The Whiskey Jar, Manchester, The Wrong Train, Charlie McKeon, Taxi Drivers Who Discussed Gun Crime, Joe McAdam’s Brilliant Open Mic, The Friendly Coach Station Attendant, Taking 3 Hours to Complete a 50-minute Journey

It would come as no surprise to people that know me that, just occasionally, the simplest of journeys can go awry. I’ve developed a fondness for playing Joe McAdam’s amazing open mic & acoustic sessions at The Whiskey Jar in Manchester. Located on...

FAC drop-in-session with Fran Healy of Travis

Yesterday I attended an FAC (Featured Artist Coalition) drop-in session with guest panelist Fran Healy (Travis) chaired by my friend Roxanne de Bastion. I was also fortunate enough to be involved in the live music event hosted and curated by Graham Holland and Stuart...

Showing Ian Prowse the chords to ‘Holly’

For reasons yet to be explained, yesterday I found myself on the steps of the Bombed Out Church in Liverpool yesterday demonstrating to former-Pele and current Amsterdam frontman Ian Prowse the chords to my song Holly. What he plans to do with the song at present...

Whiskey Jar – 24/03/15 – Manchester

It’s currently 10 to 1 in the morning. I’m in a horizontal position on a futon in a suburb somewhere outside of Manchester. Gorton? I think it’s Gorton. The room I’m in is one that was been laid out for the specific purpose of peace, self...