I played at the Lomond Folk Festival on Saturday 29 July at 4pm.
I opened for Kevin McDermott at Pivo in Stirling on Thursday 27 July at 9pm.
I played at the Scribblers Picnic on Sunday 18 June at 3pm. Bruce Michie joined me on Clarinet.
"Waiting for the sun to rise" has been played on the Pure Brilliant Podcast (show#11).
"The Belper" has been played on the April 2006 (show#4) Folkcast.
Spokers Loan have been featured in the latest podcast (show #5) by Hugh Morrison at the Pure Brilliant Podcast. "Slip Away" and "Safe from Harm" were played.
"Slip Away" will be played on RadioNowhere on Monday 20th February - show starts at 8pm.
Tracks from the album have also been added to the playlist for w/c 20/02 at The Acoustic Stage.
A big thanks to all involved. These people deserve your support as they give acts like Spokers Loan airplay that may not come about otherwise - please take the time to visit the sites and have a listen!
I opened for Hans Theessink at Stirling Folk club on November 21.
I opened for Archie Fisher at Stirling folk club on 19 September.
A new Spokers Loan myspace site has been set up. You can visit it via the menu on the left or by clicking here.
"The Belper" was recently played on the tartanpodcast (show #58).
We played a set at the Scribblers Picnic again this year. The charity event was held at Bridgehaugh Rugby Club, Stirling on June 19th. I was joined by Robert McCreadie on Guitar\Mandolin and Bruce Michie on Clarinet.
A review of the album has been posted on the AC music club website. To read it please click here.
The album is now available from iTunes Music store. It can be accessed directly by clicking on this link (if the itunes software is installed).
We were chosen to open for Kevin McDermott at the first night of the new Airdrie folk club held in the Fourways on May 27th.
We opened for Gaberlunzie on May 16 at Stirling Folk Club. I was joined by Robert McCreadie on Bouzouki.
Unfortunately the gig on May 14th with Poor Old Ben has been cancelled.
I played at the Stirling Folk Club on April 4. Other artists playing included Cal, Alec Souter and Trilogy.
I played at the Stirling Folk club as part of the Easter session on Monday 28th March. Everything seemed to go down well and I was invited to play again next month.
The cd is now available through Tower Records online.
The online shop is now up and running.
The album has been featured in the "What's hot this month" recommendations in the latest edition of Music News Scotland.
The album is now available through cdbaby in America.
The Spokers Loan cd has now been completed
The album has now been mixed and mastered and is currently being pressed.
This months Music News Scotland has a review of the "Acoustic Sessions" gig I played in September. They have also printed pictures of all the performers.
I was invited to open the first of the "Stirling:Live Acoustic Sessions" which was headlined by Ewan Macfarlane of The Grim Northern Social and also featured Kevin Harper of Vivamelodica at the Tolbooth on 16th September.
This was my first full solo set and feedback has been very positive.
The Spokers Loan album is currently being mastered by Andrew Graeme at The Byre. Hopefully it will be available soon.
Our photograph was featured on the front cover of the latest Music News Scotland. The photo was taken at the Stirling:Live gig supporting Martin Stephenson.
I played a short set at the The Scribblers Picnic on June 20th at Bridgehaugh Rugby Club, Stirling. I played three songs in total, the first two I played solo and Alan joined me on djembe for the last. Scribblers Picnic is a charity event that has been running for the past two years which was named after a musician, journalist and teacher called Graham Whitelaw, who died from cancer in 2001.
We played at the Tolbooth on Thursday the 10th of June, supporting Dean Owens.
We played at the third "Sounds of the City" at Spencers in Stirling on June 4th.
We were delighted to be asked to be part of the first Stirling:Live festival - the first local band to play the festival. We supported the incredible Martin Stephenson at The Tolbooth.
We played on the main stage at the Cowane Centre in Stirling along with glow-valve, The Great Western and Rubix Touch. Bruce Michie joined us on Saxophone for the last half of the set.