Thanks for the support…

Thanks to all that supported the Rhythms, Readings and Rhymes Collective yesterday. A great debut for John Robinson, Dr Paul McDonald was his usual hilarious self…and Ben Wildsmith closed proceedings with a great set of songs. We’ll see you back at The Wellington in September…next up for me is Ledbury in July details on the Live Dates page.

gimme some of that old CCCP blues…or reds 🙂
John Robinson…The Bar Room Bard
Dr Paul McDonald…Walsall’s Poet Laureate
The brilliant Ben Wildsmith songster supreme

Rhythms, Readings and Rhymes Collective…tickets on sale.

Tickets for the Rhythms, Readings and Rhymes Collective are on sale and available from the downstairs bar of The Wellington, or you can pre order them from contacting us, Paul McDonald, Ben Wildsmith or John Robinson. Get them ordered asap…enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think. 🙂 For more info visit the Live Dates page

May Day…May Day…more gigs announced…

Hit the link for full details to confirmed gigs from June to Oct including the upcoming Rhythms, Readings and Rhymes Collective in Birmingham in June, the Ledbury Music, Poetry & Literature Festival and The Lamb & Flag in Worcester in July, The Troubadour in London (with The Dirty Strangers) in August and the September Songwriter Session with the wonderful Jess Silk as my Special guest and the October one with Cork City’s finest Mr Cormac Sheehan from the excellent Twitch Jnr

Thank You Birdbrother…smashed it at The Songwriter Sessions

Massive thank you to Paul Beadle and Phil Stapley from Birdbrother for playing a stunning set as my Special Guests at the April Songwriter Sessions at The Wellington in Birmingham on Sunday – and the great turnout and support from the crowd, what a wonderful afternoon it was. Thank you all again 🙂 x

Paul Beadle (flute and percussion) and Phil Stapley of the excellent BIRDBROTHER

April Songwriters Session…BIRDBROTHER

The April ‘Songwriters Sessions’ @ The Wellington, Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham – Sun 28th April @ 4pm features as my ‘Special Guests’ BIRDBROTHER.

Formed in 2011in Sussex by Phil Stapley their celebrated debut album ‘Peace To The Wanderer’ was released in 2012. Phil relocated to Shropshire and teamed up with multi instrumentalist Paul Beadle and the duo have been slowly working their magic together ever since. They could easily be described as ‘folk driven pop music tapestry weavers’…or simply just call them WONDERFUL!

Tickets are on sale NOW to pre-order / purchase from myself and / or Paul Beadle – they’ll also be available from behind the downstairs bar of The Wellington from tomorrow evening. Another quality afternoons entertainment for you lucky people 👍💚😀🎶 #realmusic #realale #realpeople #realgood

Tower of Song with The Tom Martin Band

Sat 30th March: Tower of Song, 107 Pershore Road South, Birmingham, B30 3JX – Gary will be doing a support to The Tom Martin Band…£5 admission 8pm doors.

‘Widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists to come out of Ireland, but primarily a brilliant songwriter of longstanding cult status…easy to listen to, hard to define, with a melodic touch of Paul Simon and lyrical insight of John Prine, but with a sound and songwriting skill that is undeniably all his own.’ Belfast Telegraph.

Get along and show your appreciation for this guy…he’s been quality for years…LOCAL RADIO SHOULD DO A RESPECTFUL FEATURE ON THE GUY – HE’S EARNED IT!