A huge thank you has to go to James Vince, Ashford's Simon Cowell, but with far less idiotic trousers, who with the help of Mr Paul Richards, booked and organised the whole bloody thing. It's been a right giggle to be on tour with One Day Elliott. They won't thank me for saying this, but they're actually one of the first bands I ever saw back in 2000 and something (A lady never tells), and when I was in my old band in my teens, we really looked up to them, and aspired to play in all the places they played. Their new album starts with a piece of classical music and ends with an acapella barbershop song, you're probably gonna check that out.
Thanks to Engineer records for their strong support of the tour, and lending us Scott of Sirens and Shelter, an amazingly talented musician with almost infuriatingly catchy songs. It's been great to meet another solo singer/songwriter trying to find an audience on the local scene. Tells you all you need to know that on one night after watching Scott's set, I drove home listening to his CD, and then got in and listened to him on Spotify. His new single is out now, and his album next week, links below.
So what next for me? Welp, on Monday 7th I'm going into a nice little studio to record my first proper solo EP. I've picked October, Falling For It, Formative Teenage Years and 8 Lines as my 4 tracks, and I can't wait to get in and start working on it, so I can annoy you all to death plugging the balls off it. I'll be taking some photos and videos in the studio, look out for those next week. Also, keep an eye on my live page, I have more shows coming up including a free one in London near the end of the month. More on that to come.
There's a tour diary-type-video-thing on the way, courtesy of Paul and James, I'll post that here when it's done. Photos from the tour are over on the Videos/Pictures page, and lots of talented artists are linked below, so please click the links, give them a like and a share.
One Day Elliott
Sirens And Shelter
Red Light Runner
The Alex Beharrell Band
The Standard Lamps
Live in the Living Room