The 4am Crowd Including Mr Gareth Gates
The 4am crowd including Mr Gareth Gates. I hadn't worked out it was Gareth when I took the pic, I just thought it was some happy customers. He did seem to be singing quite well, and in retrospect, oh, so *that's* why everyone wanted us to play Unchained Melody! Doh!
Cardiff, Wales · Wed 15th August 2012 · 22:27
Gareth Gates: 'You're A Legend, Mate!
Gareth Gates: 'You're a legend, mate!' Just been playing a few songs with GG, 4am in Cardiff. His manager PR guy came over and said, can that guy over there do 'Summer Of '69', and I'm like, 'No can do, just done it, mate.' Anyway, we kick... See More
Cardiff, Wales · Wed 15th August 2012 · 0:35
Long, Long, Sunday Session In Bristol Harbour
Long, long, Sunday session in Bristol harbour. I work 11 hours, just like Squeeze in 'Up The Junction'! I'm rocking the new Gigbox2.0 amplifier. Such a sweet sound, high fidelity. Gigbox1.2 roughed up and smoothed out the edges. This one's... See More
Bristol, England · Mon 13th August 2012 · 11:12
Gig - A Slightly Unhinged Jurassic Coast Twin Peaks
Do a few gigs and street gigs around Weymouth. It's buzzing with hosting the Olympic sailing. Play late night near the beach after Usain Bolt's 100m on the big screen, and over in the Portland Road Hotel. Try to catch Ben Ainslie, he's... See More
Portland, Weymouth, Dorset, England · Fri 10th August 2012 · 15:27
Ben Ainslie, 4 Olympic Gold Medal Superstar
Paddling in the sunshine with my feet in the English Channel, and waving back at Ben Ainslie, 4 Olympic gold medal superstar, as he lights up a red flare and does his first post win interview with the beeb. Good stuff, and a bit less... See More
Weymouth, Dorset · Sun 5th August 2012 · 15:00
Play a bunch of songs in the ruined church up Glastonbury Tor, handing out song lists, with the little kids dancing around. Film and record Nicotine Head too, but maybe the microphones were too blown around. The Glastonbury festival site... See More
Glastonbury Tor, Somerset · Fri 3rd August 2012 · 17:00
A Deep Dark Pit Of Water
Some crazy, crazy weather. But I suppose if you will go to a place named after a deep dark pit of water... :-) Some of this might end up on the video for 'The British Summer' if I get round to recording the thing. I had some kind of vague idea about playing some tunes here, but rain is death to busking.
Wells, Somerset · Thu 2nd August 2012 · 18:00
'Hey Danny Boyle, I've Got An Isambard Kingdom Brunel Hat!
Just 6 months ago, Danny Boyle called me up saying 'Hey Aden, my man! Look, we've got a problem with Macca. His voice is a bit pants these days and anyway, he's refusing to wear an industrial revolution themed peasant's smock!' 'Hey Danny... See More
Sat 28th July 2012 · 18:34
Kaydee Palmer, Little Singing Superstar
Kaydee was utterly amazing Sunday afternoon. 3 1/2 years, not all that much bigger than the microphone, but held a big crowd spellbound for half an hour. Never even tried a mic before. Her mum and sister were trying to walk past, but... See More
Bristol Harbour Festival, England · Sun 22nd July 2012 · 20:30
Big Crowds On The Big Corner (Bristol Annex)
Big crowds on the Big Corner (Bristol Annex). Start up again later today sometime around 6pm. Who knows when I'll finish! :-) Benjamin Smith hey dude what a surreal joy it was stumbling across ye in those early hours, great stuff, will have to work out how we know each other!!
Bristol Harbour Festival, England · Sun 22nd July 2012 · 6:00