I am starting 2017 with new eyes and a fire inside. I have spent my life travelling from towns to cities, from countries to continents and last year I started reflecting. I revisited journals, I looked back through photographs, I spent time with my art and it reminded me of where I have been and, importantly, it shone a light on where I need to go.
Sharing my music with you all is my core, it’s my being and it’s likely how we met. There will be new music and am working right now my first solo album.
I’ll also see you again as I hit the road with my Music for the People tour, starting in Germany in April. Details of dates and venues are listed below, UK and Ireland, yours will be confirmed in the coming weeks but I'll be seeing your faces too!
I tip my cap to the last six years and will forever cherish that experience. But, y'know, the world has changed and we all need to pull together in every way. As difficult as 2016 was in parts, my spirits were raised and carried by the wave of community and support and that, my friends, is down to you. I am now opening my heart to doing this differently.
I am inviting you all to become patrons and support me as an artist, for as little as the price of a coffee or beer per month. Before I explain a little about what this model is, I need to tell you what it’s not. It isn’t charity; not a virtual cap being passed around. It is a platform through which you invest little and often in me as an artist and access far more my work than I have shared before – you will get new music, you will get exclusive content and, more than ever, you will get my time. We will collaborate as you support me in bringing me into your worlds in exciting new ways.
This year I will write my first book, documenting my travels and sharing the experiences that continue to inspire me to this day. You heard some of these stories during my first solo tour last year and, my friends, we barely scratched the surface! I am ready to share more of me with you.
As we write, as we create, as we sing. Join me.