Happy 2018!!!

Happy New Year all!

As always woefully overdue with this latest update to my musical exploits as BarneyMusician…sorry (less is more?!)

So…New Years Eve was a blast as I was gigging with my regular band of the moment The Future Shape of Sound (TFSOS on Facebook) at The Royal Standard in Blackheath.  I play keys with this outfit and we have an album out early this year on vinyl. Do please follow us via the Facebook Page (above) – we’ve played Wilderness and Clerkenwell Festivals, loads of great gigs and put on a belter of a show. Here we are toasting in 2018…

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In other news my lovely job as a Primary School Teacher continues with the addition that I am now also teaching ICT as well as music and finding a meeting point between the two with GarageBand which pupils enjoying.

We had a fantastic 2017-18 Christmas Concert at the local church with singing performances from all classes and the choir and string and drumming groups performing also. With attending a gig at Ronnie Scotts (I’m a member!) on the 27th seeing the brilliant and entertaining Liane Carroll and then our gig on NYE it was a fantastic end to a fantastic year – my 50th too!

So for 2018 we have the album launch on vinyl with the band to look forward to and more gigs of course. Do get in touch if you’d like to treat yourself and book the band – a fab night guaranteed!

Last night I was at Ronnie’s again catching my lovely mate Dan Swain playing bass with the superb Alice Russell for a memorable gig. I’ve got tickets to attend Nick Cave in Victoria Park this summer along with attending Twinwoods Festival where hoping to flex our swing-dance moves (Rosie and I still keeping this up…just!).

I also continue to play piano for comedian and cabaret artist Lynn Ruth Miller having written 3 new songs with her in 2017. Her Facebook page also listing her many gigs (she’s 83!) is at https://www.facebook.com/LynnRuthMiller/

I treated myself to a TomTom Bandit camera at Christmas so hoping to get some live footage of various musical capers up here too.

For 2018, I’m hoping to get a CamperVan, do a course in comedy stand-up and try out at it BUT would REALLY love to get some more opportunities to play drum kit and percussion so if you need either (or keys or accordion of course) do get in touch.

If not doing so already do follow my Facebook Page from here and my occasional Tweets (also from here).

Happy 2018 everyone, may it be a truly lovely, happy and fulfilling year for you,

Barney Musician 🙂

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