A Peaceful Noise- Shepherds Bush Empire

15 November 2016

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A year ago I was in Los Angeles, editing our film. Someone popped their head around the door and said we should come out and watch the news as something bad was unfolding in a venue in Paris called Bataclan.  We’ve played the Bataclan. It’s a brilliant venue.

If you work in the touring business, you spend your days and nights in these buildings. Music venues are special places where we go to forget our shit for a few hours. A music venue is holier than a church. It’s kind of like church but just without all the god stuff. We hang our troubles in the cloakroom. We get lost. We get found. We drop our guards. There are no strangers in a gig. We’re all “in the band”

So what happened in Paris last year was all the more awful because of this.

On our turf. In our church.

So we’re here tonight in this special place to honor Nick the only way we know how.

Through live music.

No fear here.

Just love and Joy and all the other cool invisible stuff.

 

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LIDO SHOW

6 November 2011

Thanks to all who came to the show. We crammed like crazy people to get all the songs up to scratch. The strings sounded so cool. Tim was fantastic. Morten was a star. Annnnd the charity made their target to fund the next year for the kids in Nairobi.

Here is a clip of the show… and co incidentally my highlight. Singing Everybody’s Changing

 

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GIG TOMORROW

19 September 2011

Been getting a load of messages asking about tickets so…

FOR TICKETS CLICK HERE THEN SCROLL DOWN

I’m playing a benefit concert for the charity ONE FINE DAY. I thought to ask my friend, pianist and  songwriter for Keane Tim Rice Oxley if he might like to help out. Of course he said yes. The idea was loosely to play some Keane hits within my set… To some this could be seen as torture worse than water boarding but hopefully there are some out there who would maybe enjoy an evening of this kind of thing. Tickets are €25. I’ll have a quartet as my backing band and support comes from Morten Mykelbust, a talented new songwriter I met recently in Norway. There will also be a DJ. And I guess it’s Halloween so maybe wear something… Word.

BELOW IS A LITTLE FILM ABOUT THE KIDS ONE FINE DAY WORK FOR

 

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Faroe

17 July 2011

Also, we played to one of the loudest audiences EVER at the Faroe Isles on Friday… Thanks everyone for making it a memorable night…

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