Singing With The Gamo ...In Ethiopia

In a wee break from #SongsForTheStayingHome (more coming later in the new week) there's a new video launching tomorrow (Monday 30th March) after my journey to Ethiopia with Wycliffe Bible Translators last year. It was an honour to collaborate with…

Songs For The Staying Home... Shirts !

It's occurred to me early on ....that in recording multiple videos for general viewing consumption, one requires a chance of clothing now and then - y'know, so that you don't think that I never wash...or that I'm a one trick…

Songs For The Staying Home...

Songs For The Staying Home... 

Greetings Everyone, The times they are a changing. I'm sure these past few days have been a shock for all of us. That we will come out the other side of it -…

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ALL SAINTS, ANNIVERSARIES & ART

We conjour up the darkness and forget about the light. The day after the night before I find myself a year older and experiencing the ever widening gap between what I know and what there is to be known. But…

TELLING THE PEOPLES STORY ....

I've just finished a series of three gigs here in the North East predominantly drawing on material from The Seam collection. The common link between all three events was 'community'. In each case the organisation or people who organised the…
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THE LAND OF OAK & IRON : SUNDAY 10th JULY

In a couple of weeks time I'll be taking to the stage in Blaydon to the west of Newcastle, to share some of the songs from The Seam project alongside The Felling Brass and pupils from Prudhoe Community High School…
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INSPIRATION: HOW DO I SEE IT....

INFINITE PIE – THE PODCAST INTERVIEW 

So here’s the thing. In many ways I’m reluctant to talk about the creative process because it can begin to suggest to people that there’s only one way to go about it. Everyone…

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INSPIRATION: BETH NEILSEN-CHAPMAN

Beth Neilsen Chapman is a songwriter I’ve learned a lot from over the years. A few years ago I got to see her deliver a songwriting masterclass in Gateshead. She was on top form and only a prior booking for…

INCENDIARY TO TEALIGHT



AN OBJECT OF REMEMBRANCE 

During 1941 the Luftwaffe and it’s bombers targeted Belfast for Blitzkrieg. With it’s extensive ship building and munitions industry the city was considered worthy of attention. Unfortunately for it’s residents the authorities had considered Belfast…

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CHRISTMAS ACOUSTIC TOUR 2015

BROMLEY, LONDON

FRI 27th NOV 2015, DOORS: 7.00pm
Advent & Art, Bromley Baptist, Bromley, BR1 3HJ
BOOKINGS & INFO: VENUE WEBSITE
Solo gig: NINE LESSONS TOUR in association with Bromely Baptist Church and Bromley Arts Society

HOUNSLOW, LONDON

SAT 28th

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AUTUMN TOUR DATES 2015

GARETH’S AUTUMN TOUR DATES 2015

SUN 6TH SEPT 2015, 2.45PM: BELLINGHAM
BAAFEST, Brownrigg, NE48 2HR
TICKETS: BAAFEST Website 01434221235

FRI 18TH SEPT, 7.30PM: HORSLEY
The Hearth, Horsley, Northumberland, NE15 0NT
TICKETS: 01661853563 The Hearth Website
PLEASE NOTE: due to personal

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SUMMER TOUR DATES 2015

MINING INSTITUTE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
WEDS 24th JUNE 2015, DOORS: 7.30PM
Mining Institute, Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1SE
TICKETS & INFO: 01912332459
200th Anniversary Commemoration Concert of The Heaton Main Disaster
With Johnny Handle, Benny Graham, Bethany Ellen…