Plans for 2018

I’m not especially great at keeping the blog here up to date or posting regularly. Sorry about that. I thought I’d share a few of my plans for 2018 with you if you’re interested.

I’ve been quiet on the recording side since my last album release, mainly due to the costs involved. I’m an independent musician which means I don’t have the financial support of a label behind me and I have to pay for everything myself. If you know anything about the music industry you’ll appreciate that’s a stupendous undertaking and mostly unaffordable. However, I have plans for 2018 as follows:

1. Recording an album where each track is a collaboration with other musicians. Some of the tracks will be my own, some will be songs that I like. The purpose of this is mainly to have some fun playing music again while removing the need for me to write new mterial.

2. Recording a second album of original material. Many of the songs are already written. Cost is the inhibiting factor. I have more songs than will fit on an album and I don’t want to get into the double-album thing. So….

3. Release an EP of original material not on the 2nd album.

Now – as with all plans, things can and will change but that’s where it stands at present. In addition to recording I’m looking to play live as often as I can and to play some bigger events so keep your eye on the page for more details in that area.

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Russ

Rolex Fastnet Race

We had a great time performing at the Rolex Fastnet Race at Plymouth Yachy Haven. Some fantastic race performances from the crews and the boats themselves. A great day out for us. Here’s a shot from our performance.

With me on the night:

George Comer – Sax
Sye Pilgrim – Drums
Adam Glanville – Bass
Paul “Bomber” Harris – Hammond Organ

Photo by Steve Sinclair Copyright (c) 2017

You’ll have someones eye out with that

nice and neat, all squared away…if only 🙂

Photo Copyright Don D, “The Lazy Photographer”. All Rights Reserved. Used With Permission.

New Posters

2 new gig posters added to the gig slideshow

Media -> Posters or click on the images below to see each poster full size.

Getting the guitar face on…

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Haha – a shot from my opening set at the Truro “Blues & Brews” festival. Our driver got a bit disorientated on the way to the festival this year resulting in me arriving later than planned and literally stepping out of the van and straight onto the stage as I was the opening act. The festival kicked off about 15 minutes late and I made the set up in my head on the spot. Very difficult trying to unwind from stressing about being late while actually performing solo live onstage. Fortunately it went well and the set later on in the day with the full band was a few hours away so I had enough time to chill out a bit.

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