- 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…