It is with huge sadness that I am announcing that my upcoming German tour is cancelled due to Covid 19.
I had hoped that by now we might have been in a better place with regards to beating this thing, but given the current numbers it just feels too risky to go ahead.
I would like to thank Daniela Wilde and Markus Dehm in Heimat PR in Germany for the huge amount of work they put into making this such a great tour, I’d like to thank all the promoters across Germany that were putting on the concerts and I would also like to thank Carmen Duerst who was going to be my tour manager on the road for the dates.
I had been very much looking forward to getting back out on the road and I cannot tell you how upset I am that I will not to be able to play for you all, but I know in my heart and soul that this is the responsible thing to do.
We are trying to re-schedule as many of the dates as possible for 2021 and I cannot wait till I can come over there to play for you again. Till then, stay safe, help each other through this, and see you all somewhere along the Autobahn again.
It is with the greatest regret that I have to announce that I’m cancelling the remainder of my Australian tour due to the Covid 19 pandemic. I deeply regret the inconvenience that will be caused by this, but under the circumstances it seems like the right thing to do.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the concerts I’ve already done. I was so looking forward to playing The Blue Mountains this evening. Cancelling the festival this morning must have been a very tough call for the organisers, but it was absolutely the right thing to do.
Stay safe, support each other and see you all down the road.
A third night for “A Woman’s Heart Orchestrated”, at the National Concert Hall, has been added: Wednesday 19 February. Tickets for the first two dates flew out the door so if you’re interested, don’t hang around… Tickets can be purchased here
As most of you know Chris Gollon and I were creative companions for two years beginning with my ‘Naked Music’ album, when he gave focus and twenty four paintings to my solo music project. A painting for nearly every song and more…
When I played at the opening of his Naked Music’ exhibition in London, I surprised him by singing a song I had written inspired by a painting from the exhibition, ‘Dreaming of Leaving’ that was, in turn, inspired by a song on ‘Naked Music’.
The song was called “Gimme Some Wine”. This song gave inspiration to a whole exhibition on the theme of “Gimme Some Wine”.
I was devastated when Chris, my friend and fellow artist, passed away. In his memory a major solo museum exhibition ‘CHRIS GOLLON – Beyond the Horizon’ is being held at Huddersfield Art Gallery 12 Oct 2019 – 04 Jan 2020. It will be a retrospective of Chris Gollon’s paintings partially inspired by music or music lyrics, from those of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Talk Talk, Thurston Moore to those that came out of our collaboration. I’m really pleased to playing a part in this wonderful exhibition.
“FORGOTTEN DREAMS” Vinyl album, due to popular demand,now available on CD.
McEvoy’s latest album “Forgotten Dreams” (2019) was recorded in Air Studios in London as a Direct-Cut-to-Vinyl. This means that the album is recorded as the performance is happening in the studio. There is no editing or overdubbing. The entire side of the album, 20 minutes of music, has to be recorded non-stop without any mistakes, noises, string breakages, technical issues etc. and there is only one shot at it.
It’s extremely challenging for the studio engineers, producers and of course the performers, however it infuses the performance with a vibrancy and spontaneity that is unparalleled. Leading UK HiFi Magazine HI FI CHOICE gave “Forgotten Dreams” a 5/5 star review and the Vinyl Hot Pick of the month. The album features 10 songs including “The Spanish Word For Heart is Corazon” a song about cross –cultural- kindness, “Fragile Wishes” an homage to parenting (dedicated to her daughter) and “Slow Hand” her interpretation of the Pointer Sister’s 80’s hit. Due to popular demand the album is now also available on CD.
DEFINITIION OF A DIRECT CUT
A ‘direct cut’ to vinyl album is recorded as the performance is happening in the studio. There is no editing or overdubbing. The entire side of the album (20 minutes of music) has to be recorded non stop without any mistakes, noises, string breakages, technical issues etc. and there is only one shot at it.
It’s extremely challenging for the studio engineers, producers and of course the performer, however it infuses the performance with a vibrancy and spontaneity that is unparalleled.
“A wonderful video of my home town, Dublin, Ireland directed by Derek Merren in honour of Irish journalist Veronica Guerin who was murdered by Irish drug lords on 26th June 1996. The song is “Easy To Lose Hope” from my album “SNAPSHOTS” I wrote the song in the weeks following her death. Sadly, 20 years later, it’s still relevant today. “…We Must Not Be Afraid…”