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Sitting here pondering about the completion of my 2nd LP (Calling Mr Jim Boggia…..) and exactly which formats to release it on, when I came across this article about Macca on padgadget.com (see link at bottom of page). I’m wondering if this is the way to satisfy both my inner liner notes geek and my bank manager? It’s certainly the most exciting use of the digital platform that I’ve seen so far. Hope springs eternal.

Paul McCartney Releases 5 Classic Albums as iPad Apps

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March Madness

Hey Folks!

Happy season of Lent!

Quick and dirty this month. I’ll be making my annual appearance at the “Under the Influence” night at the Boogaloo in Highgate this coming Monday (24th March). This month, it’s the turn of the blue collar boss himself, Bruce Springsteen! Expect singalongs, checked shirts and tales of cars and girls. Hopefully, “The Big Man” will watching over us too! All kicks off at 8pm, £3 on the door. Now where did I put that sleeveless denim jacket……

Studio update:  Four to the floor! Yes the floor is going daaarrhhnnn this week and hopefully I’ll be writing the next newsletter from the studio. You’ve no idea how good that last line sounds. Expect pictures, soundbites and donation requests to help pay for the damn thing!

2nd LP news: Jim Boggia continues to weave his magic and it just keeps sounding better and better. Rumours of “Rumours” type excess are, sadly, untrue

And, just in case you missed it, here’s your little moment of Zen from last year’s “Under the Influence” show.

March, just like February, but, with more days and less letters.

As usual, all the finer details can be found over at www.mickterry.co.uk

“We liked the same music, we liked the same bands, we liked the same clothes”

Peas and Fluff,
Mick x

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Under The Covers

Hey Folks!

I trust you had a cool yule and I wish all a very Happy New Year.

Right, short and sweet (like me) this month. I’m kicking off the new year with a show at the  legendary 12 Bar Club on Monday 27th January and treading the boards alongside me will be my my great friend and partner in minor key crime, Peter James Millson. As you may already know Peter’s soon to be released debut LP, ‘Sweet The Love That Meets Return’ was produced by my good friend, Danny George Wilson. Peter and I will each be playing a solo set and then, as a little bit of fun to round off the evening, we will serenade you with a set of our favourite cover songs. Hmmm, I’m thinking along the lines of something from The Posies, maybe a bit of Prefab Sprout and any other bands beginning with the letter P that we can think of. Also, as if that wasn’t enough audio yummyness for your earholes, we have the very lovely Sadie Jemmett opening up the evening for us.

Studio update:  The dust has almost settled on my home studio build and I’m hoping to get the power connected this week (frying tonight anyone?). So, it’s so long plasterboard and hello interior furnishings. Rumours of Laurence Llewelyn Bowen’s involvement are highly exaggerated………

2nd LP news: I have, once again, been enjoying the sights of a pixelated, out of sync, Jim Boggia, in Kawari Studios in Philadelphia via the wonders of the interweb. That boy has been real busy hustling up the finest players that my PayPal account can afford to lay down some killer parts on my songs. We’re so close to being finished, but, still not quite there. All good things come to those who are separated by the Atlantic ocean……….

And, just in case you didn’t manage to get your Christmas freak on, here’s your little moment of yuletide Zen

So there you have it! January: just like December, only with less drinking and family feuds.

As usual, all the finer details can be found over at www.mickterry.co.uk

“Stretch your eyes, invite the sun”

Peas and Fluff,
Mick x

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You Still Believe In Me

Hey Folks!

Long time no speak. I hope you all enjoyed the great summer weather and that you survived Hurricane Bertha or whatever the not-so great storm was called.

First up, the Living Room Scene returns  from its summer break with a storming bill that sees not one, not two, but, three, count them “1, 2, 3″ great artists joining me on stage. First up we have the return of musician/photographer/rake Peter James Millson. Peter’s debut LP, ‘Sweet The Love That Meets Return’ is due for release in February 2014 and was produced by my good friend, Danny George Wilson. I’ve been lucky enough to have had a sneaky listen and I can tell you that it’s a stone cold classic, melodic pop masterpiece.

Next up (and making his first appearance at the Living Room Scene) we have Jinder. Folk-pop singer/songwriter and troubadour Jinder was dubbed ‘the tallest singer/songwriter in Britain’ by the independent and he has toured with the likes of Deacon Blue, Sinead O’Connor, the Proclaimers, Jackie Leven and Henry Priestman, Jinder, playing everywhere from the Royal Albert Hall to the Dog and Duck.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, completing the Songwriter Circle we have the legendary Nelson Bragg. For those of you who don’t know, Nelson’s day job is playing percussion with the Beach Boys and the Brian Wilson Band, but, he is a superb Power-Pop songwriter in his own right and recorded one of my favourite versions of “God Only Knows” with The Mockers. He also has a superb new LP out called “We Get What We Want”  which should be at the top of your Christmas list. This will probably be my last show of 2013, so please come on out and support these great acts. As usual, the show kicks off at 8:45pm in the upstairs room at the Betsey Trotwood , so get down early as this could be a busy one!

2nd LP update!
By the wonders of the interweb, I was able to virtually attend the latest studio session in Philadelphia where my good friend/Producer/Mad Scientist, Jim Boggia, held court and supervised the recording of the Horns on my record. I’ve been listening to the rough mixes and all I can say is that Christmas has definitely come early for this little boy. I’m hoping for an early 2014 release, so watch this space for more news.

“Stand By Studio”:
I have finally taken the plunge and decided to build myself a little recording studio. With the considerable help of best buddy and producer of  “The Grown Ups”, Mr Mick Wilson, I am currently knee deep in timber frames, isulation, plasterboard (drywall for our American reader) and enough electrical sockets to power a small country. Hopefully, I’ll be hosting some “Stageit” style internet shows and providing some sneak peeks at the my new record too. It’s been a long time since I’ve had my own music space and I’m excited beyond words, especially as my trusty old Wurlitzer 200A piano will get to see daylight once again. In fact, I’m currently cultivating a Rodger Hodgson-esque beard in readiness for when the studio doors finally swing open.

So, as always, I hope to see you out on the road, out on the web, or just plain outta your head.

Peas and fluff,

Mick x

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Fringe Benefits

Hey Folks!

Do you find that Edinburgh is too far to go to get your Fringe Festival freak on? Are you worried about over eager Scottish Border control guards? Does the thought of a deep fried Mars Bar fill you with dread? Well, fear not my culture loving friends because the Fringe is coming to Wanstead in September. Yes, Wanstead is having it’s very own Fringe Festival and I will be playing a little show at the Larder Cafe on Friday 13th (yikes!!!) to help celebrate the launch of this week long festival. Rumours that I will be reconnecting with my fringe of yesteryear are, sadly, untrue. 

Staying in the ‘hood, I will be playing at the Wanstead Charity Night on Tuesday 16th October at Dama De Elche Tapas Bar in Wanstead. This is in aid of the Hopes and Dreams charity that helps chronically, seriously or terminally ill children and I’m truly honoured to be asked to be a part of this special event. I’ve played a couple of shows over the last year or so with my buddy/producer Jim Boggia and we’ve always had a great time here with fantastic food and drink thrown into the mix, courtesy of Miguel and his excellent staff , so please come on out and support this very special charity. Tickets in advance only from paul.canal@gmail.com.

As usual, all the finer details can be found over at www.mickterry.co.uk

Finally, my 2nd LP continues to bake gently in a moderate oven and I think we may almost be ready for some icing very soon. I can’t wait for you all to hear it Folks!

So, as always, I hope to see you out on the road, out on the web, or just plain outta your head.

Peas and fluff,

Mick x

p.s. Here’s a little moment of Zen featuring Jim Boggia, Greg Humphreys and me.

Big Star…….Sigh……….

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White Line Fever

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Hey Folks!

You know how it is, you wait all year for a Power Pop legend to arrive and then two show up at once! Yes, indeed, my good friend, producer and musical encyclopedia, Jim Boggia, is back in the UK for a flying visit. And, as if that wasn’t cool enough, the inspiration behind the “Living Room Scene” shows, Greg Humphreys (Dillon Fence/Hobex) will be crossing the pond at exactly the same time. Seeing as the Power Pop Planets have seen fit to align themselves, it would be rude, some say criminal, to pass up this golden opportunity to play a show or two with these mighty songwriting talents. (I’m actually playing four shows this month, but, more of that later).

First up, I will be playing the 12 Bar Club with Jim and Greg on July 9th. I’m still pinching myself when I look at my name on this bill. I hit the stage at 8pm, followed by Jim at 9pm and Greg will be taking the show home from 10pm.

Secondly, my old pal, Danny George Wilson (Danny and the Champions of the World/Grand Drive) will be joining Greg and myself on 1oth July for this month’s edition of the “Living Room Scene” Songwriter Circle at The Betsey Trotwood. Both Danny and I have been massive Dillon Fence fans from way back in the days when I still employed the services of a hairdresser, so, seeing as we had such a blast playing with Greg last July, we are both really excited to get a chance to share the stage again with the great man. Who says dreams don’t come true?
The Living Room Scene takes place in the upstairs room at the Betsey Trotwood in Clerkenwell and it all kicks off at 8:30pm.

Barely pausing for breath, I will be playing a show with 10cc vocalist (and co-producer of The Grown Ups), Mick Wilson at the lovely, Grade II listed, Colour House Theatre on July 13th. This show is part of AbbeyFest 2013 and Mr Wilson has assured me that wellington boots are not required. I shall, of course, be channeling my inner Flower-Power child for this performance…….
Tickets available here

Lastly, on 21st July, the wheels of my tour bus will finally grind to halt for a show at the infamous What’s Cookin’, now located in it’s new (old!) home of  The Crown in Leytonstone. The genial host, Ramblin’ Steve, always puts together the best bills in town and this one is no exception with the majestic Society headlining the evening. Those guys have got that four part harmony thing nailedto the floor and that, coupled with the fact that “Whispering” Bob Harris is a big fan, should be reason enough for you to set sail towards the Far East. I’m on stage at 8:30pm.

As usual, all the finer details can be found over at www.mickterry.co.uk

“The road goes on forever”

Peas and Fluff,
Mick x

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