Monday, 11 August 2014

How does Imelda keep her beautiful complexion? .....Tequila.
Had a fabby gig in San Francisco going on before The Flaming Lips, What a fantastic Band they are, here is lovely Imelda and I with the lovely Wayne Coyne. Great Day!

I know I've missed a load of dates out, but without my little book in front of me I have no idea where we've just been, I DO know that we have just had a very silly day leaving Edmonton at 7am to fly to Burnaby to play at 3.30 then back to the airport to fly to San Fransisco arriving at our beds at 1am.

Edmonton Hillsde Festival, Canada, twas a little drizzly......really nice hire Bass though.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

The Neptune,seattle must've heard baby Violet was coming!

So, where are we now, this is quite a slog, the gigs are great but the travelling -Yeesh!
I don't know my arse from my elbow!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

The Birchmere, Washington ....I think, great gig! laid out like a supper club but was full of die-hard Imelda fans, luckily she read this sign that was hanging in the dressing room before we took to the stage, so we dropped the Rap stuff from the set.

  Another one of my/our favourite places next, BOSTON! The people here did us proud and I think they may have even been a little nuttier than New York! I didn't get any snaps of the gig as like the nob-end that I am I left my camera on the Bus.

  I did however spend a lovely day with groovy people (The Highams) visiting The New England Aquarium which was amazeballs, I ate a small houseworth of Mussels, a boatsworth of Lobster, and a winnybagosworth of Buffalo wings with around four pints of Blue chees dip.
 More band/Imelda pics to come.

I woke wobbling around on the Bus to find this lovely collectible Bowery Ballroom souvenir in the lounge, I have no reccollection of how this came about.

Wow! New York was fantastic!, The old Bowery Ballroom was jumping, and Tony Visconti came back after which was super-ace!
  Have a look at this though, the backdrop Imelda had ordered turned up today and she resembles the guy from the Goonies, anyhoo Imelda being Imelda she took it upon herself to fix the problem, needless to say its been sent back, you have to laugh Bahahaha!!!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Cool, played Canadas Hillside festival, which was great if not a little Hippy-ish then on to Toronto which was chockers and mental!
We are now in New York, had a lovely night out with Trev last night in East village eating 'Fighting Irish' Buffallo wings and drinking Toasted Beer, yumptious!
Tonight we play the famous Bowery Ballroom, I had a walk around the corner to visit the old site of CBGBs which was a little sad as its now an overpriced clothes shop - Poops.

Friday, 25 July 2014

A strange way to start a tour indeed....Imelda went out early to Canada for a few promo things and the lads went a couple of days later, Darrel and I are in Sweden playing a Katmen gig with Slim Jim, We go onstage in 12 hrs time and tomorrow we're onstage with Imelda in Canada to start the three and a half week tour of Canada & U.S!
  After a more than emotional goodbye to Saff and little one it feels like my limbs are strewn all over the place, I can't wait to settle in my bunk and get stuck in but I have to say I miss everyone already, My family and my road family.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Oooooh, look what flopped onto my mat today, The Imelda May 'TRIBAL' Canada & U.S tour 2014 Instruction and survival guide, inside this baby is a wealth of information for survival on the Imelda May tour Bus, such as tips on carving a bamboo breathing tube to cut through the forest of Humidifiers, only buy food that noone else likes and always pretend youre much more sober than you actually are, and of course the old wear three socks to bed rule.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Phwoarrr!!! What a beautiful picture, gorgeous! mouth-wateringly stunning, such beauty should be shared, be still my beating heart,.....and If you look closely...Imelda is sitting behind them.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Well well, great trip from the Pair'o'knees mountains to Barcelona and Cannes, lovely weather and great crowds although when we got to Galway I found that the Irish crowd really do cack on everyone from a great height when it comes to 'going for it', we also had a great Band supporting us called 'The Whereabouts', watch this space- they were great!
 It was great spending time with good people and even better getting off my two hour delayed plane home to Birmingham to find myself at Dr Sketchys Tiki afternoon, I know some great people!

Friday, 18 July 2014

....To cut a long story short we just had a lovely trip to Cannes where the weather was glorious and the company was even better!
  Great outdoor festival with Booker T and Joss Stone on the lineup, We went down a storm,and rightly so, Imelda and the boys are bostin!
 Off to Galway now, where the weather suits my clothes.

Monday, 14 July 2014

...It's been a while so lets give you a quick lowdown on where we're at at the mo....
   I ran Edinburgh Marathon, so get me, well done Al me old son, I've been gigging with The Katmen, My Darling Clementine and Pete Williams but now the lovely Imelda May is back, although she never really went away, we've just released 'Tribal' her new Album (although not released everywhere as yet) along with a bum full of videos which should be on youtube, go and have a look!
  We also have new management so new beginnings and all that, this year has seen Imelda at her most creative, writing and recording with a host of artistes but you don't need me to go into all that do you? no! because that would make this blog have a point to it, and we can't have that can we.
  So, here is a load of memories from the past couple of years that mean nothing to anyone but me.

Worth the wait.....