Here is some of the stuff happening in my music world, including bands I’ve heard, etc.
Sunday 5 June 2022 – Concert at The Carswell Centre, Eaglesham, Glasgow
John Grogan and I performed a one and a half hour concert at The Carswell Centre, Eaglesham, to a very enthusiastic and appreciative audience of ~40 strong music fans.
There was no attendance charge, but donations to Tearfund are still most welcome. The concert was the final event of the Eaglesham Fair Week.
Many thanks to Jade, Giles and Doug for all your hard work arranging and running the event and to John for joining me on stage. It was great fun and I really hope that a return date can be organised in the not too distant future. Watch this space!
16 December 2020 – “O Holy Night” Recording
I have just finished recording a duet of “O Holy Night” along with my very good friends Hannah Cooper (the other vocalist) and Shona Lyall (piano). This is my very favourite Christmas song and it has been a long time ambition of mine to sing it. Many thanks Shona and Hannah.
(A bit different from Blues, Jazz and Rock !)
To listen to the song please see: O Holy Night page.
Happy Christmas everyone.
4 April 2020 – Michelle Hutcheson’s Open Mic On-line Sessions
I recorded one of my own songs for a series of Open Mic On-line Sessions presented by my good friend and voice coach Michelle Hutcheson. For more details please see: Michelle Hutcheson Open Mic On-line Session page.
28 February 2020 – Concert at St Andrew & St Nicholas Church, Glasgow
Beginning at 7:30pm, the performance was a one and a half hour concert at Penilee Church Hall, 59 Bowfield Crescent, Glasgow, G52 4HS (click HERE for location map). Tickets were £5. There was an audience of around 45 enthusiastic people who joined in and sang along to many of the songs that they knew. For more details see: Concert at St Andrew & St Nicholas Church page.
17 November 2019 – “Sing a Little Louder“ – a 12 hour Christian music marathon took place at Viewpark Church, 400 Old Edinburgh Road, Uddingston, Glasgow, G71 6HS, from 9:00am to 9:00pm. The event featured a great many in-house and guest musicians. I played in the Viewpark Praise Band and I also played a Solo Set from 10:00 to 10:30am. For more details see: “Sing a Little Louder“ – Solo Set page.
20 October 2019 – The pioneering on-line ministry SanctuaryFirst streamed LIVE on the Internet “Standing on the Borderland” from Viewpark Church. I was playing in the Viewpark Praise Band.
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5 October 2019 – Supported Shoogleroon with Sound Engineering and PA equipment at a private gig in Rhoderick Dhu in Glasgow. The band were jumpin’ – great gig guys.
30 September 2019 – Launched this website! Hoping to use it to step up the musical staircase 😉
15 June 2019 – Went to see my good friend John playing with his new band “Shoogleroon” in Stonefield Park, Blantyre. Great set guys and good to meet all of you. I particularly enjoyed “Stray Cat Strut”.
May 2019 – On holiday in Playa Blanca Lanzarote, heard Jagerbone (Dave, Sly, Camy and Zingro) playing at the new Biker’s Beach Club. A great rock covers band. I have seen these guys several times over the years and they rock the place every time. Also heard Dave doing a solo acoustic set in Treats cafe, and Camy a solo acoustic set in the Rubicon Marina, both great. Many other bands to be heard in Playa Blanca – a great place for music.