Mega Throwback Thursday!

With just over a week to go before us Whybirds play our last ever hometown show – tickets here – I thought I'd put something together to mark the occasion. We always had an open taping policy in the band, and as such there are a fair few recordings up on archive.org. Thanks to Humbug for recording them all! I thought I'd put together the five best – or most interesting – shows on there (in my opinion of course). They're all completely free to download. 1. Loco Club, Valencia (20.2.14) A great sounding full length set from the 2014 Spanish tour. The harmonies aren't as loud as they could've been, but otherwise this could almost pass as a proper live album. 2. Esquires, Bedford (4.10.13)

The final Whybirds shows

The Whybirds, my brothers from other mothers, are playing our final shows together this summer. If you're new to what I do and you've never seen the band, then you will not want to miss these shows, I can't express that enough! We guarantee a good time. Ben Haswell will be moving back to guitar with Dave Banks, and our good friend Nick Mailing will be filling in on bass, meaning we'll be a four-piece again for the first time since 2012! The dates are as follows: 30 JUNE – ESQUIRES, BEDFORD 7 JULY – PORTLAND ARMS, CAMBRIDGE 11 AUGUST – THE LEXINGTON, LONDON

Always Be True in the charts! BBC airplay!

Always Be True has made the charts! The album is currently number 17 in the Official Country Chart and 25 in the Official Americana Album Chart. If you haven't got a copy yet, feel free to visit the store (and Bandcamp reports its sales to the charts company too!). Also, Ralph McLean of BBC Radio Ulster played "Waiting For My Day to Come" on his country show last week. You can listen here. Ralph said of Always Be True: "It's got a strong vibe of Springsteen at his most blue collar running through the album, which is high praise indeed. Really strong songs."

Always Be True released! Waiting For My Day To Come video unveiled!

My second album, Always Be True, is officially out now! Get yourself over to the store to pick yourself up a copy! I'm very proud of the album and am so happy it's finally released. The reviews have been great so far too, so that's good news! I've also added some of the leftover copies of the Shadows EP, so fill your boots while stocks last!

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