Tea With the Devil (Down an Old English Lane)

I've written a song expressing my alarm at the swing to the Far Right in England after the Referendum in 2016. Many of us are still fighting to stop the disaster which is Brexit. This song, 'Tea for the Devil (Down an Old English Lane) can be seen in YouTube, on facebook, and can be downloaded from digital music platforms such as iTunes and Spotify.

Sound Art Radio

Sound Art Radio, the Totnes station, live online or 102.5 FM if you are local, are giving me a two hour slot on Wednesday morning, 3 May, from 10.00 to 12.00. I'll be singing a few of my songs, including my new ones, reading some of my poetry, and chatting. Tune in if you can.

You Tube

These two are new songs of mine, inspired by current political events/upheavals. The first, "Tea With the Devil (Down and Old English Lane)" is a take on Brexit shenanigans.  and     The second, "Man in the Golden Cage" is about the current US President.

Fundraising gig

On October 15th, at 19.30, I'm doing a fundraising gig for Combeinteignhead Village Hall, a lovely local venue which has begun to host touring musicians and small theatre groups. The tickets are £8.00, or you can get them in advance for £7.00 by calling 01626 872266/872268.  I'm being supported by the country-rock singer/guitarist Lee Carter-Brown. I'll be playing my own songs plus a few country-rock-blues covers, and performing some of my humourous poetry.

New Duo

Well, fairly new. I've teamed up with fab guitarist/bassist/singer Regan, to create Regan & Rosemary (yeah I know, everyone asks 'Why not Rosemary & Regan'? but it simply sounds better). We play great songs by artists we love, stamping our unique sound on the material. We cover Bonnie Raitt, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Lucinda Williams, Julie London, Steve Earle, Cyndi Lauper, Reckless Eric, Etta James, to name a few, and even include a couple of Motown hits. Country-rock-blues-jazz-+. I love it!

Fair pay for professional musicians

Musicians' Union Work Not Play

Children's Songs

Music and Alzheimer's

I am increasingly doing more music with people with Alzheimer's. I was actually doing this kind of stuff back in the 1980's, and the benefits were self-evident. However, as with most things, there has to be clinical evidence before such benefits are taken seriously. Music for Life have been developing their programmes for nearly fifteen years. There is a fascinating e-newsletter Neuromusic News to which one can subscribe (free).

Workshop page

Thanks to the speedy work of Jigsaw Designs, my Workshops page is back.

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It's official! Drumming is good for the brain.
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