The Defiance Sessions

LogoIn 2015 I’ll be hosting a regular night of live music dedicated to singer/songwriters or bands that have politics, passion and protest in their music.  The nights are every two months and will take place in Glossop, Derbyshire.  The inspiration is very much taken from Billy Bragg’s Leftfield stage at Glastonbury and the title is a tribute to my friend Chris Evans. I shall play songs at each of the nights and then hand over to a headliner.

Dates are :

March 28 JOE SOLO
May 30 tbc
July 25 tbc
September 26 tbc
November 28 tbc

Tickets are on sale now and more details are at

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Greedy Magicians album – now sold out

artworkMy CD Greedy Magicians has now sold out. There are still a handful of copies to be found in some record shops and on Amazon but there are no major stocks and I have no copies left. Plans are now afoot for the next Quiet Loner album so there are no plans for a reprint. Those of you who have one, with the hand printed letter pressed artwork, have yourselves a rarity!

The album is still very much available as a digital download from bandcamp, itunes, etc

I’m closing 2014 with a special show in my hometown. On Saturday December 20th I shall be marking the 10th anniversary of the release of my debut album by playing ‘Secret Ruler of the World’ in it’s entirety. I shall follow this by playing the whole of my as yet unrecorded next album. So it’s a night of my debut album and my next album. The show will take place at The Oakwood and tickets details will be announced shortly.

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NEXT LEFT : July 10 2014

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July 3, 2014 · 9:34 am

‘Greedy Magicians’ by Quiet Loner

‘ an anthem for resistance’ – 10/10 AMERICANA UK
‘ Probably the most important record of the year’ – 5/5 MAVERICK MAGAZINE
‘ A powerful rallying call from Quiet Loner’ – BILLY BRAGG
‘ a strong album about standing up and being counted’ – FATEA
‘ a superb album evoking an authentic spirit of English folk’ – PENNYBLACK

£10 plus P&P include stunning handprinted artwork. Buy it now

Watch the artwork being made

Watch a film about the album’s creation

Watch “We will not forget” video

Watch “The Captain’s Diseased” video

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Winter 2013 live shows

Quiet Loner Winter 2013

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November 14, 2013 · 5:06 pm

Orgreave truth and justice

On October 5th I’ll be playing in Barnsley to help raise money for the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign. The campaign includes ex-miners, Trades Unionists, activists and others who are determined to get justice for miners who were victims of police lies and cover ups at Orgreave in June 1984.

On that day Thatcher’s government deployed the full force of the State against miner’s who were fighting to protect their livlihoods. Some believe MI5 and the army were involved. Heartened by the success of the Hillsborough campaign the miners and their families are campaigning for the truth to come out and justice to be served.


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Quiet Loner September 2013

Quiet Loner September 2013

Sat 24 August GLOSSOP The Oakwood
“How to make a protest record” a special presentation for Glossop People’s Festival. Using photos and songs Quiet Loner explains how he came to make his album ‘Greedy Magicians’. Quiet Loner show will run until 8pm. Followed by live music from Morganfield, Steve Roberts and The Falling.

PRICE : £5 admission
DOORS : 6pm with prompt start.

Thu 05 Sept MANCHESTER 2022NQ
Acoustic Amnesty. Totally unplugged performance. Also featuring TG Elias, Chris Flynn, Hawker Reunion, Little Sparrow, Leonie Kate Higgins, James Carson, Seventh House, Kieren King, Louise Fazackerley and Ben Mellor. Fundraiser for Amnesty International.

PRICE :£7.50 advance £8 on door
DOORS : 7.30pm doors for 8pm PROMPT start

Sat 07 Sept MANCHESTER The Marble Arch
Marble 125 years. Part of the anniversary celebrations for this legendary boozer.

PRICE :Free admission
DOORS :8.30pm

Sun 08 Sept LONDON Bethnal Green Working Mens Club
Seasons. A special musical tribute to my much loved friend Fiona Struthers. Featuring many of Fiona’s mates and favourite musicians, this event will raise funds for St.Joseph Hospice who cared for Fiona.
DOORS : 5.30pm for a 6.30pm start
PRICE : £8 advance £10 on the door

Fri 13 Sept SHEFFIELD The Greystones
Joint headline show with Garron Frith. Support from The Listeners.
PRICE :£5 advance £6 on the door
DOORS : 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Sat 14 Sept GLOSSOP The Oakwood
Joint headline show with Garron Frith.
PRICE :£4 advance £6 on door
DOORS : 8pm for an 8.30pm start.
Sun 15 Sept LONDON The Gladstone
A welcome return to the home of Quiet Loner’s Journey to the Netherworld. My first gig in this amazing venue for over 2 years. Joint headline show with Garron Frith. Support from Greg Harrisburg and Anne Catherine Parkes

PRICE :Free Admission
DOORS : 6pm for a 7pm start

Sat 21 Sept OTLEY Folk Festival
Weekend festival across several venues in this beautiful Yorkshire town. Appearing on the Reverb stage.

PRICE : £50 Weekend £33 day ticket
DOORS : Quiet Loner venue and stage times to be confirmed

Sat 05 Oct BARNSLEY Lucorem
Fundraiser for Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign with The Hurriers and Thee Faction

PRICE : tbc
DOORS : tbc

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August 12, 2013 · 9:06 pm