2019!Happy New Year! I just got back from Thailand & had to hit the ground running with two gigs my first weekend back. On Saturday doing my “Roy O” tribute & then played guitar with the wonderful “Fayne & the Cruisers” at the Leith Dockers 60’s roadshow alongside the “Hipple People”. The cruisers are one of the best bands around so it was quite an honour to be asked to play guitar with them. I had filled in on vocals with the guys before but to be asked to fill in on guitar was really something special for me. Wow! I really enjoyed it & it was great experience.
was wonderful again. I played 5 gigs during what is really a holiday for me & they all went really well. I didn’t arrived home until the 8th February which meant I couldn’t do the 6 Nations match at against Ireland at Murrayfield Wanderers. But never fear……….
I’m really looking forward to doing my usual stint at the temporary home of Murrayfield Wanderers club for the Welsh Weekend on March 9th at the Riversdale suite. If you want to come along to the gig on the 9th March, get in touch & I’ll arrange entry for you.
Fags ‘N’ Matches
Sadly the gig with legendary Edinburgh band “Fags n’ Matches” at the Maybury Casino on January 5th 2019 has had to be cancelled due to illness. However a new date has been arranged for Saturday 2nd March. Tickets will be on sale from mid January & the price includes a buffet meal. You can get tickets directly from Maybury Casino by calling 0131 338 4444. Or send us an email using the contact form by clicking here.
Is almost over & it looks like the Festive period is going to be busier than ever. I’m at home from mid November until 8th January following my trip to the Indian Ocean. I did a lot of gravelling this year. The highlight must be going to the “Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame” in Cleveland Ohio. This was during my visit to the states & it was fantastic! Especially when I saw my name on one of the foundation bricks, I was in Heaven!!! The RnR HOF is well worth the visit. I could have spent days in there.
Then meeting one of my favourite guitar players, Eddie Perez (Mavericks – Dwight Yoakum) was a great thrill.
Sadly the Murrayfield Wanderers have lost their social club next to the National Stadium but they’ve moved just down the road a bit to Murrayfield Ice Rink. I did my first gig in the new venue after the game against South Africa on Saturday 17th November. I’ll be back there on 9th March 2019 for the game against Wales. Let me know if you’re intending to come along & I’ll arrange entry for you. I will be home for February , March & April & have some gigs already in the diary with a few dates still to be filled. So if you’re looking to make a booking just click on the link for the contact form.
Fags n’ Matches
The next gig with legendary Edinburgh band “Fags n’ Matches” will be at the Maybury Casino on January 5th 2019. As usual it’s tickets only, so please get in touch if you need tickets. It’ll be a great night & will probably feel like a continuation of your New Years Party. Tickets will be on sale from the first week of December & the price includes a buffet meal. You can get tickets directly from Maybury Casino by calling 0131 338 4444. Or send us an email using the contact form by clicking here.
What happened to 2017
Time seems to fly by nowadays. Maybe I’m just at that age? Lol! Last year was really good year for me. I did a lot of travellling & did some gigs in some amazing places. Middle of the Pacific Ocean comes to mind. Thank goodness I was on a ship at the time!
Right from January last year, my trip to Los Angeles then Hawaii & eventually Tahiti with Oceania Cruise Lines, went really well. Then I had a couple of weeks at home & a couple of “must do” gigs (Irish & Welsh Rugby weekends) before heading off to Cape Town for the second year running. After that, there was a short trip to Rome & a spot on the Med before heading back to the African coast.
Once again it was a privlege to be asked to prform at the Hibernian Supporters Clubs’ Xmas Party. Especially in the year of winning it! What a great night! A big thank you to the Staff & the unsung heroes of “The Committee”.
I thought it would be hard to beat my Las Vegas trip last year where I watched my all time musical hero John Fogerty playing all his hits at the Venetian Theatre on the strip.
Followed by my appearance on stage with “Train” singing their version of “Don’t stop Believing”! Who knows what’s next?
For me personally, I was really busy after my return from South Africa. Cape Town was a blast! A big thank you to Antoinette & Gert for their wonderful hospitality. The birthday party was a very up-market affair & the main act for the evening was a band called Watershed! They are a big act in Cape town & have 8 albums under their belt. For some reason it was deemed best that I should follow them. After my stint I cheekily thank them for being my warm- up act. Most people saw it as a joke but the guys in the band didn’t seem too pleased. Oh well. Lol! Since then I’ve managed to purchase a couple of their albums & they make great listening.
I was asked to do a couple of support slots during the Edinburgh Fringe festival. These were great for me, as it was back to just me with a guitar doing my Greatest Hits! Eh, yes well, ok, some of my self penned material. Here’s a clip from my support gig at Fringe by the Sea in North Berwick. Still lots of local gigs coming up. You can find these here on my Event Page.