cross in Hand - 8/11/17 - Photo: UK Ray
    05/11/17 - 423
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

    • My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home
    • Journey
    • Routine
    I opened with my song about 'mum' - as yesterday, it had been six years since she died. 'Journey', has taken a while to write and I gave it a first public outing. 'Routine' has had a major rewrite and this version is now (nearly) ready for the studio. See Diary for more.
    Life as we know it at the Green Man - 5/11/17
    Mr Leatherhead at the Six Bells - MC Ella watches on - 31/10/17
    Props for Six Bells scary night - 31/10/17
    31/10/17 - 422
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

          • Ghosts
          • Sanity
    It said: 'HALLOWEEN SPECIAL open mic night - Sing a song about murder, mayhem and ghosts'. So, I got me a mask and dug out some other props and played a couple of my most suitable songs. The mask slipped up my face as the song went on, but like a good pro I kept going! See Ella's Blog for a great report and photos.
    17/10/17 - 421
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • Routine
    • On paper wings
    • What's in a life
    I was on sound desk duties. A second outing for 'Routine', which still needs some work before I record it.
    15/10/17 - 420
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

        • Routine
        • Stella blue
        • Toast for one
    A fun night and another new song, 'Routine' - see Diary for more. Dave joined me on 'Stella blue' by The Grateful Dead and as it was bit noisy, I closed with Toast.
    Toast for one at the Green Man - 15/10/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    Toast for one at the Green Man - 15/10/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    Dave tunes up for Stella Blue at the Green Man - 15/10/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    Me and my monkey at Cross in Hand - 11/10/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    All of the time at Cross in Hand - 11/10/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    11/10/17 - 419
    Cross in Hand

    2 songs at Open night

    The reincarnation of Uckfield Folk & Blues run by Mr Frank Zerox and a second outing for the new song. Both songs were filmed by UK Ray, click on the song titles to view.
    08/10/17 - 418
    The Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    2 songs at Open night

      • Xeroxed armies
      • Another journey
    I wrote 'Another journey' yesterday and thought I'd give it a first outing - it went pretty well. See Diary for more.
    03/10/17 - 417
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • Xeroxed armies
    • Ghosts
    • Standing room only
    See Simon's Blog for his take on the evening.
    Six Bells - 3/10/17 - Photo: Simon Watts
    19/09/17 - 416
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Born to be wild
      • The young ones
    We had to play songs from films, so I dug out the 'Shadow', my main electric guitar from the Red Delta era (1988-91) and along with some big distortion played a classic song from Easy Rider. See Clive's Blog for his view on affairs.
    Me and my Shadow in 1991 - Red Delta Live
    06/09/17 - 415
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Life ain't been easy
      • Life's a race
      • You're gone
    I'm taking a bit of a break from the local open mic scene and am just doing the odd evening - see Diary for more.
    Green Man - 20/08/17 - Photo: Dave Moore
    22/08/17 - 414
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

    • Tree
    • Tick tock
    MC - I wasn't feeling great, so left a bit early.
    20/08/17 - 413
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    4 songs at Open night

    • Standing room only
    • It's only my time
    • Insomniac's dream
    • On paper wings
    08/08/17 - 412
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • I like to be sad
      • What's in a life
      • Toast for one
    It was funny songs night, so I played three of my funny songs and got Ella (tambourine) and Simon (kazoo) to join me on Toast!
    25/07/17 - 411
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • Life ain't been easy
    • Little red car
    • Guardian angel
    See Ella's Blog.
    16/07/17 - 410
    The Green Man

    Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

    • Tick tock
    • Insomniac's dream
    • Spiders and snakes
    Summertime in the garden
    In the garden - 16/07/17 - Photo: Dave Moore
    13/07/17 - 409
    Uckfield Folk & Blues

    Ringles Cross

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • Insomniac's dream
    • Ghosts
    • Sanity
    Frank with me on PA duties
    UF&B - 13/07/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    11/07/17 - 408
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • Me and my uncle
    • House of the rising sun
    • Black magic woman
    It was 60's night, so I dressed the part and played covers. See Blog.
    02/07/17 - 407
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    2 songs at Open night

    • Many ways to pay
    • Xeroxed armies
    Dave & Frank helped me out on
    'Xeroxed armies'.
    Xeroxed armies with Dave & Frank - 2/07/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    27/06/17 - 406
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    4 songs at Open mic night

    • Sanity
    • Insomniac's dream
    • Ghosts
    • I like to be sad
    18/06/17 - 405
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

      • It's only my time
      • All of the time
      • Scrapheap Blues
    Very hot - we sat outside - a great evening, with the Martinettes joining me on Scrapheap Blues.
    13/06/17 - 404
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • Cry
      • Unwanted fruit
      • Dangerous Moonlight
      • Excuse me
    Dangerous Moonlight with Dave and the PA.
    11/06/17 - 403
    Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    4 songs at Open night

      • Cry
      • Unwanted fruit
      • Dangerous Moonlight
      • Excuse me
    Dangerous Moonlight unplugged with Dave.
    08/06/17 - 402
    Uckfield Folk & Blues
    , Ringles Cross

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Inside of you
      • I can't make it shine
    Frank, complete with PA was at the helm this month, as I was a late arrival after driving the lead car at a Lewes Wanderers bike race.
    UF&B art by Frank Zerox - 8/06/17
    A couple of songs at UF&B - 8/06/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    06/06/17 - 401
    The Blackboys

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • Inside of you
      • I can't make it shine
      • Farewell my love
      • Something to believe
    Martin joined my on alto sax and I played four-songs from my mid 90's album, Altered Perspective.
    04/06/17 - 400
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

    My 400th open mic night and I played the same three songs that I'd played at my first one at the Wheatsheaf Inn, Willingdon on 30/01/13. They were filmed by UK Ray, click on the song titles to view
    My 400th open mic night - 4/06/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    02/06/17 - 399
    The Roebuck Inn
    , Laughton

    5 songs at launch party

    • Cry
    • Unwanted fruit
    • Dangerous Moonlight
    • Excuse me
    • Toast for one
    We had a great launch evening for Dangerous Moonlight. Nearly 50 people filled the room and enjoyed music from six of our guests, before Dave and I performed the new EP.

    Launch Party Films - Ray Whiteway-Roberts filmed the evening for use on his You Tube channel and I've built a page with his films on. It features all the performers and three of the four songs from Dangerous Moonlight - Ray had a slight battery issue, so missed filming the title song.

    Visit albums to purchase Dangerous Moonlight on digipak CD and iTunes
    See Diary for the full story of Dangerous Moonlight

    Photos on Facebook: Photos 1 - Photos 2

    Dangerous Moonlight launch party - 2/06/17 - Photo: Joseph Peters
    Dangerous Moonlight launch party - 2/06/17 - Photo: Joseph Peters
    Dangerous Moonlight launch party - 2/06/17 - Photo: Joseph Peters
    30/05/17 - 398
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Guardian angel
      • The question
    I was on MC duties
    28/05/17 - 397
    The Roebuck Inn
    , Laughton

    3 songs at Open night

      • Remember
      • It's only my time
      • Dream
    The May Garland - 25/05/17 - Photo: Chris Mansell
    The Green Man - 21/05/17 - Photo: Dave Moore
    26/05/17 - 396
    Cafe du Jardin
    , Lewes

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • I like to be sad
      • Standing room only
      • Toast for one
    A new venue
    Quite noisy, so I kept it up-tempo and light.
    25/05/17 - 395
    The May Garland
    , Horam

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • My son, from baby, child to man
      • Remember
      • You're gone
    First outing in ages for 'My son' & 'Remember'
    23/05/17 - 394
    Crockstead Farm Hotel
    , Halland

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • Ghosts
      • Life's a race
      • Sanity
      • What's in a life
    A new venue for me - Ghosts on Facebook
    Martin played some nice sax on my set.
    21/05/17 - 393
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

      • Get yourself a good time
      • Mother nature
      • Guardian angel
    Three songs I wrote in the 1980's
    Martin played sax on Guardian angel.
    16/05/17 - 392
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Fun of the fayre
      • Life ain't been easy
    On desk duties
    14/05/17 - 391
    Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    3 songs at Open night

    • My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home
    • Life's a race
    • What's in a life
    11/05/17 - 390
    Uckfield Folk & Blues

    Ringles Cross

    4 songs at Open night

    • The last song
    • Music of the road
    • On paper wings
    • Toast for one
    Frank & Chris Night

    I was MC and played the next three songs from, 'The last Song' and finished off with Frank helping me out on Toast.
    09/05/17 - 389
    The Blackboys

    5 songs at Open mic night

    • Insomniac's dream
    • Tree
    • Funked up country
    • Diary
    • Sanity
    I played the first fours songs from my album, 'The Last Song' and then closed with 'Sanity', on which I was helped out by Helga (flute), Martin (sax) and Dudley (bass).
    07/05/17 - 388
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    2 songs at Open night

    • Tree
    • What's in a life
    02/05/17 - 387
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

              • Mr Songwriter
              • The man
    It was Country songs night and I'd asked Jayne to join me and do 'Mr Songwriter' live for the first time since we'd recorded it. I was also joined by Lisa on BVs and Martin played sax on 'The man'. I spent the rest of the evening doing the sound. Another great evening at the Bells. Six Bells Blog

    Live performances filmed by Ray Whiteway-Roberts

    Mr Songwriter - The man
    01/05/17 - 386
    The Blackboys

    3 songs at birthday party

      • Ghosts
      • I like to be sad
      • Toast for one
    I'd raced my bike earlier in the evening and then headed over to the Blackboys, as it was Paul's 70th birthday and I'd been invited to play at his party. On my set, I was joined by Martin on sax, Chris Mansell on guitar, Dudley on bass & Paul (birthday boy) on harmonica. Great evening. x
    Mr Songwriter with Jayne & Lisa - The Six Bells - 02/05/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    The Man with Jayne, Lisa & Martin - The Six Bells - 02/05/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    Sound man at the Six Bells - 02/05/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    The Six Bells - 02/05/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    26/04/17 - 385
    The May Garland
    , Horam

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Xeroxed armies
      • Sorry
      • Tick tock
    I picked three songs from three different albums, all of which had featured John Oddie's guitar on the original recordings. I asked him to join me on them live and it sounded pretty good.
    25/04/17 - 384
    The Blackboys

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • Standing room only
      • The last song
      • On paper wings
      • Do you see the future
    24/04/17 - 383
    The White Dog Inn
    , Ewhurst Green

    3 songs at Open mic night

        • Do you see the future
        • On paper wings
        • Sanity
    I travelled down with Martin, who played flute on my opening song, sax on the other two and Caroline added some drums to Sanity.
    23/04/17 - 382
    The Roebuck
    , Laughton

    3 songs at Open night

      • It's only my time
      • Life's a race
      • What's in a life
    18/04/17 - 381
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Run
      • Do you see the future
    On the desk again. Six Bells Blog
    13/04/17 - 380
    Live performances filmed by
    Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    at Ringles Cross

    Ringles Cross - 13/04/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    Ringles Cross - 13/04/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    Ringles Cross - 13/04/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    13/04/17 - 380
    Uckfield Folk & Blues
    , Ringles Cross

    5 songs at Open night

      • Cry
      • Unwanted fruit
      • Dangerous moonlight
      • Excuse me
      • The young ones
    Frank was MC and Dave and I played the four-songs from our soon to be released EP, Dangerous Moonlight. Later in the evening, I hammed it up a bit with my Cliff tribute!
    11/04/17 - 379
    The Blackboys

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • The future's so vague
      • Sanity
      • Toast for one
      • Ghosts
    Another outing for the Shadow and I used different sounds for each song. Martin joined me with some great sax on Ghosts.
    10/04/17 - 378
    The White Dog Inn
    , Ewhurst Green

    5 songs at Open mic night

      • I like to be sad
      • Ghosts
      • What's in a life
      • Spiders and snakes
      • Toast for one
    A new venue for me and a car load of us traveled out together. I was joined by John (slide), Martin (sax) and Caroline (drums).
    05/04/17 - 377
    Buskers
    , Crowboough

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • Zero Fahrenheit
      • Dangerous moonlight
      • What's in a life
      • You're gone
    04/04/17 - 376
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • The future's so vague
      • Sanity
    Something different: I took my Shadow electric guitar along. A busy night on the desk. Blog
    02/04/17 - 375
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

      • You're gone
      • Stories to be told
      • Toast for one
    I finished with everyone joining in on Toast.
    26/03/17 - 374
    The Roebuck
    , Laughton

    3 songs at Open night

    • My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home
    • Little red car
    • All of the time
    A song for mum on Mother's Day
    22/03/17 - 373
    The May Garland
    , Horam

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Life's a race
      • What's in a life
      • On paper wings
    21/03/17 - 372
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Insomniac's dream
      • On paper wings
    I was on the desk doing the sound. Blog
    19/03/17 - 371
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    2 songs at Open night

      • What's in a life
      • Johnny B. Goode
    I played Johnny B. Goode in tribute to Chuck Berry who died yesterday.

    Green Man - 19/03/17 - Photo: Dave Moore
    14/03/17 - 370
    The Blackboys

    5 songs at Open mic night

      • What's in a life
      • Cry
      • Unwanted fruit
      • Dangerous moonlight
      • Excuse me

    I'm in the studio tomorrow, where Dave is going to record the vocals on my 'Dangerous Moonlight' project. Tonight, I gave the four songs a live outing with me on vocals.
    12/03/17 - 369
    Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    2 songs at Open night

      • I can't make it shine
      • What's in a life

    09/03/17 - 368
    Videos filmed by UK Ray at Ringles Crosss

    09/03/17 - 368
    Uckfield Folk & Blues

    Ringles Cross

    4 songs at night

    • Excuse me
    • What's in a life
    • Spiders and snakes
    • Little red car

    I was MC - Facebook

    07/03/17 - 367
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

    • I like to be sad
    • What's in a life

    It was my annual singer songwriter night at the Bells. See my Six Bells Blog for report and photos.
    MC at Songwriter's Night - 7/03/17 - Photo: Chris Martin
    MC at Songwriter's Night - 7/03/17 - Photo: Simon Watt
    Uckfield Folk & Blues - 9/03/17 - Photo: UK Ray
    05/03/17 - 366
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    2 songs at Open night

    • Inside of you
    • Something to believe
    02/03/17 - 365
    The Ringles Cross
    , Uckfield

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • Get yourself a good time
    • Sanity
    • Little red car
    28/02/17 - 364
    The Blackboys

    5 songs at Open mic night

    • Get yourself a good time
    • The future's so vague
    • All alone
    • Run
    • Little red car
    26/02/17 - 363
    The Roebuck
    , Laughton

    3 songs at Open night

      • Wrong place wrong time
      • Scrapheap blues
      • Toast for one

    I selected songs that encouraged ensemble playing and had some fun with loads of musical participation.
    Toast for many at the Roebuck - 26/02/17 - Photo: Monica Ross
    22/02/17 - 362
    The May Garland
    , Horam

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Tick tock
      • Cry
      • Dangerous moonlight

    I'd been in the recording studio during the day. The first session on my new project, a four-song EP called Dangerous Moonlight.
    21/02/17 - 361
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Standing room only
      • Funked up country
      • Diary

    I was on the desk - See Six Bells Blog.
    19/02/17 - 360
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

      • Cry
      • Dangerous moonlight
      • Excuse me

    I'm booked into the recording studio on Wednesday, so it was good to give 3 of the songs a live outing with Dave on vocals.
    14/02/17 - 359
    The Blackboys

    6 songs at Open mic night

    • Music of the road
    • It's only my time
    • Me and my uncle
    • Quiet man
    • Mendacious cowboy
    • I like to be sad
    A great night of ensemble music at the Blackboys.

    I did my first four songs alone and then got John (slide), Dudley (bass), Paul (harmonica) and Martin (alto sax) to join me on my last two numbers. My kind of open mic night.

    Ringles Cross - 9/02/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    Ringles Cross - 9/02/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    Ringles Cross - 9/02/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    Ringles Cross - 9/02/17 - Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    09/02/17 - 358
    Uckfield Folk & Blues
    , Ringles Cross

    3 songs at Open night

      • I like to be sad
      • Life's a race
      • All of the time

    I was the MC - a good evening of music
    All of the time filmed by Ray for his You Tube page
    07/02/17 - 357
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • King of the flies
      • View from a window

    I was on the desk - See Six Bells Blog.
    05/02/17 - 356
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    2 songs at Open night

      • The man
      • Ghosts

    01/02/17 - 355
    Buskers
    , Crowborough

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • All of the time
      • I like to be sad
      • I want to learn

    I took the Martin and performed unplugged. I'm working through my catalogue of songs and picked numbers that I could play 100% from memory.
    The Green Man with Dave Moore - 15/01/17 - Photo: Monica Ross
    31/01/17 - 354
    The Blackboys

    6 songs at Open mic night

    • Life ain't been easy
    • The last song
    • Insomniac's dream
    • On paper wings
    • Xeroxed armies
    • Toast for one
    Another good night at the Blackboys.

    I did my first four songs alone and then got John (slide) and Dudley (bass) to join me for the last two. And to finish, we were joined by Paul (harmonica) and Martin (alto sax) on Toast, which was a blast.

    25/01/17 - 353
    The May Garland
    , Horam

    6 songs at Open night

    • Guardian angel
    • Paul
    • What happened to our love
    • Little red car
    • Toast for one
    • Life's a race
    A quiet and relaxed evening, so I decided to play some of my older songs which I'd recorded in the last century.

    The main BBC news story of the day was about Homelessness and it included the fact that there are currently 140 rough sleepers in Brighton. I decided to play Paul, a song about a rough sleeper who I worked with and who died on the streets of Brighton. Click for a bit of info about my work with the Homeless.

    Bob Melrose played some great lead on Toast for one, which was dedicated to the previous day's BBC news story about toast being bad for you and potentially giving you cancer!

    I finished with Life's a race, as I've just entered L-E-L (London Edinburgh London), a 900 mile cycling event at the end of July and you get less than 5-days to complete it - they run it every 4-years and I failed to finish it last time. It's a must do event and on my bucket list and is going to be very tough. Click for my L-E-L report from 2013.

    I do enjoy it when I can dip into my catalogue of songs and perform ones that relate to topical stuff.

    15/01/17 - 352
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    4 songs at Open night

      • Cry
      • Unwanted fruit
      • Excuse me
      • Dangerous moonlight

    A first outing for the new songs with Dave Moore doing the vocals - See Diary for more.
    08/01/17 - 351
    Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    2 songs at Open night

      • Dangerous moonlight
      • Excuse me

    Two new songs
    01/01/17 - 350
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    4 songs at Open night

      • Unwanted fruit
      • Cry
      • On paper wings
      • Xeroxed armies

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