My new album “Alone” is to be released on 12th September. It is now available to pre-order on Amazon.
It’s a really unusual album for me in that it’s just me on my own, playing as I do on stage. It came about as a result of me having a few days off in the middle of an English tour. There wasn’t enough time to come home but the thought of staying in (yet another) hotel or B&B was more than I could cope with at that point.
I called up The Grange studio in Norfolk, where I’ve done quite a bit of recording over the years, to see if I could stay in one of the cottages in the grounds. They told me to come on down. When I got there the studio turned out to be free, so Dave the engineer suggested I go in and sing some songs.
To be honest, I wasn’t in a great frame of mind at the time, so I went in and sang my heart out. I had no plan or vision, nor, therefore, was I under any pressure. I was just singing my songs with my electric, as I do on stage every night.
When friends and colleagues heard the result there was an overwhelming reaction that the session should be released as an album. I was initially reluctant because while I really love the mood and ‘vibe’ of the session, I feel it’s a risk for me to release something so stripped back…. but on the basis that fortune favours the bold……
You can pre-order “Alone” here:
I’m doing 17 dates throughout the UK in September and October to promote “Alone”. The dates are here:
My continued thanks for all the letters and the messages you post to Facebook and Twitter. Most of all thanks for coming to the gigs and buying the music for all these years.
Lots of love,