with Brian Dales
So, final preparations are underway for our upcoming 'Sweet Baby James' concerts. We have 10 confirmed at the moment and we're in talks with further venues with arrangements for gigs later in the year. Our shows are taking us the full length of England (literally, from Berwick to Bath!) so I'm sure there will be somewhere you can catch us.
A few new songs will be making their way into the set-list including Never Die Young, You Can Close Your Eyes and possibly Something In The Way She Moves. If you have any other requests get in touch!
You can find out a lot more about the project at www.sweetbabyjames.co.uk where you can listen to samples of the music, see the gig listing and subscribe to the mailing list. I hope to see you at one of our shows!
It looks like I'll be spending the Christmas period this year in everyone's favourite seaside resort, Blackpool, while I carry out my job as musical director in 'Cinderella' at Blackpool Grand Theatre.
Everyone loves a panto and I've heard lots of good things about this year's cast. I'm very much looking forward to meeting everyone and getting stuck into rehearsals. Numbers in the show are set to include a few of everyone's favourite classics, along with a few great current pop songs.
You can see more about the show and reserve your tickets at Blackpool Grand website.
We received a great reception with Sweet Baby James when we played at the Tontine in Cleveland last Friday (Aug 10th). The Tontine is a very well established music venue in the north-east, always putting on great quality music in a variety of styles, so we were glad to be able to play a short opening set for blues band 'Old School'.
The audience seemed to really enjoy the songs we played (including Fire & Rain, You Got A Friend and Sweet Baby James) even asking for an encore - pretty rare for a warm-up act!
We'd love to play a full night of music at the venue so hopefully that can be organised in the near future. For now, keep up to date with any upcoming Sweet Baby James gigs over at www.sweetbabyjames.co.uk .