New Shows / New Album

Just an update on things and about the next series of shows I have lined up, a couple are quite intimate shows in Southport. 

Saturday 26th May 2018 -  “The Cheshire Lines”, Duke Street, Southport. 

First off with the assistance of James Street Band members Denis Parkinson & David Nixon On I’ll be supporting American Nashville singer-songwriter “David Starr” who kicks off his UK Tour in “The Cheshire Lines”, Duke Street, Southport. 

Saturday 2nd June 2018 - West Kirby Festival - West Kirby Tap, Grange Road, West Kirby at 2.25pm

Full James Street Band gig at West Kirby Tap, Grange Road, West Kirby at 2.25pm as part of the West Kirby Live Festival. This promises to be a fabulous festival.

Denis has a solo gig at the Festival at Hickories at 5.15pm 

Our dear friend Sarah Jones also will be playing at Whitmore and White at 6.45pm as well. 

There is plenty to see and hear throughout the day. 

Wednesday 6th June – Grateful Fred’s at the Atkinson Theatre Southport 

This is last of the shows over the next couple of weeks and again ably assisted by Denis and Dave I’ll be playing a set at the wonderful Atkinson Theatre supporting Joe Topping & Scott Poley – two local musicians with fine reputations. Scott’s played on numerous songs of mine and has been a UK Country Award Musician Nominee and has a great reputation. 

I plan a few new songs that I never get to play being the intimate sit down venue this is. 

https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/events/joe-topping-scott-poley/

NEW ALBUM 

From June 16th I start the new album with the band – Our first band album. We’ve a few songs that we regularly play that have been earmarked for inclusion such as: 

Looking for that American Dream 
Get Her Out of my Mind 
Can We Still Be Friends? 
Can you hear me? 
Playing with Fire (Duet Version) 

Plus I have another 10 songs or more that we shall start rehearsing to see what makes the recording sessions. 

We recently played at the Smithdown Road Festival and although the turn out wasn’t over whelming we enjoyed the show and festival itself 

Here’s a link to a clip of “Looking for that American Dream”. 

Ian Davies (From “Two Black Sheep”) kindly stepped in for Steve on Bass who was away on holiday. 

Once the album is recorded we have a few gigs later on in the year plus an Album Launch Event to arrange and many more gigs to arrange to promote the album. 

Keep these dates free: 

Sept 22nd 2018 – Thornton Hough Village Club 

Oct 14th 2018 - Nathaniel’s in Bromborough 

Nov 2nd 2018 – Big Room, Heswall 

We are also recording a Narrowboat Session on June 19th 2018 and have a charity gig to perform on July 28th 2018 in Oxton, Wirral. 

 There is a “Single” and “Video” in the pipeline as well so it promises to be interesting second half of the year. 

So I hope you can make at least one of these dates in the next few weeks and pencil us in for some of our shows later on in the year. 

Best wishes 

John

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