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         2017

  • 2017
  • August 27th HEADCORN (UK) Small World Festival Tickets
  • European Tour
  • September 1st-3rd MONAGHAN (Ireland) Harvest Time Blues festival Tickets
  • September 7th GLOSSOP (UK) The Globe Tickets
  • September 8th ULVERSTON (UK) Ulverston Sports Club Tickets
  • September 9th ALLENDALE (UK) High Forest Community centre Tickets
  • September 16th LOUTH (UK) Louth Town Hall Tickets
  • September 17th LEICESTER (UK) The Musician Tickets 
  • September 27th GHENT (Belgium) Cafe de Loge Tickets
  • September 28th KOLN (Germany) House Concert 
  • September 29th KOLN Circula Machado Tickets
  • September 30th ZURICH Gotthard Bar Tickets
  • October 6th LANDGRAFF (Netherlands) House Concert 
  • October 7th ERKELENZ (Germany) Kultur Gmbh Tickets
  • October 11th TEIGNMOUTH (UK) Pavilions Tickets
  • October 12th LAUNCESTON (UK) No 8 Cafe Tickets
  • October 21st ST DONATS (Near Cardiff, WALES) St Donats Arts Centre Tickets
  • October 28th COLCHESTER Little Rabbit Barn (Band gig) Tickets
  • October 26th NORWICH Fine City Blues @ Murderers  Tickets
  • October 27th NORWICH Fine City Blues @ Stretton Arms  Tickets
  • November 1st BREMEN (Germany) Meisenfrei Blues Club Tickets
  • November 2nd LUBECK (Germany) Tonfink Tickets
  • November 3rd LICHTUNG (Germany) Kulturcafe Tickets
  • November 4th WIESBADEN (Germany) Infoladen Tickets
  • November 12th LONDON Folk & Roots Festival @ Slaughtered Lamb Tickets 
  • November 15th WURPERTAL (Germany) Swane Cafe Tickets
  • November 16th OUD HEVERLEE (Belgium) Listwaar Tickets
  • November 17th HOMBURG, Saar (Germany) Mandy's Lounge Tickets
  • November 18th SOLINGEN (Germany) Tom Bombadil Tickets
  • November 19th NEUSS (Germany) Party Tur Tickets 
  • December 13th DAVOS (Switzerland) Songbird Festival Tickets
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    The Only Good Addiction Is Love

    Buy this album via Proper Music here.

    Being an artist is about making connections. Sometimes the connections are straight forward like writing a love song when you're in love or a song about being heartbroken when she's gone. On my latest album 'The Only Good Addiction Is Love' I have searched for more abstract and demanding references.

    The album's title is a quote from the former President of Uruguay Jose 'Pepe' Mujica who gave 90% of his salary to charity and refused to live in the presidential palace preferring a farm with his wife and a three legged dog. 

    The song 'Rothko' is homage to the abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko whose ambient works are a hymn to beauty. Similarly the Spanish instrumental track 'Lorca' is a shout out to my favourite poet Federico Garcia Lorca. The first time I read Lorca the whole world illuminated and I wrote twenty songs in a few days. Lorca is referenced again in 'Tienes Mi Alma En Tus Manos' the title of which comes from the Don Winslow novel 'The Power Of The Dog', a deeply violent piece of work but with moments of great humanity. 

    'Desolation Angels' is a novel by Jack Kerouac where the Beat writer escapes the wild temptations of the city for life as a fire ranger in the forest giving him serenity to create his piece of art. 'Les Rouges Et Les Noirs' is inspired by a painting by Paul Klee, a multi-talented artist who cut across different movements. 

    The album closes with a poem by W B Yeats 'The White Birds' turned into an upbeat song and celebration of the white birds on the foam of sea. Poetry and the celebration of language is a huge influence on my songwriting ? I have always believed words are more than words. 

    My previous albums have focused on my hometown London and the hard living existence of a troubadour. 'The Only Good Addiction Is Love' is a deliberate step towards the more challenging world of aesthetics. Truth in beauty, beauty in truth...

    'The Only Good Addiction Is Love' was recorded in Congress House Studios in Austin with producer Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani Di Franco) and features double bass legend Danny Thompson who is my regular touring partner.