I’ve quite enjoyed the break from gigging over the Spring and Summer, although there’s been an album of TV and Film music to record, which has kept me from rusting up altogether.
Holidays are over now, though – grand times in Majorca, Kintyre and Lochaber – and raring to go again. Much as I absolutely love singing and playing, all the other stuff gets to me…..pitching for gigs, discussing money, trying to get everyone available on the same day etc etc. Sad fact is that the work doesn’t coming looking for you, and I don’t want to get a permanent agent, as I want to pick and choose to a certain extent.
First gig is the Balerno Festival on Friday 7th October, with Archie Fisher. One of our absolute favourite clubs – the organisers are real enthusiasts, and we always feel really welcome there.
A new venue for us is the Strathblane Village Club, in Blanefield, Stirlingshire. We play there on Saturday 5th November, and it’s a stunning small hall in a beautiful location. I’m hoping the locals miss the bonfire and fireworks to support the concert, which is for club funds, but I’m putting the word out further afield as well!
At the other end of November (Saturday 26th), we’re planning a fun evening in the Gartmore Hall, with a bunch of great pals. Watch the website and Facebook for further details.
I’m hoping to be able to announce plans for a new album, to be recorded in Spring 2017 and released later in the year. Don’t want to say too much at the moment, as plans are in the early stages, but I’ll let you know.
Anyway, until I get myself together enough to write another blog, keep safe and well, and hopefully see you at gig sometime soon!
All the best