The Super Stereo Sessions returns once more for another great evening of top drawer live music in the cooler than cool surroundings of the Wanstead Tap on Thursday 20th August. This month’s installment sees a rare solo appearance from my good friend Henrik. Although you can normally find him playing with the mighty Grant Nicholas of Feeder, he’s an actor and a damn fine solo artist too! I once kidnapped him for 3 days and made him play Bass on my new record, but, that’s a completely different story and my lawyers assure me that the extradition order is wholly without merit. The mercurial Mick Wilson from 10cc will also be putting his golden larynx through another thorough workout and I will attempt to wean myself further away from the crutch that is “open E guitar tuning”, whilst regaling the audience with more tales of low-self esteem and lyrical OCD. Last month’s show was a proper belter, so make sure to get your tickets early. Tickets are available from the Wanstead Tap here, doors open at 7:30pm and we guarantee that all of our microphones are Kanye approved.
It doesn’t matter if you’re on the left or the right because we cater for everyone at the Super Stereo Sessions. I’ll be kicking off this brand new Singer/Songwriter night along with the a couple of my musical buddies in the shape of the wonderful Mick Wilson from 10cc and the multi-instrumentalist maestro Matthew Boulter from the Lucky Strikes. This monthly event, held at the uber cool Wanstead Tap (who stock over 100 of the finest beers available on the market) promises to be an absolute cracker and the acts lined up for the forthcoming shows are truly top drawer stuff. Tickets are available from the Wanstead Tap here, doors open at 7:30pm and it’s only a fiver to get in. In your face austerity measures!
Happy New Year Folks!
Yes, Yes, I know, long time, no type. So, to make up for my shockingly poor, and, some say, downright tardy lack of interwebular presence, I thought I’d share the little interview that I did recently with those splendid people over at that bastion of good musical taste, Real Gone.
Yes, humble reader, it’s all there in black and white and as plain as the I suppose on your boat race. “Gasp at the acrimonious band break ups”……”fill your voyeuristic boots with bitter ex-wives testimonies”……”nod your head sagely at the tales from rehab” and “look on in awe at the majesty that is the Derek Nimmo concept LP” are just some of tag lines that may or may not apply to the content of this fine piece of rock journalism. Anyhoo, it was great to spend an afternoon shooting the breeze with those guys and I had a lot of fun revisiting the making of The Grown Ups. You can read the interview in full right here: Awake & Dreaming.
I’m back treading the boards this month on Saturday 31st in support of those fine purveyors of clever pop, The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco. I’ll be heading to the Far East, well, alright, it’s actually The Soundhouse in Colchester, but, seeing as it’s not on the Central Line, I’ll pack the traveller’s cheques just in case!
And if you need a double shot, then I’ll be sharing the stage again with my good pals and “Tall Men of Rock”, Jinder and Peter James Millson at the Green Note in Camden on February 19th. For those of you watching in black and white, I’ll be the vertically challenged one……As ever, show times, venue info, tickets, etc can be found in the “Shows” section.
January moment of Zen
Here’s my long, lost producer, Jim Boggia, lost in France (sans Bonnie Tyler) and if there’s a more heartfelt tribute to Ian “Mac” McLagan, then I’ve yet to see it.
RIP Mac xxx
Peas and fluff,
“Cor Baby, that’s really free”.
Yes folks, I will be supporting “Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest failure”, the one and only John Otway on November 26th at The Wanstead Tap. There is no one else in the world like John Otway and our little spinning globe is all the better for it. There’s not many CV’s that boast incendary performances on the Whistle Test, Top of the Pops and The Young Ones, hiring The Odeon Leicester Square to show a documentatry of your life and having an LP produced by Pete Townsend. Phew! As if that wasn’t enough, he also found time to star in ITV’s “Supergran”. Please come on out and celebrate this truly unique artist. Headbutts on request.
Right, now where did I put those black jeans…………..
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.Read More