Gearing up for the summer

Hi folks, I’m gearing up for a busy summer ahead, so thought I’d give you a quick rundown of what’s coming up, which includes a mini-tour of Kent, a tour of the Netherlands, my first gigs in Yorkshire, full-band and solo-acoustic sets at Upton Blues Festival and much more. I’m also very much looking forward to my first appearance at Elmslie House in Malvern this Friday, which you can still get tickets for here

Fri 8th June – MALVERN, Elmslie House

Sat 9th June – SOUTHAMPTON, Beer Festival, St Mary’s Stadium

Sun 10th June – PLYMPTON, The Brook

Thu 14th June – PLYMOUTH, The B-Bar

Sat 16th June – LYME REGIS, Guitars on the Beach

Tue 19th June – BROADSTAIRS, Wrotham Arms Blues & Roots Club

Wed 20th June – SEVENOAKS, Blues with Bottle Club, The Anchor

Thu 21st June – DEAL, Spooner’s Blues Club, The Alma

Sun 24th June – AXMINSTER, Axe Vale Festival

Fri 29th June – STEENDAM (NL), Podium Café Peter en Leni

Sat 30th June – EMMEN (NL), Clubhuis TC Bargeres

Sun 1st July – EMMEN (NL), Rue de la Gare

Thu 5th July – AMSTERDAM (NL), Mulligans

Fri 6th July – WORKUM (NL), Strandpaviljoen It Soal

Sat 7th July – ZUIDLAREN (NL), Grand Café Zuidlaren

Sun 8th July – EINDHOVEN (NL), ‘Tiki Hut Sessions’ at the Blue Collar Hotel

Fri 13th July – EXETER, Venezia

Fri 20th July – UPTON BLUES FESTIVAL, Upton upon Severn (Big Top Stage - band, Acoustic stage - solo)

Sat 21st July – SALTBURN BLUES CLUB, Saltburn (supporting Doug MacLeod)

Sun 22nd July – HARROGATE, The Blues Bar

Mon 23rd July – GLOUCESTER BLUES FESTIVAL, The Fountain Inn, Gloucester

Sat 28th July – EXMOUTH, Manor Gardens Free Festival

Mon 6th August – SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL, The Volunteer Inn

Tue 7th August – SIDMOUTH FOLK FESTIVAL, The Anchor Stage (band)

Fri 17th August – PLYMPTON, The Brook

Sat 18th August – LUDLOW, The Wheatsheaf

Sun 19th August – OLD BUSH BLUES FESTIVAL, nr Worcester             

The full detailed gig list can be found at Feel free to check in regularly as new dates are being added all the time.

The twice monthly residency at Colyford’s White Hart with Alan West & Steve Black is also still going strong – we’re there every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month. I’ll have to miss a couple on 21st June and 5th July, but the shows will go on of course, and I’ll rejoin them there on 19th July.

Also on Friday 15th June I have the great pleasure of guesting with the Barrelhouse Blues Band for a special show at The Exchange in Sturminster Newton. The band have invited me and my Les Paul guitar to join them on some Peter Green numbers to help mark 10 years since Barrelhouse Blues Orchestra founder-member (and Greeny fan!) Paul Hart passed away. Tickets for this show can be found at Take care and I’ll see you out there somewhere…



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