visitation of an American Poet
I’m playing at a Lou Reed tribute night in Kemptown, (At The) Coach House. It starts at 7pm, on Sat 7th Dec. Here’s the address:
There’ll be loads of people playing songs from all across his incredible body of work. I’m doing… Actually, no. If you want to find out, you’ll have to come along. Anyway, it promises to be a fantastic celebration (in a unique venue, too).
[NB: had to cancel, as I've got a head full of germs and my voice has shrunk to nothing. My apologies - damned annoying.]
I’m playing a free gig this Sunday evening at the White Rabbit in Brighton, thanks to promoters Hush Hush.
For the Facebook-phobic, details are:
13-14 Kensington Gardens, BN1
8:00 – NELSON DAY
8:40 – ARTHUR AND THE IRRATIONAL
9:20 – PAUL ADAMS
9:50 – JOHNNY ASHBY FEATURING PAUL ADAMS
10:30 – MATT FINUCANE
…Again, there’ll be 1 or 2 new songs in the set. Should be a nice night – come!
This Wednesday (16th Oct), gig, free entry, from 7:30, Amersham Arms, New Cross, London.
➊ Si Cliff – www.sicliff.co.uk
➋ Matt Finucane – https://soundcloud.com/matt-finucane
➌ Hummingbird (Alexandra)
➍ Jon Fazal
Facebook event here. I’ll be playing at least one new song, maybe more. The previous gig there three months ago was very strong on atmosphere and good music – a real pleasure to sit and watch as well as take part in; these are good nights. Come along, do.
the best-laid plans…?
Still working on the album – it goes from deepest grottoes of harsh bass/vulgar guitar to the highest alp, where valkyries fly rapt and stern, far off in the frosty air. Which is interesting. Seriously though, it’s sounding good so far.
It’s also high time I found some new musicians for a live band. A slow process, particularly as I don’t want to end up with just another rockist combo; a tall ask, but when it works it makes everything worthwhile (and when it doesn’t - well, there are worse ways to spend your days). Ongoing, then, but there’s a glimmer of light.
Got a gig in New Cross on Wed 16th October – been asked back to do another Shut Up & Listen night, which should be fun (the last one was great).
Maybe playing Oxjam here in Brighton at the end of the month, but then again maybe not; still waiting for confirmation. Aren’t we all, eh. More info soon.