Bring on 2013!

It is, sadly, too late to post this with the title “Happy New Year” – but here goes…

I’ve seen plenty of people asking how 2013 can possibly live up to the wonders that 2012 had to offer.  On a National scale, that may well be the case; 2012 was a Jubilee year, and was the year of a triumphant London Olympics – not to mention the fact that Norwich City Football Club survived to stay up in the Premier League.

On a personal level, however, my first gig of 2013 last weekend, with Crystal Bats, was a belter, while tomorrow sees a return to teaching at Sistema In Norwich, to which I’m very much looking forward.

There are plenty of exciting things planned for 2013 – including more shows with Crystal Bats, a debut album with Witchers (our first studio release since the Throw Your Books Into The Fire EP in July 2010), potentially the biggest ever Keyboard Camp Residential Course, and even a film appearance!  So yes, 2013 is shaping up to be pretty good!

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Bacc For The Future campaign

If, like me, you are both surprised and a little dismayed that the plans for a new Baccalaureate Curriculum completely exclude the study of creative subjects – including music, as well as design and technology, drama and art – you should check out the Bacc For The Future website.

I’m sure you will agree with me that this is an important issue, and that education as a whole will suffer from the lack of creative subjects in schools.

Music To Watch Girls By, with the Joe Ringer Band

I shall be playing piano with the Joe Ringer Band for this nostalgic concert series.

Find yourself transported back to those cool, easy listening days of the 50s & 60s when you will be treated to the hits of Frank Sinatra, Burt Bacharach, Dusty Springfield, Bobby Darin, Aretha Franklin and many more of your favourite artists.

Top vocalist Joe Ringer leads his 8-piece band through a selection of truly classic favourites to create a laid back, swinging night to remember.

So, if you ‘Just Don’t Know What To Do With Yourself’, grab your ‘Wives & Lovers’ and enjoy ‘Music to Watch Girls by’, with matinée and evening shows on 17th November 2012, at The Fisher Theatre, Bungay, and another evening show at Dereham Memorial Hall on 22nd February 2013.

Get tickets for the two performances at The Fisher Theatre on 17th November 2012 here.  Tickets for the performance at Dereham Memorial Hall on 22nd February 2013 will be available soon.