another year launches into being with stupendous levels of splendour.

Prana Festival was bliss with divine cosmic twists.. Stop ins at Redgie and Sandy’s new place, Valentes, in Raglan and a concert in Piha with the mighty mighty Swamp Thing.

Auckland Folk festival was a joyous affair with Dennis selling cajons, Roddy and Setha selling organic garlic, Connor swingin the legendary Bollix sign to the tune of some fine home brew, and so on.. The amazing Dan Walsh, not to be missed if you’re in the vacinity of one of his gigs..

up coming tour dates to be posted soon, a bit of a galavant around parts on our little nation through March/April.. look out!



(written in Walldorf (Hess), Singapore and NZ)

so, wide awake after ducking in and out of sleep-land today on the train between Kassel and Walldorf where I stay tonight with friends before flying home tomorrow, I begin reflecting on the tour that has been these last 6 weeks in Europe.
Alot of names I won’t mention though many I’ve spent very special times with.? And I won’t go deep into every day for it would be a novel long and involved.. it’s just a glimpse. Read more

the 2013 tour of? Europe is now well under way with the two Sligo (shleego) shows done and dusted.. massive thanks Chris Baillie!

the first gig in Galway tonight shaping up good then it’s hello Dingle! yeee and har!

a good start to the year.. as i listen to the preliminary mixes of the recent Raglan Old School live solo recording, a wave of yessness washes contently over. ‘funk in c’, ‘surrounded’, ‘dingle day’… if the gods of all things musical and technological are willing there will be a live album released in the next while..

booking for a planned tour of Europe is underway with first dates to be released in a couple of weeks.