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You take the high road

I am organising a Labour Party musical rally and campaign event at the Retro Bar this Thursday 5th with over 20 acoustic acts performing. It’s a fiver in and bring some tinned food or sanitary products for Manchester Food Bank.

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Lighthouse and Family

I’m playing three shows this weekend. On Friday I play in the Highlands at the Crown Inn, 22 Redhaven Square, Keith, Moray AB55 5AB. Saturday sees me perform at Penrith AFC and Sunday I play an early evening show at

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New shows, new beer

I have new solo shows next year including a date in Glastonbury on February 8th supporting Mark Chadwick whilst The Kar-Pets are part of Independent Venue Week at The John Peel Centre in Stowmarket on February 1st. The new beer

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New beer is on its way!

A very busy November for me with the following shows: November 8th at Chewies Bar Barnoldswick November 9th 5pm Halifax The Lantern 15th November at the Leopard club Doncaster Saturday 16th  Blossoms Pub in Stockport November 22nd Barrow-in-Furness, Farmers Inn

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Go suck a lemon

This Friday, October 25th, The Kar-Pets play their penultimate show of 2019 at Jacs, Aberdare.  On Saturday (26th October) I return to the Flying Coach in Hazel Grove for my intermittent residency. I’m looking for a support artist to play a

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Dear John Letter

    This week sees The Kar-Pets play in Manchester on Friday night at Night People then on Saturday I am playing at a sold-out solo concert on the Isle of Man. Shows are stacking up for the band next

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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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Clockwise

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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