Saturday, 10 October 2009


After playing for two hours at Borders in Southampton today, I was wondering why?
I didn't sell any cds, I didn't get any email addresses for my mailing list, nobody knew who I was, nobody made a special effort to come just to see me and I didn't make any new contacts.

"I didn't sell any cds" - I did have cds with me but I'd put them on a table away from people and there was no explanation as to what they where, who I am and that they were available to buy. I wasn't exactly making it easy was I?

"I didn't get any email addresses for my mailing list" - I may have done if I had thought of letting people know that I HAD a mailing list or even had a sheet of paper and perhaps a pen so they COULD give me their email address!!

"nobody knew who I was" I didn't tell them, in fact thinking back, I didn't tell them anything! I never said a word! To be fair, there wasn't anyone sitting watching me, folk were just wander around just like one would in a book store but I could have tried to engage them...

"nobody made a special effort to come just to see me" Apart from a few tweets and a mail-out to my Facebook group I hadn't exactly pushed the boat out as far as publicity.

"I didn't make any new contacts." Not exactly true, I did meet the guy that organizes events at Borders so I'll let myself off that one.

Never-mind, I'm not going to knock myself out over it. Hopefully I'll remember to make more effort next time and put a bit of thought into it.

I did play a few of my oldies today and had a few nice chats with Jules from Angry Badger, who organised the day, so it wasn't a complete wash out.

Oh and I gave a cd to a 10 year old who stopped and listened to about 4 songs. Increased my demographic!!


I take full responsibilty for any opportunities missed on Saturday. Jules from Angry Badger did loads of publicity and I thank him for setting the thing up and giving me the opportunity to play. I just wanted to point out that I WAS THE ONE WHO DIDN'T TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF IT

Monday, 5 October 2009

BBC Fallout

What fun we had!
Thanks to everyone that messaged, Twittered and emailed about and to the BBC thing last night. If you missed it you can listen here My bit is about half way through around 1:20:00.

Well worth the license fee eh?

Pip Pip!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Getting played on the BBC!

This Sunday the 4th, between 7 and 9 pm the attractive and highly intelligent Phil Jackson from the BBCs South:Live will be playing my track "Love Lies" to a panel of industry experts.  You can listen on your radios in Brighton, Hove & Worthing on 95.3 FM, in Sussex & Surrey on 104-104.8 FM,in Solent & Hampshire on 96.1 FM and in Dorset on 103.8 FM or Listen on-line at or 
You can email the show at  between 7 and 9pm.
This is a pretty big deal for me as, well it's the bloody BBC isn't it!!
I'll be online on Twittering about it all.
It would be quite wonderful if you could email the show and give me a bit of support.