|Posted on 2 May, 2018 at 5:25|
The 4th single to be released from my latest project 'From Coalfield to Battlefield', in advance of the forthcoming album, is 'The Final Letter of Jimmy Durham'. It tells the true story of James Francis Durham.
Featuring an illustration by Helen Temperley, the single is initially available as a Digital Download for £0.99 from my Bandcamp Page here.
|Posted on 2 May, 2018 at 5:20|
The 3rd single to be released from my latest project 'From Coalfield to Battlefield', in advance of the forthcoming album, is 'Euphonium & Cornet'. It tells the true story of my Great Uncles Joseph (Joe) and George Mains.
|Posted on 28 March, 2018 at 5:40|
Yesterday, Helen and me had a fantastic day today at Saltaire, West Yorkshire, in the wonderful company of the lovely Nigel Schofield, a true unsung legend of the English Folk scene, recording an interview with him for Tykes' News magazine, talking mainly about the 'Mad Martins' project but also Gary & Helen's in-progress 'From Coalfield to Battlefield' project, the impending Whisky Priests Reunion and more.
We're looking forward to posting a selection of images from the photo shoot and more information about the interview soon. In the meantime, here is a handful of photos we took ourselves...
|Posted on 16 March, 2018 at 6:05|
I'm honoured and delighted to be involved in such a fantastic event with great friends that I admire enormously - Naomi Bedford, Paul Simmonds, etc. Promises to be an amazing and exclusive evening! For tickets - see details on the flyer below...
|Posted on 12 March, 2018 at 7:05|
|Posted on 11 February, 2018 at 17:40|
Here's the latest video (with lyrics) from my 'From Coalfield to Battlefield' project.
|Posted on 10 February, 2018 at 5:50|
|Posted on 4 February, 2018 at 15:20|
It was a pleasure and a privelege to see and hear the magnificent Ferryhill Town Band play a blinder at the Festival of Brass Contest at East Durham College, Peterlee, this afternoon - well done guys! It was also a great opportunity to sneak in a quick photo shoot to help promote our recent collaboration on the CD single 'The Durham Light Infantry' (1st single to be released from the forthcoming 'From Coalfield to Battlefield' project).
|Posted on 4 February, 2018 at 7:30|
The 2nd single to be released from my latest project 'From Coalfield to Battlefield', in advance of the forthcoming album, is 'Ballad of Lance-Sergeant William Stones'. It tells the true story of a previously-decorated soldier in the Durham Light Infantry, from Crook, County Durham, who was executed in 1917 for alleged cowardice during the First World War.
There is also an official video featuring Helen's illustration with lyrics : -
|Posted on 28 January, 2018 at 17:15|
On Friday 26th January, I had a great afternoon with my long-time collaborator and Whisky Priests colleague Mick Tyas at the Forum Music Centre, Darlington, with the pair of us recording guest vocals together for a cover version of the old Whisky Priests classic 'The Raven' (which I originally wrote for the band's 1992 studio album 'Timeless Street' and which also appeared on the band's seminal live album 'Bloody Well Live!' in 1993) by German folk-rockers 'Kings and Boozers' for their latest album 'Still Got the Booze' (due to be released in March 2018). The session was a hoot and we were very pleased with the results. Now, we can't wait to hear the finished article.