Films featuring live performances from 2018

Journey Part 1 - Live performances

  • 09/09/18: Out of the blue
  • 09/05/18: Another journey
  • 11/04/18: What's in a life
  • 08/04/18: Wreckage
  • 11/03/18: Panyan
  • 10/01/18: Journey - capo 2
  • 09/01/18: Panyan - extract

  • 09/09/18: All of the time
  • 10/06/18: Spides and snakes
  • 07/06/18: The question
  • 13/05/18: Sanity
  • 09/05/18: Do you see the future
  • 11/04/18: Xeroxed armies
  • 11/04/18: Me and my uncle
  • 18/03/18: Something to believe
  • 18/03/18: Inside of you
  • 11/03/18: My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home
  • 20/02/18: The future's so vague - extract
  • 11/02/18: Life sentence Part 2
  • 11/02/18: Life sentence Part 1
  • 14/01/18: Standing room only
  • 14/01/18: Tomorrow's children
  • 10/01/18: Norwegian wood with Monica
  • 10/01/18: Xeroxed armies
  • In 2018 I've played live 65 times

    In 2017 I played live 87 times and durring the year I performed 62 different songs from my catalogue.

    Elephant & Castle - 09/09/18 Photo: Ray

    13/11/18 - 501
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

        • Wreckage
        • Routine
    See Manus's Blog.
    My 500th open mic night - Six Bells - 30/10/18 Photo: Lisa
    My 500th open mic night - Six Bells - 30/10/18 Photo: Lisa
    My 500th open mic night - Six Bells - 30/10/18 Photo: Lisa
    30/10/18 - 500
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

  • My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home
  • Life's a race
  • Toast for one

    It was my 500th open mic night - I was MC and ran the sound desk. See my Blog. See my Facebook post.
  • 16/10/18 - 499
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • The man
      • Sanity
    On the sound desk
    See Jason's Blog.
    Six Bells - 16/10/18 Photo: Lisa
    Six Bells - sound man duties - 16/10/18 Photo: Heather
    02/10/18 - 498
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

    • On paper wings
    • Insomniac's dream
    Six Bells - 02/10/18 Photo: Heather
    18/09/18 - 497
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • It's only my time
      • Xeroxed armies
    On the sound desk. See Keith's Blog.
    12/09/18 - 496
    The Wheatsheaf
    , Willingdon

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • All of the time
      • Journey
      • Spiders and snakes
    It was Kings Head night, but there was an incident! So, we headed down en masse to Willingdon for an enjoyable evening.
    09/09/18 - 495
    Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    2 songs at Open night

    A new guitar and Heather joined me on flute for the first time. Click on song title for video.
    Elephant & Castle - 09/09/18 Photo: Ray
    04/09/18 - 494
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

    • I like to be sad
    • What's in a life
    I was on sound desk duties. It was comedy songs night, so I picked a couple of my funny songs! See Ella's Blog.
    Six Bells - 04/09/18 Photo: Heather
    26/08/18 - 493
    Bluebell Roots
    , Arlington

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Journey
      • Ghosts
      • Toast for one
    A lovely venue, good food, with entertaining and diverse music. The evening had a great vibe. x
    21/08/18 - 492
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

        • Routine
        • Panyan
    I was on sound desk duties. Heather joined me on Panyan - I'd been in the studio the previous day with Matt Martin recording the verses on Panyan. See Jason's Blog.
    Routine at the Six Bells - 21/08/18 Photo: Heather
    Panyan with Heather at the Six Bells - 07/08/18 Photo: Lisa
    08/08/18 - 491
    The Kings Head

    Lower Horsebridge

    3 songs at Open night

      • All alone
      • Out of the blue
      • The future's so vague
    A couple of oldies from 1995 and a second outing for my latest number.
    The Kings Head - 08/08/18 Photo: Heather
    07/08/18 - 490
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Angry young man
      • Out of the blue
    I was MC and opened with the first song I'd ever written (in 1986) and recorded (in 1989) and then played my latest song (number 100) for the first time. Heather kindly agreed to write the Blog.
    The Six Bells - 07/08/18 Photo: Heather
    17/07/18 - 489
    The Six Bells

    Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

    • Me and my uncle
    • Spiders and snakes
    A couple of covers from the Great American Songbook. I did the sound - see Blog.
    08/07/18 - 488
    Elephant & Castle

    Lewes

    2 songs at
    Open night

  • I like to be sad
  • Sorry
  • On the desk at The Six Bells - 26/06/18 Photo: Heather
    26/06/18 - 487
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

    • Fade and disappear
    • Scrapheap blues
    On desk duties and gave Fade and disappear its first outing for some time. Lisa and Heather joined me on Scrapheap Blues. See Lisa's Blog.
    The Six Bells - 26/06/18 Photo: Lisa
    10/06/18 - 486
    The Elephant and Castle

    Lewes

    2 songs at Open night

    Click on song title for video.
    The Elephant and Castle - 10/06/18 Photo: Ray
    07/06/18 - 485
    The Bay Hotel
    , Pevensey

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • The last song
    • Music of the road
    • On paper wings
    Three songs from my 'The Last Song' album.
    The Bay Hotel - 07/06/18 Photo: Heather
    29/05/18 - 484
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

            • Run
            • I can't make it shine
            • Toast for one
    Shared desk duties with Clive and gave two of my 20th Century songs their first outing of 2018. Finished a good evening with mass participation on Toast (Frank, lead guitar & Jason, Lisa & Heather on BVs). Well done to Keith Willson on running his first night as MC. See Keith's Blog.
    The Six Bells - 29/05/18 Photo: Lisa
    The full Six Bells Committee - 29/05/18 Photo: Heather
    15/05/18 - 483
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • I want to learn
      • Hanging on
    I was on the desk all night and made a bit of a hash of my first song. Followed up with a final test for 'Hanging on', as I'm recording it tomorrow. See Jason's Blog.
    The Six Bells - 15/05/18 Photo: Lisa Jackson
    On the desk at the Six Bells - 15/05/18 Photo: Lisa Jackson
    13/05/18 - 482
    The Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    2 songs at Open night

    Really good night of music - Helga and her flute joined me on Sanity and Lisa did BVs on both songs. Click on song title for video.
    Kings Head - 9/05/18 Photo: Ray
    Elephant and Castle with Helga and Lisa - 13/05/18 Photo: Ray
    Elephant and Castle with Helga and Lisa - 13/05/18 Photo: Ray
    09/05/18 - 481
    The Kings Head

    Lower Horsebridge

    2 songs at Open night

    A chilled and enjoyable night. Click on song title for video.
    03/05/18 - 480
    The Bay Hotel

    Pevensey

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • All of the time
    • Insomniac's dream
    • Ghosts
    A relaxed and enjoyable evening.
    The Bay Hotel - 2/05/18 Photo: Paul Watson
    02/05/18 - 479
    The Wheatsheaf
    , Willingdon

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • I like to be sad
    • Little red car
    • Sanity
    Noisy night - one for the singalong covers brigade.
    01/05/18 - 478
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Insomniac's dream
      • On paper wings
    It was the annual singer songwriter night and I was MC. See my Blog for the full story.
    17/04/18 - 477
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Wreckage
      • Routine
      • Ghosts
    Simon wasn't well, so Clive was MC, I did sound and Ella wrote the Blog.
    16/04/18 - 476
    White Horse Folk Club
    , Deanlands

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Panyan
      • What's in a life
    Keith Willson was there, so I asked him to join me on Panyan. Finished with a gentle dig about men tuning guitars.
    11/04/18 - 475
    The Kings Head

    Lower Horsebridge

    3 songs at Open night

    The latest venue for Frank's night. Big room, good acoustics and I opened with a cover! Click on song title for video.
    Kings Head - 11/04/18 Photo: Ray
    08/04/18 - 474
    The Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    2 songs at Open night

    An eclectic and entertaining mix of performers. I opened with a brand new song, only finished earlier in the day, 'Wreckage' and then I gave my autobiographical number, 'Quiet man' a rare outing. Click on song title for video.
    Elephant and Castle - 08/04/18 Photo: Ray
    04/04/18 - 473
    Buskers
    , Crowborough

    3 songs at Open night

      • My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home
      • Life's a race
      • Journey
    Played the first two songs from Me and my Martin, as that was the starting point of my 21st century recording experience. I closed with what will be the opening song off my next album, 'Journey Part 1'.
    Life's a race at Buskers - 04/04/18 Photo: Joseph Peters
    03/04/18 - 472
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

        • Journey
        • Another Journey
    On soundman duties. I'd taken a bit of a break (2-weeks) from the live stuff and had focused on the initial recordings for the new album, 'Journey Part 1'. I therefore played the open two songs that will feature on said album. See Ella's Blog for report.
    20/03/18 - 471
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • Funked up country
      • Something to believe
      • I went to America
      • Life's a race
    On soundman duties. I gave another couple of my songs their first outing for quite a while. See Clive's Blog for report.
    18/03/18 - 470
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

    Goodbye Green Man: A first outing this year for these three songs. Sadly, it was too noisy again. It's a good night on the social side, but I'm not enjoying playing, which is a real shame. I'll probably give it a miss from now on. Click on song titles for videos by UK Ray.
    Goodbye Green Man - 18/03/18 Photo: Ray
    11/03/18 - 469
    The Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    2 songs at Open night

    Keith Willson joined me on Panyan. I filmed my two songs with my GoPro - click on the song name for the videos.
    Panyan in a cap at the Elephant and Castle - 11/03/18 Photo: CJM
    07/03/18 - 468
    The Wheatsheaf
    , Willingdon

    4 songs at Open mic night

        • Sanity
        • Tree
        • Tick tock
        • Toast for one
    Noisy night - Jayne joined me on Toast.
    06/03/18 - 467
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

    • Tree
    • My son, from baby, child to man
    On soundman duties. See Blog for report.
    Six Bells desk - 6/03/18 Photo: CJM
    04/03/18 - 466
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    4 songs at Open night

    • Tree
    • My son, from baby, child to man
    • Paul
    • What's in a life
    Back in the bar, which is too noisy for my style of unplugged music. Revisited some songs that I hadn't played for quite a while.
    01/03/18 - 465
    The Bay Hotel
    , Pevensey

    5 songs at Open mic night

      • I like to be sad
      • Sanity
      • It's only my time
      • Little red car
      • Life's a race
    Still frozen and snowed in, but I ventured out and down to the seaside. See Facebook for a film of me doing Little red car.
    28/02/18 - 464
    The Wheatsheaf
    , Willingdon

    7 songs at Open mic night

      • I like to be sad
      • The man
      • Mendacious cowboy
      • Ghosts
      • Journey
      • Mr Songwriter
      • Toast for one
    Jayne joined me on Mr Songwriter.
    26/02/18 - 463
    White Horse Folk Club
    , Deanlands

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Zero Fahrenheit
      • Xeroxed armies
    Snow stopped play - I was on early and got my two songs - it was snowing heavily outside, so most people just got one song before we all headed home at 9:30 - I enjoyed the drive home, very serene. Tuesday at the Blackboys was cancelled due to the weather conditions.
    20/02/18 - 462
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Always there
      • The future's so vague
    I was MC and played my old Shadow electric guitar, it gave me a chance to revisit two old songs that don't really lend themselves to acoustic. It was a great night with 15 performers. See my Blog for a full report and the video above is an extract with an audio tweak!
    Me and my Shadow at the Six Bells - T-shirt from 1994 - 20/02/18 Photo: Ella Moonbridge
    18/02/18 - 461
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    3 songs at Open night

      • Angry young man
      • Mr Preacher man
      • Many ways to pay
    More fun with my old songs - opened with 'Angry young man', the first song I ever wrote and only the second time I've played it live since recording it in 1989. See Facebook for more.
    Green Man - 18/02/18 Photo: Dave Moore
    14/02/18 - 460
    The Cross in Hand

    3 songs at Open night

      • Road song
      • Fun of the fayre
      • Toast for one
    More eccentric mayhem with Frank - played in the round this time. Thanks to help from Lisa, I got everyone to join in (BVs and or guitar) on Toast. See Facebook for more photos.
    Toast for one at Cross in Hand - 14/02/18 Photo: Ray
    13/02/18 - 459
    The Blackboys

    6 songs at Open mic night

    • Life sentence Part 1
    • Fun of the fayre
    • Road song
    • Life sentence Part 2
    • Life's a race
    • Sanity
    A chance to play - always enjoyable.
    Duke of York - 12/02/18 Photo: Sue Stevens
    12/02/18 - 458
    The Duke of York
    , Tunbridge Wells

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • Xeroxed armies
    • The last song
    • Music of the road
    Not the most attentive audience, but a nice evening, with a talented 12 year old boy doing his first open mic night - a change from the usual old guys with grey beards & acoustic guitars!
    11/02/18 - 457
    The Elephant and Castle

    Lewes

    2 songs at Open night

    Click for the story behind these songs, which explore the true story of a murder commited in 1983. And click on the song titles to view Ray's live You Tube films.
    Life sentence at the Elephant and Castle - 11/02/18 Photo: Ray
    09/02/18 - 456
    Eight Bells
    , Jevington

    4 songs at Open mic night

    • Journey
    • Guardian angel
    • Life's a race
    • Toast for one
    Five Bells: Andrew Millen helped me out with some percussion & lead guitar. Eight Bells: A fun night of madness with Little Red.
    Eight Bells - Jevington - 9/02/18 Photo: Steve Alder
    08/02/18 - 455
    Five Bells
    , Chailey

    7 songs at Open mic night

    • Guardian angel
    • What happened to our love
    • Get yourself a good time
    • Many ways to pay
    • Life ain't been easy
    • Little red car
    • Toast for one
    07/02/18 - 454
    Buskers
    , Crowborough

    3 songs at Open night

    • You're gone
    • On paper wings
    • All of the time
    A good audience and that gives you a chance to put some feeling into the songs.
    Buskers - 7/02/18 Photo: Joseph Peters
    06/02/18 - 453
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Many ways to pay
      • Life ain't been easy
      • Right for me
    Revisited some old songs, closing with a very rare outing on piano. The video on the left is me playing the song in 1991 with Red Delta. See Jason's Blog and my Facebook for photos.
    Many ways to pay at the Six Bells - 6/02/18 Photo: Lisa Jackson
    Right for me on the piano at the Six Bells - 6/02/18 Photo: Lisa Jackson
    04/02/18 - 452
    The Green Man

    Ringmer

    2 songs at Open night

  • Get yourself a good time
  • What happened to our love

    Noisy - Decided to try a couple of my old Rock Hopper songs from the 1980's.
  • 01/02/18 - 451
    The Bay Hotel
    , Pevensey

    4 songs at Open mic night

    • Insomniac's dream
    • Journey
    • Ghosts
    • Toast for one
    Down by the sea and a new venue for me. Forgot me specs, borrowed Jayne's bifocals which were different.
    The Bay Hotel, Pevensey - 1/02/18 Photo: Paul Watson
    31/01/18 - 450
    The Wheatsheaf

    Willingdon

    6 songs at Open mic night

    • Life's a race
    • Journey
    • Little red car
    • Ghosts
    • What's in a life
    • Toast for one
    5-years between my 1st and my 450th live performance.

    Same guitar & costume, same venue, same soundman & same opening song, Life's a race.

    Thanks to Simon Watt for the company and to Andrew Millen for running both evenings. I haven't aged a day! x

    5-years between my first and my 450th live performances - The Wheatsheaf - 30/01/13 - 31/01/18 2018 Photo: Simon Watt
    30/01/18 - 449
    The Blackboys

    5 songs at Open mic night

    • Tick tock
    • You're gone
    • King of the flies
    • Life ain't been easy
    • Journey
    29/01/18 - 448
    White Horse Folk Club

    Deanlands

    2 songs at Open mic night

  • My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home
  • Hanging on

    Last but one on and for various reasons that seemed appropriate I opened with my mum song.
  • White Horse Folk Club - 29/01/18 Photo: Simon Joslin
    23/01/18 - 447
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Ghosts
      • Tick tock
      • View from a window
    I played the opening three tracks from my album, View from a window. See Simon's Blog on the Six Bells Folk & Blues Club website.
    I borrowed Simon's Martin - Six Bells - 23/01/18 Photo: Simon Watt
    21/01/18 - 446
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    2 songs at Open night

    • All of the time
    • Hesitation blues
    I was joined by various friends on my first song and then did a cover - my interpretation of an old Hot Tuna classic.
    All of the time at the Green Man with Helga, Lisa & Dave - 21/01/18 Photo: Ray
    Hesitation blues at the Green Man - 21/01/18 Photo: Ray
    The Blackboys was my ninth different open mic in ten days and I had intending to do a couple more over the next two days, but was hit with the dreaded man-flu and was therefore out of operation for the rest of the week.
    16/01/18 - 445
    The Blackboys

    7 songs at Open mic night

    • Diary
    • The last song
    • Music of the road
    • On paper wings
    • Xeroxed armies
    • Toast for one
    • Life's a race
    15/01/18 - 444
    The Duke of York

    Tunbridge Wells

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • Insomniac's dream
    • On paper wings
    • Ghosts
    My first time at the Duke of York since 12/12/16.
    14/01/18 - 443
    The Elephant and Castle
    , Lewes

    2 songs at Open night

    A packed night with loads of great performers doing their thing. Ray was filming so I picked a couple of songs that I rarely perform. Click on song titles for videos.
    Standing Room Only at the Elephant and Castle with Jayne, Lisa & Jason - 14/01/18 Photo: Ray
    12/01/18 - 442
    The Eight Bells
    , Jevington

    7 songs at Open mic night

      • I like to be sad
      • Ghosts
      • Sanity
      • It's only my time
      • Insomniac's dream
      • Toast for one
      • Little red car
    11/01/18 - 441
    The Five Bells
    , Chailey

    6 songs at Open mic night

      • I like to be sad
      • Ghosts
      • Sanity
      • It's only my time
      • Insomniac's dream
      • Toast for one
    A new venue for me.
    Norwegian Wood with Monica Ross at Cross in Hand - 10/01/18 Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    Xeroxed Armies at Cross in Hand - 10/01/18 Photo: Ray Whiteway-Roberts
    10/01/18 - 440
    The Cross in Hand

    2 songs at Open night

    Another bonkers night with Frank! Ray was there filming, click on the song titles for his videos. I also did a unreahearsed (where to put the capo?) version of Norwegian Wood with Monica on vocals
    Panyan with Keith Willson at the Six Bells - 9/01/18 Photo: Ella Moonbridge
    Life's a race at the Six Bells - 9/01/18 Photo: Ella Moonbridge
    Panyan down at the Six Bells - 9/01/18 Photo: Ella Moonbridge
    09/01/18 - 439
    The Six Bells
    , Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Life's a race
      • Panyan
    A good turn out for the first Bells of 2018. Keith Willson joined me on Panyan - see Facebook for an extract. See Ella's photos above and her Blog. x
    08/01/18 - 438
    White Horse Folk Club

    Deanlands

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Journey
      • Another journey
    Always well attended by regulars, who enjoy a mainly covers based evening. I tried 'Journey' with a capo on fret 2 and it works better.
    Deanlands - 8/01/18 Photo: Heather West
    07/01/18 - 437
    The Green Man
    , Ringmer

    4 songs at Open night

      • Journey
      • Another journey
      • Routine
      • Toast for one
    A great evening to launch a new year of music. Lots of participation on Toast. x
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