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Closed 27/03/2021

raised of £50,000 target by 1148 supporters

    Weʼve raised £26,623 to support my associated band and crew who've been unable to work in 2020 due to the cancellation of all concert touring

    Funded on Saturday, 27th March 2021

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    On Friday March 13th I performed my one and only show this year at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen. Two days later my musicians and crew were disbanded and soon after in lockdown in their respective homes across the UK and beyond. None of us has set foot on a stage since and are unlikely to do so again for quite a while.

    Losing all our concert touring in 2020 has been both a huge emotional and financial hit for everyone concerned however I was lucky that, although I didn't qualify for government support, my wife and I had the record company mail order business to get us through the year. My musicians and crew haven't been as fortunate and most of them being self employed qualified for only basic support, others getting nothing at all.

    The show on March 13th at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen was essentially a warm up gig for a tour that was booked with around 50 shows throughout the year and across Europe.

    We wouldn't normally record these shows but luckily it was captured by my sound engineer Steve Kent and with a touch of studio magic from Steve Vantsis, my bass player, ‘Weltschmerz' album co-writer and co-producer, we've managed to get together an hour and 30 minutes of the only show performed in 2020. It's a very special memory and means a lot to us all.

    I decided that I didn't want to release it as an official live album but to use it in a very different way. This Lemon Tree gig will be available to stream free of charge on Soundcloud from Friday 4th December 2020 and all I ask is that if you're moved enough by the show that you make a small donation here .

    Soundcloud stream:

    YouTube stream: YouTube

    I personally am taking nothing from anything raised here and funds will be dispersed directly to associated band and crew members who have been struggling financially this year with little or no work outside the live music industry.

    Should funds raised exceed expectations then I will pass the remainder on to a similar charity that is supporting the live music industry.

    You can read the extensive 'sleeve notes' that tell the full story of the rehearsals and the gig itself and the dramas behind it all here Fish Sleeve Notes


    Family Business

    Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors

    Rose of Damascus

    He Knows you Know


    This Party's Over


    View from the Hill

    Gentleman's Excuse Me

    Script for a Jesters Tear

    The Company



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      3 years ago

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    • Anonymous


      Mar 26, 2021

    • Heiko


      Mar 25, 2021

      Looking forward to seeing you all on stage again soon


    • Hagen


      Mar 24, 2021

      Sad but completely understandable that you hae to skip the tour this year. So I will listen to "Fish on a lemon tree" and spend the ticket refund here.Stay safe!

    • Anonymous


      Mar 24, 2021


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    • Claus Oexle

      Claus Oexle

      Mar 24, 2021

      Don't lose hope, it will get better!


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