Things do finally seem to be moving forward here in the UK as we ease out of lockdown but still looking very challenging for any sort of return to live music soon.Staying positive though, this has given me a chance to spend more time working on creating new music both for The Cult and with one of my closest friends Mike Peters (more on that below).It has to be said that my Falcon Friday socials Cult song video posts have been really popular but with the end of lockdown I’m gonna move to a more ad hoc drop of videos… Read the full article.
Life in Lockdown… It seems like we all live in different world now since my last news update back at the beginning of March, as so much has changed due to the impact of COVID-19Those of you who follow me on social media will know that I returned to the UK in March intending to spend a break before The Cult shows started in April so ended up caught up in the lockdown here. It worked out well though as my partner Leilani was already here and that meant we could be together… and we even got engaged (and yes… Read the full article.
+So here it is the first big news of the year and as I said in my last message A SONIC TEMPLE is back and coming to some of the places that missed out last year.These are just the first shows to be announced and whilst all will be great the most exciting one will be playing THE MET in Philadelphia. It’s an amazing historic venue and this is only our 6th time paying Philly it definitely not be one to be missed. As a nice symmetry the original Sonic Temple Tour stopped off at the Spectrum in Philly on January… Read the full article.
Another year (and decade) is over and time for my final news update of 2019… so without further ado here’s a review of my year which you can check out here… THE YEAR OF + A SONIC TEMPLE + + 2020 VISION + For those of you concerned that there’s been no “official” news on The Cult plans for 2020 rest assured we will be seeing you. We will be continuing to work on new music but as with the original Sonic Temple tour that ran from 1989 into 1990 we will be back with some more ST shows!For all the… Read the full article.
+ A SONIC TEMPLE + TAKES THE UK It’s been great to be back in the UK and the response to this tour has been amazing. I feel that this line up is on fire and I’m and really enjoying these shows!We felt it would be good to try something different on this run of dates and in Birmingham last week we were joined onstage by a string section to play ‘Edie’ with us which was the first time we’ve ever done that. It’s not something that is planned for all shows but we definitely have a few more surprises up… Read the full article.
Early last year I announced that I was looking at moving on a lot of my memorabilia now that much of it had been photographed and added to my website. What I didn’t realise was just how much time and effort can go into making something like that happen and being so busy with the band meant I just didn’t have that time.Then, this year I saw that Peter Hook, one of my mates from Manchester, was doing exactly what I wanted to do but with his Joy Division collection… he was letting it go back to the fans. The… Read the full article.
+ A SONIC TEMPLE + So, after a long time waiting we are back doing what I love best and that’s playing live. Last weekend we played the first A SONIC TEMPLE shows and judging by the response we received I can tell it’s going to be special. The core of the set focuses on Sonic Temple but we feel that the ‘playing a whole album’ format is a bit jaded and even back in the day of the original tour we never did every song as with any album some tracks are more suited to the live experience. What this… Read the full article.
More live shows… Since I was last in touch there has been a whole bunch of new shows announced with The Cult for May and June going out under the banner ‘A Sonic Temple’.With it being a couple of months away the set list isn’t finalised but expect to hear some of those album tracks that haven’t been played live in quite a while!I’ve been following the ‘addicts’ posts about the tour and appreciate it’s a bit frustrating when you don’t see your country or town appear in these dates but rest assured we are working on more for the… Read the full article.
Another year almost over and time for my final news update of 2018… so without further ado here’s a review of my year which you can check out here… A LOOK BACK AT TWENTY EIGHTEEN… _ A Night at the Theatre… I usually try to get back to the UK over the holiday period to catch up with family and friends and occasionally the stars align to allow me to get involved in jamming with mates. This happened earlier this month when Theatre of Hate were touring and had a show at Manchester University. Those of you who know my musical… Read the full article.
Since my last news update I’ve taken the opportunity of it being a ‘downtime’ in my day job with The Cult to experience some of the most wondeful areas of the world… all right here close to my home on the West coast. I went on two journeys… the first by motorbike and the second on foot and each have give me memories to last for the rest of my life. I’m sharing each story now on my website with plenty of photos for you to enjoy too… On My Bike… Back in the summer I hatched a plan with… Read the full article.