Well, the UK tour is done and dusted. It was a hell of a run, despite the hiccups. Thanks again to Ed Harcourt, Dive Dive, the crew, and of course everyone at the shows. Brixton in particular was a special, special night for me. Not one I’ll be forgetting for a long time. It feels now like the cycle for Poetry Of The Deed has bee completed, and I’m more than ready to be heading into the studio in January to make me a new album; which is convenient, because that’s the plan. To celebrate, here’s a massive blog with tons and tons of information all in one go!
First up, show news. I still have three gigs left this year – one in Stockholm, Sweden (16th December), one in Val D’Isere (17th December), and one in Darlington on New Year’s Eve (now sold out, yay!). Come check them out, any questions just ask. I’m also pleased to announce three new shows for next year:
- 16th February 2011 – Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree (rescheduled from December, all original tickets still valid, Sold Out)
- 18th February 2011 – London, The Borderline, NME Awards show (tickets onsale from here at 9am tomorrow – they’ll go fast).
- 20th February 2011 – Exeter, The Lemon Grove (rescheduled from December, all original tickets still valid, Sold Out)
Looking ahead beyond those dates, we’re currently planning an onslaught for next year that will take me all over the UK (twice), Europe, the USA, Australia and beyond. As soon as we have dates being confirmed they’ll be up here. Thing slightly depend on how long recording the new album takes. Thanks for being patient.
Next up, I’m pleased to say I finally got round to posting up the lyrics to the songs on the new EP – you’ll find them under the Lyrics tab above (duh). Enjoy.
Onwards to some recommendations for you. First of all, the wonderful Grace Petrie and I shared a stage together at Glastonbury this year. Her website is now up and running and well worth a look. Check it. Also, my old friend Barry is now working for a homeless charity in Surrey who are ace and deserve your attention and support – Amber can be found here.
And then there’s a plethora of video stuff for you all to watch. First of all, back in October I played at Fest 9 in Gainesville Florida and had a thoroughly amazing time. The full set is now up to be watched online right here, and I’d heartily recommend it – it was one of my favourite shows of the year, and even includes a cameo from Fat Mike. Then I did a little interview and acoustic session for the O2 Academy Youtube channel, which you can check out by following those links. And to wrap up for today, here’s the latest installment of the US tour diary (the penultimate one, I promise):