NEW ALBUMS 2021
has seeen the release of two new albums. Moving Forward is a collection
of new arrangements of some old songs and Lighthouse Keeper features 17
new songs. Both albums can be bought as high quality downloads at Bandcamp for £6 each.
recording of Winter Coat from the album Old Paths To
New Places is being played on BBC Radio Kent
Thursday 20 May at 9pm. The track will be introduced
by Doug Welch who had me as a guest on his BBC Kent
Folk Show twice. You can find the programme on 96.7
and 104.2 FM, on Digital and here:
My new album, Old Paths To New Places is now
available for free listening and downloading on the
page. It's a collection of new arrangements of old
songs. For the best sound quality you can buy the
album as a download for £6 from Bandcamp.
a short radio programme for Big Ear Radio as part of
their Sessions With The Songwriters series. I talk
about songwriting in general and Paul Simon, Bert
Jansch and Jim Croce in particular. I then play my
own covers of their songs. I also talk about and
play my own song Twenty One Swans. At the end there
is a bit of general advice for aspiring songwriters.
I hope you enjoy it! Listen www.facebook.com/BigEarRadio
friend Rhys Wilson has made an excellent new
album called Moving Forward. I am very honoured
that he has not only covered one of my songs but
also made it the title track. Check it out here:
My new album
Snow In Central Park is available as a cd and
download. Below is a video with a sample from each
Opening for the John Ward Band at Beccles Public
Hall in Suffolk on Sept 28 2018
I am closing the Sunset Stage at Folk East in my role as
MC. 19 August 2018.
All Good Things is now released. It's the first
collection of new songs since Journeys in 2015. It is
available as a digital download fromBandcamp. CDs are £10 post
free, payments through PayPal
Here I am performing at the wonderful Folk East
festival in Suffolk on 20 August 2017.
I had a great 4 days at Broadstairs Folk Festival
performing in various venues, running a folk club
event and being the MC for a theatre concert. Here I
am playing in the Dickens Theatre on Saturday
evening and the following morning a very different
gig in the Old Curiosity Shop. Thank you very much
to all the people who came to see me at these gigs
and to all those who bought cds.
My Finest Hour and the Journeys album are now
available as a digital download fromBandcamp You
can buy individual tracks or a whole album for just
£8. For My Finest Hour click here For Journeys click here
Crooked Tree doing a charity gig at Gravelly Barn,
Jan 2017. Rhys Wilson on guitar and Bronwyn Ormsby
at the Cambridge Folk Festival 30 July 2016
NEW ALBUM: MY FINEST
These songs represent most of my current live set.
My intention in doing new recordings of these
previously released songs was not only to do a
“best of” collection but also to capture the feel
of a live performance with the sound quality of
a studio recording. The songs have been stripped
back to just voice and guitar with the only
addition being a bass on a few tracks. You can
listen to it on the Albums page. CDs now
UNDER THE INFLUENCE -
now on cd
My tribute album to the songwriters and guitarists
who most influenced me is now available on cd. It
comes as a free bonus album with a purchase of
either My Finest Hour or Journeys at gigs and for
online orders. For the stories behind these tracks
On Friday Dec 4 I had an
unusual gig playing at The Tiller Flat folk club below
deck on the replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship The
Golden Hind which is moored on the Thames in central
London. It was a great night.
CAMBRIDGE NEWS FEATURE This is from the Cambridge News
of 26 November 2015
UNDER THE INFLUENCE This new album is my tribute
to the singer/songwriters and guitarists of the late
1960s and early 1970s who inspired me to want to be a
songwriter and guitarist myself. You can listen to the
whole album or download the tracks for free here
Here I am playing live at the BBC Cambs
studio on Sue Marchant's Big Night In on 14 June 2015.
We had a chat about the new album Journeys, Twenty One
Swans and Sally In The Long Grass were played off the
cd and I performed Believe live. Always a pleasure to
work with Sue.
VERSION OF INVISIBLE PEOPLE ALBUM
A remixed version of the Invisible
People album is now available to listen to on the
albums page. The main change is that the album now
features the vocals of the excellent Bronwyn
REMASTERED BACK CATALOGUE
6 of my old albums have been
remastered and are available for free download on
the albums page
50th Cambridge Folk Festival, 2 August 2014.
The Guardian review of the
Pavlov's Cat album "At The Races". I played
acoustic bass, fretless electric bass, acoustic
guitar, electric guitar, mandolin and violin on the
Here I am jamming with
Henry Priestman on his song The Coolest Dance
at James Hibbins' wonderful gig
Acousticity in Colchester on 16 Oct 2010. Also
joining in at the last minute is Darren
Tansley on Cajon.
Pavlov's Cat playing
at the 2010
Cambridge Folk Festival
available for online listening since May
last year the album is now available as a
A couple of photos
by Iris Brandstatter of the March gig at
Acousticity in Colchester.
RADIO SESSION Recording a
Pavlov's Cat session at BBC Radio Suffolk to
be broadcast on the Stephen Foster show in
Appearing on BBC
regional radio show Sue Marchant's Big Night
In on Monday July 6
Some photos by
Elizabeth Pettit of a recent Pavlov's Cat
gig at Acoustic Routes
NEW ALBUM The new album, Invisible People, is now
finished. You can listen to all the tracks on
the Albums page.
FESTIVAL It was a busy festival for me in 2008. On
Thursday I did a live interview and
performance on 12 string guitar from the
festival site for the Sue Marchant show on BBC
regional radio. On Saturday I ran the Acoustic
Routes session in the Club Tent. One of
the acts booked by the festival cancelled at 5
minutes notice so I had to fill in by playing
a short solo set on the mandolin. Later I
played acoustic bass with both The Mannish
Boys and Pavlov's Cat.
OCT 2007 CD REISSUE
My 1988 album Home Town has been remastered
and is now available on cd for the first
SEPT 2007 - RADIO
On Tuesday 4 Sept I was Sue Marchant's
studio guest on her BBC Eastern Counties
Radio show. She played 2 tracks from the
new cd and I performed one song live.
On Sunday 9 Sept
I performed live on Cambridge 209 Radio as
a guest of Nik Shelton.
On stage at the
Pavilion Theatre in Cromer opening up the Folk
on the Pier Festival in May 2005.
MAY 2006 - NEW
The new album is finally here. It's taken a
lot longer than I thought it would but I
think it was worth it. It's called "Notes In
The Margin" and features 16 new songs with
backing vocals from Lisa Fitzgibbon and Liz
Simcock. Papa Sam makes another appearance
on one of my albums playing djembe and
percussion as well as singing on a couple of
tracks. There are samples on the albums
My track "Beneath
The Waves" is included on a charity CD
alongside some of the big names from the
folk world to raise money for Cromer
Lifeboat. The two disc set entitled
"Someone Was Calling" features music and
songs from artists who have appeared at
Cromer’s Folk on the Pier festival over
the last five years. There are tracks by
Fairport Convention, Show of Hands,
Oysterband, Harvey Andrews, Jez Lowe, Phil
Beer, Ashley Hutchings, John Tams, Chris
While and Julie Matthews, Bob Fox, Edward
II, Little Johnny England and many more.
For further information go to Deckchair Productions.
RUSSIAN CD RELEASE
Visotsky track, "Paradise Apples", from
the "Days Yet To Come" album has been
included on a CD release by the Vladimir
Visotsky State Center in Russia. It is a
compilation of his songs performed in all
major European languages by different
artists. At an international conference on
Visotsky in Moscow, November 2000, my
collaboration with George Tokarev was
named as the best track on the album.
POLISH MUSEUM ASKS FOR CD
Vysotsky Museum in Poland have requested
two copies of the Days Yet To Come
album which includes "Paradise Apples"
by Vysotsky. The CDs will be available
for visitors to listen to.
and the cover of the CD.
Playing to a packed
Norwich Arts Centre as support for Martin
Carthy (photo by Dave Boddy)
The Cambridge Folk
Festival audience pose for a photo! Taken
when compering on main stage one.
(photo by Sue Dilley)