I’m looking forward to two very different gigs coming up next month. The 1st takes place on July 4th at the Ship Inn, High Street, Eston (Tel 01642 453441). It’s been my local pub since 1975 – they don’t usually hold music nights there but one or two of the regulars requested that I do a gig there, so I am! Don’t know what they’ll make of my stuff.
The 2nd is on 7th July at the Cornsheds Festival (www.thecornshed.co.uk). It’s a great charity event which I’ve done for the past 5 years. It’s incredibly well run and takes place in two huge barns – one featuring mainly rock bands (including Teesside favourites “The Beer Pigs”) (www.thebeerpigs.com) and one with mainly folky acts. There’s also a comedy tent this year. Now in its 26th year Judy Kitching and her crew have done a great job in raising many thousands of pounds for The Great North Ambulance. Definitely worth checking out if there are any tickets left.
In mid July Doreen and I will be off to Florida for a few weeks. Hopefully I’ll get some songs written ready for recording in the Autumn.