We have just returned from a short trip to the USA to visit family and friends. While there we had an opportunity to play at some events in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas.
We are now getting ready for our Autumn concert series in the UK, which starts in Edinburgh and ends in Bodmin, Cornwall. Click on the image for further information at our website.
Once these concerts are over, Noel will be travelling to Hungary, Ukraine and Romania for the Ez Az A Nap Roadshow, which visits 11 cities to promote the vision for the stadium event in Budapest on July 18th 2020.
Travelling is not without it's hazards. In 2014, the neck on Noel's Avalon Americana snapped off. After the Avalon luthiers worked their magic, the guitar gave five more years of service until this last trip to the US, when it finally snapped off for the last time!!
It's always sad when something like this happens but we try not to be too sentimental over these tools of our trade.
With a series of concerts coming up, we needed to get a replacement guitar urgently.
This is when good instrument insurance really pays off. Our insurance company enabled us to buy this Taylor Grand Pacific Builder's Edition 717e WHB guitar within a few days. Check out this guitar by clicking on the image.
If you are a gigging musician you need to contact Lark Musical Insurance. They have provided us with excellent cover for many years, at competitive prices.
We are now planning our US/UK/Europe schedule for 2020, so do write, if you want us to play in your area.
Brennan Manning spent the last forty years of his life helping others experience the reality of God’s love and grace. It was at the heart of everything he wrote and did. A recovering alcoholic and former Franciscan priest, his spiritual journey took him down a variety of paths. He taught seminarians, spoke to packed arenas, lived in a cave and laboured with the poor in Spain, and ministered to shrimpers in Alabama. Brennan is best known as the author of the contemporary classics, The Ragamuffin Gospel, Abba’s Child, Ruthless Trust, The Importance of Being Foolish, Patched Together, and The Furious Longing of God.
A new studio recording of Wayne Drain's song "While You Are Sleeping" has just been released by Gateway Music as a Digital single. .
It features a version sung by Wayne, another version sung by Melissa Jackson and an instrumental only version.
Available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.
Listen & Download for Free
Since most people are now streaming our songs on Spotify, other platforms and some no longer own a CD player, we thought it would be a good idea to make all our songs available for free at our website. You can leave us a 'tip' if you so desire.
For those of you who still want to own CDs, they are available at £5 (plus shipping)
Click on the image to listen. Enjoy!
Thanks for taking the time to read this update.
We look forward to seeing you on our travels in the coming months.