Next public live performance
Sat 24th June, Grazia bar, Magor 7-10pm
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Well, after nearly 8 years, I'm saying goodbye to one of my resident venues Illusions Magic Bar. Sadly there will no longer by live music at Illusions at the weekend, but I'd like to say thank you to Mark, the staff, my fellow musicians and of course everyone that came down to watch me through the years!
Can't believe I was there nearly a decade - how time flies! I remember the first few gigs when the music stage used to be near the bar, with the grand piano. Fun times! Then the renovation and the nice new stage that was installed. It's always been a totally unique and fun place to play, and I've had some really memorable nights there!
Thanks Illusions - it's been fun!
Big news for anyone looking to add the final special touch to their big day! I have a few dates left in May available, and I'm offering these out on a first come, first served basis with 50% off.
Friday/Saturday dates available are May 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th and 26th. Weekdays and Sundays are also available, except the 14th and 28th.
Get in touch here if you'd like any further information or are interested in booking.
On Friday 21st April I headed up to the fab The Park Hotel for Fay Stewart's surprise 85th birthday party, arranged by her daughter Claire Stewart. Lovely afternoon spent playing some acoustic music during the meal and mingling with some lovely people.
On Saturday I headed up to Rendcomb College for Anna & Paul's wedding celebrations. A new venue for me this one, and wow! What a place. A stunning setting for a beautiful wedding - and the weather was spectacular as well. Congratulations to an absolutely wonderful couple, it was a pleasure to play some acoustic tunes during the drinks reception.
I set up in the hall ready for the drinks reception. Amazing acoustics! I did a quick instagram video of the sound check (I failed to crop out the bit at the end when I posted the video, oops!!):
As everyone arrived following the church ceremony, they grabbed themselves a drink and most folks headed outside - so I did a quick move of setup and continued the music out in the sun. The beauty of my new Bose L1 PA system is that it's super quick and easy to move locations!
Here are Paul & Anna's song choices for the drinks reception:
Adele - Rolling In The Deep Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar Arctic Monkeys - I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor Avicii - Wake Me Up Avicii - Hey Brother Beatles - She Loves You Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer (acoustic version) Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk Bryan Adams - Summer of '69 Counting Crows - Accidentally In Love Daft Punk - Get Lucky Ed Sheeran - Shape of You Ed Sheeran - Castle on the Hill Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight Green Day - Time Of Your Life Jackson Five - I Want You Back The Jam - That's Entertainment James Blunt - You're Beautiful Jessie J - Price Tag John Legend - All Of Me John Newman - Love Me Again Keane - Somewhere Only We Know The Killers - Mr Brightside Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire Lighthouse Family - Lifted Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger Newton Faulkner - Dream Catch Me Oasis - Wonderwall Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger Oasis - She's Electric Passenger - Let Her Go Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Yesterday saw my first appearance at the Kingscote Barn Open day. I've played at Kingscote many times, but this was my first appearance at one of their open days. What a fantastic day! Very busy, and such a great atmosphere - I highly recommend checking out one of their open days if you're on the hunt for a wedding venue, or if you're after some wedding inspiration.
A great day playing live music and chatting with wedding couples. Looking forward to returning to Kingscote Barn in June for Alex & Rebecca's big day 🙂
Talking of live appearances, you may notice that the gigs page is a little bare at the moment. I've had a couple of people email this week asking whether I have any live shows coming up. Well - no, at the moment! My two resident venues Illusions and Smoke & Mirrors are currently putting together their musician schedule, so I'll add my dates in as soon as they've got this organised.
Added public appearance this Sunday 26th...
I'm a last-minute addition to The Square Club Winter Wedding Fair. Pop down, hear me in action and chat all things wedding music!
Taken from the Square's website:
FREE ENTRY | 12 – 4pm
Plus, enjoy welcome fizz on arrival courtesy of Perrier-Jouet!
If you’re planning your big day and need some inspiration, look no further than our Winter Wedding Fair.
We’re opening our doors for the best boutique wedding fair in Bristol, showcasing our beautiful, fully licensed venue, and our pick of top local wedding suppliers. What’s more, our in-house wedding planning team will be on hand throughout to answer all your questions.