2017 has been nothing short of stratospheric year for my band Flying Machines so far! We’ve just completed a 24 date UK tour which was supported by Arts Council England and ended with a sold out headline gig at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Champagne corks were flying everywhere by the time we stumbled off that legendary stage…It was the dream way to end what has been quite simply the most fun that I’ve ever had on the road touring. We’ve been all over the place, from St Ives to Aberdeen and pretty much everywhere in-between and I’d like to thank everyone who has supported our campaign, we just couldn’t be happier with how it has all gone down.
In other news, I’m really looking forward to some releases coming out later this year that I was fortunate enough to play on. Keep an ear to the ground for fantastic debut albums from Sam Rapley’s Fabled, Pete Lee and the Tom Millar Quartet – all really wonderful and unique projects that I’m sure are going to leave their mark. More news on all of these coming soon.
Well, that’s about all for now folks, thanks for stopping by. I thought I’d leave you with this live video from the Flying Machines tour, featuring the rip-roaringly ridiculous Rob Mullarkey stepping in for Conor on electric bass. Enjoy!