This month sees TWO reunions; the first reunion is of my old band Mauve la Biche. We are supporting the Cary Grace band at The King Arthur, Glastonbury, Saturday March 25th. Founder member Andy Budge and myself will be joined by David Payne on drums and Victoria Reyes on Keys and Vocals. I’m also playing guitar in the Cary Grace band that night. Expect psychedelic visuals, vintage synths and over-long guitar solos! I’ve been writing a lot of new material for this gig, and we are currently in the studio working on a new record; more news on this to follow!
Secondly, on March 27th, I’ll be in New York for another reunion: a one-night only concert staging of Tales of the City the Musical, which I co-wrote with Jake Shears. Many of the original creative team are planning on being there, including Jeff Whitty, Jason Moore, Stephen Oremus, Travis Greisler, Cian McCarthy and the wonderful Betsy Wolfe, who was instrumental in organising the event with the O’Neill Center. The narration/stage directions will be read out by Armistead Maupin himself! Back in 2009, we workshopped Tales of the City at the O’Neill Center in Connecticut, and it was a joyous, inspiring experience. I’m humbled that they have chosen to stage our musical for this evening celebrating their legacy. We are collectively honoured to support The Trevor Project, who will share jointly the benefit of the funds raised at the concert – more about their important work here.
If you are anywhere near either event in time or space, I hope you can join us. Both events promise to be very special and represent projects of which I am equally proud.