So, Where Are We Now?

Well, we’re a week into 2021. I’ve held off doing a New Year blog post until now to give myself time to gather some thoughts and look ahead. Just when I think I’ve got something to write the news throws up some new twist or angle to life and I end up wondering where are […]

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The State of Live Music

With the majority of live events this year being cancelled or postponed, the impact on the sector and on society is huge, not just financially buton our health and wellbeing. I don’t normally venture into politics but this morning I wrote to my MP to try to raise awareness of how the lack or support […]

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Nineteen Years

Ten years ago I wrote a song called Thinking Of You.  “There comes a time to draw the line but I can’t stop thinking of you”: that was the hook. I had become fed up with being identified by what had happened to my dad. I remember feeling that I’d become ‘the guy that lost his […]

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Promised Land

Here’s a new song that has, I guess, taken over 20 years to write. I’ve sang this live a few times (before lockdown) and it’s been one of those songs that people have singled out and commented on. Here’s how it came about. I hope you read this before scrolling to the end of the […]

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The Lost Art of Lament

In March I’ll be hosting a really special week at Scargill House with Scargill’s director, Phil Stone. We’ll be looking at honest songwriting as we explore the laments in the Psalms and how they are as vital for us today as they ever have been. The week includes full board accommodation in an absolutely stunning […]

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That Was The Tour that Was!

Wow! What an incredible few months it’s been. 31 dates since the first night of the “We All Write The Songs” Spring tour and what a bunch of gigs it’s been. Everyone different and all special in their own way. I’m always incredibly humbled by the support and generosity of people and I’m so grateful […]

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A Breather

A belated Happy Easter to y’all. And a timely break to catch up, take stock and breathe. The first few months of this year have been pretty much full on, great fun, challenging and rewarding. Now I have a couple of weeks ‘off’! We All Write The Songs, the tour has been amazing. 17 shows […]

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The 2019 Spring Tour Vlog

The 2019 Spring Tour is underway and I’ve decided to Vlog each trip. Check out the Vlogs and subcribe on YouTube so you don’t miss an update! CLICK HER TO SUBSCRIBE

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Happy Days!

So what do you wish someone in that space between Christmas in the New Year? Happy days! Hope the festive season has been a good one so far and that whatever plans or dreams you have for 2019 turn out to be truly amazing. 2018 has been quite a journey. The world seems to be […]

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My Guide

The first stint of the Autumn tour is done and it’s honestly been amazing. Thanks to everyone who came out and to all the venues who stuck their necks out to let me play, we started in Scotland, headed to the south coast and then back up north. I feel like a yoyo! The last […]

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