Films featuring live performances from 2019

  • 28/03/19: Paul
  • 22/01/19: Ghosts
  • 22/01/19: Tick tock
  • In 2019 I've played live 37 times

    My mission for 2019, is to try and play all of my songs without repeating too many of them - wish me luck.

    09/07/19 - 544
    The Six Bells

    Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Another lonely man
      • Life sentence part 2
    Back on track with the mission and past the 80 song mark. I then accompanied Heather on Norwegian wood. Blog
    Six Bells with Heather - 9/07/19 Photo: Lisa
    06/07/19 - 543
    Renaissance art show

    DC1, Eastbourne

    14 songs at cafe art show

    • Journey
    • Sanity
    • Insomniac's dream
    • Little red car
    • What's in a life
    • Another journey
    • Spiders and snakes
    • The young ones
    • Toast for one
    • My mum, Alzheimer's
    • All of the time
    • Fantasy
    • Journey
    I'd been asked by a friend to play some music at an art show in Eastbourne. I played for about an hour. Fantasy was played on their sound system via Bluetooth.
    Renaissance art show - 6/07/19 Photo: Jamie
    Punnetts Town with Simon & Martin - 5/07/19 Photo: Heather
    05/07/19 - 542
    Village Hall
    , Punnetts Town

    5 songs at Open mic night

    • My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home
    • What's in a life
    • Little red car
    • Going down the road feeling bad
    • Norwegian wood (Heather vox)
    Back in Punnetts Town, a good audience and some help from Simon (sax), Martin (bass) and finished with Heather singing Norwgian wood. x
    22/06/19 - 541
    The Runt In Tun

    Heathfield

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • I like to be sad
    • Little red car
    • Spiders and snakes
    First time at this local pub. Packed & noisy Saturday night - kept it up-tempo and finished with a cover!
    Run In Tun - 22/06/19 Photo: Heather
    The Wheatsheaf - 12/06/19 Photo: Heather
    13/06/19 - 540
    The Wheatsheaf

    Willingdon

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • Insomniac's dream
    • Sanity
    • White man rock and roll
    Another noisy night, so 3 thumpers, a flat-out performance and one more song ticked off the list.
    Big ending at the Wheatsheaf - 12/06/19 Photo: Heather
    11/06/19 - 539
    The Six Bells

    Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

    • Falling from glory
    • Skeleton
    Another enjoyable evening. I'd worked quite hard getting these two songs ready for their one-off performance. Lisa's Blog
    Six Bells - 11/06/19 Photo: Heather
    06/06/19 - 538
    The Bay Hotel
    , Pevensey

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Desire
      • Routine
      • What's in a life
    Went on early and gave three more songs their first outing of 2019 and got a good reaction from the room. I've now ticked off 75 of my songs. Feeling happy x
    What's in a life at the Bay Hotel - 6/06/19 Photo: Heather
    05/06/19 - 537
    The Wheatsheaf

    Willingdon

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • Always there
    • Little red car
    • Toast for one
    Busy & noisy night, so kept it up-tempo and got a pretty decent response from the audience.
    The Wheatsheaf - 5/06/19 Photo: Heather
    Six Bells - 28/05/19 Photo: Heather
    28/05/19 - 536
    The Six Bells

    Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

    • Dangerous moonlight
    • Excuse me
    Thanks to Ella for running the 'folk music' themed evening. I had the rare experience on 'Excuse me' of getting the room to sing along, including some lovely harmonies. A real buzz. x Blog
    With Ella at the Six Bells - 28/05/19 Photo: Heather
    23/05/19 - 535
    The May Garland

    Horam

    3 songs at Open night

      • Cry
      • Unwanted fruit
      • Toast for one
    Joseph's last night running the evening - 2 more songs and I had a request for 'Toast for one' and was joined by Frank on harmonica and Heather & Emily on BVs - great fun. x
    May Garland - 23/05/19 Photo: Heather
    Toast for one - May Garland - 23/05/19 Photo: Joseph
    14/05/19 - 534
    The Six Bells

    Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

  • Tomorrow's children
  • Stories to be told

    Enjoyable evening and 2 more songs revisited, including a very rare outing for 'Stories to be told'. See Simon's Blog.
  • Six Bells - 14/05/19 Photo: Heather
    View from a window - Bay Hotel - 2/05/19 Photo: Heather
    02/05/19 - 533
    The Bay Hotel

    Pevensey

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • View from a window
    • There comes a time
    • Insomniac's dream
    Not much fun, went on late and got heckled. See Facebook for more.
    Bay Hotel - 2/05/19 Photo: Paul Watson
    World leaders at the Six Bells - 30/04/19 Photo: Heather
    30/04/19 - 532
    The Six Bells

    Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • Dream
    • Mask
    • Little red car
    A new T-shirt and 2 more songs ticked off from my mission. See Keith's Blog.
    Six Bells - 30/04/19 Photo: Heather
    25/04/19 - 531
    The May Garland

    Horam

    3 songs at Open night

      • I can't make it shine
      • The question
      • Sorry
    An enjoyable evening of unplugged acoustic music and a chance to explore three more songs from my back catalogue.
    May Garland - 25/04/19 Photo: Heather
    16/04/19 - 530
    The Six Bells

    Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Fade and disappear
      • Journey
      • Mr Preacher man
    My annual singer songwriter night. Well attended with some great songwriters doing their own thing. See Heather's Blog.
    Six Bells - 16/04/19 Photo: Heather
    Six Bells singer songwriter night - 16/04/19 Photo: Heather
    04/04/19 - 529
    The Cove House Inn

    Portland

    1 song at Open night

      • I like to be sad
    Something a bit different in Portland: we listened to this lot doing some great trad music, Heather then joined in and did a couple of songs and then I got them to play along with one of mine. Good fun. x
    The Cove House Inn, Portland - 4/04/19 Photo: Heather
    Inspecting an old Martin at the Cove Inn - 4/04/19 Photo: Heather
    02/04/19 - 528
    The Six Bells

    Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • Many ways to pay
      • Scrapheap blues
    Got some old and new friends to help me out with 'Scrapheap blues'.

    See Manus's Blog.
    Six Bells with Mark, Martin, Heater & Lisa - 2/04/19 Photo: Peter
    28/03/19 - 527
    The May Garland

    Horam

    4 songs at Open night

    Respectful audience and a chance to explore some of my story songs. Click on song title for live performance videos.
    The May Garland - 28/03/19 Photo: Heather
    27/03/19 - 526
    The Wheatsheaf

    Willingdon

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • I went to America
    • Haunted by the night
    • My son, from baby, child to man
    3 more songs with a 5-piece pick-up band, featuring: Heather (BV), Paul (electric guitar), James (keyboard), Ray (cajon) & Terry (bass). A bit crazy, but good fun.
    The Wheatsheaf with band - 27/03/19 Photo: Becky
    Punnetts Town with Simon - 23/03/19 Photo: Heather
    23/03/19 - 525
    Village Hall

    Punnetts Town

    5 songs at Open night

    • I like to be sad
    • Ghosts
    • Toast for one
    • All of the time
    • Spider and snakes
    Something a bit different: a packed village hall and a chance to try and entertain. Thanks to Simon (sax), Martin (bass) & Heather (flute & BVs). I really enjoyed the evening.

    I've failed on my mission to not repeat any songs, but needs must - I'll get back on track next time out.

    Punnetts Town with Heather - 23/03/19 Photo: Simon
    Punnetts Town - 23/03/19 Photo: Heather
    Six Bells with Martin Lee on bass - 19/03/19 Photo: Heather
    19/03/19 - 524
    The Six Bells

    Chiddingly

    4 songs at Open mic night

      • Something to believe
      • Inside of you
      • Farewell my love
      • Toast for one
    Martin Lee joined me on my whole set with his ukulele bass, whilst Simon played some great soprano sax on 'Farewell my love'. I did 'Toast for one' to close the evening, with both Martin & Simon, plus Heather and Becky on BVs. A great evening. x

    See Manus's Blog.
    Six Bells with Martin & Simon - 19/03/19 Photo: Heather
    13/03/19 - 523
    The Wheatsheaf

    Willingdon

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • A face from the past
      • News
      • Mother nature
    Another noisy night and I started with a couple of my obscure songs that seldom get a live outing.
    Wheatsheaf - 13/03/19 Photo: Becky
    All alone at the Elephant and Castle with Martin Lee on bass ukulele - 10/03/19 Photo: Heather
    10/03/19 - 522
    Elephant and Castle

    Lewes

    3 songs at Open night

      • Zero Fahrenheit
      • Road song
      • All alone
    A quiet, attentive audience - therefore a chance to play some of my more sensitive songs. Martin Lee joined me with his bass ukulele on All alone.
    Elephant and Castle - 10/03/19 Photo: Heather
    07/03/19 - 521
    The Bay Hotel

    Pevensey

    3 songs at Open mic night

    • Do you see the future
    • Mr Songwriter
    • Wrong place wrong time
    A bit noisy for what I do, but it was great to be joined by Jayne on Mr Songwriter.
    Mr Songwriter with Jayne at the Bay Hotel - 7/03/19 Photo: Heather
    05/03/19 - 520
    The Six Bells

    Chiddingly

    4 songs at Open mic night

          • King of the flies
          • It's only my time
          • Standing room only
          • What happened to our love
    A quiet night and a chance to play four songs. It was great to have my son, Matt in the audience. See Clive's Blog.
    The Six Bells with Matt Martin - 5/03/19 Photo: Heather
    The Six Bells - 5/03/19 Photo: Heather
    28/02/19 - 519
    The May Garland

    Horam

    3 songs at Open night

      • The man
      • Quiet man
      • I want to learn
    Unplugged and relaxed. Played the final two songs from my album, 'The last song'. And 30 years on from recording it, 'I want to learn'.
    The May Garland - 28/02/19 Photo: Heather
    The May Garland - 28/02/19 Photo: Heather
    27/02/19 - 518
    The Wheatsheaf

    Willingdon

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Get yourself a good time
      • Guardian angel
      • Run
    Busy night, but I enjoyed it and I had a bit of cajon to keep me focused on the beat. Borrowed Heather's guitar.
    The Wheatsheaf - 27/02/19 Photo: Heather
    21/02/19 - 517
    The Wheatsheaf

    Willingdon

    2 songs at Open night

    • Angry young man
    • Toast for one
    Busy and loud night, not great for what I do. Started with the first song I ever wrote and recorded.
    The Wheatsheaf - 21/02/19 Photo: Joseph Peters
    10/02/19 - 516
    Elephant and Castle

    Lewes

    3 songs at Open night

    • Tree
    • On paper wings
    • Diary
    Relaxed evening and a chance to play three more songs off my album, 'The Last Song'.
    Elephant and Castle - 10/02/19 Photo: Heather
    07/02/19 - 515
    The Bay Hotel

    Pevensey

    2 songs at Open mic night

    • Fun of the fayre
    • The last song
    Busy night with loads of people and performers. I went on first.
    The Bay Hotel - 7/02/19 Photo: Heather
    05/02/19 - 514
    The Six Bells

    Chiddingly

    3 songs at Open mic night

          • Bicksie bear
          • Right for me
          • Xeroxed armies
    Simon joined me on 'Bicksie' with his soprano sax and Heather played piano on 'Right for me'. I just stood on the mic and sang, a first for me. I was back in my comfort zone with guitar for my final song. See Ella's Blog.
    Six Bells with Simon - 5/02/19 Photo: Heather
    Six Bells with Heather & Simon - 5/02/19 Photo: GoPro
    Wheatsheaf - 30/01/19 Photo: Heather
    30/01/19 - 513
    The Wheatsheaf

    Willingdon

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • Music of the road
      • Mendacious cowboy
      • Social media
    Audience not very attentive and quite noisy, so kept it up-tempo - did my best.
    29/01/19 - 512
    Crown & Anchor

    Eastbourne

    2 songs at Open mic night

      • My mum, Alzheimer's and the care home
      • Life's a race
    Upstairs - monthly folk club and a room full of performers and listeners. A chance to play my mum song. Nice evening.
    Crown and Anchor - 29/01/19 Photo: Heather
    May Garland - 24/01/19 Photo: Heather
    May Garland - 24/01/19 Photo: Heather
    24/01/19 - 511
    The May Garland

    Horam

    3 songs at Open night

    • All of the time
    • Life ain't been easy
    • Funked up country
    Unplugged - very relaxed and a chance to play three diverse songs.
    Wheatsheaf - 23/01/19 Photo: Heather
    23/01/19 - 510
    The Wheatsheaf

    Willingdon

    3 songs at Open mic night

      • I like to be sad
      • Insomniac's dream
      • Little red car
    A different challenge - busy (noisy) pub. Kept it up-tempo - good fun.
    22/01/19 - 509
    The Six Bells

    Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

        • Ghosts
        • Tick tock
    I was on sound desk duties again. Simon joined me with his soprano sax on 'Ghosts'. I played 'Tick tock' with my metronome, just like on the recording - see videos (right), as featured on the new Six Bells You Tube site. See Simon's Blog.
    Six Bells with metronome - 22/11/19 Photo: Heather
    08/01/19 - 508
    The Six Bells

    Chiddingly

    2 songs at Open mic night

            • You're gone
            • Sanity
    First live performance of the year and I was on sound desk duties. Simon joined me with his soprano sax on 'Sanity' - great fun. See Keith's Blog.
    Six Bells with Simon Farmer on sax - 8/11/19 Photo: Jason
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