Long time no blog. Sorry about that.
Anyway, thought I’d drop a very quick post to let you know that our Diva show is returning to Hideaway this Friday and Saturday. We’ve got four fantastic vocalists including Elaine Delmar, Heidi Vogel, Sulene Fleming and Chris Royal alongside a great house band. With me in it obviously.
If you haven’t been to one of the Diva shows yet this is your chance. It’s a great opportunity to check out some of London’s top singers in one show. There’s always a range of different music to enjoy and often features brand new arrangements from our MD Janette Mason.
Here’s a video from one of last year’s Diva shows featuring the awesome Elaine Delmar…
And if that news wasn’t exciting enough for you, I’ll be back at Hideaway next weekend for our Bowie night featuring David McAlmont and Sam Obernik. I’ll probably drop a separate post about that nearer the time to remind you.
You can get more information and book tickets for the Diva shows directly from the Hideaway website, or just buy them at the door. They might sell out though so I’d get booking if I were you.
Hopefully see some of you there!
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.