February was a lovely month, and I particularly enjoyed my solo performance in the extraordinary acoustic of the Ashton Memorial, with a lovely supportive (and large!) audience helping to create a really special atmosphere. Thanks to Liz Dean who invited me, for her kind remarks here:
However, here we are well into March, so I’m getting ready for a solo gig tonight, a trio performance with the amazing Andrzej Baranek and Frank Grime on Tuesday, and all my usual piano and ukulele antics throughout the month. I’ve just started on my fourth year of playing weekly solo piano on a Friday afternoon at the Robert Gillow in Lancaster, and am enjoying it more than ever. As Tchaikovsky once said (although not to me personally….) “Music is enough for a lifetime – but a lifetime is not enough for music.”
I’m starting to work on repertoire for a series of forthcoming gigs, including two rather thrilling solo outings which I’m looking forward to.
One is providing romantic music for diners at the Borough in Lancaster on Valentines Night.
And the second is performing in the breathtakingly lovely Ashton Memorial in Lancaster’s Williamson Park. Further details on these and other things in the pipeline will be found on the “Where and When” page.
Well – here we are past the Solstice (hurrah!), and as I write this I’ve got sunshine coming in through my window, which is a welcome treat. I’m hoping to do some final tweaks to this website over the coming week, and then I can get on with the business of making music.
I’ve added quite a lot of my 2015 dates, but there are more to come yet. And I’ve also updated information about the ukulele sessions I’m running, including a new group for absolute beginners. This may well be the last beginners group I run for some time now, so do get in touch and come along if you want to start 2015 with some cheerful new skills.
As always, you’ll find my contact details here if you want to know more.
As stated elsewhere, this website is something of a work in progress. But I think it’s moving on nicely now , and I’m very grateful to computer trainer Rachel Rigg for her support in helping me create it.
And I’m also indebted to Northwest Jazz hero Fred Burnett, who set up my previous website, and has been very patient in assisting me transfer things to to this one.
I’ve now got a new gig calendar here.
And I’m about to face the cameras for some new photo’s. Watch this space…