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Gig Updates – Jodie Marie and a Yorkshire Trip

Gig Updates Jodie Marie CarmarthenA Busy Few Weeks

So, I’ve been a little quiet on here recently, due to a couple of gigs which haven’t given me much free time. I thought I’d write a little post with some gig updates to fill you in on what’s going on, and some new musicians I’ve recently had the good fortune to play with.

The Cardiff Folk

I got offered a wedding gig in Yorkshire through an old friend, Gethin Jones. Geth is a great drummer from Cardiff, and this gig was a real fun one. The rest of the band (apart from me and Gethin) consisted of Dan Messore on Guitar, Joe Webb on Keyboards and Jo MacGregor on Vocals, and it was a nice experience playing some great music and hanging out for a weekend with new people. They’re all great musicians, and lovely folk……..some particular highlights were Jo giving Geth acupuncture in our yurt, hanging out in the sun in Cardiff, and meeting a newspaper editor.

The best thing for me though, was just playing through all these great tunes, from Hysteria by Muse to Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash, and all sorts in between. Looks like there may be some other projects in the pipeline with these guys too, so watch this space.

Jodie Marie Gig Updates

After returning home, I had a few days to refresh my memory for a gig with Jodie Marie. It’s always great playing and rehearsing with those guys, it’s like a little family, everyone has a laugh while we’re working. So much so, that it doesn’t really feel like work, to be honest. The Parrot in Carmarthen is an awesome little venue, intimate and with a really nice vibe which made us feel really welcome. Also, a mention should go to Charli Bicknell, it was great to finally hear her live and get my hands on a copy of her single, Pirate Heart.

The gig went really well, we played lots of new material from Jodie’s forthcoming second album, and it all seemed to go down very nicely. It’s a lot more bluesy, and her voice is sounding awesome at the moment. It’s always a pleasure to do those gigs, hopefully there’ll be more in the pipeline soon, too!

Exciting times!

Jodie Marie @ The Parrot, Carmarthen

Jodie Marie announces one-off gig – 18th May 2013

I’m pleased to say that I will be playing with Jodie Marie again in May, on a great gig in an intimate music venue called The Parrot in Carmarthen. I’m really excited about it, to play those songs with the guys again will be great fun, and hopefully the venue will be rammed! I’ve missed gigging with Jodie, Jimmy and Dan (and having Owain on sound)……the last thing we did was December, so I’m chomping at the bit to get back out there.

In case you don’t know much about Jodie, here’s the blurb for the gig:

A preternaturally gifted singer-songwriter with an elegant yet piercing light-blues touch, she might be the third point in a triangle formed by Joan Baez and Carole King. Or she might be her own woman, a young artist who has spent the four years since her Big Break not chasing a pot of record company gold but working in the studio shadows, working with some of the best in the business, honing her songwriting craft.

Cool comparisons, if you asked me, but she really does have something special of her own too. And having recorded some of her demos for her second album, I think she has progressed massively, and I’m really excited for her. And for me, selfishly, ’cause I get to play her stuff!

Support will be a Carmarthenshire local, a young singer-songwriter called Charli Bicknell. And she’s good! I first heard her up at StudiOwz, just after she’d recorded there, and her single “Pirate Heart” sounded insane……..great textures, contours and lyrics,  and a brilliant voice as well.  I’m looking forward to hearing her as much as I am playing the gig. It should be a great night!

Tickets: £8 advance, £10 on the door. Available from: The Parrot – 01267 236012