Hereford mental health hospital gig

Knackered after a 5 hour round trip to Hereford to perform at a mental health facility called the Stonebow Unit. These gigs are not easy, nor should they be. It’s really confronting seeing such suffering, and yet so incredibly heartwarming too to see the gentle, hugely compassionate way the NHS staff care for their patients. There is a line in Desiderata which says ‘everywhere life is full of heroism’ and it’s so true – good to remember in this crazy world we live in. I hope my singing was at least a distraction in the everydayness of hospital routine and perhaps of some comfort there. Tomorrow I’m in Bristol performing at the launch gala of the wonderful Freedom of Mind festival.