Whilst waiting for the VERY IMMINENT release of the Bitter Springs Album 'The Odd Shower' here's a link to the debut single of my new band 'OLDFIELD YOUTH CLUB'  - you can have a listen on the page and  (if you like it) make a purchase..... 'Our Flowers will Grow' has had  a few radio plays to date which we are delighted about... hope you enjoy...... A number of live gigs coming up too to coincide with the single release  ...  Check out Live dates Here !!!


Just back from a very successful Middlesbrough trip at an all day event at 'Westgarth Social Club' supporting the mighty Nightingales, along with some amazing bands 'Swine Tax, Pellethead, Shug, Year of Birds, and the DEBUT performance from my New Band 'Oldfield Youth Club' who received a very warm response.    Vic Godard is now our Keyboard player for the foreseeable future as we try to finish the ODD SHOWER LP and this was his live debut with us too.   

A big thank you to Mark from bigfigurepromotions.co.uk who put it all together, and gave us a great welcome, and also to everyone who came along to support us.

more details of Oldfield Youth Club here

We have an exciting time ahead with  gigs coming up in July/September and November, full details are on our Events Page .   

Also after the Middlesbrough gig I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit Patrick Fitzgerald (formerly with the magnificent 'Kitchens of Distinction' and now making beautiful music as 'Oskar's Drum' and 'Stephen Hero') - to record a vocal for his new  Stephen Hero album (hopefully he will use it!!) - we also recorded a duet of one of my songs 'Ken' on piano and acoustic guitar.   Myself and Kim also privileged to hear a sample of songs from the new 'Oskar's Drum Album' which sounded immense.  Thanks to Patrick & Karl for making us so welcome.....     

more details of 'Oskar's Drum' here...     

The 2  Bitter Springs 7 inch singles are still available:   the first comprises 2 brand new tunes  LOVE RAT / LESS THAN LOVE on the Tiny Global label and the second is The Addison Brothers ( Vic Godard mix) - this was meant to have Vic's version of Autumn Rendezvous (a Francoise Hardy song) but owing to a manufacturing mix up (don't ask) it now comes with brilliant original artwork on the flip side from Mandy Prowse.     Links below to purchase these:

Addison Brothers/with original artwork on B Side (example of artwork only - various original designs) - Gnu Records

Love Rat/Less Than Love - Tiny Global


As mentioned above, Vic Godard is now playing keyboards for the Bitter Springs and here is a link to a digital download of a song by Vic & Helen McCookerybook - Autumn Rendez-vous and a track from Pellethead - Maguire:

and also the prolific Mr Godard has released a single with the Nightingales 'Commercial Suicide Man' which has been attracting a lot of interest and radio play ... you can get this here:



A FREE DOWNLOAD is attached below of a track from my solo unfinished album 'Like Yer Wounds'  by The Poor Performer... (Peasants & Palace) ... hope you like it....




Another few links to a couple of fine releases on Gnu Records, highly recommended... the delectable ASBO DEREK (our favourites) and the amazing Pellethead...............