I’m so chuffed to have been asked to play at the new Trowbridge Festival on 22nd
July. I worked my socks off as a crew member (setting it all up in time for the punters
to arrive) at the old Village Pump Festival at the same location - Stowford Manor
Farm - for about 17 years, and got rewarded with a few gigs on the minor stages (some
with Barrelhouse Blues). Great, great memories, and it’ll be a real joy to play as
a part of this new venture.. Trouble is, I’m playing at the Upton Blues Festival
the same weekend! So it’ll be a mad dash in the campervan down to Trowbridge on the
Just got back from a very enjoyable but rather eventful weekend at The Acoustic Festival
of Britain at Uttoxeter Racecourse. I was booked for a spot in the Blues Tent on
the Friday, but got asked to do a spot on the much bigger Real Ale Tent stage on
the Thursday. That went really well, but the Friday gig started with a split fingernail,
which then dug into the rather sensitive flesh underneath! Not a great set, but I
got the nail replaced in the town on the Saturday morning, and got asked to do another
set on the Sunday. Not many people there, but I sort of redeemed myself!
The good bit is that - as a result - I’m now booked to play at the Brecon Jazz/ Fringe
Festival in August!