Monday, July 13, 2009

Alison is very excited about James' birthday present arriving. A beautifully hand crafted wooden hammock stand. He already has the fancy hammock!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Just spotted a man in Charleston Dundee with a Kajagoogoo hairdo! Dundee what are you up to!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Italy, Fleece Jazz and The Worshipful Company of Musicians

Hello from a very hot Scotland!

Over the last couple of weeks I've been doing concerts in London and Stoke by Nayland. The first was The City of London Festival and I did a concert with Martin Taylor in Finsbury Circus in the sunshine! It was lovely! I saw sitting in the audience a very well known BBC presenter who seemed to be enjoying the music.

We all then got checked into our hotel rooms and then hit the dizzy heights of London for dinner. We had been invited for dinner from The Worshipful Company of Musicians which was a really great evening. Food was great and company fabulous. We shared a table with other jazz musicians including Tina May! Unfortunately Cleo couldn't make it.

The next day I had a flight to Italy to check on the house and also meet with our Italian agent. The weather was a bit all over the place - sunny in the morning but the heavens opened up in the afternoons!! Strange weather patterns! We also had quite a few earth tremors where we are, seemingly still the aftershocks of the big earthquake. Thankfully the house hadn't slipped down the hill or developed any cracks!

After a night just outside Rome in Rocca di Papa, an early flight got us back to the UK after an hour and a half delay.

Next - Stoke by Nayland and Fleece Jazz. It was their inaugural jazz concert in their new venue and it was a full house! The sound engineer make some really nice comments on my Milab microphone - he was very impressed with it!

My next concert is again in bella Italia in Servigliano Pizza Roma. Can't wait! Must get my Italian grammar sorted out!

Ciao for now


Friday, July 3, 2009

On my way to Stoke by Nayland for concert tonight with Martin Taylor. On a nationalised National Express train east coast. Why is it that waiting rooms smell really foostie!!!