I’m delighted to have a track featured on this fantastic album which will raise money for the Orgreave Justice Campaign. Other artists include Billy Bragg, TV Smith, New Model Army, Jon Langford, Chumbawumba and Paul Heaton. I’m especially delighted that some of my freinds and colleagues also have tracks on there including Chris Evans, Tony Walsh and The Hurriers.
It costs £9.99 from philosophy football (and there’s a special offer if you buy a “still the enemy within” T-Shirt)
In 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 :
January 31 THE HURRIERS
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 www.defiancesessions.co.uk
My 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.
‘ 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
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.