So I’m back from touring Germany with Maggie Reilly and we’re straight into a run of our Aretha Franklin show at Hideaway in Streatham. This was one of our most popular shows last year and probably my favourite one to play.
We’re featuring Nina Ferro and Brendan Reilly and some great new arrangements of some classic Aretha tunes. Stella band too including Janette Mason on piano, Billy Adamson on guitar and Westley Joseph on drums as well as a two-piece horn section. It’s gonna be rather special…
If you missed the show last time, here’s a couple of little tasters of what you can expect. First up is Nina and Brendan singing I Knew You Were Waiting For Me)
And here’s Nina performing (You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman
You can book your tickets at the Hideaway website or over the phone on 020 8835 7070.
See you there…
Good afternoon folks,
I mentioned in my previous blog post that on Tuesday I’d be playing at the marvellous Half Moon in Putney with Maggie Reilly so I thought I’d drop another quick post with some photos and a short video from the show.
We got a great crowd and it was really exciting to play another London show as the majority of our gigs are over in Germany and Scandinavia. As well as playing a lot of the material from Maggie’s latest album Heaven Sent we played all the hits and some of the more folky material from her album Rowan.
The band for this show and the forthcoming German tour next week consisted of Davie Dunsmuir on guitars, Gordon Dougal on keyboards and acoustic guitar, Tony Soave on drums and myself on bass. We were also lucky to be joined by two special guests; Stuart MacKillop joined us for a few songs, as did Alan Darby who played with Maggie back in the Cado Belle days.
And as it was a a hometown gig for me I was able to bring my Warwick Triumph bass for a few tunes in the set. Love that bass…
So the German tour starts next week. You can find all the dates on my previous post. Whilst I did manage to get a few videos from the Half Moon show, unfortunately the app I was using decided to delete almost all of them. So all I have to show you is half of Moonlight Shadow from the end of the night. Enjoy…
I expect the next post will be after the German tour. I’ll try to get some more videos in the meantime. Until then…
ps. The majority of the photos in this post were shot by Phil Ross. Many thanks to Phil for allowing me to use his photos from the show.
Sorry I haven’t posted much on the website for a little while. It’s been a tad quiet of late. But fear not; it’s all gonna start getting rather hectic soon. I’m currently staring at an unfeasibly long list of songs that need learning over the next week or so. Watch this space for some rather exciting gig announcements coming soon.
I thought I’d drop a very quick post tonight to let you know about another rare chance to see the wonderful Maggie Reilly play a show in London this week. We’ll be at the wonderful Half Moon in Putney on Tuesday 11th March and you should all come along…
This will be a great opportunity to catch Maggie before we set off on our German tour in a couple of weeks. This is the only UK show planned at the moment so don’t miss this opportunity to see Maggie play at home! And at such a lovely intimate setting at the Half Moon.
You can buy tickets via the Half Moon website
The German tour starts on the 21st at Bad Nenndorf. Here’s where we’ll be playing
21.03.2014 Bad Nenndor Wandelhalle
22.03.2014 Plauen Malzhaus
25.03.2014 Twist Heimathaus
26.03.2014 Mainz Frankfurter Hof
27.03.2014 Mannheim Alte Seilerei
28.03.2014 Müden/Aller Event- und Kulturhalle Kubus
Hopefully see you at a show soon…