Profile of a hawk

What’s it all about, then?

 Over the last few weeks I’ve been musing a lot about what my various websites are for. One piece of advice I was given was to run a user survey, which I’ve done on two sites including this one. I didn’t expect many answers – I don’t get a lot of visitors and I don’t […]

A tip of the hat tonight

A tip of the hat tonight

I’ve been unable to post to WordPress for a while, so I’m glad to have got it fixed today. Tonight’s the night for the third Tip of the Hat to Leonard Cohen. We’re at the Village, Fort Street, Leith. We’ve got so many singers we need to start prompt! Besides, Leonard would like it that […]

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 […]