Monthly Archives: January 2017

Solo weekend ahead 3rd to 5th February

Half Moon 2 Hartlepool








Solo double header this weekend.  Darlington’ Half Moon and Crafty Pint on Friday (a great little bar with fantastic ales and company) and Hartlepool FC Supporters Club (they know their blues and rock well!). Might see you there.

Major National Tour


…. for The Velvets, to be announced soon.  Islington to Glasgow and many points in between, Sept + .  Details soon.

Liverpool on May 27th too – well, you just have to when Mr Cale is in town…

Velvets time again

The Velvets begin our 2017 campaign to celebrate the work of The Velvet Underground, staring in Blaydon, Tyne and Wear, then up to Kinross in Scotland.

Friday 27th Jan, The Velvets, The Black Bull, Bridge street, Blaydon (cc)

Sat 28th Jan, The Velvets, Backstage, Kinross, Scotland (cc)

Details of more national dates (London to Glasgow) and festivals to follow.The Velvets

Solo songwriter nights, 22nd and 25th january

Pleased be involved in a couple of these – just coming up.

Sun 22nd January, BBB solo as part of songwriter Sunday at Cluny 2, Ouseburn, Newcastle, timings tbc.  Chuffed to be part of this.  With Steve Daggett and Ema Lea.

Wed 25th January, BBB solo as part of originals night, 7-9.30pm, Creative Base, Bill Quay, Gateshead, NE10 0HW.  With some really talented young ‘uns 😉

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2017 calling

A nice end to the year at Newcastle’s O2 Academy as part of Rock Legends event (pics below).  See you in 17 in a range of formats – BBB solo, Oil City Shakers (duo), The Velvets (a few choice bookings with the 4/5 piece covering the classic Velvet Underground years), Ma Kelly’s Boys (Quo’s frantic four early days), Oil City Connection (4 piece covering the Canvey r+b sound – maybe 2 or 3 special gigs this year) and The Bandits (classic bar room/pub rock 3 piece if we can get ourselves back on the road again).

Keep supporting live music – and thanks to anyone that watches me play, downloads my music or buys a cd – much appreciated).

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