Live gigs and online music


Until the Covid lockdown I'd been running ‘Acoustic Mondays’, at the Windmill Inn in Wymeswold, Leicestershire, and also gigging regularly at venues around Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, both as a solo artist and with folk/acoustic bands. During the pandemic I kept the music going in various places online. These include Facebook pages where I posted videos regularly, such as "The Naughty Chair", "Folk in Quorn" and "Black Horse Fridays"; and also "live" digital acoustic sessions "Backporch Music" and "Juke Joint Jammers" and "Songwriters' Tuesdays".

As a result of the pandemic I've also developed a bit of an online presence on mainline streaming platforms; you can check out some of my music and my collaborations at:




The other thing that came out of the pandemic was a new collaboration with a group of songwriters - Chris Chambers, Phil Riley, Dave Taylor and Kenny Wilson - in an exciting new venture which goes under the name of Reynard Collective. There are links to some of the Reynard tracks below, and you can find more on the main Reynard Collective website at

LIVE GIGS 2021-2

Since its formation, much of my live gigging has been with Reynard Collective. In the list below Reynard Collective gigs are marked (RC); solo concerts, and those involving other collaborations are marked with an (S)

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June 2021, Barrow-upon-Soar Festival, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leicestershire (S) and (RC)

Wednesday 30th June 2021, 20.00 The Musician, Leicester - playing support at the launch event for Autumn Dawn Leader's brilliant new album (S).

Sunday 3rd October 2021, 16.00 The Musician, Leicester (RC).

Sunday 7th October 2021, 19.30 TABAC, Thurnby (RC)

Saturday 18th November, 20.00 Blackfordby Village Hall (RC)

Friday 17th December, 20.00 The Eco Village, Market Harborough (RC)

Saturday 26th March, 20.00 Markfield Court, Leicestershire (RC)

Sunday 27th March 14.00 The Musician, Leicester (RC)

Friday 15th April, 19.00 The Donkey, Welford Road, Leicester (RC)

Saturday 16th April, 20.00 Blackfordby Village Hall (RC)

Friday 20th May, 20.00 Viking Bar, South Walsham, Norfolk (S - with Phil Riley)

Tuesday 7th June, 20,00 Great Knight Folk Club, Northampton (RC)

Sunday 19th June, 14.00 Penny Brohn Centre, BS20 0HH (S - with Larkwolves)

Saturday 2nd July 15.30 The Glooston Gig, Glooston, Leics (RC)

Sunday 3rd July 13.40 The Peace Fair, Thornby Hall (RC)

Saturday 6th August, 12.00 and 14.00 Melton Folk Festival, Melton Mowbray (S)

Sunday 7th August, 13.30, 17.00 and 20.00 Melton Folk Festival, Melton Mowbray (RC)

Thursday 25th August, times tba, Cholfest 2022. Temple Cloud BS39 4NW (S - with June Brassington)

Tuesday 22nd November 20.00 Featured artist @ Folk Around Fishponds, The Cross Hands BS16 5AA (S)

If you fancy booking me or Reynard Collective for a gig, do get in touch at . Fees, in both cases, are by negotiation, depending on the type of gig and the finances of the promoter (we know that times are hard!) Don't be afraid to ask!


I will be glad to hear from you about music or any other projects!