Nov15 flier

Wed 18 SHEFFIELD Greystones
Sharing bill with Joe Solo. £6 advance / £8 door
730 doors 8pm Start Tickets here 

Fri 20 NOTTM Guitar Bar
Special Sound Unit Presents. With Tin Tac + Ben Haynes
£5 on door. Doors at 8pm

Thu 26 ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE The Station Hotel
We Shall Overcome Christmas event with Headjammers
Entry by donation. Station Facebook page

Fri 27 WIDNES Ring O Bells
With Stephen Goodhall

Sat 28 GLOSSOP Labour Club 
The Defiance Sessions with The Hurriers

Mon 30 LONDON The Windmill
With The Sopranistas + Trent Miller
8pm Start. Entry by donation


With Seven Little Sisters + The Most Ugly Child + Star Botherers
Doors 8pm £8 adv / £10 door Tickets & info

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October 1, 2015 · 8:36 am

We Shall Overcome

We-Shall-Overcome-FB-BannerI’ve recently been involved in organising a weekend of live music and arts events that will give much needed support to foodbanks and other causes. ‘We Shall Overcome’ is a community effort led by musicians and music promoters who want to do something practical to help people being hit hard by homelessness and poverty.

On the weekend of October 2-3-4 around 200 gigs will take place across the UK under one unified banner – We Shall Overcome. We hope this show of solidarity will also highlight the human cost to the politics of austerity. Several thousand musicians will perform as audiences are encouraged to bring food for foodbanks or make donations to homelessness and other projects.

Over the weekend I’ll be playing several of the events, as well as organising the Glossop one.

OCT 02 PRESTWICH British Legion
OCT 03 SHEFFIELD Shakespear 3PM
OCT 03 GLOSSOP Labour Club 7PM
OCT 04 MANCHESTER Radical History Walk 10AM
OCT 04 MANCHESTER Thirsty Scholar 1PM
OCT 04 BAGTHORPE Dixies Arms 6PM

Find out more at

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Forthcoming shows

May 15 flyer

Saturday May 16 SALFORD The Kings Arms
Opening for The Lonesome and Penniless Cowboys. £6 advance tickets

Wednesday May 20 BURY Songwriters Circle at Walshaw Sports Club, Tottington, BL8 3EG

Saturday May 30 GLOSSOP The Labour Club
Hosting The Defiance Sessions

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Orgreave Justice CD

I’m delighted to have a track featured on this fantastic album which will raise money for the Orgreave Justice Campaign. Other artists include Billy Bragg, TV Smith, New Model Army, Jon Langford, Chumbawumba and Paul Heaton. I’m especially delighted that some of my freinds and colleagues also have tracks on there including Chris Evans, Tony Walsh and The Hurriers.

It costs £9.99 from philosophy football (and there’s a special offer if you buy a “still the enemy within” T-Shirt)


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The Defiance Sessions

LogoIn 2015 I’ll be hosting a regular night of live music dedicated to singer/songwriters or bands that have politics, passion and protest in their music.  The nights are every two months and will take place in Glossop, Derbyshire.  The inspiration is very much taken from Billy Bragg’s Leftfield stage at Glastonbury and the title is a tribute to my friend Chris Evans. I shall play songs at each of the nights and then hand over to a headliner.

Dates are :

March 28 JOE SOLO
May 30 tbc
July 25 tbc
September 26 tbc
November 28 tbc

Tickets are on sale now and more details are at

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Greedy Magicians album – now sold out

artworkMy CD Greedy Magicians has now sold out. There are still a handful of copies to be found in some record shops and on Amazon but there are no major stocks and I have no copies left. Plans are now afoot for the next Quiet Loner album so there are no plans for a reprint. Those of you who have one, with the hand printed letter pressed artwork, have yourselves a rarity!

The album is still very much available as a digital download from bandcamp, itunes, etc

I’m closing 2014 with a special show in my hometown. On Saturday December 20th I shall be marking the 10th anniversary of the release of my debut album by playing ‘Secret Ruler of the World’ in it’s entirety. I shall follow this by playing the whole of my as yet unrecorded next album. So it’s a night of my debut album and my next album. The show will take place at The Oakwood and tickets details will be announced shortly.

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