Pub love

We arrived in Kentish Town in the spring of 2012 with one simple aim; take an ailing and decrepit old local boozer and bring it back to life. After undergoing a tough, boot-camp style selection process, we finally got the news that we’d been chosen to take the lease on The Grafton, a sorry pub…

Songs From The Archives

I recently found a long-forgotten email account, in which I discovered rafts of equally long-forgotten recordings. Having spent a nostalgic afternoon revisiting them all, I thought I’d share a few favourites with you. Here & Now – Demo Slave – Radio Live Session Sing For Me – Demo So Nice – Radio Live Session Hey Ya – Outkast Cover, The…

The Obscure Tour Revisited

The Obscure Tour will endure amongst my happiest memories for life. Top-3 career highlight for sure. I put it across to fans to decide where our intimate tour of obscure locations should take us and the requests came in in droves; from art galleries to college canteens to granny’s kitchen. We chose 6 locations over…

The Gipsy Queen

With our first baby The Grafton well and truly grown up, Joel and I had been looking for another project to get stuck into for a while. My brother Aidan, who’s been working with us from day one, really needed a new challenge and was being completely crippled by London rents, so a new pub to move into with…

Silly Season

I noticed it has been a couple of, er, years (years?) since my last blog post so thought I’d venture back into the realm of writing things down. Here goes… So in what I’m pretty sure will live on as the most ludicrously stressful three months OF MY ENTIRE LIFE, I went through some fairly life-changing projects…