End of year review
So been not the year I imagined it would and we have all had a tough one so won’t dwell on that. I started the year expecting to be promoting my latest album “Come” but after touring in the UK (with L.Don Okami), Italy, Canada (with Dave Rocket, Joey Burke and Chris Walton) and USA I had to come home just before the end of the US and Canada last dates and cancel the whole of the European tour with my friend Greg Rekus. I did get to do a few shows in the summer with my buddy AJ Simmonds (whose’s EP I record and mixed) and a few bits and pieces (including my 2500 solo show!!!) In total I managed 54 shows which was not bad going considering, but for me pretty low. However Lockdown introduced me to the Livestream! It took some getting used to at first I will say and I am not the most tech person so took a while to understand it all. But I managed 33 Livestreams in the end with my last one coming on Patreon on New Years Eve.
Patreon was another new thing to me. A subscription platform where people can support my music and get exclusive content. I made an EP of Original songs, a 25 track covers album, a Christmas album… as well as rarities and interesting material (such as behind the scenes studio including tips on how to home studio and a David Bowie’s Bromley video Tour) as well as tour diaries and my full end of year review.
So I can’t thank my 31 Patreons enough and hope to gain more in 2021!
Having time at home also meant time to work on stuff that had been put on the back burner a bit due to heavy touring schedules. I finished drafting my book quiet (and now it’s in the editing stage after 5 re drafts and maybe 6 years in the works) I also finished off my album lost (which I had started in 2016) a trip hop album, which was a new Avenue of music I had not explored before.
All proceeds go to IMHP (UK) and Brain Aid (USA) mental health Charities.
I also not only learnt how how to make videos (partly due to breaking my YouTube channel) made a video for Numbers Game from Come and Twitch (with my friend Babar Luck) and Lost from Lost.
On top of all that I have demoed 9 new albums (possibly my last ???)Thanks so much to my Patreons, all who bought records and merch etc… and for everybody who has continued to support me through these hard times. You are all most Excellent. Hopefully see you all in person in 2021!!!