|Happy Christmas every one
|Another year under the belt
and another notch! I've spent a good part of the year back in
Dublin my old hometown, but the monthly Cushy club has survived
and continues to play an important part in my music and that
of a few other artists, I hope. My undying thanks to every one
who contributes in making it so.
|I've had to do with out my
rhythm, bottom and bone of late, this month I will be similarly
unfettered. Mrs Paul (drums) is expecting at any time and John
(bottom) will be in Greece furthering the Hefner cause. Jackie
(bone) has been offered
paid work at some fancy corporate do, though she is threatening
to make a late appearance. I shall be there regardless with my
RHATIGAN song sheet ready to regale
you with tunes of your choice
|The Cushy Christmas party is
usually very busy so I recommend booking tickets in advance not
least as there is a lot of interest in my guests.
PARK have come to the attention of London 'live music'
aficionados, for putting on extravagant theme based shows. The
scale and ambition of these productions, the most recent being
a thoroughly entertaining night at Shoreditch Town Hall, means
that they do not play very often. Arguably the fantastic production
on these occasions has tended to obscure some great song writing
as evidenced on their debut eponymous album which is out now
on Belgium based Cutty Shark Records. They are
an acoustic based quartet of voodoo cajun country folk madness,
which stripped back to it's roots should be perfect for the 12
|It's nearly a year since my
friends THE LONG GOOD
LUCK were last here. It's been a year which has seen them
go from strength to strength with the release of their debut
single 'She's in Control' on Evil
World Records, a follow up should be expected next year.
Framed with bass and viola, lyricist Eugene sings his tormented
lust ballads from bitter experience it is almost impossible not
to empathise with his songs about doomed nights out and dancing
at the Loughbourough Hotel.
|First on is a tall (6'4'')
young songwriter called JOHN LACY
from Yorkshire I believe. I don't know any more than that!
|I should also mention that
in a fit of madness I decided to make this a Victorian theme
party and the first 10 people to come dressed accordingly will
be admitted free, for the rest of you it will be £5 or
£4 with flyers ... Doors
|Boookings 0171 2092248