January Working on a new live sound incorporating Bass drum and kick tambourine to compliment Guitar/Vocals/Harmonica.
Performed to a full house at ' Gettysburg Rocks ' in an old barn that was used as a field hospital in the Battle of Gettysburg, it is now called Battlefield Brew Works. The Ep - By Industry We Flourish was released February 5th.
March brought shows at Kung Fu Necktie and Millennium Music Conference
January - 2015 started off fast with a few bookings including a radio session on WNJR 91.7 FM Pittsburgh.
It continued with shows booked at both Millennium Music conference and Cape May Singer Songwriter.
Working on my new set list for 2015 brought more harmonica in to the set as well as a do over of the song - Pocket Dynamite.
February- Recording started and finished on the New Single - The Great North Road at 1213 Studios in Philadelphia. The month continued with a Showcase at the Millennium Music Conference, and finished with an In studio performance at WNJR 91.7
March/April - Headed to Cape May For Singer Songwriter Festival. Informed that I am on the standby list for NXNE. April brought the release of The Great North Road, and Folk America. A showcase for the Philadelphia Folksong Society, then a Showcase at the New Jersey Folk Festival.
May/June - May 1st brought a featured spot on the Homepage of the worlds biggest online music platform - Reverbnation. Only 10 Artists worldwide are picked.
This was followed by a fall in which I broke my elbow. Recuperation and rest followed, with no guitar for a number of weeks.
Recording finished at 1213 Studios on the next single -
Happy is the Cloud
On June 14th I had an In Studio performance on 93.7 Fm. Showcase for the Liberty Music Fest at Connies Ric Rac on June 20th followed the next day at Make Music Philly.
July / August / September
August 2015 brought my debut performance at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, followed by shows at the Liberty Music Fest, and the Beta Hi fi emerging Artist Festival.
October/ November / December
October brought shows at World Cafe Live for PHL Live and then opening for UK Legend Al Stewart at a Sold out Colonial Theater .
January - I got booked for The Millennium Music Conference, Liberty Music Series, Cape May Singer Songwriter and Madsummer Meltdown.
All the kings horses made it onto ALTCO Recordings Compilation Album - Folk America.
February / March
February 5th - Finn McCool was released as a digital single, airplay in the UK and US followed. Late February 2014, A trip up the New Jersey turnpike took me to my 1st show in New York City, followed by a fun night at Dobbs. A successful sold out show at The Tin Angel on March 7th for the Philadelphia Folksong Society. The month finished with a trip below the Mason Dixon line to Cape May Singer Songwriter Festival .
April / May
The month started off with up trip to North Jersey for my 1st NERFA Conference. Bookings came in for the South Street Headhouse Spring Festival and Make Music Philly.
June / July / August
June brought Make Music Philly, a write up on WXPNs The Key, and a spot on the Main stage at the Madsummer Meltdown Festival.
July brought the World cup - everything shut downs for football !!
Scheduled to record at Kawari Sound studio in early August, to record 4 song EP - Panic Merchant.
Shared the stage with my old friend Dave Arcari at The Shore Road Tavern.
Following on from that, In October I played a benefit for MS Society at The Tin Angel
I finished up 2014 writing songs for a possible 2015 LP.
I started off the year with Pocket Dynamite getting played Live on WSTW 93.7
By February I was In studio working on Debut Album - Eleventeen.
Pocket Dynamite was placed on The Millenium Music Conference compilation CD, and will be available throughout the 3 day Conference.
I then played two nights in Harrisburg PA at the Conference.
Marry Me, will be featured on the Cape May Singer Songwriter Festival Compilation CD. I then performed at the Cape May Singer Songwriter Festival in New Jersey.
I Performed on the 52nd floor at The Pyramid Club for - Rock on Philly, though up against 3 fantastic Philly bands, I won through to the Grand Final Showcase in December 2013.
By May I was ranked #2 on theReverbnation charts for singer Songwriter in Philadelphia. Ranked in the top 100in the US and 125 in the world.
In June I was Rock on Philly Artist of the month.
All the kings horses - released June 11th 2013.
Debut Album - Eleventeen, to be released on Lynnewood Records, on August 14th 2013.
In July I played The Legendary Dobbs with my old friend from Scotland - Dave Arcari who was on his debut US tour.
By August, the album was released to critical acclaim.
By the fall of 2013, I played the Dewey Beach Music Conference.
Followed by the Tin Angel amongst other great gigs.
Finally in December at the Hard Rock Café in Philadelphia I was in the Grand showcase final of the Rock on Philly - Artist of the year. 5000 acts had entered, it was down to the final five, I was the only solo Artist of the night, although I didn't win, it was the culmination of a my first full year back on the Live music scene.
In mid December Eleventeen made it into Popa Tunes Top ten Album's of 2013.
Here's to 2014............................
Back on the music scene in Summer 2012 ( after a 15 year hiatus ) though this time in the U.S. not the U.K. I have been writing New songs and playing Live throughout the Philadelphia area. My songs were featured on NME online. I then released a four song promotional EP in October 2012. I then started picking up airplay in the Northeast.