WHAT I DO
SOME past band events & gigs
Fairfield Halls, Croydon | Crucible Theatre, Sheffield | St Martin-in-the-Fields, London | Rock City, Nottingham | Edinburgh Festival Fringe | Basel Festival, Switzerland | Cambridge Festival | Towersey Festival | Sidmouth Festival | Rotterdam Festival, Netherlands | Bude Jazz Festival, Cornwall | Hayfield Jazz Festival, Derbyshire | Half Moon, Putney | Band on the Wall, Manchester | Third Eye Centre, Glasgow | HMS Tamar, Hong Kong | Kowloon Cricket Club, Hong Kong | Tonder Festival, Denmark | Aalborg Festival, Denmark | RAF Wildenrath, Germany | Durham University | Sheffield University | Queens University, Belfast
SOME past solo events & gigs
Farnham Maltings | Mill Arts Centre, Banbury | Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington | Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury | West Dean College, Chichester | Sidmouth Festival | Derby Folk Festival | Swanage Folk Festival | Malmesbury Carnival | Ashton Keynes Music Festival, Wiltshire | Old Marylebone Town Hall, London | Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth | The Hurlingham Club, London | Royal College of Art, London | RAF Cranwell, Lincs. | Bovey Castle, Bovey Tracey, Devon
CLIVE LIVE !
Obviously because of Covid all live gigs stopped. But when things were normal, and when they return to the new normal...
In exchange for appropriate recompense, I will attend your event - corporate function / wedding / party / club / festival / carnival / fete / village hall / arts centre / social group / luxury seaside villa (you never know your luck!) etc. - and perform a suitable selection from my deep bag of songs old, new and original. I can perform from a stage or fixed position, with a small PA if necessary, but my preferred format, that works really well, is...
THE STROLLING (UKULELE) MINSTREL ... simple, uncomplicated, old-fashioned, low-tech, acoustic. No need for wires / stage / soundcheck / roadies, it's just me moving freely among the guests with my uke. Live background or foreground music as desired, from a wide repertoire including classic pops, standards, novelty songs and instrumentals.
TIKI / HAWAIIAN-THEMED EVENTS ... have become very popular in recent years and are a speciality of mine. I rock up sporting my Hawaiian shirt and lei and perform a selection of Hawaiian, hapa haole, tiki and similar tropical-style tunes.
PLEASE NOTE ... these days most of my gigs are private or corporate events which, for obvious reasons, are not listed here. Any public events I'm involved in will appear on this page.
Village Green, Woodbury, nr Exeter
Sunday 5 June, from 2.30pm, as part of the village's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Strolling ukulele minstrel.