Thursday, October 29, 2009

Garden Kuti Blessing

On 20th October (my 53rd birthday) my Garden Meditation Kuti was blessed by Venerable Sri K. Rewatha - Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain.

"Bhante" presented me with a traditional Sri Lankan Buddha statue as a birthday present which is now the centre piece of the kuti.

Liz, James, Alison and I spent a wonderful two days with Bhante and were able to show him some of the spectacular Highland scenery near our house.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Royal Albert Hall, London

I played the opening set of the PRS Charity concert at London's Royal Albert Hall with my band "Spirit of Django" last Sunday.

We played the title track from our new CD "Last Train to Hauteville" and then launched into "La Mer" with Alison Burns on vocals.

Robin Nolan joined me on stage after that, and we played a tune for his new son who was born just minutes before we went on stage!

I was invited to play the show by my old friend Bill Wyman. Bill was there with his band The Rhythm Kings and other artists on the show were Ronnie Wood, Mick Hucknell, Melanie C, Kiki Dee, Rick Wakeman, Georgie Fame....

A FREE download of "Last Train to Hauteville" is now available from my website

This photo was taken backstage after the show with Bill Wyman, and the rhythm guitarist from "Spirit of Django", John Goldie.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Enjoying some time off at home........

Friday, October 9, 2009

TV Documentary

I'm back in the studio today doing a short piece for a TV documentary.