‘Backstage pass baby!’
It’s been a while since my last Blog post I confess maybe a slight oversight on my behalf but also just because the last few weeks/Months have been somewhat odd.
Since my last post I have had played at Lattitude Festival managed to convince a Violinist Holly Speight to accompany me at some shows including the affore mentioned Lattitude Festival. I’ve been offered endorsements by Nineboys Guitars (The guys who make my main Guitar) A Capo company G7th also have endorsed me and even D’Addario Strings sent me some complimentary strings and a tuner.
Now I admit this may not seem like much and part of me knows it isn’t really on the grand scale of life but it is a great way to continue to afford to play and of course the exposure through it all is always a bonus. That said the small boy in me can’t help but think ‘Cool’ but mainly any kind of recognition is very humbling.
Enough of the advertising!
Gigs have been coming along at an amazing rate of offers and I’ve even had to turn some down, now thats a new on me!
One exciting offer that I did take was the opportunity was the Norwich Sound and Vision Festival that takes place on 10th to 12th of October. A great one to be involved with and a really great line up of both local and National Artists sharing the billing. I’m really pleased it means I get to see Ghost Poet and Nina Nesbit to name just a couple. You can find out more here www.norwichsoundandvision.co.uk
I’ve met some wonderful and many other people of the past few months and have really loved every minute of it.
From Photographer and Poltical ally Richard Shashamane to local songriter Chad Mason, Beatboxer Josh’Differential‘ Hyland, Holly Speight Violinist, Chris Walker of Matchbox Heroes, Tom Cox Songwriter, Judi Daykin local promoter Actress and Folk Music guru!
Not to mention continued my ongoing friendships with Richard Penguin local music guru and Future Radio Presenter. Steve and Jan Howlett who run the amazing ‘Grapevine Nights at Bedfords in Norwich. Jason Burgess another keen promoter of Acoustic music and ocassional lender of PA! I know I will ahve forgotten someone my scatty seive of a brain will always function this way but all of those reading this know I appreciate each and everyone of you! anyway you know who you all are!
I played a gig at an Ancient Protected Wood Land “Wrongs Covert” by the light of Oil Lamps and the setting sun through the tree tops (a real highlight for me) Headlined a wonderful candlelit set at Geldeston Locks, Sutton Staith festivial ‘Staithing Alive’ raising money for The British Heart Foundation. Various Open Mics music Festivals a headline slot in the the centre of my old home town Wymondham, it’s been a ride.
“Wrongs Covert Stage in the Woods”
‘Performing at Steve Howletts Grapevine @ Bedfords’
Still the ride goes on, not only in this ‘Musical Life’ that this blog is mainly concerned with but Family too from my Beautiful ever patient partner Claire has supported me constantly even through her own personal health issues she’s been a rock and encouraged me all the way along. My wonderful daughters Kayleigh and Neave who constantly bring colour and light into my world. I am truly blessed, I know at times I forget this get down or annoyed grumpy even! (anyone who knows me well will be smiling right now) but I really do know how lucky I am to have you all in my life.
Alongside that my Illustration work is taking leaps and bounds and gaining interest too.
So there’s a brief(ish) explaination of whats been going on, I will try and continue up dating more often from now on even it’s just to share some photos of whats been going on.