Album launch gig – Wednesday 6 May

Be there or be square! That’s right. Because square people don’t like jazz.


There’s the flyer, just in case you haven’t seen enough of that photo yet ;-).

So, yes: I am launching the album in London proper, like, with a gig at The Spice Of Life – a wonderful cellar-stylee venue in Soho – on Wednesday 6 May.

The band will be Dave Cliff (guitar), Martin Pickett (piano), Paul Jefferies (bass) and Ben Twyford (drums). We’ll be doing songs from the album, plus others – so expect a night of fab live jazz, bossa nova and chatting. Yes, I even chat live. Ta-dah!

If you only go to one gig this year…

…make sure it’s Michael Jackson at the 02. I hear it’s going to be great.

No, not really: come to my LONDON ALBUM LAUNCH GIG! Because it’s far more important. Or at least: less controversial.

It’s happening on WEDNESDAY 6 MAY (ok, I’ll stop shouting now) at the wonderful basement venue at The Spice of Life in Soho.

More details coming soon… But in the meantime, put it in your pipe and smoke it diary!

Sheffield and Oxford – I hardly knew ya!

Thank you to everyone who came along to my gigs at Jazz @ The Picture House in Sheffield last Monday, and at the Oxford Jazz Festival on Friday. Both were a blast, and I’m enormously touched by so many people turning out for me. Especially when it’s a Monday/it’s raining. You people are saints. Saints, I tell you.

sheffieldHere I am in on stage in Sheffield, looking not unlike Ginormica in Monsters Vs Aliens.  And yes, that’s my Pocketed Launch Gig Frock I’m wearing – the same one I wore at Oxford. (And to anyone who sees any photographic evidence of that performance, I would just like to point out in my defence that I’m going through a particularly bad time right now, ie. growing out my fringe.)

But enough of the frocks and hair –  hopefully everyone enjoyed the music, too. Because that’s what it’s all about, right? Well, that and the between-song chatter… which is all a bit of a blur, although I do remember producing a compass at one point, and insulting Jacqueline Du Pré. Did that really happen? Oops!