Welcome to 2020!

Welcome to 2020!


Hello all – and a Happy new Year!

Last summer’s festival season proved to be my busiest ever – mostly sound engineering, but also performing, MCing and stage managing. In fact the events continued well into the Autumn, with the final blast at the Leeds CCE 50th Anniversary weekend at Leeds Irish Centre.

That was officially my last outing as a festival sound engineer. 13 years ago, I joined up with Graham Bradshaw of CV Audio to run sound on the second stage at a few festivals. Now, after all these years, over 100 festivals and a couple of thousand acts, it’s time to hang up the live sound engineer’s headphones for me.

Recording projects have continued though, and will continue from now on – 3 CDs recently completed for clients and another on the way.

An absolute joy for me has been making music on a regular basis with Paul Archer and Martin Matthews as Archer, Matthews, Russell. November saw our first public gigs at Stockton, Darlington and Whitby.

We are taking a break until July 2020 because of family health matters – after that, we have some gigs booked – see listings below!

12/07/2020 TRIO Guisborough Folk Club

16/07/2020 TRIO Topic Folk Club, Bradford

13-16/08/2020 TRIO – one full day TBC at Saltburn Folk Festival

22-23/08/2020 TRIO – two days at the start of Whitby Folk Week