05
May

Here is Beach Beach, the group from Mallorca, who will be helping me at the Primera Persona show in Barcelona in a few days… 

05
May
- Solo show in Barcelona, May 10th 2014 -

A couple of months ago, I was contacted by the writers Kiko Amat and Miqui Otero with an offer to play some songs at their Primera Persona festival in Barcelona. As the name suggests, Primera Persona is concerned with writers of novels, poems, and songs, who write in the first person. I guess I technically qualify, so after a little to-ing and fro-ing I said “yes, please”.

It’s this coming Saturday, the 10th of May, and it’s the first solo show I have ever done. I’m a little excited and a little terrified. Thankfully, it won’t be a strictly one-man show as Kiko and Miqui have teamed me up with a terrific band from Mallorca called Beach Beach.

I head out to Barcelona on Thursday for a couple of rehearsals before the show at the weekend. Hopefully we will play around 15 songs, some Teenage Fanclub and some Lightships.

Also appearing at this year’s Primera Persona are Calvin Johnson, Tracey Thorn, Ian Svenonius, Bob Stanley, Irvine Welsh, Green Gartside, and many more.

I’m a lucky so and so…


http://www.cccb.org/en/musica_i_art_escenic-primera_persona_2014-45695

- Solo show in Barcelona, May 10th 2014 -

A couple of months ago, I was contacted by the writers Kiko Amat and Miqui Otero with an offer to play some songs at their Primera Persona festival in Barcelona. As the name suggests, Primera Persona is concerned with writers of novels, poems, and songs, who write in the first person. I guess I technically qualify, so after a little to-ing and fro-ing I said “yes, please”.

It’s this coming Saturday, the 10th of May, and it’s the first solo show I have ever done. I’m a little excited and a little terrified. Thankfully, it won’t be a strictly one-man show as Kiko and Miqui have teamed me up with a terrific band from Mallorca called Beach Beach.

I head out to Barcelona on Thursday for a couple of rehearsals before the show at the weekend. Hopefully we will play around 15 songs, some Teenage Fanclub and some Lightships.

Also appearing at this year’s Primera Persona are Calvin Johnson, Tracey Thorn, Ian Svenonius, Bob Stanley, Irvine Welsh, Green Gartside, and many more.

I’m a lucky so and so…

http://www.cccb.org/en/musica_i_art_escenic-primera_persona_2014-45695

06
Jan

Francis McPeake and family perform his version of “Wild Mountain Thyme”. Belfast 1960.

05
Nov
Here is the poster for Friday’s show in London.
It’s an early kick-off with Bill Ryder-Jones expected onstage at 18.50, Lightships at 19.40, The Pastels at 20.30.
Lightships will be a quintet this time, the austerity formation of Bob Kildea, Dave McGowan, Tom Crossley, Gerard Love, and Noel O’Donnell, making his debut on drums. The set will last around 30 minutes.

Here is the poster for Friday’s show in London.

It’s an early kick-off with Bill Ryder-Jones expected onstage at 18.50, Lightships at 19.40, The Pastels at 20.30.

Lightships will be a quintet this time, the austerity formation of Bob Kildea, Dave McGowan, Tom Crossley, Gerard Love, and Noel O’Donnell, making his debut on drums. The set will last around 30 minutes.

04
Oct
¡Exciting Gig News!
Delighted to announce news of a Lightships show with The Pastels and Bill Ryder-Jones at The Scala, Kings Cross, London on Friday 8th November 2013.
Thanks to Stephen and Katrina for the kind offer - first gig of the year!
Looking forward to seeing Bill Ryder-Jones play again, too.
Tickets and info : https://www.songkick.com/concerts/17859904-pastels-at-scala 
photo credit : terje lynnebakken 

¡Exciting Gig News!

Delighted to announce news of a Lightships show with The Pastels and Bill Ryder-Jones at The Scala, Kings Cross, London on Friday 8th November 2013.

Thanks to Stephen and Katrina for the kind offer - first gig of the year!

Looking forward to seeing Bill Ryder-Jones play again, too.

Tickets and info : https://www.songkick.com/concerts/17859904-pastels-at-scala 

photo credit : terje lynnebakken 



09
May
28
Jan
Question : What is cooler than a cassette?
Answer : Nothing!Electric Cables is released today on a limited edition cassette by Burger Records of Fullerton, California.
There is a total of 300 copies, available here at the wonderful price of $6.
Get one while stocks last! 
*I would like to thank Darren and Brent Rademaker, all the guys at Burger Records, and the good people at Domino, for making this cassette happen. So cool!

http://www.burgerrecords.org/

Question : What is cooler than a cassette?

Answer : Nothing!

Electric Cables is released today on a limited edition cassette by Burger Records of Fullerton, California.

There is a total of 300 copies, available here at the wonderful price of $6.

Get one while stocks last! 

*I would like to thank Darren and Brent Rademaker, all the guys at Burger Records, and the good people at Domino, for making this cassette happen. So cool!

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http://www.burgerrecords.org/

23
Dec
Electric Cables made #1 in the Monorail end of year chart. Gobsmacked!

Electric Cables made #1 in the Monorail end of year chart.
Gobsmacked!

12
Sep
Lightships in Easterhouse!
Delighted to be asked to be involved in this year’s Eastern Promise at Platform on Friday 5th October. I was there last year with The Pastels on a really memorable night with To Rococo Rot. It’s a fantastic venue, and a crucial local facility on the outskirts of the city.  
Tickets for the show/festival are available at Monorail, Tickets Scotland, and the Platform box office. 
As noted, Eastern Promise has a return bus service leaving from Mono on both nights of the festival. Departs 6.30pm. The return fare is 4 pounds.

Lightships in Easterhouse!

Delighted to be asked to be involved in this year’s Eastern Promise at Platform on Friday 5th October. I was there last year with The Pastels on a really memorable night with To Rococo Rot. It’s a fantastic venue, and a crucial local facility on the outskirts of the city.  

Tickets for the show/festival are available at Monorail, Tickets Scotland, and the Platform box office. 

As noted, Eastern Promise has a return bus service leaving from Mono on both nights of the festival. Departs 6.30pm. The return fare is 4 pounds.

21
Aug

two lines | instrumental mix