Last month I had the great pleasure of playing at the Beautiful Days festival as part of the prize from winning the Acoustic Magazine competition to find the UKs best  Singer-Songwriter. No pressure then…

To be honest I’m not too sure about competition in music as one person’s apples are another’s oranges but I was grateful for the opportunity to play at Beautiful Days. There were also some great prizes including a  posh microphone (DPA) and an Alvarez guitar (more of that later).

I had an amazing time down in Exeter playing the gig with Fiddes Smith on mandolin and Mark Strains on double bass and I hope to get back to this excellent festival sometime.

Apart from playing, festival highlights for me were Seth Lakeman who was headlining on our stage and played a blinder and  also comedy/theatre act “La Navet Bete Napoleon a Defence” who were genius. Festival lowlights were me falling arse over tit in the mud, had to happen to someone.

The pic below is a stage photo of our lovely crowd for the gig, cheers guys

Woah catch up time. Trying to integrate websites together and not quite there yet but very pleased to present the first of a couple of live videos produced, directed and edited by Simon Olivier. It was shot by Dax Debice and Kevin Row. I’m playing in the sterling company of Fiddes Smith on mandolin and Mark Strains on double bass. Big thanks to all involved and I hope you enjoy it.