ZOOOOOM choir: this Wednesday 16th June

As I think you know, it will be zoom choir with a difference this Wednesday.

After the success of the unscheduled “Cornish clifftop zoom choir’  back in April,  I will be running zoom choir this Wednesday from a narrowboat near Bath!

Will try and give you a taste of the inside and outside of the boat.

I think we will be doing a lot of straight singing through our favourites and there will be no “youtube teaching of new material ”….so just get your diaphragms ready for a full-scale “blow the dust off your pipes” event! Maybe even bring a glass of something nice!

Running order


Mercy Mercy (with keys)

Walking on my own

Va pensiero

Adio Querida



Anthem of the week

Take me home country road: John Denver


Paper Moon

A rose is a rose


Move on up

Picture in a frame

Great camp meeting

Walking on my own

Into the great wide open



See you there at 7.30 as per almost usual x

Shop Window : prototype performance this Sat pm

Rather late in the day I know but if any of you are in town this afternoon, Saturday 5th June  you would be welcome to come to watch a half hour performnce of my London band’s dance/gig/theatre show called:

Shop Window

We are doing it with the amazing dancer, Ella Mesma and my funk band The Doomsday Dance Band and telling a tale about the benefits of feeling the groove and moving to the music to feel great.

The show is at 4pm and lasts 35 minutes

The Galleries,
25 Union Gallery,
Bristol, BS1 3XD

We are doing the show in the former edinburgh Woolen Mill in the shopping centre.

We will be doing the full show at the end of July and today is just a first showing , but it is looking and sounding great so if any of you are in town and want a free boogie do please drop in by 3.55.

all best ,




What larks!

Dear BV’ers,

thank you so much to all of you who came last night.

It was an incredibly heartening experience to meet you all again after so long and to hear you sing!

Next time we will try moving up the playground towards the bus which will help with the acoustics, so you will be able to hear better.

Next time  (all being equal 9th June) we will start with a warm up and a simple round:



Mercy Mercy

May the Road

Bristol Ho!

Day like this


Looking forward to seeing you then!



Also just to mention I am  still looking for 2 or 3 more people to join the Hidden Gems singing weekend in Bath 3rd-5th September. Do talk to me/contact me if you want any further info…full details are viewable here:



Finally some of you wanted the link to the government singing petition, so here it is: