Winter’s End

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They say to live a long life you should have daughters – I’m lucky enough to have two who, believe it or not, are willing to spend a Saturday night with their old man instead of going out clubbing. So, off we went to a local am-dram theatre production of Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime (originally a short story by Oscar Wilde), which I have to say was excellent. It took me back to student days in the 70’s when, as part of a series of lunchtime recitals, I played the Poulenc flute sonata at the same theatre – 50 years later, I’m still practising that tricky last movement…

Amy & John

The previous night I was down in Chepstow with Beatrix Players at Winters End Progressive Rock Festival. I played there 2 years ago with JHB and it was great to be back (not just for the food!). Congratulations to Stephen Lambe, Sonicbond Promotions and the rest of the team for putting on such a terrific and well organised event. Thanks also to Gabe and Graham for excellent sound and stage management.

Next up for me are the final two gigs of April – both with John Hackett Band. The first will be in Halifax on Friday 19th of April at Square Chapel Arts Centre, where we’ll be sharing the evening with the wonderful Joanne Harris and the #Storytime Band. The John Hackett Band & Joanne Harris and The Storytime Band Then Saturday 20th of April JHB will be in Aylesbury at Queens Park Arts Centre. My mum will be in the audience so it’s sure to be a party!The John Hackett Band at Queens Park Arts Centre, Aylesbury

On a final more serious note, we were all hugely relieved to see Steve back on his feet after his recent health scare in Phoenix. It was lovely to read all the kind comments and well wishes from so many of his fans.