Ghent is Beautiful, Love Belgium!


Blog update 16/5/16

I’ve been doing lots and lots of gigs lately, so I feel like this blog has been a little neglected. One who lives the life of a travelling musician should know that the many hours of travel, the late nights, the fast food diet, the sometimes sleeping on couches etc can leave a man want only one thing: SLEEP! And yes I got some, so here I am!

Denmark has been my temporary home for a lot of tours the last few months, and it’s been rocking. The live music scene is booming up there in pubs all over and I’m so happy to have a foothold there. In April I played for two weeks in The Old Irish Pub in Aalborg in North Denmark, where I had lots of fun nights. It was a blast! After Denmark I got back to Holland to play most of my usual gigs around the place, like my favourite Paddy Murphy’s Irish Pub in Rotterdam and a new venue Cafe Pursers in Rotterdam also was really cool. Live music in Holland is by no means dead, it’s just there are lots of people living here and not so many gigs I guess in proportion.

My last weekend I did a great weekend of gigs in a really beautiful Irish Pub, called Patrick Foley’s in Ghent, Belgium. I had a fantastic time there. The food was great, the Guinness was great, the staff were very friendly and helpful and the audience rocked! what more can this travelling troubadour ask for? I had a stroll around the city on my Saturday afternoon, as is a new habit for me I like to get a look around and feel like a tourist of sorts.. I found a cosy little belgium cafe where I indulged in a Lungo (double espresso) and a heated scone, which sure pepped me up and recovered me from any indulgence in the Guinness the night before! The craic was had, songs were sung and my weekend ended at 1am Sunday morning. I broke down my PA, packed it in my Peugeot and set the TOM TOM for Delft, my home away from home. First thing though before I took off, I opened up spotify and got some driving music ready to keep me awake for the 2hr night drive  – a bit of Ben Howard and some Kings of Leon! Oh yeah and i turned it up and sang along too like a mad man hahaha. Happy days as I now enjoy normal life sitting in Delft! Till the next post!