Hey hey all you lovely blog readers… thanks for stopping by again!

Have had an action packed few weeks!

I recently spent an afternoon in Worlds End studios with the brilliant Gary Connolly, ‘The Irish Photographer’ shooting some new promo shots – Gary took me out of my comfort zone completely.

Some of the gorgeous clothes I wore were provided by Beaux Bows boutique of Georges Street Arcade. Ailbhe, (the very quirky & stylish owner) v. kindly trusted me with some of her new A/W collection and there were some fab pieces in there that I couldn’t resist buying afterwards – so thanks again Ailbhe.

Make up was by the brilliant Caroline Geraghty with styling by Lynne Gorman so huge thanks for all your assistance guys – much appreciated. Here’s the result.

Music wise, on the original front I’ve been busy with both Corrugated Tunnel and Grooveboy doing the following live p.a.’s

-Mystik Fest, Wicklow
-Pygmalion, Dublin
-Carphone Warehouse, ‘Endless Summer’ campaign (Cork & Dublin)
-Mantra, Maynooth (kicking off a monthly residency)
-Dunshaughlin Harvest Fest

Cheers to Al Keegan and co for having me for the Mystik Fest gig, Lynn Hunter PR for booking us for the Carphone Warehouse marketing campaigns and of course Edwin James, Karl Lambert, Tony Pugh, Del Fortune and the Lay Deep boys for all their hard work with me to date.

Writing wise I’ve 3 brand new tunes in the bag with Grooveboy in the last couple of weeks also so looking forward to putting down the vocal for each of those.

Last Saturday I performed my last Motown gig with the Jewelettes in The Mill Theatre, Dundrum. Over the years we’ve had some amazing times, played some amazing venues and performed for some amazing people so it was pretty emotional singing with my best friends for the very last time – BUT, there comes a time for change and now is that time. Wishing the girls and of course all of my good pals in The Jewelettes Motown Big Band the very best with the band going forward.

In between all of that I did the wedding of the gorgeous Elaine & Kevin in Rathfarnham. Peter and Ramona in Blessington and also Shirley & Sinead in Blessington – three beautiful ceremonies and pre-dinner entertainment all round!

And finally – in between all of the above – the Dubs brought Sam home.. special times!!!!

Until next time 😉