Wednesday 4 April 2018

An impromptu song at last year’s Red Rooster Festival caught by Bopflix Films’ Chris Magee. Click to watch! MORE things than usual to be dealt with before breakfast…lots of emails and some stuff for the local community trust. After my porridge I...

Saturday 26 August 2017

THERE’S a few things to get done in the office then we pack the gear and merch and hit the road. We’ve a 300-odd mile drive to heather in Leicestershire where I’m playing at the Hardtail Blues Festival.  Margaret’s not feeling great so,...

Saturday 12 August 2017

OOPS…we’ve slept in for breakfast by 1/2-hour! No problem, tho’…we’re welcomed by an incredible spread of food and we have a lovely breakfast 🙂 The festival doesn’t  open ’til 1pm, so there’s a few ours to get some...

Friday 11 August 2017

A RELATIVELY early start and we leave Ponnie’s and Eastbourne to make our way to Ashford. We get there with plenty of time to spare and go for some lunch…but as we get to the international rail terminal I get the booking papers out and Margaret realises we...

Sunday 30 July 2017

UP early! Gotta get everything sorted and hit MugStock Festival by midday. My stage time on the main stage isn’t ’til 4.25pm, but we have to get parked up, loaded in and all sorted out. Old pal Paul Henry greets us when we check in at artist liaison and...

Friday 30 June 2017

ANOTHER early start to get Ted and Laurie into Glasgow for their train to London – glad we didn’t drink too much last night! Once I’ve dropped our guests off I pick up a bunch of new-design t-shirts – and a couple of experimental hoodies – from Kenny at...

Saturday 3 June 2017

IT’S roasting in the tent when we wake up…a good thing, in a way, as it means it’s nice weather! We make breakfast outside then catch up on some emails and other bits and bobs of work – looks like there’s some shows sorted for Latvia and...

Friday 2 June 2017

UP early and we get all the camping gear packed into the car…glad I got all the music stuff in last night 🙂 We hit the road for the 400+ mile trip to the Red Rooster Festival near Thetford. A couple of stops for coffee, grub and shopping and we get on site just...

Tuesday 30 May 2017

INTO Glasgow this morning. The usual routine – drop Margaret off and stop at McDonald’s for coffee and wifi! I’m on a mission today. Having researched a bit on how best to make promo downloads of my forthcoming Live at Memorial Hall album I decide to...

Thursday 30 March 2017

HERE’S someone travelling from south of the border to try out the Lowden guitar I have for sale. They reckon they’ll be here around midday so meantime I get some work done, them make a bacon weave for the pork loin I’m gonna smoke for our dinner...

Tuesday 16 August 2016

WE’RE off into Glasgow early. I drop Margaret off for her meetings and stop to grab a quick sausage and egg McMuffin en route to see Rab and Stephy. After a coffee and a blether I help Stephy with some Mac stuff then we discuss ideas for her new website that...

Thursday 28 July 2016

AFTER breakfast at the yacht club we go back to the room and get some work done…no show ’til tonight. My last show in Parnu. Our pal Martin’s staying on a  yacht moored at the club’s marina. I meet him and we take a walk into town to the...

Wednesday 27 July 2016

WE’RE up in time for breakfast at the yacht club….watermelon, cheese, cold meat, bread and lots of coffee.  The temperature’s through the roof again today and I have two shows. One at 3pm at Versus, then a main stage show at the yacht club tonight....

Tuesday 26 July 2016

  WE’RE pretty gubbed when we wake up…and we’ve slept in a bit. Not to worry, we;re soon up, dressed and on our way to Versus – ‘the blues cafe’ – the venue for today’s kick off shows for Parnu Blues Festival. We need something...

Monday 25 July 2016

THE alarm goes off just before 2am. Three hours’ sleep…uuuurgh. After a quick shower we pack the car, drive to Glasgow airport and checkin with KLM – looks like we’re good to get the guitars in the cabin…if there’s a problem they’ll...

Saturday 2 July 2016

OOOFFFT…feeling pretty broken and busted this morning. Too much whisky, hard bed and generally knackered. We head off to meet Susie for coffee in the centre of Dundee and have some lunch too. Nice to see her and catch up. There’s some stuff we forgot to...

Friday 24 June 2016

A LITTLE more work to archive all my old accounts, then a blitz on organising the to-do list and everything else. I mess around with Asana again and start pulling in all the tasks – not just from Trello, but also from the huge pile that’s been growing on the...

Wednesday 15 June 2016

WE’RE going to see a show in Glasgow this evening, so decide to kill as many birds with one stone as possible and head into the city early to make the most of the trip. I drop Margaret off then hit a McDonalds for a sneaky breakfast, coffee and free wifi. I get...

Saturday 11 June 2016

WE have a lazy morning – recovery, I guess – at Lesley’s and after breakfast and catching up with some online stuff we pack the car and make our way to Glasgow. It’s an easy load in at The Hug & Pint and nice to see engineer Doug who’s done my...

Friday 27 May 2016

HAVE to be on the ball this morning. Quite a lot to get done before we hit the road south for this evening’s show at the Dubs in the Middle Festival near Evesham. We fire through all the work needing done before we go, Margaret makes a couple of apple and...

Monday 25 April 2016

ANOTHER panic to get some stuff done before I get down to the village to take some snaps of cars taking part in the Scottish Malts rally. This is the first stop on the first day! I get there and set up a vantage point to grab some pix of the cars driving into the...

Friday 22 April 2016

AN early-ish start after a late night…Martyn drops by first thing and we head to the coffee shop for breakfast with Stuart. We’re off to Paisley Beer Festival 🙂 After a hearty plate of grub we jump in Martyn’s van and head into Glasgow, After a brief...