Why I'm voting Labour

If you follow my social media profiles then this should come as no surprise, but now that I'm putting it on my actual website, you know I must be serious! I truly believe this is the most important election, not only since I've been eligible to vote, but in decades. You might be thinking, 'Yeah, but you don't even live in the UK anymore, what do you care?'. Well, the thing is, I care about the people who do live there, and I want it to be in better shape when I move back! AUSTERITY Another term of the Conservative party will kill people. It already has. Read the story of the 64-year-old man who was forced to get a pass to leave hospital (where he had been admitted for pneumonia) to fight a d

A couple more Carousel reviews!

Carousel just got a couple of nice reviews that I thought I'd share. If you haven't got your copy yet, go here! Rock N Reel gave the record four stars: LUKE TUCHSCHERER **** CAROUSEL (CLUBHOUSE RECORDS) www.luketuchscherer.co.uk Luke Tuchscherer, once of Bedford’s magnificent Whybirds, is one British Americana musician who has actually acted on his musical aspirations and relocated to America. This hasn’t done his music any harm at all, as last year’s Pieces, a masterpiece of American rock, surely proves. This album is very different, though. As he writes in the liner notes, ‘Ever since I heard The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, I’d always wanted to make a live solo acoustic record. And to do it wh

Cold Blue Sky launched 10 years ago today!

I can't believe that it's been 10 years since we launched The Whybirds' second album Cold Blue Sky at the Garage in London. I'm still so proud of the record, I think it's the best thing we ever did. If you've not heard it, you can listen to it here. I wrote about it on my old Tumblr blog five years ago if you want to read about the making of it. The record didn't officially come out until March 2010, but the launch party was on 7th November 2009. There's an audience recording of the launch show here. There are also some videos below, courtesy of Paul Murphy: GLOW I FEEL LOVED & MORNING LIGHT WHAT IT MEANS SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL (THIS WAY COMES) JENNY, CAN WE TAKE A RIDE? IF YOU STAY WITH ME GIR

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