Honoured to have India Electric Co involved – folk meets pop melodies in a sublime mix. I am a bit of fan 🙂

They have some dates in December and February next year, including February 9th when they play The Greystones, Sheffield and will be plugging Nordoff Robbins.

Dec 13 Cecil Sharp House London, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Dec 15 Stockland Church (St Michael & All Angels) Honiton, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Dec 18 The Sage Gateshead, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Dec 19 The Apex Bury St. Edmunds, Uk Tickets RSVP
Dec 20 G-Live Guildford, Uk Tickets RSVP
Feb 01 The Lights Andover, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Feb 09 The Greystones Sheffield, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Feb 10 Under the edge arts centre Wotton Under Edge, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Feb 11 Acapela Pentyrch, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Feb 16 Rondo Theatre Bath, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Feb 17 Tuppenny Barn Chichester, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Feb 21 Ropetackle Arts Centre Shoreham-By-Sea, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Feb 24 The Stables Milton Keynes, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Feb 25 Kitchen Garden Cafe Birmingham, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Mar 02 Acorn Theatre Penzance, United Kingdom Presale RSVP
Mar 31 The Beehive Honiton, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
Jun 08 The Old Chapel

Polegate, United Kingdom



BIGFOOT ‘Karma’ video

BIGFOOT ‘Karma’ video for new single included on self-titled debut album out 13.10.17 on Frontiers

Bigfoot are releasing another single from their upcoming self-titled debut album, which is released via Frontiers Music srl on 13th October. ‘Karma’ follows ‘The Fear’, ’Tell Me A Lie’ and ‘Forever Alone’ as the fourth song to be lifted from the record. The band begin a UK tour with a special album launch event in Manchester on 14th October. The full itinerary is as follows :

14.10.17 MANCHESTER Sound Control (album launch event)
19.10.17 WITNEY Fat Lils
26.10.17 LONDON Underworld
28.10.17 GRIMSBY Yardbirds
02.11.17 STOKE Eleven
03.11.17 CARDIFF Fuel
04.11.17 CANNOCK The Station
05.11.17 SOUTH SHIELDS Queen Vic
09.11.17 GLASGOW Hard Rock Cafe
11.11.17 SHEFFIELD Corporation (with Tyketto)
24.11.17 TROON Winterstorm Festival
25.11.17 EDINBURGH La Belle Angele (with Tyketto)

Bigfoot is a hard rock band from Wigan who burst onto the scene in the spring of 2014. With a wide range of influences from The Eagles through to Pantera, the group boasts the powerful vocals of Antony Ellis, dual lead guitars from Sam Millar and Mick McCullagh, plus the thunderous rhythm section of bassist Matt Avery and drummer Tom Aspinall.

Having toured constantly around the UK and performed at festivals including Breakout, Bloodstock, Hard Rock Hell, Steelhouse and more, the quintet have built themselves a loyal grassroots following in their home territory. Two successful self-released EP’s also drew the attention of the Naples based rock powerhouse Frontiers Music Srl, who signed them to their roster as fast as they could.

‘The Fear’ was written shortly after the release of the second EP. Sam Millar describes it as “a song about the fear in our heads and how it can consume your whole life and take over”, while musically Mick McCullagh states that “it is a Jekyll and Hyde type affair. There’s the gnarly, in your face heavy rock guitar side of it, then the melodic, anthemic side with big uplifting vocals. It’s very dynamic, which adds to the tension we were aiming for.”

The video for ‘The Fear’ was shot by Shane Green at The Giffard in Wolverhampton. Tom Aspinall says “we had played there a month or so before and thought the stage would be perfect for the shots we wanted with the idea of it being quite dark and frantic. We’ve worked with Shane in the past and knew he would deliver a fast paced and exciting video.”

The self-titled debut album by Bigfoot is out on 13th October via Frontiers. Co-produced by the band with Justin Richards (who also mixed the record), it consists of eleven songs. The artwork and tracklisting are as follows :

1 Karma
2 The Fear
3 Tell Me A Lie
4 Forever Alone
5 Eat Your Words
6 Prisoner Of War
7 Freak Show
8 I Dare You
9 The Devil In Me
10 Uninvited
11 Yours

This Bigfoot is no myth, but they are about to become legends.

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PICTUREHOUSE new single + London date in November

Following their recent triumphant anniversary show last month, PictureHouse have announced plans to release “Somebody Somewhere”, the lead track and from the 21st anniversary celebration album “How Can I Explain How This Came To Be?” on November 24th via Plane Groovy records

Amid the fanfare of reaching their 21st anniversary which included a letter of tribute from the Irish President Michael D Higgins, the band received video messages of support from a host of well known Irish faces including U2 frontman Bono. Massive accolades indeed.

A favourite in live sets, Somebody Somewhere is a song about keeping hope in even the most bleakest and darkest situations. The band first premiered this song in a prison in Dublin after being invited to play for selected inmates. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

The band play an intimate showcase in London’s The Islington on November 21st.


The Young’uns moving song BE THE MAN from acclaimed new album Strangers

Their new album ‘Strangers’ is an excellent piece of modern folk, well worth owning…

They are on tour around the UK this month…

5  SHEFFIELD City Hall (Memorial Hall)

0114 2 789 789

6  GLASGOW Oran Mor

SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn

01743 281281 SOLD OUT

OXFORD The North Wall Arts Centre  01865 319450

9  COLCHESTER Arts Centre    01206 500900

10 BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex  01284 758000

11 BRISTOL Colston Hall Lantern 0117 203 4040

12 LONDON Union Chapel  0871 220 0260

13 SHOREHAM-BY-SEA Ropetackle Arts Centre 01273 464440 SOLD OUT

14 LINCOLN Drill Hall 01522 873894

15 NOTTINGHAM Glee Club  0871 472 0400.

17 BRECON Theatr Brechyneiog 01874 611622

18 SOUTHPORT Atkinson 01704 533 333

19 LEEDS City Varieties 0113 243 0808

20 MANCHESTER Home – Folk Festival


22 CANTERBURY Cathedral Lodge 01227 831493

24 DUBLIN The Sugar Club

27 GATESHEAD Sage 1 0191 443 4661


Delighted to add Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne/Snakecharmer/Headspace) & Damian Wilson (Headspace/ex-Threshold) who will record a video supporting the work of the  Nordoff Robbins charity which they will share on social media on the day of their Falmouth gig on Feb 9.

Thursday 1st February Arts Centre,Washington, Sunderland
Friday 2nd February Backstage @ The Green Hotel Kinross, Scotland
Saturday 3rd February Town Hall Kirton In Lindsey, Lincs
Sunday 4th February The Stables, Milton Keynes
Friday 9th February The Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall
Saturday 10th February The Accord, Penzance, Cornwall
Thursday 15th February St Pancras Old Church, London
Sunday 18th February Acapela, Pentyrch, Wales
Thursday 22nd February Core Theatre, Solihull, Birmingham
Friday 23rd February St Mary’s Church, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire
Saturday 24th February Trading Boundaries, Fletching, Sussex
Sunday 25th February Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
Thursday 1st March Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
Friday 2nd March The Chapel Bath
Sunday 4th March Basement, York
Monday 5th March Theatre Royal, Dumfries, Scotlan


Folk legends Fairport Convention are kindly lending their support to Fifty Gigs In A Day. They play the Gala Theatre, Durham on Feb 8, as part of their annual winter tour – full details below. They play my hometown the night before at the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme.


25 Jan 2018
The Roses Theatre
01684 295074
26 Jan 2018
The Atkinson
01704 533333
27 Jan 2018
Drill Hall
01522 873894
28 Jan 2018
Opera House
01298 72190
30 Jan 2018
0115 941 9419
31 Jan 2018
Key Theatre
01733 207239
01 Feb 2018
The Albany Theatre
02476 998964
02 Feb 2018
The Platform
01524 582803
03 Feb 2018
Victoria Hall
01729 825718
04 Feb 2018
The Lowry
0843 208 6000
06 Feb 2018
Milton Keynes
The Stables
01908 280800
07 Feb 2018
The New Vic Theatre
01782 717962
08 Feb 2018
Gala Theatre
0300 026 6600
09 Feb 2018
Pavilion Theatre
01947 458899
10 Feb 2018
City Varieties
0113 243 0808
11 Feb 2018
Trades and Labour Club
13 Feb 2018
The Gulbenkian
01227 769075
14 Feb 2018
The Gulbenkian
01227 769075
15 Feb 2018
Connaught Theatre
01903 206206
16 Feb 2018
Cheese and Grain
01373 455420
17 Feb 2018
Union Chapel
020 7734 8932
18 Feb 2018
Theatre Royal
01962 840440
20 Feb 2018
The Maltings
01252 745444
21 Feb 2018
Corn Exchange
01392 665866
22 Feb 2018
Tunbridge Wells
Assembly Hall Theatre
01892 530613
23 Feb 2018
Bury St Edmunds
The Apex
01284 758000
24 Feb 2018
St Albans
The Alban Arena
01727 844488
25 Feb 2018
The Artrix
01527 577330

Fifty Gigs In A Day: ED BYRNE


Comedian Ed Byrne is kindly supporting Fifty Gigs In A Day and will be busy on social media on and around the 8 February (he is appearing at Tunbridge Wells that evening) helping spread the word of the wonderful work of the Nordoff Robbins charity.

He is a very busy performer and you can see all of his upcoming live dates here. I have listed his February dates below –

Wednesday January 31 2018 Pavillion Exmouth

Thursday February 1 2018 Pavillion Exmouth

Friday February 2 2018 Pavillion Plymouth

Saturday February 3 2018 Princes Theatre Aldershot

Monday February 5 2018 Corn Exchange Kings Lynn

Tuesday February 6 2018 Pavillion Bournemouth

Wednesday February 7 2018 Regent Theatre Ipswich

Thursday February 8 2018 Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells

Friday February 9 2018 Guildhall Southampton

Saturday February 10 2018 Waterfront Belfast

Monday February 12 2018 Theatre Royal Winchester

Tuesday February 13 2018 Theatre Royal Winchester

Wednesday February 14 2018 Corn Exchange Cambridge

Thursday February 15 2018 Theatre Royal Brighton

Friday February 16 2018 Corn Exchange Bedford

Saturday February 17 2018 Orchard Dartford

Tuesday February 20 2018 Gracie Fields Theatre Rochdale

Wednesday February 21 2018 City Varieties Leeds

Thursday February 22 2018 City Varieties Leeds

Friday February 23 2018 Royal Hall Harrogate

Saturday February 24 2018 Floral Pavilion New Brighton

Sunday February 25 2018 Lowry Salford


Tuesday February 27 2018 Alban Arena St Albans

Thursday March 1 2018 Warwick Arts Centre Coventry