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)  www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/The-Young-Uns

0114 2 789 789

6  GLASGOW Oran Mor  www.seetickets.com/event/the-young-uns/oran-mor/1086128

SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/whatson/the-young-uns/

01743 281281 SOLD OUT

OXFORD The North Wall Arts Centre www.thenorthwall.com/whats-on/the-younguns/  01865 319450

9  COLCHESTER Arts Centre www.colchesterartscentre.com    01206 500900

10 BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex  www.theapex.co.uk/whats-on/event/3283/the-younguns  01284 758000

11 BRISTOL Colston Hall Lantern www.colstonhall.org/shows/the-younguns/ 0117 203 4040

12 LONDON Union Chapel  https://store.unionchapel.org.uk/events/36caa4b0-fdb6-0134-4600-520ebcb4555f  0871 220 0260

13 SHOREHAM-BY-SEA Ropetackle Arts Centre https://ropetacklecentre.co.uk/events/the-younguns/ 01273 464440 SOLD OUT

14 LINCOLN Drill Hall www.lincolndrillhall.com/shows/the-young-uns-strangers-album-tour/ 01522 873894

15 NOTTINGHAM Glee Club  https://www.glee.co.uk/performer/the-younguns/  0871 472 0400.

17 BRECON Theatr Brechyneiog https://theatrbrycheiniog.ticketsolve.com/shows/873572817?locale=en-GB 01874 611622

18 SOUTHPORT Atkinson www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/younguns-strangers-album-tour/ 01704 533 333

19 LEEDS City Varieties   https://www.cityvarieties.co.uk/online/YoungUns 0113 243 0808

20 MANCHESTER Home – Folk Festival  https://www.manchesterfolkfestival.org.uk

21 BIRMINGHAM Mac https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/the-younguns-strangers-album-tour 0121 446 3232 LIMITED AVAILABILITY

22 CANTERBURY Cathedral Lodge www.folkinthebarn.co.uk/WhatsnewInfo.aspx?id=193 01227 831493

24 DUBLIN The Sugar Club


27 GATESHEAD Sage 1  www.sagegateshead.com/event/the-younguns44036/ 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

Colin Moulding & Terry Chambers ex-XTC news

Former XTC bandmates Terry Chambers and Colin Moulding, now billed as TC&I, have reunited forGreat Aspirations, an EP of new recordings that promises to offer “some truly original stuff” with “maybe a nod and a wink here and there” to their previous musical endeavors.

A release date for the collection has yet to be announced, however pre-orders are open through PledgeMusic

Andy Partridge guests on the upcoming Downes Braide Association album ‘Skyscraper Souls’ due on Nov 17.

YES announce new live album

Legendary Prog-Rockers’ Live Album Includes 2016 Performance Of Drama In Its Entirety, Plus Selections From Tales From Topographic Oceans, And Fan Favorites

Double-CD And Triple-LP Versions Released on 24th November

28th September 2017:

LOS ANGELES – In the Summer of 2016, Yes embarked upon an ambitious tour. At each show, the band performed its 1980 album Drama in its entirety – for the first time ever – plus sides one and four from Yes’ 1973 double-album Tales From Topographic Oceans (their first number one album), together with fan favourites like “Roundabout” and “Starship Trooper.”

Rhino salutes the influential progressive rockers – who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year – with the new live album, TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA – LIVE ACROSS AMERICA. The music will be available on 24th November as a double-CD and a triple-LP. Both versions feature detailed cover art designed by the band’s longtime collaborator Roger Dean.

The new collection features live performances from 12 dates recorded on the same tour in February 2017, by the current Yes line-up: Steve Howe (guitars), Alan White (drums), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Billy Sherwood (bass), Jon Davison (vocals), and additional drummer for this tour Jay Schellen.


TOPOGRAPHIC DRAMA – LIVE ACROSS AMERICA highlights the best performances from the 2017 leg of the 12-show tour and mirrors the set list from those concerts. Each night, Yes opened with all six songs from Drama (1980), the band’s tenth studio album, which peaked at No.2 on the U.K. album chart. Standouts include “Machine Messiah,” “Tempus Fugit” and the album’s only single “Into The Lens.”

After Drama, the band shifted gears for songs from two of its best-selling albums: “And You And I” from 1972’s Close To The Edge (UK platinum) and “Heart Of The Sunrise” from 1971’s Fragile (UK platinum).

Next, the group played the opening and closing tracks of its concept album, Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973). Howe’s exceptional guitar work on “The Revealing Science Of God” and White’s propulsive drumming on “Ritual” have always been regarded as ground-breaking. The album concludes with two live staples: “Roundabout” from Fragile (1971) and “Starship Trooper” from The Yes Album (1971).


Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Yes was founded in 1968. The Grammy-Award® winning recording artists have sold more than 50 million records in a career that has so far spanned six decades.


CD Track Listing:

Disc One

  1. “Machine Messiah”
  2. “White Car”
  3. “Does It Really Happen?”
  4. “Into The Lens”
  5. “Run Through The Light”
  6. “Tempus Fugit”
  7. “And You And I”
  8. “Heart Of The Sunrise”

Disc Two

  1. “The Revealing Science Of God”
  2. “Leaves Of Green”
  3. “Ritual”
  4. “Roundabout”
  5. “Starship Trooper”

LP Track Listing

Side One

  1. “Machine Messiah”
  2. “White Car”
  3. “Does It Really Happen?”

Side Two

  1. “Into The Lens”
  2. “Run Through The Light”
  3. “Tempus Fugit”

Side Three

  1. “And You And I”
  2. “Heart Of The Sunrise”

Side Four

  1. “The Revealing Science Of God”
  2. “Leaves Of Green”

Side Five

  1. “Ritual”

Side Six

  1. “Roundabout”
  2. “Starship Trooper”

2018 marks half a century since the formation of YES and to celebrate this remarkable milestone YES will embark on a 13-date UK/European tour next March – #YES50. YES also headline their Cruise to the Edge from 3rd-8th February from Tampa and visiting Belize and Mexico. Only a few cabins remain.

Pre-Order links:

CD – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075XYP1HK








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