Songwriter Sessions 2019 update…


Here’s some more gig confirmations for your brand new 2019 diaries and calendar’s…

The Songwriter Sessions at The Wellington – Birmingham city centre kick off in 2019 with a cracker on Sunday 27th Jan at the usual time of 4pm featuring as my ‘Special Guest’ the Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music) championed singer songwriter Ian Passey / The Humdrum Express. The Kidderminster based songwriter continues to document the quirks of modern times in a unique and infectious manner.
‘Brilliant and observational’ Steve Lamacq

The February Session on Sun 24th see’s as my ‘Special Guest’ the long time Birmingham based (but not for much longer sadly) Belfast born songwriter and musician Tom Martin gracing us with an intimate gig before he leaves the UK to base himself back in Ireland. Tom has been a noted and respected musician and songwriter by those that matter in the local West Midlands music scene for over 30 years, he has contributed massively to quality music in this area during this time, not only as a performer but also running his own venue for over 12 years now The Tower of Song in Kings Norton. Tom doesn’t do the ‘celeb’ or the plastic sycophantic ligging and ass kissing and ego stroking that goes on in ‘the scene’, he just goes about his craft quietly and unassumingly with skill and technique and gets the job done, whether it’s an intimate solo gig he’s doing or a full band ‘Celtic Soul’ performance…and these feature some stunning musicians as well. I’m honoured that Toms agreed to do a Songwriters Session for me 👍😊

The March Session on Sun 24th sees us go ‘national’ again and pull in another Liverpool based songwriter with an excellent pedigree… Marc Vormawah was originally in Liverpool 80s band (signed the Elektra Records and John Peel favourites) Personal Column. His most recent solo album ‘Goodbye To Yesteday’ was critically acclaimed as a ‘wonderfully envisaged album’ by Liverpool’s ‘Sound & Vision’ magazine. Marc writes some wonderful wholesome pop music and has a great vocal range…DON’T MISS. 

Our April session on Sun 28th April features the duo Birdbrother formed in 2011 in Sussex by Phil Stapley their celebrated debut album ‘Peace To The Wanderer’ was released in 2012. Phil relocated to Shropshire and teamed up with flute / percussionist Paul Beadle and the duo have been slowly working their magic together. They could easily be described as ‘folk driven pop music tapestry weavers’…or simply just call them WONDERFUL.

There are other dates I’m waiting for confirmations on – both local and national. I’ll announce them with the usual fanfare ASAP 😊…here’s to 2019 ‘All The Very Best To You and thanks for your support hope to see you soon’
Gary x

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