High Wycombe

Second gig of this run of Christmas shows in High Wycombe. A fairly routine drive up to High Wycombe from Kent, apart from the fact that I opened the car window and a bit of grit flew into my eye…

Croydon Fairfield Hall

Well Campers, we are back on the road again after returning from China pretty much a week ago, with the jet lag pretty much dissipated. And what better intro into this run of gigs up to Christmas than the refreshingly…

Gig Shanghai and Goodbye China....

I found out today that absolutely no one drinks the tap water here in the hotel - even the Chinese, you’re supposed to drink the bottled water they put in the rooms - but I’ve been glugging away from the…

Promo Day, Shanghai

Traffic here in Shanghai is completely mad, with plenty of accidents.  Our taxi into town last night, dropped us off adjacent to the cycle lane so that when we exited the vehicle, we had to quickly open the door, jump…

Travel Day to Shanghai

The view from the 17th floor of the Huafa Exhibition Executive Apartments, before we left this AM. At the bottom right, the construction site that has been the bane of our lives for the last 48 hours - there's been…

Zhuhai Concert

The photograph above is of Doug (our sound guys) phone, he googled our location in the hotel last night and found that we were in the water, Google don't always keep their maps up to date, and it turned out…

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Well Campers, today was a day of travel, so there is not much to say - we were supposed to have had a workshop this evening but somehow that didn't happen. Luckily, I've been taking photos of my breakfasts for…

Shenzen 1st concert

The expensive VPN software that I (and others) had bought to circumnavigate Chinese internet restrictions has turned out to be completely useless, but we can all still access most social media sites through 4G on our phones - Google search…

Day 1 China Tour - Travel to Shenzen

Well Campers, here we are back at Heathrow airport for the long flight to Shenzen in China - it's a short tour, just 3 gigs and a workshop - there was a further gig in Langfang, which got cancelled due…

Leamington Spa

Well Campers, it was back in the ukulele saddle again for our last gig before we leave for our tour of China (the fact that I'm calling it a tour is a bit ridiculous as it's only three gigs -…

Gloucester Ukulele Weekender

Paddington Station on the way to Gloucester

This year is the 30th year I've been playing the ukulele. It's pretty hard to remember what it was like back in those days in the late eighties to even buy a half…

MS Europa/Chinese Embassy

After returning from our two date tour of Ireland (Dublin and Belfast) our next gig was on the tuesday - 24 hours later on board the MS Europa cruise ship which we'd played in 2016 and 2017. There are in…