So what’s happening? Quite a lot actually. I enjoyed my support slot with Tom Hingley, the former main man of the Inspiral Carpets, at The Factory, Porth. It was my second solo appearance at The Factory & it is a venue I don’t think I’ll ever tire of…..it’s always a pleasure to play there, the organisers, staff & soundmen are all good people, hope to see them again soon. And the same goes for the people I met afterwards….espacially Mark, Hina & Dai (what a guy! Even gave him a lift home as he was such a top man). Also had the chance to engage with Mr Hingley himself (see photo), and he was as charming as can be.
The following day in Port Talbot we had a first run out as a band with new guitarist Richard Cummings. It was an outdoor gig, in a tent….though was more like an umbrella…..& it was very cold. Our fingers didn’t really work properly, but everyone seemed to enjoy, and Rich being the professional he is, fitted in perfectly.
Next up is a solo slot as support to The Christians, a great band I grew up with in the late 80′s early 90′s. They have great songs & am looking forward to seeing them perform. This will be at a lovely venue in Cardiff called The Globe Theatre on 25th May. Tickets are currently on sale, grab one if you can.
Finally, I have begun recording new material & am very happy with the results so far. After Cadenza’s mellow melancholia I fancied doing something more upbeat……& a bit noisier…..so have started as I mean to go on. Hopefully you’ll get to here something new in the summer.