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Christmas 2013

Greetings everyone........another of my all too infrequent posts! I was so happy to be home for Christmas.....I wondered, at one point, whether I would make it due to some flight complications but all ended up fine. I fly out again on the 29th to join a HAL ship in the Canaries so will be at sea for the new year. A few days at home...


September 2013

Well...... I guess you could say I'm living up to my reputation of not writing too regularly on this blog! It was wonderfu to take August off from touring and go on a real vacation; no music and nowhere near the ocean! Uganda, central Africa in fact, to go mountain gorilla treking. Vickie and I had am absolutely wonderful time - truly...



It feels so very good to be home after working in London and then cruising back to back... I left the USA on the 15th February and returned here earlier this week to glorious spring sunshine. Of course, by English standards it feels like high summer! I have a week home and then have a horrid flight schedule to get me to The...


Frankfurt Airport

Firstly, an apology for the various print fonts that seem to have been appearing on this blog! For some technical reason that I do not understand, they appear different when viewed either on an Ipad or a laptop...hopefully this will be readable on any device.

I write this en route from Florida to Jordan; I am getting towards the...


Still in London…….

Am very much looking forward to a couple of nights at Boisdales in Canary Wharf tonight and tomorrow; it's a great venue and is always fun. I have some great guys with me as well. Yesterday I had a great concert with the Kenny Ball band.....although unfortunately, Kenny is in hospital and was unable to make it. His...


From London!

It's always good to be back in my home town...although I wish Vickie were here to share all of my musical experiences with me. It's fun catching up with family and many musician pals. I had a great day yesterday working with Peter Rudeforth, a trumpet player whom I've known for many years. He was blowing up a...


Returned yesterday from a cruise taking in Argentinia and Chile.....quiete beautiful scenery but, although the height of summer down there it's so far south as to be pretty gloomy much of the time! Wonderful to be home with Vickie for a week before we both head off to London combining some family visiting and some gigs. Am looking forward (kind...


18 January 2013

Have now been home a few days from my last cruise contract and am always so happy to be back here with Vickie! Yesterday I arranged to have some new publicity photographs done; the combination of the nphotographers schedule and mine will mean they probably won't be on here for about a month but it will...



Well...... I said I wasn't going to be writing every day or week.......but I do promise to make an effort! 2013 is shaping up to be a good year; there are many enquiries already  coming in regarding both land based work and guest appearances on cruise ships. I had a wonderful New Years Eve doing a guest spot with the Dick Goodwin big band at...

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