Friday 12th July
On Friday I had been booked to play at Whitt’s End in Hoylake, one of my favourite venues to play at - The staff are friendly, there’s always a great crowd and Friday was no different!
What was different is that the bar was holding a Race Night event on the same evening and so I had to work with the event organisers to fit my music in around the racing. I played a 45 minute set before the first race kicked off and then played a song or two between each race, keeping it nice and upbeat whilst the winners celebrated.
The event was a charity fundraiser as part of Hoylake Live, a brilliant event that I’m excited to be a part of. Taking place in multiple venues throughout Hoylake on Saturday 27th July, the event raises funds for Claire House Children’s Hospice. With over 80 acts performing along with various arts & crafts and food stalls, Hoylake Live is set to be an amazing day all in aid of a great cause!
Saturday 13th July
After a quick round of golf on Saturday morning I headed to Ruddy HQ to do some song writing. Cal Ruddy is a good friend of mine, a talented musician and excellent songwriter so it was great to be able to share some ideas with him.
We both have very different styles but in a short space of time we had written something that I don’t think either of us would have come up with independently. I think collaborating with other people is a really useful tool for creating something completely different to what you may be used to writing on your own and I’m really excited to see what else we can come up with in the future.
In general, I’m dedicating a lot more of my spare time to writing now so watch this space for some original music in the not too distant future!
Sunday 14th July
Sunday was for some much needed rest and family time! After a lovely meal at The Jug & Bottle, Heswall with some family, we then headed home to Shrewsbury to watch the brilliant Seann Walsh live at the Theatre Severn - a hilarious end to another great weekend!