Delighted to announce “We’ve Got Salah” is released on all formats Friday 16th February for The Spider-Ede Appeal http://www.spider-ede.org.uk for a little girl Edie May who desperately needs life saving treatment in Mexico.
The track features Richy Sheehy & Marc Kenny – available to pre order/pre-save now via Slide Away Records http://www.slideawayrecords.com
That escalated quickly haha.
This week I was joined at Anfield on the main stage by internet sensation Richy Sheehy aka Kevin Murphy ‘Corks biggest Liverpool fan’ to perform the “We’ve Got Salah…” song.
I uploaded the video of the performance to my Facebook page & the internet exploded with 2.5M views in 2 days 🤷♂️ & the song is now being sung all over the world!
I’m delighted to announce Richy & I will be recreating the performance at a special event I am holding to raise funds for Spider-Ede – we are helping raise £300,000 to give a little girl Edie May life saving treatment in Mexico.
The night is being held at Anfield on 13th April, full details here
What an honour & an incredible end to 2017. I’ve been nominated for “Best Live Entertainer” & I’m now a finalist at Liverpool Lifestyle Awards taking place in March 2018.
Please head over to the Lifestyle Awards website to register your vote!
Happy New Year & thank you for your support!!!
This weekend I had the privilege of sharing the stage with Liverpool FC & England legend John Barnes.
At the end of the night John Barnes joined me onstage to perform the number one hit from New Order ‘World in motion’ on which John featured with his famous rap! See the video below & follow the link for the article featured in the Liverpool Echo.
Last week I was lucky enough to travel to Germany for a gig in the Beautiful state of Brandenburg. The gig was in Himmelpfort at Stolpsee Boothaus (Boat House) & I performed on a stage facing the Marina, lake where the locals & residents had gathered. Some even made the 45 minute journey from Leegebruch (where I played last year!). The weather last week was uncharacteristic for the area & there had been severe rain & storms all week – Leegebruch was under 3ft of water with many homes & businesses flooded 😦 The rain in Himmelpfort had just about stopped when I took to stage at 7pm where I played a 3 hour gig.
I awoke the next day to find my visit had made the front page of German newspaper Markische Zeitung – here’s the online article http://www.moz.de/artikel-ansicht/dg/0/1/1592477
I must give a huge thanks to Frank, Simone, Thomas & Ronald for making the gig happen. Danke 🙂
On the 50th anniversary of ‘Sgt peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’ being released, I was lucky enough to be playing on the River Mersey with my Beatles Tribute “Paperback Writers” to a sellout of 250+ Beatles fans aboard the Mersey Ferry.
We set off from Seacombe Ferry at 7.50pm with half the people aboard & headed to Liverpool’s Pier Head to pick up the rest of the entourage. By 8.10pm we were all singing our hearts out to the opening line of the album, albeit with a slight tweak for the special gig “It was 50 years ago today, Sgt Pepper taught the band to play…”
The vessel for the evening was the ‘Razzle Dazzle’ ferry which strangely enough was designed by Sir Peter Blake, the artist responsible for the iconic “Sgt Peppers” artwork. Dressed in Sgt Peppers uniforms, we played, we sang & we swayed on the River Mersey until we came back into view of the incredible Liverpool skyline at 10pm, illuminated under a dusky sky.
An incredible night, we can’t wait to do it all again although we’re not sure we can wait until the 60th anniversary!
The opening line of the song states 20 years, but it’s now an incredible 50 years since Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band was released in the summer of 1967. The exact anniversary date is 1st June 2017 & I’ll be playing at various events around Liverpool with Paperback Writers to celebrate arguably the most influential popular music album ever released.
* Sunday 28th May – Breakfast with The Beatles
An all day event at Hilton Liverpool City Centre we are on from 7pm with a live link up to a station in Los Angeles, USA @breakfastwiththebeatlesla
* Thursday 1st June – Sgt Peppers Cruise on the River Mersey!
Tickets £20 from Mersey Ferries
* Sunday 18th June – Paul McCartney birthday celebrations at Cavern Walks. This is a free event, we will be onstage from midday!