My music

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 […]

Facing our public in August!

Here’s the poster for this year’s Acoustic Music Centre gig. A lot of people have told me they’re coming so might be as well to book at ticket to avoid disappointment! Here are all the gigs we have lined up: Thurs 13th 7pm St Andrews Square, Edinburgh Gin and Prosecco bar Fri 14th 7pm St […]

Romantic Fiction Collected

In 2005 and 2006 I put out two EPs (a hangover term from the days of vinyl, meaning a single with four tracks instead of two) called Romantic Fiction 1 and 2.  The idea was that my previous album The Wolf Who … didn’t really include any you-and-me type love or love/hate songs, and I […]

July and August gigs

July and August gigs

The Heaven Sent has a new member: Suzy Cargill on percussion, joining James Whyte on bass, Fiona Thom on guitar/ukelele, John Lawrence on keyboards and your humble servant on guitar. We’ll be out and about as usual the Festival period. Here’s what’s planned so far: Tues 28 July 8pm: Bannerman’s (front bar) An acoustic spot […]

Songstories#4 Green Lights All The Way

This song came to me in the most predictable, prosaic way you could imagine – I was driving home from Edinburgh at night and, guess what, I got a green light at just about every junction. As I was driving I started stringing together ideas about a guy whose life just works. Kind of an […]