Generally I try to get out a couple of times a week to perform live, keep my practice levels up, and to try new things. The main local open mic night I go to is The Horseshoe Inn Acoustic Club Wellingborough, which is on every Wednesday 9-midnight.
Sunday 1st October 2017: Memory Walk and Picnic, Bassett's Park, Wellingborough 1-5pm, live music on the bandstand (20-25 piece Brass Band, Daniel Butterworth and myself), an event for all the family, supporting Alzheimer and dementia sufferers, carers, family and friends, open to all. Walk starts 11am-12pm Wellingborough Museum.
Friday 6th October 2017: Wheatsheaf, Weedon featured artist set at open mic night 8:30-11pm.
Saturday 25th November 2017: Private party.
Friday 21st July 2017: Bug Jam Santa Pod BugWam Tent
Sunday 2nd July 2017: Wellingborough Party In The Park
Sunday 3nd September 2017: WelliFest Wellingborough town centre, Tithe Barn lawns 1-3pm.
Saturday 2nd September 2017: WelliFest Wellingborough town centre, Tithe Barn lawns 1-5pm.
Saturday 19th August 2017: Private Birthday Party.
Sunday 14th August 2017: Woodfest, Irchester Country Park.
Saturday 13th August 2017: Wellingborough LGBT Pride Day, Castle Fields Bandstand, afternoon.
Thursday 10th August 2017: Performing at Kenneth J Nash & Friends session The Castle (main bar, free event), 8-11pm.
Wednesday 2nd August 2017: Featured artist at The Chequers pub North Crawley Newport Pagnell MK16 9LH open mic night, 8pm-late.
Tuesday 1st August 2017: Featured artist at The British Arms Irthlingborough NN9 5PR open mic night, 8pm-late.
Friday 21st July 2017: Bug Jam Santa Pod BugWam Tent 4pm.
Thursday 13th July 2017: Kettering Athletic Working Mens Club open mic night feature spot.
Friday 7th July 2017: Oundle Fringe Festival Full Lunchtime Gig at Cafe Bar at No.4, 1pm - 3pm.
Sunday 2nd July 2017: Wellingborough Party In The Park, Croyland Park, 1:10pm.
Sunday 25th June 2017: Obelisk Centre Northampton Full Gig on a Sunday Afternoon.
Saturday 3rd June 2017: Bassetts Park Family Fun Day Wellingborough afternoon event.
Sunday 28th May 2017: Private Wedding Gig, Grendon Lakes, Grendon, Wellingborough.
Sunday 21st May 2017: Obelisk Centre Northampton.
Saturday 20th May 2017: Hart Family Brewers 5th Birthday Bash Wellingborough 11am-8pm (I'll be kicking off the music at the start).
Tuesday 16th May 2017: Althorp Coaching Inn, Great Brington.
Sunday 14th May 2017: Waendel Walk, The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 2-3pm.
Saturday 13th May 2017: Waendel Walk Beer Festival Saturday Acoustic Afternoon, All Saints Church Hall, Wellingborough, 3-6pm.
Wednesday 26 April 2017: The Golden Horse, Northampton, one of the showcase acts at Ni Ni Sessions showcase night.
Thursday 13 April 2017: The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Wildfire Sessions feature act.
Thursday 6 April 2017: The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, one of the showcase acts at Ni Ni Sessions showcase night.
Tuesday 14 February 2017: The Cuckoos Nest, Northampton feature set at Whiskey Bob's open mic night.
Thursday 2 February 2017: Rose and Crown, Oundle feature set at Desperate Measures open mic night.
Tuesday 17 January 2017: The Cuckoos Nest, Northampton feature set at Whiskey Bob's open mic night.
Friday 13 January 2017: Bluebell Gretton, Wildfire Sessions feature set.
Saturday 31 December 2016: Wellingborough, Private New Years Eve party.
Sunday 18 December 2016: The Golden Lion, Wellingborough, charity event 3-5:30pm.
Tuesday 22 November 2016: Feature set at Wildfire Sessions open mic night Red Lion Rothwell.
Monday 7 November 2016: Monthly Wildfire Sessions Showcase night at The Old Market Inn Kettering.
Sunday 30 October 2016: Oxjam at the Umbrella Fair Pavilion, Racecourse, Kettering Road, Northampton, 2-8pm.
Tuesday 1 November 2016: Cuckoo's Nest Northampton feature set at open mic night.
Wednesday 26 October 2016: The Golden Horse, Northampton, Ni Ni Sessions Acoustic Showcase night.
Sunday 16 October 2016: Obelisk Centre Northampton, feature set at open mic night.
Friday 14 October 2016: Thomas A Becket Northampton, Oxjam night. (Event cancelled, sorry, hopefully it will be moved to a future date)
Saturday 1 October 2016: Oxjam Buskathon, Northampton Grosvenor Centre, Ground Floor outside Burton.
September 2016: I had a break from music in September! But whilst on holiday in St Petersburg Florida and New York City, I did play at a few open mics, including Queens Head Pub St Petes, American Beauty Bar Manhatten, Cassidy's Irish Pub Manhatten.
Friday 26 August 2016: Coachfest, Coach and Horses pub, Oxford St, Wellingborough.
Thursday 25 August 2016: Carpenters Arms Irchester Wildfire Sessions Feature Set.
Saturday 20 August 2016: Northampton Umbrella Fair, Umbrella Cafe tent, full gig 2x45 minutes, 1st set: 2:45pm, 2nd set 6:30pm (each set will be different).
Tuesday 16 August 2016: Cuckoo's Nest Northampton Open Mic Feature Set.
Friday 15 July 2016: The Cuckoos Nest, Northampton, 8pm-late, one of four acts performing.
Saturday 9 July 2016: Hart Brewery Beer Festival, Nene Court, Embankment, Wellingborough, 11am-8pm.
Wednesday 29 June 2016: Golden Horse Northampton Ni Ni Sessions Showcase.
Saturday 18 June 2016: Northampton Music Festival, Abington Street Acoustic Stage, 1:40-2:10pm.
Saturday 12 June 2016: Artichoke pub, Moulton, featured artist at Wildfire Sessions open mic night.
Saturday 11 June 2016: Private birthday party in the evening.
Saturday 4 June 2016: Wellingborough Bassetts Park Fun Day
Thursday 2 June 2016: Walnut Tree Blisworth Ni Ni Sessions Showcase.
Saturday 28 May 2016: Hare and Hounds, Great Addington, feature set at Wildfire Sessions acoustic night, 8:30pm start.
Thursday 19 May 2016: Castle Fields Bandstand gig 4pm.
Saturday 14 May 2016: Waendel Beer Festival, All Saints Church Hall, Midland Rd, Wellingborough, Saturday Afternoon Acoustic Sessions, 3-6pm.
Saturday 14 May 2016: Waendel Fair, The Castle, Wellingborough, part of Waendel Weekend, mid-day start.
Friday 13 May 2016: Croyland Gardens, Wellingborough, Lost Zoo music festival, part of Waendel Weekend, 5pm start.
Thursday 07 April 2016: Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, feature set at Ni Ni Sessions acoustic night.
Tuesday 29 March 2016: Red Lion Rothwell, feature set at Wildfire Sessions open mic night.
Thursday 28 January 2016: Carpenters Arms Irchester, feature set at Wildfire Sessions open mic night.
Monday 4 January 2016: Old Market Inn Kettering, feature set at Wildfire Sessions Acoustic Showcase.
Tuesday 1 December 2015: One of the feature acts at the Wildfire Sessions open mic night Althorp Coaching Inn, Great Brington.
Friday 6 November 2015: One of the feature acts at the Nag's Head Wollaston as part of a Wildfire Sessions showcase event.
Thursday 29 October 2015: Feature set at the Rose and Crown Hartwell open mic.
Wednesday 28 October 2015: Part of an acoustic showcase of acts at The Golden Horse Northampton.
Saturday 24 October 2015: The Annual Great Doddington Club Beer Festival, 3-7pm, I hosted and performed at a 4 hour acoustic showcase of original songs and covers from local singer songwriters.
Sunday 11 October 2015: The Olde England 2, Wellingborough, 3-6pm, I was the main act performing 2 x 45 minute sets of covers and originals, with the excellent Chris Herald as the support act.
Thursday 1 October 2015: Performed as part of an acoustic showcase of acts at The Walnut Tree Blisworth.
Saturday 26 September 2015: The Annual Wellingborough Beer Festival, All Saints Church Hall, Midland Road, Wboro, 3-7pm, I hosted and performed at a 4 hour acoustic showcase of original songs and covers from local singer songwriters Amy Claire, The Tallest Hogarth, Esme Eva and The Farriers.
Sunday 20 September 2015: The Falcon, Huntingdon, 3-6pm, I was the main act performing 2 x 45 minute sets of covers and originals. Thanks to Chris Herald for performing an excellent support set.
Monday 31 August 2015: Wellingborough Balloon Festival, Sywell, Bank Holiday Monday, 6pm - 30 minute feature set. Unfortunately due to rain, the Balloon Festival weekend was cancelled on both the Sunday and Monday. Instead, I played at the Horseshoe Inn Bank Holiday Monday acoustic afternoon.
Sunday 30 August 2015: Coach and Horses pub, Wellingborough, Bank Holiday Weekend Wildfire Sessions Music Festival 3:45pm - 30 minute feature set.
Sunday 16 August 2015: The Umbrella Fair, Northampton, Acoustic Stage 1:30pm
Saturday 8 August 2015: Woodfest, Irchester Park
Sunday 5 July 2015: Wellingborough Party In The Park 2015
Sunday 14 June 2015: Olde England 2 pub, 13-14 Silver Street, Wellingborough NN8 1BQ, 3-6pm, I performed 2 x 45 minute sets as the main feature act, with support from Daniel Butterworth and Chris.
Saturday 13 June 2015: Falcon Tavern, 10 Market Street, Huntingdon Cambridgeshire PE29 3NR, 3-6pm, I performed 2 x 45 minute sets as the main feature act, with support from Daniel Butterworth and Chris.
Saturday 6 June 2015: Family Fun Day Bassetts Park Wellingborough. I kicked off the music with a 30 minute set on the band stand at 12:05pm
Saturday 9 May 2015: Waendel Walk Weekend Beer Festival. I hosted and performed at a 4 hour acoustic showcase 3pm-7pm at the Waendel Beer Festival, All Saints Church Hall, Midland Road, Wellingborough.
Monday 6 April 2015: Old Market Inn, Kettering, featured artist slot at Wildfire Sessions Acoustic Showcase.
Thursday 2 April 2015: Red Lion, Kislingbury, featured artist slot at Dan Hughes's open mic night.
Tuesday 24 March 2015: Althorp Coaching Inn, Great Brington, one of two featured acts, Wildfire Sessions.
Wednesday 11 March 2015: Knights Lodge, Corby, feature act.
Tuesday 17 February 2015: White Swan, Harringworth, Wildfire Sessions 8:30pm, one of the two featured acts.
Thursday 22 January 2015: Coach and Horses, Wellingborough, Wildfire Sessions Acoustic Sessions 8:30pm, one of the featured acts.
Wednesday 17 December 2014: Kitty O'Shea's, Northampton, one of the acts performing at Daniel Knight's Showcase event.
Wednesday 26 November 2014: Golden Horse, Northampton, Hannah Faulkner's Ni Ni Acoustic Sessions 8:30pm, one of the featured acts.
Saturday 22 November 2014: Hart Brewery Beer Festival, Wellingborough NN8 1LD 11-8pm. 45 minute feature set.
Tuesday 4 November 2014: Althorp Coaching Inn, Great Brington, Widfire Sessions feature spot, 8:30-11pm.
Saturday 25 October 2014: Great Doddington Club Beer Festival Acoustic Sessions 3-7pm.
Thursday 15 October 2014: Walnut Tree Inn Blisworth Hannah Faulkner's Ni Ni Acoustic Sessions 8:30pm, one of 4 featured acts.
Saturday 27 September 2014: Wellingborough Beer Festival Acoustic Sessions 3-7pm.
Sunday 7 September 2014: Monk and Minstrel, Isham, feature set at Wildfire Sessions open mic.
Monday 25 August 2014: Horseshoe Inn Wellingborough Bank Holiday Monday music festival.
Sunday 17 August 2014: Castle Fields Fun Day Wellingborough, Bandstand, 11am.
Sunday 10 August 2014: Woodfest Auden Acoustic Stage 11:30am, Irchester Country Park.
Monday 4 August 2014: Old Market Inn Kettering, feature set at Wildfire Sessions Acoustic Showcase.
Wednesday 23 July 2014: King Billy, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, feature set at open mic.
Saturday 19 July 2014: Hart Beer Festival, Wellingborough, Paul Strummer band gig with Esme Eva and Rebecca Freeman, 45 minute set at 12:15pm.
Saturday 12 July 2014: Tea on the Lawn, Northampton Racecourse, 25 minute set at 7:30pm.