Tuesday, 22 November 2011


The after-party downstairs in the kitchen after a lovely show last night in Cologne. Elke hosted me and did a fantastic job. A great end to my German week.


David hosted me in the community house he lives in on a farm outside Dortmund. A lot of people made it out to the middle of nowhere. Thanks for coming!


Maya was my host in Essen for one of the best shows. They all spoke excellent English and it went down really well.


Friday was a real party in Duisburg. A student house with great people hosted me.


Thursday was in Geldern in a small bar. Not many folks but those that came were lovely.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

More house concerts this week

All in Germany. Send some friends down if you can. I'll send you the addresses if you ask.
17th (Thur) - Geldern (at the Dorfkrug)
18th (Fri) - Duisburg
19th (Sat) - Essen
20th (Sun) - Waltrop
21st (Mon) - Cologne

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Collaborative track

I put guitar and vocals for a new track online here:
If any musos want to add some music on top that would be great.

Friday, 11 November 2011


Back with the extended family in rome. Turbulent times in Italy though. Let's hope the bastards gone for good this time.

Sunday, 6 November 2011


Another big crowd last night. 50+. I've been lucky to get such good organizers. Claudia and her two kids did a fantastic job putting it together. They're hosting house concerts every two months now. Addicted. Theyre so organised. Germany, you've got to love it. Although I think I did too much banter and too many lyrical songs last night because even if you speak good English it's still hard to catch everything as the words come flying by. It would be nice to have a bit of a band with me, drums and double bass would make it more about the music than the lyrics.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

2nd night in Bonn

Bonn was a treat. So nice to play without having to change towns, and to not have to leave the same living room was even better. Shows are two sets of 45 minutes and I did all different songs the second night so katrin had something new to listen. I have so many songs now, I could have done a third and even forth night if I practiced my back catalogue to remember ones I've long forgotten. 300+ songs now. The only downside is I feel less of a need to write new ones, although I did come up with one about bob diamond, the barclays ceo, and played that with katrin on piano.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Bonn double bill

First of two shows in Bonn last night, the same living room. Katrin is an old friend and a formidable organizer. 30 people last night and more tonight. Hanging out in the daytime, visiting in the hospital and baking in the afternoon.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Jamming with the flatmates

Jackie, Philip and Johannes on the ukes.


A fantastic show with 40+ people. An orchestra and a choir, unfortunately they didn't all play along. It's a big technical university town and lots of smart people there. Really a show to remember. Thanks so much for Johannes and flatmates for fixing it up. See you next year!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


Zurich was wonderful last night. A big thanks to everyone who came down and susanne and family for hosting at the last minute. I didn't play on the stairs. It was just for the after-party. All the shows this week are through couchsurfing and if they're all as good as this then it's going to be a great week. I'd forgotten how beautiful Switzerland is. With the leaves changing. Quite breathtaking!