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We went to Glasgow

The Kar-Pets had two good shows last weekend.   The first one was in a lovely venue in Hyde at Corporation Pop, a fantastic community centre where we played for 100 people it was an excellent night.  We live streamed most

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A few more solo dates to announce and a couple of birthdays

I am playing at Chewies Bar in Barnoldswick  on the 8th of November and at The Farmers Arms in Barrow in Furness (LA13 9NG) on 22nd November – note the postcode because there’s a few public houses around there with

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It was eight years ago this week…

It was eight years ago this week that I performed at Cavfest in West Didsbury at Clarendon Road Primary School with Jim Glennie, Larry Gott and David Banton Powell of James. Here’s a video of us performing the early James

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I had a busy weekend playing on Friday at Mick’s 50th in Paignton, where I consumed way too many beverages and ended up on Saturday morning at Torbay hospital. The wonderful staff put me under observation and a on a

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A trip to Hastings, but hopefully no Battle

I’ll be visiting the South East a as well as a trip to Merseyside in December to play some solo shows. I’m performing at the Jenny Lind in Hastings on Friday December 6th with a date at Liverpool’s Jacaranda Club

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Tom is recording a new solo acoustic album!

This week I plugged in my guitar at Blueprint Studios in Manchester, with Gary Hadfield at the recording desk, and recorded a new solo album, tentatively titled ‘Hymns for the Hungry’. It should be available online and in shops for

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Read Tom’s interview in the Warrington Guardian

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It’s been a very sad beginning to the week

It’s been a very sad beginning to the week. Sunday saw the passing of a local promoter, pub landlord and chef Christian Thornton from Widnes’s Hammer and Pincers. I’ve played five shows for Christian over the past four years. The

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Watch out for dinosaurs!

The Kar-Pets had another lovey Scottish weekend of shows.  This time we shared the hospitality of the Vortex Room in Cumbernauld’s Bar Yellow, with the wonderful Robert MacDonald hosting and support from Echo Moon and New Rebel Cult. The Real

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To Scotland and Back and then Back to Scotland again!

Last weekend we played the Butefest Festival on the Isle of Bute which was excellent fun. The organisers put the band up in Kames Castle a palatial place to stay with a massive walled garden – it was like being

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