The Silent Man Video
This little film has been a labour of love. Sameena's vision, and friends, old and new, who gathered around our song, sang, danced, played, filmed... owned their interpretation of it. It's a love letter to my inner self, to your inner self, to the place inside all of us that knows our true purpose, and encourages our journey towards that purpose. I hope you devour this song- and enjoy devouring it as much as Sameena & I have enjoyed creating it.
Blues Dancers, Glasgow
My most recent gig for The Blues Dancers, in Glasgow. It's wonderful playing live as they dance and adapt their moves to the rhythm of the music. I've played for Blues dancers in Adelaide, Edinburgh and Glasgow. It's one of my favourite gigs, and I look forward to doing it in lots more cities in the future.
NOTHING BUT THE BLUES (SOLO BLUES)
Debuted at New Zealand Fringe 2017 in Wellington, this is an hour of rocking Blues, presenting songs from Heaven Bound, along with classic favourites from the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed and more. ‘The musical themes will be familiar to blues fans; soul searching, lost love, distant trains, dusty roads and alcohol!
‘...sounds like the bastard son of Tom Waits and Howlin’ Wolf…’ Rob Clarke, Arch1 Blues.
‘Authentic Blues...Mesmerising...would do B B King or any of the other Blues legends proud’ **** Broadway Baby
Monski Mouse Baby Cabaret
'Utterly delightful' ***** Ed Fest
Musical Director & Performer.
A new format, from the Award winning creator of Monski Mouse's Baby Disco, which debuted at Brighton Fringe 2018.
IRISH JIMMY - the one man show
Co-writer & Performer. (Co-written, and directed by Sameena Zehra)
‘Jimmy was my grandfather. He was an old rogue. A warning rather than an example.
He lived in interesting times.
This show came about when I realised how much the memories of him and the stories that circulated about him in the family informed my decision to become a pacifist.
We live in interesting times.’
‘Jimmy’ is 50 minutes of storytelling, interspersed with original songs that is poignant, dark, humorous and life affirming. An exploration of identity, family and how we get to who we become, this beautifully crafted show entertains and mesmerises as you travel through three generations of soldiers & suffragettes, rogues & rebels, songs and stories.
WINNER ***OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE*** New Zealand Fringe 2017
Composer, Musical Director & Performer.
I'm proud and excited to be an integral part of Fiery Tongues, (previously called Poetry Can F*ck Off) a magnificent piece of polemic poetry about the importance of poetry in revolution, in love, in life, as long as humans have had words. Written by the inimitable Heathcote Williams and performed by Roy Hutchins and an ever increasing amount of foot soldiers.
Sweaty, Sexy, Party, Party
Composer, Musical Director & Performer.
In collaboration with the irrepressible John Robertson.
Jokes, live music,
the Rhythmatron Mark II. Anything could happen. It probably will
'Sheer anarchy...Dr Blue, a sage figure' * * * * * Broadway World
'Dr Blue plays both music and his allotted role as a straight man wonderfully'* * * * * One4Review
Composer & Musical Director.
Continuing the exciting and award winning collaboration with Roy Hutchins in this new show, which debuted at Brighton Fringe 2018.
I published my very first poetry pamphlet, at last! I launched it at an evening of poetry readings in Brighton, surrounded by the people who inspired me, encouraged me and were instrumental in getting it to print.
It's available for sale when I'm performing at a poetry gig, but perhaps more importantly, it means I can carry my poems as a handy little book in a pocket, rather than a fistful of assorted papers that fly off at inopportune moments.
Diary of a Blues Man
I write a regular blog for The British Blues Archive. Check it out here.
I'm currently cooling my heels in New Zealand, and working on some new material with the wonderful Nico G who is cooling his heels in Scotland.
Watch this space for updates on the new collaboration, and gigs, whenever they start up again!
Click on the MUSIC tab above to watch video footage, listen to music from the last album, 'Heaven Bound', and download tracks from itunes.