Summer 2015 gig news

Time for some more gig news from me, and I’m very pleased to say there’s plenty of it! There’s the usual array of regular solo gigs around Devon, Dorset and Somerset, plus some festival slots including the Village Pump Folk Festival and Gloucester’s Rhythm & Blues Festival this weekend, Sidmouth Folk Festival at the start of August and the Great Dorset Steam Festival in the first week of September to round things off.
Also deserving of a special mention is a couple of full band shows I’ll be playing in the first week of August, where I’ll be joined by Justin Johnson on drums and Roberto Ruiz on bass. I’ve been itching to get out and play some more shows with a full band for a long time now, and it’s a privilege to have these guys on board. On Wednesday 3rd August we’ll be playing at Sidmouth Folk Week on the Anchor Garden Stage from 9:30pm, and our first performance together will be the night before on Tuesday 2nd at ‘The Bellows’ at The Wheelwright Inn in Colyford, where Alan West & Steve Black will also be joining in the fun to play a set. Both these shows are free entry, but booking is advised for the show at The Bellows.
So here’s the full gig list for the rest of the summer. As always all the details can be found at the website
25.07.15 – Village Pump Folk Festival, Westbury, Wiltshire, 4:30pm.
Club Stage
26.07.15  – Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival @ The Fountain Inn, 7pm.
30.07.15 – The Bellows @ The Wheelwright Inn, Colyford, 6:30pm.
31.07.15 – The Brook Inn, Plympton, 8:30pm.
02.08.15 – The Dolphin, Beer, 3:30pm.
04.08.15 – Sidmouth Folk Week - The Volunteer Inn, Sidmouth, 3pm.
04.08.15 – The Bellows @ The Wheelwright Inn, Colyford, 8pm (BAND).
First full band show with Justin Johnson on drums and Roberto Ruiz on bass.
Plus Alan West & Steve Black.
05.08.15 – Sidmouth Folk Week - Anchor Garden Stage, 9:30pm (BAND).
Playing my ‘Small Town Thinking’ album in full with Justin Johnson on drums and Roberto Ruiz on bass.
06.08.15 – The B-Bar, Plymouth, 8:30pm.
07.08.15 – Scratchers (The Three Lions), Farncombe, Surrey, 9pm.
08.08.15 – The Gerrard Arms, Colyton, 4pm (with Alan West & Steve Black).
09.08.15 – The Rising Sun, Sidford, 3pm.
13.08.15 – Number 10 Bar, Bridport, 9pm.
14.08.15 – Wilderness Gathering, West Knoyle, Wiltshire, 8pm.
15.08.15 – Creative Innovation Centre, Taunton, 8pm (with Alan West & Steve Black).
16.08.15 – The Dolphin, Beer, 3:30pm.
20.08.15 – The Icarus Club @ The Pelton Arms, Greenwich, 8pm.
21.08.15 – Apple & Parrot, Taunton, 10pm.
26.08.15 – The Dolphin, Blandford Forum, 8:30pm.
27.08.15 – The Bellows @ The Wheelwright, Colyford, 6:30pm.
28.08.15 – Culm Valley Inn Real Ale & Music Festival, Culmstock, 6pm.
30.08.15 – The Dolphin, Beer, 3:30pm.
02.09.15 & 03.09.15 – Great Dorset Steam Fair, Blandford Forum.
And for the classic rock fans amongst you ‘The Perfect Strangers’ gigs keep on coming too. Here’s where me and the boys will be playing throughout the rest of July and August, which also includes a couple of shows in Sidmouth, and a gig at the Nags Head in Lyme Regis later this week where we’ll be kicking off their weekend-long beer festival…
23.07.15 – The Nags Head, Lyme Regis, 9pm.
Part of the Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week celebrations and the start of the Nags Head Beer Festival!
24.07.15 – The York Inn, Exmouth, 9:30pm.
01.08.15 – Sidmouth Folk Week - The Black Horse, 9:30pm
03.08.15 – Sidmouth Folk Week - The Volunteer Inn, 3pm.
29.08.15 – The Vintage, Wellington, 9pm.
So a busy summer ahead, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Looking forward to catching up with plenty of you and meeting some new friends along the way.
And I almost forgot…if you’re looking for some live music in East Devon TONIGHT (Tues 21st) then come along to The Wheelwright Inn in Colyford where my friends Alan West & Steve Black are hosting another “Midwinterfest Xtra” show in The Bellows, with special guests Dexeter who performed at the festival back in January. I’ll be joining Alan & Steve to play an opening set at 8pm…entry is free but booking is advised…give the venue a call on 01297 552585 if you fancy it and I might see you later!
Best wishes and I hope you all enjoy the rest of the summer,

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