I’ve got a new album all done and waiting for you to hear. Produced by Boo Hewerdine and recorded… on a phone.

Boo came up with the idea to make a record using only my phone (a Windows phone) to record with. The early demos I’d recorded in this fashion to show to Boo had a real affecting elegance and not losing that was an idea that was there in the room with us as we listened. I set about simplifying the structure of all ten songs and experimented with phone position in relation to me and the guitar/piano/voice. We then picked the most beautiful of all the (straight, live) takes and spent a long time on the mastering (Chris Pepper) and the running order.

The result is a very moving and affecting record. We’ve all been blown away by it, actually.

I asked my friend, the illustrator, Paul Blow to listen to it and see what came to him in terms of imagery. The cover you see, of the girl and the arrow and the bird, is the result. It left me speechless.

My wife came up with the brilliant title: Mobile.

We want everyone to hear this and so would like you to help us by contributing to the costs of getting an initial run of CDs pressed and of getting someone to do us a press campaign.

I hope this record sounds like your sort of record. Songs of love, life and, of course, hope.

The Crowdfunding Campaign is now live.

I would be over the moon to hear from you. BE A PART OF MAKING THIS HAPPEN.
It’s unique, it’s beautiful and it’s great. Thank you for your support.


Speak soon.


Hope Hall, Exeter

Hello you.

This Sunday (26 June 2016) I’m playing at Hope Hall in Exeter in Devon. Gonna be a great night. The amazing Jess Vincent headlining. New songs, The Red Café songs, older songs. If you can make it, it’d be great to see you. A lovely evening in store. Send you home happy.


(Photo by David Leyland)

Thursday 19 May

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(Photo: Mark Entwisle)

Hello you.

Last week we started work on a short film (a video!) to go with the title track of the new record, The Red Café. Tonight we have a night-shoot—at a café—to get the rest of it done. Directed by Graham Trott who also did the video for Being Young in 2014. Playing a piano and looking arty: it’s what I do. The edit will be on Friday and my eldest son will be in-charge. We’ll be going into the night to get it right. All being well, you’ll be able to see it on Monday. The song is one of my absolute favourites I’ve written.

This weekend I’m off up north to do an album launch gig for The Red Café with Pete Greenwood and Lisa Marie Glover. It’s at the Hyde Park Book Club in Leeds at 7.00 p.m. on Saturday 21 May. If that’s near you, it’d be lovely to see you. Truly great songs aplenty AND coffee. Come and say hello.

There’s also another launch in London at the Green Note in Camden next Thursday 26 May (link takes you to tickets). I’m sharing the bill with Jess Vincent. It’s her gig really but she’s such a nice person that she’s let me hijack proceedings. Come and see us both. We’re gonna sing something together though the rehearsal for that may be half an hour before stage time. Gonna be a fab night.

Listen, I gotta go. The Red Café is out on Monday 23 May and there’s a page here somewhere where you can order that album along with my previous records.

Be good.


The continuing adventures of me, me, me…

Hello you.

Been playing some nice gigs with Jinder, Jess Vincent and, on Tuesday just gone, Kris Drever.

Kettering and Nottingham with Jinder were knockout as ever. Main memory of that weekend however is drinking red wine from teacups till 4.00 a.m. I’m too old for this.

Last week I played a couple of benefit gigs. The beneficiaries being those poor sods stuck in Calais. One was with Jess Vincent in Bristol; happy memories of a very tired sound man. The other was here in my home town of Bridport at the Soulshine Café.

This week I was up in London doing a gig with Kris Drever. I opened one of the (sold out) shows for him at the Green Note in Camden. One hell of a guitarist and singer and some songs that land feelings that most of us find it hard to get a handle on. A really lovely audience, too.

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I’m back at the Green Note for a double-bill with Jess Vincent on the 26 May (just before The Red Café comes out on 23). Jess is such a positive force; you can’t stay grumpy in her company for long. Looking forward to it very much. We’re thinking of doing one or two songs together. Harmonies and everything.

Some nice words coming in bit by bit as people start to get review copies of The Red Café. When the choice quotes arrive, I’ll post them here for you to marvel at.

Boo Hewerdine said he’d phone today. He didn’t. I, on the other hand, bought his new CD today. That should do it.

I’ve made some nice friends in music.

Be good.



Here’s a thought on each of the eleven new songs on The Red Café (out 23 May):

Dreaming Of A Time – a song about patience and longing.

Hook On The Line – a song about hope and togetherness.

This River – a song about tipping my Dad’s ashes into the river in Lynmouth in Devon.

None Of This – a song about recovering from a mid-life crisis.

Who To Blame – a song about a mid-life crisis.

(Why Won’t My) Dreams Take Flight – a song about frustration.

The Red Café – a song about remembering and forgetting.

Sweet Valentine – a song about a love lost.

Again – a song about a love found.

Drawing A Line – a song about standing up for who you are.

Victory Lap – a song about Glen Campbell and his art.