Lobelia’s Lazy Sunday Songwriter Sessions! First Show April 21st!

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A few months back, I played a gig at a lovely venue in Cotteridge called Tower of Song. It was a true listening environment and amazing people running the place.  I’m so happy to say that they’ve said yes to a bi-monthly (for now) Sunday songwriter gig there! Our first amazing artist has been confirmed as Emily Baker, one of my song writing heroes.  I first saw her perform at the illustrious Ginglik,  at one of the best singer/songwriter nights in London, vetted and booked by Amity Hill. There have been only a few people in my life that made me tear up the first time I saw them perform, and Emily is one.

Here’s what people are saying about Emily’s new record All at Sea

Q Magazine **** ‘Within minimal enhancement…she sings and strums about fragile lives and loves with the directness of a stripped back Aimee Mann’

Acoustic Magazine ‘a masterclass in restrained acoustic balladry…’.

Don’t miss this amazing gig!

Buy tickets in advance and save £1 each! Advance £5, Concessions £4, Door £6


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*Please note that tickets are not refundable,  but if for some reason you cannot make the gig, feel free to sell the ticket on and let me know so I have their name at the door! ! x

All Guitars Sold! Thanks for Looking!

 

I’ve decided that it’s about time to have a bit of a clear out….like clothing, if I haven’t worn it/played it in two years or more it has to go!  Fact of the matter is, in my case you can have too many guitars, and not enough room for them!  So here’s what I have on offer for now!

Hi everyone! I’m having a bit of a clear out of old music equipment I never use…first on the list are my Epiphone Les Paul Special, this is an older one made before Gibson moved operations to China, made in 2000…vintage sunburst. Great guitar, great sound and in fantastic condition. Pick up a bargain for Christmas! £175

Contact me if you’re interested!

(the lovely Takamine has been sold and is off to his new lovely home soon!)

 

Great Music in Birmingham

Hi there lovelies! I have to say it’s been a long time since I’ve played an open mic night…but I haven’t played out at all in Birmingham yet and this one was suggested by my good bass playing friend Kev (Reg) Cooke. I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was certainly one of the best open mics I’ve ever played. The bar for music seems to be high here in Brum…which is fantastic. There was gorgeous uke and mandolin playing, a fantastic beatboxer, even some fab jazzy hip-hop at the end. One of the stand-outs of the night for me was Louise Petit. Wow, so so lovely. You just need to see her for yourselves! She’s playing a free gig at the Yardbird Jazz Club in Birmingham on December 7th, so go have a listen so you can agree with me wholeheartedly! 😉 Plus I believe that my lovely friend Kevin Cooke might be playing bass at that gig as well. He played with me last night on two songs and I am so looking forward to more! Perhaps we’ll work out that jazz set I’ve always wanted to do.

I’ve also heard about a music night that happens on Sundays called The Free Love Club at The Island Bar so I’m looking forward to checking that out as well. So yes, YAY. Till next time! x

this original photo I’ve used in the above post is by photosteve101 and licensed through creative commons. Thanks Steve!

They’re Here! Actual Physical Copies!

 

So though I’ve been involved in much new music in the last few years, I haven’t really made physical copies of anything. In my head I had decided that I would like to go totally to downloads, no realising all the people who were not interested in that scenario. (smile) Rather than leave you all out…I’ve decided to put out Limited Editions of both my new covers record, Beautifully Undone (Songs I Wish I’d Written) and also the Live So Far album with Steve Lawson (and some cool special guests!) I didn’t realise how excited I’d be to hold this music in my hand…so I guess I’ll have to agree that giving up CDs is perhaps not the right thing to do just yet. What’s so special about these “Special Editions”? Well, they are designed by Steve and I and also the Live So Far disc looks like a mini record. They’re also all numbered and after they’re gone, they’re gone! We’ll probably press more of these in future, but never with the same design so your numbered disc is unique.

If by some giant oversight you’ve yet to hear either album, here they both are. Click through to buy the CDs or the digital version!

Free Track and Radio Interview!

Hi there lovelies! Let me start by saying that I am determined to post more on this here lovely little blog…and that to celebrate I think you should have a free track from my new record….






…and I just did a nice interview on KRUU radio with the lovely Lyrical Venus (@LyricalVenus) and you can hear the archived version here! We have a great time talking for 30 mins and then there’s 30 mins of fabulous female artists! Also Greenbelt is getting nearer and I’m very excited to be playing on Sunday afternoon! I hope everyone who is coming can make it over to the performance cafe! x More soon!