Writing songs again

Like standing in the rain when you’ve been stuck in a desert, after 5 years of writer’s block I now seem to have songs coming out of my ears. It’s the most wonderful feeling in the world and I know it won’t last which makes me all the more grateful for it.

As well as songwriting, I’ve been on the road with Christian driving up and down the country, singing my songs and meeting lovely people in Helmsley, Penzance, Barnoldswick, Carlisle and Milton Keynes. Thanks to everyone who has come to hear us play. I’m looking forward to my charity gig in Leeds and The Cluny in Newcastle this weekend.

I’m also looking forward to my mini tour of Scotland in August co-headlining with the wonderful Me For Queen (aka Mary Erskine) with warm-up gigs in Bristol and Manchester. I’m a 1/4 Scot who has never been north of Glasgow so I”m really excited to finally see the country. Dates and booking links for this tour are on my gigs page.

In the meantime, I’m also doing some more gigs in mental health hospitals. Music for mental health is a cause very close to my heart and I’ve had some fantastic feedback from staff and service users on the wards where I’ve played in the past.

Finally, after 4 years away, we’re going back to our shack in Australia (pic above) at Christmas. It will be boiling hot but I can’t wait to see the goats and the Obi Obi valley again.

Hope all’s well in your world.