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Welcome to my Blog. Here I will be posting a range of stories, video clips, new songs, as well as general news updates and more. I hope you enjoy reading it...

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German TV superstar Elton wears Whisky Priests T-Shirt on popular quiz show

Posted on 14 February, 2021 at 18:55

My thanks to Lars Langenberg and Ingmar Schütte respectively for sending me these 2 great photos, and for drawing my attention to the latest edition of "Wer Weiß Denn Sowas?" ("Who Knows Something Like This?"), a hugely popular quiz show on German TV, on which regular team captain Elton is sporting a Whisky Priests T-Shirt throughout the show! :lol: Apparently he regularly wears some kind of band T-Shirt when he appears on this particular show, so this time it was The Whisky Priests turn to get the treatment - fantastic! "Thanks Elton" - nice one!! :D





Helen's 'Wooden Dolly' Illustration

Posted on 13 February, 2021 at 18:50

Helen's latest artwork 'Wooden Dolly No. 3' (which I absolutely love) is now available from her Etsy shop HERE.


It was inspired by my as-yet-unreleased song 'Wooden Dolly', which I performed as part of my 'Belle Vue Sessions No.2' streamed concert, which you can watch in full HERE.



Gonzo Weekly - Gonzo Jon's apology!

Posted on 11 February, 2021 at 18:40

Huge thanks to the amazing Jonathan Downes aka 'Gonzo Jon', editor of the fabulous Gonzo Weekly Magazine, for printing such a marvelous apology to me in the latest edition of Gonzo (Issue #427/8 - see below), for having made the accidental mistake of calling me Gary 'Mitchell' :lol: in the header to part 2 of my in-depth interview (over 2 successive issues) with the mighty Kev Rowland. Cheers Jon!!



Gonzo Weekly Interview Part 2 (of 2)

Posted on 21 January, 2021 at 4:40

Part 2 (of 2) of my epic 10,000-word interview with Kev Rowland for Gonzo Weekly online magazine has been now published in this week's (#425/6) issue - though for some reason, I am now called "Gary Mitchell"!!! (see below).


To read the article in full, follow the link HERE and scroll to pages 72-89.


Meanwhile, here's a look at the first page...







10,000-word Interview (Part 1 of 2) in this week's (#423) issue of Gonzo Weekly

Posted on 14 January, 2021 at 0:35

I'm pleased to announce that part 1 (of 2) of my epic 10,000-word interview with Kev Rowland for Gonzo Weekly online magazine has been published in this week's (#423) issue.


To read the article in full, follow the link HERE and scroll to pages 72-86.


In the meantime, here's a look at the first page of my interview...





"The Belle Vue Sessions No.2" - Now on YouTube

Posted on 20 December, 2020 at 14:20

 I've now uploaded a video of "The Belle Vue Sessions No.2" in its entirity (around 40 minutes in length) to my YouTube Channel.


This is a recording made with an external camera, of my Facebook Live Stream of 15th December 2020. It was therefore filmed from a different angle to the Live to Facebook version (which was streamed through the internal camera on my computer).


 

Featuring songs performed solo on acoustic guitar, with background and explanations to each of the songs, plus a bit of general chat, direct from the basement of my home in Ferryhill, County Durham, England.


 

I chose a completely different set of songs to the ones I played last month (for "The Belle Vue Sessions No.1"), including several I'd never performed live previously plus another written that very afternoon - it was all very spontaneous with no thought of a safety net!


 

Here is a list of the songs I played this time around:


1. A Dream of Joseph Skipsey


 

2. Unlocked Gate


 

3. I Can and I Will


 

4. Wooden Dolly


 

5. Two Artists


 

6. In Memoriam


 

7. New Horizons


 

Hope you enjoy it!...


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'Releasing From Lockdown' Recording Sessions - 'fly on the wall' clips

Posted on 19 December, 2020 at 2:55

Here's a small selection of 'fly-on-the-wall' clips from last week's recording session at The Forum Music Centre, Darlington, that I did with Helen - it's a little teaser for our respective song contributions ('A Boy's Own Story' and 'Venus Through the Sycamores') towards the Forum's brilliant 'Releasing From Lockdown' project. I'm so proud of what Helen has achieved with her first ever professional recording session, as 'Nellie's Temple'.


Huge shout out to our amazing son-in-law Jake for drums and percussion, to sound engineer Chris for all his hard work, and to Sid for photos, ideas and inspiration, and for being there throughout the whole process from early development onwards.


It was a very intense two days, with the clock ticking, but it was a great experience and I'm looking forward to Helen and me sharing the finished results, once everything finished and mixed...



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Watch "The Belle Vue Sessions No. 2" on Playback

Posted on 16 December, 2020 at 3:15

A huge "Thank You!" to everyone who tuned in to my Facebook Live Stream, "The Belle Vue Sessions No.2", last night. 


If you missed it live, you can watch it on Playback below...






"The Belle Vue Sessions No.2" - Live Stream reminder

Posted on 14 December, 2020 at 2:30

Just a quick reminder of my live stream ("The Belle Vue Sessions No.2") tomorrow night 19:00 GMT/UTC. I'm really looking forward and hope you can tune in!



New Long-Sleeve Shirt Design - "The Whisky Priests" Original/Vintage Logo

Posted on 7 December, 2020 at 6:20

I am delighted to announce that, due to demand, "The Whisky Priests" Original/Vintage Logo Design is now available as a Long-Sleeve Shirt (White Print on Black) in my Merch Shop. It comes in a range of sizes from S to XL.


 

White Print on Black Long-Sleeved Shirt.


 

Material: 100% ringspun cotton.*

Ribbed collar.

Taped neck and shoulders.

Tubular knit.

Hemmed sleeves.

Twin needle stitching.


 

Weight: 153gsm.


 

Size / Length (inches/cms) / Width (inches/cms):

S / 19¾"/50cm / 26¾/68cm.

M / 2"/53cm / 27½/70cm.

L / 22"/56cm / 28¼"/72cm.

XL / 23½"/60cm / 29¼"/74cm.

XXL / 25¼/64cm / 30"/76cm.





 

Please check the size guide when ordering (click "Buy Now" button and choose your size at the checkout), to ensure a nice fit).


 

CLICK HERE to browse/order.



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