Here is some of the stuff happening in my music world, including bands I’ve heard, etc.
Friday 3 November 2023 – Acoustic Set Uddingston Music Club
I played a 15 minute set at the Uddingston Music Club, one of eight performers entertaining an enthusiastic audience of around 50. A great night was enjoyed by all. The Club meets at Uddingston Cricket and Sports Club, Castle Ave., Uddingston, G71 7HJ, on the first Friday of each month, from 7:30pm; all welcome.
Sunday 17 September 2023
Bothwell Scarecrow Festival was in full swing (last day). Although the rain was tipping down it was all fun at the fair at Bothwell Primary School Carpark. There was a big stage with a stonking waterproof PA system. I came down just to see “The Tree Jammers”, with my good friend John Grogan on lead guitar. They played a super 20 minute set in the pouring rain. Here’s a shot of them on stage.
Tuesday 12 September 2023 – Acoustic Set at Rosepark Care Home, Uddingston
I performed a one hour set around 30 residents and staff of Rosepark Care Home. Many thanks to Annette and Claire for organising the event. Click here to see the playlist.
Monday 31 July 2023 – Acoustic Set at Clincarthill Church, Cathcart Rd, Glasgow
I returned to do another one hour set at the cafe in Clincarthill Church (in the Church Hall as it was a wet day). This time there were about 50 folk, again enjoying tea, coffee and cakes. Many thanks again to Stephen and his friends who run the cafe, for the invitation to play again. Click here to see the playlist.
Monday 3 July 2023 – Electro/Acoustic Set at Clincarthill Church, Cathcart Rd, Glasgow
I was back again for another one hour set at the Summer Cafe in Clincarthill Church (in the Church Hall as it was windy and shreatening rain outside). I played to around 40 folks. Once again tea, coffee and cakes were in constant supply. Many thanks again to Stephen and his friends who run the cafe, for the invitation to play for them. I had a great time. Click here to see the playlist.
Sunday 14 May 2023 – Savoy Park Hotel, Ayr
I went to see jazz band Planet Groove, an excellent four piece outfit (Vocalist, Guitarist , Bassist and Drummer – photo below). They entertained over 50 diners for 2 hours. Brilliant music (and the food was great as well).
Thursday 24 November 2022 – Clincarthill Church Social Function, No.10 Hotel, Glasgow
I performed at a social function for Clincarthill Church, held in the Function Suite of No.10 Hotel, Queens Drive, Glasgow. Thanks again to Stephen, for the invitation to play again for them. Click here to see the playlist.
Monday 15 August 2022 – Second Acoustic Set at Clincarthill Church, Cathcart Rd, Glasgow
I returned to Clincarthill for another one hour acoustic set at their Summer Monday cafe. This time we were in the Church Hall as it was raining outside. I played to around 40 folks (more than 50 if you count the kids as well). Once again tea, coffee and cakes were in constant supply. This was the last of their Summer cafe series for this summer. Many thanks again to Stephen and his friends who run the cafe, for the invitation to play for them. I had a great time. Click here to see the playlist.
Monday 11 July 2022 – Acoustic Set at Clincarthill Church, Cathcart Rd, Glasgow
I performed a one hour acoustic set at the cafe in Clincarthill Church, 1220 Cathcart Rd, Glasgow, G42 9EU. I played to around 30 folks enjoying the warm sunshine, with tea, coffee and cakes in the beautiful garden outside the church buildings. The cafe is open through the summer from 10am to 1pm on Mondays only. Thank you to Stephen and his friends who run the cafe, for the invitation to play for them. Click here to see the playlist.
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! Click here to see the playlist.
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.