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It’s A Troubadour’s Life For Me…

It’s A Troubadour’s Life For Me   Some musician’s live for writing that perfect song.Some musicians live for the fame and fortune…If they’re very lucky!Some musician’s live for recording that incredible guitar sound.Me? I’ve always enjoyed performing live the most. When it came time to embark upon my most ambitious three months of touring to […]

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How Independent Musicians Can Use Technology in 2019 to Help Their Careers

How Independent Musicians Can Use Technology in 2019 to Help Their Careers Multi-instrumentalist Bishi Image credit: CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3824081 From the perspective of an independent musician, the music industry, is much like a feudal system of the 1 per cent (those who have been signed) and the 99 per cent (the independent sector),” explains […]

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New Female Songwriters

My Favourite New Songwriters Are Female

My Favourite New Songwriters Are Female The above statement shouldn’t be any surprise. The world has never been short of great female songwriters. Carole King, Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, Amy Winehouse to name but a few. Two American sisters, Patty and Mildrid J. Hill wrote “Happy Birthday To You” for goodness sake! There […]

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A Little OTT - UK Tour with Gavin Osborn and Chris Tavener

UK Tour with Gavin Osborn – A Little OTT

We’re About To Go: A Little OTT I’m very pleased to unveil my 2018 UK tour with Gavin Osborn. Plus reflections on Summer shows and new songwriting commissions. Are you ready to go a bit overboard? Straight after my Europe tour, I’ll be hitting the road in the UK with the hilarious and marvellous raconteur that is – Mr Gavin Osborn. […]

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The Grand Tour - Amsterdam Tour Date

New European Live Dates – The Grand Tour

Proudly Presenting: The Grand Tour I’m thrilled to announce my first European tour A big support gig for BBC talent Praise from Will Ferrell’s Funny Or Die The Grand Tour (Not The Car Show) – First Gigs Abroad Known traditionally as a rite of passage through Europe, ‘The Grand Tour’ is my first string of gigs outside the UK. […]

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Wrecking The Bar - Out Now

Wrecking The Bar – A World Cup 2018 Song

“I don’t know the players I don’t know the clubs But I’m wrecking the bar if we lose!…” Everybody’s seen those part-time football hooligans, who lurch out of the woodwork every four years. You’d better get ready for some angry nonsense; because these lads are about to take things a bit too far! I’ve re-written my song ‘Wrecking […]

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5 Of The Best Acoustic Festivals In The UK

5 Of The Best Acoustic Festivals In The UK So you like acoustic festivals? This is a list of five of the best acoustic festivals in England and the UK. And I’m not going to tell you that the best acoustic music in the UK can be found at Glastonbury Festival or The Isle of […]

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Is He Joking? (Live) - 2018 album by Chris Tavener

Is He Joking? (Live) – My New Live Album And DVD Is Here!

The Moment Is Here At Last… I’m ridiculously excited to finally unveil my first ever live album and DVD ‘Is He Joking? (Live)’. Producing this piece of work virtually took over my 2017 and I’m really proud of the outcome. It’s both a collection of my best songs and an exploratory dive into the potential of a one-man show. It’ll be officially released on 27th April […]

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Song In The News – A New Comedy Music Series + Live Dates

Walk on girls, American football and cars in space…It’s just another week in the news! Unlike the excellent photoshop skills in the picture above might suggest, I haven’t been in to space this year…yet. No this picture compiles the recent subject choices for my trial run at a brand new video series called ‘Song In […]

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The Gaslight Club Acoustic Night In Leeds

5 Of The Best Acoustic Nights In The UK

  5 Of The Best Acoustic Nights In The UK So you like acoustic music? Live acoustic music has always been popular in England and the rest of the UK! This ‘best of’ list compiles some of the greatest places to soak up under-the-radar and up-and-coming live music of the acoustic variety. Of course this […]

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