Well, here it is- summer at last. And it is going to be a busy one for me, starting with a performance in the UK’s most mainland location – Knoydart; followed by performances in Keswick, the Rowchester Music Festival, the Maryport Blues Festival, Chesham, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Cropredy Festival and DylanFest. I also have a few dates pending, including a return trip to Northern Ireland/Eire and to Tuscany.
Another great review for ‘Carefree Prisoner’ in fROOTS magazine, which we’re all thrilled about – here it is:
‘Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter, Simon’s poignant melodies and intense, poetic lyrics dramatically describe political and historical events and places he’s travelled. His plaintive vocals are accompanied by mesmerising acoustic guitar and exquisitely beautiful chamber orchestra arrangements. Intelligent, passionate and highly original.
I am also at work with Steven Carey in the studio, and we anticipate a second album, which features much of the material I’m currently playing live, should be ready for the autumn. The songs were recorded in the stuning Collegiate Church in Crichton, which has given the recordings a beautiful natural sound. We’re very excited about it and can’t wait to release it and take it out on the road.
Hope to see all of you very soon.