Ricky (enfin!)

You wait years for a decent recording of a song and suddenly, like buses, two come along. Jacques Brel wrote his famous song Jackie in the 1960s, spinning a yarn from his fantasy of ending up as a cabaret crooner in cheap clubs. Scott Walker, Marc Almond and others sang translated versions. In the 1980s […]

Vintage engraving of man writing at desk

It’s just a song, after all …

This is one for all the performers among my friends. Tonight I wrote a song. The first time in a year, during which I thought I either couldn’t, or didn’t need to, write another. So I’ve written one, and I think it’s good. Big deal. Why is that such a bitter sweet feeling? Since I […]


Fringe shows

Here’s a brief reminder that my little band of brothers and sisters and I are treading the boards again at the Fringe. We’re playing the Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides in Orwell St on 9, 10, 11 August at 7pm Expect the usual mix of quirky whimsy and crushing depression, with the superb Fiona […]