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Travel Day Off. Edinburgh to Ipswich. Nov 3rd

November 3, 2017 It is a day off. My voice will reboot. A day off means no singing. We will be travelling nonetheless. We determined to leave by 10:30am Remarkably I slept beyond the time allowed to make hotel breakfast. I’m not fussed by their poncy yogurt based fruit cups[…]

Edinburgh. Usher Hall. Nov 2nd.

November 3, 2017 This morning, immediately after breakfast, I took a stroll. Foolishly, I had left my coat in the car and, for quickness, had sported my Birkenstock barefooted. The day was both bright and brisk. I was not warm. I was not clever. I followed my nose. Hard not[…]

Glasgow. The Royal Concert Hall. 1st Nov.

November 3, 2017 All the days roll into one. On our drive from Edinburgh to Ipswich I consult with Vinny about our trip from Newcastle to Scotland. I am a day late writing and already the time is misty in my memory. We left soon after midday. Although we play[…]

Gateshead Sage. 31st Oct. 30/10-31/10

November 1, 2017 Gold and russet leaves bedeck the verges of the roads and the sun hazes through cloud draped skies. I would be able to smell autumn keenly had i not fucked my nose with First Defence. Either way, I know it in my bones. G left for the[…]

Belfast. 28th October

October 30, 2017 Coincidently, when I wake up, it is morning. I love that kind of synergy. The day that follows is a blur. One day seems like the next. Already I have forgotten that room and struggle to remember this. I know I went to breakfast. I know getting[…]

Dublin. The iconic Olympia Theatre. 28th oct.

October 29, 2017 As I was finalising the posting of yesterday’s blog, we arrived at the hotel. It is well reputed one, although reception were very Meh about who got which room. We were handed non specific key cards, told to take one and then sent curtly on our way.[…]

Cork Opera House 27th Oct. 26th – 28th

October 28, 2017 26/10/17 Bags packed and arse in a car, I am back on tour. Flying to Cork takes a mere lunch hour and I am in beautiful Ireland again. Checked in, G and I stroll to tomorrows venue – Cork Opera House – via the shops to buy[…]

Auckland. ASB Theatre. 14th Oct.

October 15, 2017 6am? Oh fuck off. Why am I awake. Can’t have been more than four hours asleep. Gig tonight and energy to muster. Eyelids are decidedly drawn up like roman blinds. I decide to pack my cases. 3 nights in the same hotel and I have occupied every[…]