The Italian Job

While going through some old e-mails recently, I came across the following. It’s a review of the “Beyond The Tears” album and a gig in Milano with Mick Taylor. You know, after the show in Milano I put “Beyond The Tears” on and I drove all...

Johnny Fean – RIP

Back in the early seventies, Horslips was suddenly the name on everyone’s lips. So imagine the surprise when my brothers and I suddenly saw them listed in the entertainment section of our county newspaper The Anglo-Celt. In fact it came as such a surprise we...

Traces Of The Future – co-producing a documentary

It’s funny how one thing often leads to another, in this case how visiting a photo exhibition led to me co-producing a documentary. Herman van Doorn is a well-known Dutch photographer and a couple of years ago I was invited to a photo exhibition of his work in...

Spaziomusica Music Club in Italy

Shortly after Bruno passed away, Daniela contacted me to say she was putting a book together about him. She asked me if I’d mind writing something for it. I was honoured to be asked. Below you can read what I wrote for it. There is a link at the bottom of the...

The Music Man – RIP, John

Not long after I’d learned my first few songs on the guitar I was asked to help out with a local variety show, a sort of talent competition. It didn’t take too long to realise I was out of my depth, so they decided to incorporate the talents of another...

Happy New Year – Courage (guide word)

It’s one of those words, isn’t it. It can mean a lot of different things at different times to different people. Everybody wants to be thought of as courageous. It’s a characteristic that makes us worthy of respect. It’s a quality that we also...