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ST supports The Who in Mexico City

October 12, 2016 | By | 8 Comments
ST supports The Who in Mexico City

Tonight, I’m supporting The Who for their first ever show in Mexico City. I’m excited to see how the 17,000 Who fans react to my solo acoustic set. We had an incredible welcome by hundreds of fans at our hotel yesterday, so much excitement to see us arriving…. I have a feeling it will be […]

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New line up, new mixes, new era…

September 20, 2016 | By | 9 Comments
New line up, new mixes, new era…

Tonight in Milan is the last Who show before the Santa Barbara Bowl, the big desert trip (Coachella) and Mexico shows in October. Before that I’m releasing, Looking Out Looking In and Denial (my last two US releases) in the UK on my new label, Stir Records. They have been remastered at Abbey Road, with […]

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…And The Occasional Solo Show

May 21, 2016 | By | 4 Comments
…And The Occasional Solo Show

I am really enjoying this leg of the US Who Hits 50 tour. Right now, we’re the best we’ve been for years. Great energy. Having said that it’s hard work and I’m looking forward to a break. We have 4 more shows to do here on the west coast and I have a solo gig […]

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Isle Of Wight – Headline? Support? Both?

April 12, 2016 | By | 6 Comments
Isle Of Wight – Headline? Support? Both?

Hi guys, I just wanted to say how excited I am to be playing the Isle Of Wight festival this year, twice. Yes, it’s true… I’m playing with The Who, the headliners on the 11th June and I’m also playing a set earlier in the day on the Big Top stage. I’m not sure yet […]

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What A Day!

March 19, 2016 | By | 14 Comments
What A Day!

My day began bright and early in midtown Manhattan at the ‘On The Roof’ interview with Scott Phelan, Joel Naftelberg and crew. Had a great time chatting about my musical family upbringing, solo career and involvement with The Who…. Same old, same old really but with a difference, I was very honest and relaxed. Had […]

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All For The Love Of Music

March 6, 2016 | By | 14 Comments
All For The Love Of Music

Last night I played a solo show, Live @ Drew’s, Ringwood, NJ. What a great gig! I really enjoyed the whole experience, even though the house PA is a bit shot and could do with some updating, it’s a fabulous place and a great concept…. Hand picked artists turn up to play at Drew’s regular […]

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Motown

February 24, 2016 | By | 19 Comments
Motown

Back on the road. Arrived at Detroit hotel, unpacked, bite to eat, shower, blog and ready for bed…. Er, did someone say, bed? This is what happens to me, I can’t deal with jet lag so I simply sleep it off (and wake at 4am bright as a button). Anyway, back in the States raring […]

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Fantastic Time!

January 30, 2016 | By | 7 Comments
Fantastic Time!

I hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as I did at The Half Moon,¬†Independent Venue Week gig last night. It was a big success for all involved. During the show we had a couple of minor technical glitches and the stage / venue itself is very loud (I had a lunatic in front of me, […]

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