Brand New Classics and Flying Capos

There was a lovely vibe at last night's Loudhailer Acoustic open mic night at Atkinson's Cafe Bar. Everyone was inspired and trying out new songs. I was mesmerised by at least one song in everyone's set. Three Quarters of The Smugglers started off by showing us some old fishing pictures from Backtrack Hull on an … Continue reading Brand New Classics and Flying Capos


Thanks to Martin and Guy who asked us to play at the Yum! Festival in town this afternoon, we had a blast. We played as many food songs as we could muster up ("Give me your cup cakes, I want your gateau..")  Dexter and Richard tucked into chocolate crepes and Summer Festival Ale and we … Continue reading Yum!

Off The Road at Cottingham Springboard

Just back from a fab afternoon at Springboard.  Saw lots of friends and great sets from Cowboy DC, Martin Clappison, Tom Kay, Ukulele Bill, Dave Greaves and loads more. Really enjoyed playing on the Off The Road stage.  Amber was sitting at the front drawing all the musicians. Here's her fab picture of me & Rich. Thanks … Continue reading Off The Road at Cottingham Springboard