UPDATE!! Now also available from my own shop (UK sales only)
or from Amazon (UK sales only)
My new Live album recorded in 2016 in Cambridge is now available for pre-order from Burning Shed. It will be released on April 10th Signed copies from Burning Shed are now sold out. Unsigned copies will be available soon for worldwide sales
Here's the link
and this is what it looks like
Heavens!! It's nearly Christmas and I haven't written anything for ages!
I'm currently undergoing chemotherapy (eek!) so that's my excuse, but there are still things happening..
So - news of two albums, one 'live' and one collaboration with David Longdon of Big Big Train...
The first one is a new 'Live' album from recordings made at St Barnabus Church in Cambridge in 2016 with the Band of Perfect Strangers and the Ad Hoc Strings.. Gathered together and mixed by Alistair Murphy the WonderCurator and with gorgeous artwork from the lovely Loraine Burgon it will be released in early 2020
Copies of both are now available from my shop. There are only 10 copies of the 3CD set of 'Gathering the Threads' available and only a few more copies of my Autobiography 'An Accidental Musician'
So please go to my shop and I will sign them if you like
Yes!!! I am going to be 70 in 2019 and I really hope you will come and join me in some songs and some readings and some cake!!
I will be joined by my old partner in Trader Horne, Jackie McAuley and his brother Brendan, who will be doing a set and also singing some Trader Horne songs with me within my own set of songs.
It will all be doubly special because 2019 is also the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of Trader Horne !
The ticket link is here :
This is the last gig of this year with the Band of Perfect Strangers
But what a wonderful gig it will be!!
27th October 2018
COAST Arts at the Belfry Centre
Norfolk NR27 0NT
THis will be a combined concert with The Curator playing songs from his latest album, Steve Bingham looping and me and the band of Perfect strangers with the Ad Hoc String Quartet It will be lovely
This is the wonderful cover artwork by Catherine Hyde, There are two more pieces of artwork by other fabulous artists Sarah Ewing and Rebecca Clarke
Six of the songs have been co- written by Neal Hoffmann, Matt Malley (ex Counting Crows), Matt Stevens and Matt Edwards, Michael Raphael, and Dean Francis -Hawksley,several have been co-written with Alistair Murphy, one has music by my daughter Stephanie Hellsten and one is all mine. And there is a new version of a Trader Horne track co-written by the late Martin Quittenton.
Here is a link to pre-order the album and you can here a part of Marianna co-written with Neal Hoffmann